2019/2020 EUROSAF 420 RACE CIRCUIT LAUNCHES IN SWITZERLAND
The 2019-2020 EUROSAF 420 Race Circuit features 9 events across Europe for the season ahead and kicked off with event #1 at the Swiss 420 National Championship on the stunning Lake Thunersee staged against a snow-capped mountain backdrop at Regattaclub Oberhofen from 26-29 September 2019.
Teams from across Switzerland were joined by French and German sailors, who were keen to kick off the series with a strong result. For the 2019-2020 series a team's best five results across the 9 events will count, with winners awarded across the U19 420 Men/Mixed, U19 Women and U17 Open categories.
The partnership of Tom Rodet/Yael Maucuit made the race track look easy, winning 6 of the 12 races to win by 16 points over team mages Elsa Watrin/Caroline Sonneville, who were also the top placed women's team. A further 12 points behind in third overall were Solveig Laurent/Sophia Kerherve. Top placed Swiss team were Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli in 4th with the German line-up led by Jonathan Steidle/Leonardo Honold in 6th.
Following on from event #1 at the Swiss Nationals, the remaining events confirmed for 2019 and 2020 are:
- Event #2: Athens International Sailing Week - Athens, Greece - 8-10 November 2019
- Event #3: Imperia Winter Regatta - Imperia, Italy - 6-8 December 2019
- Event #4: Palamos Christmas Race - Palamos, Spain - 18-22 December
- Event #4: Carnival Regatta - Vilamoura, Portugal - dates to be confirmed
- Event #6 - CIMA - France - venue and dates to be confirmed
- Event #7 - Izola Spring Cup - Izola, Slovenia - dates to be confirmed
- Event #8: Event to be advised - Hungary - dates to be confirmed
- Event #9: Kiel Week - Kiel, Germany - 20-28 June 2020
The 2019/2020 EUROSAF 420 Race Circuit will run from September 2019 to June 2020, with the winning team in the overall U19 division, the U17-division as well as the best women´s team awarded a free entry to the 2020 Junior European Championships, 25 July-1 August 2020, hosted at Warnemunder Segel-Club in Germany. The free entry is in addition to their respective nation’s entry quota.