Diaporos Regatta 2017

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23-25 June took place in Vourvourou of Sithonia Halkidiki the 6th edition of the classic Diaporos regatta. 9 participants, 5 Greeks and 4 Slovenians raced to the event and the race committee completed 8 races for the fleet regatta despite the very light winds. For 2017 an innovation, Match Race a competition activity recently adopted by ID2CA, is added to the event and this was the first ever such race of the class. The result was very satisfactory and this fact will push to further implementation of this activity in the future. As mentioned above the wind was light, the whether sunny and warm, the typical summer whether of Halkidiki. Friday 23/6 took place and completed the Match Race, Saturday 24/6 four courses of the fleet regatta and Sunday 25/6 the rest four courses. The competition level was high with often interchanges in the placements during the courses and very small time laps between sailors in the marks and the finishing lines. The light wind conditions and the similarity of the equipment (ring A for everybody) favored the implementation of the tactical and strategy skills by the sailors. To the end we must say that the spirit in and out of the water was fantastic reminding the old classic spirit of division 2 races of passed decades.

Now a new appointment between sailors has been fixed for the next events to be held in Piran and Balaton September 2017.

 

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ID2CA launches Match Racing!

Dear D2 sailor,

Starting May 2017, ID2CA is activating Match Racing competition now as integral part of its racing format  (PS: Match Racing is already part of ID2CA RRS).

Make no mistake: Division IIs are the “Perfect”, “Unrivaled Windsurfing” boards designed to perform such a racing format.

This very popular race format, crystallized by the well known and highly visible Americas Cup,  emphasizes the need for strong board handling, improves all aspects of sailing, specifically time-on-distance skills, starting line positioning, rules understanding, short course strategy and board-on-board tactics. While strengthening again camaraderie between all of our sailors, Match Racing will provide the missing bridge to improve our sailing skills for tactical regatta.

Tournament-style format will make it fun by maximizing the number of races per day and can be organized close to shore. Any DII sailor can start practicing with best friends everywhere, any time without requiring any official Events. Beware, Match Racing is highly “addictive” !

ID2CA will refer to World Sailing 2017-2020 RRS – Appendix C Match Racing rules that it will adapt and simplify to windsurfing use (i.e. single handled crew).

Implemented for 2017 as a test period, it will increasingly ramp up to full speed by the end of year 2018 program.

At this point, ID2CA is launching two MR circuits in parallel:

  • Match Racing specific, official tournaments or as parts of Fleet Events, and
  • Permanent annual Ladder at regional, national and if possible international levels, where sailors can challenge each other and meet everywhere, anytime.

First Match Racing competition will occur at Diaporos Regatta in June this year (check calendar)

Every organizer/club interested to organize Match Racing format Events is invited to contact us.

In the mean time,  every D2 sailors is encouraged to start practicing with best friends, set ladders at local level when number of competitors permits and share the information with Class Association.

Full set of information about Match Racing is available for reading or for download to get familiar with racing format. For more information, feel free to contact us anytime

Have good “fight” and a lot of fun with your best friends!

ID2CA

French Nationals – Event summary by Jonas Davidson Vittel SWE-78

My participation in French Nationals D2/RCO 21-23/10 2016

by Jonas Davidson Vitell – SWE-78

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Jonas Davidson – French Nationals, La Baule. Picture © Marc Quentel

The D2 European championship in Brest was a really good competition. On the way home to Sweden I discussed improvements with my friend Rikard but the problem was if there were any more D2 regattas this year. I wanted to change my board and rig a bit and get it tested against the best sailors. I got big help from Fred Bequart, Florent Lambert and Alain Cadre keeping me updated about French Nationals in La Baule. Finally it looked like it could be a very good competition. It is 2000 kilometers plus one night on the ferry from Sweden so the thing that finally made me decide to go was that my son would join and get some excellent RSX competition. We arrived on Thursday lunch and went sailing with Francois Leduey, Alain Cadre and Gilles Tanguy. I was testing a wider centerboard than the one I am used to and it felt good but not as lively as my narrow one so I decided to use my old next day.  Registration went on without problems and I was glad to see nine D2 competitors. The feeling is really good between sailors with a touch of reunion, family and sharp racing. First racing day was Friday with sun and 1-3 knots of wind. We started together with raceboards. Pumping was free and that felt ok. The course was a kind of stretched RSX style as follows: start- upwind mark- downwind mark- upwind mark- reaching mark- downwind mark- reach to finish line. I liked the course and it worked out excellent to race together with raceboards. I was behind from the start, tired after the long trip and maybe I should have taken my wide centerboard to avoid stalling upwind. Didier Boujean was very fast and also tacked correct on the shifts. Alain also went fast and the right way. I finished 7:th far away from the top sailors. My analys was that next time in 1-3 knots I will use a wider centerboard, softer mast and get more rest before racing.  The wind died and racing was cancelled for the day. Day two we had 10-14 knots of wind. I had slept 12 hours and eager to compete. We made four races. I was a little bit behind in the starts but worked my way up in each race. Alain Cadre showed excellent balance with good speed and tactical tacking upwind. I got better after each race and began closing the gap to Alain, especially downwind. I finished 2,2,2 and in the fourth race I took the lead at last upwind mark. On the downwind I felt fast and gybed before Alain into the middle of the course and  ended in less wind. Alain went to the right corner with more wind and finished first again. So Alain had four first places and I had four second places after day two. In the evening we got invited to dinner with Francois, Gilles, Alain, Florent and Georges. My son had to rest but I had a wonderful time and I was glad that Florent could translate the dinner conversation.  Sunday was last day of racing and the forecast promised 20 knots of wind. As usual I was a bit behind in the start but advanced through the field. I was second after Alain at last upwind mark but this day I had learned from yesterdays mistake and with fantastic downwind speed I managed to finish first. Second race had a little bit more wind and I with good speed I won again. I wanted to race more but they only let the RSX do three races so we went ashore. In summary Alain had 111122 and I had 222211 so Alain won and I was proud on second place with Didier Boujean on third place. I got my test of the improvements and a very nice time among fantastic sailors. I am really looking forward to more D2 events and hope the class will grow.

