Union-Yacht-Club Attersee | August 20th - August 25th, 2022
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Union-Yacht-Club Attersee
August 20th - August 25th, 2022

Day 8: Four more races to complete the Europeans

Four races have been sailed on Wednesday, the last day of the Europeans and so the reserve day will not be used. Wind with 4 to 11 knots from NorthEast was very difficult to sail. Shifts and differences in the windspeed where the main problem.
At the end of the day Jesper Armbrust (DEN) was one point ahead of Antonio Lambertini (ITA) and two points more in front of Soren Dulong Andreasen (DEN).

posted: August 24th, 2022

Day 7: First Race to the Europeans

After a whole day of waiting the wind showed up at 17:15 hrs. AP down, out to the race area. The course was set quickly and the start was ok at 18:10 hrs with 14 knots out of 25°. After the first round the wind decreases to 11 knots and shifted to 15°. At the finish there where 7 to 8 knots from 10°. The winner was Jesper Armbrust from Denmark, followed by Rob Smith from Great Britain.

posted: August 23nd, 2022

Day 6: second day of the Europeans

The second day of the Europeans was again a day of waiting. Only the Race Committee was out on the water to measure the wind. No chance for racing!
In the evening all participants are invited to a boat tour with the "Atterseeschifffahrt" to the southend of the lake. Everybody enjoyed the time here - but tomorrow it should also be racing, the participants agreed.

posted: August 22nd, 2022

Day 5: Fifth day of the event, First day of the Europeans

On day fife of the event, the first day of the Europeans it starts with a short briefing and then waiting for the wind.
In the late afterneen a big dark cloud send out wind with gusts up to 17 knots. The direction was changing very fast so no race was possible and flags AP and A where shown.   

posted: August 21st, 2022

Day 4: Fourth day of the event, first day of racing

On day four of the event it was raining cats and dogs. Wind was blowing from SoutEast, South and SouthWest. The windspeed varied from 5 to 12 knots.
Very difficult for sailors as well as the race committee. Two races have been brought in Jesper Armbrust from Denmark took two times the first place. Even if some of the competitors where not happy with the results, it was a good practice for the Europeans.   

posted: August 20th, 2022

Day 3: Second planned day of racing

On day three of the event there was bit more wind. The fleet leaves the harbour at 1000 hrs. The leeward mark was in the water with 8 knots coming from NorthEast. Five minutes later the windspeed dropped to 3 to 5 knots. After an hour of waiting race committee showed AP over H. Waiting inside again.
In the evening again fee beer was running. A sailors dinner made the participants also happy.
It was a nice warm day without any problems.        

posted: August 19th, 2022

Day 2: First day of Planned racing

Day Two was the first planned day for racing of the Austrian Nationals. It was a warm and sunny day, but without wind. The fleet did not leave the harbour.
Because the organising committee spent a lot of free beer, nevertheless everybody was happy.

posted: August 18th, 2022

Day 1: Measurement

On day one of the event registration and measurement to the preevent, the Austrian Nationals took place. Registration an measurment to the Europeans was also possible.
It was a nice warm day without any problems.        

posted: August 17th, 2022

Press Conference

Today, one day before the preevent starts with registration and measurement, the organising committee invited the press to give information about the Contender class and the European Championship. We expect a lot of media coverage the next days!

posted: August 16th, 2022

Opening Ceremony 

Dear participants, the opening ceremony of the European Championships will definitely be held on UYCAs-grounds! So safe the date and the new location: Aug. 20th, 2022 / 1900 hrs – let the “games” start!

posted: August 12th, 2022

Equipment check

In joint coordination with ICA, the OC decided to do the following procedure for the measurement for/at the Europeans:

Sails: All sails will be controlled.
Lifejackets: We will check the PFDs and so we inform everyone that only regular certified PFDs will be allowed.
Corrector weights: These will be checked randomly!
Caution: Corrector weights have to comply with the measurement certificate.
It is not allowed, that boats have less corrector weight(s) mounted as mentioned in the measurement certificate, even the boat is within the weight limits.
Mast/Boom: Random checks will be applied for mast and boom.
Rudder/Centerboard: The thickness and weight of the rudder and centerboard will be checked. Shape has been measured very often in recent years.
Weights: Random checks will be defined in advance of the event. At least 1 boat per nation will be checked.

