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Archiwum: September 2019

Three great – Musketeers of the Baltic

19 September 2019

Tonight and morning three competitors finished the eighth Battle of Gotland. Zenon Jankowski, Aleksandra Emche and Paweł Biały, despite the storm, sailed around Gotland and returned safely to the port.

The winner of this year’s edition of the Great Sailing Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019 in the general classification (first at the finish) and in the ORC category is Zenon Jankowski on the Oceanna (Outborn 39). Zenon entered the finish line yesterday at 23.12, 83 hours and 12 minutes from the start (3 days, 11 hours, 12 minutes).

“The first night was the hardest”, admitted the winner. “The yacht was a bit over-sailed and it was fear to go aboard to drop the remainder of the main sail. But on the other hand – yesterday at the backstage course, the anemometer also showed me 50 knots of apparent wind, so it wasn’t easy anyway. I did not expect such a result.” Fourteen people greeted him like a hero on the quay in the middle of the night. It was the fifth start of Zenon Jankowski in the Battle and the first victory, although in 2015 he finished third.

Aleksandra Emche was second at the finish line on s/y Mokotów (Conrad 45 – Opal III). She crossed the finish line today in the morning at 03.08. Happy and to everyone’s surprise – rested. (Cruise time – 3 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes.) Ola is a long-time veteran of battle struggles – this was her fifth start and the first completed such a great success. The captain of the yacht Mokotów has always focused primarily on safety and good preparation. However, it is difficult to achieve fully satisfactory results on chartered vessels. It was only on Opal, a yacht adapted to the unpleasant Baltic wave, which Ola knows like her own pocket, because she spends a lot of time under its sails, she managed to stand on the podium.

“The start was actually the worst for me,” says Aleksandra Emche. “I drove the whole bay too preventively, saving Mokotow, and I could have unraveled sails earlier.” Her greatest pleasure was seeing the flare solemnly fired in the port heads by the welcoming committee. And after securing the yacht, she ran into the shower.

The third and last in the general classification at the finish line and the second in the Open class is Paweł Biały on the s/y Delphia III (Delphia 40.3), who reached the finish today at 06.30 after 3 days, 18 hours and 30 minutes of sailing. “The most pleasant moment? I think the finish line!” – he said laughingly going ashore. “At Salvorev we had to wait for the wind again. Zero for over two hours. It always seems to me that I get on it, but in the end it happens a few or several hours later than I expect. The worst night was last night: rain, hail, cold, all wet. And the first day – the massacre, as known.” It was Paweł’s third start in the Battle of Gotland and the first such high place.

The originator, organizer and director of the Battle of Gotland regatta, Krystian Szypka, summarizes the just finished, eighth edition of this unique race:

“Thank you very much to the players, the team and the fans. I am glad that our regatta attracts sailors who are better prepared for this difficult competition. Battle is sleepless nights and stress also for me, so I really enjoy the feeling of relief when the last yacht enters the port. I am very sorry that Dancing Queen and Blue Horizon had to stop the race because they had a record in range, and I really want someone to break it.”

Once again, when asked about the reasons for not postponing the start, he says: “If we had not decided to start as planned, then Battle of Gotland would simply not have been this year. In the autumn on the Baltic Sea low follows low, you can wait until spring. Of course it was my decision, but it was supported by the players’ position.”

The battle evolves from year to year, and changes in the regulations of subsequent editions are introduced gradually and in a systemic way: “We have a program of gradually increasing requirements for players and we are implementing it. Already this year, we based the verification on Category 2 of the OSR (World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations) and further editions will follow in this direction, with each year introducing several new points – now it will be mandatory Sea Survival training.”

The date of the official, ceremonial ending of the eighth Great Sailing Battle of Gotland and the presentation of prizes, i.e. the transitive cup of the winner in the ORC class – Zenon Jankowski, the cup for the victory in the Open class for Ola Emche, as well as the prize Edward Zając (for the last at the finish) to Paweł Biały, will be given at the end of October.

