Monday, March 13, 2017

SAILING Champions League 2017 Series

J/70 Sailing Champions League Three Regattas Planned- Russia, Switzerland & Italy (Hamburg, Germany)- For the 2017 season, more than 300 sailing clubs from 13 countries are participating in the SAILING Champions League (SCL) that will identify the best sailing club in Europe. From Finland to Italy, from Poland to the United Kingdom– thousands of leading sailors from the top sailing clubs across Europe are once again caught up with SAILING Champions League fever!  Many teams were practicing in the YC Monaco J/70 Winter Series finale last weekend to get in much needed practice!

The SCL regatta dates for 2017 are:
  • Act 1: 11th – 13th August, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Act 2: 1st – 3rd September, Segel-Club St Moritz, St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Finale: 22nd – 24th September, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, Italy
J/70 Sailing Champions League off SardiniaIn the SAILING Champions League, the best sailing clubs from around Europe meet and compete in exciting races on the wildly popular J/70 class for the championship trophy that is decided at YC Costa Smeralda in Italy.

Only the leading national sailing leagues are allowed to take part.  For 2017, the four best clubs from each national league will take part in one of the two qualification races (St Petersburg or St Moritz).  Those SCL national leagues include Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

From the St Petersburg and St Moritz events, the top 15 clubs will qualify for the big finale in Porto Cervo at the end of the season.  The teams will sail from September 22nd to 24th, 2017 at the fabulous sailing facilities provided by the host- YC Costa Smeralda.

For more SAILING Champions League information, please contact Julia Egge at phone +49-40-226-316-465/ email- website: or Facebook- Add to Flipboard Magazine.