The Yngling Youth European Championship, Aarhus, finished yesterday with three races in perfect wind- and weather conditions!
By: Louise Lander
A total of 6 races were completed and at the prize giving ceremony last night were three Danish crews as winners. DEN 199 with Lucas Lier, Emil Max Møller and Konrad Floryan were announced the European Youth Champions. DEN 207 from the hosting sailing club, Marselisborg, came in second, and DEN 4 from DKY came in third. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all 10 youth crews for participating.
Today the Yngling Open European Championship starts. Nine out of the ten youth crews are participating again, and there are 33 participating boats. Some of the favorites to win are NED 355, GER 1, SUI 458 and the two Danish boats, DEN 64 and DEN 199. The wind is fine for racing, but now it is less sunny, with frequent showers, and it seems like the Danish summer is likely to continue this way. Tough competition is expected on the water, and everybody is looking forward to the first races today.
Todays three races went well and the Dutch crew, NED 336 is number 1, followed by DEN 199 with the Danish youth winners from yesterday.
Together with yesterdays prize giving ceremony for the youth competitors, the official Opening Ceremony for the Yngling European Championship was announced. There was a good atmosphere amongst the participants, and the Austrian participants were celebrating the occasion wearing their fine national clothes under the Ceremony.
The Yngling European Championship, Aarhus, Denmark has officially started! For updates and results, please check out the event-site: http://sailing-aarhus.foreningssite.dk/yngling.aspx
The 2012 Ybgling European Championship is organized by Sailing Aarhus in corporation with Marselisborg Sejlklub (Sailing Club) and Marselisborg Harbour. The Yngling-EC is supported by Aarhus Kommune (the Municipality), Sport Event Denmark, Henri Lloyd, Canon, Pantaenius, Doyle Sails, Premium Beer and Aarhus Harbour.
The Yngling-EC is the second of a row of International event organized by Sailing Aarhus in 2012. In June Soling-EC took place in Kaløvig, and in August the EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship and the 2012 Aarhus Sailing Week/Aarhus Olympic Autumn Regatta will take place – both in Aarhus, Denmark. In 2013 Sailing Aarhus will be hosting the 29er World Championship and 49er/49er FX European Championship.