SAIL EVENT KERTEMINDE is organizing RS:X Open Nordic Windsurfing Championship and 29er EuroCup this week-end. Nearly 100 sailors from 7 nations will be out racing on the water in Kerteminde, Denmark. Of these, 20 windsurfers will be taking part in the RS: X Nordic Championships and 35crews will be taking part in the 29er EuroCup.
Two experienced IRO´s Andreas Küchler and Thomas Jørgensen will be managing the racing on the water. Kerteminde Municipality, SportEventFyn and local businesses are backing the event. SuperBrugsen in Kerteminde, Føtex in Nyborg and Odense Marzipan plus Zenitel, Volvo and Harboe Brewers are sponsoring the event.
Kerteminde is the venue for the 2010 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships from August 26th to September 5th. The first time that an Olympic Windsurfing World Championships will have been staged in Denmark. The waters are well protected and there is a long sandy beach adjoing the yacht marina and club. Self catering accommodation and camping can be found at the far end of the beach.
The two key organisers are Flemming Cold and Henrik Møhl who are taking advantage of this year's RS:X Open Nordic Windsurfing Championship and 29er EuroCup to test all their systems and give the volunteers the opportunity to build up the necessary experience. They will also be taking key members of their team as observers to this year's edition of the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Weymouth.
The support of the SuperBrugsen, Føtex, and Odense Marzipan plus Zenitel, Volvo and Harboe Brewers has allowed the organisers to stage many social activities. Kerteminde Municipality has invited the participating windsurfers and 29er crews to a welcome reception on Thursday evening. On Friday evening, everyone will get together for a BBQ. Everyday the organisers will provide lunch and, after racing, a light meal.Those with energy to spare can take part in a Beach Volley tournament.
Here's to a great week-end's racing with thanks to our generous sponsors.