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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

To those who correctly found that we weren´t posting on the blog - sorry. We ended up using Facebook (Int. Topcat Class Association) and the Forum. I will re-post everything we posted on Fb here soon so that we have it all on our pages as well.

Good morning and good bye!!

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

As everyone is heading home, we're giving the beach back to kite- and windsurfers. We had a great week with loads of wind and great people - well worthy of a World Championship.
And on this very last day Lake Neusiedl is saying farewell with some glorious sailing weather, 4-5bft and 25+ degrees, making it especially hard to leave.
Thank you all. It's been perfect.

PS: Of course the event wasn´t perfect as in 'there was nothing we could have done better'. But don´t you know the feeling when you are standing at the shore, looking out on the lake and nothing seems to be missing? And the only feeling you have for a few seconds is 'happy' ;-)

That´s it.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

No more races today. A big thank you to everyone who made this event possible!

Not looking good

Friday, August 8th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

It's not looking good for race number 10. Boats seem to be coming back, no races so far.

And again good morning!

Friday, August 8th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

The hunt is on for first place in the K1 class. While the top three will remain the same no matter what happens today, it is open who will stand middle, left or right on the podium tonight.
For K2 places 1 and 2 are settled while there is still a chance for a change in third place. In the K3 class there is a tight battle around second and third.
Let's hope for decent conditions for the last race of the Championship!

Good morning from day 4

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

We all looked at the weather forecast, had a laugh and went on with our morning routine. There seems to be wind and that's our main concern. Yesterday the race officer did a great job abandoning start procedures and even a K1 race after a wind shift, so we are confident that we will have at least one, maybe two good races today. Again that is the maximum because we are already one race ahead of schedule. Auf geht's!

So - what's the title of this picture?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

Two races today

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

Boats are still coming in, results to follow.

Rock'n'Roll!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

Delay on Racing Day 3

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 writen by lorenzb

While the wind was well below the wind limit when the fleet left for the race course, the breeze soon picked up. After gusts of 26+ knots came through and at least five K1 capsized after their 5 minute signal, we were sent home - an upwind beat in 20+ knots of wind...