The 2021 Division 2 European Championships will be held 8-12 September in Portoroz Slovenia. The race is counting for the Division 2 World Trophy with coefficient 2 and also for the Annual Ranking List with coefficient 2.
Overall 2019 Champion : Stratos EFTHYVOULIDIS GRE-7
ID2CA COMPETITION CALENDAR 2018
1. 2018 US Windsurfing National Festival 25-29 April 2018 Seafort VA USA. Ranking list coefficient 1.5
2. 2018 Vintage Wind Slam- Slovenian Nationals 25-27 May 2018 Zoo Station Velenje Slovenia. Ranking list coefficient 1.5
3. Open Windsurfingregatta, Division 2, konaOne, RS:X 19-20/5/2018 Nynäshamn Sweden. Ranking list coefficient 1.
4. International Windsurfing Regatta 2018 Kalisz 1-3 June 2018 Kalisz Poland. Ranking list coefficient 1
5. Diaporos regatta 2018 6-8 July 2018 Vourvourou Chalkidiki Greece. Ranking list coefficient 1
6. ODSC Windsurfwedstrijd 8 July 2018 Aalsmeer Nederland. Ranking list coefficient1
7. 2018 Division 2 European Championships 4-9 September 2018 Jadralni Klub Pirat Portoroz Slovenia. Ranking list coefficient 2
8. Thermaikos cup 2018 21-23 September 2018 Thermaikos coast Thessaloniki Greece. Ranking list coefficient 1
9. Chiemsee Insel-Marathon 2018 6-7 October 2018 Chiemsee Germany. Ranking list coefficient 1
This calendar will be updated as soon as a new event is added in the agenda
last update March 12 2018
Dear D2 sailor,
Starting May 2017, ID2CA is activating Match Racing competition now as integral part of its racing format (PS: Match Racing is already part of ID2CA RRS).
Make no mistake: Division IIs are the “Perfect”, “Unrivaled Windsurfing” boards designed to perform such a racing format.
This very popular race format, crystallized by the well known and highly visible Americas Cup, emphasizes the need for strong board handling, improves all aspects of sailing, specifically time-on-distance skills, starting line positioning, rules understanding, short course strategy and board-on-board tactics. While strengthening again camaraderie between all of our sailors, Match Racing will provide the missing bridge to improve our sailing skills for tactical regatta.
Tournament-style format will make it fun by maximizing the number of races per day and can be organized close to shore. Any DII sailor can start practicing with best friends everywhere, any time without requiring any official Events. Beware, Match Racing is highly “addictive” !
ID2CA will refer to World Sailing 2017-2020 RRS – Appendix C Match Racing rules that it will adapt and simplify to windsurfing use (i.e. single handled crew).
Implemented for 2017 as a test period, it will increasingly ramp up to full speed by the end of year 2018 program.
At this point, ID2CA is launching two MR circuits in parallel:
- Match Racing specific, official tournaments or as parts of Fleet Events, and
- Permanent annual Ladder at regional, national and if possible international levels, where sailors can challenge each other and meet everywhere, anytime.
First Match Racing competition will occur at Diaporos Regatta in June this year (check calendar)
Every organizer/club interested to organize Match Racing format Events is invited to contact us.
In the mean time, every D2 sailors is encouraged to start practicing with best friends, set ladders at local level when number of competitors permits and share the information with Class Association.
Full set of information about Match Racing is available for reading or for download to get familiar with racing format. For more information, feel free to contact us anytime
Have good “fight” and a lot of fun with your best friends!
My participation in French Nationals D2/RCO 21-23/10 2016
by Jonas Davidson Vitell – SWE-78
The D2 European championship in Brest was a really good competition. On the way home to Sweden I discussed improvements with my friend Rikard but the problem was if there were any more D2 regattas this year. I wanted to change my board and rig a bit and get it tested against the best sailors. I got big help from Fred Bequart, Florent Lambert and Alain Cadre keeping me updated about French Nationals in La Baule. Finally it looked like it could be a very good competition. It is 2000 kilometers plus one night on the ferry from Sweden so the thing that finally made me decide to go was that my son would join and get some excellent RSX competition. We arrived on Thursday lunch and went sailing with Francois Leduey, Alain Cadre and Gilles Tanguy. I was testing a wider centerboard than the one I am used to and it felt good but not as lively as my narrow one so I decided to use my old next day. Registration went on without problems and I was glad to see nine D2 competitors. The feeling is really good between sailors with a touch of reunion, family and sharp racing. First racing day was Friday with sun and 1-3 knots of wind. We started together with raceboards. Pumping was free and that felt ok. The course was a kind of stretched RSX style as follows: start- upwind mark- downwind mark- upwind mark- reaching mark- downwind mark- reach to finish line. I liked the course and it worked out excellent to race together with raceboards. I was behind from the start, tired after the long trip and maybe I should have taken my wide centerboard to avoid stalling upwind. Didier Boujean was very fast and also tacked correct on the shifts. Alain also went fast and the right way. I finished 7:th far away from the top sailors. My analys was that next time in 1-3 knots I will use a wider centerboard, softer mast and get more rest before racing. The wind died and racing was cancelled for the day. Day two we had 10-14 knots of wind. I had slept 12 hours and eager to compete. We made four races. I was a little bit behind in the starts but worked my way up in each race. Alain Cadre showed excellent balance with good speed and tactical tacking upwind. I got better after each race and began closing the gap to Alain, especially downwind. I finished 2,2,2 and in the fourth race I took the lead at last upwind mark. On the downwind I felt fast and gybed before Alain into the middle of the course and ended in less wind. Alain went to the right corner with more wind and finished first again. So Alain had four first places and I had four second places after day two. In the evening we got invited to dinner with Francois, Gilles, Alain, Florent and Georges. My son had to rest but I had a wonderful time and I was glad that Florent could translate the dinner conversation. Sunday was last day of racing and the forecast promised 20 knots of wind. As usual I was a bit behind in the start but advanced through the field. I was second after Alain at last upwind mark but this day I had learned from yesterdays mistake and with fantastic downwind speed I managed to finish first. Second race had a little bit more wind and I with good speed I won again. I wanted to race more but they only let the RSX do three races so we went ashore. In summary Alain had 111122 and I had 222211 so Alain won and I was proud on second place with Didier Boujean on third place. I got my test of the improvements and a very nice time among fantastic sailors. I am really looking forward to more D2 events and hope the class will grow.
