J70 – Visual Navigation for the ERC
Not easy to realize a new racing program for the 2020 season of the ERC! All international championships were canceled or postponed, it is the same for the national championships. The Center sail a bit in the fog in the coming months. Since 40 years, the ERC has been able to reduce his canvas during storms to better lift them time back greener. The Center and continue focusing on local training and championships, strengthening training on Lake Geneva.
CER Program OFFSHORE 20-21
Alongside the TourVoile 2020 (canceled) the Training Center for two seasons on Regatta proposed a comprehensive program of training in the regatta at sea, RECs OFFSHORE 20-21.
The program includes participation in:
12 international championships J70
2 weeks training in navigation at sea Mediterranean
Tour de Corse Sailing
900 Miles from St Tropez in 2021
Fastnet Race 2021
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2021
With a goal of enabling 35 young girls and boys to participate in offshore regattas.
A new boat for the ERC
The budget ERC 20-21 Offshore program also included the purchase of a new training support and regatta, second J70. The boat, bought used in Switzerland is almost like new and allows not to produce an additional unit. The Statutes of the Center will be adapted this year to be the most feasible approach to green its operations. The boat is already in the water and is baptized once the festive events will again be possible.
When do we race again?
The ERC has completed its first season party with a second place at the Primo Cup in Monaco, before 64 competitors. The next championship for the Center may be the unofficial Golden Bowl June 13 to 14, or an appointment Match Race organized by the ERC and the Club Nautique de Versoix on 20 and 21 June
There is much to build for this season and next, but the Training Center at the Regatta is flexible and adapt quickly to changes!
Á from 16 May – Three weekly workouts
June 13/14 – Bol unofficial
June 20/21 – Weekend Match Race in Versoix
July 29/03 – Sailing Week – Société Nautique de Genève
Back to the water, finally!
Full of young sailors who have time and a great desire to race, fantastic weather on Lake Geneva, four boats finely prepared and motivated coaches, here is the recipe for a successful recovery for the ERC!
The drives were able to resume Saturday, May 16 in Versoix. All boats were moved Nautique of Geneva, because the infrastructure has closed because of Covid-19. Compliance with health rules was at the rendezvous. In total 16 people were sailing on ships, that is to say a maximum of 4 per boat with the mask because the safety distance of two meters could be observed on the boats.
Crews were able to enjoy the good wind conditions. The wind was with us. Young navigators are trained on banana course, coastal and discover the basics of Match Race the coming weeks.
From March to May, the health crisis forced the Training Center of the regatta to review its program of training. Between prohibition to practice and containment of some members, the ERC has had to halt its water activities.
To maintain contact with young people during this period, three sessions of physical training and theory have been set up every week with Zoom, a videoconferencing system. Virtual Sports works fine. This has enabled many members to keep in touch, to keep physically fit and able to move!