APRIL FOOLS' DAY - THIS IS A JOKE
The next Junior and Senior Snipe World Championship will be sailed in Dubai.
The decision to move from Brazil to Dubai was taken yesterday, after an agitated conference call between the SCIRA Board, the Brazilian National Secretary, the Commodore of the Dubai Sailing Club sheikh El-Am-Joke, the CEO of Dragon Marine, and the CEO of Fly Emirates.
The regatta will be sailed in the Arabian Gulf from September 5 through September 20.
Rio de Janeiro - Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro
Junior and Senior Worlds - Regatta's website - Notice of Race available
Junior Worlds, September 14-20, 2013
Senior Worlds, September 21-28, 2013
The 2013 Jr Worlds allocation is now published Jr Worlds quota.
Nicola Gerin about the amended Junior Worlds Deed of Gift.
During the last Junior Worlds in Denmark only two boats were allowed per nation, with the right for the host country to line up one more boat on the strarting line. In Denmark, there were around twenty boats, a fleet with an excellent level. Youth World Champions from the Optimist class, Laser and 420 were sailing. In a fleet so deep you paid for every mistake more severely, than, for example, in the Europeans in Spain where there were many more boats but the fleet was much less homogeneous.
The new class rule provides for a maximum of ten boats per nation, always with the clause for the host country to line up one more boat. This change to the Deed of Gift will definitely increase the number of competitors at the Junior World Championship, which is good news for countries like Spain and Brazil, where fleets of junior teams are numerous. The news is somewhat frightening in other nations like Italy, where the number of competitors in these events is always small.
Jr Worlds - countries are now allowed up to 10 entries per country. The amended Deed of Gift has been posted on the www.snipe.org website
Giovanni Coccoluto è uno dei velisti più promettenti. Poco prima del Mondiale Juniores Snipe , aveva concluso al terzo posto il Mondiale Isaf in Croazia ed al primo il Mondiale ed Europeo Laser Radial a La Rochelle. Stesso risultato del 2010, dove Giovanni aveva vinto il Mondiale Radial in Scozia e si era classificato sempre al terzo posto al Mondiale Isaf in Turchia. Salito in Snipe per la prima volta a Rungsted, con Nicola Gerin, ha chiuso, dopo essere stato in lotta per il titolo iridato, con un - comunque ottimo - quarto posto. Rientrato in Italia ha vinto l'Italiano Laser Radial.
Nick Voss, Nicola Gerin, Nicole Popp, Giovanni Coccoluto