BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by IDA » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:22 pm

To all sailors who plan to visit Sweden this summer and participate in in the BMW Dragon Gold Cup, take a look at how it looks on the Swedish west coast during the summer by going to this powerpoint presentation and seeing map, sail area, bridges and the picturesque island of Marstrand with the little ferry that takes 4 minutes to the mainland Koön..

The GKSS Application for the BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 in pdf

There is good accomodation available both in Marstrand and Koön

Please note that Many entries are still being received for the Gold Cup without ISAF Sailor ID Numbers. Please remember that these numbers are essential for entries to be accepted and for the Results to count for the International Ranking List. To obtain an "ISAF Sailor Classification", please go to http://www.sailing.org and register. We recommend you to do it well in advance, because it takes some time to get the answer from ISAF. Please read more here.

Owners of boats who have, or are intending to enter, all graded events, must ensure that these personal ID numbers (essential for helmsmen, ) have been, or will be, included on their entry forms, or arrange for them to be sent to the relevant Organising Authority as soon as possible.

For further information on these numbers see Part IV IDA Regatta Regulations and the article on page 26-7 of the IDA Yearbook. Numbers are easily obtainable from the ISAF website

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Official Website

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Gold Cup Corinthan Trophy

Post by IDA » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:05 pm

The IDA are delighted to announce that a Corinthian Trophy intiated by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club is to be presented by the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club at the Gold Cup as part of their 150th Anniversary celebrations later this year. It will be awarded to the first all Corinthian crew at future Gold Cup events..

The IDA are most grateful to the Royal Swedish Yacht Club for generously providing this prestigious Trophy. The Deed of Gift for this new Trophy is now on the Gold Cup Website

David Dale
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Dragon Gold Cup 2010 - Accommodation Update

Post by IDA » Wed May 05, 2010 8:38 am

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 accommodation update. You can still find houses, apartments and rooms in Marstrand as well as in the surroundings. If you prefer to rent a private house or an apartment please take a look at the alternatives listed under the heading "Accommodation". We will continue to update the website as soon as new alternatives are confirmed..

More alternatives outside Marstrand.In the beautiful archipelago outside Marstrand we can strongly recommend Salt & Sill and Pater Noster. These hotels are located within a short distance from Marstrand. Salt & Sill is Sweden´s first floating hotel and also known for their famous restaurant. The hotel is preferably reached by boat. Pater Noster is located on a small island in the outer archipelago, but still close to Marstrand. The only option to go there is by boat. Regarding boat transports please contact these hotels to hear what they can offer.

Lökebergs Conference Hotel is another option we can recommend. The hotel is located 10 minutes by car from Marstrand and several competitors will stay here. Please follow the updated information on the BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Official Website

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Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by IDA » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:44 pm

Competitors at the Gold Cup wishing to enter for the Corinthian Trophy must provide on their Entry Form ISAF ID numbers and ISAF Classification Code for all crew members.. Without this information they will not be eligible for the Corinthian Trophy. Information about the ID Numbers and Classification Code can be obtained
from ISAF Sailor Classification Code

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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:13 am

Impressive start field at BMW Dragon Gold Cup in Marstrand August 5-13th.

Sailors from around the world meet at Marstrand to compete in BMW Dragon Gold Cup. Total notified Dragons are an impressive 102 boats. In addition to the many participants from the Nordic countries the most remarkable is the high number of participants from Russia.

“It will be fun and very tough on the starting line says Peter Kolni (GKSS), who recently with his crew onboard SWE328 came 2nd in the Swedish Championship for Dragons. Among the 102 participating there are well about 20 names that can be counted as potential winners of the BMW Dragon Gold Cup believe Peter. Difficult to name any specific names, but Denmark, England, Ireland, Russia and Germany have many good sailors, "concludes Peter Kolni.

Large starting fields is not extraordinary in the Dragon Class, but in the Dragon Gold Cup race there was long ago the number of boats exceeded 100 boats.

"The limit for participating boats in the Dragon Gold Cup is on 120 boats," said Kerstin Holmberg, Chairman of the Race Committee for BMW Dragon Gold Cup. This exceeds all our expectations ".
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik 2010
Between 50-60 volunteers will work during the race week to make the conditions for the race ant the participants. The race begins with "Tune-up race" on Saturday August 8th and ends with a roaring Regatta party at “Socitetshuset” August 12th, where both the Swedish and the Danish royal families are expected.

