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25 October 2011

Trophèe Virginio Bruni 2012 - Le Lavandou - France

Dear friends of Vaurien Class,

After the first edition in April 2011, it seems that this regatta received a nice feeling of all sailors.

And it was the same for my sailing club which was very happy to (re)discover the nice comportment of Vaurien Fleet.

So decision has been taken to occur again the event in 2012.

I remind that the date will be during Easter weekend, the 7-8-9th of April. Location is at Club Nautique de la Baie de Cavalière – Le Lavandou, French south coast (not far from Saint-Tropez).

But first of all, I think that most important think for all of us is to be sure that we will be able to present the best fleet we can. Travel will be long for everybody, so it is important to guaranty a maximum of pleasure.

Best for us will be to have for the end of November a first feedback from all national association to know if each national calendars can be managed with this constrain and what could be the number of boat expected.

As soon as possible, I will send you some news about the regatta: website update, photos, program, etc…

And in case of question, do not hesitate to ask me.

I which everybody nice end of 2011 on Vaurien and expect a lot of good things for next year.

As we say : “Vive le Vaurien”

Alexandre Appert

ASV France

13 October 2011

CIV Winter meeting 2011

Dear friends,

the winter meeting of the International Vaurien Class Association will take place in Paris
on 3th-4th December 3rd and 4th.

Official invitations and the agenda will be sent to the National Class Associations a.s.a.p.

Please inform Diana Botti if you plan to participate.

10 August 2011

WC 2011 Pictures

Pictures from the 2011 Vaurien World Championship can be found here.

05 August 2011

Vaurien WC 2011 successful at Lake Dümmer

And that’s the final take….

Miroslav and Marosch Barran; WC

Olmo Cerri und Edoardo Meini; Youth-WC

Another great day for sailing that brought us 3 bft westerly winds and constant sunshine comes to an end. After the jury resolved all the protests we had a final result.

Miroslav and Marosch Barran from Slovakia are 2011 Vaurien World Champions. Vice champions are Jaime und Alfonso Leiros from Spain.

Junior World Champions 2011 and at the same time 3rd in the overall ranking are last year’s champions Olmo Cerri and Edoardo Meini from Italy.

On the second place of the Junior rankings is the Italian team Ettore Botticini / Matilde Viello (8th in the total ranking). Third Junior team is Jelle Fokkema / Hymke Veldhuis from the Netherlands (overall 14th).

The best all-ladies team Lucia Llopiz Dominguez and Laura Llopiz Castedo came in on 20th place. Best lady crew member was Silvia Benini who together with her helmsman Vincenzo Sorrentino reached 6th rank.

The masters title (Total age >65, Helm > 40 , Crew > 19)was won by Francesco Zampacavallio / Frabrizio Favro on place 11.

The Vaurien Nations cup was won by Slovakia. The Vaurien European Cup was won by the Spanish crew Ignacio and Maria Campos.

As a special youth incentive prize the Sailmaker Cornels Latsch donated a complete set of Vaurien sails. The recipients are Florian Hyzette und Florent Pastoret from Belgium.

The crew member Giulio Spinnato of the 32nd ranking team received the Middel-Prize a sports watch donated by Watchmaker Dufner from Hüde.

During the awards ceremony each sailor was called forward and received a memory award.

We would like to say “thank you” again for all the sponsors and supporters of this event, especially the Segler Club Dümmer and the Lotto-Sports Foundation of Lower Saxony for making the 2011 Vaurien World Championships possible. At the same time we wish to the hosts of next year’s championships much success and luck with the weather. The French Club in Douarnenez will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vaurien. Bonne Chance!

@ and here are the results:

icon Final Results WC Vaurien 2011 at Lake Dümmer

icon Junior Results WC Vaurien 2011

icon WC Vaurien 2011 Ladies Results

icon WC Vaurien 2011 Masters Results

Best wishes to all from the SCL-Team. We wish you a safe trip home and thank you for staying with us here at Lake Dümmer!

Reblogged from www.wm.scl-duemmer.de

04 August 2011

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Vaurien World Championships

According to some eyewitness reports the celebrations lasted until 2:00 in the morning. Everything started with a plentiful pasta buffet and the regular sailors lottery. Then DJane Feelgood played the right songs and the party really took off.

The party’s effects did however not show during today’s races that started to constant westerly winds with 2-3 BFT. Today 4 races were finished each one changing the overall leader. Now everybody is waiting for tomorrow’s first race, the twelfth of the championship, as the second worst result can then be eliminated from the score. Quite a few participants asked for print-outs of the results sheet to calculate the final outcome on the water.

