DEFYING ALL WINDS AND WEATHERS
On the weekend of the 21st/22nd of July Smartkat riders met for the forth time at the annual Smartkat Community Meeting at the ATSC (Altmühltal Segelclub Muhr a. See).
A big thanks to Rolf and Norbert and also all helping hands from the ATSC, especially Nicole Torno and Michael Tomas. At the welcome evening, the community already met to get in the mood for the race weekend.
After 35 and 45 boats between 50 and 70 participants were participating in recent years, this year the bad weather scared many participant away. However brave 14 boats and 20 participants joined the regatta.
Smartkat riders from Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia, the Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg and also Bavaria, Hesse and the neighboring states participated.
In a light drizzle and wind the regatta was prepared and accompanied by members of the ATSC and came to an end with the award ceremony. In the recent years, the Smartkat set the tone in recent years, this time Uwe E. emerged victorious.
As always important the discussions and the exchange among themselves, both on the two evenings on Friday and Saturday as well as in between if not straight sailing was. Sailing / holiday experiences and technical refinements and suggestions for improvement with ideas around the Smartkat were the topics.
Thanks to all who were there! Next year, the weather can only get better. The date for 2019 will be announced in time.