Mar 04

EC 2015 will continue

EC2015-LogoIceboaters and friends,

the weather forecast for the next two nights predicts -1° / -2° . So there could be a chance that the soft ice surface could become hard and a better race ground. The PRC will do their best to prepare the course, so that you haven’t to sail the ploughed acre. The temperatures over the day also should be lower than the last days, so let’s hold the fingers crossed that the regatta will continue with good races the next 2 days. Sail safe and fast.

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Mar 04

EC 2015 – Preliminary Results 2

EC2015-LogoToday only one race in gold fleet, but 2 races in both, silver and bronze. The wind was good at the beginning, 6-8m/s but dropped to 2-3m/s and moved clockwise. The ice is very soft on the surface now, in some places there is some iced snow. We hope, we will have some temperatures below zero.

European Championship 2015_Series Standing – 15 races scored

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Mar 04

Coming tonight the Dutch Evening


Coming tonight the Dutch Evening

Fun and Surprises guaranteed

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Mar 03

New Launching Site for EC 2015


the EC 2015 will continue at a new launching site

here are the coordinates: 58°22’06.5″N 25°57’58.8″E

Village of Valma at the NW part of Lake Võrtsjärv.

Skippers meeting at 11.00 h
B-Fleet starts at 12.00 h

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Mar 02

EC 2015 – Preliminary Results

EC2015-LogoWe had 4 races in Gold and 3 in Silver and Bronze. There was 4-6 m/s of wind, a bit rain. The ice is bumpy and soft but clear, no snow on it.

European Championship 2015_Series Standing – 10 races scored

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Mar 01

News from EC 2015

EC2015-LogoEC 2015 reports on the Dutch website.

There is an extra page with pictures and news.

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Feb 26

Accommodation for EC 2015


Accommodation in Tartu/Estonia

1. Hotel London and Hotel Pallas are two Hotels, 5 mins to go between them. They belong to the same owner.

Both Hotels together can accommodate appr. 150 Persons. The Dinner (appr.200) will be organized in a location nearby.



Headquarter 1 with Check In – HOTEL LONDON
Single – 68€
Double/twin – 82€
Deluxe – 115€
Suite – 150€

Headquarter 2 – HOTEL PALLAS http://www.pallas.
Single – 55€
Double/twin – 67€
Deluxe – 105€
Suite – 125€

All the rates above include breakfast and reservations should be made straight through hotels on contacts below:
HOTEL LONDON:, phone +372 730 5555; mob +372 5304 4411
HOTEL PALLAS:, phone +372 730 1200; mob +372 5301 6700
Reservations should be made by using keyword ICEBOATING.


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Feb 26

Location for European Championships 2015

Dear Iceboaters,

the location for the European Championships 2015 is Tartu/Estonia.

The sailing area will be on Lake Võrtsjärv, appr. 45 mins to drive from Tartu.

Please consider the difficult weather circumstances this season, which led to this decision. Nevertheless these are the best conditions for sailing the EC. See Jörgs assessment of the conditions at the bottom of this posting.

The coordinates for the launching side are: 58.211127, 26.108671 . The area for the launching side is kindly provided by the Võrtsjärve Museum, so please be also kind and follow all given instructions for the use if there are any. Approaching the lake you’ll find signs “järvemuuseum” “Limnoloogia jaam” some kms before. Map: Road to the lake

The race course will be appr. 7km from the launching side and you have to pay attention for cracks (see Map and Pictures from Icecheck), cause they are not marked in this early state, later they will be marked of course.

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At Lake Vörtsjärv the temperatures are slightly higher than in Sweden. The ice that I will see soon appears as hard ice of 30cm thickness. Such an ice can last up to a week even in plus degrees. There is -2 right now and will be the following night. Then night temperatures will be between 0 and 2 and the day temperatures between 3 and 5 degrees. From Wednesday on it will get colder there as well. The windspeed is supposed to be 6 m/s Monday and Tuesday and then 5 m/s Wednesday. Thursday no wind and light wind around Friday noon. Now please think of running qualifiers again. We could have more than 10 races in by Wednesday per fleet.





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Feb 26

European Championship 2015 Update – 3


What happened Wednesday and what will happen Thursday:

Today I spent most of the day in Finland. Cara drove me around and we checked two sites while Raimo checked the third one. Thank you guys!!! The result: Finland is out. Even though sailing was possible until Tuesday it is no longer. It got too warm in Finland, just unbelievable! The icethickness there still is between 30 and 40 cm with 20 cm snowice on top of 20 cm hardice. But the snowice got too soft to sail on. Even angle runners wouldn’t work but  skis might do the Job.

I continued in the afternoon to Estonia and arrived a few moments ago in Tartu where I am going to check Lake Vörtsjärv with Alari Akermann right after sunrise. Then I will be heading for Sweden again to check Lake Dellen before darkness Thursdayafternoon.

Now there are basically two main Sites left Sweden/Lake Dellen near Hudigsvall and Estonia/Lake Vörtsjärv near Tartu and Lake Rekyva near Siaulia as a backup. Ueli, Matthieu and Jean Pierre are checking Lake Rekyva Thursdaymorning.

Here is the current outlook: Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 25

European Championship 2015 Update – 2


still too early to zoom in finally on a Country or even a lake!

Everybody rather likes to know early where to drive too or book ferries too, which I am aware off. At the end you will have Options to pick from.

While waiting for more precise weather prediction for the race week from next Monday a short Status Report: Read the rest of this entry »

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