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The following contenders have won races in 2017 and one of them might win the 2018 Challenge Cup. Click here for nomination.

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Yacht raced

Yacht type

Race

Race type

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PAM

S&S 40

Design 1767

Viaporin Tuoppi


Day race

12 August 2017

Viaporin Tuoppi is the biggest wooden boat race and meeting in Finland, probably in the whole Baltic Sea (or even in the world, according to the race organisers). This year 138 wooden boats were competing.

Read more here  http://english.viaporintuoppi.fi/


PAM

S&S 40

Design 1767

Suursaari Race

Overnight

11 June 2017

Suursaari Race is one of the major offshore races in Finland. Start is near Helsinki and goes around the Russian island Suursaari.

Read more here http://www.suursaarirace.fi/

PAM

S&S 40

Design 1767

Helsinki - Tallin Race

Overnight

19 August 2017

One of the most popular offshore races in Finland starts from center of  Helsinki from where competitors sail over Gulf of Finland to Tallin, Estonia.

Read more here http://helsinkitallinnarace.fi


Marionette

Dolphin 24

Camden Classic Cup

Day race

29 July, 2017

This was a 2 race regatta. Times reported above are for Race 2. The class was the New England Championships for Dolphin 24s. Marionette also won Race 1 the previous day. Race 2 course shortened - light air. Details and pictures at http://dolphin24.org/ccc2017.html


Nina

Custom S&S

45' Sloop


German Classics

Day race

18 August 2017

German Classics 2017 - Kerstin Shaefer wrote:

The yearly race takes place at Laboe, close to Kiel, so it's Baltic Sea. The Friday usually has 2 races in a triangular course in the firth (~20 nm) We were second in both, but best in total, so no. 1.  The weather was smooth, sunny, 6 m/s. 

The Saturday always is a longer distance, also about 20 nm but leads outside the firth where it becomes a little more rough. The weather was more windy, about 10-12 m/s, grey and cloudy, so harder work.

Last but not least you have to know, that very different ships start against each other because so many classical yachts are unique.  They try to objectify it with a special classical race rating and have classes / groups which sail against each other in the hope they are close to equal.


If you ask me what was special (I don't want to say why we were successful):

1. We sail S&S, what stands for hard to beat, of course.

2. There were more women than men on board (Friday 3:2, Saturday 4:2)

3. For me the most important thing is to have fun and to keep my crew and the ship safe  and undamaged, I am never fixed on winning.

4. Together we have always a very good spirit and a lot of fun on board.

5. I am very proud we did it all without gennaker or spinnaker.

6. The crew that bet us on Saturday were only men, younger than we were, so they are welcome. Congratulations! I am sad for them, it's no great S&S.


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