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The strategic sponsor of the Great Sailing Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019 is the Konsal Protection Agency. Sponsors are Kompas, Teknos Oliwa and Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Organizer: Maristo sailing shop. Partners: Solitary Sailors Club, OSA, Marina Przełom, sailing school OTSS.

Feel free to follow the regatta profile on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitwaogotland/.

Archived media information from this year and from previous years can be found at:

https://bitwaogotland.pl/media/.

Milka Jung 

Detailed information is available from the regatta director, Krystian Szypka, tel. 501 664 314

 

Return course

18 September 2019

Another day on the route of the Great Sailing Battle of Gotland passed peacefully. The three remaining yachts in the race sail to the finish line in a moderate, very favorable wind from the northwest, which should allow them to finish the regatta around midnight today.

Those remaining at sea and as soon as possible reaching the finish line – Oceanna, Mokotów and Delphia III are already less than 100 nautical miles from the finish. Competitors – Zenon Jankowski, Aleksandra Emche and Paweł Biały are expected at the finish at night (at 1330, the nearest Zenon had 64 NM to the finish) and in the morning (Ola and Paweł are 90 and 99 NM from the target). Jerzy Matuszak is also heading to the port of Górki Zachodnie on Dancing Queen, who sailed from Visby.

Weather forecast prepared for competitors by meteorologist Juliusz Orlikowski predicts slow fulfillment of the low pressure system and associated wind conditions. “Wind power is slowly decreasing, today it will be 18-21 knots, in gusts 24-27. It will blow from the northwest, which is a very favorable direction for sailors. During the day convection phenomena will occur on a smaller scale than yesterday. Similar wind conditions will persist tonight and tomorrow. The formation of the high-pressure system will start to become clearer only from Friday.”

Everything indicates that the route record around Gotland of 62h 15′ (2 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes) set by Krystian Szypka on the s/y Polska Miedź (Delphia 40) in 2013 will remain unbeatable. It was established in equally difficult conditions. The bar is extremely high as you can see. This year Jacek Chabowski (Blue Horizon) had a chance to beat the record result but unfortunately the failure forced him to withdraw from the competition.

Regardless of the records, all competitors ending the Battle of Gotland gain the right to start in international ocean regatta, accepted e.g. by the Royal Western Yacht Club of England, the organizer of the OSTAR and TWOSTAR regattas.

The experience gained in a difficult Baltic basin means that Poles who are veterans of the Battle are able to face rivals from around the world on longer and more demanding ocean routes, as demonstrated by the achievements of Joanna Pajkowska (won in the TWOSTAR regatta in 2017, 2nd place in OSTAR 2013) or Krystian Szypka (OSTAR 2013, 3rd in the Jester class 2). Krystian Szypka and Jacek Chabowski have already applied to start in the next, jubilee, played 60 years after the first (1960) edition of the OSTAR 2020 regatta.

Yesterday’s attempt to introduce the Konsal2 yacht to the port of Klaipeda failed. The unit was stranded on the Latvian beach, but it is in good condition, and the shipowner conducts activities to ensure its full security and bring it back to the country. 

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The strategic sponsor of the Great Sailing Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019 is the Konsal Protection Agency. Sponsors are Kompas, Teknos Oliwa and Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Organizer: Maristo sailing shop. Partners: Solitary Sailors Club, OSA, Marina Przełom, sailing school OTSS.

Players’ positions can be followed in real time via the website http://yb.tl/bitwa2019 or via the YB Races phone application, as well as on the regatta website: https://bitwaogotland.pl/tracking/.

Current information from the route is posted on the regatta profile on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitwaogotland/.

Archival information from previous years can be found at:

https://bitwaogotland.pl/media/.

