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Europe class UK National Championship at the WPNSA - Aftermath

by Jennie Clark 21 Jun 12:23 BST
Europe dinghy UK Nationals at the WPNSA © Bernard Clark

You always know it's been a great event when people are still talking about it days and weeks afterwards, and it's clear this is what is happening after the 2019 Europe Nationals. 30 boats competed.

The class has seen record traffic via its Facebook page and website, and there is yet more interest in second-hand boats - so much so that we don't have enough to meet the demand. We've got over 400 pictures and video clips from the weekend keeping everyone amused, and our thanks go to Bernard Clark and Will Loy for their work behind the lens at the event.

New sails are being ordered - we are incredibly grateful to UK Sails for their sponsorship of a sail as a prize at the Nationals and we know the winner is delighted with the prospect of having some new crinkly cloth to use. Alejandro had lots of his sails out on the water at the event and 3 lucky winners are now able to order sails from him with a great discount - not surprisingly some of the winners are looking with interest at the 'Stormy' sail, specifically cut for light helms and heavy weather.

There's talk about the relative merits of carbon versus tin masts and debate about sourcing new ones. There's a team getting ready to head 'over the water' to take part in the Belgian Nationals in early September with at least 5 boats already committed to going and finally everyone is asking "where and when next year?" - a sure sign that 2019's event was a rip-roaring success!

Why not join in the buzz and come Europe sailing?

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