Checks during the event will be of course possible at any time.

posted: July 30th, 2022


Dear participants or those who are still planning to participate,
we ask you to note the end of the registration period for "Early Birds" for the Europeans on July 30th, 2022 / midnight CEST!
However, this also means that the entry fee must be paid by this date, otherwise we will have to charge you the increased entry fee (see Europeans-NoR 4.4 and 5.1-5.5).
The entry fee is € 380,- until July 30, 2022, from July 31, 2022/0000 hrs. CEST the entry fee is € 430,-.

Austrian Championship (= prerace):
The entry closing date for “Early Birds” for the Austrian Championships (= Prerace) will be the 5th August 2022 / midnight CEST to claim the cheaper entry fee (€ 80,-) – see Prerace-NoR "Entry Fees”.

posted: June 23rd, 2022

Committee members

These are the people who are responsible for the success of the Contender-Europeans 2022 in the UYCAs.
And really all of these people will take care of your well-being - on land and on the water!

Head of OC:
Christian Hotwagner (AUT)
Race Officer:
Gert Schmidleitner (IRO, AUT)
Günther Staudinger (NM, AUT)
Christian Haisackl (NM, AUT)

Head of PC:
Günter Fossler (IJ, AUT)
Member of PC:
Tullio Giraldi (IJ, ITA)
Member of PC:
Lorenz Walch (IJ, GER)
Member of PC:
Ute Reisinger (NJ, AUT)
Member of PC:
Gerard Vervoort (NJ, NED)
posted July 11th, 2022

Not only sailing is on program during the EuropeanS!

Union-Yacht-Club Attersee (UYCAs) is planning the following social events for sailors and their accompaniment:
- Free beer and soft drinks daily (August 21st – 24th, 2022) after the day's races at the "Zipfer Bar" in front of the Club House.
- August 20th, 2022/1900 hrs.: Opening ceremony in the center of Attersee am Attersee
- August 21st, 2022: Sailors' meal after the day's races
- August 23rd, 2022: Gala Dinner with Live Music (Duo Latino) – Dress code: casual

Depending on the number of participants, the associated financial possibilities and the weather:
- Evening/night round trip on Lake Attersee with the large passenger ship "Stadt Vöcklabruck" of the Stern & Hafferl shipping company on August 22nd, 2022 after having finished the day's races.

All social events will be for free for sailors!
Extra tickets will be available for all others in the UYCAs-Race Office.

posted: June 10th, 2022

Sailing season 2022 at UYCAs has begun!

In mid-May we had the Star-Class Fleet-Championship with the famous "Wind of Roses” (Rosenwind; see visitors informatiuon - venue) and last weekend the Moth-Class came to the club for their Austrian National Championship. The sailors of this ultra-fast, foiling one-man class obviously felt at home on Lake Attersee in a sometimes treacherous and tricky westerly wind of up to 17-18 knots.
THE highlight of 2022 will be the European Championship Contender in August - we look forward to seeing you!
So far we already have entries from 7 nations!
Who will be the next?

posted: Mai 31st, 2022

Website online | Entry System Opened

Contender sailor Klaus Costadedoi did a nice logo and the website with a lot of information is now online.
The entry system is open!

posted: January 11th, 2022

NOR approved by ICA, ACA and OeSV

After a process of about three months in December 2021 the Notice of Race was approved by the Austrian and the International Contender Association as well as the Austrian Sailing Federation.
The organizing committee with Christan Hotwagner in the lead and members of the Austrian Class Association as well as the Race Officer are looking forward to a great event!

posted: December 2021
Important Dates
Saturday, July 30th, 2022
Entry closing date
Reduced entry fee deadline

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
Travel day
10.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00:
   Registration and Equipment Inspection

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
   Registration and Equipment Inspection
   for Austrian Nationals only
12.00: First start to Austrian Nationals

Saturday, August 20th, 2022
10.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00:
   Registration and Equipment Inspection
19.00: Opening Ceremony

Sunday, August 21st, 2022
09.00: Competitors meeting
11.00: First Warning Signal

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
09.00: Competitors meeting

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
09.00: Competitors meeting

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
09.00: Competitors meeting

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
Reserve Day