Dear Tempest friends,
As I mentioned in my previous mail the entry for the VYG is opened. This event, apart from the ambition of being the replacement for your Olympic event, is also a showcase for the participating classes. Make sure your class will be an eye catcher during the Vintage by entering as many as possible delegates per country to the event.
As you know the entry has two phases. First the National secretaries have to pre-enter (claim) their expected number of delegates on our website. Please do this as soon as possible on our Italian website: http://www.infowave.it/vintage2012/Entry_Form.html. Then in the second phase (10-JAN-2012 – 31-MAY-2012) the teams can be entered by name and sail number.
From our website you can also download a nice printable calendar for 2012. It comes in three sizes: Small (letter), Medium (A4) and Large (A3). Please feel free to distribute the Vintage Yachting Games calendar 2012 to the Tempest sailing community or to other interested parties. Just download from, or give a pointer to: http://vintageyachtinggames.org/ITA2012/?page_id=185.
One more thing about the prizes of the event. Besides the event prizes, daily prizes, VIP trophy and country trophy there are perpetual trophies for each class. These trophies has the names of the Olympic victors engraved on the back, symbolizing the Olympic past. On the foot the names of the Vintage Yachting Games winners will be engraved, symbolizing the continuation of the class. In that respect the winners of the Vintage Yachting Games will be expanding the direct line from the 1972 – 1976 Olympic victors.
The Vintage Yachting Games Organization is a non-commercial joint venture of the following former Olympic Classes (Vintage Yachting Classes): Europe, 12’ Dinghy, O-Jolle, Flying Dutchman, Yngling, Tempest, Soling, Dragon and 5.5 Metre. Her supervisory board consists of the Presidents/Chairmen of above classes.
Looking forward to receive you entries and meeting you all at Lake Como,
Rudy den Outer
The ITA has joined the Vintage Yachting Games organization. This will allow three boats per country (passport of helm and crew) to participate at special event for former Olympic classes held every four years. The next event is scheduled for 2012 at Lago di Como, Italy. Each National Tempest Association can decide individually how to elect these three boats. Go for it! Italian Sailors would be HIGHLY welcome to represent the class there.
Frank Weigelt and Christian Rusitschka won 2010 World Championships on the last race.
Click on the link below to see the results, photos and reports.