Syz & Co Moth Europeans 10 days away

Leading figures heading for Silvaplana

Friday August 6th 2010, Author: Sandra Mudronja, Location: Switzerland

The Syz & Co 2010 Moth European Championship will start in ten days on Silvaplana Lake, in the Swiss Alps near St-Moritz. More than 80 competitors coming from 20 different countries have already registered and the best Moths sailors of the world will be there!

British sailor Adam May could create a sensation by using, for the first time in an official competition, the solid mast sail he has developed. Spectacular racing and adrenaline shots will be on the menu!


The European Championship start on 15 August with an exciting race on St-Moritz Lake: a 'Dash for Cash' regatta, a sailing sprint rewarded by a cash prize. The show is guaranteed with a single leg starting downwind, spiced up by four gybes, only a few meters from the shore!

The spectators will benefit from live comments of Christian Scherrer, the famous Swiss sailor, America’s Cup winner and World Match Racing champion.

The following day, the SYZ & CO 2010 European will be start on Silvaplana Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes from Upper Engadine, in a fabulous mountainous landscape. This lake is famous for its crystal-clear water and more importantly for its strong local thermal wind called the Maloja.

Sailor can join the fun by following the races 'live' on the championship’s website, thanks to a GPS tracking system placed on each boat.

A dream cast…

What a show to look forward to with over 80 boats on the starting line!

The world’s best Moth sailors will be present, with champions like our national hero Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI), double European champion and current title holder, Simon Payne (GBR), current world champion, Rob Gough (AUS), former windsurf world champion and holder of a speed record with a rush at more than 30 knots on a Moth, Jonas Warrer (DEN), 49er Gold medallist in the 2008 Olympic Games, Eric Monnin (SUI), former Alinghi sailor, 24th in the world match racing ranking and 4th in the World Match Racing Tour in the Bermudas in 2009, or Adam May (GBR), 6th in the Sydney Olympics in Tornado. Adam could well create a sensation if he uses, for the first time in official competition, the rigid wing-sail he has unveiled a few days ago, similar to the lethal weapon that allowed BMW Oracle to win the last America’s Cup.

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