For more information about the competition contact:

Kerstin Holmberg - Chairmen Of The Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - MD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson - CEO Bilia Group Gothenburg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Officer Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

Follow the racing in real time with GPS tracking here !

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik 2010
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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:36 am

Impressive opening ceremony at Carlsten fortress on Saturday.

Led by drummers, soldiers in old fashioned uniforms and 17 flag bearers; participants, volunteers and sponsors marched up the steep incline to Carlsten Fortress, where Commandant Eive Swanberg received them all. The evening began with speeches by Principal Race Officer Kerstin Holmberg and RGYC (GKSS) chairman Lennart Svantesson. The ISAF president Göran Petersson then declared the BMW Dragon Gold Cup officially opened.

Principal Race Officer Kerstin Holmberg and RGYC (GKSS) chairman Lennart Svantesson began the evening by welcoming all participants. After that the president of ISAF (International Sailing Association Federation) Göran Petersson gave a short speech after which a musket salute and the BMW Dragon Gold Cup was officially opened. Many participants then went on to the nostalgic disco, the BMW Dragon Gold Cup Night, at Societetshuset in Marstrand.

Sunday morning, boats are now heading to sea and the start is at 1200. Wind is expected to be NNW 4-6 m/s.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik 2010, Tune Up Race August 7th
Kerstin Holmberg – Chairmen of the Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - VD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson – VD Bilia Group Göteborg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Chef Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

Follow the racing in real time with GPS tracking here !

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik 2010, Tune Up Race August 7th
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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:18 pm

GER 1071 Kleine Brise with Dr. Helmut Schmidt, Peter Liebner and Andreas Listl finished 1st at Race 1.
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Photo : © Fredrik Hanson, GER 1071 after Race 1
Preliminary Top 10 after Day 1 :

1. GER 1071 Kleine Brise Dr Helmut Schmidt Peter Liebner/Andreas Listl
2. UKR 9 Bunker Prince Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikov
3. GER 1036 Dragoni Holly Stephan Link Frank Butzmann/Mucki Binder
4. GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp
5. RUS 27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin
6. SWE 352 High Times KG Löhr Martin Rudbäck/Jesper Bendix
7. USA 310 Clairvoyant Edward Sawyer Martin Payne/William Willett
8. SWE 316 Epoca Hans Wallén Christer Johansson/Lars Wiklund
9. DEN 399 NN Jens Christensen Anders Bagger/Kim Andersen
10.RUS 25 Versiya 3.1 Anatoly Karachinskiy Alexey Krylov/Vladislav Kapitonov
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik, BMW Dragon Gold Cup Race 1
Full Preliminary results after Race 1 available on the Event Website.

Press Release August 8th, First Day of Racing - BMW Dragon Gold Cup.

Kerstin Holmberg – Chairmen of the Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - VD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson – VD Bilia Group Göteborg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Chef Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

Follow the racing in real time with GPS tracking here !

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik, BMW Dragon Gold Cup Race 1
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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:12 am

First Race of Day 2 at the BMW Dragon Gold Cup is under way in Marstrand.

Two races are planned for today. Wheather forecast expects a windy day at sea with W 9-11 m/s, gusts 11-14 m/s. Partly cloudy, rain or showers.

Follow the races in real time with GPS tracking here !

Top 10 before 2nd Day of Racing :

1. GER 1071 Kleine Brise Dr Helmut Schmidt Peter Liebner/Andreas Listl
2. UKR 9 Bunker Prince Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikov
3. GER 1036 Dragoni Holly Stephan Link Frank Butzmann/Mucki Binder
4. GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp
5. RUS 27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin
6. SWE 352 High Times KG Löhr Martin Rudbäck/Jesper Bendix
7. USA 310 Clairvoyant Edward Sawyer Martin Payne/William Willett
8. SWE 316 Epoca Hans Wallén Christer Johansson/Lars Wiklund
9. DEN 399 NN Jens Christensen Anders Bagger/Kim Andersen
10.RUS 25 Versiya 3.1 Anatoly Karachinskiy Alexey Krylov/Vladislav Kapitonov

Full Results after Race 1 available on the Event Website.

