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Max Billerbeck wins Swiss Championships

Max Billerbeck wins the Swiss Championship 2018! Gernot Goetz becomes 2nd and Andreas Lutz Koernig 3rd - all from Germany. Erich Ott is best Swiss on 12th place. Best lady is Melanie Wendl from Austria. 29 boats from 5 different nations were at the start. Max has sailed a very consistent series discarding a 4th as the worst result. Former World Champion Antonio Lambertini from Italy won the last two races but had to carry a DNC as he did not sail the first two races. 

1. Max Billerbeck, GER
2. Gernot Goetz, GER
3. Andreas Lutz Koernig, GER
4. Tobias Hanke, GER
5. Kay-Hendrik Rethmayer, GER
6. Emilio Betta, ITA

Find the full results here:

Windy Kiel Week 2018

53 competitors raced at Kiel week 2018. Christoph Homeier from Germany won followed by last years winner Jesper Nielsen from Denmark and Joerg Schlienkamp from Germany. After only one race on the first day with a thunderstorm ending the racing for the day Kiel showed perfect sailing conditions with winds between 10-15 knots on the second day and 12-18 knots on the following days. 
After 10 races with only one discard all sailors were quite exhausted but happy. 

Full results

Jono Neate



Upcoming Events in June and July

The highlights of the European Season are coming up soon. Make sure not to miss them!!

  • Kiel Week in GER, one of the biggest sailing events worldwide!!!
  • Multi Class Event in Makkum, NED, great place to sail, normally quite windy
  • Spring Cup in Medemblik, NED, one of the best venues in Northern Europe, great preparation for the Europeans at Garda
  • Travemuende Week at the Baltic, GER, similar to Kiel week but more laid back and just a great party atmosphere
  • Pre Europeans in ITA, warm up for THE event
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Garda, ITA, race a major event at the legendary venue in Northern Italy

French Open 2018 in Quiberon

Paul Verhallen from NED won the French Open from Antonio Lambertini and Luca Bonezzi from Italy.


Worldwide Ballot 2018


2018 Ballot Instructions

The following are proposed changes for the International Contender Class Rules. This ballot comprises of proposed rule changes that were approved (received the required 2/3 majority) at the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Medemblik and the AGM at Sonderborg in 2017 and the AGM in McCrae in 2018. The delay for the 2015 proposal is due to failure to agree a wording with ISAF for the electronic equipment rule. This will need to be put into SI’s in the future if required at a regatta.

The proposals are now presented to the whole eligible (paid up) membership of the International Contender Association as at the time of the McCrea. National Secretaries or other responsible officers shall distribute this ballot to eligible members. Members who wish to vote must do so on this ballot paper and then return this ballot to an officer representing his/her country. Either in hard copy or electronically. That officer will:

  • Verify that the voter is eligible to vote:
  • Count the votes for and against the proposal.
  • Further, will report the sail number and name of each voter

The results of the balloting for each country shall be returned to the Secretary of the International Contender Association. Final NA results shall be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our rules state that the ballot can take a maximum of 3 months (07 June 2018) for the returns to come back to the secretary and only those returns shall be counted.