Let’s Go Across The Pond!

Sunset over Haapsalu Bay, Estonia

Hello All-
I’m taking to the keyboard this afternoon to beat the drum and see if anyone is up for making a trek across the Big Pond for the DN Gold Cup and European Champs this year. Haven’t gone before? Don’t let that stop ya!
The dates are February 25 to March 3, 2018. Hosted by Estonia!
A trip to Europe to sail is way more do-able (logistically and financially) than you might think- Our friends from Germany provide a level of support that we can never equal and a great time and unforgettable road-trip is guaranteed!
I’ve sailed in Estonia twice and both times it was fantastic. Great regattas, very well run, great accommodations, food is out of this world (especially if you like fish) and Estonia (good chance we will end up there) is easy on the wallet.
So far there are about a half-dozen Americans signed on to make the trip, and I think only two or three from the NEIYA. It would be great to raise that number and get some NEIYA flags waiving over there! They always have Gold, Silver and Bronze Fleets so there is racing for everyone. And as one Latvian sailor told me: “If no North Americans come over it is not a World Championship, just another European Championship. And we already have a European Championship!” So let’s head over and have some fun with the gang on that side of the Atlantic!
For a good article on doing the trip click below and have a look at the September “Runner Tracks” The article you’re looking for is a brilliantly written piece titled “So You Wanna Race In Europe?” All kinds of good info there-
Also feel free to email me for more info at t_thieler@yahoo.com Still plenty of time to plan so give a shout and let’s get cracking and make this the year!
  • Gold Cup World Championship & European Championship
  • Date: February 25-March 3, 2018
  • Host Country: Estonia
  • Location: If the weather and ice conditions allow the regatta to be sailed in Estonia it will be an opportunity to celebrate the centenary of iceboating in that country.
  • Information: DN Europe website

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