Van de San Francisco Bay Folkboat Association ontvingen we de volgende aankondiging:
The San Francisco Bay Folkboat Association (SFBFA) is sponsoring the 18th San Francisco Cup International Regatta for Nordic Folkboats to be held September 29, through October 4, 2019, at the Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC), Tiburon, California. (www.cyc.org)
Races will take place at several different Bay venues. The variety of locations will give visiting sailors an opportunity to experience all parts of beautiful San Francisco Bay. There will be a “tune-up race” and approximately 7 competitive races. In addition, CYC and SFBFA are planning a number of social activities beginning with an opening ceremony on Sunday and ending with an awards dinner on Friday night.
We will have approximately 20 competitive Folkboats on the line for the regatta. Local SFBFA racers will compete for an opportunity to sail in the regatta. Local members who are eliminated from the competition will lend their boats to the visiting sailors.
Visiting teams will be chosen by their fleet and will be allocated 10 boats in the following manner: Denmark (2), Sweden (2), Germany (2), Finland (1), The Netherlands (1), United Kingdom (1), Estonia (1) Visiting skippers will draw a boat at the beginning of the regatta that they will sail in all races. In addition, we will accept as an entrant any member of a Nordic Folkboat one design racing fleet who brings his/her own boat. He/she, however, must be sanctioned by his/her home fleet.
We ask that all of the European fleets commit to sending teams for the boats reserved for them by March 31, 2019. At that time, if an Association does not commit to sending teams for all boats reserved, any uncommitted boats will then become available for another country. We realize that every Folkboat association may not know which individual sailors will be coming to San Francisco, but it will be important for us to know how many teams each country plans to send.
We will offer the hospitality of our homes to visiting sailors and their families. In addition, we will assist all sailors with accommodations of their choice.
We plan to publish the Notice of Race on our website (www.sfbayfolkboats.org) early in 2019.
We look forward to seeing our European Folkboat friends in San Francisco in 2019!