|The event took place
thanks to the joint initiative of: Mrs. Cecilia K.Tussatto (Holder
fleet 1 S.Paulo’s Coordinator), the Federation – “Federação
de Vela do Estado de São Paulo”, Castanheiras Park (Mr. and Mrs.
Hering), and the Boat supply store “Regatta”, who sponsored the trophies;
The proposed aim was
Castanheiras Park, provided
the transportation for 14 boats from the Guarapiranga Lake, as well as
each participant with an original “China fir” (Cunninghâmia
lanceolata) wood souvenir.
To promote a gathering
of the Holder-class members for meeting each other, at a unique place -
Castanheiras Bay, with access to the Billings Reservoir’s large unspoiled
waterfront next to São Bernardo do Campo;
To stimulate the sport
of sailing . This year, Brazil won two GOLD medals at the Olympics in Greece,
with the victories of Robert Scheidt (Lazer-class)
and Mr. Grael (Star-class);
To introduce the sailors
to a new area for regattas – the large “Canal de Taquacetuba”;
The start of the Regatta
took place at Castanheiras Bay, with 21 Holders.
Two buoys were in the Municipality of Sao Bernardo do Campo, the reason
for the designation “Inter Municipal Regatta”. A light and irregular breeze
was blowing, which required a good deal of experience on “sniffling” around
for wind by the sailors.
The event exceeded
all expectations, weather wise, organization, barbecue, “tractor
carriage tours” around the Park and the high spirits of 190 spectators
that enjoyed that day immensely. Several have applied during the
following weeks, for sailing classes, at the Guarapiranga Lake at
“Clube Municipal de
Six boats came from
the Atlantic shore “Praia Grande” (70 kilometres from São
Paulo). Transportation was provided by the City of São Vicente’s
Mayor. The six enthusiastic young participants, under the leadership
of Captain Sylvio Bello, arrived on Saturday. Thus they had
an opportunity to become familiar with the sailing conditions in this “new
territory” for them. On Saturday afternoon there was a real heavy
North west wind. They appreciated immensely this new experience, and spent
the overnight in the Park’s visitors cabin, by the fireplace. It
was cool as August is still Winter in São Paulo.
All are asking already
: “When is the next race taking place ” ?
Hopefully early next year ...