15th of May 2004Prize giving
15th of May 2004The final day
15th of May 2004The chopper view
15th of May 2004
The final day in Torbole :
19:20 - Most of the competitors have left the place already so we doing the same. Hear you soon.
15:30 - No more racing today and ever on this competition.
15:11 - women first race: POL-1, GBR-95, FRA-316, SUI-14,FRA-115...
14:40 - AP over A for gold. End of the Championship for gold fleet! Wojtek is the winner.
13:51 - gold second race finish: FRA-192, AUS-0, NED-0, AUS-7, POL-10, POL-16
13:27 - gold first race finish: FRA-192,AUS-0,AUS-7,NED-0,ISV-1,POL-16,DEN-111. Wojtek did not finish the race..
13:22 - gold fleet is ready for the next start. Women and silver fleet are also send for their next races..
13:07 - sorry, the gold fleet is racing on the inner loop far from our office, so we can not recognise the numbers...
13:02 - restart OK. The gold fleet is now racing...
12:55 - first start of the gold fleet and ... the general recall...Restart in a few minutes...
12:15 - Z flag up for golden again.
11:45 - Race committee decided to postpone races for another hour because in the race area are taking place other two different events so it might be confusing for the competitors to race there.
11:40 - AP up again, postpone.
11:30 - Z flag up for golden.
11:25 - We're still waiting for the wind. They've decided to do two two races for all of fleets.
10:35 - Day like every day in Torbole - cloudy sky and no wind at the moment, skippers meeting has just started. For today they want to make one more race for golden fleet and two more races for women and silver fleet to get another discard.
15th of May 2004 Day 4 Racing for the Gold Fleet
Day 4 Racing for the Gold Fleet by Devon Boulon
14th of May 2004Allison Shreeve
Report from Allison Shreeve about the forth day in Torbole.
14th of May 2004Land and water
14th of May 2004A few more photos from today and yesterday
14th of May 2004Friday morning
14th of May 2004
Fourth day of racing in Torbole :
18:40 - No more racing today
17:18 - Golden fleet finish: Ateve, Arnon, Wojtek...
16:47 - 5 minutes for another start of golden fleet.
16:27 - Finish golden: Devon, Steve,Wojtek...
16:15 - First lap of golden : Devon and then Wojtek
15:55 - Golden are out for another two races
15:30 - Women first race results : POL-1, FRA-316, AUS-911, GBR-95, SUI-14
13:34 - silver and women fleets are in the sequence for the next race we cannot give you any more details...
14:51 - Gold fleet finsh: Wojtek,Antoine,Pieter,Devon....
14:45 - close to up-wind mark: Wojtek, Antoine, Pieter...
14:43 - silver fleet are in sequence... and after we will have start for the women fleet.
14:41 - first loop: we can only recognise Wojtek on the lead close to him other 5 Neil Pryde riders...
14:30 - re-start of the Gold race #8...
14:25 - Gold fleet in the sequence now...
14:13 - Gold fleet second race just started... but general recall..
13:52 - Go ld fleet finish - AUS-0,POL-10,ISV-1,GBR-83,ISR-1...
13:42 - first loop AUS-0, POL-10,??,ISV-1...
13:33 - Gold fleet race one (7th overall) start OK!!!
13:17 - general recall in the first start!!!!
12:41 - Mather nature swich on the wentilator and now we have more than 14 knots and still picking up! Z flag for the gold fleet is up. The first final race will start in 35 minutes...
12:40 - The course is being set and AP down.
12:30 - The wind turning to the right direction and soon the races should start.
10:15 - Hello from semi sunny semi cloudy Garda Lake. A little bit of statistics - the golden fleet will count 74 competitors including 6 youth and 14 masters. At the moment we're waiting for the wind which will come as usual between 12 and 13.
13th of May 2004Devon Boulon
Devon Boulon report about day 3 for blue fleet.
13th of May 2004Formula Europeans, lake Garda, Day 3.
Phill McGain : Two fleets of the men were competing, yellow and blue. I’m reporting on the yellow fleet.
13th of May 2004Day two racing
13th of May 2004Happy father and Lance
13th of May 2004Lazy morning
13th of May 2004
Day three in Torbole :
17:47 - No more racing today.
16:13 - Very unofficial results of a men fleet before the protests : POL-10 (4.8), ISV-1 (7.1), FRA-192 (9,4), ITA-1 (12), ISR-1 (14,7), NED-0 (16,4), AUS-0 (19,0), GBR-83 (20,0), US-34 (25,0), GBR-5 (27,0).