Milka Jung 

Detailed information is available from the regatta director, Krystian Szypka, tel. 501 664 314

On the water remain:

Class Open:

  1. Paweł Biały / Delphia III (Delphia 40.3)
  2. Aleksandra Emche / Mokotów (Conrad 45 – Opal III)

Class ORC:

  1. Zenon Jankowski / Oceanna (Outborn 39)

Breath after a storm

17 September 2019

The second night at sea passed the competitors the Battle of Gotland much better than the first. The wind is gradually calming down, and the smaller wave allows for calmer sailing. At night, the leader, Jerzy Matuszak (Dancing Queen) withdrew from the regatta. Three competitors remain on the route, the others arrived safely at the port.

After the second day, the Baltic became much more favorable to the participants of the Battle of Gotland. There are only three of them in the race stake. They are in order: Zenon Jankowski (Oceanna, Outborn 39), Aleksandra Emche (Mokotów, Conrad 45 – Opal III), Paweł Biały (Delphia III, Delphia 40.3). Today at 12.00 Zenon Jankowski was already behind a turning buoy, Aleksandra was just passing it, and Paweł was 7 miles behind it. All of them are in good mood and sail without any major problems, staying in touch with the regatta office. Competitors are expected at the finish line tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18.

Zenon Jankowski (Oceanna): “Now it blows a little less, I managed to sleep at night, a total of three hours in naps. I rested a bit. Failures are small enough that I have nothing to complain about.”

Aleksandra Emche (Mokotów): “Little wind, thanks to this I fixed the stay, because the pin fell out and only the bolt held it. Tired, but it’s good.”

Paweł Biały (Delphia III): “A moment without wind, I am standing close to Salvorev, but the clouds are gathering, so we are going on. All OK.”

Weather forecast for yachts still participating in the Battle is a wind with a speed of 12-14 knots, increasing in strength during the day, sometimes reaching 30 knots, changing direction from west to north, favorable for competitors and enabling them to quickly return to the finish line .

Yesterday Jacek Chabowski (Blue Horizon, Delphia 47) and regatta leader Jerzy Matuszak (Dancing Queen, Dehler 46) withdrew from the regatta. A main sail crashed aboard the Blue Horizon and Jacek decided to turn back to Gdansk, where he arrived safely. Jerzy at Dancing Queen came to Visby after a navigation electronics failure in which he lost the ability to use the autopliot. In another port on Gotland, Vandburg, there is Jacek Zieliński and his Quick Livener. Damage to the mast heel caused blockage of the ropes, and consequently also damage to the sails.

An attempt is being made to bring the crew aboard the Ryszard Drzymalski’s yacht, Konsal 2. It is planned to move the yacht to the port of Klaipeda. Yesterday Ryszard was evacuated by emergency services and taken to the hospital. After completing the necessary examinations, he will be discharged home today. “An accident like mine can happen on every trip and it wasn’t caused by extreme conditions” – emphasizes Ryszard. “It’s just an unfortunate coincidence. I was unsatisfied because I left the functional yacht at sea by retreating. But next year I will gladly start again.”

After stopping in Władysławowo, to Marina Przełom in Górki Zachodnie arrived yesterday Kuba Marjański on Busy Lizzy. A large number of competitors await returning from the sea and provides them with a warm welcome.

Kuba Marjański: “The conditions were very difficult. Those who are most fortunate and well prepared are still flowing. The specificity of these regattas is that there is no choice of route or variants – you have to circumnavigate Gotland and return safely.

When deciding to circumnavigate the Baltic alone in September, we must have some measure of self-control and assess our own and yacht’s capabilities. The assessment of being able to sail further is part of this. Despite the conditions that are often borderline for crewed yachts, there are no major losses in this year’s Battle. Worse things happen in better weather – a year ago Andrzej Kopytko lost his mast, although there was no storm. “

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The route record is 62 h 15′ (2 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes) and was set by Krystian Szypka on the s/y Polska Miedź (Delphia 40). The competition rules are simple – after starting from West Hills, you have to sail around Gotland right side as soon as possible and return to the port. The route is 500 miles long, it usually takes 3-4 days to complete it. There are many experienced battle veterans on the route, including three women and two debutants.

