We’ve just finished Sailbook Cup 2011
Sailbook Cup 2011 – the longest sea regatta in Poland, became a history. We made them come true thanks to sailing companies, our great sponsors: Eljacht, C-MAP, Henri Lloyd, Ocean Sails, Societe Generale, Morka, BBV Systems, Sail Service, Oraiz.pl and all those people, who supported the event (you can find more about our supporters here: www.sailbookcup.pl/support).
From all contestants we know, that it was amazing idea to organize this event .
It was a pleasure to meet those, who support our attempt to restore real sea races in Poland.
And how does it feel like to take part in such an event? Is it remarkable feat? Might say “yes”, might say “no”, but it’s not about the stunt, it’s all about competition, not only for racing crews. Of course, for some participants the stunt is more important than for the others, but our headword is “for sailors, from sailors” and that’s what we all have in common. Jacek Zieliński, the skipper of winning yacht – Quick Livener, who took part in such a long race for the first time, said:
“I fell in love with long distance races! It’s not about the start, or the physical condition of the crew while sailing on a tack. What really matters is perseverance and good wind (it has more to do with luck), you may also say it’s strategy – and there you go, everyone has a chance to win!”
Special thanks goes to Mr Andrzej Szrubkowski – thanks to him and Gdansk Shipyard Yacht Club kindness, we’ve had an opportunity to start our race from JSG. Also, we would like to thank our friends from Polish Maritime Club for giving us access to Baszta Łabędź – PKM headquarters – where the closing ceremony took place.
Friday (July 22, 2011) at 6.00 p.m., skippers, crews and their families have met at Baszta Łabędź. We exchanged our experiences, impressions (there was a lot to say) and all in nice and cosy atmosphere. There was also a toast with a glass of champagne – for successful return and a good finish. Skipper Jacek Zieliński and his crew were the fastest – they finished the race during 96 hours.
Referee of the regatta – Bogusław Kibort – have announced the results and all winners took their trophies. Then, Commander Piotr Mroczek, skipper of Korsarz announced, that for the 90. anniversary of PMC in 2012, the club is going to fund the Rover Cup – main prize in 2012.
In the end, there was some prize drawing (freebies from our sponsors) and time for a photo session.
Now we, instigators and organisers, would like to invite all adventuresome sailors to take part in the next edition – Sailbook Cup 2012.
Sailbook Cup 2011 results:
1. 1st place in KWR – skipper Jacek Zieliński and his crew
2. 2nd place in KWR – skipper Szymon Bąk and his crew
3. 3rd palce in KWR – Radosław Michta and his crew
Sailbook Cup 2011 Regatta was possible thanks to:
Sponsors: Jeppesen,Henri Lloyd Polska, Ocean Sails, Eljacht, Sail Service, Morka, SG Equipment Finance, BBV Systems
Honour Patronage: Gdańska Federacja Żeglarska, Klaster Polskie Jachty
Partners: Jachtklub Stoczni Gdańskiej, Polski Klub Morski