• Very Little wind on Day 1 of Dragon Europeans.
  • Unfortunately the wind did not play ball today and no racing was possible on Lake Thun…    The 64 Dragons from 14 Nations set forward onto the Lake anticipating a day of Champagne Sailing… However, the breeze proved fickle in both strength and direction. Principal Race Officer Bruno Barthlome’ tried his very best and showed admirable patience considering the conditions, but alas, it was simply not possible…
  • Swiss regulations prohibit the use of VHF on the Lake so his job of communnicating with competitors is not made easy. It’s such a pity as the Dragon Fleet are now used to receiving excellent regular up dates whilst afloat, which enhance the on-the-water sailing and give the genuine reasons why racing is sometimes delayed…

HornDuring the European “Opening” Ceremony the Alphorn’s were played at Thunersee Y.C.

So now the 64 boat fleet will have a 8.30am start tomorrow, to hopefully “kick off” the 2017 European Championships in style….  It maybe a hectic beginning to this well organised event in the Swiss Mountains, but the Dragon Sailors are certainly up for it..

Higher, Faster, Longer………….  Stavros.    (GBR 789).