The strategic sponsor of the Great Sailing Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019 is the Konsal Protection Agency. Sponsors are Kompas, Teknos Oliwa and Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Organizer: Maristo sailing shop. Partners: Solitary Sailors Club, OSA, Marina Przełom, sailing school OTSS.

Player positions can be followed in real time via the website http://yb.tl/bitwa2019 or via the YB Races phone application, as well as on the regatta website: https://bitwaogotland.pl/tracking/.

Current information from the route is posted on the regatta profile on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitwaogotland/.

Archival information from previous years can be found at:

https://bitwaogotland.pl/media/.

The Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019 is the most difficult maritime sailing race in Poland and the only national regatta qualifying to start in international oceanic solo races. The rules of competition remain unchanged for years – the route is 500 nautical miles around Gotland and you have to overcome it without stops, sailing solo.

Milka Jung

Detailed information is available from the regatta director, Krystian Szypka, tel. 501 664 314

On the water remain:

Class Open:

  1. Paweł Biały / Delphia III (Delphia 40.3)
  2. Aleksandra Emche / Mokotów (Conrad 45 – Opal III)

Class ORC:

  1. Zenon Jankowski / Oceanna (Outborn 39)

Baltic fangs and claws

The first day of the regatta passed in difficult, stormy circumstances. By 12.00 today 13 sailors from 19 who crossed the starting line yesterday withdrew from the solo race around Gotland. A rescue operation is also underway – one of the sailors has a broken arm, has already been evacuated by the SAR unit despite extremely difficult weather conditions.

“These are not easy regattas and they have never been” – admits the director and organizer of the Battle of Gotland, Krystian Szypka. “We knew the forecasts, the players also knew them. We were all aware of the oncoming storm. After a long consideration of all pros and cons, we decided not to postpone the start.

Shifting it by 12 or 24 hours would give competitors that they would have to tack to the wind with an even more extensive wave. This is the worst possible course and causing the most crashes.

Everyone had to assess their strength, the capabilities of their own body and yacht. We become better sailors only through experience and decision making in extreme situations. Some of the sailors turned around shortly after the start, deciding to quit the race before they reached their breakdowns or as soon as they became convinced that the equipment would be exposed to serious damage.

These were difficult but very wise decisions that we fully support. Those who felt up to it continued sailing. Each and every one of them is a hero of this edition of the Battle.”

There are currently six yachts on the route. The race stake is led by multiple regatta veteran, very experienced and, what is important, who has a large and proven yacht Jerzy Matuszak (Dancing Queen, Dehler 46). Behind him is Zenon Jankowski (Oceanna), followed by Aleksandra Emche (Mokotów), Paweł Biały (Delphia III), Jacek Zieliński (Quick Livener), and Jacek Chabowski (Blue Horizon). Everyone is getting closer to Gotland.

West of Kaliningrad from midnight to 1130 a rescue operation was underway. There was Ryszard Drzymalski on the yacht Konsal 2. Ryszard has a broken arm. Already at night, Bryza rescue ship was in his position, but due to the conditions it was impossible to board the yacht and help the sailor. Today before 12.00, another SAR unit, Storm, changed the Breeze, which managed to take Ryszard aboard. Currently, the ship is heading for Hel, soon we will know more details.

Nine competitors who have withdrawn from the regatta are already mooring safely in ports. In Marina Przełom in Górki Zachodnie there are Honorata Wąsowicz (Isfuglen), who arrived today before noon after a very difficult night at the helm, Tomasz Ładyko (Odyssey), Rafał Moszczyński (Warrior VIII) as well as Andrzej Kopytko (Opole) and Joanna Pajkowska (Caravela 950 ). Łukasz Wasielewski on Arietis stands in Jastarnia, Władysław Chmielewski (Bindi) and Kuba Marjański (Busy Lizzy) in Władysławowo, Grzegorz Rać (IRS Challenger) in Gdańsk.

Asia Pajkowska: “The yacht was behaving in such a way that I wasn’t sure of it and I couldn’t reef more. It could use 3rd ref, and this was just the beginning of the wind, up to 33 knots, and there were to be more. Sailing in regatta on stormy sails is a bit pointless, so I decided to return to the port.”