Kerstin Holmberg – Chairmen of the Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - VD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson – VD Bilia Group Göteborg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Chef Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik, BMW Dragon Gold Cup Race 1
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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:54 pm

The originally planned second Race of Day 2 has been cancelled due to to the heavy wind conditions.

Preliminary finishing positions of Race 2 :
1. UKR 8 Bunker Queen - Lars Hendriksen, Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk
2. AUS 208 Puff-EU - Richard Lynn, Ian Olson/Ron Rosenberg
3. DEN 266 My-Way - Frank Berg, Niels Kinch/Soren Kaestel
4. SWE 213 Da Capo - Lars Molse, Anders Ekström/Dan Lovén.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik
Some 15 boats retired from Race 2. Gusts were up to 14 m/s.

AUS 208 Puff-EU with Richard Lynn, Ian Olson and Ron Rosenberg was in the lead at the 1st top mark.

UKR 8 Bunker Queen with Lars Hendriksen, Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk finished 1st at Race 2 bringing them 3rd overall after two races with 20pts (19+1) according to the Preliminary results before Jury. Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikovis are in the lead with UKR 9 Bunker Prince after Day 2 with 9pts (7+2), before GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp 9pts as well (4+5).

The live tracking had some more problems today because of the conditions - the wave height stopped the signals from the transponders.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik
Tomorrow is lay-day, Wednesday 2 races are planned with the 1st start at 1100.

Current Marstrand Weather presented by Marstrands Sjötransporter.

Follow the races in real time with GPS tracking here !

Preliminary Top 10 After 2 Races before Jury :

1. UKR 9 Bunker Prince Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikov 2 + 7 = 9
2. GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp 4 + 5 = 9
3. UKR 8 Bunker Queen Lars Hendriksen Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk 19 + 1 = 20
4. RUS 27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin 5 + 20 = 25
5. SWE 352 High Times KG Löhr Martin Rudbäck/Jesper Bendix 6 + 21 = 27
6. DEN 266 My-Way Frank Berg Niels Kinch/Soren Kaestel 27 + 3 = 30
7. POR 58 Xalet Filipe Silva Henrique Costa e Silva/Miguel Pinto 12 + 18 = 30
8. FRA 365 Ar Prim Louis Urvois Gwen Chapalain/Seb Audigane 13 + 17 = 30
9. SWE 358 Sweet Alice IV Hans Liljeblad Fredrik Hejne/Johan Hedberg 20 + 12 = 32
10.SWE 213 Da Capo Lasse Molse Anders Ekström/Dan Lovén 29 + 4 = 33
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik
Preliminary Full Results after Day 2 on the Event Website.
Press Release August 9th, Second Day of Racing - BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010.

Kerstin Holmberg – Chairmen of the Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - VD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson – VD Bilia Group Göteborg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Chef Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik
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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:51 pm

We cannot yet say who's going to take the Gold Cup in Marstrand, but meanwhile we can look at the Previous Gold Cup Winners 1937-2009.

Many of these former Champions are racing also at the BMW Dragon Gold Cup in Marstrand, where racing continues tomorrow on Wednesday 11th when 2 races are planned with the 1st start at 1100.

Top 20 before 3rd Day of Racing of the BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 looks as follows :

