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Hansa European Champs

Please note: The Hansa/Access European Champs are held bi-ennially (every two years) on alternate years to the Hansa World Champs i.e. 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 etc.

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Image 1026 – Yacht Club de Mèze will host the 2017 Hansa Class European Championships

2017 Hansa Class European Championships to be held in Meze, France

Saturday October 21st to Friday October 27th 2017

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Online entry has opened for the 2017 Hansa Class European Championships.

The regatta will take place in Meze, France from October 21st to 27th and is open to sailors in the Hansa 2.3, 303 singles & doubles, Liberty and SKUD18.

A limited number of boats may be available for charter.

See further details on the event website.

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I have now received this message from Bernard Porte 

I’m happy to announce than the website of the Hansa European Championship and of all the other event of October is open (in French and in English!)     http://hvse.ffvoile.fr     You’ll find all the information for accommodations, the NoR, … Other information will be updated gradually.

On the website from the top menu bar select “European Championships” Then on the right side menu select “Infos Pratiques” to go to Accommodation then select “See the map” and you will find an excellent Google Earth map of the area showing Accommodation with contact links. You will also see the beautiful area and waters that you will be sailing on.  Ron

2017 Hansa Class European Championships - Notice of Race

2017 Hansa Class European Championships - Official Event Website - http://hvse.ffvoile.fr


Media Release - Oct 26th 2016

The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2017 Hansa Class Combined European Championships will be held at Meze, situated on the Étang de Thau in southern France from October 21 to 27.

“We are delighted that Yacht Club de Mèze has offered to conduct our 2017 European Championships”, said IHCA Vice President Championships Zoltan Pegan.

The Yacht Club de Mèze is located on the shores of Etang de Thau, well know for the Bouzigues' oyster. With the experience of organising the French Hansa Championships in 2015 and the French Inclusive (disabled-valide) Championship in 2016, the club and its team have the capability to conduct a quality championship event.

“This part of France can be windy in October, but the race area for the Hansa classes will be good for racing. At this period the temperature are still very comfortable”, said YCM Director Marie Claire Durand.

Mèze is located 25 km the south west of Montpellier in the south of France.It is easily accessed by the motorway, there is a TGV station at Sète and byplane through Montpellier airport. Shuttles will take competitors from transport hubs to the competition venue.

There are a variety of accommodation choices, with many hotels, camping and possibly on-site accommodation. A list of all options will be posted on the website.

The Hansa Class Combined Championships will include the following competitions:

  • Hansa 2.3 European Championship (single person)
  • Hansa 303 Single Person European Championship
  • Hansa 303 Two Person European Championship
  • Liberty European Championship (single person)
  • SKUD 18 European Championship (two person)

There will be four other events in the week leading up to the Hansa European championships:

•A Para Sailing Coaching Clinic: 16-20 October

•An International Congress on the best practices for disabled sailing: 19-21 October

•Training on disabled sailing for instructors and coaches: 16-21 October

•Throughout October there will be a number cultural and sporting events focusing on disability

The inclusive Hansa Classes are a group of small keelboats which enable sailors of all ages and abilities to enjoy sailing and competing together.

The YC Mèze have all the facilities and all the site is wheelchair accessible. For the championship, three transfer hoists will be used. A large marquee will be installed for the meals, briefing, ceremonies etc.

Further event information will be posted on www.hansaclass.org. To visit the club and tourism websites, go to www.ycmeze.com and www.ville-meze.fr.

