The Soling Class South American Match Race Championship will be held at the Iate Clube Veleiros do Sul from December 9 to 12 together with the ISAF Match Racing Umpires Seminar producing a unique umpire's selection from all over the world.
This event is part of the Anniversary of the Clube Veleiros do Sul who organized the 2004 Soling Fleet World Championship last January and will host the Soling Fleet South American Championship two weeks from now with Argentine and Uruguayan entries.
It is well know that the Soling class fits best and easily in any type of common and newer events like the Team race, Triple race and off course the Match Race used in the 1992,1996, 2000 Olympics. Nowadays mostly sailed in the traditional Fleet race event which the Soling Class is running for 2008 equipment again and in the one the boat shows all the potential of a real keelboat in any kind of sailing conditions.
The umpire seminar instructors will be:
Marianne Orvin MIDDELTHON (NOR)
Philippe GOMEZ (FRA)
Sailors who want to make entries to this Match Race event should contact the Yacht Club as spots will be limited some already filled by Argentine and Brzilian crews and some big names invited to take part.
Umpires wishing to practice and learn more please make your arrangements with the club administration at firstname.lastname@example.org
as it also has limited entries(20) and the club offers special facilities for those coming from overseas.