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2008 Europeans - Scarlino, Italy

2008 Finn European Championship
 
Club Nautico Scarlino
 
 
 
RankNatSailNoHelmCrewClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8MTotalNettNotes
1st GBR 3 Ben Ainslie   RCYC 1.0 16.0 4.0 2.0 8.0 1.0 (84.0 DSQ) 8.0 2.0 126.0 42.0  
2nd CRO 524 Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic   JK Zenta, Split (84.0 DSQ) 4.0 9.0 8.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 6.0 4.0 131.0 47.0  
3rd FRA 73 Guillaume Florent   Dunkerque Yachting Club 2.0 2.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 12.0 6.0 (20.0) 16.0 68.0 48.0  
4th SLO 5 Gasper Vincec   Jd Finn Slo 6.0 1.0 3.0 13.0 9.0 15.0 (84.0 DSQ) 4.0 8.0 143.0 59.0  
5th DEN 2 Jonas Hogh-Christensen   Royal Danish Yachtclub 4.0 12.0 10.0 5.0 (30.0) 10.0 2.0 11.0 12.0 96.0 66.0  
6th CAN 41 Christopher Cook   RCYC 14.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 11.0 (84.0 DSQ) 16.0 18.0 152.0 68.0  
7th SWE 11 Daniel Birgmark   GKSS 3.0 (84.0 BFD) 14.0 19.0 18.0 4.0 7.0 3.0 6.0 158.0 74.0  
8th NED 842 Pieter-Jan Postma   KWS 9.0 15.0 1.0 (20.0) 2.0 17.0 10.0 7.0 14.0 95.0 75.0  
9th USA 4 Zach Railey   ST.FYC (63.0) 6.0 5.0 7.0 5.0 16.0 3.0 21.0 20.0 146.0 83.0  
10th ESP 100 Rafael Trujillo   Ren la Linea (35.0) 7.0 11.0 16.0 16.0 27.0 4.0 1.0 10.0 127.0 92.0  
11th POL 7 Rafal Szukiel   AZS UWM Olsztyn 15.0 17.0 16.0 10.0 20.0 13.0 5.0 15.0 (24.0) 135.0 111.0  
12th FIN 218 Tapio Nirkko   EPS 20.0 23.0 17.0 4.0 4.0 26.0 12.0 9.0 (31.0) 146.0 115.0  
13th GBR 111 Ed Wright   RYA 8.0 13.0 8.0 28.0 14.0 2.0 (84.0 BFD) 29.0 14.0 200.0 116.0  
14th NZL 1 Dan Slater   MBBC 32.0 11.0 7.0 (84.0 OCS) 19.0 6.0 16.0 17.0 13.0 205.0 121.0  
15th AUS 221 Anthony Nossiter   Middle Harbour YC 24.0 (28.0) 12.0 23.0 12.0 3.0 9.0 22.0 16.0 149.0 121.0  
16th ITA 117 Giorgio Poggi   SV Guardia Finanza 11.0 26.0 15.0 22.0 (29.0) 14.0 15.0 25.0 15.0 172.0 143.0  
17th FRA 972 Ismael Bruno   Cnschoelcher 7.0 21.0 23.0 29.0 6.0 (31.0) 24.0 28.0 12.0 181.0 150.0  
18th TUR 211 Ali kemal Tufekci   IYK (62.0) 22.0 18.0 17.0 25.0 24.0 14.0 5.0 28.0 215.0 153.0  
19th FRA 69 Jonathan Lobert   SNO Nantes 22.0 5.0 24.0 (27.0) 13.0 18.0 20.0 27.0 27.0 183.0 156.0  
20th GBR 625 Ed Greig   Warsash SC 26.0 8.0 (84.0 OCS) 15.0 32.0 5.0 29.0 18.0 25.0 242.0 158.0  
21st IRL 5 Timothy Goodbody   RIYC 27.0 (84.0 BFD) 13.0 30.0 22.0 21.0 22.0 2.0 22.0 243.0 159.0  
22nd RUS 9 Eduard Skornyakov   Moscow Sailing School (54.0) 14.0 22.0 9.0 24.0 25.0 8.0 30.0 35.0 221.0 167.0  
23rd GER 771 Jan Kurfeld   YC Wismar 1961 E.V. 37.0 25.0 25.0 6.0 27.0 (44.0) 18.0 10.0 21.0 213.0 169.0 Juniores
24th POL 17 Piotr Kula   BTZ Biskupiec 10.0 10.0 (41.0) 14.0 26.0 30.0 37.0 23.0 26.0 217.0 176.0 Juniores
25th CZE 1 Michael Maier   YCR (52.0) 30.0 21.0 37.0 15.0 23.0 23.0 24.0 17.0 242.0 190.0  
26th ITA 101 Riccardo Cordovani   FV Riva del Garda 21.0 19.0 36.0 35.0 31.0 (84.0 DNF) 17.0 12.0 23.0 278.0 194.0  
27th GBR 88 Mark Andrews   Largs S S 31.0 33.0 26.0 11.0 28.0 7.0 (34.0) 32.0 30.0 232.0 198.0  
28th NOR 1 Peer Moberg   KNS 23.0 (84.0 BFD) 19.0 84.0 OCS 10.0 28.0 11.0 13.0 11.0 283.0 199.0  
29th ITA 90 Emanuele Vaccari   CV Roma 5.0 29.0 29.0 (47.0) 33.0 38.0 13.0 26.0 37.0 257.0 210.0  
30th AUT 3 Florian Raudaschl   UYC Wolfgangsee 30.0 20.0 28.0 36.0 21.0 19.0 21.0 41.0 (84.0 DNC) 300.0 216.0  
31st CYP 19 Haris Papadopoulos   CYA 39.0 (84.0 BFD) 46.0 31.0 11.0 20.0 19.0 14.0 44.0 308.0 224.0  
32nd SWE 6 Bjorn Allansson   GKSS (50.0) 9.0 20.0 26.0 40.0 35.0 39.0 31.0 29.0 279.0 229.0  
33rd GBR 634 Andrew Mills   Queen Mary SC (84.0 OCS) 84.0 BFD 35.0 24.0 17.0 9.0 25.0 19.0 33.0 330.0 246.0  
34th NED 787 Nanno Schuttrups   WSV Het Witte Huis 34.0 32.0 42.0 18.0 41.0 41.0 (55.0) 34.0 20.0 317.0 262.0  
35th CZE 3 Rudolf Lidarik   LS Brno 17.0 24.0 30.0 38.0 47.0 34.0 38.0 35.0 (49.0) 312.0 263.0  
36th ESP1 1 Diego Fructuoso   Club Islas Menores Murcia (51.0) 27.0 34.0 34.0 38.0 42.0 28.0 39.0 32.0 325.0 274.0  
37th CZE 52 Tomas Vika   YC Cheb 33.0 36.0 33.0 32.0 37.0 37.0 33.0 (44.0) 41.0 326.0 282.0 Juniores
38th CAN 1 Matt Johnston   RCYC 48.0 (84.0 BFD) 44.0 41.0 34.0 22.0 26.0 38.0 34.0 371.0 287.0  
39th GRE 8 Alexandros Dragoutsis   Sea Sports Club 47.0 37.0 (50.0) 25.0 35.0 48.0 31.0 36.0 46.0 355.0 305.0  
40th ITA 40 Marko Kolic   CV Torbole 13.0 (84.0 DNC) 37.0 60.0 23.0 29.0 60.0 84.0 BFD 19.0 409.0 325.0  
41st ITA 70 Francesco Lubrano   RCC Tevere Remo 41.0 34.0 49.0 33.0 (57.0) 32.0 35.0 56.0 45.0 382.0 325.0  
42nd UKR 5 Andriy Gusenko   DNIPRO 25.0 35.0 38.0 48.0 (51.0) 43.0 46.0 47.0 48.0 381.0 330.0 Juniores
