On Saturday, 24 April the second EUROSAF Race Officials Exchange Meeting of the year 2021 took place, where the places for Race Officials for all events from the beginning of June were allocated. 30 delegates from 27 nations attended the meeting to match their Race Officials and open spots in events all over Europe. For the first... Read more
In recent months it has become increasingly clear that not all international events will be possible this year in early summer. Especially as there are two sides to consider: The situation in the hosting country and the possibilities of the sailors to come. For that reason, the organizers of the... Read more
The fully crewed EUROSAF L30 European Championship will take place in 2021 for the third time. Participants will race on Lake Balaton, home to a large fleet of L30 boats, from 16 to 20 July, just before the world-famous "Kékszalag", the Blue Ribbon Race, reaching its 53rd edition.
The L30 is... Read more
On 17 April delegates from 37 Members met online to hold the 2021 Ordinary General Assembly, a record turnout. Sadly, a further delegate could not attend due to health reasons and the meeting wished him well. Delegates and attendees deserved thanks for their patience during the long meeting, packed... Read more
The delegates at the Ordinary General Assembly of the European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) decided about the composition of the Executive Board of the Federation for the next four years.
Josep M. Pla, president of the Andorran Sailing Federation, was confirmed as president for another term in office. Pınar Coşkuner Genç (TUR), Yana Dobzhitskaya... Read more
The European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) has been working closely with the international Pirat Class Associations for several years. Since 2017, the biannual Pirat European Championships have been held under the EUROSAF umbrella, which not only ensures international recognition, but is also a mark of quality for compliance with international standards.
Already... Read more
European Sailing Federation and International 420 Class will continue the EUROSAF 420 Circuit
EUROSAF, the continental association for the sport of sailing in Europe, and the International 420 Class Association, one of the biggest dinghy classes, will continue with the EUROSAF 420 Circuit, a circuit of regattas within Europe, successfully launched... Read more
2021 starts with everybody—from Federations and Clubs to event organisers and sailors—intent on resuming sailing and sailing related activities. Of course we all need to adapt to current possibilities in terms of travelling and gathering, very much limited currently. Let us wish they do not become still more restricted, while the pandemic situation seems to worsen, and... Read more
EUROSAF successfully managed Race Officials Exchange for first half of 2021. On Saturday the annual EUROSAF Race Officials Exchange Meeting took place, where the delegates of the EUROSAF Members allocate places for Race Officials to different events hosted in Europe. Despite the difficult situation for Members and event organizers, 29... Read more
Looking back at the almost expended year, we all come to realize how deeply the unexpected has disrupted our lives and our sport. At the Executive Board of EUROSAF we feel fortunate to have been able to hold, after the first wave of the pandemic in March, two EUROSAF... Read more
Last Sunday the results of the elections to the World Sailing Board were announced. Mr Quanhai Li (CHN) was elected World Sailing President. He was joined by 7 Vice-Presidents: Ms Özlem Akdurak (TUR), Mr Philip Baum (RSA), Mr Tomasz Chamera (POL), Ms Sarah Kenny (AUS), Mr Yann Rocherieux (FRA), Ms... Read more
We hope that in 2021 all scheduled sailing events can take place again. For some of the planned EUROSAF Events we already have the confirmation of organisers. For the following three events in 2021 we are asking for bids:
EUROSAF Inclusive European Championship
EUROSAF Match Racing, Women's European Championship
EUROSAF Double Handed Mixed... Read more
I wish you, your family, and your sailors are in good health. It is with great sadness that we learnt about Zvi Ziblat (ISR) passing away a few days ago. His was an untamed voice strongly defending his views about sailing, sailing administration, and decision-making shortfalls; we sadly lose... Read more
Zvi has been connected to sailing all his life and was active as a Race Official and Committee Member on international level until the end. EUROSAF's Honorary Presidents George Wossala and Oleg Ilyin express their condolences on behalf of the entire Federation.
With the deep sad and heavy load on... Read more
At the end it was a close and long duel between French team Benjamin Schwartz and Marie Riou against Íker Martínez and Natalia Via-Dufresne (ESP) with the French finally on top. "It was a hard and complicated race where we made some risky choices that turned out to be some bad... Read more
The EUROSAF L30 European Championship is taking place from today on at Marseille. The event will be sailed on the place of the future 2024 Olympic Games. At the end seven teams from seven nations will compete, sailors from France, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Ukraine, Poland and Spain will compete until... Read more
We are still in unchartered waters concerning the possibility for all sailors across Europe to resume sailing. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tried to keep as many EUROSAF events as possible to help come out of the current blocked situation, to give sailors opportunities to compete... Read more
The second edition of the EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship will take place from 30 August to 5 September. Start and finish will be in Genoa, Italy. Due to technical issues in the EMOEC registration process, now solved, the deadline for registration has been extended from 1st to 10th of August.