15:30 - Blue race#2 finish : ISV-1, ARG-3, POL-16, FRA-192, GBR-52, AUS-0, POL-11
15:24 - Yellow race#2 finish : POL-10, ITA-1, GBR-83, US-34
14:42 - Yellow first loop: Wojtek, Andrea(very close),Phil, Ross,Jamie...
14:33 - Z flag for the women fleet...35 minutes to the start...
14:32 - Yellow fleet started for the last elimination race....
14:25 - Blue finish(?) or last up-wind : NED-0,FRA-192,ISV-1, NED-???,AUS-0,ARG-3,DEN-111,POL-16
14:08 -Yellow finish: Wojtek, 1km gap, Arnon, Jamie, Andrea, Ross... Sorry but we can not see the blue fleet. To far from our office...
13:57 - Yellow fleet downwind mark: Wojtek, Jamie, Arnon, Ross...
13:54 - Wojtek first on the up-wind mark...
13:51 - Yellow fleet started first and the racers are now near the up-wind mark... Blue fleet will start in a seconds ...
13:40 - 5 min to the start of the first fleet...
13:20 - 16 to 18 knots. Good actions coming up.
13:11 - AP down and the blue and Yellow flag is up! First start in about 35 minutes. Ladies are waitibg on the beach till the men fleet will completed two races back to back...
12:50 - The wind is pickin up but still below the limit. Race crew just starting to set the course ... stay tuned, hope for more races today. We need more two races to finalse the elimination tour and start the final with two: Gold and Silver fleets...
10:16 - For the moment it's cloudy and as the locales says it won't be windy today but we'll see, we're waiting.
13th of May 2004Devon Boulon
Devon Boulon report about day one and two
12th of May 2004A few more photos from today
12th of May 2004Morning over the Garda Lake
12th of May 2004
Day two :
17:15 - The wind dropped to zero, no more racing today.
THE RACE #5 WAS ABANDONED!!!! Clouds came and wind dropped suddenly below the limit!!!!!!!
14:29 Results of the race #4:
pink (ladies): NED-166, GBR-95, AUS-911,POL-1, SUI-14...
Now I have to add the result to the scoring system so please wait for the results... They will come soon...
14:21 - blue fleet first loop - POL-10,ITA-1,AUS-0, GBR-83... The course of the blue fleet is closer to us that we can recognise some racers...
14:17 - We can only see (ERA stickers) that Dorota and Wojtek leading their fleets... in the race #5
13:47 - all fllets are now preparing for the next race... sorry the organisers did not give us any info about the first finishers of the previous race...
13:33 - we can see from the office (thanks to his big ERA sticker) that Wojtek won the race...
13:27 - blue fleet after first loop: POL-10, AUS-0, GBR-83,ITA-1...
13:22 - women fleet i the middle of the race: SUI-14, POL-1, NED-166, AUS-911, FRA-316
13:13 - women and blue fleet already racing... sorry the course is far from the beach and we have now info from the water. Yellow fleet will start in one minute...
12:58 - 10 knots on starting line
12:45 - women fleet will start in 5 minutes, than blue-men and yellow-men fleets will start in 5 minutes intervals.
12:30 - so we starting races. All the competitors were called on the water.
11:50 - All the competitors rigged their sails and are on the standby. The wind should come soon, it's getting cloudy and a bit colder.
09:50 - At 10.30 we'll have skippers metting
11th of May 2004A few words from Allison Shreeve
Allison Shreeve, AUS911 story about first day of racing.
11th of May 2004Day one racing
11th of May 2004Regatta crew
11th of May 2004First day of racing, skippers metting
11th of May 2004
Racing day one :
22:55 - Sorry for a huge delay but this penalty rule give as hard times with the results. The results are up on the web so see you tomorrow.
20:30 - We're still working over the results so be patient. Maniana.
17:35 - We have to wait for the results as they were recorded on the type recorder and now the race crew have to put all of them on the paper...
17:10 - Devon won the yellow fleet races #2 and #3!!
16:43 - The third race started a few minutes ago. Sorry no news from the water. Maybe tomorrow we will have "our own" informer on the water...