43rd BUL 24 Mihail Kopanov   OMK Nessebar (72.0) 18.0 47.0 42.0 43.0 39.0 47.0 45.0 50.0 403.0 331.0  
44th NED 45 Dennis de Ruiter   WV Randmeer 12.0 45.0 40.0 57.0 45.0 (63.0) 43.0 55.0 36.0 396.0 333.0  
45th ITA 68 Piero Romeo   CV Grosseto 68.0 (84.0 BFD) 48.0 12.0 49.0 53.0 32.0 62.0 18.0 426.0 342.0  
46th RUS 14 Dmirtry Tereshkin   Krasnodar (70.0) 43.0 31.0 40.0 55.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 43.0 429.0 359.0  
47th HUN 8 Marton Beliczay   Alba Regia SC 38.0 40.0 (68.0) 43.0 46.0 50.0 64.0 42.0 55.0 446.0 378.0  
48th ITA 97 Carlo Recchi   CV Torbole 45.0 (84.0 BFD) 53.0 46.0 44.0 45.0 52.0 48.0 47.0 464.0 380.0 Juniores
49th HUN 6 Gaszton Pal   YEGY-BKV SC 16.0 31.0 43.0 (68.0) 54.0 56.0 58.0 63.0 60.0 449.0 381.0  
50th ITA 2 Marco Buglielli   CV Roma 43.0 42.0 51.0 56.0 (59.0) 51.0 42.0 46.0 51.0 441.0 382.0  
51st CAN 4 Abe Torchinsky   Royal Vancouver YC 74.0 (84.0 BFD) 45.0 45.0 60.0 36.0 27.0 57.0 42.0 470.0 386.0  
52nd GER 717 Sebastian Kaule   SC Schkossbucht Schwerin 56.0 (84.0 BFD) 27.0 54.0 62.0 46.0 48.0 54.0 40.0 471.0 387.0 Juniores
53rd POL 1 Michal Strusinski   Spojnia Warszawa 58.0 38.0 64.0 53.0 (67.0) 52.0 41.0 37.0 59.0 469.0 402.0  
54th BRA 10 Eduardo Couto   CBVM (84.0 OCS) 84.0 BFD 39.0 44.0 39.0 47.0 30.0 84.0 BFD 39.0 490.0 406.0  
55th ITA 82 Roberto Bosetti   CV Torbole 18.0 49.0 56.0 (66.0) 64.0 58.0 50.0 61.0 58.0 480.0 414.0  
56th ITA 926 Simone Mancini   YCRM Pisa 49.0 48.0 55.0 51.0 (66.0) 54.0 62.0 51.0 52.0 488.0 422.0  
57th NED 41 Karel Van Hellemond   Hwh Kwvl 46.0 (84.0 BFD) 84.0 OCS 39.0 48.0 40.0 51.0 33.0 84.0 DNC 509.0 425.0  
58th RUS 5 Alexey Selivanov   Krasnodar (84.0 OCS) 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 21.0 36.0 33.0 44.0 40.0 84.0 DNC 510.0 426.0 Juniores
59th DEN 231 Kenneth Boggild   Vallensbaek Sejlklub 40.0 (84.0 BFD) 52.0 55.0 50.0 60.0 56.0 67.0 53.0 517.0 433.0  
60th CZE 21 Jan CaJCIC   YC Pardubice 53.0 41.0 69.0 (74.0) 53.0 57.0 40.0 65.0 57.0 509.0 435.0 Juniores
61st CZE 81 Tomas Hrncal   YC Pardubice 28.0 60.0 (77.0) 63.0 56.0 62.0 57.0 59.0 64.0 526.0 449.0 Juniores
62nd POR 5 Frederico Melo   Naval De cascais 67.0 (84.0 BFD) 32.0 50.0 42.0 55.0 84.0 DNF 84.0 DNC 38.0 536.0 452.0 Juniores
63rd NED 844 Gert Van der Heijden   DSWZ Broach 44.0 59.0 65.0 49.0 61.0 75.0 36.0 66.0 (84.0 DNC) 539.0 455.0  
64th ITA 71 Lorenzo Podestà   CV La Spezia 55.0 (84.0 BFD) 67.0 64.0 52.0 59.0 54.0 50.0 56.0 541.0 457.0 Juniores
65th RUS 91 Viacheslav Sivienkov   Moscow Sailing School 29.0 57.0 73.0 69.0 (75.0) 67.0 65.0 43.0 66.0 544.0 469.0 Juniores
66th POL 77 Maciej Pezala   MKR Tramp Mielno 42.0 54.0 66.0 52.0 65.0 66.0 66.0 60.0 (68.0) 539.0 471.0 Juniores
67th HUN 270 Geza Huszar   Siraly Vsc 36.0 47.0 60.0 72.0 72.0 71.0 45.0 68.0 (84.0 DNC) 555.0 471.0  
68th RUS 17 Vasily Kravchenko   Moscow Finn Association 60.0 46.0 (74.0) 71.0 63.0 61.0 59.0 58.0 54.0 546.0 472.0  
69th HUN 128 Peter Haidekker   AYC 59.0 53.0 (72.0) 62.0 58.0 64.0 71.0 53.0 65.0 557.0 485.0  
70th ITA 13 Paolo Cisbani   CVP (73.0) 50.0 59.0 59.0 73.0 73.0 73.0 52.0 62.0 574.0 501.0  
71st USA 24 Conrad Brown   California Yacht Club 19.0 39.0 54.0 70.0 70.0 (84.0 DNF) 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 588.0 504.0  
72nd GRE 71 Davourlis Panagiutis   NCPF 66.0 44.0 62.0 58.0 68.0 69.0 67.0 (84.0 DNC) 84.0 DNC 602.0 518.0  
73rd POL 9 Tomek Kosmicki   WKZ Wolsztyn 64.0 56.0 61.0 67.0 (77.0) 77.0 69.0 71.0 63.0 605.0 528.0  
74th ITA 27 Andrea Bianchi   CN Scarlino 57.0 (84.0 BFD) 58.0 65.0 69.0 68.0 70.0 64.0 84.0 DNC 619.0 535.0  
75th SRB 1 Srdjan Volarevic   YC Zemun 69.0 62.0 57.0 73.0 (78.0) 72.0 72.0 70.0 61.0 614.0 536.0  
76th SRB 7 Branislav Erac   Gemax 61.0 61.0 70.0 61.0 (80.0) 78.0 68.0 74.0 70.0 623.0 543.0  
77th GRE 3 Constantinos Gnafakis   N.O.K. Vouliagmenis 65.0 55.0 71.0 78.0 71.0 79.0 63.0 69.0 (84.0 DNC) 635.0 551.0  
78th ITA 5 Francesco Cinque   LNI Anzio (84.0 OCS) 51.0 63.0 75.0 79.0 74.0 53.0 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 647.0 563.0  
79th GRE 2 Eirinaios Gnafakis   N.O.K. Vouliagmenis 75.0 58.0 76.0 77.0 74.0 65.0 74.0 72.0 (84.0 DNC) 655.0 571.0  
80th SRB 71 Darko Burcul   YC Gemax (76.0) 52.0 75.0 76.0 76.0 76.0 75.0 73.0 69.0 648.0 572.0  
81st ITA 722 Michele Tognozzi   CV Castiglione Pescaia (84.0 DNC) 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 70.0 61.0 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 719.0 635.0  
82nd ITA 103 Mauro Merlini   LNI Follonica 71.0 (84.0 DNC) 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 67.0 726.0 642.0  
83rd GRE 7 Aimilios Papathanasiou   Olimpiakos (84.0 DNF) 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 84.0 DNC 756.0 672.0  