Honorata Wąsowicz: “After Hel, when it gradually became stable, 37 – 44 knots of wind, I first threw down the main sail, and then I reduced the mizzen and lapper. Theoretically, nothing should happen. It was a reasonable rigging, and the Isfuglen was very stable. I don’t know what happened, that I lost my helm and autopilot hydraulics, but I’ll find out. These regattas are quite a training ground.”

The next two competitors sail on the return course, assisted by the Fujimo. This is Dominik Ragiel (Trygław) and Witold Małecki (PGO Good Speed). They are expected today during the day.

This is neither the first nor an extremely dramatic edition of the Battle. In 2017, only one competitor (Mirosław Zemke, Hobart) completed. A 12° B storm forced some of the fleet to stop the race and take refuge along the way. Also in the first two editions, sailors faced strong storms.

The weather forecast for today is still strong wind from the WNW, with a speed of 23-24 knots (6 ° B), in gusts 26-28 (7 ° B), gradually weakening in the evening to 21 knots (5 ° B). “We can expect better conditions throughout the day” – comments Juliusz Orlikowski, who is preparing a meteorological forecast for the Battle of Gotland. “In the late evening local significant drops in wind speed up to 15 knots due to a slight increase in pressure are possible”.

The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management maintains a storm warning of up to 9 ° B. The current state of the sea is 6, which means waves reaching a height of up to 6 meters.

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The route record is 62 h 15′ (2 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes) and was set by Krystian Szypka on the s/y Polska Miedź (Delphia 40). The competition rules are simple – after starting from West Hills, you have to sail around Gotland right side as soon as possible and return to the port. The route is 500 miles long, it usually takes 3-4 days to complete it. There are many experienced battle veterans on the route, including three women and two debutants.

The strategic sponsor of the Great Sailing Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019 is the Konsal Protection Agency. Sponsors are Kompas, Teknos Oliwa and Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Organizer: Maristo sailing shop. Partners: Solitary Sailors Club, OSA, Marina Przełom, sailing school OTSS.

Player positions can be followed in real time via the website http://yb.tl/bitwa2019 or via the YB Races phone application, as well as on the regatta website: https://bitwaogotland.pl/tracking/.

Current information from the route is posted on the regatta profile on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitwaogotland/.

Archival information from previous years can be found at:

https://bitwaogotland.pl/media/.

The Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019 is the most difficult maritime sailing race in Poland and the only national regatta qualifying to start in international oceanic solo races. The rules of competition remain unchanged for years – the route is 500 nautical miles around Gotland and you have to overcome it without stops, sailing solo.

Milka Jung

Detailed information is available from the regatta director, Krystian Szypka, tel. 501 664 314

Start list 2019

Class Open:

  1. Paweł Biały / Delphia III (Delphia 40.3)
  2. Grzegorz Rać / IRS Challenger (Dehler 34)
  3. Honorata Wąsowicz / Isfuglen (Borghegn OC45)
  4. Aleksandra Emche / Mokotów (Conrad 45)
  5. Dominik Ragiel / Trygław (Draco)
  6. Rafał Moszczyński / Wojownik VIII (Caravela 950)

Class ORC:

  1. Łukasz Wasielewski / Arietis (Carter 30)
  2. Władysław Chmielewski / Bindi (Dehler 33)
  3. Jacek Chabowski / Blue Horizon (Delphia 47)
  4. Jakub Marjański / Busy Lizzy (Faurby 999)
  5. Joanna Pajkowska / Caravela 950 (Caravela 950)
  6. Jerzy Matuszak / Dancing Queen (Dehler 46)
  7. Witold Małecki / Good Speed (Dufour 34) 
  8. Ryszard Drzymalski / Konsal II (Slotta 1200)
  9. Zenon Jankowski / Oceanna (Outborn 39)
  10. Tomasz Ładyko / Odyssey (Jod 35)
  11. Andrzej Kopytko / Opole (Delphia 37R)
  12. Jacek Zieliński / Quick Livener (Sigma 362)
  13. Maciej Banach / Unique (Dufour 410)

The tactic is simple: you have to swim fast!

