May 3, 2017

A-Class: Cat Cup Regatta @Sopot, 2017 Worlds venue: Jakub Surowiec 1st

Jacek Noetzel is working towards the 2017 Worlds organization at Sopot in August.  Worlds NOR can be found here.
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Images & report form this weekend regatta sent by Jacek. Video coming soon.:
"On May 2-3, the 2017 Sopot Catamaran Cup regatta was held on the venue of the World Championship (19-26.08.2017). The regatta was organized by sailing club UKS Navigo under the auspices of the City of Sopot.

On the first day of the regatta before the races competitors on their cats took part in a parade live broadcast on the famous Sopot Pier. The fans could see everything on the water from the pier and the beach.

For A-class competitors, this was an important test before the World Championships. The conditions were very demanding. The big waves from the sea, the wind up to 20 knots and the low temperature were the factors that the competitors have to cope with, among other things, to compete for the best results in three races scheduled on the first day of the regatta. Harsh weather in Europe these days as seen at the Schweriner event. The Worlds at this same venuw  will be held in August 19-26.

On the weekend racing Jakub Surowiec had a very strong lead winning  3 races . On the second day of the regatta the wind weakened to 8-12 knots but the waves were large which required the competitors to use the right technique for very fast wave riding and Surowiec continued to dominate to take the event with 2 more bullets and a dnf.

Top 5:
1. Jakub Surowiec 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, dnf
2. Maciej Żarnowski ocs, 2, 2, 4, 3, 1
3. Jacek Noetzel dnf, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2
4. Marcin Kamiński 2, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3
5. Bartłomiej Walencik 3, 5, dnf, 8, 6, 4