BSF 160 Years Anniversary Regatta
Pori September 3-4, 2016
By Kai Saahrelo
All together 12 Snipes were participating BSF 160 Years Anniversary Regatta. Race was 5th Snipe Ranking of the season. Additionally 15 Finn and 30 E Class boats were racing their Finnish Nationals at Kallo waters.
Weather conditions could have been a bit better. Shifty and low 4-8 knot winds gave some challenges for the sailors with some rain showers, especially on Saturday. Luckily wind went up in the last 6th race on Sunday with lots of sunshine and 15 knots wind, bringing smile on the faces if not earlier. Racing was tight on all levels inside the fleet.
Two new local lady sailors Joanna and Satu participated in their first Snipe Regatta. BSF junior sailor Joanna also managed to win the first prize at first beat!
What were your high and low lights during the season, what type of activity plans the board has created for coming seasons 2017-2018? These were some of the questions that were touched in the Serious Fun part of the regatta. Some 20 sailors got together at historical yacht club after sauna in the lighthouse, enjoying the spirit of the oldest yacht club in Finland.
Last Snipe Regatta in Finland will be sailed at YC KVP close to Helsinki October 1-2, 2016. First days is reserved for Masters Championship and the second for Ranking #6.
– Kai Saarhelo, Vice European Secretary