Presentation of the 2018 Vaurien World Championship

Düsseldorf - Germany.

The 129th Travemunder Woche, with the Vaurien World Championship as highest-ranked regatta, was officially presented on Sunday, Jan 21, on the Dusseldorf boat show "BOOT". Many officials from sailing associations and representatives of other classes were attending. On stage, Peter Lakshmanan, president of ASV GER, presented the "Project 100", the aim to get one hundred Vauriens to the start line of the World Championship. With competitors expected from three continents, the goal is ambitious, but possible, he said. Moreover, questions were asked about the chances of the German teams sailing the new Vauriens "Made in Germany". Peter said that the teams Spain and Italy usually have the best chances of winning the championship, but a surprise is always possible.

 

CIV Winter meeting 2017

The 2017 winter meeting of the International Vaurien Class Association / Comité International du Vaurien took place on November 25th / 26th 2017 in Cachan/ France. The minutes of the meeting can be found here.

Cabello / Lago World Champions 2017

The 2017 Vaurien World Championship, sailed in Gudowo, Poland, was won by Pablo Cabello and Javier Lago from Spain, follow by Olmo Cerri / Elisa Geesess (ITA) and Marco Faccenda / Alessio Francia (ITA). The championship was marked by little, ever changing winds and lots of rain. Still the race committee managed to get in 10 races over the course of 5 days.

Class Rule Changes Approved

The changes to the Vaurien Class Rules rules approved by CIV during the last winter meeting have been approved by World Sailing. They will be effective from June 1st, 2016.

The main changes are:
- paddle is mandatory only when required by the Notice of Race.
- numbers on spinnaker are now optional
- changes on centreboard fairing
- clarification on rudder position and orientation
- clarification on the use of the transom template
- draining ports covers are now mandatory
- allow the use of personal numbers of 3 digits on national basis

You can find the changes an the complete version of the class rules here: http://www.sailing.org/28236.php