Austria won historic Gold


The start of this "World Premiere" for the new Olympic Discipline the European  Mixed offshore Championship take off with a nice sailing in front of the Iconic San Marco square in the very center of Venice. An interested audience was welcoming the seven teams including several Olympic medals, Figaro sailors, ocean... Read more

Germany wins all medals


This year’s EUROSAF Pirat European Championships took place in Turkey. 45 teams from seven nations sailed eight races in three racing days. After all, it was all up to the Germans. They took the first eight places, of course all medals. Best ranked non-German team and at the same time... Read more

L30 European title to Germany


Second edition of L30 Class European Championships took place at the beginning of September on Lake Garda. Host Club from Circolo Vela Gargnano made it possible to sail nine races in three days. Teams from Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Great Britain and Ukraine raced for EUROSAF medals and championship titles. Gold... Read more

Youth Match Race title goes to Italy


Last weekend the EUROSAF Youth Match Race European Championship took place on Lago di Ledro in Italy. Eight teams from six countries competed in the event. Rocco Attili, with Ludovico Mori and Giulio Tamburini, faced the finals by appearing first and held up against the outgoing European champions, the French Aurelien... Read more

Women's titles awarded


The EUROSAF Women Match Race European Championship took place last weekend on beautiful Lago di Ledro, Italy. Six crews entered the event, heading for the continental title awarded at the Associazione Vela Lago di Ledro. On the first racing day the Race Committee, chaired by Carmelo Paroli, in accordance with the... Read more

President’s 12th Letter - 19/06/2019


Dear friends,   We met in Istanbul in April for the EUROSAF General Assembly and also, with many of you, in London in May for World Sailing Mid Year meeting. At the General Assembly you had the opportunity to be updated with EUROSAF projects and also to give us a push! Thank... Read more

EUROSAF Para Europeans full success


Last week the EUROSAF European Para Inclusion Championships took place on Lake Traunsee. Tthe competitions for the European Championship title in the 2.4 mR and Hansa 303 classes were not held as Para competitions, but as Inclusion classes. The joy of barrier-free cooperation in sailing thus unites people with and... Read more

Focus on European sailing


The EUROSAF Annual General Meeting 2019 took place from 19 to 21 of April in Istanbul. Thanks to the professional organisation of the Turkish Sailing Federation, 37 delegates, observers and guests could fully concentrate on the extensive and diversified program. All in all 25 member nations have been represented in... Read more

EUROSAF AGM 2019 - Meeting Schedule


EUROSAF Annual General Meeting 12 April - 14 April 2019 Fenerbahçe Sports Club Sailing Section Istanbul, Turkey   Meeting Schedule Friday, 12 April 2019 09:30h - 12:30h    EUROSAF Board Meeting 14:30h - 18:00h    Committee Workshops  18:00h - 18:15h    Coffee Break 18:15h - 19:45h    Sum Up Committees   Saturday, 13 April 2019... Read more

Development Symposium in Balatonfüred


Balatonfüred, Hungary, will host the 2019 World Sailing Development Symposium from 1-3 April at the Anna Grand Hotel, the first in Europe following the events launched in 2012. Dublin, Ireland, hosted the inaugural Development Symposium in 2012 and since then the event has been hosted at global destinations, touching many of... Read more

President’s 11th Letter - 11/02/2019


Dear friends,   2018 was remarkable for sailing as a sport and 2019 got off to a wonderful start—or not. Some developments in 2018 point out to a clear need to strengthen good governance and early 2019 brought the sad news of Jeff Martin, sailing long-standing figure and friend, passing away, which... Read more

Successful Start in Biella


Training, study, and research activities are the founding points of the agreement signed between the Polytechnic of Turin and the European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF). Together they will promote initiatives, programs, and synergistic research aimed at sharing experiences and information on technology and science related to the Sports Engineering sector through... Read more

125th edition of Kiel Week


The 125. Kiel Week is linking tradition and innovation.  "After a year of records in 2018, the 125. edition of the Kiel Week will be a year with new elements. It is the event's nature to constantly reinvent itself and unite new elements with traditional classes", said the Head of... Read more

Parasailing Europeans 2019 - The "Inclusion Event"


Disabled and not handicapped: Sailing together. Compete against each other. Having fun. Celebrate together. Collective experience. From 27th of May until 2nd of June a very special event is taking place at Lake Traunsee as part of Traunseewoche. For the first time the competitions for the European Championship title in... Read more

