Photos – Danièle Evrard
Auteur : Luis Kitchen
Message from Weta Marine HQ
We are very happy to announce that Toni Castells from RS Veleros is the new Weta dealer for France. RS Veleros will replace Paris Voile who have resigned as Weta dealer.
Toni has been the Weta dealer in Spain since 2011, so we have had a close relationship over this time. Toni is a very active sailor and has operated a very successful sailing school and charter center since 1978.
RS Veleros has a lot of experience servicing sailors with new boats and spare parts. They have excellent communication and a frequent, reliable delivery service throughout Europe.
RS Veleros is based in L’Escala, Spain. Toni has excellent knowledge of the market and he has a proven record of great customer service.
Toni has Weta Marine’s unquestioned endorsement and we are delighted that he has agreed to work with Weta in France to provide quality service to the Weta owners.
It is a global challenge we are having at the moment with Covid-19 so we hope this news will bring about some relief and happiness to you all.
RS Veleros will shortly bring you information on how we can move together to plan some summer sailing.
Weta European Cup May 22-24, La Rochelle, France
The Weta Classe France association is organising, from May 22nd to 24th 2020, the Weta European Cup 2020 on the superb site of La Rochelle, in Charente Maritime.
The regattas will be managed by the Société des Régates Rochelaises, one of the most renowned French clubs. SRR organizes major national and international regattas, including the 2018 European Laser Championship: https://youtu.be/MM-anXVlE2g
The sailing spot is located in the heart of Europe’s largest marina, the Port des Minimes, which houses nearly 5,000 boats!
The Weta European Cup 2020:
This third Weta European Cup, follows Carnac 2012 (https://youtu.be/3ID-8ErLl3s) and Lake Garda 2018 (https://youtu.be/SjdMkkgFVt8).
It will bring together the European elite of the Weta, with more than 40 crews. Russia, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland… France will engage its best crews.
The races will officially begin on Friday, May 22nd and will run until Sunday, May 24th, 2020. Registration and notice of race will be on the SRR website: http://www.srrsailing.com/s/11920/agendasrr. The club’s basin and facilities will be available from Thursday, May 21st, without any specific organization.
To meet the expectations of tacticians, you will find in the link below the information about this mythical sailing spot. The finest browsers will be able to refine their strategy! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B70TyhYrqxquS3RtMjAwTHRDTFk/view
In partnership with the website http://www.metasail.fr/, the Weta will have electronic beacons to monitor their progress during the race. Thus, everyone will be able, on shore, to debrief all the regattas, analyse the races, check their strategy and study the progress of the opponents…
Presentation of La Rochelle:
Starting point for legendary races such as the « Solitaire du Figaro », the « Mini Transat », the Edhec, the « Tour de France à la Voile », La Rochelle has always been a source of inspiration for nautical adventure, welcoming the most fabulous ocean racers and the most famous sailors. It has been able to turn its maritime anchorage into a tremendous asset for economic, tourism and cultural development.
The cultural and natural heritage of La Rochelle and the three nearby islands Aix, Ré and Oléron is full of opportunities for escape and entertainment. Its many museums, numerous festivals and its Aquarium, among the largest in Europe, make La Rochelle a festive and lively city all year round!
Around the Old Port or in the old town, taste the flavours of an exceptional maritime terroir. Let yourself be tempted by the Charentaise speciality, the oyster. Enjoy the Charentaise mouclade (mussels), the Charentaise galette, the Chabichou du Poitou (goat cheese) without forgetting the Pineau des Charentes, in moderation…
Accommodation list: http://www.srr-sailing.com/s/8329/hebergementshotelsappartements
Municipal Campground: Le Soleil : +33 5 46 44 42 53
Other campgrounds: https://www.larochelle-tourisme.com/campings
Motorhome area: parking possible, in the dry port. A 24-hour access area with water, drainage and Wi-Fi service is located 6 Boulevard Aristide Rondeau-Port Neuf.