BEL: 2012 Events Update

Although we still are one of the smallest regional associations in the class, we are proud to announce that our fleet will again be very active in 2012. We can welcome Gert Lerno to the class, boat 3503. Gert sails on the very peculiar non-rudder cats Patin a Vela, but after a few trials in our local races, he could not resist joining our wonderful sport boats. The fact he will be sailing with his son Simon may have something to do with it as well.

In our annual meeting it took us less than 500 days, like our government, to select a new president for the association. A few beers were enough to convince Paul Jonckheere. With Selden, 3511, you will meet him during the season at several regattas around Europe.

We have a load of races at our main location in Ostend spread over the sailing season. End of April we would like to invite you all to the RNSYC for some of that amazing North Sea wave riding. And this year we will have our Nationals earlier than the past three years, end of August. Sunshine guaranteed and the town is full of activities for the sailors and their families and friends to enjoy. You can find more details on this website or contact the class secretary, for any easy arrangements for your travel to Ostend and back, or onwards to other regattas.
We wish you all a very good start of your sailing season !

April 28th-30th Sailing For Ostend

This regatta has a long tradition for dinghy sailors. A lot of different classes are competing on several sailing areas. The youth classes like Optimist and Cadets sail on the lake SE of the town. Larger dinghies race on the North Sea . A marquee is set up on the East side of the harbor for the general organization and it is a good location for campers and tents near the beach club.

For the first time ever, the SB³’s are welcome as a keelboat class. Not only on a separate race course, but with the possibility for a flexible program. Depending on the weather, there can be unusual race courses, adapted so that we enjoy our boats with longer downwind and shorter upwind legs.

Free craning, boat park and moorings at the RNSYC.

A unique opportunity to invite your friends, and enjoy the races in their company. And as usual a social program you will never forget !

Details and NoR will follow soonest on the website of the organizing club or contact class secretary

August 25th-27th Huysman Open Nationals

This weekend is a bank holiday in the UK, and Ostend is the perfect location to leave your boat until the Pre-regatta and Europeans 2012 at Medemblik, in September.

Not only can any nationality become the Belgian Champion 2012, we hope to bring back the life into the Huysman Tri-Nations Cup as well. UK Chairman Chris Darling is holding on to this nice silver cup since 2010.

As a summer resort, Ostend has a lot to offer for families and friends. Beaches and nearby Bruges are more than worth a visit.
Ask class secretary for help to organize a wonderful vacation and come and enjoy this well organized regatta in summertime conditions.

Details and NoR will follow soonest on the website of the organizing club

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