Euro Micro Results for 2019

SOON TO COME

We are working on the mid year results for the Euro Micro Championship (that will include regattas in France, Germany, Russia, and Italia) before the World Championship.

 

Euro Micro and Micro Ile de France renew with success at Easter

Since 2013, it was difficult to attract European crews to the Euro Micro in France. In the same way, the French boats were not coming to the Ile de France region, as the river Seine is difficult.

But the 2019 edition showed that thins can be turned around.

The AS Mantaise, under the leadership of Bruno Cirou, demonstrated great efficiency and welcoming talents.

And Bruno, had been plying for months TDF Micro regattas to invite the competitors on the water to join this beautiful meeting for the opening season.

On Friday evening , the crews meet by the water to prepare the boats and enjoy the first evening. A long evening begins with a few kegs of beers, with story tellings about the winter months, the boat preparations etc. Later in the evening, motivated by the weekend ahead, everyone tacking back to their rooms in the facilities of Ile des Loisirs Boucles de Seine.

Saturday

Saturday morning, no wind on the lake, but the Sun is waiting for us to prepare the boats and launch them.
The race committee gathers the participants to organize the races, and collects the expectations of the Organizing Club and the Micro class.

From 11am, the wind is arriving on the lake and a nice breeze finally gets up and rises to about 10 knots.
From 13:00, the bouys are set and everyone can test the race area.

13:59, first preparatory signal warning. We leave for two up and downs round the cans races with a dream weather and some localized breezes change the pre-established ranking. Speedy is first upwind, followed by Pallada, Hurle-Vent, and El Diablo, who emerges from the other side thanks to a lifting wind as the buoy is slightly sheltered by the bank trees.
But already, the tailwind section is decisive.

Upon leaving the Dog Leg, it was essential to find the first breeze to get out of the weaker wind zone.  The first tailwind reshuffles the ranking and Speedy is caught by her three pursuers.

Hurle-Vent, with her excellent speed, takes off after the buoy, leaving her three competitors to make bad choices between themselves for one lap, and failing to break through to the finish.
Speedy tries to slip between El Diablo and Pallada at the finish line, but not to mention that his competitors would not give him the room and get a DSQ on the line, leaving 4th place for Go-Fast.

The 38 minutes of the first race put the competitors racing mode. But no question of breaking for a long time, just the time to reset the buoys in the axis of the wind, the wind having turned a little to the right.

14:59, second preparatory signal warning. This time, Pallada flies alone in the lead and Liberty takes a good option on the right, followed by Speedy and Hurle-Vent. It was at in tailwind section that Hurle-Vent came out of the game again and Liberté locked herself at the edge of the water with little wind, leaving Speedy third after 38 minutes race.
The committee then extends the race to get closer to the target time.

The third race begins with a general recall, directly sanctioned by a black flag.

4:13 pm, the third race is starting, everyone being careful. This time it is Liberty II which benefited from the best upwind. The wind is at its strongest with a few gusts of fifteen knots that destabilizes the less trained. Indeed, AS Mantaise and CV Dennemont had gathered a maximum of crews taking care of the boat balance.
But the battle takes shape between El Diablo, Hurle-Vent, followed by Speedy and Liberty II. Escaping with speed and good downwind options, Hurle-Vent ends up well ahead in 42 minutes.

5:14 pm, fourth P preparatory signal warning. The committee is right to trust us for the departure, especially as the wind softens at this moment. It was then Pallada who flew again, followed by El Diablo, Liberty and Speedy. Hurle-Wind, stuck at the start, began going back up the rankings with the good downwind options, going left towards the 2 towers while the option had not proven a good one so far. Some clashes at the buoy passages will deserve an explanation around a beer.
El Diablo finished 2nd behind Pallada first, followed by Hurle-Vent, Liberty and Speedy.
The wind starting to show some weaknesses on this 44 minutes race, the committee send back the competitors on shore while waiting for the last ones.

The podium seems already pre-established with the regularity of the first two Proto l’Arté, but just behind it leaves the games open and tight for the next day for the 3rd step on the podium.