European Race Officials: Ready for 2019


The EUROSAF Race Officials Exchange Meeting took place last weekend in Athens. Thanks to the professional organisation of the conference by the Hellenic Sailing Federation, the delegates from 25 European national federations were able to concentrate fully on the distribution and allocation of the places for Race Officials at sailing... Read more

President’s 10th Letter – 18/12/2018


Dear friends, As the current is steadily pushing us towards the end of the year, we are making the most of the gusts that are lingering; we all know they will shortly wane to give way to the holiday season. At the EUROSAF Executive Board we are still busy in favour of... Read more

Sailing Top Seminar


From 16 to 17 January 2019 the first Sailing Top Seminar, part of the programme for the Second-Level Specializing Master in Sports Engineering, will take place in Biella (Italy). Organized by Politecnico di Torino in cooperation with EUROSAF, this one and a half day seminar is open to sailing experts... Read more

EUROSAF 420 Circuit established


European Sailing Federation and International 420 Class join forces for a new regatta circuit EUROSAF, the continental association for the sport of sailing in Europe, and the International 420 Class Association, one of the largest dinghy classes, have set up the EUROSAF 420 Circuit, a circuit of regattas within Europe to... Read more

President’s 9th Letter – 26/10/2018


Dear friends, As many of you are heading to Sarasota for World Sailing’s Annual Conference, I take the opportunity to invite you to an informal EUROSAF meeting that will take place on Wednesday 31, 1900-2000, place to be announced at the Networking Event that starts the same day at 1830. Events The EUROSAF... Read more

President’s 8th Letter – 24/09/2018


Dear friends, I wish your summer was full of enjoyable and enriching sailing experiences. Para Sailing We have just received the sad, disappointing, and enraging news that Sailing shall not be included on the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sports programme. The sailing community, including EUROSAF, has put quite some effort to secure the... Read more

Monnin takes the title


All in all 16 teams from 13 European countries competed in this year's EUROSAF Match Racing European Championships in Talllinn, Estonia. Swiss team from Eric Monnin took gold, beating the local heroes around Mati Sepp and his teammates. Bronze was given to the French team from Maxim Mesnil. Haven Kakumäe... Read more

(c) Swiss Sailing League / Claudia Somm

Sweden claims Gold


The premiere event of EUROSAF Club Sailing Championships ended today, Saturday 21 July 2018, with 4 races near the old castle of Navarino Bay. Smooth winds allowed the teams to fight for a possible repositioning on the overall classification. The team of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) won this championship... Read more

Sailing Clubs battle on the bay of Navarino to crown their European Champion


Top sailing clubs from all over Europe are gathering from the 17 – 21 July in Pylos, Greece. Almost 200 years after the historic battle of Navarino, the last battle fought entirely with sailing ships, a modern yacht fleet battles again in these historic waters. This time it is a... Read more

(c) Kieler Woche / Klahn

Para-Gold to France & Poland


"On the final day it was different", said the Eurosaf Para Sailing European Championships winner in the 2.4mR Damien Seguin (France) beaming with joy: The wind had been less. But in big or lighter winds, Damien Seguin was almost always in the front. He also won the Medal Race and... Read more

Master in Sports Engineering


Starting next autumn, EUROSAF Committee member Alessandro Pezzoli will direct a 2nd level Specializing Master's Programme in Sports Engineering. The call for applications is open until the 20th of July. Circulate this information to interested parties!To achieve outstanding performance, an athlete needs the contribution of an entire team that must efficiently and... Read more

EUROSAF Parasailing Europeans started


A year ago Piotr Cichocki (POL 2904) became World Champion in the Hansa 303, with the event hosted by Kieler Woche. This year the world’s biggest sailing regatta is hosting the European Championships and the Polish sailor is once again setting the pace, winning both of first day's races. In... Read more

President's 7th Letter – 10/06/2018


Dear friends, Following the past General Assembly, the Executive Board has set its views on the year ahead. Here is a summary of what happened and what to expect. 2018 Ordinary General Assembly The Ordinary General Assembly was held with great success in Limassol, thanks to the wonderful hospitality and streamlined organisation bestowed... Read more

EUROSAF GA 2018 - Participants

EUROSAF General Assembly - Cyprus 2018


This year’s General Assembly of the European Sailing Federation took place on 21 April in Limassol, Cyprus. About 50 participants took part in the EUROSAF meeting, representing 29 member MNAs. The Assembly was given a brief review of last year’s activity and a preview of projects to strengthen and develop... Read more