1. UKR 9 Bunker Prince Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikov 2 + 5 = 7
2. GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp 4 + 4 = 8
3. UKR 8 Bunker Queen Lars Hendriksen Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk 19 + 1 = 20
4. RUS 27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin 5 + 18 = 23
5. SWE 352 High Times KG Löhr Martin Rudbäck/Jesper Bendix 6 + 19 = 25
6. POR 58 Xalet Filipe Silva Henrique Costa e Silva/Miguel Pinto 12 + 16 = 28
7. FRA 365 Ar Prim Louis Urvois Gwen Chapalain/Seb Audigane 13 + 15 = 28
8. DEN 266 My-Way Frank Berg Niels Kinch/Soren Kaestel 27 + 2 = 29
9. SWE 358 Sweet Alice IV Hans Liljeblad Fredrik Hejne/Johan Hedberg 20 + 10 = 30
10. SWE 213 Da Capo Lasse Molse Anders Ekström/Dan Lovén 29 + 3 = 32
11. GER 1014 Kite Dr Dirk Oldenburg Uwe Mares/Stefan Hellriegel 11 + 22 = 33
12. RUS 35 Sunflower Victor Fogelson Denis Khoperskiy/Vyacheslav Kaptiukhin 21 + 13 = 34
13. GER 1071 Kleine Brise Dr Helmut Schmidt Peter Liebner/Andreas Listl 1 + 34 = 35
14. RUS 96 Murka 8 Mikhail Muratov Vladimir Krutskikh/Valentin Uvarkin 23 + 12 = 35
15. DEN 336 Nanoq HKH Kronprins Frederik Theis Palm/Kasper Harsberg 30 + 7 = 37
16. RUS 25 Versiya 3.1 Anatoly Karachinskiy Alexey Krylov/ Vladislav Kapitonov 10 + 27 = 37
17. USA 310 Clairvoyant Edward Sawyer Martin Payne/William Willett 7 + 33 = 40
18. SWE 316 Epoca Hans Wallén Christer Johansson/Lars Wiklund 8 + 32 = 40
19. SWE 364 Déjà vu Thomas Olrog Peter Christensson/Fredrik Olrog 33 + 9 = 42
20. RUS 69 Murka 7 Olga White Vadim Statsenko/Martin Leifelt 17 + 25 = 42

Full Results before Day 3 on the Event Website.

Current Marstrand Weather presented by Marstrands Sjötransporter.

Kerstin Holmberg – Chairmen of the Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - VD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson – VD Bilia Group Göteborg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Chef Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

Follow the races in real time with GPS tracking here !

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik
Photographs by official photographer Dan Ljungsvik. Contact: dan@ljungsvik.com, +46 (0) 708 293 436.
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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:42 am

First start of Day 3 is under way in Marstrand. Weather forecast expects for today at 1100 : SSE 11 – SW 5-7 m/s, at 1300 : SSE-SW 3-5 m/s, at 1500 : S-W 2-4 m/s. Cloudy, risk of showers. In the afternoon partly cloudy, risk for showers.

Current Marstrand Weather presented by Marstrands Sjötransporter.

Follow the races in real time with GPS tracking here !

Top 10 before this 3rd Day of racing :

1. UKR 9 Bunker Prince Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikov 2 + 5 = 7
2. GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp 4 + 4 = 8
3. UKR 8 Bunker Queen Lars Hendriksen Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk 19 + 1 = 20
4. RUS 27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin 5 + 18 = 23
5. SWE 352 High Times KG Löhr Martin Rudbäck/Jesper Bendix 6 + 19 = 25
6. POR 58 Xalet Filipe Silva Henrique Costa e Silva/Miguel Pinto 12 + 16 = 28
7. FRA 365 Ar Prim Louis Urvois Gwen Chapalain/Seb Audigane 13 + 15 = 28
8. DEN 266 My-Way Frank Berg Niels Kinch/Soren Kaestel 27 + 2 = 29
9. SWE 358 Sweet Alice IV Hans Liljeblad Fredrik Hejne/Johan Hedberg 20 + 10 = 30
10. SWE 213 Da Capo Lasse Molse Anders Ekström/Dan Lovén 29 + 3 = 32

Full Results on the Event Website.

Kerstin Holmberg – Chairmen of the Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - VD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson – VD Bilia Group Göteborg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Chef Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik
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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:33 pm

UKR 8 Bunker Queen with Lars Hendriksen, Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk crossed the finishing line 1st at Race 3, RUS 27 Annapurna with Anatoly Loginov, Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin 2nd and FRA 365 Ar Prim with Louis Urvois, Gwen Chapalain/Seb Audigane 3rd. This brings Hendriksen in the lead overall with a total of 21pts after 3 races according to the preliminary results, before Loginov 25pts and Fritz 28pts.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik, UKR 8 Bunker Queen
Two races were planned but an approaching thunderstorm and very weak winds made the Race Committee order the sailors to return to port and the second race was cancelled.
Current Marstrand Weather presented by Marstrands Sjötransporter.

