1 Sailing The Engineering Challenge Cup 2011

ECC 2011 Finished on 14th May 2011,    The ECC Cup was won by Boat 39 Skippered by Kay Heinrichs  who is now the new Commodore for ECC 2012.     The full results are published here  1.3 Race Results

The winning Boat 39 team are Anke, Ralf, Simon, Kay, Christine and Christiane:

Once Again we would like to thank those that contributed to making ECC2011 a success,  especially our sponsors,  Sasha, Inci, Alen and Mustafa.  The hospitality we received at all the ports was fantastic so thanks to Mihalis, Salih, Louis, Okan and the town Mayors for their help preparing for the ECC visit.   

We look forward to hearing news from Kay on arrangements for ECC 2012.

ECC 2011

ECC2011 was held in the warm blue waters of Marmaris in Turkey between 7th and 14th May 2011.   We have some exciting plans in place including a visit to the beautiful Greek island of Simi.  There are now 61 yachts entered as of November 2010.

Once again we have selected Sasha of Adriatic Holidays to be the organiser of ECC in 2011 working in partnership with Alison and Constanza of Sunsail,  so we can all look forward to a first class event.  

Incila Ozmert of Sailvation is our lead organiser in Turkey  working with the people at each of the ports evening venues.  We get regular updates from Inci as the events in Turkey develop.   Check out Inci's excellent Safety video download on her company website here Sailvation  (and free troubleshooter download here )

More good news is that we have secured Race management by Alen Kustic and Mustafa Gencaslan.   I am sure all skippers will remember their great race and fleet organisation from previous events.

Some photographs of the area are shown below (Photos of ports courtesy of Fritz Gotschim, photographer of ECC 2007).    More photos from our visit to the area can be seen here:  Visit Photos

I would like to say a special thankyou to  Klaus Huetten ( ECC 2010 Commodore)  for the great handover and John HallHall ( ECC Admiral)  for the ongoing support during the organisation of ECC 2011. 

This event must be exactly what everyone will need after a long cold dark winter at home.

ECC 2011  Dates:
Sat     7th May 2011   Arrive at Orhaniye,  register  and welcome party
Sun    8th May 2011   Skipper briefing and Race 1 to Bozburun
Mon    9th May 2011   Race 2  to Simi
Tues 10th May 2011   Race 3  round Simi
Wed  11th May 2011   Race 4 to Bozuk
Thur  12th May 2011   Race 5 to Ciftlik
Fri     13th May 2011   Race 6 to Marmaris and prize giving party
Sat    14th May 2011   Leave yachts in the morning and say our farewells

Further details of the event will be published here in due course.

David Boocock
Commodore ECC 2011
E-Mail     2011commodore@gmail.com


The Route


Marmaris Netsel Marina




The ECC 2011 organising team are:




Simi Island