In the end of April Measurment Clinic was held in Lithuania. It was great opportunity for Measurers to get some new information, professional experience and, what is most important - get knowledge about PLATU 25 measuring. And we are happy to announce, that now we have 4 professional Measurers in Latvia, educated for PLATU 25. Three of them will be also official Measurer assistants during Platu 25 World Championship in Riga.
Measurment Clinic was organised by World Sailing and led by World Sailing Race Official Dimitris Dimou from Greece. Four Countries took part in this training and this was great experience for every participant.
Thank`s to event Host Gero vėjo klubas (member of LTU national authority) and additional thank`s to event main organiser and co-ordinator Mantas Klimantavičius!
Very good news for World Championship participants and all Platu 25 sailors!!! Finally are made long awaited changes in Platu 25 Official Class Rules.
Officially published Platu 25 class rules new edition in force from 1st of March 2018.
We have good news! On April 28-30 Measurement Clinic will be held in Vilnius (Lithuania).
This is great opportunity for Measurers to acquire some more knowledge, practice and useful contacts. Clinic is binding both for Measurers with sertificate and those who would like to become a Measurer.
Clinic will be organised by World Sailing Race Official Dimitris Dimou (Greece) and supported by World Sailing.
If you are interested to participate in Clinic, contact us: email@example.com, +371 26587222
We are pleased to inform you that Platu 25 Worlds Championship Team is complete. Thanks to all of them for agreeing to be a part of our Championship Team.
We are happy to see in the Team such a professionals as:
Madis Ausmann from Estonia, who takes a Race Officer position and his right hand due to all Championship time will be Race Secretary Kristine Kanska from Latvia.
Luigi Bertini from Italy is the Championship Jury Chairman and his team of Jury Members - Bojan Gale from Slovenia, Juhani Soini from Finland, Juris Ailis from Latvia, Emilis Valentinaitis from Lithuania and Svetlana Dyachkova from Russia.
Chief Measurer Aldo Murchio from Italy, and his assistants - Modris Graudums, Toms-Fišers Blumbergs and Normunds Mačukāns from Latvia.
We would like to thank representatives from IPCA Edoardo Barni and Tatiana Ermakova for experience they share with us regarding World Championship different organisational questions, World Sailing Race Official Dimitris Dimou for his engagement on measurement issues and IPCA Thailand Kev Scott for valuable comments regarding boat rent issues.
Thanks to everyone who is ready to help and be a part of this event: http://www.platuworlds2018.com/index.php/Staff
“While Platu 25 Class is growing in the Northern Europe it is the right time and right place to run the next World Championship in Latvia. Latvian Platu 25 Class Association is young but looks very active, contributive to the class and able to organize a high level event”: says General Secretary of International Platu 25 Class Association Tatiana Ermakova.
Tatiana says: “We never had a World Championship in this part of Europe before.
It’s very interesting for many sailors to discover new places for sailing. Also, it will attract more participants from the neighboring countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and others.”
Latvian Platu 25 Class Association is very well supported by the Latvian Yachting Union and Riga’s government. It looks like very reliable organization and we are sure that World Championship 2018 will be run in a very high level. Also after having met the key persons of the OA we realized that these young people full of energy and great ideas supported by the Class are able to do the great job in making the event unforgettable.
“If we are talking about Platu 25 development, it looks like now the Class is having the second wind. New National Associations are being introduced, requests of getting new boats are coming and coming and it gives us the energy to look for new ways of developing the class. Also in 2018 at some events we will try to use new formats to make the class racing more available for the teams coming from far away. Nowadays in many places Platus are used for match races, league format events which are getting more and more popular and our class suits for running such competitions which is also a good way for the class to develop.” tells Tatiana.
The Championship will be held starting from August 18 to August 26 at RIGA SPORT SAILING CENTRE at Matrozu str., Kipsala island, Riga. RSSC is the brand-new Latvian base for Platu 25 Class yachts and Latvian Platu 25 Class association.
The races will be run in the Bay of Riga and in river Daugava, near Vansu Bridge, which will provide great conditions for tight racing as well as a spectacular view for tourists and inhabitants of Riga.
The Organising Authority invites you to follow the www.platuworlds2018.com web-page for the latest news, which will follow shortly.