02-07 September '14 | Croatia, Viganj

2014 Formula Windsurfing European Championships

09.07 | Sunday

19:30 | congratulations to Sebastian Kordel - 2014 European Champion

18:05 | TOP 10 AFTER 5 RACES - GER220, NED52, POL555, LAT23, FRA752, SUI31, FRA531, EST24, POL239, LTU799

17:42 | top 10 finishers in race 5 - FRA531, NED52, EST24, FRA752, GER220, POL239, LAT23, GRE19, CZE777, POL555

17:24 | no more racing - protests , provisional results, coming next

17:24 | provisional order of finish in race 5 - FRA531, NED52, EST24, FRA752, GER220, POL555

17:13 | first boards after 1 lap - FRA531, NED52, EST24, GER220

17:04 | race 5 is underway - under a black flag

17:02 | In top 3 - 2 points separate first and third ! GER220 -6pts; POL555 - 7pts; LAT23 - 8pts

17:01 | TOP 10 after 4 races - GER220, POL555, LAT23, NED52, SUI31, FRA752, POL239, LTU799, FRA531, EST24

17:00 | there was a general recall - luckily for POL555 ! His fin exploded and was ashore on the first start- but made the second start

16:41 | top 10 in race 4 - LAT23, GER220, NED52, SUI31, POL555, LTU799, POL239, ITA1111, FRA752, EST24

16:40 | finish line is closed - we have time for 1 more race

16:27 | it must be very close at the top of the rankings ...

16:23 | top 5 finishers in race 4 - LAT23, GER220, NED52, SUI31, POL555

16:10 | wind is 8>10 knots - CZE17 was OCS

16:10 | After 1 lap - GER220, NED52, LAT23, SUI31

16:02 | race 4 is underway

15:44 | 5 MINUTES TO ORANGE FLAG - THATS 10 MINS TO WARNING SIGNAL FOR RACE 4

15:34 | top 10 after 3 races - GER220, POL555, FRA752, SUI31, NED52, LAT23, FRA531, EST24, LTU76, POL239

15:21 | Top 10 in race 3 - GER220, FRA752, NED52, SUI31, GRE28, EST24, POL555, LTU799, LTU76, LAT23

15:21 | Top 10 in race 3 - GER220, FRA752, NED52, SUI31, GRE28, EST24, POL555, LTU799, LTU76, LAT23

15:10 | 20 minute rest ashore for the last finisher - then 2 more races 'back to back'.

15:01 | first finishers in race 3 - LAT23, GER220, FRA752, NED52, SUI31

14:51 | after 1 lap - GER220, CZE??, FRA105, LTU76, SUI31

14:42 | Race 3 is underway...

14:42 | top 10 after 2 races - POL555, GER220, LAT23, FRA752, SUI31, FRA531, NED52, POL239, LTU76., CRO401

14:33 | top 10 from race 2 - POL555, LAT23, GER220, FRA531, NED52, POL239, SUI31, EST24, FRA752, LTU799

14:32 | 5 mins to warning signal

14:28 | finish line closed - 10 mins to warning signal race 3

14:22 | top10 in race 1 - POL555, FRA752, GER220, SUI31, LAT23, LTU76, CRO401, NED52, FRA531, POL239

14:16 | there will be a third race before a longer break. Hopefully we can complete 4 or even 5 races

14:07 | first finishers - POL555, LAT23, GER220,

14:01 | leading sailors after 1 lap - LAT23, ? , FRA?, POL555, NED52

13:50 | race 2 started

13:46 | race 2 will get underway soon

13:36 | 10 mins to warning signal for race 2

13:36 | finish line is closed

13:34 | The start line will be lengthened a little ...

13:32 | The wind is never dropping below 10 knots in the starting area - wind gusting to 15knot maximum

13:32 | We will have at least one protest from race 1

13:28 | at least one collision just after the start

13:27 | first race was about 14 mins - wind 13/14 knots

13:18 | first finishers I race 1 - POL555, FRA752, GER220

13:09 | FRA55 was over early

13:09 | CRO 401 to mark 1 first - but at the gate after 1 lap it was CRO401 and LAT23 - neck and neck - rounding different marks of the gate

13:00 | race 1 underway - good wind - individual recall

12:37 | AP down - 20 minutes to warning signal for race 1

12:36 | we will be racing soon - the wind has at last picked up

11:56 | We have had a steady 6 knots for over one hour - it should pick up soon

11:18 | the wind has held but not yet enough to start a race. the feeling is that we will be racing soon

09:39 | lets hope the forecast is correct

09:39 | the schedule is for 3 back to back races to validate the championships; followed if possible by a further 2 races.