2009 Europeans - Varna, Bulgaria

Finn European Championship, Varna, Bulgaria

21-29 August 2009

 

 
RankBowSailNoDivNatCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10TotalNett
1st 11 CRO 524   CRO Ivan KLJAKOVIC GASPIC 1.0 3.0 4.0 8.0 (13.0) 2.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 2.0 41.0 28.0
2nd 27 FIN 218   FIN Tapio NIRKKO 9.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 (19.0) 14.0 5.0 6.0 1.0 14.0 76.0 57.0
3rd 31 GBR 111   GBR Edward WRIGHT 2.0 4.0 (76.0 OCS) 11.0 1.0 4.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 8.0 134.0 58.0
4th 12 CRO 25   CRO Marin MISURA 4.0 (20.0) 19.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 8.0 12.0 3.0 80.0 60.0
5th 32 GBR 41   GBR Giles SCOTT 5.0 1.0 14.0 12.0 2.0 17.0 2.0 5.0 15.0 (36.0) 109.0 73.0
6th 54 NED 842   NED Pieter-Jan POSTMA 3.0 8.0 16.0 (34.0) 9.0 1.0 7.0 2.0 14.0 13.0 107.0 73.0
7th 24 EST 2   EST Deniss KARPAK 6.0 7.0 8.0 3.0 (26.0) 16.0 10.0 4.0 3.0 20.0 103.0 77.0
8th 30 GBR 634   GBR Andrew MILLS 10.0 5.0 1.0 17.0 5.0 11.0 4.0 17.0 (48.0) 11.0 129.0 81.0
9th 55 NOR 1   NOR Peer MOBERG 11.0 24.0 3.0 (76.0 DNF) 6.0 15.0 17.0 9.0 4.0 6.0 171.0 95.0
10th 59 POL 7   POL Rafal SZUKIEL 13.0 21.0 10.0 18.0 7.0 (76.0 BFD) 18.0 3.0 8.0 4.0 178.0 102.0
11th 34 GBR 88   GBR Mark ANDREWS 19.0 9.0 (76.0 OCS) 16.0 4.0 6.0 11.0 11.0 35.0 1.0 188.0 112.0
12th 2 AUT 3   AUT Florian RAUPASCHL 12.0 16.0 (34.0) 9.0 15.0 9.0 8.0 21.0 2.0 21.0 147.0 113.0
13th 58 POL 17   POL Piotr KULA 7.0 14.0 5.0 (45.0) 12.0 8.0 6.0 16.0 36.0 10.0 159.0 114.0
14th 73 SWE 6   SWE Bjorn ALLANSSON 8.0 10.0 13.0 13.0 (27.0) 19.0 12.0 7.0 26.0 16.0 151.0 124.0
15th 80 UKR 1   UKR Oleksiy BORYSOV 18.0 19.0 11.0 6.0 (38.0) 10.0 31.0 19.0 7.0 5.0 164.0 126.0
16th 64 RUS 9   RUS Eduard SKORNYAKOV 14.0 15.0 18.0 23.0 11.0 (33.0) 16.0 13.0 10.0 9.0 162.0 129.0
17th 9 FRA 115   FRA Thomas LE BRETON 20.0 11.0 7.0 14.0 16.0 13.0 14.0 (48.0) 32.0 25.0 200.0 152.0
18th 48 ITA 101   ITA Riccardo CORDOVANI 21.0 17.0 15.0 20.0 18.0 22.0 (28.0) 12.0 19.0 18.0 190.0 162.0
19th 14 CYP 19   CYP Haris PAPADOPOULOS 17.0 23.0 9.0 2.0 14.0 28.0 15.0 37.0 (41.0) 32.0 218.0 177.0
20th 22 CZE 1   CZE Michael MAIER 16.0 13.0 21.0 28.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 23.0 18.0 (35.0) 217.0 182.0
21st 39 GRE 77 (J) GRE Ioannis MITAKIS 37.0 31.0 (40.0) 7.0 17.0 40.0 30.0 14.0 5.0 19.0 240.0 200.0
22nd 50 ITA 117   ITA Giorgio POGGI 22.0 12.0 23.0 32.0 20.0 18.0 24.0 18.0 (45.0) 39.0 253.0 208.0
23rd 28 FRA 112   FRA Jonathan LOBERT (76.0 OCS) 6.0 28.0 40.0 24.0 5.0 13.0 27.0 31.0 37.0 287.0 211.0
24th 61 POR 5   POR Ferderico PINHEIRO DE MELO 15.0 33.0 6.0 47.0 8.0 7.0 22.0 28.0 (63.0) 47.0 276.0 213.0
25th 21 CZE 52 (J) CZE Tomas VIKA 28.0 25.0 31.0 27.0 29.0 12.0 (76.0 DNF) 20.0 23.0 42.0 313.0 237.0
26th 56 POL 45 (J) POL Jakub PASIK 41.0 (76.0 DNC) 27.0 1.0 22.0 41.0 26.0 35.0 50.0 7.0 326.0 250.0
27th 62 RUS 1   RUS Alex SELIVANOV 31.0 35.0 (43.0) 10.0 41.0 35.0 33.0 29.0 22.0 17.0 296.0 253.0
28th 51 HUN 6   HUN Gaszton PAL 27.0 38.0 12.0 38.0 30.0 29.0 23.0 (66.0) 39.0 22.0 324.0 258.0
29th 26 EST 11 (J) EST Lauri VAINSALU 23.0 34.0 37.0 44.0 (54.0) 23.0 35.0 22.0 17.0 24.0 313.0 259.0
30th 77 UKR 5 (J) UKR Andriy GUSENKO 36.0 37.0 38.0 (43.0) 32.0 20.0 37.0 38.0 13.0 12.0 306.0 263.0
31st 10 CRO 11 (J) CRO Josip OLUJIC 25.0 39.0 26.0 31.0 10.0 39.0 25.0 42.0 (49.0) 33.0 319.0 270.0
32nd 49 ITA 123 (J) ITA Filippo BALDASSARI 24.0 22.0 33.0 51.0 25.0 24.0 29.0 15.0 53.0 (65.0) 341.0 276.0
33rd 17 CZE 9   CZE Michal HRUBY 38.0 26.0 22.0 (76.0 DNF) 76.0 BFD 32.0 27.0 50.0 21.0 15.0 383.0 307.0
34th 35 GER 771   GER Jan KURFELD (76.0 DNF) 18.0 76.0 DNE 48.0 42.0 25.0 20.0 31.0 29.0 28.0 393.0 317.0
35th 36 GER 500   GER Philipe FISCHER 48.0 (53.0) 32.0 36.0 43.0 43.0 40.0 24.0 27.0 29.0 375.0 322.0
36th 41 GRE 8   GRE Alexandros DRAGOUTSIS (76.0 DNC) 29.0 29.0 30.0 23.0 31.0 55.0 40.0 37.0 55.0 405.0 329.0
37th 66 RUS 57 (J) RUS Egor TERPIGOREV 39.0 41.0 45.0 15.0 35.0 56.0 43.0 26.0 (76.0 DNF) 40.0 416.0 340.0
38th 65 RUS 707 (J) RUS Egor LARIONOV 33.0 32.0 42.0 24.0 49.0 34.0 36.0 (65.0) 43.0 48.0 406.0 341.0
39th 33 GBR 642   GBR John TREMLETT 26.0 30.0 (76.0 OCS) 41.0 28.0 30.0 39.0 55.0 54.0 38.0 417.0 341.0
40th 7 BUL 24   BUL Mihail KOPANOV 29.0 (54.0) 52.0 22.0 40.0 46.0 44.0 33.0 51.0 27.0 398.0 344.0
41st 1 AUS 54   AUS Nathan QUIRIK (65.0) 51.0 24.0 29.0 31.0 49.0 59.0 32.0 55.0 30.0 425.0 360.0
42nd 20 CZE 81 (J) CZE Tomas HRNCAL 47.0 48.0 30.0 (55.0) 46.0 50.0 34.0 36.0 24.0 45.0 415.0 360.0
43rd 25 EST 3   EST Heiko EESALU 32.0 40.0 36.0 21.0 57.0 37.0 50.0 (58.0) 34.0 54.0 419.0 361.0
44th 52 HUN 8   HUN Marton BELICZAY 35.0 42.0 56.0 (76.0 OCS) 37.0 36.0 41.0 49.0 47.0 23.0 442.0 366.0
45th 38 GER 772   GER Ulli KURFELD 42.0 28.0 39.0 50.0 39.0 42.0 46.0 30.0 (62.0) 51.0 429.0 367.0
46th 79 UKR 21 (J) UKR Anton SADCHYKOV 43.0 46.0 47.0 37.0 36.0 38.0 47.0 39.0 40.0 (59.0) 432.0 373.0
47th 75 TUR 211 (J) TUR Alican KAYNAR 34.0 36.0 44.0 46.0 33.0 (76.0 BFD) 49.0 51.0 44.0 50.0 463.0 387.0
48th 37 GER 717   GER Sebastian KAULE 40.0 27.0 20.0 53.0 34.0 (76.0 BFD) 45.0 47.0 66.0 64.0 472.0 396.0
49th 46 IRL 1   IRL Roger Anthony CRAIG 60.0 56.0 (76.0 OCS) 19.0 61.0 55.0 62.0 41.0 11.0 34.0 475.0 399.0
50th 19 CZE 3   CZE Rudolf LIDARIK 30.0 44.0 51.0 35.0 (76.0 DNF) 27.0 38.0 34.0 76.0 DNE 70.0 481.0 405.0
51st 57 POL 12 (J) POL Milosz WOJEWSKI 53.0 45.0 17.0 49.0 51.0 26.0 19.0 (76.0 DNF) 76.0 DNE 76.0 DNE 488.0 412.0
52nd 71 RUS 91 (J) RUS Viacheslav SIVENKOV 52.0 50.0 41.0 39.0 52.0 52.0 (58.0) 46.0 42.0 41.0 473.0 415.0
53rd 23 CZE 11 (J) CZE Patrik DEUTSCHER 50.0 59.0 62.0 33.0 53.0 57.0 (66.0) 44.0 16.0 44.0 484.0 418.0
54th 70 RUS 17   RUS Vasiliy KRAVCHENKO 46.0 57.0 55.0 (64.0) 55.0 48.0 32.0 45.0 33.0 49.0 484.0 420.0
55th 45 GRE 71   GRE Panagiotis DAVOURLIS 51.0 47.0 50.0 25.0 59.0 53.0 (61.0) 61.0 57.0 26.0 490.0 429.0
56th 16 CZE 21 (J) CZE Jan CAJCIK 49.0 55.0 (76.0 DNC) 62.0 45.0 44.0 42.0 25.0 52.0 76.0 DNF 526.0 450.0
57th 6 BUL 82   BUL Georgi YORDANOV (76.0 DNC) 58.0 54.0 70.0 68.0 45.0 48.0 52.0 30.0 31.0 532.0 456.0
58th 4 BUL 8   BUL Anastas PETROV 56.0 (60.0) 49.0 52.0 47.0 54.0 53.0 43.0 58.0 46.0 518.0 458.0
59th 5 BUL 855 (J) BUL Dimitar VANGELOV 54.0 66.0 46.0 26.0 48.0 64.0 65.0 (76.0 DNC) 46.0 57.0 548.0 472.0
60th 74 TUR 35   TUR Efe KUYUMCU (76.0 OCS) 52.0 63.0 66.0 56.0 47.0 52.0 60.0 25.0 58.0 555.0 479.0
61st 42 GRE 6 (J) GRE Alexandros RARIS 44.0 49.0 60.0 61.0 60.0 51.0 56.0 (62.0) 38.0 61.0 542.0 480.0
62nd 13 CRO 52 (J) CRO Nikola BARIC 55.0 61.0 61.0 54.0 44.0 61.0 54.0 57.0 56.0 (69.0) 572.0 503.0
63rd 53 ITA 134   ITA Vittorio D'ALBERTAS 58.0 65.0 35.0 60.0 50.0 58.0 70.0 59.0 (76.0 DNF) 56.0 587.0 511.0
64th 8 BUL 1   BUL Stoil STOILOV 61.0 68.0 57.0 59.0 58.0 63.0 (73.0) 68.0 28.0 52.0 587.0 514.0
65th 3 BUL 77   BUL Alexandar ALEXANDROV 59.0 63.0 48.0 (68.0) 63.0 62.0 51.0 56.0 59.0 53.0 582.0 514.0
66th 60 POL 9   POL Tomasz KOSMICKI 45.0 43.0 25.0 (76.0 DNC) 76.0 DNC 76.0 DNC 60.0 54.0 76.0 DNC 76.0 DNC 607.0 531.0
67th 15 CZE 221   CZE Daniel VINKL 70.0 (76.0 DNC) 64.0 56.0 65.0 67.0 69.0 64.0 20.0 62.0 613.0 537.0
68th 44 GRE 21 (J) GRE Antonis TSOTRAS 57.0 62.0 58.0 42.0 62.0 (76.0 BFD) 64.0 69.0 65.0 67.0 622.0 546.0
69th 18 CZE 55 (J) CZE Milan HRNCAL 63.0 (69.0) 59.0 69.0 64.0 68.0 57.0 53.0 61.0 63.0 626.0 557.0
70th 81 USA 666   USA Bogomil PEHLIVANOV 69.0 71.0 53.0 58.0 67.0 66.0 (74.0) 63.0 68.0 66.0 655.0 581.0
71st 69 RUS 72   RUS Roman KOTLYAROV 62.0 64.0 68.0 67.0 66.0 60.0 63.0 (70.0) 64.0 68.0 652.0 582.0
72nd 47 ITA 36   ITA Mario BORROI 64.0 70.0 67.0 65.0 70.0 69.0 (71.0) 71.0 69.0 43.0 659.0 588.0
73rd 43 GRE 14 (J) GRE Anastsios KATSIMIDIS 68.0 (73.0) 66.0 57.0 69.0 70.0 72.0 67.0 60.0 60.0 662.0 589.0
74th 63 RUS 7   RUS Alexander NOVIKOV 67.0 (72.0) 65.0 63.0 71.0 65.0 68.0 76.0 DNE 67.0 72.0 686.0 614.0
75th 67 RUS 71   RUS Leonid KLYAYMAN 66.0 67.0 69.0 (76.0 DSQ) 72.0 59.0 67.0 72.0 76.0 DNE 71.0 695.0 619.0

