Dragon European Championship 2010

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Dragon European Championship 2010

Post by IDA » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:51 am

After the approval of the IDA, the Organizing Authority has issued the final Notice of Race for the European Championships in Hungary. The interest in coming to come to Hungary in June this year is high.

Preparations are well under way.The members of the Hungarian team at the Europeans in St.-Tropez personally invited all participants to next year’s the Championship in Balatonkenese.The date of the event is June 5-12th 2010 which will be preceded by the Hungarian Championship June 1-5th at the same venue.

Vilmos Náray, President of the Organization Committee President reports "I would like to thank all Dragon sailors in St.-Tropez for the enthusiastic welcome to our invitation’. The preparations are well under way and we have tested the venue at two regattas. The wind and weather was perfect which hopefully will also be the case at the Europeans.
Most of the participants of the previous major regattas have announced their entries for Hungary. Accommodation is available in the Hotel Marina Port (4-star) in the harbour itself or in a series of other hotels in a driving range of 10 minutes. Information regarding documentation and registration is available on the Event Website

We advise all sailors to make their commitments as soon as possible because the hotel in the marina – which would be the most convenient place for sailing and accommodation has only a limited number of rooms. Furthermore, there is a limitation to 75 boats which could only be increased by not more than 15 boats”

An International team, with Tony O’Gorman (IRL) as Chairman of the Jury, Gert Schmidleitner (AUT) as PRO, Günter Ahlers (GER), as Chief Measurer, a qualified Hungarian race management team and a high number of volunteers will guarantee a perfect organization. Erste Private Banking has been appointed by the Hungarian Dragon Class to sponsor the event.

The Organizing Committee plans a series of social events, including wine-tasting, ‘letcho’-cooking on a barbecue, an Opening Party and a Dragon Dinner.


Vilmos Náray
Secretary
Hungarian Dragon Association
info@dragonclass.hu
phone: (1) 225 7835
fax: (1) 225 7848
mobile: (20) 369 2126

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International Hungarian Dragon Championship (tune up)

Post by IDA » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:21 pm

The Notice of Race for the Hungarian Championship (tune up for the Europeans) has been published.

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European Championship 2010

Post by IDA » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:27 pm

Dear Dragon Sailors,

this is just a gentle reminder for those who have registered but not yet paid the entry fee of Euro 490.- per boat for the Europeans in Hungary that the deadline for transferring the entry fee is March 31st which is quite close. According to the Notice of Race late entrants shall pay a fee of Euro 590 which is due by March 31st.

Those who want to participate in the tune-up race, the Hungarian Championship, the entry fee for both regattas totals Euro 690 which is due by March 31st.

This letter is being sent to all who have registered for the Europeans, so I would like to apologize to all who have already sent us the payment and the necessary documents.

Thank you very much for your attention and we are looking forward to seeing you in Hungary soon. You will find all relevant information on our website http://www.dragoneuropeans.hu.

Best regards

Vilmos Náray
Chairman
Organizing Committe
Dragon European Championship 2010
Balatonkenese, Hungary

info@dragonclass.hu
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fax: (1) 225 7848
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European Championship 2010

Post by IDA » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:21 pm

Balatonkenese, March 25th, 2010 – more than 50 boats have already registered for the Europeans - Defending Champion Markus Wieser confirms his participation.

Deadline for the confirmation of the entries is March 31st, but the organizers calculate that there will be a bigger bulk of entrants in the last days. “The interest of Dragon sailors is high, the hotel in the marina is fully booked”, the Chairman of the Organizing Commmitte, Vilmos Náray said. The number of boats have been limited to 75, so it is high time for every dragons sending their entry forms.

The weather in Balatonkenese is turning now into springtime, 15-20 Celsius, sunshine and 5-8 degrees water temperature is typical. Early June usually brings winds from North and West, in the previous years the most races of the Hungarian Championship were sailed in winds of 10 to 25 knots.

A great number of the entrants for the Europeans plans also their participation in the Open Hungarian Championship from June 1st to 5th. The race courses and the race committee will be the same, so these days offer a unique opportunity for the participating crews to train in the waters off Balatonkenese. The organizers calculate for the “tune-up” races with a field of about 40 boats.

Analyzing the confirmation of entries it is obvious that the elite of the Dragon sailors will visit Hungary early June. Defending Champion Markus Wieser and the complete Ukrainian team will be there, as well as the very strong Russian “squadron’ with 11 boats, in addition to Vinci Hoesch who will be now at the helm and a lot of other top sailors.

Further information on http://www.dragoneuropeans.hu.


Further queries pls address to :

Vilmos Náray
Chairman of the organizing committee
e-mail: europeans@dragonclass.hu
phone: +36 20 369 2126

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Europeans 2010 -extended deadline

Post by IDA » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:15 pm

The organizing authority of the Dragon Europeans, in agreement with the IDA, has decided to extend the deadline for entries to the Europeans until April 30th, 2010. This should give the opportunity for some countries with "late springtime" to make some additional entries..

Accordingly, an amendment to the Notice of Race has been published on the official website of the Europeans, http://www.dragoneuropeans.hu. For your information please see entry list as of March 31st, 2010.
Vilmos Náray
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Europeans Entry List

Post by IDA » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:11 pm

64 entries are registered for the Europeans in the waters off Balatonkenese, Hungary. The extended deadline expired on April 30th. The Organizers have received 64 entries, some of which are still being checked. The field is comprised of boats from 16 nations, which is the biggest Dragon fleet ever seen on the Eastern side of the former Iron Curtain.

