Gdynia Sailing Days - summary

25.07.2011

Gdynia Sailing Days - summary
Twelfth edition of Gdynia Sailing Days went into history. Sailing festival was officially ended by Wojciech Szczurek, president of Gdynia, Slawomir Nowak, secretary of state, and Richard Stachurski, Deputy Minister of Sport and Tourism.

Gdynia Sailing Days is a joint venture of the city authorities, GOSiR and Polish Yachting Association. This year included the eleven days of which ten days was racing ones. Event was organized in cooperation with: YKP, Arka, and Stal Clubs and Polish Match Tour.

 

From 14 to July 24, 373 athletes from 11 countries were sailing. The youngest were eight years old and the oldest participant crossed the "sixty."

 

Racing courses were so set that the competition on the water was perfectly visible from Gdynia beaches and seaside boulevard. The inhabitants of Gdynia and holidaymakers eager to enjoy the possibility of a closer look at sailing and sailors. Often visited at the yacht harbor, where he collected autographs, posed for photos and talked with participants in Gdynia Sailind Days. In addition, throughout the duration of the event functioned scene, which took place at the official opening ceremonies of the various races and the best decorations. Every day this place rang with the music.

 

The pioneering project was the high performance show. In that day there was a unique race. On one leg sailors from different classes faced each other. Catamarans sailed side by side, and representatives of the 49er and windsurfing with Piotr Myszka and Przemyslaw Miarczyński on the lead.

 

 

 

winners of 12th Gdynia Sailing Days:

 

Coach Cup in Opti class (14-16.07)

Optimist Class Open - Mikolaj Staniul (YKP Gdynia)

Optimist girls - Hanna Boar (SSW Iława)

 

 

 

City of Gdynia Cup (18-20.07)

Laser Class - Wojciech Zemke (Arka Gdynia)

Laser Radial - Natalia Szymczyk (Arka Gdynia)

Europe - Marek Kaczmarek (Poznan JWK)

Laser 4.7 Open - Adrian Raczkowski (Arka Gdynia)

Laser 4.7 girls - Marta Biernaczyk (HRH Poznan)

Laser 4.7 boys - Lew Cezary Golda (MKS 2 Warszawa)

Team classification - Arka Gdynia

 

 

 

ISAF Nations Cup in match racing - Regional final (21-23.07)

Men - Tarnacki Przemyslaw (Poland)

Women - Annemarie Bekkering (Netherlands)

 

 

International Polish Championship in the Star class (22-24.07)

Mateusz Kusznierewicz (GKŻ Gdańsk) / Dominik Życki (Spójnia Warszawa)

 

 

Polish Cup in Class 505 (23-24.07)

Jakub Pawluk / Michal Redmerski (AZS)

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