2006 Europeans - Palamos, Spain

European Championship 2006 - Palamos, Spain

 

 

1

GBR

111

Edward

Wright

2

6

1

3

42

1

4

4

25

2

FRA

73

Guillaume

Florent

1

11

10

5

4

4

1

3

31

3

CRO

25

Marin

Misura

8

8

3

6

3

2

25

6

42

4

SLO

5

Gasper

Vincec

5

3

6

12

6

25

16

2

52

5

DEN

2

Jonas

Høgh-Christensen

4

2

8

4

14

13

7

9

56

6

ESP

100

Rafael

Trujillo

23

1

12

2

8

7

43

5

63

 

7

SWE

736

Johan

Tillander

16

4

23

14

13

5

10

1

64

8

CRO

524

Ivan

Kljakvic-Gaspic

14

7

18

15

7

6

5

8

70

9

AUS

221

Anthony

Nossiter

3

19

5

1

22

51

12

7

76

10

FRA

972

Ismael

Bruno

6

16

20

9

1

17

33

10

89

11

CAN

41

Chris

Cook

13

18

17

30

16

3

2

2

71

12

NOR

1

Peer

Moberg

20

14

2

22

33

10

19

11

98

13

DEN

7

Soren

Holm

22

9

11

DNF

34

12

3

9

100

14

FIN

216

Tapio

Nirkko

12

23

13

7

45

22

21

5

103

15

POL

12

Waclaw

Szukiel

18

21

15

16

18

30

11

7

106

16

AUT

271

Florian

Raudaschl

9

10

31

26

2

28

17

15

107

17

POL

7

Rafal

Szukiel

15

29

4

28

10

20

29

3

109

18

SWE

11

Daniel

Birgmark

11

15

26

18

BFD

21

15

4

110

19

NED

842

Pieter-Jan

Postma

17

5

30

27

24

29

41

1

133

20

GBR

550

Matt

Howard

28

24

33

10

5

52

6

27

133

21

GBR

88

Mark

Andrews (J)

25

22

7

25

47

33

9

14

135

 

22

CZE

1

Michael

Maier

19

20

19

11

20

37

40

12

138

23

ESP

1

Diego

Fructuoso

10

36

29

21

21

DSQ

14

13

144

24

ESP

836

Alberto

Vadell Sabater

7

26

27

17

49

34

28

6

145

 

25

ESP

310

Pablo

Arrarte

33

13

22

13

11

26

32

31

148

26

CZE

9

Michal

Hruby

27

33

21

35

27

11

13

18

150

27

IRL

10

Aaron

O’Grady

26

27

14

31

19

19

31

16

152

28

USA

4

Zach

Railey

21

17

28

23

28

23

36

17

157

29

NED

80

S.E.

Willems

37

25

9

8

23

9

47

OCS

158

30

GBR

625

Ed

Greig

24

12

24

24

39

45

27

24

174

31

ITA

117

Giorgio

Poggi

34

34

35

46

41

14

18

28

204

32

NED

64

Wietze

Zetzema

29

30

43

36

17

16

39

40

207

33

IRL

5

Timothy

Goodbody

40

39

16

49

32

18

51

20

214

34

ITA

101

Riccardo

Cordovani

46

37

50

32

25

DNF

23

10

223

35

POL

17

Piotr

Kula(J)

32

28

39

53

46

39

20

26

230

 

36

NED

41

Karel

van Hellemond

45

35

32

37

57

35

8

39

231

 

37

GBR

634

Andrew

Mills J)

35

32

38

42

52

42

22

29

240

 

38

AUS

228

Josh

Beaver

31

31

25

29

DNC

31

56

41

244

39

GER

174

Matthias

Bohn

49

47

42

20

29

41

44

32

255

40

GBR

628

Nick

Craig

38

49

45

33

38

54

35

21

259

41

CAN

115

Derek

Mess

44

50

52

50

12

38

24

42

260

42

POL

1

Krzysztof

Dabkowski (J)

39

44

57

34

26

60

38

22

260

 

43

ESP

161

Miguel

Fernandez Vasco

43

59

47

47

9

24

59

35

264

 

44

ITA

660

Davide

Bortoletto

55

51

51

48

30

36

42

8

266

45

GRE

8

Alexandros

Dragoutsis

36

41

36

39

40

40

50

34

266

46

HUN

6

Gaszton

Pál

54

43

58

DNF

15

15

46

36

267

47

EST

7

Harles

Liiv

30

54

48

19

BFD

48

49

19

267

48

AUS

241

Brendan

Casey

53

53

37

40

35

27

34

DNC

279

49

POL

45

Piotr

Mazur (J)

50

52

59

44

43

8

45

44

286

 

50

ITA

68

Piero

Romeo

41

42

34

43

44

46

37

46

287

51

CZE

52

Tomas

Vika (J)

48

40

46

52

53

32

53

25

296

 

52

GBR

589

Peter

Davidson

60

55

41

45

37

49

26

49

302

53

GBR

99

Henry

Bagnall (J)

52

56

40

38

BFD

44

54

23

307

 

54

ITA

70

Francesco

Lubrano

47

45

55

DNC

48

55

30

30

310

55

SWE

6

Björn

Allansson (J)

42

38

56

41

50

47

52

48

318

 

56

HUN

8

Márton

Beliczay (J)

58

58

49

51

31

43

64

43

333

 

57

NED

804

Cees

Scheurwater

56

46

53

56

36

64

58

33

338

58

ESP

696

Alvaro

Elorza Herrá (J)

57

57

54

54

54

61

62

45

382

   

59

CZE

3

Rudolf

Lidarik

DNC

DNC

44

55

BFD

53

57

38

387

60

IRL

2

Guy

O’Leary

63

60

DNF

DNC

51

56

48

47

395

61

POR

83

Nuno

Espírito Santo

51

61

60

DNC

58

50

55

DNC

395

 

62

GBR

8

Tim

Carver

62

48

DNC

DNC

61

58

60

37

396

63

POR

55

Jorge

Pinheiro de Melo

59

62

61

DNC

59

57

63

DNC

421

   

64

ITA

941

Paolo

Cisbani

65

64

DNC

DNC

60

62

61

50

432

65

ESP

196

Pablo

López Baldán

64

63

DNC

DNC

55

59

65

DNC

436

 

66

POR

310

Rodrigo

Quina

61

65

DNC

DNC

62

66

66

51

441

67

ESP

190

Mauricio

Luque Diaz

DNF

DNC

DNC

DNC

56

63

DNF

DNC

459

68

ESP

316

Francisco

Javier Garcia Miura

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

65

DNC

DNC

475

 

69

GRE

7

Emilios

Papathanasiou

DNF

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

480

2005 Europeans - Kalmar, Sweden

Finn Europeans 2005 - Final results

 