Preliminary Top 10 after 3 Races :

1. UKR 8 Bunker Queen Lars Hendriksen, Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk 19 + 1 + 1 = 21
2. RUS 27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov, Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin 5 + 18 + 2 = 25
3. UKR 9 Bunker Prince Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikov 2 + 5 + 21 = 28
4. GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp 4 + 4 + 22 = 30
5. FRA 365 Ar Prim Louis Urvois Gwen Chapalain/Seb Audigane 13 + 15 + 3 = 31
6. POR 58 Xalet Filipe Silva Henrique Costa e Silva/Miguel Pinto 12 + 16 + 4 = 32
7. SWE 352 High Times KG Löhr Martin Rudbäck/Jesper Bendix 6 + 19 + 18 = 43
8. RUS 96 Murka 8 Mikhail Muratov Vladimir Krutskikh/Valentin Uvarkin 23 + 12 + 9 = 44
9. SWE 316 Epoca Hans Wallén Christer Johansson/Lars Wiklund 8 + 32 + 5 = 45
10.GER 1014 Kite Dr Dirk Oldenburg Uwe Mares/Stefan Hellriegel 11 + 22 + 20 = 53

Full Preliminary Results after Race 3 on the Event Website.
Press Release August 11th, Third Day of Racing - BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010.

Kerstin Holmberg – Chairmen of the Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - VD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson – VD Bilia Group Göteborg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Chef Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

Follow the races in real time with GPS tracking here !

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik, RUS 27 Annapurna
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Re: BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:25 am

Start of Day 4 was planned for 1200. Weather forecast expected for today at 1200 partly cloudy, wind SW-S 2-3 m/s, and at 1400 scattered clouds variable winds 1-2 m/s.

Todays race was cancelled in the afternoon due to lack of wind and strong current.
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik
Five knots current and no wind meant that the organizers two hours after the scheduled start cancelled todays race. Three races are now completed in the BMW Dragon Gold Cup. The rules says at least four races. The organizers have for tomorrow planned two races with an early start at 10 am. Weather outlook for tomorrow says easterly winds around 10 m/s and rain most of the day, possibly with a hint of thunder. Weather at Marstrand on Thursday offered lots of sun and heat. Parking areas on the main land quickly filled in the morning of visitors who wanted to get a glimpse of the Swedish royal couple who were expected to the island in the afternoon to watch the races. Later in the evening the Swedish King and Queen attended the Regatta dinner which was held on the occasion of the celebration of Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club 150th anniversary.

Current Marstrand Weather presented by Marstrands Sjötransporter.

Top 15 before Race 4 :

1. UKR 8 Bunker Queen Lars Hendriksen, Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk 19 + 1 + 1 = 21
2. RUS 27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov, Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin 5 + 18 + 2 = 25
3. UKR 9 Bunker Prince Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikov 2 + 5 + 21 = 28
4. GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp 4 + 4 + 22 = 30
5. FRA 365 Ar Prim Louis Urvois Gwen Chapalain/Seb Audigane 13 + 15 + 3 = 31
6. POR 58 Xalet Filipe Silva Henrique Costa e Silva/Miguel Pinto 12 + 16 + 4 = 32
7. SWE 352 High Times KG Löhr Martin Rudbäck/Jesper Bendix 6 + 19 + 18 = 43
8. RUS 96 Murka 8 Mikhail Muratov Vladimir Krutskikh/Valentin Uvarkin 23 + 12 + 9 = 44
9. SWE 316 Epoca Hans Wallén Christer Johansson/Lars Wiklund 8 + 32 + 5 = 45
10.DEN 392 Flawless Valdemar Bandolowski Søren Hvalsø/Carsten Hey 15 + 16 RDGa + 17 = 48
11.GER 1014 Kite Dr Dirk Oldenburg Uwe Mares/Stefan Hellriegel 11 + 22 + 20 = 53
12.SWE 358 Sweet Alice IV Hans Liljeblad Fredrik Heijne/Johan Hedberg 20 + 10 + 26 = 56
13.SWE 359 Lea Gutta Johansson Dan Walker/Björn Palmquist 25 + 26 + 10 = 61
14. DEN 336 Nanoq HKH Kronprins Frederik Theis Palm/Kasper Harsberg 30 + 7 + 28 = 65
15. GER 1036 Dragoni Holly Stephan Link Frank Butzmann/Mucki Binder 3 + 41 + 23 = 67
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Photo : © Dan Ljungsvik, DEN 336 Nanoq
Full Results after Day 3 on the Event Website.

Kerstin Holmberg – Chairmen of the Race Committee dragongoldcup@gkss.se
Peter Klock - VD GKSS klock@gkss.se
Tord Johansson – VD Bilia Group Göteborg tord.johansson@bilia.se
Anne Kolni - Press Chef Dragon Gold Cup press.dragongoldcup@gkss.se

More information is available on the Official BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 Event Website.
Program for the race week.

