The Notice of Race is published here and online entry will open soon.
The last weeks were filled with many discussions, organization and planning for the OK-WM in Warnemünde in July of this year. The cooperation with the Warnemünde Week team and, in particular, with Peter Ramke, the sports director and chief Race Officer, is uncomplicated and effective and is characterized by mutual respect and trust. Although there are still a few months left until the first start of the World Cup, many things have already been settled and fixed, and we are well on our way to a great international event:
Entry fee: Originally an amount of €295 was proposed for the Worlds. That amount has been reduced to €240. This amount also includes the fees for the OKDIA. In addition, the extra entry fees for the Warnemünde Week OK Regatta and pre-Worlds are also included. So there are two regattas on a total of 8 days for a reasonable price in the best sailing area in Germany!
At present there is a non-binding list of participants on the Worlds homepage with almost 100 interested sailors. This is not yet an official entry list but serves the organisers as a basis for planning. Official entries can be made in a few weeks through the manage2sail system. The entry fees shouls be transferred from the National Associations as per usual.
Accommodation: In addition to many apartments, guest houses and hotels in Warnemünde and the surrounding area, there will also be the opportunity to camp directly in the area of the Mittelmole next to the boat park. For the OK sailors, a separate area will be reserved so that the sailors have the short walk to their boats and can meet the international OK community easily in the party area afterwards. Unfortunately, the management of the camping on the Mittelmole is not in the hands of the Warnemünde week organizers. There will be a fee for camping payable to the owners of the site. We should have an idea of what the costs are soon.
Timetable: Thanks to the sponsorship of the Garden Center and Nursery Sylvester from Bad Segeberg we can start the whole event with an opening dinner. (It’s Grasshoppers Silver Wedding anniversary) The daily breakfast will be served in the hangar right by the boat park, and after the races free beer and snacks will served to help with the race recovery program. Other social events are also planned.
July 5th Registration Pre-Worlds 1700 – 2000
July 6th Registration Pre-Worlds 0830 – 1300
Skippers meeting 1300
Pre-World – 1st warning 1400 2 Races
July 7th Registration Worlds 1000 – 1900
Pre-World – 1st warning 1200 2 Races
July 8th Registration Worlds 1000 – 1900
Pre-World – 1st warning 1200 2 Races
Measurements Worlds 0900 – 2000
July 9th Registration Worlds 1000 – 1800
Measurements Worlds 0900 – 1800
Opening Ceremony and “Grasshoppers Green Living Experience” Worlds 2018 Opening Dinner 1900
July 10th Registration Worlds 0830 – 1300
Measurements Worlds 0800 – 1300
Skippers meeting 1200
Worlds – 1st warning 1400 2 Races
Dragon Boat Race
July 11th Worlds – 1st warning 1200 2 races
Midweek Barbeque 1900
July 12th Worlds – 1st warning 1200 2 races
July 13th Worlds – 1st warning 1200 2 races
OK Dinghy World’s Party 1900
July 14th Worlds – 1st warning 1100 2 Races
Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony ASAP
Sailing: Our regatta course is located in course area B directly west of the harbour entrance and guarantees a short journey to the racecourse. Because of the expected number of participants of 120-150 we will probably sail in groups. After the qualifying phase in the first three days there will be a division into gold and silver fleets.
[With thanks to Andreas Pich for the text.]