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Euro 2021

The Latest News 

4 July 2021:

Additional Championship Dinner tickets for friends and family members can be purchased at the Race Office (at 20€ each).

20210704 Agenda Euro 2021
 

(We'll keep you updated via the Euro 2021 Facebook event and the Contender Facebook group, too.)

News Published earlier

20210429 Präsentation Warnemünde

  • MEASUREMENT: We want you to spend as little time as possible having your equipment measured. So we set up this link where you can pick a time slot in advance by indicating your full name: https://tinyurl.com/When-do-I-measure-my-boat Please note: You will sign up to a one hour time slot during which all of your gear (hull, mast, foils, sails) will be measured. Max and Manfred have worked out a system of military precision to make sure that nine competitors' boats can be measured each hour. For this to work, however, we need you to register beforehand and to be present and fully ready for measurement when your slot starts. We are looking to measure the bulk of boats on Sunday. So please only register for measurement on Monday if you know for sure already that you will be a late arriver. (News from 28 June 2021)

  • PRE-EUROPEANS: You can register for the Pre-Races event on Manage2Sail now. As it is a test regatta, there is no fee to enter the Pre-Europeans regatta. (News from 11 June 2021)
  • REIMBURSEMENT: It has been confirmed that entry fees will be re-imbursement in case of an event cancellation by the authorities. For those registrants who cannot join the event, payments completed will be returned if the reason is a proven Covid infection or a political travel restriction. (News from 24 May 2021) 
  • EARLY ENTRY FEE: The Notice of Race has been changed earlier this week extending the early entry fee to 17 June. The registration for the event is possible until 27 June now. (News from 22 May 2021)
  • TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: The local government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern which is the federal state Warnemünde belongs to (you may want to call it Meck-Pomm as every German does...) intends to open for touristic guests from outside the country by 14 June 2021. Please find the most recent information regarding the local Covid situation here (German only). General information on entry registrations for foreign travellers in English can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. (News from 14 May 2021)
  • EUROPEANS 2021: Warnemünde 2021 will be a European Championship. We have made this decision together with ICA. Regarding the virtual impossibility to travel intercontinentally, we feel this is a logic choice. The honour to organize the 50th Contender Worlds goes to our Australian friends. (News from 3 May 2021)
  • SLIDE DECK UPDATED: The presentation shown during the zoom call held yesterday can be found here: pdf20210511_Euro_2021_Warnemünde_General_Information_English.pdf (News from 12 May 2021)
  • ZOOM CALL: You are invited to join a zoom call on 11 May 2021 at 20h00 (Central European Summer Time, GMT+2). We will give you a detailed update on sailing, camping, food...everything - and we will try to answer your questions. (News from 3 May 2021)

Covid Situation

  • Warnemünder Woche committee intends to make the sailing event possible if the local government allows travelling and tourist accommodation. Entry fees will be reimbursed if authorities cannot grant permission to hold the event.
  • To make being together ashore as safe as possible, a negative Covid test not older than 48 hrs is required upon arrival followed by quick tests throughout the event. This is for competitors and family and friends. The Luca contact-tracing smartphone app is mandatory as imposed by the local authorities.

Camping

  • The camping site is close to the harbour, 400m walking distance. A reservation is not required, there is plenty of room. Camper vans and tents will be at the same place. Tents and cars can placed next to each other. 
  • Electricity will be available on the camping site, toilets and showers will be close to the camping site.
  • Camping fees are still to be confirmed by the municipality. They will be approx. 10-15 EUR per night for tents (up to 4 persons) and 15-20 EUR per night for cars with tent (up to 4 persons), campers or cars with caravan.

LOCATION

  • Warnemünde is a seaside resort and a district of the city of Rostock. It has a population of 8,400 and is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. 
  • Both Warnemünde and Rostock (website) are in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with Rostock being the state's biggest city. Located in the area of the former East-German state, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern became one of the Federal Republic of Germany's new states following the German re-unification in 1990.
  • The July average temperature in Warnemünde is 21° C.