1
GBR-3
Ben Ainslie
1
1
1
1
1
4
3
8
2
NZL-1
Dan Slater
2
35
2
13
2
13
1
33
3
SLO-5
Gasper Vincec
11
4
4
5
39
1
10
35
4
CRO-25
Marin Misura
7
3
6
14
5
8
7
36
5
GRE-7
Papathanasiou Emilios
22
2
9
2
9
2
13
37
6
ESP-100
Rafael Trujillo
5
6
5
16
6
5
29
43
7
DEN-2
Jonas Hogh-Christensen
9
7
3
6
42
3
19
47
8
UKR-1
Olexiy Borysov
18
42
7
12
8
10
5
60
9
SWE-11
Daniel Birgmark
6
5
13
17
16
19
12
69
10
POL-12
Waclaw Szukiel
12
15
8
3
19
28
16
73
11
GBR-111
Edward Wright
13
14
20
4
23
6
30
80
12
CRO-524
Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic
8
25
12
15
10
21
14
80
13
DEN-7
Soren Holm
48
10
19
9
14
9
21
82
14
NOR-1
Peer Moberg
4
17
14
8
11
37
35
89
15
CZE-1
Michael Maier
31
21
18
32
3
11
6
90
16
USA-4
Zach Railey
27
30
32
7
13
16
2
95
17
RUS-1
Vladimir Krutskikh
3
33
10
26
7
18
42
97
18
GBR-541
Chris Brittle
29
8
BFD
31
12
7
15
102
19
FRA-972
Bruno Ismael
19
11
28
22
25
14
25
116
20
CZE-9
Michal Hruby
21
13
17
25
24
31
18
118
21
SWE-736
Johan Tillander
30
26
21
18
22
12
22
121
22
DEN-9
Thomas Laursen
OCS
36
16
35
4
24
23
138
23
GBR-550
Matt Howard
38
12
15
19
36
22
54
142
24
AUS-228
Josh Beaver
15
22
26
10
46
BFD
31
150
25
ESP-310
Pablo Arrarte Elorza
50
34
11
28
21
23
41
158
26
NED-64
Wietze Zetzema
42
38
25
30
40
17
9
159
27
NED-6
Stefan de Vries
17
27
34
11
38
33
51
160
28
POL-7
Rafal Szukiel
43
23
38
24
20
34
26
165
29
AUS-221
Anthony Nossiter
26
19
31
36
55
15
45
172
30
POL-17
Norbert Wilandt
32
28
23
23
30
39
48
175
31
FIN-216
Tapio Nirkko
14
24
DNS
33
32
25
49
177
32
CRO-16
Emil Tomasevic
20
20
BFD
55
33
29
20
177
33
GBR-625
Edward Greig
52
9
BFD
46
15
38
27
187
34
IRL-10
Aaron O'Grady
33
16
55
21
26
43
59
194
35
AUT-271
Raudaschl Florian
55
41
22
20
37
32
43
195
36
ESP-836
Albert Vadell
DNF
18
54
42
27
27
28
196
37
GER-711
Andre Budzien
16
40
50
39
28
30
46
199
38
NED-80
Sander E. Willems
41
44
35
27
35
20
47
202
39
CZE-3
Rudolf Lidaik
36
47
33
29
17
48
62
210
40
GRE-8
Dragutsis Alexandros
34
49
30
50
34
42
24
213
41
GBR-88
Mark Andrews
35
29
43
40
31
41
37
213
42
ITA-25
Armando Battaglia
10
51
46
54
18
DNS
52
231
43
IRL-5
Timothy Goodbody
24
48
49
38
59
36
36
231
44
NED-41
Karel van Hellemond
23
32
39
57
56
44
40
234
45
GER-174
Matthias Bohn
44
39
27
51
66
45
33
239
46
HUN-6
Gaszton Pal
45
52
42
45
49
55
11
244
47
ITA-101
Riccardo Cordovani
25
37
DNS
43
63
26
50
244
48
POL-71
Krzysztof Dabkowski
47
45
48
41
47
40
39
259
49
SWE-739
Olof Lundqvist
56
68
45
37
65
58
4
265
50
DEN-231
Kenneth Bogild
58
43
24
53
69
51
38
267
51
FRA-9
Pierre-Alexis Ponsot
61
55
BFD
34
58
53
8
269
52
POL-45
Piotr Mazur
46
60
37
48
51
BFD
34
276
53
HUN-11
Peter Lovas
28
46
59
49
45
50
70
277
54
SWE-31
Bjorn Smit
39
50
36
63
43
49
61
278
55
SWE-41
Anders Nilsson
53
31
56
47
57
35
63
279
56
GRE-71
Davourlis Panagiotis
49
66
29
56
41
47
60
282
57
GER-150
Gunter O. Hoffmann
40
64
DNS
58
60
46
17
285
58
GER-108
Sebastian Munck
51
53
41
61
29
56
69
291
59
POL-41
Bartek Szydlowski
37
56
44
44
52
DNF
67
300
60
SWE-734
Stefan Fagerlund
62
59
52
52
53
57
32
305
61
ITA-27
Andrea Bianchi
59
54
53
DNF
62
54
58
340
62
GBR-631
Richard Hart
63
67
51
64
44
52
68
341
63
ITA-903
Francesco Faggiani
65
61
DNS
65
48
DNS
44
357
64
ITA-892
Cisbani Paolo
60
62
60
68
64
59
53
358
65
NED-11
Henk de Jager
66
63
40
60
67
BFD
64
360
66
DEN-218
Jesper Petersen
64
57
47
59
61
DNS
DNS
362
67
GER-19
Andreas Bollongino
70
58
58
62
54
61
DNF
363
68
HUN-8
Marton Beliczay
68
65
57
66
68
60
56
372
69
GER-262
UweBarthel
67
71
62
67
50
62
65
373
70
SUI-496
Gautschi Thomas
57
69
61
71
73
63
55
376
71
GER-37
Frank Westendorf
54
72
63
72
71
65
71
396
72
GER-92
Detlev Guminski
69
70
DNS
70
72
64
57
402
73
GER-12
David Guminski
71
73
DNS
69
70
66
66
415

History of the European Championship 1956 to 1975

History of the European Championship 1956 to 1975

Introduction

At the time that the Finn became the Olympic singlehander in 1952, the IYRU used to delegate the organisation of a European Championship with a crew of one to member countries. They had the freedom to select a suitable class for the event. In those days it was customary - as it was in the Olympic Games until 1996 - that the host country supplied the boats for the European Championship and that each country is allowed to enter only one sailor.

The sailors had to qualify in a local class and then adjust to the class the host country selected and the individual boat which was assigned to them each day. Before 1954 the event was generally sailed in the O-Jolle and won by sailors unknown in the Finn class.

The 1954 IYRU European Championship for a crew of one was delegated to the Federal Republic of Germany and organised again in the 1936 O-Jolle in Berlin on the Wannsee. Interesting for us is the fact that the people who were fast in the Finn were also representing their countries in that event. The favourite, Paul Elvström, won four races but had so many collisions in others that he finally ended up only 4th. The Championship was won by Andre Nelis - silver medalist in the 1956 Olympics - without winning a single race. The silver medalist of the 1936 Olympics Werner Krogmann was second and Rickard Sarby was third.

In 1955 the Championship was delegated to Austria and the O-Jolle was selected again for the races organised on Lake Traunsee. There were 11 races with generally very little wind. The Austrian Wolfgang Erndl became the European Champion. The Finn sailor Jan de Jong from Holland was third, Andre Nelis 6th, Vernon Stratton 8th and Rickard Sarby 12th after he had left the regatta because of the poor wind conditions.

1. European Championship 1956
Loosdrechter Lakes, Holland, August 20-25
15 entries from 15 countries

Belgium should have organised the IYRU European Championship for a crew of one. However because there was no suitable sailing area the Belgians gave the organisation to the Dutch. They in turn selected a totally unsuitable sailing area themselves, although they have such fine areas. The selected site was a former peat bog near Loosdrecht with very shallow water and hundreds of little islands left over from the peat-cutting. In addition the water was crowded with about 1000 recreational spectator boats and the little islands were heavily wooded. The competitors never saw the next mark and had to decide which of the various narrows between the basins might turn out to be the most advantageous.

However for the history of the Finn it is important that the Dutch selected for the first time the Finn Dinghy for that European Championship and provided 15 cold moulded boats, not all of which had self-bailers and buoyancy bags. There were very variable wind conditions so it heavily depended on the lot the sailors drew each day. Because of the unsuitable site Elvström refused to participate. The first European Champion of the Finn Class was Jürgen Vogler from the German Democratic Republic; the runner up was the Frenchman Didier Poissant, and Andre Nelis was third. In 7th place was Rickard Sarby, and in 11th Curd Ochwadt the promoter of the Finn Class in the Federal Republic of Germany. Also, at this European Championship the IFA was finally founded and had its first Annual General Meeting.

 

Final Results 1956

 

1.       Jürgen Vogler                          DDR                                   7839
2.       Didier Poissant                        F                                        7770
3.       Andre Nelis                            B                                        7369
4.       Richard Murray                       K                                        5885
5.       Y. Shavrin                               SR                                      5868
6.       B. Markus                              Z                                        5712
7.       Rickard Sarby                         S                                        5680
8.       E. Rundström                          N                                        4888
9.       Adelchi Pelaschier                   I                                         4827
10.     S. Payne                                 IR                                       4248
11.     Curd Ochwadt                        G                                        4204
12.     St. Rydgren                             L                                        2926
13.     Erzin Demir                             TR                                      2604
14.     A. Allende                              D                                        2352
15.     Willy Pieper                            H                                        1998
 

 

2. European Championship 1957
 
Naples, Italy, August 27-September 3
 
12 entries from 12 countries

The Italians selected the Finn again and provided 12 very nice brand new boats, all well and equally equipped. Racing was in Naples Bay - site of the Olympic racing three years later. There were 16 races scheduled, of which 10 were finally sailed. Winds were generally light and taking advantage of the tide was quite important. Andre Nelis won 8 races and became the superior winner. The battle for the runner-up was tight between Pelaschier, Vogler, and Schwarz. Sweden was represented by the nephew of Rickard Sarby, Bert Sarby.

Final Results 1957
 
1.       Andre Nelis                            B                                        10486
2.       Adelchi Pelaschier                   I                                         6943
3.       Jürgen Vogler                          DDR                                   6619
4.       Borge Schwarz                       D                                        5924
5.       Hans Sleeswijk                       H                                        5524
6.       Bert Sarby                              S                                        4271
7.       Jerome Harinkouck                 F                                        4223
8.       Czeslaw Marchaj                    PZ                                      3891
9.       Vernon Stratton                      K                                        3832
10.     Tonko Pivecevic                     Y                                        3715
11.     Hans Larcher                          Z                                        3553
12.     Erzin Demir                             TK                                     2751

 

3. European Championship 1958
Cascais, Portugal, September 3-7
12 entries from 12 countries

No country was particularly interested in being entrusted by the IYRU with the organisation of the 1958 European Championship. Finally Portugal accepted without ambition, lacking experience in the Finn. For the first time, the organiser invited the participants to bring their own boats in order to save the costs in building new ones. Four sailors brought their own dinghies and had a large advantage. The 8 new boats supplied by the organiser had never been sailed before and were inferior. An additional problem was the launching facilities. A crane lowered and lifted the boats with the skipper on board from a 20 m high quay. So this Championship was more a test of technical skills than of sailing abilities.