ENDS

Additional Media Information:

David Staley – IHCA Secretary david@hansaclass.org

Marie Claire Durand – YCM Director contact@ycmeze.com

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image 5467 – The 2015 French Hansa Class Championships were sailed on the Étang de Thau

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Archive of Hansa/Access Euro Champs Below

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2015-Archive

The Bruce Wake         International Hansa Class Association European Championships 2015 Monday 6th July - Saturday 11 July 2015 Hosted by Rutland Sailing ClubGibbet Lane, Oakham, Edith Weston, Leicestershire LE15 8HJ, United Kingdom

Incorporating:

Hansa 2.3 Single person open, Hansa 2.3 Single person servo'Hansa 303 Single person open, Hansa 303 Two person open,Liberty single person open, Liberty single person servo, Skud 18 two person

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Final Report     Read the Final Report on the Yachts and Yachting website on the following link:www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184193/Hansa-Europeans-at-Rutland-overall Thanks to Ron Sawford for this report and to Craig Dunderdale, Rutland Sailability Instructor, for the fantastic photos.

Final Results      The Bruce Wake Hansa Class European Championships 2015 - Final Results

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Interim Reports

Read the Race Day 3 Report on the Yachts and Yachting website on the following linkwww.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184161/Hansa-Europeans-at-Rutland-day-3 Thanks to Joshua Bentley for this excellent report and photos.

Read the Race Day 2 Report on the Yachts and Yachting website on the following linkwww.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184136/Hansa-Europeans-at-Rutland-day-2 Thanks to Joshua Bentley for this excellent report and the photos are mine - Ron.

Read the Race Day 1 Report on the Yachts and Yachting website on the following linkwww.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184111/Hansa-Europeans-at-Rutland-day-1 Thanks to Joshua Bentley for this excellent report and the photos are mine - Ron.

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Notice of Race Please see note below regarding NoR Amendments.

Follow this link for the "Notice of Race" Read this together with these NoR Amendment no1 + NoR Amendment No2 +NoR-SI Amendment No3 + Nor+SI Amendment No4 - below

Please read/use this Notice of Race in conjunction with the following Notice of Race Amendment documents and statements below:

1. NoR Amendment No1 PDF

2. NoR Amendment No2 -28-05-2015 -Statement - The bank account details have been amended in the main Notice of Race above.

3. NoR+SI Amendment No3 PDF Read this together with these Anglian Water’s “Check, Clean and Dry” procedures

4. NoR+SI Amendment No4 PDF

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Sailing Instructions

Click this link for the Sailing Instructions

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Equipment Regulations

Click this link for the Equipment Regulations

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Entry List

Click this link for the 2015 Hansa European Championships Entry List

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2015 Hansa Euros Event Booklet

Follow this link to see the Event Booklet - Please note - all competitors will receive a hard copy of this booklet at the event there is therefore no need to print it.

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Accommodation

Follow this link for the "Accommodation List" PDF

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Entry Form

Follow this link to download anMS Word version of the "Entry Form" that you can complete and email your entry.

Follow this link for a PDF version of the "Entry Form" that you can read on line

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Boat Charter

Click this link to download an MS Word version of the "Charter Boat Scheme with Charter Booking Form" that you can complete and email your Boat Charter requirements.

Follow this link for a PDF version of the "Charter Boat Scheme with Charter Booking Form" that you canread on line

Please Note: The event boat charter scheme only offers Hansa 303s and Hansa 2.3s, if you need to charter a Liberty, Akko van der Veen, who is based in The Netherlands, has told me that he knows there are Libertys in Europe that are available for charter on a first come first served basis" If you are interested in following this up Akko's contact email is akkov@planet.nl

Also - There is also a possibility that Steve Sawford can help you to find a Liberty for the event or other Hansa model if you don't qualify for the event charter scheme. He is based in the UK and his contact email is s.sawford@btconnect.com

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Invitation + register of interest in competing in this event MS Word - to register your interest in competing in the 2015 Hansa Euros, please download the Word file, complete and email it to Pauline Harrison at paulinehar@aol.com You will then receive the Notice of Race as soon as it is published.

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2013 - Archive

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The Access Class European Championships will take at place at Arbon on Lake Constance in Switzerland from 7 to 12 May 2013.

