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Dear Sailors and Friends! GoSAILlNGTeam is proud to be invited by Fireball Slovenia to organize Fireball Worlds in 2013. The idea of cooperation of Sailing clubs in organizing big events is already a long ongoing practice in Slovenia. GoSAILlNG Team members have many years of experience in organizing various events and have participated in many more. Katarina and Bojan were also among the key members in the Team that successfully organized 2004 Fireball Europeans.

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Together with The Class,Yachting Club Portoroz and the local 'cornmunitv, we would deliver a charming event, with a lot of social program in the biggest Slovenian marina, in one of the most beautiful bays of North Adriatic, where sun and wind are making us happy most days of the year. After our last organized event, Musto Skiff Europeans in 2011, we are full of energy and ready to go for another regatta. Least but not last - GoSAILlNG policy says - that part of Entry Fee goes to charitable purposes, so this kind of social involvement would be included as well.

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We are all looking forward to a new challenge and to another great Sailing Week in 2013. See you in Portorofl

PRESENTATION

were once salt pans of Lucija. Today there are more than a thousand berths available in the sea, on shore and in two hangars. It is a safe port, in all winds, located in theprotected eastern part of the Gulf of Piran, where the conditions for safe navigation and recreational sailing are stable throughout the year. Many big events were held in the small bay, including RC44 Circuit, Star Class Worlds, Soling Europeans, Opti Europeans, Extreme 40 Worlds and last year - MPS Europeans. More than 30 regattas are regularly sailed every year, with support of 5 sailing clubs.

Marina Portoroz is the first marina built on Slovenia's Coast (total shore line of 46km!). Planning began as far back as 1974 and the marina was constructed on areas that were there

Today - modern Marina Portoroz offers mentioned boat facilities, two restaurants, apartments and rooms, small fitness, swimming pool, tennis courts, other recreational playing ground, mini golf and specialized stores.

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September is one of the most pleasant months in Portoroz as long the weather is concerned. The hottest summer days are over but the weather can be still nice and warm. The average maximum daily temperature is 23.9° C. Even if September is the month with the highest monthly precipitation average, this events are rather short lasting and intensive.

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Social program is important part of big Sailing events for dinghies and Slovenia is known as "party country". Therefore the program promises nice events will go on during the week of sailing. Let us just give you a taste: • Coffee and donuts every morning on racing days • Pasta and beer after sailing • Fireball Europeans Opening Ceremony and dinner • Fireball Worlds Opening Ceremony with buffet and Prize giving for Europeans • Dinner with distinguished guests (Slovenian Olympians, ...) • After party with live music • Prize giving with Raffle Drawing and closing ceremony

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Under "Top 5" we will be informing you about useful and interesting facts about Slovenia, so you (and whoever will be coming with you) can enjoy the stay in our beautiful country as much as possible. • TOP 5 PLACESto visit • TOP 5 DISHESto taste • TOP 5 WINES • TOP 5 SOUVENIRS and more. Let us give you an idea about the TOP 5 FACTS about Slovenia: 1. Slovenia (Capital: Ljubljana) is an independent democratic republic since 1991 2. Slovenia is an EU member since 2004 3. Population: 2 Million 4. Currency: EUR 5. Official Language: Slovenian (Other languages spoken: English, German, Italian)


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Fireball Slovenia proudly remembers September of 2004 when we have hosted European Championship in cooperation with JK Olympic - sailing club located in the very heart of lzola, where championship was held (from September 18th to September 24th, 2004). The event was combined with Slovenian nationals 2004 on September 16th and September 17th, 2004. There was a nice report on the 2004 Yacht&Yachting Magazine by Jonathan Bale:

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S LOVENIA With one race scheduled for the final day and a Bora forecast the fleet set to sea with some anticipation. Anyone of the first four boats was in with a chance of taking the title. After two general recalls the fleet eventually got away. As the leaders reached the bottom of the first run the Bora arrived. The wind shifted by ninety degrees or more and quickly jumped to over thirty knots! With a good proportion of the fleet upturned by the wind and the breeze still building the race team were left with no choice but to abandon the final race. Tomas and Jan were European Champions heading up a continental European 1-2-3. A final word must go to the Slovenians who proved exceptional hosts to the event. Oh and yes they really did provide free beer in the boat pack after racing each day!"

The UK Fireball Fleet has tended to dominate the World and European Championships over the last few seasons. However, competition has been steadily building in continental Europe, with at least three crews entering the event on the back of Olympic 470 campaigns. The Slovenian Nationals, sailed on the two days leading up to the European Championships, was cut short due to the Arrival of the Bora. The Bora is cold north-easterly wind blowing from the Alps which at it's most intense can reach 100 knots. Day one of the European Championships (and post Bora) it was hot and sunny with a five to seven knot wind on a trapezoid course. The Czechs of Martin Kubovy and Roman Rocek followed by Tomas Musil and Jan Stantejsky made the best of the light airs. The second day and more light airs. Tomas and Jan demonstrated that these conditions were to their liking by taking a second race win and a third place to leave them leading overall. The Swiss pairing of Urs Schaer and Ruedi Moser moved up into second spot overall from Britain's Dave Wade and Richard Wagstaff in third.

Among Fireball sailors Fireball Slovenia is known as a good host, providing events with heigh level racing, but at the same time putting a lot of effort into social events and that is probably the reason why some foreign sailors keep coming to Slovene Nationals year after year. We are very happy to be your host again in 2013! Welcome! fjDr=~/:::;

Day three saw more breeze and a change to triangle and sausage type courses. The Brits hoped to revel in these conditions; however after three races sailed it was the Swiss Usr & Ruedi who headed the leader board. Tomas and Jan had slipped to second. Dave & Richard maintained their third spot but were now being pressed hard by the young Croatians, Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic. After the layday courses. Tomas conditions taking move up to third

it was a return to lighter winds and trapezoid and Jan once again proved they liked these the overall lead from Usr and Ruedi. Sime and Igor spot from Dave & Richard.

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FIREBALL SLOVENIA - EVENT HOST Miha Kavcic, class president info@fireball.si (SUBJECT: FB(WC

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GoSAllING - EVENT ORGANIZER info@gosailing.si (SUBJECT: FBL WC 2013)

APPLY FOR NEWSLETTER info@gosailing.si (SUBJECT: NEWSLETTER)

TOURIST INFO (in 26 languages) www.slovenia.info

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ACCOMMODATION One out of many advantages of Portoroz, as sailing venue, is close distance of all facilities and the variety of choices - from Luxury Hotels through family hotels to apartments and hostels or camping. Organizer suggests 4 accommodation-options, specially priced for FBLWorlds participants:

1. Apartments - Marina Residence (****) www.marinap.sifen/residence Apartments of 3 different sizes on site (inside Marina

3. Residence (bungalows) - Residence Maestral

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.www.maestralresidence.si Bungalows and rooms at 8' drive or 40' walk from the Venue

2. Hotel- Hotel Lucija (***) www.metropolgroup.si Closest hotel to the Venue, at walking distance (7') with swimming pool, saunas,... Perfect for families. For other hotels in the Bernardin group - see .bemardingroup.si

4. Camping - Kamp Lucija www.metropolgroup.si Camping at 10' walking distance from boat park.

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