09:38 | windward marks are in - but we just need a little more wind.

08:49 | good morning - very sunny and hot this morning.. and wind is already in the right direction

09.06 | Saturday

17:31 | the racers are coming back to the shore

17:27 | cloud came again and it looks like rain is coming .. wind has dropped and will most likely turn back to the south

17:18 | November again ... wind shift to the right

17:12 | the wind has definitely picked up again

17:12 | abandoned flag is down - the RO had tried a start but abandoned soon after

17:04 | but ... it may just picked up enough to try again most sailors still on the water and start line is close to the launch area

17:03 | the wind dropped , cloud cover on the hills around and some light rain ..

16:26 | borderline conditions here in viganj...

16:06 | lets keep our fingers crossed ..

16:05 | but it has come late in the day for a thermal breeze to last very long

16:04 | wind finally switched and just about on the limit to start a race..

16:03 | AP down - minimum of 15 minutes to warning signal for race 1..

11:28 | still sunny and a light breeze from the right direction

10:50 | at least it is sunny at the moment - maybe we will get lucky today

10:36 | well - we arrived at the beach 07:00 - but no wind. We postponed for 2 hours but we are still on hold

09.05 | Friday

18:03 | Notice 4 will be published soon.

18:03 | The forecast is not promising but if there is a slim chance to race early tomorrow morning we will take that chance !

18:00 | no racing today. Tomorrows schedule is changed - first possible warning signal at 08:00.

16:20 | now the rain is from the other direction - south - followed by some breeze ... but will it last?

15:05 | heavy rain has now passed over - but the wind has also gone - we remain on hold

13:01 | we have rain - but also wind ... the race committee have gone to the water .. lets hope we get stable conditions

12:00 | we are still waiting for conditions to improve - wind is still very light from south

11:09 | we have south wind fighting with the north wind - and it is overcast ...

11:09 | unfortunately we are postponed this morning at Viganj Europeans

09.04 | Thursday

18:18 | to be ready and make best possible use of the forecast conditions the schedule will be for 3 races back to back , followed if possible by a further 2 races

18:17 | the good news is that the wind should start in the morning from the right direction - and build during the day - well, that's the forecast

18:16 | there is a light breeze tempting out a few racers that are frustrated with no racing today ... but there is not enough wind to keep planing

18:14 | no racing today - first possible warning signal tomorrow is at 11:00 hrs

14:24 | we are still waiting for the wind to come in

12:41 | the wind is from the south - the wrong direction for the thermal breeze; possibly it will stay in this direction as it is overcast ...

12:39 | welcome to day 2 of racing ( hopefully) at the Europeans ... currently postponed

09.03 | Wednesday

18:03 | It will be good to get feedback from competitors here and viewing about DPI and Arbitration - maybe with a view to formulating into new Championship Rules

18:02 | Also posted on the notice board - Discretionary Penalties - Information for Competitors

18:01 | No more racing today ... in fact , no racing today. Lets hope for better conditions tomorrow

17:54 | Notice number 1 has been posted - some amendments to SI's , also the possible warning signal tomorrow is changed to 11:00hrs

17:50 | Sorry , so little to report today. It looks unlikely we will race today.

13:30 | competitor entry list will be published soon - we have 19 countries represented

13:25 | We have a full international jury at this championship - but the first step will be to offer Arbitration - see Addendum A of the SI's

13:24 | Skippers meeting over - unfortunately we have no wind at the moment and we will be postponed.

12:57 | skippers meeting in 5 minutes

12:17 | Skippers meeting in 45 minutes

12:17 | Registration is completed - 60 entries from 19 countries

09.02 | Tuesday

18:54 | We expect 60 racers and they will race as one fleet

18:54 | full service will begin from tomorrow - skippers meeting at 13:00 and first possible warning signal at 14:00.

18:51 | Registration is mostly completed - a few late arrivals will complete formalities tomorrow morning.

09.01 | Monday

23:05 | all adds to the adventure and excitement of another great formula championship

23:04 | currently spending the night in Split after twice being diverted from landing in Dubrovnik due to storm ! I am sure a few guys are experiencing similar problems

23:02 | Registration starts tomorrow for 2014 Europeans n Viganj, Croatia - hopefully I will get there ...