The regatta... Read more
With big regret we have to inform that the Organizers in conjunction with EUROSAF have made the decision to cancel the 2020 EUROSAF Match Racing, Open European Championship that was planned this August in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The decision to cancel this event has been made following discussions with Sverdlovsk Yachting Federation... Read more
The EUROSAF Executive Board is in regular contact with EUROSAF Event organizers to continuously evaluate the situation affecting the European Championships planned for this season. Although we are starting to see the first signs of restrictions on normal daily activities being relaxed slightly, most of us are still a long... Read more
In these difficult pandemic times for all countries and sailors in Europe, the EUROSAF Executive Board wishes you, your families, and your sailors a good health.
2020 Electronic General Assembly
On 28 March we held a conference call with 41 attendees from 26 Members where we jointly examined the items put... Read more
Federico Piani (University of Trento) successfully defended his BSc thesis “Report on the Training of Race Officials in European National Sailing Associations. A Geographical Comparison”, a study on RO distribution in Europe promoted by the EUROSAF European Sailing Academy Working Party.
For all who are interested in the study find here... Read more
Neusiedl am See, 11 March 2020
Official Notice of Cancellation of Physical Meeting & Notice of Electronic Meeting
The situation generated by COVID-19 seems to be getting out of hand and many European countries are introducing strong prohibitions to international travel and even to internal movements. It has become very difficult to anticipate... Read more
The next General Assembly is coming up! Coronavirus notwithstanding, we will meet in Zagreb from 27 to 29 March, with the official meeting taking place on Saturday 28. Get ready to attend by registering and quickly grab the last rooms available at the special rate negotiated by our hosts... Read more
Federació Catalana de Vela, the regional sailing federation in Catalonia, northeastern Spain, organizes biannually a sailing congress (Congrés de la Vela Catalana) where professionals from the sailing community gather to exchange the latest news.
EUROSAF President, Josep M Pla, made a presentation about the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event, the... Read more
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
The EUROSAF Race Officials Exchange Meeting took place last weekend in Dublin. Thanks to the professional organisation of the conference by Jack Roy, president of Irish Sailing, delegates from all over Europe were able to concentrate fully on the distribution and allocation of the places for Race Officials... Read more
The EUROSAF European Sailing Academy Working Party (ESA WP) held a fruitful meeting in Barcelona on 16 December. The meeting was hosted by Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB), organizers of the Barcelona World Race and developers of many educational tools directed at secondary school and University levels. Their premisses at... Read more
The holiday season is almost here and I hope you are getting ready for some sailing—be it on water, on snow, or on ice! Before the closing of 2019 I take the opportunity to update you on EUROSAF activities this fall and to announce what awaits you in 2020.
EUROSAF... Read more
I wish you had a wonderful sailing summer; I feel confident fall will be propitious.
EUROSAF was not idle during this period and I am happy to report on some achievements
2019 EUROSAF Events
The EUROSAF Women Match Race Europeans took place in Lake Ledro, Italy, from 20 to 23 June. Pauline... Read more
The start of this "World Premiere" for the new Olympic Discipline, the EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship takes off with a nice sailing in front of the iconic San Marco square in the very center of Venice, Italy.
An interested audience was welcoming the seven teams including several Olympic medals, Figaro... Read more
This year’s EUROSAF Pirat European Championships took place in Bayramoğlu, Turkey. 45 teams from seven nations sailed eight races in three racing days. After all, it was all up to the Germans. They took the first eight places, and of course all medals. Best ranked non-German team and, at the... Read more
The second edition of the L30 Class European Championships took place at the beginning of September on Lake Garda. The Host Club, Circolo Vela Gargnano, made it possible to sail nine races in three days. Teams from Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Great Britain, and Ukraine raced for EUROSAF medals and championship... Read more
You the Members gave the EUROSAF Executive Board a poke in Istanbul during the last General Assembly, asking us to work towards defining and promoting a better integration of EUROSAF into World Sailing (WS). The current Governance Reform Proposal, open for consultation, directly mentions a possible role for Continental... Read more
Last weekend the EUROSAF Youth Match Race European Championship took place on Lago di Ledro in Italy. Eight teams from six countries competed in the event. Rocco Attili, with Ludovico Mori and Giulio Tamburini, faced the finals by appearing first and held up against the outgoing European champions, the French Aurélien... Read more
The EUROSAF Women Match Race European Championship took place last weekend on beautiful Lago di Ledro, Italy. Six crews entered the event, heading for the continental title awarded at the Associazione Vela Lago di Ledro.
