Past weekend, the worlds biggest annual singlehanded sailing regatta, the «Silverrudder Challenge», took place in Denmark. A total of 400 boats started to the race around the island of Funen, but not all competitors were able to manage the tough conditions. As last year, Franz Schollmayer fortunately won the «Keelboats Small 2»-ranking with his Esse 850 «Firlefranz»! His report (in German).
The Esse 850 Swiss Championship 2016 finished today with two afternoon races after a relaxing lunch in Brissago. As expected the SUI 158, team «Zebrabox» with Paul-Ambroise Sevestre, could not be caught and hence defended their Swiss Champion title with a very impressive series of bullets only! The podium is being completed by the SUI 137, team «Nuvina» with Luca Wullschleger, in second and the SUI 079, team «Trucciolo D’Oro» with Stefano Gautschi, in third place. The final ranking. Congratulations and many thanks to all teams and the organizing committee of the Yacht Club Ascona for this great event!