16 September 2019

Today, on Sunday, September 15 at 12.00, the eighth edition of the Baltic regatta of solo sailors, the Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019, has begun. This is the most difficult maritime sailing race in Poland and the only national regatta qualifying for international ocean solo races. The rules of competition remain unchanged for years – the route is 500 miles around Gotland and you have to overcome it without stops, sailing solo.

At the start, behind the heads of Marina Przełom in Górki Zachodnie, 19 yachts stood in windy and cloudy weather. Weather forecast for the competitors announces at the beginning a strong southwest wind with a speed of 22-28 knots and a large wave (sea state 3-4). In the morning announcement, the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued a warning against a storm in the area including Gulf of Gdansk and the Southern Baltic.

Krystian Szypka, director of the regatta, says the following about the solos’ struggle that has just begun: “This year we are returning to the tradition of the Battle of years ago, when it really was a fight at sea. Strong west wind, even stormy, gives a chance to break the route record, which has remained unchanged since 2013. The conditions are perfect for this, experienced sailors, and the yachts are well equipped, which we checked during the security check. We wish the contestants to be at the finish as soon as possible”.


The route record is 62 h 15′ (2 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes) and was set by Krystian Szypka on the s/y Polska Miedź (Delphia 40). The competition rules are simple – after starting from Górki Zachodnie, you have to sail around Gotland right side as soon as possible and return to the port. The route is 500 miles long, it usually takes 3-4 days to cover it. There are many experienced battle veterans on the route, including three women and two debutants.

Witold Małecki, the winner of the ORC category last year and the current Polish Champion in the Nautica 450 class: “Of course I would like to defend the cup, but it certainly won’t be easy, it will be hard and fast. The tactic is simple – you have to sail fast, there won’t be much going on in tactical matters. It seems that the boats in the front will have better conditions, because later the wind will weaken.”

More about this year’s strategy is said by Kuba Marjański, also a veteran of the Battle, for the fourth time at the start: “I think the first day will be decisive in the whole race. Who survives in one piece, without failure, will go further. The Baltic Sea does not compromise, the weather is what it is. Longer forecasts show that even delaying the start by a day and passing a storm could do nothing. It is better to drive in a half-wind, even blowing at a speed of 35-45 knots, than tack against the wind. Before Kalmar, the wave should let go and it will be better. Everyone must calculate their strength, evaluate their equipment and preparation. Very different yachts take part here and the key is to quickly make a decision, even to withdraw, than to go further at any cost in the event of a breakdown, which, even a small one, can have greater consequences. In my opinion, those who get to Gotland and have the opportunity to circumambulate it, rather reach the finish.”

According to the organizers and competitors, above all the current and forecast weather, the cards are being distributed by the stormy Baltic this year. There is no place for complicated racing strategies, and the first day of competition will be the most difficult for solo sailors.

Three female sailors were on the start list this year. They are all veterans of the Battle: Joanna Pajkowska (who has recently returned from a solo voyage around the world non-stop) starts for the second time, as did Honorata Wąsowicz, and Aleksandra Emche stood at the start for the fifth time.

Joanna Pajkowska: “I like sailing alone, I don’t have to win, I don’t have such ambitions, but I always try to do everything to make the boat sail as fast as possible. There will be success as it will be pleasant.”

Aleksandra Emche: “First of all, I would like to come back safely. I want to have a lot of fun and a lot of mental rest. I am sailing on a yacht created for such conditions, brave, which I know very well. In previous editions of the Battle I learned that, like any other cruise, I must be rested, rationally calculate my sleep and effort. You can’t focus on tactics alone, you have to think about yourself and do not forget about what you previously planned, because it gives good results. “


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The strategic sponsor of the Great Sailing Battle of Gotland – Konsal Challenge 2019 is the Konsal Protection Agency. Sponsors are Kompas, Teknos Oliwa and Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Organizer: Maristo sailing shop. Partners: Solitary Sailors Club, OSA, Marina Przełom, sailing school OTSS.

