The closing ceremony of SailBook Cup 2013
Yesterday, August 16, we officially ended SailBook Cup 2013 and our competition “Write and swim” in the Pomeranian Sailing Association (POZŻ) headquarters. The sailors, media, guests, partners and winners of the competition with their parents honoured us with their presence.
The climax of the ceremony was the results announcement, made by the referee Bogusław Kibort, as it follows:
First place in KWR – Jacek Zieliński on Quick Livener;
Second place – Zbigniew Rembiewski on Słoni;
Third place – Łukasz Politański on Facil;
First place in ORC – Sergei Pavlienko on Blagodarnost;
Second place – Zbigniew Rembiewski on Słoni;
Third place – Jan Kozarzewski on Sea Bee.
The leader of the Open division was Eugeniusz Jadczuk on Barnaba;
Second place – Artur Sykson on Bystrze;
Third – Andrzej Grzejszczak on Anitra.
Trophies for the winner were funded by Jacek Protas, Marshal of Warmia and Masuria and Bogusław Witkowski, Chairman of POZŻ.
The boat which accompanied the crews on their way to Visby for the longest period of time was Wareg, owned by Mariusz Kowalski. We awarded him with plotter holder, funded by Navslide. Thank you for your companionship and support on VHF.
And we decided to also award the captains of Czarodziejka and Major with Mobri radars, for their brave support.
Now we can easily convey all those things, that Jacek Zieliński (excited about his hosting role) omitted. We would like to thank all participants of such demanding race, that they devoted and took a challenge in this race around the Gotland.
Special thanks go to colleagues from Elblag, who took another try in their smallest yacht, they finished the race and even won 3rd place. Also, we would like to congratulate to Zbigniew, who crossed the finish line in Visby as 2nd. Robert and Eugeniusz – we are pleased that both of you began your adventure with this regatta, you brought a new quality to SailBook Cup and we hope that you will join us in the next editions of the race.
Thank you for amazing fight at the sea in the nearly Masurian aura.
Our sponsors appreciate the struggle of battle on the Baltic, and we’re hoping that, thanks to the amazing prizes, it was worth the effort. So, the main prize, Selden Roller furling GX 15 went to Andrzej Kruszyński. Solar panels from Solbian received Łukasz Politański and Jan Kozarzewski. Andrzej Grzejszczak and Zbigniew Rembiewski took oilskins founded by Henri Lloyd. Robert Niewiński received plotter holder from Navslide. Artur Sykson was awarded with headlights from Mobri and some gifts from OceanSails. A fate decided, that tiller – real masterpiece from Aero-Vaerft – went to Eugeniusz Jadczuk, Barnaba owner.
During the drawing, the winner of ORC and KWR class – Sergei Pavlienko (Blagodarnost II) and Jacek Zieliński (Quick Livener) – picked vouchers about the value of 1000 pln and they can use them in Ocean Sails Sailmakery (the sails of Błagodarnost and Quick were made by Ocean Sails, does that mean that they will be much faster now?).
All participants signed in to the Brotherhood of Gotland book (memorial of all participants from 2012 edition, who managed to take a lap of Gotland during SailBook Cup). During the event we had an opportunity to see photos and footage from Quick Livener.
By the way, we also handed awards for the “Write and Swim” contest. Our brave crew members, Monika and Szymon, received cards of the cruise and the third winner, which couldn’t sail with us, received oilskin founded by Henri Lloyd.
The winners of the second place were awarded with sailing bags from Wioletta and Stanisław Sawko and books from Fabryka Słów, and the prize for third place was founded by the Marshal of Warmia and Masuria. Also, all participants received certificates and gifts from Henri Lloyd.
Unfortunately, we’re not sure if there will be another edition of “Write and Swim”, because of lack of support from our co-organisers, apparently maritime education should be left for the favourites…
Once again, huge “thank you” to our partners, especially POZŻ, JSF, MOSiR of Gdansk and generous sponsors of those amazing awards.
Those sailors, who don’t have enough of sailing yet, we would like to invite for Battle of Gotland, the winter is coming, and for the next edition of SailBook Cup. We started to count down!
Patronage: Marszałek Województwa Pomorskiego Mieczysław Struk, Konsul Generalny Szwecji w Gdańsku Tadeusz Iwanowski
Sponsors: Henri Lloyd, Solbian, Selden, Ocean Sails, Aero-Vaerft, Mobri, Navslide
Media Patronage: SSI Jerzy Kuliński, Radio Gdańsk, Trójmiasto.pl, Baatsans.no, SVN
Partners: POZŻ, Jachtklub Stoczni Gdańskiej, PZŻ, PBP, PKM, Miasto Pruszcz Gdański, Gmina Pruszcz Gdański, Miasto Cedry Wielkie, OceanTEAM, MOSiR Gdańsk, VBW, ARBOS Poland, Vector Sails, JUNGA