Races by Max Lehmann
Biblis/Germany, May 22nd. Everything is well prepared for the IRSA (International Radio Sailing Association) World Championship. 120 participants from 16 countries have registered for the regattas in Biblis Riedsee, Germany. From the 24th - 26th May competitors will be sailing to crown the 9th Ten Rater class World Champion and from 27th May – 1st of June racing will be for the title of 18th Marblehead class World Champion.
two years ago we started to prepare for this event and now it's nearly time. We can not wait to welcome our foreign guests in Biblis.
Some participants have to change their sail numbers because of clashes with other participants at the world championship. Before you send emails asking for a number different to the one you have been allocated please recognize the following. The current rules governing sail marks are different to the rules that applied in 2016. So it may not be relevant which numbers were on your sails on the last worlds or the worlds before.
On the beginning of the allocation process the Organizing Authority had a meeting and decided to change the NOR, to let all entries in, that have sent an entry form so far.
- 10R Worlds 60 Participants (Limit was 48, HMS 60 possible with 3 groups)
- M Worlds 84 Participants (Limit was 76, HMS 84 possible)
The number of entry forms was under the limit of HMS and the Limit from the Championship Regulations. We expect no greater problems with more boats on the water. The decision was agreed with IRSA and so we changed the NOR and finished the allocation process immediately.
The German Championship 2017 took place last year from 07.-09. April in Biblis.