A good beer is needed, well deserved after a sunny and windy day. Lots of discussions around whether the right side or the left side of the water was best.

A quick shower, then time for food and drinks. Menu of BBQ meat, wheel of Brie de Meaux cheese, various salads, and drinks from many different places.
The crews leave quite early in the evening, tired of their day on the water.

Sunday

Same weather as the day before – waking up to a no wind situation. The locals people feel confident the wind will be there for 11 am.
The committee puts a A on shore and sends the boat on the water

1/2 hour to go round the lake, we find the same wind direction as yesterday afternoon.

At 11:58, first preparatory signal warning for the 5th race – 38 minutes. Liberty takes the right side.  Downwind, jibe at the bouy is a must to move away from the lack of wind on the dog leg. Hurle-Vent manages to distance the competitors with the succession of jibes. Speedy takes the 2nd place from Liberté.

12:55, 6th round for 43 minutes. The wind shifts left during the departure. Pallada, Liberté and El Diablo fight each other for the lead..
The wind starts to show weaknesses, the course is slightly shortened and shifted to the right to stay in the wind axis.

For the 7th race, a wind shift disrupts the first start and there is general recall, followed by a second procedure under P. The battle is happening by the committee boat and a second general recall this time will cause a black flag. The start is given at 14:14, 7th round of 38 minutes of race.
Here, El Diablo arrives first up wind. Liberty II intercalates an extra point between Pallada and Hurle-Vent, and now the first place is known.
The buoy upwind is moved a bit to adapt to 5-10 knots wind.

8th round at 3:13 pm for 36 minutes of race. Alisa, a Go Neptune, goes all the way to the left and comes out first up wind.  Tyrex comes out first of the right option, followed by Speedy, Pallada who stayed centered.
Tyrex jibes first to protect his right and leaves his competitors with the left. Far behind, Hurle-Vent and finds himself in the middle of the Regatta and Cruisers, but emerges quickly with the jibe on the Dog Leg. 8 minutes later, Tyrex is leading downwind, followed by Hurle-Vent and Pallada who has crossed the lake to get out of the no wind area.

9th round at 4.27 for 36 minutes of race. The wind is lighter and the course is shortened. Elisa starts on the buoy side and finds herself in the lead. Pallada is first up wind. Liberty, Speedy, Go-Fast and Hurle-Vent are just behind.
A Dog leg jibe again, Hurle-Vent definitely takes the lead in front of Go-Fast, Liberty and Speedy.

The wind becoming too light this is the end of day 2 and the start of beer time and the official cocktail paid by the Club of AS Mantaise.

Petits fours, Ti punch, Bouchees a la Reine (French delicacies), Peking duck, Brie and apple pie, the club has provided us with a real communion meal on this Easter week-end. Then Max and the Kumpelkettes orchestra calls everyone to the dance floor until around midnight.

Monday

The crews are now used to the 8 am breakfast. Good time to greet Paule-Marie, Race Committee and Regis, responsible for the nautical center.

The weather forecasts are all different depending on the model, but none of them give any hope for wind. Crews take the opportunity to work on their boats or chat.

11:30, it’s the end, we can tid. Everyone is happy of the weekend, the time spent on the water, but also on shore.

14:30, the awards ceremony . It is very hot and stormy.
Everyone gets a polo of the competition, and some small accessories useful for navigation (measuring strips, …). The foreigners also get some local dishes, to show them our gastronomic heritage. And finally, the big draw with a voucher of 400 € at Huari Voile sailing specialist Micro, and a vacuum cleaner, …
The party ends with petits fours and the traditional group photo of Wilma Wilms.

Hurle-Vent is fisrt and the Russian Pallada has twice as many points.
El Diablo, with his Flyer Croiseur, finishes in 3rd place with 1 round of 1 and 3 sets of 2.
4th, Speedy, Proto Europa.
5th Freedom, Proto Lucas.
6th and 1st Regatta, Go Fast, Regatta Flyer.
7th Tyrex, Proto Europa,
8th Ola, Flyer Cruiser,
9th Freedom II, Proto Lucas,
10th Cinota, Proto Winjammer,
11th Somnium, Flyer Cruiser,
12th San Nicole, Proto Shanta, Germany
… 22 classified.