Final Results 1958
1.       Adelchi Pelaschier                   I                                         7684
2.       Karel Warburg                        H                                        6161
3.       Bernhard Reist                        Z                                        4021
4.       Harinkouck                             F                                        3952
5.       Arne Baltscheffsky                  L                                        3769
6.       Börge Schwarz                       D                                        3518
7.       Jürgen Vogler                          DDR                                   3427
8.       Richard Murray                       K                                        3396
9.       Bert Sarby                              S                                        2756
10.     Wolfgang Erndl                       OE                                     2510
11.     Curd Ochwadt                        G                                        1994
12.     Teixeiza da Fonseca                P                                        1265

 

4. European Championship 1959
 
Silsersee, Switzerland, August 27-30
 
18 entries from 18 countries

For 1959 the IYRU delegated the event to Switzerland. Although this country even today still has a strong O-Jolle fleet, the Finn was selected since it was the designated singlehander for the 1960 Olympics. The Swiss choose the Silsersee south of St. Moritz with usually strong winds, where however they had never before organised a sailing regatta. The 52 year old Dutchman Jan de Jong, 1.95 m tall, weighing 100 kg, but quick as a flash and smart, won four races and was twice runner-up. In second overall, the Frenchman Pinaud, had a number of new technical gadgets on his Finn. The German Democratic Republic sent J. Vogler who came third and had won the Gold Cup before. Fourth was Kuhweide, at that time only 16 years old.

Final Results 1959
1.       Jan de Jong                             H                                        5480
2.       Yves Louis Pinaud                  F                                        4290
3.       Jürgen Vogler                          DDR                                   4008
4.       Willy Kuhweide                      G                                        3845
5.       Henning Wind                         D                                        3816
6.       Per Jordebakke                      N                                        3646
7.       Adelchi Pelaschier                   I                                         3334
8.       Keith Musto                            K                                        2886
9.       Bernhard Reist                        Z                                        2633
10.     Peter Fürst                              OE                                     2524
11.     Andre Nelis                            B                                        2446
12.     E. Stadig                                 L                                        2038
13.     Bengt Hornevall                      S                                        1786
14.     B. Oliviera                              P                                        1723
15.     Andrzej Podolski                    PZ                                      1298
18.     Bir                                          TR                                      1131
17.     Tolnai                                     M                                       828
18.     Perrakis                                  GR                                     191

 

5. European Championship 1960
Ostende, Belgium, July or early August
10 entries from 10 countries

Four races between force 4 and 7 suited Paul Elvström perfectly and he won three of the races. 17 year old newcomer from the Federal Republic of Germany Willy Kuhweide won the first race, but scored never worse than 4th, and thus became runner-up. Host Andre Nelis won two races, but did not perform that well in the heavy wind and had a collision in the sixth race. In the fourth race, when it blew force 7, it is reported that Elvström in first and Kuhweide in second position did not dare to gybe. However Nelis in third position risked the manoeuvre, made it technically, but hit the mark, got entangled with the French Pinaud and lost several hundred meters.

Final Results 1960
1.       Paul Elvström                          D                                        5074
2.       Willy Kuhweide                      G                                        4870
3.       Andre Nelis                            B                                        4518
4.       Yves-Louis Pinaud                  Z                                        4393
5.       Hans Sleeswijk                       H                                        3472
6.       Jack Knights                           K                                        2635
7.       Göran Andersson                    S                                        2615
8.       Klaus Koop                            DDR                                   1566
9.       Jouko Valli                              L                                        1361
10.     Andrzej Podolski                    PZ                                      1193

 

6. European Championship 1961
Warnemünde, German Democratic Republic, July 14-18
14 entries from 14 countries

In splendid racing conditions seven races were sailed without a discard. After each race the overall lead changed. Before the last race in force 4-5 there were five competitors who could win the title. The Swede Goran Andersson won that race clearly and thought he was the champion until the last round. Chuchelov had a safe 2nd until he broke his mast step on the last beat and had to retire. So Willy Kuhweide moved into second position, which was just enough to take the championship.

Final Results 1961

1.       Willy Kuhweide                      G                                        5456
2.       Göran Andersson                    S                                        5326
3.       Walter Gärtner                        DDR                                   4886
4.       Wim Maarse                           H                                        4523
5.       Hubert Raudaschl                    OE                                     3850
6.       Alex. Chuchelov                      SR                                      3263
7.       Yves-Louis Pinaud                  F                                        2787
8.       Spacek                                   CZ                                      2719

 

7. European Championship 1962
Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany, June 12-16
11 entries from 11 countries

By 1962 the Finn was so well established even in the Federal Republic of Germany that it was selected (in disfavour of the 1936 O-Jolle) for the last European Championship for a crew of one under the IYRU flag. Only one mast and one sail were allowed and the reigning champ Willy Kuhweide as well as his Austrian friend Hubert Raudaschl blew their chances before the first start by selecting soft masts and flat sails. The wind turned out to be light and shifty all week. The Frenchman Francis Jammes developed a ‘new’ sailing technique, standing upright in his boat and pumping or gybing all the time. Jammes was leading up until the last race, but he failed to cover his only opponent and lost the title to the Swede Boris Jacobsson who had quickly picked up the art of questionable propulsion. The 3rd overall Jan de Jong and 4th Richard Creagh-Osborne despised the technique vehemently but the younger people swore to practise it.

 
Final Results 1962
1.       Boris Jacobsson                      S 318                                 5098
2.       Francis Jammes                       F 164                                 4730
3.       Jan de Jong                             H 43                                   4700
4.       Richard Creagh-Osborne        K 7                                     3825
5.       Wilhelm Kuhweide                  G 203                                 3633
6.       Hubert Raudaschl                    OE 31                                3378
7,       A. Schemer                             M 21                                  2264
8.       Börge Schwarz                       D 16                                   2232
9.       J. Kariofillis                             GR 6                                  2072
10.     Roar Larsen                            N 24                                   1868
11.     Dr. Fred Auer                         Z 81                                   857

 

8. European Championship 1963
Lake Balaton, Hungary, September 15-22
18 entries from 10 countries

The IYRU had decided not to continue with the European Championships after 1962. So the IFA picked up the tradition and delegated the event to Hungary. From now on two entries per nation were allowed. The beginning of the regatta was postponed by one day when the British and the Norwegian entry phoned that they had a car accident but would come soon - never to arrive. Bernhard Straubinger from the Federal Republic of Germany was leading with a large margin before the last race. However as in the year before, the smart Swede Boris Jacobsson won the last two races, while Straubinger finished only 11th and 6th, and thus won the championship for the second time. The second Swedish entry Andersson won the bronze.

 

Final Results 1963

1.       Boris Jacobsson                      S                                        6449
2.       Bernhard Straubinger              G                                        6237
3.       Bernt Andersson                     S                                        5421
4.       Miroslav Vejvoda                   CZ                                      4994
5.       Uwe Mares                             G                                        4898
6.       Walter Gärtner                        DDR                                   4764
7.       Hubert Raudaschl                    OE                                     3955
8.       A. Neeser                               Z                                        3647
9.       György Finaczy                       M                                       3614
10.     B. Horák                                CZ                                      3518

 

9. European Championship 1964
Oeresund, Denmark, August 26-31
32 entries from 20 countries

Six races in force 3-5 were sailed on three days and one race was abandoned when only 14 boats were still upright in force 6-8. The European Championship was the final selection for most of the participants for the Olympics soon after.

 

Final Results 1964

1.       Willy Kuhweide                      G 503                                 7743
2.       Henning Wind                         D 30                                   6245
3.       Wim Maarse                           H 260                                 6187
4.       Bernhard Straubinger              G 416                                 6187
5.       Boris Jacobsson                      S 318                                 4965
6.       Per Jordebakke                      N 60                                   4497
7.       Miroslav Vejvoda                   CZ 111                               4488
8.       Bernt Andersson                     S 448                                 4477
9.       Brian Saffery-Cooper              K 144                                 3740
10.     György Finaczy                       M 40                                  3447
11.     Mike Astley                            K 177                                 3226
12.     Miklos Tuss                            M 50                                  3051

 

10. European Championship 1965
Cascais, Portugal, September 6-12
29 entries from 16 countries

As a new regulation the ruling champion in addition to his countries quota of two and overseas countries were allowed to enter. The ruling US Champion Dick Tillman entered as the only non-European. Of the seven races one was light air, two were medium, and four heavy. A burning question at that time was how much wet sweaters or sweat shirts one should use before a limitation was set by the IYRU. For the first time two boats were disqualified by the jury for infringement of rule 60 - means of propulsion.

Final Results 1965
1.       Bernd Dehmel                         DDR 98                              7044
2.       Valentin Mankin                      SR 636                               6317
3.       Willy Kuhweide                      G 503                                 6016
4.       Jürgen Mier                             DDR 232                            5095
5.       Boris Jacobsson                      S 318                                 5003
6.       J. Stutterheim                          G 516                                 4965
7.       Henning Wind                         D 82                                   4639
8.       Hubert Raudaschl                    OE 31                                3869
9.       Arne Akerson                         S 321                                 3837
10.     Richard Hart                           K 131                                 3510
11.     Panagiotis Couligas                 GR 55                                3288
12.     Rogge                                     B 13                                   3252
13.     Dick Tillman                            US 419                               3159
14.     Rest                                        H 109                                 3140
15.     Mike Astley                            K 177                                 2999

 

11. European Championship 1966
Attersee, Austria, September 4-12
43 entries from 25 countries

Because of the authority he had gained by winning the 1964 Gold Cup, Hubert Raudaschl managed to convince the Council at the 1965 Gold Cup, to delegate the European Championship 1966 to Austria. Since the championship was open for all the non-European countries as well, all the top helmsmen had entered with the exception of Willy Kuhweide (because he had not qualified despite winning the Gold Cup that same year) and Henning Wind (who in those days refused to sail on fresh water on principle). The first race saw a lazy drifter, a five minute thunderstorm with Bruder on a screaming reach through the finishing line, many boats capsizing, and a sudden calm again with no hope for those under water to bail their boats. In rather shifty conditions Hubert Raudaschl capitalised from his knowledge of the local conditions. He had the best speed upwind, however he lost quite a bit again on the reaches and the runs. After a poor start in the regatta Raudaschl managed to take line honours four times and won convincingly with 14.7 points against runner up Jörg Bruder with 68.0.

