European Sailing Federation and International 420 Class join forces for a new regatta circuit
EUROSAF, the continental association for the sport of sailing in Europe, and the International 420 Class Association, one of the largest dinghy classes, have set up the EUROSAF 420 Circuit, a circuit of regattas within Europe to foster and promote double-handed dinghy sailing.
The 2018/2019 circuit will comprise six events throughout Europe starting with the Imperia Winter Regatta in Italy, held this December, and ending with Kiel Week in Germany next June.
EUROSAF will award medals to the top placed Boys/Mixed U19, Girls U19 and Open U17 teams across the six events. The best boys’ and girls’ teams under 19 and the best team under 17 will be eligible for an extra starting place (over the quotas for their nation) at the 420 Junior European Championships in Vilagarcia de Arousa, north-western Spain, 23-30 July 2019, with the entry fee waived.
“This circuit is a great opportunity for young sailors from all over Europe to meet, exchange, and compete at an international level. By traveling further afield than their home waters they will discover new regattas and new fellow sailors and enhance their experience. By being consistent in their results they will have a European recognition within their reach. In addition, we expect the selected regattas to see an increase in participation, especially from other parts of Europe”, says Josep M. Pla, president of EUROSAF.
The Notice of Series and further information will be available here soon.