Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Travemunde Week Youth SAILING Champions Debut!

J/70s sailing youth league- Travemunde, Germany (Travemunde, Germany)- Eighteen clubs from seven nations will be competing in the Youth SAILING Champions League for three days of racing in Travemünde Bay in the Baltic Sea.  Those teams come from across Europe- Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Nynne Desirée Ammundsen, General Secretary of ISLA, told us why Youth SCL is such a great innovation for the sport: “Following up on the successful Women’s SAILING Champions League event held in Kiel, ISLA is plowing full speed ahead with another important category of sailors, the youngsters. Now we dedicate our attention to the launch of a Youth SAILING Champions League for sailors in the age range of 16 to 23 years. We see many activities for youth sailors in our ISLA nations and especially in Russia, Denmark and Germany. It delivers inspiration and gives young sailors the possibility to step into a keelboat just when they are coming to the end of their dinghy career. The youth is the future and therefore ISLA can only applaud all the great work that has been done so far to make the Youth SAILING Champions League event happen."

J/70 Youth team sailing practiceJens Kath, Sports Director of Travemünder Woche, is welcoming Youth SAILING Champions League to debut as part of Travemünder Woche: “Youth SAILING Champions League unites multiple characteristics of Travemünder Woche and therefore is a perfect addition to our event. Supporting youth sailing is one of our major objects for a long time now, what we have shown in the last year when we hosted all German youth championships. In the German Sailing League, we are involved since the start because we are totally enthusiastic about the concept. And we are always open to new ideas and concepts and willing to implement them together. Travemünder Woche and Youth SAILING Champions League: it just fits!”

The participating youth sailing club teams are the following: Croatia (Val Sibenik), Denmark (Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub, Skolerne i Oure, Hellerup Sejlklub, Roskilde Sejlklub), Finland (Nylandska Jaktklubben & Esbo Segelforening), Germany (Bayerischer Yacht Club, Berliner Yacht Club, Munchner Yacht Club, Bodensee Yacht Club Uberlingen, Lubecker Yacht Club, Konstanzer Yacht Club), Italy (Circolo della Vela Bari & Club Velico Crotone), Netherlands (WSV Giesbeek), and Switzerland (Zurcher Yacht Club & Regatta Club Oberhofen).  Sailing Photo Credits: Lars Wehrmann.  For more Youth SAILING Champions League information Add to Flipboard Magazine.