Jonas Davidson Vitell

SWE-78

 

France National Windsurf 2016

Last weekend, the French nationals concluded in La Baule, France. The championships was hosted by Le Cercle Nautique La Baule Le Pouligen Pornichet (CNBPP). Open Division II and RCB raced together on the same track and the scratch race was won hands down by Alain Cadre FRA-1134, followed by Jonas Davidson SWE-78, both on open division II prototypes, in front of the first raceboarder, Benjamin Longy FRA-21. Congrats to both Alain and Jonas for showing that DIV II boards still have it!

Here are the results for the open DIV II sailors and a few pictures.

Congratulations to all the sailors who participated!

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Diaporos regatta 2016 – The results and the pictures

Diaporos 2016The WE 15-17/07/2016 took place in Ormos Panagias Halkidiki Greece Diaporos regatta, the 3rth official ID2CA event of the year.

The event was a multi class regatta where div 2, Catamaran, Laser and Topaz classes raced in separated starts.

The comity completed 8 races: 6 in form I (windward- leeward) and two Olympic triangles. The weather was the typical summer weather of Halkidiki: sunny, warm with mostly light winds (no more of 8-9 knots) and choppy sea.

Although the participation was small the spirit was the “old” good spirit of division 2 races. The final impression to all the participants was very satisfactory and for this reason they asked from the organizing club to repeat an event in September 2016. So we stay waiting for a new unofficial event next September if the conditions will permit, in order to give the possibility to people who could not attend in July to take a taste of this regatta in 2016 and of course our next appointment with the official event in 2017 is valid.

Here are the final results and some pictures of the race:

 

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111 days until the Euro 2016 !!!

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The D2 European Championships (August horizon) is fast approaching!

111 days remaining!

This IWA sanctioned event is opened to sailors in good standing with ID2CA ( i.e. Class memberships/tagged/approved equipment required).

Registrations have started already.

Do not wait until last minute.

Take your membership (if not done yet) and fill event forms ASAP.

For NoRs, details are here

Event registration is here

More info here

Good luck & happy sailing!

 

Vintage Wind Slam 2016

VWSlam16The first Open Div II regatta of the year will be hosted by the Zoo Station nautical club in beautiful Velenje, Slovenia from May 27 to May 29 2016.

VINTAGE WIND SLAM is a three day regatta for open division ll sailors with an ‘open’ regatta on Sunday. The regatta is an official ID2CA event counting for the annual ranking list with the coefficient 1.5 and official Slovenian nationals for open division ll class.

Find all the details in the notice of race.

More information on the venue here

 

2016

Here is the calendar for the open division II events:

OFFICIAL ID2CA sanctionned events, membership and stickers required

  1. Vintage Wind Slam, Zoo Station nautical club, Velenje, Slovenia, 27-29 May 2016.
  2. Regatta ID2CA, Club Vela Blanes, Blanes, Spain, 4-5 June 2016
  3. Diasporos Regatta, Sithonia Halkidiki, Greece, 15 July 2016
  4. 2016 Division II European Championships, Crocodiles de l’Elorn, Brest, France, 22-27 August 2016
  5. Division II Oceanic Championships, Royal QLD Yacht Squadron, Brisbane, Australia, 20-25 November 2016

NON-OFFICIAL events, membership & stickers not required, but separate Open Div II ranking

  1. La Ganguise, Belflou, France, 11-12 June 2016
  2. GBR-RDV National Div II and UKWA inland 2, Datchet Water Sailing Club, UK, 18 June 2016
  3. ODSC – Div II and old school race, Aalsmeer, Holland, 3 July 2016
  4. Route du Ch’ti, old school windsurfing and div II class festival, Armentières, France, 17-18 September 2016
  5. CMWA Championships, Centre nautique de Châteauguay, Québec, 29 July-1 August 2016

 

 

ID2CA 2016 OFFICIAL RACING CALENDAR

The following regattas will be included in the official ID2CA racing program for the year 2016:

1. “Vintage wind slam” 27-29 Mai 2016 Velenje Slovenia. Hosting club: zoo station Velenje. Ranking list coefficient 1,5

2. “Regatta ID2CA Blanes” 4-5 June 2016 Blanes Spain. Hosting club:Club vela Blanes. Ranking list coefficient 1

3. “Diaporos regatta 2016” 15-17 July 2016 Ormos Panagias Halkidiki Greece. Hosting clubs: Nautical club of Ormos Panagias & Nautical club of Thessaloniki.Ranking list coefficient 1

4. «2016 Division II European Championships» 22-27 August 2016, Brest France. Hosting club: Crocodiles d’Elorn. Ranking list coefficient 2

Other races will potentially to be added in this calendar prior to end of February 2016