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Zipfer Trophy and Europa Cup NoR Updated

The Zipfer Trophy and Europa Cup has updated their Notice of Race, event that originally was scheduled to be the European Championship, this one cancelled by the ISA mainly because a high % of teams can't travel and or could not have practiced before the competition due to the COVID situation.
22 Entries already have been made from GER, AUT, HUN, ITA and USA please check this new Notice of race.
Looking forward to see you next end of summer enjoying the Soling.
Zipfer Trophy Information

 

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Erich Hirt Preis event confirmed

The next Erich Hirt Preis, was confirmed today by the Bayerische Yacht Club.
To be held at the Starnbergsee lake from July 31 to August 2.
Where the Bradwurst shall be present to give the special touch at the German Soling season start.
Entries can be done at the link in the button:

Erich Hirt Preis Online Entry

 

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2020 Worlds, Continentals and Ranking cancelled!!

Dear Soling Sailors

Worlds, Continentals and the Ranking have been cancelled for 2020, by early July the ISA will be announcing which events are being held at the second semester, hopefully situation allow many to sail and have fun.

We are glad to inform that 5 Solings have taken part in Norway at a race this past weekend, and next week the first regatta will be held in Spain. While some clubs are opening its doors in North America,

A statement has been released by the ISA executive at the following link:
ISA Executive Letter

 

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NED 37 progress

written by Ben Boogaerdt  on  May 25  of  2020 and read by 130

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The first boat NED 27, found in a forest ..

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I found the Soling in the picture NED 27 on May 2012 in a Belgium forest.
It was an Elvstrom from 1976. The boat was completely green and full of water. I took the boat home to Krimpen, cleaned it and started to sail with it a little. Because it is a three person boat I needed to find a crew. First I asked Gerben den Hartog, who saw this new type of sailing boat as a challenge as well and so we were with two. From 2013 we started sailing in local evening regatta's on the river with different bow persons. This went pretty well, and we learned a lot.

In 2014 I came in contact with Rudy den Outer of the Dutch Soling Association, because I was looking for some tips and tricks and wanted to know if I sailed the boat correctly. Rudy offered to drop by and so he came to Krimpen, looked at the boat and said "This does not look like a soling!". The mast was too straight etc. So he gave me tips and I went to work on it. Before he left, he asked if I wanted to go to the Worlds in Italy (2015). I thought this was way out of our league, but he said it would be a great experience and that I should think about it. It did not take me long to decide to go for this great adventure. It was still with an occasion team, but it was a great experience and I was completely infected with the Soling virus. After that Kingston (2016) followed.

In 2016 I asked Karsten Kraan if he wanted to be our team's bow person and from that time on we had the team NED 37 complete and sailed (in a newer Abbott Soling) almost all the European and World Championships. We enjoy it very much being part of this great Soling family and hope to sail many championships more.

This 2020 we have also bought another soling, NED 39. Our team is getting this boat ready to sail for young sailors that want to try a Soling. Our goal is to get them enthusiastic for the Soling as well, so they will hopefully grow into the soling circuit.

To all, stay healthy and I hope we will soon see each other again on the water.

Kind regards,
Ben Boogaerdt (NED 37)


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At the Europeans in Garda<br />@Elena Giolai

At the Europeans in Garda
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Sailing in the new NED 37

Sailing in the new NED 37

the team

the team

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Great article Ben

Matias Collins

May  25 of 2020