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A Great Time For All at the DII European Championships - 20th to 24th May - Yacht Club de Toulon, France
The Division II European Championship weekend was organized on the Heegermeer by WaterSportvereniging Heeg, in collaboration with the IWA (International Windsurfing Association) and the Division II Class Association. The Division II windsurf board is a former Olympic class from 1988 and 1992, with which Stephan van den Berg, among others, sailed the Olympic Games. [more]
Participants came from all over Europe and beyond, namely Greece, France, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The international official and judge of the event, Bruno Marques, appointed by the IWA, came from Brazil.
In addition to a great series of 11 races, the participants are also treated to a fun program with a barbecue and a true eleven-city experience. On Saturday afternoon various participants surfed through Heeg to Watersportcamping Heeg, where after a beach start a competition was sailed over various pools and ditches behind Heeg.
In the end Petros Katsareas from Greece became European Champion in the A-class, the class with the traditional harness from 1988. Fellow Greek Chris Valavanis was second and Kay Buerger from Germany was third.
In the C-class with modern rigging, the Frenchman Alain Cadre has become European Champion. Irek Kutyla from Poland was second and Dutchman Vincent Thoms from Scheveningen finished in a deserving third place.
The Division 2 European Championships began on Thursday 30th May, continuing until Sunday 2nd June at the Heegermeer in Friesland (The Netherlands), hosted by WaterSportvereniging Heeg. Competitors were greeted on the first day of competition with too much wind and waves, keeping the fleet ashore until finally the race committee decided to cancel for the day. However, on the plus side, this gave everyone a chance to get to know each other, check out the kit and swap stories.
On Friday there was a good wind and we were able to finish 3 races. So, a good day in comparison to the day before. Greek Veteran, Petros Katsareas, winner of the first race, finished the day at the top of the A category Leaderboard but with the same number of points as German Grandmaster, Kay Buerger, and Greek Veteran Stratos Efthyvoulidis is in third. In the C category, French Veteran, Alain Cadre, stole the show with three wins, a clear 5 points ahead of his nearest rival Grandmaster Vincent Thoms from the Netherlands and Brit Grandmaster, Peter Murray, in third. All to play for in the coming days.
The day was rounded off with a BBQ with new friends, all looking forward to tomorrow - another match and another great day on the water in this beautiful place.
This year, the ID2CA 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on June 1st during the Division 2 European Championships event (May 29th to June 2nd) in Pharshoeke, Heeg, Friesland,Netherlands.
Additional details regarding the time and location of the meeting and a dial-in information (for those that will not be at the event) and agenda, will be published in the next few weeks.
We hope to see you all in Pharshoeke, Heeg.
DIVISION II EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
29th May to 2nd June 2019 - Heegermeer, Friesland, Netherlands
Notice of Race
The ID2CA 2018 European Championship took place 4-9 September in Portoroz, Slovenia, a famous sailing spot and a well known tourist destination.
The weather was almost Mediterranean - warm and sunny, except a short interval on Friday 7/9, but the wind was very light sea breeze from 6 to 9 knots. Due to this the race committee had difficulty carrying out the planned racing program. So on Wednesday 5/9/ three courses were conducted with wind up to 8 knots and on Thursday 6//9 three more courses were conducted with lighter sea breeze. Read More . . .
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The ID2CA 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place during the DII European Championship event, Thursday Sept 6th, in Portoroz, Slovenia. Additional details regarding the time and location of the meeting and a dial-in information (for those that will not be at the event) and agenda, will be published in the next few weeks
Minutes of the ID2CA 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on September 7th in Hungary have now been published.
Formerly the International Displacement Division of Sailboards (Division II) Association, the ID2CA has been formed to regroup windsurfers sailing Division II sailboards as well as to promote and develop again the Div II Class throughout the world.
A Division II sailboard is defined as a round bottom sailboard built to International Displacement Division Measurement Rules initially set by the International Board Sailing Association (IBSA) and approved by the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) from 1979 to 1992. An objective of ID2CA is the conception and production of new Division II boards and sails using new technologies, according to its Class Rules (effective 1st January 2017).
ID2CA Class Rules (CR) specify 3 types of sail:
Type A (CR 3.8)
Triangular 'one-design', short-battened sails with maximum sail area of 6.5 sq.m.
Type B (CR 3.9)
Open in design, fully battened, with a maximum sail area of 7.5 sq.m.
Type C (CR 3.10)
Open in design and use of materials; with maximum sail: size 9.5 sq.m for men, 8.5 sq.m for women.
Skeg (CR 3.4 )
Mast (CR 3.5)
The length of the mast for "Type A" rigs shall not exceed 4800mm measured from the deck at the mast foot.
Boom (CR 3.6)
The size of the boom is optional for "Type A" and "Type B"
During the regatta only one board, three sails and two centerboards may be used. Not more than two sails shall be greater than 6.5 m2 measured in accordance with these rules. Only one sail and one centerboard shall be carried during a race.
Appendix A - Procedure for Division II Sailboards Measurement
For further information:
contact: International Secretary: Tal Golan
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