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Event Report

UK Success at the Access Class European Championships

7th to 12th May 2013

Congratulations to Lindsay Burns for winning the Access 2.3 Class

and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell for winning the SKUD18 Class (also part of the Hansa/Access family)

at the European Championships held in Arbon, Switzerland from 7 to 12 May.

Well done also the six other UK crews who represented ACA(UK) in the 303 classes, enduring unseasonal cold and wet weather accompanied by generally light winds.

Click this link for a full report: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/169501/Access-Class-Europeans-overall Note: you can find the Y&Y daily reports at the foot of this linked Y&Y page.

Click this link for the full results: http://www.accessclasseuro2013.com/wp/?page_id=10

Click this link for the Arbon daily reports and video films http://www.accessclass.org/default.asp?Page=31098.

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Click for the Access Class 2013 European Champs-Notice of Race This document will give you all the information you need to consider, plan your trip and accomodation and enter this competition.

Click this link to go to the official website: www.accessclasseuro2013.com

A message from Richard

At the last event in Italy in 2011 there were eight UK entries so let’s see if we can improve on that in 2013. In 2011 the GBR team took the Team Trophy as well as a number of individual prizes including SKUD European Champion. We would particularly like to retain the team trophy and the more entries we have the better the chance of doing this.

Please will all SKUD18 and Access sailors entering this event inform me
Richard Smallwood
Vice-Chairman, ACA(UK)
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Access Class 2011 European Championships = Lake Garda, Italy- 24th to the 29th May 2011

Click this link to see the Full Post Event report

Hello Lake Garda GBR Team.
Thanks for the company at Gargnano; hope you all got home safely. I have written the attached brief report on the event together with the result of my research into PAM. Feel free to use it as you wish. Click this link to seeRegards to all,
Richard

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2011 - Archive

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The 2011 Access Class European Championships that will be held at Circolo Vela Gargnano on Lake Garda, Italy from 24-29 May next year.

Click this link for details 2011 Access Class European Championships

Click for info on the site including photos 2011 Acc Europ- CVG site inspection

Click here to see The notification of the NOR

Click this link to go Directly to the Notice of Race

The Notice of Race is now available from www.accessclass.org.

For information about the club and regatta updates, visit www.centomiglia.it.

International Access Class Association – David Staley david@accessclass.org

Circolo Vela Gargnano – Emanuela Bariletti info@centomiglia.it

UK Contact: Richard Smallwood richnang@btinternet.com

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2009 - Archive

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Access Class European Championships 2009

Report

The Inaugural Access Class European Championships have been concluded in Port Camargue, France with 9 races completed for the Access 2.3, 303, Liberty and SKUD 18. The Neo495 Four Nations Cup was also held in conjunction with the Access Championships.

Societe Nautique du Gran Du Roi Port Camargue (SNGRPC) were the host club and organising authority for the event in conjunction with the French Access Class Association.

Day One – September 10
After a practice session and opening ceremony on Wednesday, racing commenced on a beautiful sunny morning today. Principal Race Officer Serge Rouanne (FRA) held the fleet ashore until a 6 knot south westerly had filled in.

Race one was sailed in a steady 7-8 knots, and the SKUD 18 immediately showed its pace, leading out the mixed Neo495 and Liberty fleet.

The Liberty class was closely contested by Barry Coates (AUS) who was runner up in the Liberty Worlds this January, and experienced Mini G sailor Magali Moraines (FRA). Moraines won the initial heat with Coates close behind. As the wind increased to 10-15 knots for the subsequent races, Coates turned the tables and lead around the course, but Moraines was ready to capitalize on any mistakes. Vera Voorbach (NED sailed consistently to pick up a third in each race.

In the Neo495’s, Anne Othenin Girard (SUI) with European A-Class Catamaran Champion Jean-Louis Le Coq (FRA) as crew, lead race one from start to finish, a pattern that was to be followed all day except for the final heat where they recovered to take another win and complete a perfect scorecard for day one.