On the first racing day the Race Committee, chaired by Carmelo Paroli, in accordance with the... Read more
We met in Istanbul in April for the EUROSAF General Assembly and also, with many of you, in London in May for World Sailing Mid Year meeting. At the General Assembly you had the opportunity to be updated with EUROSAF projects and also to give us a push! Thank... Read more
Last week the EUROSAF European Para Inclusion Championships took place on Lake Traunsee. The competitions for the European Championship title in the 2.4 mR and Hansa 303 classes were not held as Para competitions, but as Inclusion classes. The joy of barrier-free cooperation in sailing thus unites people with and... Read more
The EUROSAF Annual General Meeting 2019 took place from 19 to 21 of April in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to the professional organization of the Turkish Sailing Federation, 37 delegates, observers, and guests could fully concentrate on the extensive and diversified program. All in all 25 member nations were represented in... Read more
EUROSAF Annual General Meeting
12 April - 14 April 2019
Fenerbahçe Sports Club Sailing Section
Friday, 12 April 2019 09:30h - 12:30h EUROSAF Board Meeting 14:30h - 18:00h Committee Workshops 18:00h - 18:15h Coffee Break 18:15h - 19:45h Sum Up Committees Saturday, 13 April 2019... Read more
Balatonfüred, Hungary, will host the 2019 World Sailing Development Symposium from 1-3 April at the Anna Grand Hotel, the first in Europe following the events launched in 2012. Dublin, Ireland, hosted the inaugural Development Symposium in 2012 and since then the event has been hosted at global destinations, touching many of... Read more
2018 was remarkable for sailing as a sport and 2019 got off to a wonderful start—or not. Some developments in 2018 point out to a clear need to strengthen good governance and early 2019 brought the sad news of Jeff Martin, sailing long-standing figure and friend, passing away, which... Read more
Training, study, and research activities are the founding points of the agreement signed between the Polytechnic of Turin and the European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF). Together they will promote initiatives, programs, and synergistic research aimed at sharing experiences and information on technology and science related to the Sports Engineering sector through... Read more
The 125. Kiel Week is linking tradition and innovation. "After a year of records in 2018, the 125. edition of the Kiel Week will be a year with new elements. It is the event's nature to constantly reinvent itself and unite new elements with traditional classes", said the Head of... Read more
Disabled and not handicapped: Sailing together. Compete against each other. Having fun. Celebrate together. Collective experience. From 27th of May until 2nd of June a very special event is taking place at Lake Traunsee as part of Traunseewoche. For the first time the competitions for the European Championship title in... Read more
The EUROSAF Race Officials Exchange Meeting took place last weekend in Athens. Thanks to the professional organisation of the conference by the Hellenic Sailing Federation, the delegates from 25 European national federations were able to concentrate fully on the distribution and allocation of the places for Race Officials at sailing... Read more
As the current is steadily pushing us towards the end of the year, we are making the most of the gusts that are lingering; we all know they will shortly wane to give way to the holiday season.
At the EUROSAF Executive Board we are still busy in favour of... Read more
From 16 to 17 January 2019 the first Sailing Top Seminar, part of the programme for the Second-Level Specializing Master in Sports Engineering, will take place in Biella (Italy). Organized by Politecnico di Torino in cooperation with EUROSAF, this one and a half day seminar is open to sailing experts... Read more
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... Read more
As many of you are heading to Sarasota for World Sailing’s Annual Conference, I take the opportunity to invite you to an informal EUROSAF meeting that will take place on Wednesday 31, 1900-2000, place to be announced at the Networking Event that starts the same day at 1830.
The EUROSAF... Read more
I wish your summer was full of enjoyable and enriching sailing experiences.
We have just received the sad, disappointing, and enraging news that Sailing shall not be included on the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sports programme. The sailing community, including EUROSAF, has put quite some effort to secure the... Read more
All in all 16 teams from 13 European countries competed in this year's EUROSAF Match Racing European Championships in Talllinn, Estonia. Swiss team from Eric Monnin took gold, beating the local heroes around Mati Sepp and his teammates. Bronze was given to the French team from Maxim Mesnil. Haven Kakumäe... Read more
The premiere event of EUROSAF Club Sailing Championships ended today, Saturday 21 July 2018, with 4 races near the old castle of Navarino Bay. Smooth winds allowed the teams to fight for a possible repositioning on the overall classification.
