posted on August 14, 2012 16:22
The inaugural EUROSAF Team Racing European 2 Keelboat Championships will be sailed in Lelystad, Netherlands on 21st-23rd September.
Entries are invited from teams of 6 sailors (only 4 of one gender) with no weight limit. The entry fee is €380, with a €500 damage deposit.
2K team racing is a spectacular form of the sport, as it is rare, when teams are evenly balanced, for one team to get in to a commanding lead.
The team with the last boat loses, so the only safe winning position is to be first and second, with a unassailable lead over the third boat. In all other situations attack and defence continue right up to the finishing line.
Irish teams would benefit greatly from their previous team racing experience, particularly suitable for sailors who have experience of team racing but who find that the Fireflies seem to have shrunk since they were in college! On the other hand the Dutch and the Italians have been honing their skills in 2K racing for several years. All in all, this should be a fascinating event.
Please see here for the Notice of Race and Entry Form.
If a team proposes to enter we would be grateful if they would contact the Irish Team Racing Association at firstname.lastname@example.org