February 20th, 2020
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.