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Worlds 2017: Notice of race and entry PDF Udskriv Email
Skrevet af Søren Winther Hansen   
Søndag, 09 April 2017 00:00

Notice of race published and entry is open for worlds 2017.


Danish Nationals (pre-worlds) July 12-14th 2017

Fees:
Early: Entry received no later than June 20th 2017. Fee: 75,00 euro or 500,00 DKK

Late: Entry received on June 21st 2017 or later. Fee: 90,00 euro or 650,00 DKK

 

World championships: July 15-21st 2017

Fees:
Early: Entry received no later than June 20th 2017. Fee: 275,00 euro or 2.000,00 DKK

Late: Entry received on June 21st 2017 or later. Fee: 325,00 euro or 2.375,00 DKK

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Frederikke:Why particpate at the worlds 2017? PDF Udskriv Email
Skrevet af Søren Winther Hansen   
Fredag, 07 April 2017 00:00

We would like to share some views on why Contender sailors want to join the World Championship in Sønderborg in July 2017. We have asked women, youth, newbies in the class and some of the top-ten candidates, so stay tuned… This is the third interview in the category " Woman".

Name: Frederikke Mikkelsen
Age 27
4 years in Contender class
Category: Woman


Why do you want to join the World Championship in Sønderborg?
It is a great chance to compete in a big fleet, but more importantly I look forward to spending a week with the other sailors.


Tell about your preparations?
My preparations so far are non-existing, since I had a baby 8 months ago and I haven’t really been on the water for a year. But I plan to start sailing 1-2 times a week from now on and I joined a fitness centre. So hopefully I will have time to get back in shape.


Do you have any goals in terms of results or personal achievements?
There is a couple of Danish sailors that I used to consider my competitors in a race, and for me it would be great if I can still keep up with them after more than a year off the water. To be realistic I will probably be in the back of the fleet, but on the upside there is usually a really nice atmosphere in the back of the fleet.


Are you planning on doing any tourist activities or bringing family to Sønderborg?
I will be bringing my little boy and my parents who have been nice and offered to come along and babysit him. My husband might also come by for a couple of days.


What do you think will be the most challenging for you racing in Sønderborg?
For me the most challenging part will be if the there is a lots of wind, since my physique is lacking at the moment. I also find it a bit scary to navigate around so many Contenders, so for me the starts will be a bit stressful.


What are your expectations to the social part on shore of the World Championship?
I expect the on shore social part to be an important part of the Worlds. In my experience people are really open and helpful and it is a good chance to get some good advice from the more experienced sailors. Since I don’t have high ambitions for the races, I expect to find time to enjoy a cold beer on the harbor in the afternoon.

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Thomas; Newbie at the worlds 2017? PDF Udskriv Email
Skrevet af Søren Winther Hansen   
Lørdag, 25 Marts 2017 18:43

We would like to share some views on why Contender sailors want to join the World Championship in Sønderborg in July 2017. We have asked women, youth, newbies in the class and some of the top-ten candidates, so stay tuned… This is the second interview in the category "Newbies".

Name: Thomas Nørregaard Jensen
Age: 31
1.5 years in Contender class
Level: Newbie

Why do you want to join the World Championship in Sønderborg?
I have only had great experiences with regattas organized by Sønderborg Yacht Club, so I’m sure that the World Championship will be great. Also, I am looking very much forward to compete in a fleet with many boats, which is something I haven’t done since I was an Optimist sailor.


Tell about your preparations?
From end of March I plan to practice 1-2 times per week. In Aarhus there is a fleet of about 8-10 active Contender sailors, and the more experienced sailors have really helped me get started in the class.


Do you have any goals in terms of results or personal achievements?
I will be very happy if I end up in the best ¾ of the fleet, but it is very difficult for me to set a goal since I’m still a newbie who capsizes a lot and breaks way too many tiller extensions!


Are you planning on doing any tourist activities or bringing family to Sønderborg?
My family lives only a few hours drive from Sønderborg, so they will probably come for a day or two, but we don’t have any tourist activities planned. I would love to visit “Dybbøl Mølle” though, which can be seen from the Yacht Club.

What do you think will be the most challenging for you racing in Sønderborg? In strong winds I have problems keeping the mast pointing upwards, so that will be a challenge for me. In close boat-to-boat situations I also expect to be a bit challenged since my boat handling could be better.



What are your expectations to the social part on shore of the World Championship?
I have huge expectations for the social part! I look much forward to meet Contender sailors from all over the world, and combined with great food and beer from Sønderborg Yacht Club, I’m sure the social part will be great
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Solvej: Why participate at worlds 2017? PDF Udskriv Email
Skrevet af Søren Winther Hansen   
Onsdag, 15 Marts 2017 19:27

We would like to share some views on why Contender sailors want to join the World Championship in Sønderborg in July 2017.

We have asked women, youth, newbies in the class and some of the top-ten candidates, so stay tuned… This is the first interview in the category "Women".

Name: Solvej

Age: hrmp… 1971 (Editor: sorry, shouldn't have asked.)

Since 2009 years in Contender class

Why do you want to join the World Championship in Sønderborg?
I truly enjoy sailing the Contender, but it is rather lonely once you are on the water. Joining a big event like the Worlds in Sønderborg I look forward to good races on the water and socialize once back on shore with Contenders of many nationalities.

Tell about your preparations?
I have been training in a dead boring fitness center to get back in shape for the season and my absolute priority will be to keep my joints properly attached for all of 2017. On a second note, I wished for and got “Positioning by S.Walker” at Christmas. I plan to read it and hope it will help me be able to make better decisions on the racecourse. Then of course get on the water as much as possible. Frank H is tacking the hell away and as he posts 60 tacks I guess I ought to go out and do 80!