Follow the races in real time with GPS tracking here !

BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Facebook.
BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010 on Twitter.
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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:06 am

Race 4 is under way in Marstrand after 3 general recalls. DEN 399 Jens Christensen Anders Bagger/Kim Andersen rounded 1st at the 1st top mark, GBR 744 Tim Tavinor Thomas Wilton/Nicola Wilton 2nd, and GER 996 Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp third.

DEN399 Jens Christensen Anders Bagger/Kim Andersen rounded 1st also at the 2nd top mark, GBR723 Quentin Strauss Jamie Lea/Lars Wegener rounded 2nd and GBR744 Tim Tavinor Thomas Wilton/Nicola Wilton 3rd.

Weather forecast expected for 10 o'clock this morning E-SE 8-10 m/s, gusts up to 9-12 m/s. Cloudy, rain and thunderstorms.

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Full Results on the Event Website.

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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:54 pm

RUS 27 Annapurna with Anatoly Loginov, Andrey Kirilyuk, Alexander Shalagin is the Overall Winner of the BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010.
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Finishing order for Race 4 was POR 58 Xalet Filipe Silva Henrique Costa e Silva/Miguel Pinto, GBR723 Gorgeous Worgeous Quentin Strauss Jamie Lea/Lars Wegener, DEN399 Jens Christensen Anders Bagger/Kim Andersen, RUS27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov, Andrey Kirilyuk, Alexander Shalagin, AUS208 Puff-EU Richard Lynn Ian Olson/Ron Rosenberg.

Top 10 Preliminary Overall :

1. RUS 27 Annapurna Anatoly Loginov Andrey Kirilyuk/Alexander Shalagin 5 + 18 + 2 + 4 = 29
2. UKR 8 Bunker Queen Lars Hendriksen Igor Sidorov/Georgiy Leonchuk 19 + 1 + 1 + 12 = 33
3. POR 58 Xalet Filipe Silva Henrique Costa e Silva/Miguel Pinto 12 + 16 + 4 + 1 = 33
4. UKR 9 Bunker Prince Werner Fritz Igor Matvienko/Roman Sadchikov 2 + 5 + 21 + 11 = 39
5. GER 996 Sinewave Thomas Mueller Vincent Hoesch/Michael Lipp 4 + 4 + 22 + 18 = 48
6. FRA 365 Ar Prim Louis Urvois Gwen Chapalain/Seb Audigane 13 + 15 + 3 + 20 = 51
7. DEN 392 Flawless Valdemar Bandolowski Søren Hvalsø/Carsten Hey 15 + 16 RDG + 17 + 10 = 58
8. GER 1014 Kite Dr Dirk Oldenburg Uwe Mares/Stefan Hellriegel 11 + 22 + 20 + 15 = 68
9. SWE 358 Sweet Alice IV Hans Liljeblad Fredrik Heijne/Johan Hedberg 20 + 10 + 26 + 16 = 72
10.RUS 96 Murka 8 Mikhail Muratov Vladimir Krutskikh/Valentin Uvarkin 23 + 12 + 9 + 33 = 77

Full Preliminary Results on the Event Website.
Press Release August 13th, Last Day of Racing - BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010.

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BMW Dragon Gold Cup 2010

Post by Webmaster » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:38 pm

Patrick Gifford Reports From The Gold Cup.

Hosted by the GKSS the Dragon Gold Cup took place in Marstrand from 8-13 August 2010. I had been to Marstrand before and therefore knew what to expect: light sea breezes, tee-shirts and shorts in a very pretty but rather expensive setting(it is in Sweden after all). In the event it was rather different. On land it lived up to my memories but on the water we got some strong winds, big waves and some very shifty and lighter weather, often associated with heavy rain.

We went to Marstrand four strong, of which more later, myself, Michael Gifford, the star of the Ranelagh SC website, Harry Pynn, who had just won the Lark Championship with Michael, and Charlotte Savage, a top RS 200 helmswoman. All of us had done as instructed and made sure we had ISAF IDs and classification 1 as amateurs. This made us eligible to enter the new Corinthian Trophy.