Jonas Davidson Vitell
Last weekend, the French nationals concluded in La Baule, France. The championships was hosted by Le Cercle Nautique La Baule Le Pouligen Pornichet (CNBPP). Open Division II and RCB raced together on the same track and the scratch race was won hands down by Alain Cadre FRA-1134, followed by Jonas Davidson SWE-78, both on open division II prototypes, in front of the first raceboarder, Benjamin Longy FRA-21. Congrats to both Alain and Jonas for showing that DIV II boards still have it!
Here are the results for the open DIV II sailors and a few pictures.
Congratulations to all the sailors who participated!
Pictures are from the CNBPP
In this race participated 20 sailors from 3 counties: Slovenia, Greece and Croatia with a variety of division 2 boards, like Lechner A390, Lechner L3, Velpas Burja, Imgrad D2,Tornado 39 and Sailboard regatta. All participants raced with type A ring.
In total 7 races has been done: 2 in form I and 5 stable points triangles. The whether was sunny and warm (typical spring- summer whether) with South gusty wind arriving in force the 13-14 knots maximum. Due to the gusty conditions and the sudden changes in the wind direction and force the rearrangements in the first places was very often during the regattas, this fact added a big interest between racers… but a big question of luck also.
Last day after the end of the Championship an open regatta took place in a stable points triangle course, where again the most sailors raced with div II boards, but with free sails.
The general impression of the race was a friendly but with the well known from the past competitive div II spirit and gave to all of as the hope for a new future for our class as we have seen a wide spectrum of ages participating: from young people until the characteristic of a “teenager “78 years old racing with the passion of a champion!
We finally like to say a BIG thanks to all members of zoo station local club especially Miro Scorjank , Stane Hafner and his family, and many more undercovered heroes who gave the most possible of their forces for the success of the event, giving to the foreign participants the sense of the perfect hospitality and of a perfect organization. We like to thanks also the racing comitee who had to overcome difficult (gusty) wind conditions and the international ISAF judge Mr Gerhart Erich Michel the presence of whom guaranteed the correct performance of the race.
Here are the final results of the race:
And a few pictures:
More pictures here:
and a video of the fleet of the race:
The D2 European Championships (August horizon) is fast approaching!
111 days remaining!
Registrations have started already.
Do not wait until last minute.
Take your membership (if not done yet) and fill event forms ASAP.
For NoRs, details are here
Event registration is here
More info here
Good luck & happy sailing!
VINTAGE WIND SLAM is a three day regatta for open division ll sailors with an ‘open’ regatta on Sunday. The regatta is an official ID2CA event counting for the annual ranking list with the coefficient 1.5 and official Slovenian nationals for open division ll class.
Find all the details in the notice of race.
More information on the venue here
Here is the calendar for the open division II events:
OFFICIAL ID2CA sanctionned events, membership and stickers required
- Vintage Wind Slam, Zoo Station nautical club, Velenje, Slovenia, 27-29 May 2016.
- Regatta ID2CA, Club Vela Blanes, Blanes, Spain, 4-5 June 2016
- Diasporos Regatta, Sithonia Halkidiki, Greece, 15 July 2016
- 2016 Division II European Championships, Crocodiles de l’Elorn, Brest, France, 22-27 August 2016
- Division II Oceanic Championships, Royal QLD Yacht Squadron, Brisbane, Australia, 20-25 November 2016
NON-OFFICIAL events, membership & stickers not required, but separate Open Div II ranking
- La Ganguise, Belflou, France, 11-12 June 2016
- GBR-RDV National Div II and UKWA inland 2, Datchet Water Sailing Club, UK, 18 June 2016
- ODSC – Div II and old school race, Aalsmeer, Holland, 3 July 2016
- Route du Ch’ti, old school windsurfing and div II class festival, Armentières, France, 17-18 September 2016
- CMWA Championships, Centre nautique de Châteauguay, Québec, 29 July-1 August 2016