The date has now been set (Sept 14-5th) where the Italian Southern fleet meets with the Northern fleet to determine the Italian IACC 120 Cup for 2013, this year I’m really excited to announce that we have growing group of skippers from Central Europe attending this year from Denmark, Germany & New Zealand naturally.
This two day event will be fleet racing to determine top eight boats for final match racing series that determines the IACC 120 champion for 2013.
Open invitation to anyone wishing to join us and if you are need of a boat for the event I’m sure something can be arranged on request, accommodation is near the course at approx €40 per night, so if your interested in joining us drop me a PM for further details.
This year I have built another new boat (I think this will be my last…:rolleyes:) and after painting should hit the water in couple weeks to start tuning in the lead up to the Italian Cup in September.
From time to time I’ll give you a update on my treats for this built into this new design of NZL-32 BLACKMAGIC as I verify them with two boat training where I have two different DSPL, adjustable keel fin length & different Main/Jib sail area ratios to test in the lead-up to the event.
A few training sessions have also been pencilled in with growing number skippers in Central Europe and like encourage them to add their contributions on their preparations also.
Mid of April (next month) I will also be attending the Southern IACC 102 fleet championship in Rome and I will give you reports of that event, here I will be using ETNZ-92 as my race boat there as my bench mark boat as she being used as training partner with NZL-32 BM when I return. To improve my sailing skills also will be doing as many of the German IOM events as I can this year….
The current Roman champion Matt with SUI-100 has spent last 6 month tuning his new rig and had unfortunate mishap last week with his new rig, boat was sitting on cradle in high winds and big gust hit and keel was resting against his leg and the force was that great that it snapped the mast … a new profiled mast with extra reinforcement is under construction now…. Will at least he did not do a jamming Jimmy and pitchpole
P.S Sorry folks, there was a mistake with date, it is not 24-25th Sept correct date is 14-15th Sept …apologies (corrected above)