There were ultimately 96 competitors although 105 had entered. Among them were 6 British boats, ourselves included. We were led by the Chairman of the IDA, Rob Campbell, and included additionally Tim Tavinor, Ron James, Quentin Strauss and Gavia Wilkinson-Cox. In total 16 countries were represented with competitors from as far away as Hong Kong and Australia. There was a strong Russian contingent and a very powerful, if small in number, Ukrainian team which had adopted Lars Hendriksen and Werner Fritz who are no doubt now fluent in the language.

I can only describe the racing as we saw it from a vantage point within the fleet whose position varied considerably. There was a practice race, which saw some eager starters and probably helped the committee to come to terms with their two-part line. For us it did establish that we had decent speed in Force 2-3 which was encouraging. The first race was sailed in a reasonable amount of wind and was won by Helmut Schmidt in Kleine Brise from Werner Fritz. It was shifty and we didn't really manage to capitalise on them, getting up to about 18th at one point with boats around us who went on to higher places but ourselves making some rather rusty errors and dropping to 32nd.

There then came a windy race sailed in about 25 to 28 knots but with very big and, above all, steep waves. The usual suspects showed that they had sailed in these conditions before. Lars Hendriksen won the race from Frank Berg and Lasse Molse. They were both sailing Pedersen and Thuesen classics,Frank the ex-Maj-Britt, now named My Way and Lasse Molse the much named Maelstrom which has also been called Crackerjack and Grete and is now Da Capo. After this display of the virtues of 1960s boatbuilding and modern glue came Tommy Muller and Werner Fritz. We were really pleased to come 15th and find that we were still racing at the end, rather than surviving, and still going up the fleet. The waves were the most memorable feature: excellent surfing and some crashing falls upwind after which one is surprised that the boat is still in one piece. There were quite a lot of breakages to deal with which some Katie Cole lookalikes including Nicky Wilton and Matt Walker were recruited by Tim Tavinor.

The third race was a mess. It took place after a lay day to enable the Danish royal participants to return to Copenhagen for an official function. Unfortunately the weather had become very shifty so that after the first beat we were mostly reaching between the marks, often in virtually no wind. Lars Hendriksen won again so it wasn't completely flukey. We blew the start very carelessly(mea culpa) and were always struggling and finished 51st.

The fourth and ultimately final race started in a reasonable breeze which gradually faded so that by the end it was about force 2 to 3 but with holes and shifts in it. As a result the leading positions changed quite a lot. The race was won quite easily in the end by Filipe Silva of Portugal. Behind him, however, a determined hold on 4th place was enough to give Anatoly Loginov the Gold Cup by 4 points as Lars Hendriksen only managed a 12th place. We had a most enjoyable race coming from somewhere in the 30s to finish 5th as we succeeded in reading the wind better than others through a combination of luck and skill. This gave us 17th overall and 1st in the Corinthian Trophy. We were very pleased with both results.

Among the other British, Tim Tavinor was the most consistent ultimately finishing 14th. Quentin Strauss showed the most speed with a 6th and a 2nd, marred by two poor results, whereas Rob Campbell, Gavia Wilkinson-Cox and Ron James all had a regatta which failed to meet their usual high standards.

The Corinthian Trophy was a source of controversy due to the failure of many competitors to comply with the Notice of Race and ensure that all the crew had ISAF IDs and classifications before arriving in Marstrand. This was made worse by the Race Committee's failure to realise that only amateurs need classification. They therefore assumed that any unclassified sailor was an amateur. As a result the initial entry for the event was 59 boats which fell to 12 after two days and then rose to 17 as more amateurs were discovered. I was somewhat shocked, if pleased, to find that 17th overall was enough to win the Corinthian Trophy. A much higher placing, well into single figures, has often been needed. Interestingly, although we would have won either on the places in the main event or separately scored, there were some significant differences further down the Corinthian fleet. I suspect that it would be better to use the main scores since that is the way one thinks about each race.

We found that sailing four-up worked well. We had two aims, to use high quality dinghy talent and to be near the weight limit. In the more tactical smaller dinghies most sailors are quite small so you need to take three of them to make this work. You then get an extra pair of hands and more useful input to tweak the boat and watch the conditions and the competitors. It was an interesting thing to do and I think it provides a way forward for many smaller sailors.

Patrick Gifford
22nd August 2010

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