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Norwegian Championship 27th to 29th of June Bergen

The 2019 Norwegian Championship took place in Bergen on the west coast. 8 races in wind from 3 m/s to 12 m/s was organized by Milde Sailing Club. 34 boats were on the starting lie with Damian Borras sailing with Alexandra Wang as the eventual winners. But as the National champion must be a Norwegian citizen then the no 2 Jostein Grødem and Karen Kristoffersen became the 2019 winners.  Totto Hartman made his comeback in the Snipe Class together with his son Georg taking the second place (for Norwegian Nationals). Former National Champion and Nordic Champion back in the 80’s but not sailed Snipe for many years, their performance was impressive.  Trond Aaroe and Arild Toerresdal local sailors from Milde took the bronze. Organizing races in the Krossfjord can be very challenging due to in some places the depth is close to 600 meters. Moving marks required a lot of work and skill. The Milde Sailing Club ran a perfect event.  The last race was held in 12 m/s and the long fetch resulted in waves that did capsize many boats. It was very positive for us that 3 boats from Kristiansund Sailing Club took the long journey to attend.  As a close neighbor to a boarding school, all sailors from out of town could rent a room with breakfast and a 5-minute walk to the boats. The Women’s Club of the Sailing Club organized all catering with the dinner and prizegiving taking place at the boarding school and again underlined the social strength of the Snipe Class. The week before the championship Damian Borras ran a tuning and training clinic. The interest for his training increased when sailors discovered that all the winners in the club regatta was tuned and trained by him. His advice made a lot of improvements and we hope that he will take time to return next year. The local fleet at Milde Sailing Club is steadily growing and is now at around 35 boats. Up to 27 are often in attendance at the evening regattas.  5 years ago, the decision was made to move boats from a bigger yacht club to this small local club with an enthusiastic staff, short distance to the race course,  good race officers and a kitchen staff that rounds off every evening with waffels. The social part is important for discussion and also keeping the ones in the back of the fleet motivated.  Next year’s National Championship will be in Fredrikstad Sailing Club, at the far east of Norway—very famous and known for good racecourses.  Geir Myre Norwegian National Secretary

Snipe Bulletin

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Summer 2019 Snipe Bulletin  

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