Final Results 1966
1.       Hubert Raudaschl                    OE 81                                14.7
2.       Jörg Bruder                             BL 3                                   68.0
3.       U. Köhler                               Z 208                                 81.4
4.       Valentin Mankin                      SR 636                               85.0
5.       Dick Tillman                            US 419                               87.4
6.       E. Altmayer                             BL 25                                 88.7
7.       A. Rymkiewicz                        PZ 42                                 90.4
8.       B.E. Treleaven                        KZ 62                                101.0
9.       Bernd Dehmel                         DDR 9                                107.4
10.     A. Bally                                  Z 145                                 108.0
11.     Arne Akerson                         S 321                                 112.0
12.     Lucian Christl                          OE 70                                113.0
13.     Miroslav Vejvoda                   CZ 111                               116.0
14.     Serge Maury                           F 462                                 116.7
15.     S. Golser                                I 371                                  117.0
16.     B. Horák                                CZ 138                               120.0
17.     G. Wossala                             M 77                                  126.0
18.     P. Lippert                               DDR 3                                127.0
19.     W. Erdmann                           G 434                                 135.7
20.     György Finaczy                       M 40                                  142.4

 

12. European Championship 1967
Naples, Italy, August
43 entries from 24 countries

Conditions were mainly light and fluky. The championship was in doubt up to the last leg of the last race. Van Grünewaldt from Sweden had been leading on points from the second race on. However going into the last race Willy Kuhweide was only 1.4 points behind the Swede, if both discarded their worst race - with third place a good distance behind. When Kuhweide rounded the last mark third and the Swede was around 20th everybody thought that Willy would win the title once again. However Kuhweide made one of the few mistakes of his sailing career, tacked away from a veer and dropped to 9th. So both sailors finally discarded the last race and the Swede was the winner overall.

 
Final Results 1967
1.       Arnold von Grünewaldt           S 366                                 19.0
2.       Willy Kuhweide                      G 711                                 21.4
3.       Jürgen Mier                             DDR 3                                42.8
4.       Hubert Raudaschl                    OE 81                                60.0
5.       Henning Wind                         D 93                                   65.0
6.       Valentin Mankin                      SR 636                               73.7
7.       Fabio Albarelli                        I 406                                  74.0
8.       Jonty Farmer                           KZ 9                                  82.0
9.       V. Kozlov                               SR 381                               83.0
10.     Bernhard Reist                        Z 224                                 85.4
11.     Bernhard Straubinger              G 416                                 90.0
12.     Couligas                                  GR 37                                90.4
13.     Mauro Pelaschier                    I 388                                  92.0
14.     Carl van Duyne                       US 245                               98.0
15.     Miroslav Vejvoda                   CZ 111                               102.0
16.     Andy Zawieja                         PZ 321                               107.0
17.     Sturm                                      OE 50                                117.0
18.     Lucian Christl                          OE 70                                117.0
19.     J.P. Boumans                          B 6                                     119.0
20.     Wossala                                  M 77                                  122.0
22.     Jack Knights                           K 238                                 123.0
23.     Jose Manuel Quina                  P 65                                   125.0
24.     Dumont                                   F 365                                 128.7
25.     B. Horák                                CZ 7                                   129.0

 

13. European Championship 1968
Medemblik, Holland, August 26-31
32 entries from 19 countries

The championship was again in doubt right up to the last beat of the last race and eventually it was Arne Akerson’s better consistency that pulled him just ahead of Henning Wind and Uwe Mares. Winds were predominantly from the north-east and appeared to be very steady before the start. However, during the race, slow subtle swings were invariably present. Added to this problem was the notorious Ijsselmeer chop. However, despite all the pumping that was going on, all the helmsmen restricted themselves to one pump per surfable wave. Raudaschl sails set on Bruder masts was the rig of the day. Wedges were still much in evidence and the kicking strap had still not positively demonstrated any superiority over the wedge. The outcome depended finally on tactics and it was the aggressive genius of the Swedes and their flair for going well in moderate conditions that finally proved decisive.

Final Results 1968
1.       Arne Akerson                         S 321                                 44.0
2.       Henning Wind                         D 93                                   48.0
3.       Uwe Mares                             G 800                                 49.0
4.       Valentin Mankin                      SR 636                               56.7
5.       Andersson                              S 516                                 60.7
6.       Bernd Dehmel                         DDR 9                                62.7
7.       Zawieja                                   PZ 321                               64.7
8.       Hubert Raudaschl                    OE 101                              65.7
9.       Werenskiold                           N 83                                   67.7
10.     Binkhorst                                H 369                                 69.0
11.     Kozlov                                    SR 381                               70.4
12.     Maury                                     F 496                                 74.7
13.     John Maynard                         K 284                                 75.0
14.     Patrick Pym                            K 274                                 75.7
15.     Beck                                       H 381                                 83.7
16.     Köhler                                    L 142                                 84.7

 

14. European Championship 1969
Warnemünde, German Democratic Republic August 8-15
39 entries from 21 countries

Measurement was too strict, indicating, that there hardly existed any genuine Finns at that time on the entire globe. Philippe Soria disregarded the ‘suggestions’ of Vernon Forster and was disqualified after the second race. The wind wandered aimlessly around the compass in most of the races. But Sweden’s three representatives Akerson the ruling champion from 1968, Sall, and Liljegren set a record which was equalled in 1985 by the Danish but certainly can never be broken, by winning Gold, Silver and Bronze. Arne Akerson had the best speed in the difficult conditions and did not have to start in the last race in order to secure the title again.

Final Results 1969
1.       Arne Akerson                         S 321                                 48.7
2.       Börge Sall                               S 392                                 58.7
3.       Guy Liljegren                          S 554                                 74.1
4.       Jürgen Mier                             DDR 3                                77.7
5.       Andreas von Eicken                G 969                                 78.0
6.       Frits Beck                               H 381                                 78.5
7.       György Finaczy                       M 40                                  79.4
8.       Andrzej Zawieja                      PZ 321                               84.0
9.       Michel Hupin                          B 90                                   85.0
10.     Walter Mai                             G 991                                 102.7
11.     Valentin Mankin                      SR 36                                 106.7
12.     Panagiotis Couligas                 GR 117                              106.7
13.     Jan Winquist                           L 156                                 109.0
14.     Bernd Dehmel                         DDR 9                                115.0
15.     Tiemen Vries                           H 418                                 115.0
16.     Patrick Pym                            K 274                                 115.4
17.     Rafail Chucharov                     BU 4                                  121.0
18.     Robert Andre                          US 10                                 121.7
19.     Miroslav Vejvoda                   CZ 111                               123.0
20.     Vitall Dirdira                           SR 14                                 124.0

 

15. European Championship 1970
Dublin, Ireland, July 4-11
42 entries from 19 countries

There were three entries per country allowed, so the participation was very good. The championship was a test of stamina, determination and fitness. For the second half of the week the wind was hardly ever less than Force 4 and there were gusts of 7 or even more. After he had won the Gold Cup in 1969 Thomas Lundquist held up the Swedish flag again. Willy Kuhweide had bought back his old wooden Raudaschl boat and did much better than the previous year, finishing fourth. In the Wednesday race it was blowing so hard that Lundquist and Van Elst in first and second position wore round instead of gybing on the run. Because of fog on Tuesday there were two races scheduled on Thursday, the second of which should not have been held. Two competitors were discovered floating well away from their craft, including Gerardo Seeliger, later president of the IFA. The Canadian Phelan had his new Elvström boat sink under him. Most of the skippers wore too many wet sweaters which was unlimited by regulations at that time - and were unable to get back into their boats after a capsize. Wooden Bruder masts had taken over by 40-2.

Final Results 1970
1.       Thomas Lundquist                   S 532                                 26.0
2.       Guy Liljegren                          S 554                                 32.4
3.       Jürgen Mier                             DDR 3                                44.0
4.       Willy Kuhweide                      G 711                                 45.7
5.       Serge Maury                           F 96                                   50.0
6.       Hans Van Elst                         H 424                                 50.4
7.       György Finaczy                       M 40                                  54.0
8.       P. Mondéteguy                       F 612                                 70.3
9.       Bernd Dehmel                         DDR 9                                73.7
10.     R. Bergsten                             S 557                                 84.7
11.     Norman Freeman                    US 909                               87.0
12.     B. Watson                              K 233                                 87.7
13.     Walter Mai                             G 991                                 93.7
14.     Oleg Shilov                             SR 4                                   94.0
15.     Victor Potapov                       SR 15                                 101.7
16.     Gerardo Seeliger                     E 69                                   106.0
17.     Iain Macdonald-Smith             K 341                                 109.0
18.     C. Anderson                           L 159                                 115.0
19.     Elias Hatzipavlis                      GR                                     119.0
20.     Michel Hupin                          B 90                                   131.0

 

16. European Championship 1971
Athens, Greece, August 14-22
67 entries from 27 countries

Each country was allowed to send three competitors except Sweden who had an extra quota for the ruling champion. In the pre-race measuring Gilbert Lamboley tested his ‘Pendulum Method’ to obtain data on the centre of gravity and weight distribution of characteristic hulls. The wind stayed in the north throughout the series and was therefore rather strong. Racing on the 4th and 5th day had to be cancelled due to winds of Force 6 and over. Thomas Lundquist from Sweden finished 3rd in the 1st race but was scored as a non-starter because he had forgotten to take out his tally. This error cost him not only the race but eventually the championship. So it was the Dutch helmsman Baudouin Binkhorst who became the new European Champion, despite the fact that he never won a race. Neither did the second overall Magnus Olin.

