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Story Contributors: Michal Korneszczuk
A-CLASS EASTER CUP, LAKE GARDA
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The A Class Easter Cup in Campione, Lake Garda, was preceded by a training event which gave the sailors beautiful sunny weather. Unfortunately the weather turned when it came to the actual event. Very strong and volatile wind forced the race committee to cancel the first day of the regatta.
Although the wind calmed down for the second day, the rain persisted however one light wind race was sailed and the two female sailors in the fleet, Caroline van Beelen from the Netherlands and Katrin Brunner from Germany took first and second place respectively, presenting themselves very well indeed. Just behind them finished double World Champion – Micha Heemskerk and North Sails expert Michał Korneszczuk.
By the last day of the regatta the sailors and the race committee were very motivated to get racing, with everyone wanting to make up for lost time from the previous days. The first race took place a few minutes after 10am in a shifty 6-12 knots wind from the North. However after race 1, the wind stabilized to some 10-12 kts for race 2. In both races the lead changed frequently as the racing was very tight. The Yacht Club Gdańsk sailor, Michał Korneszczuk, crossed the finish line in the second place.
The third race began in a waning wind and unfortunately had to be cancelled. After an hour break, the wind from the South appeared and it was decided to sail an additional two races.
“As it turned out, I kept the best form, which finally allowed me to win the regatta. I am happy using North Decksweeper. It is a versatile sail, the event in Campione just proves it. In these conditions, you could lose as much as you could gain. I could not avoid mistakes, but fortunately the others did do too. I finished the final races in places 5 and 4” said Michał Korneszczuk