It’s time for goodbye and thanks and debriefing with AS Mantaise.

Congratulations and thank you to Bruno. Also a big congratulation to Patrick, president of the Club, who knows how to organize and pamper each one.
And all of the club’s volunteers, the Somnium sailing team and the Somniumettes who made us feel at home when they were not in their own club.
We also enjoyed a very good welcome on the base, and in particular by the members of the nautical center with Régis
Thanks also to the support of the club of Dennemont
And this festival was perfectly punctuated by Paule-Marie, the Race Committee, both on the ground to send us at the right time and its explanations, on the water, for having chained cleanly 9 rounds in 10 hours in fairly variable conditions.

Thanks to the photographers Wilma Wilms, Régis Saintier and Nat Benhatta.

 

Euro Micro Results for 2018

Finally we have the results of this years Euro Micro Championship. After 10 regattas, including the World Championship in Swinoujscie, the ranking in all 3 divisions is here. This year we had 24 boats in the ranking.

Here you can find the official Euro Micro 2018 results.

Download (PDF, Unknown)

Regatta

 

2018 IMCCA GA – Minute of meeting

August 11 SWINOUJSCIE POLAND

Participating countries

France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Russia.

Present

  • Philippe Benaben  IMCCA President
  • Manfred Bauendahl IMCCA Chief Measurer
  • Jean Louis Hayes IMCCA General Secretary
  • Mike Vvedenski IMCCA Treasurer
  • Regis Mitonneau French President
  • Manfred Bauendahl representing Francis Marx Germany President
  • Michal Kelemen Slovak President
  • Matteo Vanelli Italy Vice President
  • Piotr Tarnacki Poland President
  • Bill Andrew Russia

IMCCA Board renewal

The 3 years mandate has reached their end; any resignation has been recorded, all board members confirm they are candidate.

After have consulted all present, vote with no against or abstention, all members are recon ducted and confirmed (see list attached).

Marco d’Alba (Italy Micro Class President) is proposed by Ph Benaben to be elected as Vice President; by vote of all presents  this election is confirmed.

Technical Committee updates

See International Measurer report

Two new measurer have been nominated: Lukasz Paszko for Poland and Mario Fagoto for Italy Mike Vvedenski to resign.

Manfred Bauendahl suggests nominating a further person as Chief Executive Officer to work with World Sailing Technical Specialist Hendrik Plate. Philippe Bonnemains, French National Measurer has accepted to be the Chief Executive Officer for IMCCA and his nomination will be announced to World Sailing.

Financial update

Mike Vvedenski to send his report shortly.

Country Report  

Midyear report are presented by Germany, France, Slovakia and Italy (see enclosed reports):

It is requested all countries to send by end of November 2018 final end of year report for sending annual Micro Class report to World Sailing.

2019 Euro Micro Calendar

Countries hosting Euro Micro legs will have to send by October 31 proposed dates for 2019.

During November all issues regarding dates will be sorted out and final 2019 calendar will be published by November 30th.

2019 World Championship

Slovakia August 17 /24 2019

Mike Kelemen to present place and facilities of WC 2019 in Slovakia (see attached presentation).

Positive points are highlighted: all facilities as car and trailer parking, accommodation, camping, measurement … are on site close to the berths and club building.

IMCCA GA 2019

Next year IMCCA GA 2019 is scheduled on Saturday August 17 afternoon in Slovakia before the 2019 WC.

Boat renting has to be addressed, if oversea competitors wish to participate; Russia said they can offer some boats for renting.

