Together with the “Austrian Yngling Class Association” the Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee will organize the “Yngling World Championship 2016”. It is a great honour for our club to be chosen to hold this World Championship.
|Friday, 15th||Registration and measurement|
|Saturday, 16th||Registration and measurement|
|Sunday, 17th||Measurement and practice race|
|Monday, 18th||Race day 1|
|Tuseday, 19th||Race day 2|
|Wednesday, 20th||Race day 3|
|Thursday, 21st||Spare day (can be changed due to circumstances)|
|Friday, 22nd||Race day 4 and prize giving|
A short presentation about the Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee and our landscape:
UYC Wolfgangsee (UYC Wg)
The Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee in St. Gilgen, Austria, founded in 1901, has a long tradition. From the beginning, the UYC Wg has been the home of very successful Austrian sailors, who achieved numerous international awards. Since 1960 sailors from the UYC Wg have regularly taken part in the Olympic Games. Hubert Raudaschl won two Olympic silver medals (Finn dinghy and Starboat) and in 2000 Christoph Sieber got the Olympic gold medal in the Mistral class.
Our club can bee called “the Yngling Sailing Club” in Austria. Our members have about 35 Ynglings registered. About 15 of them are sailing Yngling regattas in Austria and in the neighboring countries. At every World Championship there have been Yngling sailors of our club. Rudi Mayr, one of our best sailors, has been Yngling World Champion in the year 2000.
The sailing area
Lake St. Wolfgang: surface 538m (1765 ft.), surface area 12,9 km², max. depth 114m (374 ft.), temperature in August about 22 degrees C. The Lake St.Wolfgang, a lake with drinking-quality water, is a long narrow lake situated within the northern foothills of the Austrian Alps, 30 miles off the Dachstein Massif. There are Austria’s hilly lowlands to its north and nearby, at the base of the foothills, there are two other large lakes: the Mondsee and the Attersee. The famous “Brunnwind” (thermic north wind) usually appears at midday. Normally it is a moderate breeze of Force 2-5 Bf. If there is bad weather (we don´t hope), strong winds can get up from the west. Sometimes in the morning and especially in autumn strong southern winds (“Föhn”) can prevail.
There is enough space for all Ynglings in our harbour. The Club has got all modern facilities such as a crane, a restaurant with a bar, sanitary facilities (ladies & gents), an office and all necessary communication equipments like wlan. Parking facilities are available at the club area and next to the club.
Hotels and rooms in all categories, bed an breakfast as well as a youth hostel, are available in walking distance to the UYC Wg. Camping with motorhomes will be possible directly at the club area and a touristic campsite is located in St.Gilgen/Abersee.
A framework programme can be organized by the UYC Wolfgangsee, such as boat trips, visits to museums in St. Gilgen ( Mozart’s mother´s birth house), a local history museum, hiking in our mountains, (you even can reach the Zwölferhorn by a cable car, or the Schafberg by a cograilway), and many more. The fascinating city of Salzburg with its many cultural and shopping facilities is reachable within 30 minutes by car. The city of St. Wolfgang (famous for its old houses, narrow lanes and of course for the operetta „The White Horse Inn at Lake Wolfgang“) is reachable by ferries.
The Union Yacht Club Wolfgansee also has practical knowledge in the organization and carrying out of many international regattas including World Championships (Tempest WC, Yngling WC, Soling Masters WC), European Championships (such as the Soling Match Race 1997, EC Korsar 2013), District Championship Starboat, National Championships in various boat classes, Youth Championships, and Laser European Cup.
In summer 2015 the event-website for the Yngling Worlds 2016 will be online. There you will find all further information.
Charterboats (also “new generation”) will be avileable.
We wish all participating competitors and officials good sailing weather and a heartly welcome in St.Gilgen 2016!