President’s 6th Letter – 26/02/2018


Dear friends, From EUROSAF Executive Board we wish that 2018 has started well for you, your families, and your projects. As we are nearing the end of the first year of activity, we are converging towards the next AGM with a host of exciting projects. 2018 Annual General Meeting Venue The next EUROSAF Annual... Read more

Race Officials Exchange Programme Meeting 2018


EUROSAF's Race Officials Exchange Programme was the first EUROSAF meeting of 2018 and took place at the Royal Malta Yacht Club on 27 January 2018. Race Officials and delegates from 30 countries convened to organize racing for 2018 in Europe. Under the expert guidance of Nino Shmueli (RO Committee Chair) and... Read more

Peter Wolsing, ISLA President, Visits EUROSAF


First official guest visited EUROSAF's office in Neusiedl am See. Peter Wolsing, president of the International Sailing League Association (ISLA), came to Austria for a working meeting to establish how ISLA and Continental federations should and could work together. Photographic credit: EUROSAF. Read more

Season's Greetings and Happy 2018


Best sailing and personal wishes for 2018 from EUROSAF Executive Board. Read more

President’s 5th Letter – 22/12/2017


Dear friends, Since my previous message, the numerous European delegates present in Mexico received a personal update on EUROSAF’s progress from Committees’ Chairs, Vice-Presidents and myself. We plan to make such meetings an official item in World Sailing meetings’ schedule. Some developments have taken place since then. Race Officials Exchange Meeting The Race... Read more

EUROSAF Club Sailing European Championship 2018


We are proud to announce that the first EUROSAF Club Sailing European Championship will take place from 17 to 21 July 2018 in Pyros, Greece. As league sailing is one of the most innovative and growing discipline in sailing, we are very happy to play an active role in its development... Read more

EUROSAF Parasailing European Championship 2018


The 2018 EUROSAF Parasailing European CHampionship will take place in Kiel (Germany) from 20 to 24 June 2018, together with the Kiel Week. The classes sailed will be the 2.4mR and the Hansa 303. The enthusiasm about the perfect integration of the Para World Sailing Championships at the Kiel Week 2017... Read more

EUROSAF Match Racing Open European Championship 2018


EUROSAF Match Racing Open European Championship 2018 will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, at Haven Kakumäe Marina, from 8 to 12 August. The regatta is organized by Tallinn Yacht Club, Haven Kakumäe Sailing Center, and Estonian Match Race Union. A maximum of 16 teams can participate in the event and the... Read more

President’s 4th Letter – 03/11/2017


Dear friends, EUROSAF has been advancing steadily since my last message in September and I am happy to report again. Executive Board Meeting On October 7th the Executive Board held a meeting in Neusiedl-am-See (Austria), close to Vienna, thanks to the generous invitation of the Österreichischer Segelverband, the Austrian Sailing Federation. When the... Read more

President’s 3rd Letter – 05/09/2017


Dear friends, I am happy to announce that EUROSAF’s Committees have been formed and have started their work. Find enclosed the list of members. This was the last remaining task left in order to set up all the administrative gear needed for EUROSAF to sail steady again. Now it is up... Read more

EUROSAF Parasailing European Championship 2017


The 2017 EUROSAF Parasailing Europan Championship was held in Gdynia (Poland) from 18 to 22 July 2017. The event was organised by the Polish Yachting Asssociation in conjunction with Para World Sailing and Gdynia Sport Center. European titles were awarded in the following classes: 2.4mR, Hansa 303, and SJUD 18. Read more

President’s 2nd Letter – 06/06/2017


Dear friends, Since the last message you received, five weeks ago, we at EUROSAF’s Executive Board have been working to provide you and all our MNAs with new material and proposals towards the correct workings of EUROSAF. Committees Four weeks ago you received the Terms of Reference of the newly formed EUROSAF Committees... Read more

President’s 1st Letter – 01/05/2017


Dear friends, Six weeks have passed since we last met in Sofia for the EUROSAF AGM. During this time we, at the Executive Board, have taken the helm of EUROSAF and started to sail. Let me highlight the first lap. On the administrative front, the Secretary General has sent all EUROSAF MNAs... Read more

Ordinary General Assembly 2017


Under the auspices of the Bulgarian Minister of Youth and Sports and after months of preparation and internal discussions, a new Constitution was approved by the Members. A document that will give the Continental Federation for Sailing in Europe the framework and ability to handle the challenges faced by sailing... Read more