2017 IMCCA GA – Minute of meeting

Present

  • Philippe Benaben : IMCCA president
  • Manfred Bauendahl : IMCCA Chef measurer
  • Francis Marx : Micro Germany president
  • Regis Mitonneau : Micro France president
  • Adam Szymborski, Piotr Tarnacki, Marcin Celmerowski and Bartosz Piotrowski  : Micro Poland representatives

Present via Skype

  • Mikhail Vvedenskii : IMCCA treasurer
  • Michal Kelemen : Micro Slovakia president
  • Maria Mischenko : Micro Russia representative

Attached Document :

TC report

Treasurer report

Country Reports (alphabetical order) :

Agenda

  • Day 1
    • President Report
    • Treasurer Report
    • Technical committee Report
    • Acceptation of new class rules in SCR format
    • IMCCA board election
    • Countries Reports
    • 2018 EuroMicro calendar
    • Nexts World Championship
      • 2019 : Slovakia
      • 2020 :
  • Day 2
    • 2018 WC preparation

President report

Annecy 2017 World Championship :

9 countries and 2 continents : We have make the minimum required by World Sailing to ensure that the IMCCA remain a World Sailing recognised class. This is a good news and an important achievement for the continuity of the class.

The results are still to be send to world sailing. We didn’t have the support from the Federation to do it.

EuroMicro 2017 :

The ranking is late, due to the lack of time and the organisers do not send the results. For 2018, Regis Mitonneau will take the responsibility of the web site, and calculate the EuroMicro results.

For 2018 Régis will issue an Excel format to collect easily the results. The format will include World Sailing Sailor ID for competitor to simplified. (Nota : this ID is provided by World Sailing free of charge).

Treasurer report

Philippe Benaben will contact the countries who didn’t pay the IMCCA fees.

Technical Committee report

Philippe Bonnemain succeed to Jacques Pottier as French Measurer

The change of format of the class rules is voted. The new class rules will be in SCR format, with no changes in the content. SCR is the standardise format défined by World Sailing.

IMCCA Board Changes

The Following changes as been validated :

Francis Marx : vice-president in charge of development with emerging countries

Poland representatives (Adam Szymborski, Piotr Tarnacki, Marcin Celmerowski, with one vote): general secretary

Regis Mitonneau : Webmaster.

Country Reports

Key points :

Poland as a completely new class organisation.

France : major changes in the class board.

Other country, information provided by Francis Marx

Czechia : there is now 2 boats sailing.

UK : there is a fleet of 15 boat. They organise their major regatta 29 and 30 septembre. But the sailing area has low water with the tyde and the boat as diverge from IMCCA class rules.

Greece : there are some boats.

EuroMicro 2018 Calendar

Euro Micro 2018
Date from Date to Country Location
28/4 29/4 GER Zulpich
19/5 21/5 SRB Belgrade
1/6 5/6 RUS Moscou
9/6 13/6 RUS Pskov
29/6 1/7 SVK Orava
27/7 29/7 POL Szczecin
13/8 17/8 POL World Championship
8/9 9/9 FRA Annecy
20/10 21/10 BEL Plate Taille

 

Next World Championship

2019 in Slovakia

Slovakian team present the progress of the organisation and the details for the venue.

See presentation

2020 candidate

Poland present a complete project. The project is linked with the 100 anniversary of the wending of Poland and the sea.

Russian project is not advanced and can be changed to another year.

The 2020 WC will be in Poland, in Gdansk.

Next years

2021 : Russia say that they are candidate. This need to be definitive for 2018 GA

2022 : Germany say that they are candidate.

Any Other Business

Physical meeting in winter are expensive and with poor efficiency. A meeting with people physically present and the other via Skype is a bad experience. The next IMCCA meeting will be during 2018 WC, the saturday during measurement.

2018 World championship

Web site will be open soon, with the NOR, inscription and accommodation options.

http://microworlds2018.org/

There is plenty accommodation options, from luxury hotel to free camping on the marina. Booking must be done early, Świnoujście is a busy holiday place.

Sailing area : the sailing area is the Baltic sea. If there are to strong wind and waves, it’s possible to sail in the lagoon in the south of the city.

Security : the VHF is recommended. The IMCCA board warm the organizer not to give information in polish who may advantage polish speaking sailor.

Inscription fee are 275€, if registration before 30 April.

Measurement : like any WC, measurement is only a control. The sails without official stamps with be measure with a fee of 25€ per sails.