Saturday, September 24, 2016

SAILING Champions League Preview!

J/70s SAILING Champions League (Porto Cervo, Italy)- Europe´s top sailing clubs will compete in the finale of the SAILING Champions League in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 23rd to 25th September (prior to the J/70 World Championships for some of the team members!). The aim is to win the sought-after silver trophy by Robbe & Berking and earn the title of Europe´s "Best Sailing Club".

Thirty-two teams representing some of Europe's most respected yacht clubs will meet at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda this weekend for the final showdown. Clubs from twelve nations, including Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden will gather in Sardinia to attempt to take the title from defending champions the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club. The teams competing in the grand final in Sardinia are champions that have qualified over the past year via their national leagues as well as the best clubs from the preliminary round held in St. Petersburg, Russia (Act I) in August!

J/70s- SAILING Champions League- YC Costa SmeraldaTop sailors from various Olympic classes will feature amongst the crews on board the J/70 one-designs provided by the YCCS in this international competition for the European title. Short, fast fleet races are scheduled to take place from the 23rd to 25th of September on the renowned regatta course off Porto Cervo.

The 2015 European final was also held on the waters of the Costa Smeralda and the winners, Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, will certainly be one of the teams to beat. The team representing hosts the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda will also be one to watch as will Russia's Yacht Club Navigator Team, their crews placed second and third, respectively, last year.

Technical partners for the event include AUDI MOTORSPORTS, SAP SAILING and QUANTUM SAILS.  For updates on social media- #bestsailingclub #sclportocervo #yccs.  Sailing Photo credits- Francesco Nonnoi   For more SAILING Champions League sailing information