Here are today’s results icon Results Thursday

Miroslav and Marosch Baran from Slovakia are the current leaders with 27 points, followed by the Spanish team Jaime and Alfonso Leiros with 33 points. On third place is the Italian team Olmo Cerri und Edoardo Meini, both born in 1993. The best all ladies crew are Lucia Llopiz Dominges and Laura Llopiz Castedo on rank 21. The best German team is on rank 12 (Peter Lakshmanan und Amelie Burkert)

Tomorrow the forecast is for south-westerly winds around 9 kt. Torsten Dick, the chief race officer will start the first race at 10:00 and possibly finish another 3 races for a total of 14 races.

We will see at tomorrows prize-giving ceremony who best used the remaining races!

Reblogged from www.wm.scl-duemmer.de

03 August 2011

High Suspense after seven Races

First three ranks only separated by one point!!!

Today three race were completed at lake Dümmer. The Chief Race Officer commented on the sailing: "tricky conditions", signifying moderate but varying winds from the east. Races were stopped after three runs due to an expected thunderstorm. Fortunately it turned out to be only a strong rain shower.

Now after seven races the worst result can be eliminated from the score and the first three ranks are tightly contested. In the lead are Jaime Lerros and Alfonso Leirros from Spain with 17 points, followed by Miroslav and Marosch Barra from Slovakia with 18 points. On the third rank, tied by points but due to the results of the last race are Olmo Cerri and Edoardi Meini. With 28 points even the fourth ranked team Relos and Jelmer Kuiper are not too far away from the leaders. The best German team is Peter Lakshmanan and Amelie Burkert ranked 13th.

For tomorrow constant south westerly winds are forecast, promising further exciting races. Here are todays results icon Results after 7th race; August, 3rd

Reblogged from www.sm.scl-duemmer.de

02 August 2011

Titleholder after four races in front

Today there were moderate winds and four races could have been sailed. Olmo Cerri an Edoardo Meini from Italy scored with the places 3, 2, 3 and 1 at least with 9 Points in front of Miroslav and Marosch Baran from Slowakia with 21 points. Thirdplaced are Vincenzo Sorrentino and Silvia Benini from Italy with 30 Points.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 3rd, the Race Officer Torsten Dick intends to start around 10:00 clock- At the end of the day there will be a first trend because at the mean time there is no outcoming result except of the first place.

Please apologize the bad quality of the scorecard we have to take a picture instead we had a data problem with our race program. icon Race1 to 4 tuesday, Aug. 2nd

Reblogged from www.sm.scl-duemmer.de

01 August 2011

First sailing day but no wind!

No Wind!

While the sun shines an the weather becomes warmes the wind slows down. But there is hope for today because the weather reports forecasts smooth wind at 8kts form SE.

We wish good look to the sailors and the race commetee.

Reblogged from www.sm.scl-duemmer.de

27 July 2011

First sailors arrived!

The weather will be fine how expected and the first sailors arrived. The worlds team is very glad with the preparations. Everything is finished and now we are looking forward to our guests.

Reblogged from www.wm.scl-duemmer.de

25 July 2011

World Championship 2011

The countdown is on. One week to go till the first races of the 2011 Vaurien World Championship. 70 boats from 11 countries and 2 continents are expected at the "Lake Dümmer" in Germany. Event reports can be found on the event website and also on this website (provided we find time and a wireless hot-spot).

11 May 2011

Ex-Vaurienist win Yngling European Championship

Former Vaurien sailors Thomas Otte, Hidde-Jan Haven and Sander Oost from Netherlands win the Yngling European Champioship. They held the lead from the second day and had already won the championship ahead of the final race so there was no need for them to race.

Read more on the ISAF website.

08 April 2011

Vaurien Class Rules Updated

ISAF accepted the 2011 changes to the International Vaurien Class Rules. The most noteworthy changes are the optional use of synthetic rope in the jib luff and the now allowed use of 13 cleat AND a ratchet block. A full overview of all changes, and the updated Class Rules can... be found on the ISAF website.

05 April 2011

Ex-Vaurienists 2nd in the Barcelona World Race

Former Vaurien sailors Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernadez crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race at 0917hrs (UTC) today the Spanish Olympic champions of 2004 took second place, having completed the 25,200 miles course in an elapsed time of 94 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds.

Their average pace on MAPFRE was 11.07 knots for the theoretical course distance, and over the 28,759 miles they actually covered they made an average of 12.63 knots. They finished 22 hours, 56 minutes and 59 seconds behind winners Virbac-Paprec 3 to a tremendous reception in a sun-drenched Barcelona.

Read more.

01 February 2011

Europa Cup 2010

The Europa Cup 2010 winner is the spanish team Campos - Buria. Congratulations! Full results can be found here.Link