In the 2.3s, Bruno Pereira (POR) took the win from Jasper Smit (NED) and Monique Foster (GBR) third in the first race. In the two subsequent heats, it was Foster who handled the stronger breezes best, with Pereira coming in second.

The current 303 two-person World Champions, Zoltan Pegan & Eva Mircsev (HUN), were beaten in the first two races by the fast local entry helmed by Uggo Busicchia (FRA). In the stronger conditions, with sails partially reefed to suit the stronger conditions, Pegan/Mirczev steadied to take the win while Busicchia/Guilvic dropped down the fleet.

Day Two – September 11
Another sunny day brought a fresh offshore breeze that was gradually moderating. Racing commenced in 8 knots of wind but the strength diminished as the land warmed. The full windward-leeward course of 2 or 3 laps was completed by the majority of boats before the breeze died out completely and the race officer sent the competitors ashore. Two hours later, racing was back on in a 6 knot sea breeze. Unfortunately the wind did not stay for long and despite the shortened course, several boats did not finish within the time limit. It was a frustrating day for the race officer and competitors at the back of the fleet, but still good tight racing at the front in the challenging conditions.
In the Liberty division, both Magali Moraines (FRA) and Barry Coates (AUS) won heats to keep their battle close. In the 303s, Maria Kele & Miklos Szoke (HUN) took the first race, but fellow Hungarians Zoltan Pegan & Eva Mircsev won the second to secure their place at the top of the table. In the 2.3s, Bruno Pereira (POR) won both heats to take over the lead from Monique Foster (GBR). Anne Othenin Girard (SUI) and Jean-Louis Le Coq (FRA) maintained their lead in the Neo495 with 1-2 results, Benoit Galinou & Alain Bourdiol (FRA) taking the first race of the day.
Day Three – September 12
The offshore breeze was again steady in the morning, providing good racing starting in 12 knots reducing to 6 knots with flat water. As the wind died, the fleet was ashore by 12.30 but when the sea breeze filled in, racing was back on by 3.30 with a steady 7-9 knots holding for the afternoon’s two races.
Bruno Pereira (POR) dominated the Access 2.3’s winning all three heats, while Zoltan Pegan & Eva Micsev (HUN) struggled to maintain their position in the 303 two person with 4-5-2 placings. In the Liberty, Magali Maraines (FRA) won three straight to take over control Barry Coates (AUS). Anne Othenin Girard (SUI) and Jean-Louis LeCoq (FRA) placed 2-2-1 to hold their lead in the Neo495.
Final Day – September 13
Only one race was completed today in an offshore breeze of 8-9 knots, enabling the sailors to get ashore early and pack up ahead of presentations.

In the Liberty class, Barry Coates (AUS) finished ahead of Magali Maraines (FRA), but it was not enough to claim the trophy. Zoltan Pegan & Eva Micsev (HUN) won by more than half a minute to confirm their supremacy in the 303 two-person class. They are reigning World Champions and now European Champions.

Three Liberty competitors were sailing with full servo-electric controls. The winner of the servo trophy was Vera Voorbach (NED) who also placed 3rd overall.

Bruno Pereira (POR) also won today and claims the trophy with a clear lead. Anne Othenin Girard (SUI) and Jean-Louis Le Coq (FRA) won their heat in the Neo495 to claim the Four Nations Cup.

Societe Nautique du Gran Du Roi Port Camargue have put on a very professional event with excellent racing and great hospitality ashore. The club and its enthusiastic group of volunteers were thanked for their efforts by the International and French National Access Class Associations.

Competitors at Port Camargue were invited to compete in the 2010 Access Class Worlds in Rutland, UK, next June, and at the next European Access Class Championships in L’Escala, Spain in April 2011.

Event Website: www.coques-en-stock.fr/portcamargue2009

ENDS

Additional Media Information:
David Staley - IACA Executive Officer Email: david@accessclass.org Mobile: +61 428 514 058

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