Do you have any goals in terms of results or personal achievements?
Being in the best half of the silver fleet will bring a (big) smile to my face. I find it hard to keep momentum, so if I can stay focused and concentrated throughout the race days that will be great. Otherwise, I will live for smaller victories like getting good starts and making sound decisions on the tactics.


Are you planning on doing any tourist activities or bringing family to Sønderborg?
Not at present. Actually, I prefer either race and socialize among the dinghies on shore or be with my family. I do not do well mixing the two. However, my family might think different, and they will probably drop by a day or two as we only live as far away as Aarhus.


What do you think will be the most challenging for you racing in Sønderborg?
That will be strong winds, where I have a hard time keeping speed and direction going upwind. Saying no to beers during the days of racing – what beats a cold beer after hours of hard work? Unfortunately, I get very tired and rigid after consuming alcohol, so it should be a no-go until the last day.


What are your expectations to the social part on shore of the World Championship?
Checking out the set-up of the other boat and talking about the races of the day. It could be fun with an un-formal party on the last day with the sailors left in town. Boats packed down and nothing left but to enjoy the Danish summer in a good company - and then with a cold beer…

 


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Contender Worlds 2017 Denmark PDF Udskriv Email
Skrevet af Søren Winther Hansen   
Tirsdag, 17 Maj 2016 00:00

 

In July 2017 the International Contender World Championships shall be hosted by Sønderborg Yachtclub (SYC), located just north of the German – Danish border.



Notice og race and entry


Notice of race published and entry is open for worlds 2017.


Danish Nationals (pre-worlds) July 12-14th 2017

Fees:
Early: Entry received no later than June 20th 2017. Fee: 75,00 euro or 500,00 DKK

Late: Entry received on June 21st 2017 or later. Fee: 90,00 euro or 650,00 DKK

World championships: July 15-21st 2017

Fees:
Early: Entry received no later than June 20th 2017. Fee: 275,00 euro or 2.000,00 DKK

Late: Entry received on June 21st 2017 or later. Fee: 325,00 euro or 2.375,00 DKK

 

 

Contender “fun for all”

If you are a contendersailor no need to say more. If not a contendersailor go and be convinced.

 


 


Venue

Bay of Sønderborg

Launching from either the slipway in the leisure-harbour in Sønderborg or the neighbouring sand-beach.

 

 

 

Programme

Danish Nationals: 12th-14th July

Registration and measurement: 15th-16th July

Dates for racing: 17th-21st July


Offcial information

Notice of race (NOR), Sailing instructions, entry, etc. to be read on manage to sail

 

Accommodation

Many option: Hotel, B&B, hostels, cabin, or tent/caravan on the neigbouring campsite

See yourself on www.visitsonderborg.com

 

Distances

 

Europe

  • Germany (at the German - Danish border another 15 km on autobahn, turn right towards “Sønderborg”, 25 km on autobahn and you pass the bridge across “Alssund”, turn right and continue to the leisure-harbour)
  • Amsterdam (660 km)
  • Hook of Holland (720 km)
  • Calais (950 km)
  • Garda (1330 km)

Overseas

  • Copenhagen airport connecting to Sønderborg airport
  • Billund airport (130 km)
  • Hamburg airport (230 km)

 

Weather conditions to expect during summer

 

Variable, but two main-scenarios

 

High-pressure

If a high pressure system is sitting on Denmark you can expect quite stable rather nice and calm conditions.
  • Air temperature: at day 20-25 C
  • Water temperature: climbing towards 20 C
  • Sun/rain: Sunny and hardly any rain
  • Wind: Variable in strenght and mostly to the low side and the wind might come from east, south or west. Sea breeze from south to west might occur.

Low-pressure

If low-pressure systems are travelling across Europe you can expect more chilly air and stronger winds.

  • Air temperature: at day 15-20 C
  • Water temperature: 15-20 C
  • Sun/rain: showers and sun alternating
  • Wind:Mostly westerly og southernly winds from a few to 10-12 meters per second. Rarely above.

 

Meters per scond to knots : Multiply by two

 

Danish met-office actual forecast "Sønderborg"

 

Tourism

Sønderborg is situated on both sides of the beautiful “Alssund”, which seperates the island of “Als” from the peninsula of “Jylland”

 

Next to the harbour a sandy beach, good for children.

 

Less than five minutes by foot north of the harbour you’ll find Sønderborg Castle. Impressive medieval castle. King Christian II of Denmark spent 17 years imprisoned on the castle from 1532 after his was deposed.

 

Just across the straight “Dybbøl Mill” and “Dybbøl fortress”. The fiercest fighting in the German - Danish war i 1864 took place at this site. Visitors center: Learn about the complex German - Danish history in this frontierland and the war in 1864 and walk the remains of the fortifications.

 

The Danish countryside can be described as neat: Fields and forests alternating, mostly well and orderly maintained and a lot of islands and water, nowhere more than 50 kilometers to the sea. But don’t expect any rocks, high hills not to say mountains. Nowhere 200 meters above sealevel.

 

On the island of Als the industrial company “Danfoss” was founded and still got it’s headquarters and “Danfoss Universe” learn about science and engineering in a playful manner. 25 kilometers.

 

Legoland: Lego bricks, lego exhibition and lego amusementpark for children. Not necessary to say more. 140 kilometers away in Billund.

 

Links

Contender worlds 2017 facebook

Visit sonderborg

Danish met-office actual forecast “Sønderborg”

Sønderborg Yachtclub (SYC)


Worlds 2009 Sønderborg

GER 551 Christoph Homeier around the bottom mark in style.

2017 you do it - Contender "fun for all"


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