The team of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) won this championship... Read more
Top sailing clubs from all over Europe are gathering from the 17 – 21 July in Pylos, Greece. Almost 200 years after the historic battle of Navarino, the last battle fought entirely with sailing ships, a modern yacht fleet battles again in these historic waters. This time it is a... Read more
"On the final day it was different", said the Eurosaf Para Sailing European Championships winner in the 2.4mR Damien Seguin (France) beaming with joy: The wind had been less. But in big or lighter winds, Damien Seguin was almost always in the front. He also won the Medal Race and... Read more
Starting next autumn, EUROSAF Committee member Alessandro Pezzoli will direct a 2nd level Specializing Master's Programme in Sports Engineering. The call for applications is open until the 20th of July. Circulate this information to interested parties!To achieve outstanding performance, an athlete needs the contribution of an entire team that must efficiently and... Read more
A year ago Piotr Cichocki (POL 2904) became World Champion in the Hansa 303, with the event hosted by Kieler Woche. This year the world’s biggest sailing regatta is hosting the European Championships and the Polish sailor is once again setting the pace, winning both of first day's races. In... Read more
Following the past General Assembly, the Executive Board has set its views on the year ahead. Here is a summary of what happened and what to expect.
2018 Ordinary General Assembly
The Ordinary General Assembly was held with great success in Limassol, thanks to the wonderful hospitality and streamlined organisation bestowed... Read more
This year’s General Assembly of the European Sailing Federation took place on 21 April in Limassol, Cyprus. About 50 participants took part in the EUROSAF meeting, representing 29 member MNAs. The Assembly was given a brief review of last year’s activity and a preview of projects to strengthen and develop... Read more
From EUROSAF Executive Board we wish that 2018 has started well for you, your families, and your projects. As we are nearing the end of the first year of activity, we are converging towards the next AGM with a host of exciting projects.
2018 Annual General Meeting
The next EUROSAF Annual... Read more
EUROSAF's Race Officials Exchange Programme was the first EUROSAF meeting of 2018 and took place at the Royal Malta Yacht Club on 27 January 2018.
Race Officials and delegates from 30 countries convened to organize racing for 2018 in Europe. Under the expert guidance of Nino Shmueli (RO Committee Chair) and... Read more
First official guest visited EUROSAF's office in Neusiedl am See. Peter Wolsing, president of the International Sailing League Association (ISLA), came to Austria for a working meeting to establish how ISLA and Continental federations should and could work together.
Photographic credit: EUROSAF. Read more
Best sailing and personal wishes for 2018 from EUROSAF Executive Board.
Since my previous message, the numerous European delegates present in Mexico received a personal update on EUROSAF’s progress from Committees’ Chairs, Vice-Presidents and myself. We plan to make such meetings an official item in World Sailing meetings’ schedule. Some developments have taken place since then.
Race Officials Exchange Meeting
The Race... Read more
We are proud to announce that the first EUROSAF Club Sailing European Championship will take place from 17 to 21 July 2018 in Pyros, Greece.
As league sailing is one of the most innovative and growing discipline in sailing, we are very happy to play an active role in its development... Read more
The 2018 EUROSAF Parasailing European CHampionship will take place in Kiel (Germany) from 20 to 24 June 2018, together with the Kiel Week. The classes sailed will be the 2.4mR and the Hansa 303.
The enthusiasm about the perfect integration of the Para World Sailing Championships at the Kiel Week 2017... Read more
EUROSAF Match Racing Open European Championship 2018 will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, at Haven Kakumäe Marina, from 8 to 12 August. The regatta is organized by Tallinn Yacht Club, Haven Kakumäe Sailing Center, and Estonian Match Race Union.
A maximum of 16 teams can participate in the event and the... Read more
EUROSAF has been advancing steadily since my last message in September and I am happy to report again.
Executive Board Meeting
On October 7th the Executive Board held a meeting in Neusiedl-am-See (Austria), close to Vienna, thanks to the generous invitation of the Österreichischer Segelverband, the Austrian Sailing Federation. When the... Read more
I am happy to announce that EUROSAF’s Committees have been formed and have started their work. Find enclosed the list of members. This was the last remaining task left in order to set up all the administrative gear needed for EUROSAF to sail steady again. Now it is up... Read more
The 2017 EUROSAF Parasailing Europan Championship was held in Gdynia (Poland) from 18 to 22 July 2017. The event was organised by the Polish Yachting Asssociation in conjunction with Para World Sailing and Gdynia Sport Center.
European titles were awarded in the following classes: 2.4mR, Hansa 303, and SJUD 18. Read more
Since the last message you received, five weeks ago, we at EUROSAF’s Executive Board have been working to provide you and all our MNAs with new material and proposals towards the correct workings of EUROSAF.
Four weeks ago you received the Terms of Reference of the newly formed EUROSAF Committees... Read more
Six weeks have passed since we last met in Sofia for the EUROSAF AGM. During this time we, at the Executive Board, have taken the helm of EUROSAF and started to sail. Let me highlight the first lap.
On the administrative front, the Secretary General has sent all EUROSAF MNAs... Read more
Under the auspices of the Bulgarian Minister of Youth and Sports and after months of preparation and internal discussions, a new Constitution was approved by the Members. A document that will give the Continental Federation for Sailing in Europe the framework and ability to handle the challenges faced by sailing... Read more