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The gods of wind were not too kind with the Gentlemen’s Class for it’s Swiss Championship in Ascona so far. At least there was just enough wind today to make one countable race possible. The reigning Swiss champion, team «Zebrabox» with Paul-Ambroise Sevestre, jumped at the first chance to get in the lead and won the first race in front of the «Esseboats Team» with Joseph Schuchter in second and team «baureal» with Daniel Huber in third place. Detailed results, hopefully with more races to count, follow tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted!

The 21 teams were warmly welcomed today by the Yacht Club Ascona for the start of the Esse 850 Swiss Championship 2016. The only thing missing for a perfect day was a solid breeze to enable steady sailing, which leaves the Gentlemen’s Class without any races after Day 1 of the last official event of the season. As the weather forecast for tomorrow sounds more promising, we are still optimistic and looking forward to some great action on the water. Stay tuned!

In around about one week it’s show time for the last official event of this year’s season of the Gentlemen’s Class. It will be a dignified final of the season for the coming event is nothing less than the Esse 850 Swiss Championship on Lago Maggiore in charming Ascona (SUI). Approximately 20 teams from Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands will not only compete for the Swiss Championship title but also for the final standings in the total ranking of the Esse 850 IC Cup 2016. We’ll keep you up to date about all occurrences on Facebook as well as our website. See you in Ascona!

The president of the Gentlemen's Class herewith officially invites all members to the 10th General Assembly of the Esse 850 International Class. The assembly will be held on the first evening of the Esse 850 Swiss Championship, the 16th of September 2016 in Ascona at the Sala Teatro del Gatto. Please find all further details in Stephan Züger's invitation letter. See you there!

This weekend the fifth and second to last event of the Esse 850 IC Cup 2016 took place on Lake Zürich in Bäch (SUI). Although the weather was pretty dynamic (rainy, cloudy, sunny, warm & cold), the associated winds never really set in properly which only allowed two races in difficult conditions. The SUI 125, team «Aspra» with Urs Oldani, managed the tricky circumstances well and hence claimed their second overall victory of this season with 3 points, followed by the SUI 155, team «B TOO» with Jan Bachmann (6 points) and the SUI 106, team «Solino» with Nicola Fuso (7 points). Detailed results may be found here. In the end all competitors still enjoyed a nice weekend at the Esse 850 Bächau Cup 2016 and left the lovely spot with smiles on their faces.

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