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 with an impressive performance second to none. Hansen Bjorn on the helm, together with Anton Dahlberg, Mathias Bredin and Nils Bjerkas never let any team a chance to pass them at the finishing line. "We took the opportunity to participate at this event on Greece as kind of a preparation for the Sailing Champions League. What we found here in Pylos was a fanstatic sailing venue with perfect sailing conditions. We are proud to claim the first title in this new format! As former match race professionals and passionate swedish league sailors we think it is time to establish an european tour in this umpireed fleet race format".
On position two we find the young dynamic team from the UYC Traunsee, Austria. Adam Smith on the helm kept the best performing Greek team from the Patras Sailing Club at distance. Marios Zisimatos and his youngsters from Patras reached a secure 3rd place. At the last racing day, Kaldis Harris from Piraeus Sailing Club moved up to the 4th place.
Roland Regnemer, Secretary General of Eurosaf, stated "that the objectives of this first launch for the European's were more than accomplished, particulary in such a lovely place like Navarino Bay/Pylos". The effort of the Sailing Club Pylos "Nestor" together with the Swiss Sailing League Association has let the sailors to have fantastic races at an amazing sailing arena. The cooperation between various nations (sailing clubs, organisations and sponsors) have shown off border sailing on high level sport and the necessary fun. As a result the event has brought the fever of League Sailing to Greece. The OA expresses a great thank you to all involved and is proud to have shared so many moments of Greek hospitality.
The medals have been given to:
1. Royal Swedish Yacht Club / KSSS (SWE)
2. Union Yacht Club Traunsee (AUT)
3. Patras Sailing Club (GRE)