posted on April 18, 2012 15:50
A European keel-boat team racing circuit is emerging. This form of team racing, for teams of two boats, is fast and spectacular, as boats struggle to avoid that last place that signals defeat for their team. There is every prospect of a European and a World Championship in this emerging discipline. Recent and not so recent graduates, who miss the sporting and social joys of their college team racing days, can now continue to team race at the highest level
International events are being organised this year in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. Other events are planned, and details are expected soon.Venues seem to be conveniently situated near a low cost airline destination from Dublin. Entry fees have been kept low (approx €50 per person), and usually include dinner on at least one evening.
Events planned are :
Trentino 2k TR Regatta: 6th - 8th July, Lago di Ledro, Italy www.avll.it
Batavia Regatta 2-Boat Team Racing: 21st - 23rd September, Lelystad, Netherlands www.bataviaregatta.nl
Royal Thames European Invitation: 26th - 28th October, Queen Mary Reservoir (near Heathrow) www.royalthames.com
For further information and to register interest for an event in Ireland please contact Gordon Davies, Sec. Irish Team Racing Association on firstname.lastname@example.org