The Class

About the Class

The «Esse 850 International Class» is the official class-unification of the Esse 850 One-Design yachts and was founded in January 2007 at Schloss Rapperswil. Its task is to enable international regattas, stimulate communication among the sailors of the Esse 850 and promote and coordinate all activities in Switzerland and internationally. Measured at five to six international regattas per year, the best crews determine an annual winner of the Esse 850 International Class Cup. In 2010, the Swiss Esse 850 Class was accommodated to «Swiss Sailing» as a Member Class and has been authorized to perform official Swiss Championships.

The class association currently counts 50 members who actively participate in regattas. Nevertheless, the social aspect also has great importance. The sailors are not only athletic competition, but both the General Assembly as well as the common dinners are important to promote common interests and sporting friendship.

Esse 850 International Class - The Gentlemen's Class!
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Purpose of Class-Unification

  • Encouragement of regatta-activity and sailing-activity with Esse 850 yachts
  • Organisation of national and international Regattas
  • Conservation of the uniformity of the yachts by issuing reasonable and adequate regulations concerning class, build and innovation. The idea surrounding this point is to maintain the value and sport-oriented comparability of the yachts.
  • Protection of interests towards third parties such as clubs and authorities
  • Public relations and exchange of information among members

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