After a short summer break the Esse 850 IC Cup 2016 continues on Esseboats' home waters with its fifth official event of this season from 20. – 21. August in Bäch (SUI). Due to the idyllic location, warm hospitality and the experienced organizing committee of the Segel-Club Enge, the Esse 850 Bächau Cup 2016 is a true insider tip. If you hence wish to be part of this delightful event of the gentlemen’s class, make sure not to miss the registration deadline (14. August). All necessary event information regarding the Bächau Cup 2016 may be found on the event site.

The last race of the event was held on Sunday morning, again in cracking 15-20knts of Pelèr. In the end, team «Zebrabox», the SUI 158 with Paul-Ambroise Sevestre, again managed a spectacular turn around to claim victory of the Esse 850 European Open 2016 by winning the last race. In second place, team «Ottocinque Due», the SUI 172 with Alain Marchand, were defeated by only one point, followed by the SUI 153 with Robert Hartmann in total third place (full results). The Gentlemen’s Class is very thankful to the organizing committee of Fraglia Vela Malcesine for this great event and is already looking forward to next year!

The conditions of the first two days at the Esse 850 European Open 2016 on Lake Garda can be described by only one word: Wow! The racing committee of the Fraglia Vela Malcesine was able to carry out eight spotless races with both Pelèr and Ora in up to 28knts of wind speed. This leaves one last race for tomorrow’s last day of the event.

The Gentlemen’s Class is getting ready to rumble at the Esse 850 European Open 2016 in Malcesine. More than 20 teams from 5 countries (a hearty welcome to the Dutch!) can look forward to a beautiful, sunny long weekend at Lake Garda with strong Pelèr and rather light Ora (according to Windguru). We wish all participants smooth preparations, a good practice race at 3pm tomorrow Thursday and a great start to the official event, taking off on Friday with the skipper’s meeting at 11am.

Lake Garda is calling! Next week the Gentlemen’s Class will be back in Malcesine once more for another classical, much loved edition of the annual Esse 850 European Open. More than 20 teams from Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Austria are expected to take part in this major event of the Esse 850 IC Cup 2016 in one of the world’s most famous sailing areas.

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