Published: Tuesday, 07 June 2016 19:19
Written by Christian Lattemann
Under ideal weather conditions (sunny and stable wind) there were held the sailboat competition class Naviga F-NSS, categories NSS-A, NSS-B and NSS-D. At the three-day long competition there participated 40 ship models from four countries. Two full regattas were held under the rules Naviga F-NSS, the Golden Cup of Kristyna and the Tri-Nation Cup. The results of these two regattas were included in the main competition of the IX. European Cup. Eventful weekend was finished by the Sundays-morning touring Regatta Blue Ribbon on five rounds around the traditional scale-lighthouse. For more details see the score sheet.
Technical news - near the competition course was anchored a buoy "isolated danger". On the buoy at the height of one meter above the water there was located an anemometer. The accurate wind speed and also the wind direction were wireless transmitted to a place for judges. This measurement is more meaningful than a typical handheld anemometer located on the shore.
Competitions are always very interesting for public, who has free access. Each year there is an increasing interest of media (newspapers and TV news). The event is organized under the patronage of the Governor of the Liberec Region and the patronage of the Mayor of Hradek nad Nisou. The event uses facilities of a pleasant campground and restaurant with lounge for storing models. Thanks to that, the event had been held at this site for the seventh time.
On behalf of the organizers Jiri Kreisel