T293 OD+ and Techno Cup Debut!
The new T293 OD+ class, first presented as a concept at the Techno 293 Class 2012 AGM, will allow competitors aged 17+ to continue competing - for the new TECHNO CUP, which makes its debut at the 2013 T293 World Championships.
Competitors may continue to use exactly the same equipment or the larger 8.5 One Design rig and a 50cm fin better adapted to their larger body sizes.
The Techno Cup will be adapted from the existing T293 OD Class rules to focus more on funboard sailing in planing conditions (where possible), slalom and long distance style races. Class and Championship rules will be published on www.techno293.org by the end of the month.
CHARTER: Bic Sport will once again be providing equipment for charter at the 2013 World Championships.
Priority will be given to competitors & teams from outside Europe; those that have the furthest to travel and /or logistical difficulties; and sailors from developing nations.
New for 2013! 8.5 One Design sails and rigs available for competitors entering the T293 Plus division.
Charter fees: 100 euro - for board only; or 150 for a complete set of equipment (board, sail & rig) - paid in advance, as confirmation of equipment being allocated to you.
Deposit: 150 euro per person, refundable if ALL the equipment is returned, and in good condition. To be paid in cash (euro) when the equipment is distributed at the event venue. You will also be required to sign the Charter Agreement.
USEFUL EVENT INFO
Competitors arriving early are advised that support from the organizers can be arranged, in advance, from July 20 2012. For early arriving contact Piotr Oleksiak
Wind: 6-15 knots / Water temperature: 18 - 20 degrees / Air temperature: 20-25 degrees.
Transfer will be available from Lech Walesa Gdansk International Airport to the venue and back. The cost of transfer is 60Euro one way for a set of up to 5 people + 5 sets of equipment
The deadline for transfer booking is July 1st. Should you require transfer please write to Piotr Oleksiak
Camper vans can be parked near the event site. Make a Reservation
The area has accommodation available in all price ranges. The event takes place during the school holidays. It is therefore advised to book early. For information about the accommodation: http://ergohestiacup.pl/
On the club premises there is also a small hotel, "Mesa Sopocka" restaurant and "Sloneczko" bar. Please see http://www.skz.sopot.pl/ for more.
Sopot Sailing Club Hestia Sopot is one of the biggest windsurfing clubs in Europe. The club was established in 1983 and now we count as many as 300 members, both amateurs and professional sailors. Our competitors are the winners of European and World Junior, Youth, Senior and Master Championships. Our best sailor Przemyslaw Miarczynski has for many years been one of the best Olympic Windsurfers, being both European and World Champion.
Sopot Sailing Club Hestia Sopot is a very good place for sport and for recreation. Situated on the beach of Sopot, but in the middle of Tri City agglomeration (Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot) offers many possibilities - beach, sun and sea, but also theatres, museums, cinemas, Aquapark and pubs, restaurants and shops. And it's a very good point for many regional excursions.
Please see http://www.skz.sopot.pl/ for more.
Sopot is a seaside town in Eastern Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland, with a population of approximately 40,000. It lies between the larger cities of Gdansk (to the south-east) and Gdynia (to the north), the three towns together making up the metropolitan agglomeration called Trojmiasto (Tri-City).
Sopot is a major health-spa and tourist resort destination.
For more information on Sopot please visit: http://www.sopot.pl/
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