Jun 26, 2021
Swiss Borders are Open!!!
What a week, packed full of good news whilst the fleet is also busy packing their bags and making final preparations for the imminent Nacra 15 European championships.
We’ve now two Nacra 15 World Championships to look forwards to at the end of 2021. Firstly our own World IN15CA Championships, in association with Yacht Club De La Grand Motte, S France, race days 1-5 Nov and N15 FCS championship 29th-31st October.
That pinnacle, open entry Worlds event may well form final selection for many for the now confirmed, 50th edition of the World Sailing Youth World Championships to be hosted in Oman 11-18th December 2021:
So back to Silvaplana!!…ENTRY IS STILL VERY MUCH OPEN: https://www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/N15Europeans21?#!/
Our organising team is set and ready to welcome you and the approaching 50 teams from 8 Nations already entered.
As some teams ready to travel, others are already either there or on their way. Locals have happily reported that the wind and sunshine are all good for the reliable thermal conditions. Currently, air temps are 5 degrees at night, 15 during the day and the melted ice we’ll be sailing on is COLD!!
Sailors be aware, as conditions hot up, they may well want to bring both summer kit and winter layers, pack it all to be sure to be fully prepared!!!
Travel: SWISS BOARDERS ARE NOW OPEN. Please find further positive boarder announcements with all visitors to Switzerland from the Schengen area, now welcome free of quarantine from the 26th June. Importantly, check your own individual requirements prior to travel:
Also check your own country requirements concerning returning at home after the event.
COVID Event protocol: A negative PCR test, antigen test or a vaccination certificate will still be required for all sailors and support-teams (coaches, parents) at the time of registration and must be showed at the registration desk. The updated COVID event protocol will be available a.s.a.p. via the official notice board: https://www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/N15Europeans21#!/onb?tab=documents&classId=N15EC
2021 International Nacra 15 Class Association membership: Its free and mandatory for entry to Silvaplana!!! A request to all sailors to complete the Membership-registration form at the Nacra 15 class website https://www.nacra15class.com/membership/ a.s.a.p. We welcome non sailing members to to enable us to keep Nacra 15 Enthusiasts fully informed and directly updated.
Technical support during event: We have the team from Nacra Sailing offering full technical, factory support throughout the event along with Forward WIP for additional personal equipment.
Pre-race Days from the 28th June, Nacra Sailing will help action the recent, simple, mast base update for all boats. Please contact Bob Henson at the on-site Nacra Van, for further details.
GPS tracking, photography and videography:The racing will be fully GPS tracked for all to enjoy along with event photography and videography bringing the action to all… Please share the link https://www.races.ch/nacra15-european-2021 with all your friends and family for all the relevant links and event info.
Sustainability: Please remember your re-usable water bottles as there is plenty of Mountain fresh spring water freely available from taps and we really want to help reduce single use plastic. For the coffee lovers, please too help the restaurant reduce their disposable coffee cups by bringing you own reusables.
We very much look forwards to welcoming the fleet for what is set to be an epic re-start to our International Nacra 15 racing calendar.
Our vice-president Kenneth van Dam will be present at the event and will welcome you on behalf of the IN15CA together with our top level race committee and jury along with the fantastic local organisation team made up from volunteers from St Moritz Sailing Club, RACES, and our National Swiss Nacra 15 Class Association.
We wish you all the very best sporting, sailing week.
The IN15CA Team,
Paul, Leo, Kenneth & Edwin
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