Entry is now open for 2015 Finn Silver Cup in Valencia, hosted by the Real Club Nautico Valencia. Sailors can register on the event website here.
The Real Club Nautico Valencia is also organising a training regatta from the 25 to 27 of June just before the Junior Worlds. It will be combined with a Rule 42 Clinic run by the Finn Class and is open to everyone.
This really is a unique opportunity for training, development and competition for both Junior sailors and senior sailors.
The host club will be the Real Club Nautico Valencia, the home of Luca Devoti’s Dinghy Academy, a training base for Finn sailors from all over the world. The club offers world-class sailing training facilities inside a simply enormous compound that includes a gym, Olympic sized swimming pool, storage areas, dinghy park, marina, chandleries and cafés.
There is a reason why Valencia was chosen for two America’s Cups and the same reason drove Luca Devoti to establish the Dinghy Academy there. The weather is pleasant and very reliable. Wind is virtually always guaranteed, with sailing possible 98 per cent of the time. In the summer sea breezes of 15-18 knots are regular, and it is generally warmer than other places in Europe due to the local geography.
The Finn Silver Cup has been running for 12 years and 2015 will be the first time it has been run as an independent event on the open sea. Past venues have included Maubuisson, Balaton, Malcesine, Hoorn and Moscow, but every time it has been on the open sea it has been combined with the Finn Gold Cup. The Junior Finn World Championship was first sailed for in 1999 in Melbourne, but came of age in 2004 when the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup was presented by the Brazilian Olympic Committee when the Finn Gold Cup was held in Rio.
There is extensive accommodation close by, a limited number of charter boats will be available, and competitors will get inclusive use of club facilities.
Club website for Real Club Nautico Valencia