SAILING

  • We will be racing on the Baltic Sea, a marginal sea from the Atlantic Ocean (with very limited water exchange however).
  • Due to the open character of the sailing venue and the absence of significant current, Warnemünde is one of the best sailing spots in Germany. In July, the wind blows from westerly directions with an average wind speed of 10 (basic) to 15 (gusts) knots.
  • The Worlds will be part of the Warnemünder Woche (i.e. Warnemünde Week), a multi-class sailing and culture event (website, select language in top-left corner).
  • In the last few years, major championships of these classes have been sailed during the Warnemünder Woche: (J/22 Worlds 2019, OK Dinghy Worlds 2018, A-Cat Europeans 2018, 505 Europeans 2017...)
  • The Contender Europeans 1995 have been hosted in Warnemünde, won by Graham Scott.

Update

UPDATE APRIL 2021

+++Update on Open German Nationals and World Championships+++

Following the update by Søren Dulong Andreasen on the situation of our Danish friends, a few pieces of information from Germany, notably on the major events German nationals and World Championships.

The Open German Nationals on Lake Constance will not be held in May but from 17 to 19 September. We have taken the decision to postpone for obvious reasons. As we hope for a strong participation by our Italian, Swiss and Austrian friends, we also believe that the new autumn date bears better chances for international travel and a panalpine gettogether.

The World Championship in Warnemünde is still planned for the first week of July. The draft NoR draft has been reviewed by us and should be published soon. Warnemünde is going to follow the hygiene protocol successfully tested by Kiel Week last year, which means a heavy focus on the water side of things.

There is three main questions associated to the Worlds at the moment: 1) Can an international sports event take place in Warnemünde?, 2) can you guys travel at all or without having to accept unacceptable burden?, 3) what will it be called?

To be quite honest with you, I can't respond to any of these three at the moment. While question 3) depends on 1) and 2) and will eventually have to be decided by ICA, I can tell you that what keeps us optimistic is that the city of Rostock (of which Warnemünde is a part) and its Danish mayor did an outstanding job so far at containing the pandemic while allowing for relatively much public life. So if there is place to race in Germany in July, it is probably Warnemünde.

As of now, we continue to set up a race, hoping that many of you can come. There is no reason to cancel the event prematurely, even less so as the list of races in Europe already starts getting shorter and shorter again.

I promise we will keep you updated.

  • The Contender Europeans 1995 have been hosted in Warnemünde, won by Graham Scott.

Welcome

Euro 2021

teaser WM 2021After Max' win in Quiberon and the cancellation of the 2020 event, the German Contender Association is even more excited to host the 50th Contender Worlds in 2021. The Championship will take place in Warnemünde from 4 to 10 July 2021 with a Pre-Worlds event from 2 to 3 July 2021. (The Pre-Worlds will not be the German Nationals 2021.)

Please:

LOCATION

  • Warnemünde is a seaside resort and a district of the city of Rostock. It has a population of 8,400 and is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. 
  • Both Warnemünde and Rostock (website) are in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with Rostock being the state's biggest city. Located in the area of the former East-German state, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern became one of the Federal Republic of Germany's new states following the German re-unification in 1990.
  • The July average temperature in Warnemünde is 21° C.

SAILING

  • We will be racing on the Baltic Sea, a marginal sea from the Atlantic Ocean (with very limited water exchange however).
  • Due to the open character of the sailing venue and the absence of significant current, Warnemünde is one of the best sailing spots in Germany. In July, the wind blows from westerly directions with an average wind speed of 10 (basic) to 15 (gusts) knots.
  • The Worlds will be part of the Warnemünder Woche (i.e. Warnemünde Week), a multi-class sailing and culture event (website, select language in top-left corner).
  • In the last few years, major championships of these classes have been sailed during the Warnemünder Woche: (J/22 Worlds 2019, OK Dinghy Worlds 2018, A-Cat Europeans 2018, 505 Europeans 2017...)
  • The Contender Europeans 1995 have been hosted in Warnemünde, won by Graham Scott.

 

 

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