‘We are very pleased with the number of the entrants which shows that Dragon sailors think that there will be a good regatta on the waters off Balatonkenese’, race manager Vilmos Náray, Secretary of the Hungarian Dragon Association said.

The Hungarian Dragoneers expect more than 40 boats for the Hungarian International Dragon Championship, which starts on June 1, directly before the Europeans. The first official day of the Europeans – with registration and measurement – will be on Saturday, June 5.

You find below the list of entrants.
Event Website

Best regards

Vilmos Náray
Secretary
Hungarian Dragon Association

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Re: Dragon European Championship

Post by IDA » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:02 pm

No racing on Day 1 of the EuropeanChampionship. The nice summer weather with constant windcalm did not favour the organizers and participants of the Erste Private Banking European Dragon Championship in Balatonkenese, Hungary. On Monday morning the first race could not be started as planned because of the absence of the wind..In the early afternoon it seemed as though there would be some chance but the wind was not so assiduous as the competitors. The race was finally abandoned so the field returned to the port of Balatonkenese. Racing will continue on Tuesday.

Fiona Brown has been asked by the IDA to prepare some informal off the record updates from Balaton. She will be posting stories from time to time to her Blog. They will be informal only and all official information will be posted, as usual on the
Event Website
"Fi's Blog"
Photographs by Fiona Brown

Vobeczky Zoltán
President of Organization Commission Europeans
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(+36 20) 558 40 40

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Dragon European Championship

Post by IDA » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:37 pm

Balatonkenese, June 8, 2010 – No race could be started on Tuesday, the second day of the Erste Private Banking European Dragon Championship 2010, in Balatonkenese, Hungary. The weather is hot, the sun is shining, however, there is not any air movement above the surface of lake Balaton. The organizers expect a wind of about 6 knots for Wednesday, so the chances are good to start the first race tomorrow..

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Dragon European Championship

Post by IDA » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:58 pm

The title holder was the winner of the first races of European Dragon Championships. The third day began with windcalm again but in the early afternoon the wind started to blow, so the organizer managed to hold three races. In a southerly breeze about 6-8 knots the boat skippered by Markus Wieser won the first two races and finished 11th place in the third one. They are leading the fleet at the moment..

Overall Stephan Link is the second and Anatoly Loginov is the third. The best Hungarian boat was Seven Arts helmed by Dr.Péter Tenke with their 25th place. "We had two very good races, it was all about playing with the ships and it was pleasure for us. Last race we chose the wrong side of the starting line, so had to fight back and save our first place. Very good crew work and good tactics calls from my guys Sergey and Matti. We enjoy sailing on this lake together very much!! Race committee did a fantastic job to get three races today.” – told Markus Wieser.
Answering the question if they were optimistic about the upcoming days, he said: ”We have to contcentrate on each race and be patient”..

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Dragon European Championship

Post by IDA » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:28 pm

After six races Markus Wieser leads on the Europeans. After a hard day with lots of sailing in a Southerly breeze on Lake Balaton, Markus Wieser still leads the ranking on the Dragon Europeans in Hungary. The weather copied the day before, as the Southern wind came in the afternoon..

The first warning signal was made in a wind of about at 13.45 but the fleet was quite nervous so only the third start was successful. The two blackflag start made its victims: among others Markus Wieser, Evgen Braslavets, Vinci Hoesch and IDA Chairman Rob Campbell were too fast over the line... In the absence of Markus, Stephan Link from Germany proved to be the best. He won the race in front of Dirk Oldenburg and Lars Hendriksen.

Meanwhile the windspeed went up to 13 knots. The second race went smoothly from start and brought a happy to Mikhail Apukthtin to win the race. Peter Fröschl from Germany finished as second and Tamas Kelemen from Hungary came as third, breaking a wave of applause from the Hungarian support boats. The best result from a Hungarian Dragon sailor ever at a Europeans. But one was even happier: Markus Wieser who finished 5th and took the overall lead.

In the sixth race some gusts were even over 16 knots. Conditions changed a bit what favored Martin Palsson from Sweden who won the race, followed by Abram de Wilde with NED 305 and Remt Reemtsma from Germany. Although Markus Wieser finished as 8th, he kept his leading position as Anatoly Loginov, who is second overall, finished 11th.

For Friday, the last day of Erste Private Banking Dragon Europeans, the first warning signal is scheduled for 11.00.

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Dragon Europeans

Post by IDA » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:24 pm

Defending European Champion, Markus Wieser won the title again in Balatonkenese, Hungary on Friday. Markus made a perfect start, sailed to the first mark as second and kept calm throughout the whole race. In the end he finished as third, and won the Championship..

PRO Gert Schmidleitner started the race after one general recall under blackflag at 11.35 in a Southern breeze of 10 to 12 knots which caused a fairly choopy water close to the port. As this was the last race and only one race has been scheduled for the day, the first beat was quite long with 2.1 nautical miles.

Markus Wieser made a secure start from the middle of the line and came up as 2nd to the first mark. His direct opponent, Anatoly Loginov, was not among the first 30, so from that time he only had to sail into the finish.

The race was won by RUS 90 with Dmitry Berezkin, who came up with that victory to the second place in the overall ranking. The third place went to Anatoly Loginov, who worked himself up to place 13 in the 7th race.

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