16:40 - We have to give you some explanation. All competitors are obliged to "sing out" before the race and to "sign in" returning to the beach. It will be 5 points (places) penalty for all who will broke this safety rule. About 40 racers did not sign out before the first race and some did not sign out before the second race. Steve Allen did not sign out before the second race so he will got 5 places penalty for race #2 and 5 for race #3, as we have two race back to back!!!
16:29 - The secon race was finished. Now we have a starting procedure for the third race.
The second race yellow fleet was won by Devon (ISV-1). Sorry no more information at the moment...
15:55 Both men fleet are already racing the second race but we have no chance to give you any details. Wind is much stronger than it was in the first race. We can not publish yet the results of the first race. We will publish the results after all todays races...Sorry for that...
15:23 - Now there is a call for all of the sailors to go on the water, maybe we will see some racing. Sorry that there is no new photos but we don’t have any pro photographer and it's hard making reports, filming the action on the water and make photos at the same time but we're trying to do our best.
15:13 - There is a call for men yellow group for second race.
14:36 - the results just arrived. They are slighly different then reported from the water:
Blue fleet: POL-10, FRA-192,GBR-5, NED-0,P0L-16
Women: AUS-991,POL-1,SUI-14, FRA-316,GBR-93
14:33 - we are still waiting for the results but ... Dorota told me that AUS-911 not SUI-14 won the race!!!
14:03 - all racers returning to the beach... please stay tuned for more news..
13:57 - wind still below the limit... we are waiting...
13:36 - wind dropped sudenly!!! All racers waiting on the water for race crew decision!!!
13:15 - Race one:
Blue fleet: POL-10,NED-57,GBR-5,NED-0,FRA-192
Yellow fleet: ISR-1,ITA-1,AUS-0.ISV-1,DEN-173
13:10 - OK it looks that the firce race just finished but we have no news...
13:05 - Micah Buzianis returned to the beach.. we do not know whats happend ...
13:05 - blue fleet first round: POL-10,NED-57,GBR-5,NED-0,FRA-192...
12:58 - we got only confirmation that Wojtek is leading blue fleet...
12:56 - sorry no news from the race office crew...
12:52 - start of the women fleet..
12:48 - probably Wojtek is leading the blue fleet but we are waiting for the confirmation from the water!
12:45 - start of the yellow fleet!
12:42 - 14 knots! We are waiting for the first five on the up-wind mark!
12:40 - starting procedure for the yellow fleet!
12:38 - blue fleet just started! Wind is picking up minute by minute!
12:30 - 12 knots!!! The procedure for the blue group just started!!!! The course is set far from our office so the only chance for the information from the water is the radio communication with the race crew.
12:12 - AP for the first men group.
12:00 The wind is still below limit. First will be the start for the blue men fleet, then the yellow men fleet and after the pink women fleet.
11:50 - All the competitors are going on the water. The start procedure will start soon for men first race. The wind is from 4 to 6 knots. We're waiting.
09:50 - Hello from sunny Garda, at 10:30 we start skippers metting and probably first possibile start At 12:00
10th of May 2004Formula Europeans - Lake Garda, Torbole
The second registration day here at the Formula Europeans, has seen a record fleet registered for the regatta, over 160 competitors ...
10th of May 2004Practice day
10th of May 2004Registration morning
10th of May 2004
Registration Day :
17:24 - Practice race in men fleet was split to two independent elimination groups - blue and yellow. Here are the top guys from both groups :
Blue : FRA-192, GER-83, POL-126, POL-11, POL-16, GBR-52
Yellow : USA-34, AUS-7, SWE-13, GBR-56, LAT-23, ITA-415
Women : ITA-31, AUS-911, AUT-88, POL-193
17:10 - We'll try to organize results from the practice race but We're not promising anything:)
15:40 - Antoine Albeau won the men practice race
15:00 - Practice races are taking place far from the beach so hard to say anything about them:)
13:35 - Competitors preparing for the practice race which will start at 14:00
13:00 - 20 women and 137 men registred at the moment.
11:50 - For the moment 154 competitors registred. At one o'clock we'll have skippers meeting.
09:40 - Hello from sunny Garda Lake. Another competitors are coming to the event spot and registering. Another girl came - Sarah Hebert (FRA-61) from New Caledonia.
9th of May 2004First impresions from Garda Lake
9th of May 2004EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2004
Here's how the situation looks for the moment. Near 100 competitors already registered, we expect 160 totally. 31 countries, 26 Europeans and 20 women from 10 different countries.
Tomorrow we start at 09:00. At 13:00 skippers meeting and 14:00 we want to organize the test race.