Snipe East European Cup 2012

Gdansk, June 30 – July 2, 2012. Gdańsk is a very old Hansean city on the Baltic Sea. Here there is located the national Sailing Centre.
This place is renowned for its atmosphere and people who are very keen on sailing. Those include the authorities of Gdańsk and sailing enthusiasts and sponsors. This year Gdansk has hosted an important sailing event – Timberland Nord Cup 2012 (similar to the Kieler Woche). The participants of this event have represented various sailing classes, for example, Hornet, OK- dingy, Hobby Cat, Europa, Nautica 450 and 420 .

Gdansk, June 30 – July 2, 2012. Gdańsk is a very old Hansean city on the Baltic Sea. Here there is located the national Sailing Centre.
This place is renowned for its atmosphere and people who are very keen on sailing. Those include the authorities of Gdańsk and sailing enthusiasts and sponsors. This year Gdansk has hosted an important sailing event – Timberland Nord Cup 2012 (similar to the Kieler Woche). The participants of this event have represented various sailing classes, for example, Hornet, OK- dingy, Hobby Cat, Europa, Nautica 450 and 420 .

This wonderful atmosphere and a possibility to organize good regatta, have made Rafał Zakrzewski, the East European secretary, patronize the event – East European Cup 2012 (30.062012- 02.07.20120.

During the regatta the weather was, unfortunately, stormy for two days and only two races took place. It was only on the third day when the wind was very good – three races were organized.

On Sunday evening the fan zone was organized and we had an opportunity to watch the final EURO 2012 match between Spain and Italy on a big screen. The fans supported both teams so the atmosphere was really emotional. I would like to mention here that Gdańsk is one of the host cities of EURO 2012. In football – similarly to sailing the better team wins (Spain – Italy/ 4 –0). Congratulations, Spain!

In our regatta EEC 2012 there participated 13 teams. The rivalry was fair-play. The best competitor received cups and prizes and all participants of the regatta obtained gifts from sponsors and organizers.

Classification of the teams:
1.    POL 30536 Mańczak Piotr
                    Blaszka Przemysław
2.    POL 29973 Kulesza Jakub
                     Kulesza Ewa
3.     POL 29475 Jaruga Michal
                     Jaruga Kinga

As the European Secretary I would like to give special thanks to Rafał Zakrzewski and Michał Korneszczuk from Gdańsk for a nice reception and good organization. I would like to invite all sailors from Europe to the regatta organized next year – it is really worth a while.

Zbigniew Rakocy
General Secretary Europe

Drodzy żeglarze,

Gdańsk to bardzo stare hanzeatyckie miasto nad naszym Bałtykiem. Znajduje się tutaj piękny akwen nad Zatoką oraz Narodowe Centrum Żeglarstwa. Panuje bardzo dobra atmosfera i mamy pasjonatów żeglarstwa. Są to zarówno władze Gdańska ,operatorzy hotelu Galion oraz sponsorzy. Odbyły się w tym roku regaty Timberland Nord Cup 2012. Startowało wiele klas żeglarskich.

Korzystając z tej atmosfery i możliwości zorganizowania dobrych regat Rafał Zakrzewski jako Sekretarz Snipe na Europę Wsch. patronował organizacji East European Cup 2012 (30.06-2.07).

Podczas regat pogoda niestety dwa dni była ( rozegrano 2 biegi) i dopiero trzeciego dnia był dobry wiatr i rozegrano 3 biegi.

W niedzielę wieczorem organizatorzy stworzyli Strefe Kibica i obejrzeliśmy finał EURO 2012 Hiszpania –Włochy. Sympatie kibiców były po obu stronach tak, że atmosfera była gorąca. Przypominam Gdańsk to jedno z miast gospodarzy EURO 2012. W footbolu podobnie jak w żeglarstwie wygrali lepsi (Hiszpania – Włochy 4:0). Brawo Hiszpania.

W naszych regatach EEC 2012 uczestniczyło 13 załóg. Rywalizacja była fair play. Na koniec zwycięzcy otrzymali puchary i nagrody a wszyscy uczestnicy regat upominki od sponsorów i organizatorów ( Lotos, North Sails, Harrken, Ziaja i inni).

Wygrała załoga

  1. 1.Piotr Mańczak , Przemysław Blaszka POL 30536
  2. 2.Jakub Kulesza , Ewa Kulesza POL 29973
  3. 3.Michał Jaruga, Kinga Jaruga POL

Zapraszam w imieniu organizatorów i swoim własnym wszystkich żeglarzy na regaty 2013. Naprawdę warto.

Zbigniew Rakocy

Sekretarz Generalny na Europę

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