Second SAILING Champions League in Sardinia in two weeks
For the second time in sailing history, the SAILING Champions League is taking place, with this year’s event being hosted at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo in Sardinia from 18th to 20th September 2015.
The organisers are expecting 32 clubs from over 12 nations to participate in the prestigious, transnational club competition, ready to challenge the defending champion, the Royal Danish Yacht Club from Copenhagen, and claim the trophy.
Only one year after the inaugural event of the SAILING Champions League, this year’s event in Porto Cervo at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda brings a showdown of the best sailing clubs of the national sailing leagues. The club competition with a standard format featuring short races lasting not more than 15 minutes on one-design boats very close to the shoreline was an important development for the sport of sailing.
The 2014 event was so successful that 13 European countries and the USA were so excited about the format that they created their own sailing leagues in 2015.
Clubs from more than twelve nations will be flying to Italy in mid-September to challenge the defending champion from Copenhagen, the Royal Danish Yacht Club, in the fight for the sought-after trophy from Robbe & Berking. Technology partner SAP will be providing the live broadcasting from Friday to and Sunday. YCCS partners Audi and Rolex will be supporting the event while Quantum Sails is technical partner of the event.
During the SAILING Champions League regatta the first official meeting of the representatives of all national sailing leagues will take place to address future strategic orientation, cooperation between national sailing leagues and Steering Committee members.
The 32 teams expected to attend in Porto Cervo will be representing not only their clubs but also their countries. As one of the leading yacht clubs in the world, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda on the North-east coast of Sardinia offers the Champions League sailors a unique atmosphere for the event. The SAILING Champions League will be sailed on a fleet of new J/70 boats.
Provisional entry list as of today (28 clubs):
Aarhus Sejlklub, Aarhus, Wild Card – fourth Danish Sailing League 2015
Åländska Segelsällskapet, Mariehamn, first Finnish Sailing League 2015
Burgenländischer Yacht-Club, Rust, second Austrian Sailing League 2015
Club Canottieri Roggero di Lauria, Palermo, first Italian Sailing League 2015
Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club, Tutzing, second German Sailing League 2014
Ekolns Segelklubb, Uppsala, second Swedish Sailing League 2015
Göteborgs Kungliga Segel Sällskap, Gothenburg, Wild Card – fifth Swedish Sailing League 2015
Hellerup Sejlklub, Hellerup/Copenhagen, second Danish Sailing League 2015
Jacht Klub Wielkopolski Poznań, Poznań, Wild Card – third Polish Sailing League 2015
Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub, Copenhagen, Wild Card – Champion 2014
Kongelig Norsk Seilforening, Oslo, Norwegian Sailing League
Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet, Saltsjöbaden/Stockholm, first Swedish Sailing League 2015
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, Hamburg, first German Sailing League 2014
PIRogovo Yacht Club, Moscow, first Act 1 Russian Sailing League 2015
Regattaclub Oberhofen, Oberhofen/Thun, first Swiss Sailing League 2015
Royal Malta Yacht Club, Valletta, Wild Card
Royal Thames Yacht Club, London, UK Sailing League
Skovshoved Sejlklub, Skovshoved, first Danish Sailing League 2015
Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano, Trieste, second Italian Sailing League 2015
Société Nautique de Genève, Geneve, second Swiss Sailing League 2015
Stavanger Seilforening, Stavanger, Norwegian Sailing League
Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee, Berlin, third German Sailing League 2014
WaterSportVereniging Almere Haven, Almere/Amsterdam, Dutch Sailing League
Yacht Club Bregenz, Bregenz, first Austrian Sailing League 2015
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, Wild Card – Hosting Club
Yacht Club Navigator, Moscow, first Act 2 Russian Sailing League 2015
Yacht Club Sopot, Sopot, first Polish Sailing League 2015
Yacht Klub Polski Szczecin, Szczecin, second Polish Sailing League 2015