 
Final Results 1971
1.       Baudouin Binkhorst                 H 454                                 34.0
2.       Magnus Olin                           S 509                                 35.4
3.       György Finaczy                       M 40                                  37.0
4.       Miroslav Vejvoda                   CZ 111                               49.0
5.       Victor Potapov                       SR 1                                   55.0
6.       Fritz Beck                               H 4                                     58.0
7.       Thomas Lundquist                   S 532                                 59.0
8.       Serge Maury                           F 7                                     62.0
9.       Fabio Albarelli                        I 450                                  62.4
10.     Minski Fabris                          Y 30                                   64.0
11.     Göran Andersson                    S 516                                 70.0
12.     Iain MacDonald-Smith            K 347                                 82.0
13.     P. Mondéteguy                       F 661                                 84.7
14.     John Clarke                            KC 111                              86.0
15.     Gerardo Seeliger                     E 69                                   87.0
16.     Kees Douze                            H 7                                     88.0
17.     Carl van Duyne                       US 245                               90.7
18.     Walter Bachmann                    Z 267                                 91.0
19.     Blazy Wyskowski                   PZ 179                               91.0
20.     G. Asblom                              S 585                                 93.7
21.     H. Hatzipavlis                          GR 122                              97.0
22.     S. Golser                                I 458                                  99.0
23.     J. Walle Hansen                      N 87                                   104.0
24.     Francis Jammes                       F 625                                 106.0
25.     Kai Krüger                             G 1233                               107.0
26.     Richard Storer                        K 360                                 109.0
27.     Ron Jenyns                             KA 9                                  112.4
28.     Patrick Pym                            K 274                                 116.0
29.     A. Rymkiewicz                        PZ 174                               116.0
30.     F. Schöttle                              US 224                               130.7
31.     Uwe Heinzmann                      G 1122                               132.0
32.     Ivan Hoffman                          CZ 3                                   142.0
33.     P. Grammatikou                      BU 321                              142.0
34.     Andy Zawieja                         PZ 321                               145.0
35.     Luciano Lievi                          I 417                                  147.0

 

17. European Championship 1972
Medemblik, Holland, June 14-19
47 entries from 26 countries

Wind conditions were good and from every point of the compass, ranging from light to force 7, but always shifty and demanding. Christian Schröder from the DDR won two races, was always among the top 8, and might have won even a third race when a self bailer broke while he was leading. Some of the competitors used the Mader hulls and the stiff Needlespar masts they would have to use at the Olympics, in order to become familiar with the new material. The traditional wooden masts proved to be far superior to the new aluminium masts.

Final Results 1972
1.       Christian Schröder                  DDR 8                                33.7
2.       Thomas Lundquist                   S 532                                 40.7
3.       Magnus Olin                           S 509                                 44.4
4.       Serge Maury                           F 1                                     59.0
5.       Kees Douze                            H 7                                     67.4
6.       Per Werenskiold                     N 83                                   68.0
7.       Bernd Dehmel                         DDR 9                                73.0
8.       Alex Welter                            BL 5                                   81.0
9.       John Bertrand                         KA 113                              81.0
10.     Kim Weber                             L 161                                 82.4
11.     Blazy Wyskowski                   PZ 179                               85.0
12.     Walter Mai                             G 1271                               86.0
13.     Carl Van Duyne                      US 245                               91.7
14.     Minski Fabris                          Y 30                                   93.0
15.     Ryszard Blaszka                      PZ 56                                 97.7
16.     Luciano Lievi                          I 417                                  102.0
17.     Claudio Biekarck                    BL 10                                 103.0
18.     B.B. Barbour                          SA 399                               106.7
19.     P. Mondéteguy                       F 6                                     108.0
20.     Uwe Heinzmann                      G 1122                               125.0
21.     K. Kruijer                               H 494                                 127.7
22.     Baudouin Binkhorst                 H 454                                 128.0
23.     Mauro Pelaschier                    I 460                                  132.0
24.     A. Papaioannou                      GR 165                              135.0

 

18. European Championship 1973
Wladislawowo, Poland, August 5-11
48 entries from 23 countries

The ruling European Champion Christian Schröder from the DDR this time won 3 of the 7 races and had a 10th as his discard. Lennart Gustafsson of Sweden got a 2nd overall, while the German Democratic Republic also took 3rd and 4th. Sailing conditions were very difficult with medium winds but all sorts of old waves from previous wind directions. The winning sailors from the DDR used a great variety of wooden masts. They had practised weeks before the event with the help of an extraordinary support team and gathered with scientific methods the right spar for the various conditions.

Final Results 1973
1.       Christian Schroeder                 DDR 8                                27.7
2.       Lennart Gustafsson                  S 589                                 37.7
3.       Jürgen Wolff                           DDR 29                              50.7
4.       Jochen Schümann                    DDR 9                                50.8
5.       Craig Thomas                         US 934                               61.4
6.       Ryszard Blaszka                      PZ 56                                 72.0
7.       Magnus Olin                           S 584                                 81.0
8.       Rolli Berdash                          SR 9                                   89.7
9.       Jean Pasturaud                        F 675                                 96.7
10.     Andrzej Zawieja                      PZ 321                               101.0
11.     David Howlett                         K 341                                 115.0
12.     Hans Van Elst                         H 424                                 115.4
13.     Carl van Duyne                       US 245                               118.0
14.     Elias Hatzipavlis                      GR 162                              132.0
15.     Bob Smith                               US 886                               137.0
16.     Uwe Heinzmann                      G 1122                               143.0
17.     Alex Welter                            L 5                                     147.0
18.     Sanford Riley                          KC 143                              147.0
19.     Sergej Konstancki                   SR 8                                   149.7
20.     Clive Roberts                          KZ 157                              152.0
21.     Andreas Haan                         M 11                                  160.0
22.     Kees Douze                            H 7                                     165.0
23.     Miroslav Cada                        CZ 1                                   165.0
24.     Richard Hart                           K 331                                 165.0
25.     Miklos Tuss                            M 50                                  175.0

 

19. European Championship 1974
Niendorf, Federal Republic of Germany, June 1-7
55 entries.

Wind conditions were excellent, the organisation on the water professional, the festivities ashore disappointing. The ruling world champion Serge Maury did not participate because he had failed to qualify in the French trials. In 1974 the Needlespar B mast was reported to be the best spar, and the Swedish Marinex sails were the choice of the champion.

Final Results 1974
1.       Guy Liljegren                          S                                        41.0
2.       Jacques Busquet                     F                                        52.7
3.       Elias Hatzipavlis                      GR                                     57.0
4.       Jean Grandchamp                   F                                        76.7
5.       Kent Carlsson                         S                                        79.0
6.       Andrei Balashov                      SR                                      81.7
7.       Christian Schröder                  DDR                                   89.7
8.       Jaques Rogge                          B                                        97.4
9.       David Howlett                         K                                        97.7
10.     Jürgen Wolff                           DDR                                   101.0
11.     Mauro Pelaschier                    I                                         118.7
12.     G. Ehlers                                 G                                        120.0
13.     Richard Hart                           K                                        120.0
14.     Ryszard                                  PZ                                      122.0
15.     Palmgren                                 L                                        123.0
16.     Kees Douze                            H                                        124.0
17.     Minski Fabris                          Y                                        124.7

 

20. European Championship 1975
Palamos, Spain, May 31-June 8
49 entries from 20 countries

Every day at about 2.00 pm there was a nice sea breeze, starting with force 1, later up to force 3. The first beat was better on starboard, later you had to keep right. You had to go to the corners, tacking up in the middle was disastrous. Lanaverre and Roga boats dominated the fleet. Serge Maury won the second and the last race, and the regatta overall by a good margin.

Final Results 1975
1.       Serge Maury                           F 711                                 33.0
2.       David Howlett                         K 341                                 51.4
3.       Mauro Pelaschier                    I 509                                  53.4
4.       Claudio Biekarck                    BL 69                                 71.0
5.       Ryszard Blaszka                      PZ 299                               73,7
6.       Van den Broek                       F 7                                     77.0
7.       Andrei Balashov                      SR 2                                   77.7
8.       Gerardo Seeliger                     E 99                                   81.0
9.       Luciano Lievi                          I 517                                  83.0
10.     Joaquin Blanco                        E 101                                 84.0
11.     Jonty Farmer                           KZ 149                              85.0
12.     Grandchamp                           F 710                                 90.0
13.     Jörgen Lindhardtsen                D 126                                 90.0
14.     Jaques Rogge                          B 2                                     91.4
15.     José Luis Doreste                    E 109                                 102.7
16.     Jochen Schümann                    DDR 9                                103.0
17.     Andreas Haan                         M 11                                  104.0
18.     Themelis                                 GR 49                                113.0
19.     Petaja                                     L 161                                 116.7
20.     Papacannou                            GR 1                                  120.0
21.     Baudouin Binkhorst                 H 6                                     120.7
22.     Roberto Haas                         A 42                                   124.0
23.     Lue van Keirsblick                  B 15                                   129.0
24.     Hans Van Elst                         H 524                                 132.0
25.     Richard Grönblom                   L 171                                 133.0
 

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