Player positions can be followed in real time via the website http://yb.tl/bitwa2019 or via the YB Races phone application, as well as on the regatta website: https://bitwaogotland.pl/tracking/.

Current information from the route is posted on the regatta profile on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitwaogotland/.

Archival information from previous years can be found at:

https://bitwaogotland.pl/media/.

Milka Jung

Detailed information is available from the regatta director, Krystian Szypka, tel. 501 664 314

Starting list 2019

Class Open:

  1.   Paweł Biały / Delphia III (Delphia 40.3)
  2.   Grzegorz Rać / IRS Challenger (Dehler 34)
  3.   Honorata Wąsowicz / Isfuglen (Borghegn OC45)
  4.   Aleksandra Emche / Mokotów (Conrad 45)
  5.   Dawid Ragiel / Trygław (Draco)
  6.   Rafał Moszczyński / Wojownik VIII (Caravela 950)

Class ORC:

  1.   Łukasz Wasielewski / Arietis (Carter 30)
  2.   Władysław Chmielewski / Bindi (Dehler 33)
  3.   Jacek Chabowski / Blue Horizon (Delphia 47)
  4.   Jakub Marjański / Busy Lizzy (Faurby 999)
  5.   Joanna Pajkowska / Caravela 950 (Caravela 950)
  6.   Jerzy Matuszak / Dancing Queen (Dehler 46)
  7.   Witold Małecki / Good Speed (Dufour 34)
  8.   Ryszard Drzymalski / Konsal II (Slotta 1200)
  9.   Zenon Jankowski / Oceanna (Outborn 39)
  10. Tomasz Ładyko / Odyssey (Jod 35)
  11. Andrzej Kopytko / Opole (Delphia 37R)
  12. Jacek Zieliński / Quick Livener (Sigma 362)
  13. Maciej Banach / Unique (Dufour 410)

 

We invite you to the Regatta Village in Marina Przełom

14 September 2019

We already know the event schedule at the Regatta Village! We invite all supporters and shore teams of players to spend time together. Many attractions and customary events, such as meteorological check-in and film under the cloud. See you in Marina Przełom!

Film screening at the Regatta Village

7 September 2019

The tradition of recent years has become a film show in the regatta village in Marina Przełom, the day before the start of the Battle. And so it will be this year. Thanks to the kindness of Jachtfilm, you will be able to see a movie about the theme of maritime regattas. Welcome! The film will be broadcast after dark around 21.30. 

This year, the film “Miracle at Sea” will be broadcast in our cinema under the cloud.

The film shows one of the most dramatic episodes of the Vendée Globe regatta in 1996. The Vendée Globe regatta is a non-stop solo regatta around the world. Difficult and demanding, abundant in accidents and other events. Those taking place in 1996 were extremely unlucky. Out of 16 starting yachts, only 6 completed the race. 9 yachts had breakdowns, one was lost …

Among the participants of the regatta was Tony Bullimore, a 57-year-old British sailor, former naval officer, and businessman. He was sailing on his yacht Exide Challenger. On January 5, 1997, approximately 1300 nautical miles south of Australia, a yacht hit by a massive wave collapsed. The yacht lost its keel, the hull remained on the water in masts down position. Bullimore spent almost 6 days inside the overturned yacht.

The Australian Navy undertook a rescue operation. A search aircraft, helicopters and a warship HMS Adelaide were involved. During the search for a British sailor, another participant in the regatta, Frenchman Thierry Dubois, was rescued, whose yacht also overturned and was abandoned. Due to the extent of the action and its costs, an extensive public discussion about the incurring such costs by society and the issue of the safety of organizing such regattas has risen in Australia.

The presented film is unique due to the original film photos taken during the rescue operation.

 

Trailer: