The changes to the Vaurien Class Rules rules approved by CIV during the last winter meeting have been approved by World Sailing. They will be effective from June 1st, 2016.
The main changes are:
You can find the changes an the complete version of the class rules here: http://www.sailing.org/28236.php
The 2015 Vaurien Youth World Champions are Michiel Sickler and Kristy de Leeuw from Netherlands (5th overall, 48 points), while the best female crew was Marije Faber and Brechtje van der Werf, also from Netherlands (22nd overall, 169 points).
ASV Netherlands - the World Championship organization team
As everybody could see in our logo the location for the World Championship this year will be the city of Sneek, in the northern part of the Netherlands. We will sail at the Sneekermeer at the Koninklijke Watersportvereniging Sneek, or in English Royal Yacht Club Sneek. This change gives us the opportunity to have a great World Championship with all facilities close to each other. The shore will be at the island ‘Kolmeersland’ in the Sneekermeer. There will be camping facilities for campers as well as tents at this island. We will inform you further about the facilities as soon as possible.
We are working hard to provide you all the information needed, please check our website or Facebook for up-to-date information. When you miss something contact us by Facebook, or by email.
We hope to see you all in Sneek.
Dear Vaurien Friends,
Luciano Gavazzi has died. The skilful craftsman who built thousands of wooden Vauriens deceased on august 20th. He had been one of the first ship builders to be fascinated by Herbulot’s most famous project and since the fifties he concurred to the history of our class. It is better to say that he concurred to the history of modern sailing in general.
He deeply loved his work and especially loved his wooden Vauriens, many of them are still sailing all over Europe, and sometimes beyond, just proving how Luciano was able to transform his love into masterpieces of accuracy and solidity.
At the last Vaurien Worlds in Marina di Grosseto we would have liked Luciano Gavazzi to come and give prizes to the Wooden category boats, but he was already too ill. Those boats were all Gavazzi’s. Those boats and all the wooden Vauriens that will continue to sail in his name are now the prize to his life.
Raffaelli, IVCA President
Firenze, August 21, 2014
The Italiens Ettore Botticini and Lorenzo Gennari are the new world champions of the Vaurien class. Second place went to fellow countrymen Faccenda / Bertola, followed by the Dutch brothers Kuipers.
"Difficult conditions during the whole week" - said Ettore Botticini at the end of the day - "but we managed to always be in the top five. The constancy plays a vital role in the World Cup, and was also seen in our case. The DSQ it did not, it was a handicap, but it has always pushed us to do better and to never give up."
Marco Faccenda (7 time world champion) and Nicholas Bertola finished right behind Botticini / Gennari with 36 total points, including two wins, and just 5 points away from world title after a week characterized difficult wind and weather conditions.
"We tried to send them to a part where others could get in front of them" - said Marco Faccenda after the final race - "but we did not succeed. We played bad the first day, they knew the field well and took advantage, closing with two firsts and a third against our 9,3,2. But there is no regret, Ettore is young and he deserves everything he has done. "
Lowest step of the podium goes to the two Flying Dutchmen, brothers Roelof Kuipers and Jelmer Kuipers, who after the wonderful strong wind day yesterday, topped with two wins and a second place, they failed to repeat that on the final day, finishing 14th position, ginving them third place overall (49 points). Eight points from two other brothers, the Slovaks Maros and Miroslav Baran (57 points), with the fifth position occupied by last years world champion, the Italians Zampacavallo / Francis (65 points).
VAURIEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
Final overall ranking: http://www.compagniadellavelagrosseto.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/vaurien-121.pdf
1 ITA 36355 - Botticinis / Gennari - 3,1,1, (15), (DSQ) 3,4,3,5,3,6,2 - Tot. 31 points
2 ITA 36384 - Matter / Bertola (Master) - 9,3,2, (16), 4.1 (15), 6,1,5,2,3 - Tot. 36 points
3 NED 36382 - Kuipers / Kuipers - (14), 8,10,1,9,6,9,2,2,1,1, (14) - Tot. 49 points
4 SVK 36346 - Baran / Baran - 6,4,6, (17), (17), 5,1,10,6,2,9,8 - Tot. 57 points
5. ESP 36360 - Zampacavallo / Melfa ?? 2,2,8, (21), 2,14,10,4,13,9, (22), 1Tot. 65 points
Vaurien World Championship 2014: www.vaurien.it/world2014
Compagnia della Vela Grosseto: www.compagniadellavelagrosseto.it
Photo gallery of the day: http://communications.sailingandtravel.it/gallery/
From 2014 on, the International Vaurien Class allows the use of laminate ply for its mainsails.
The latest class rule amendments that have been approved by ISAF. They are available on the ISAF website at:
Most of the amendments are concerning the implementation of laminate mainsails as approved by CIV in summer meeting 2013.
Additionally, there is an amendment to clarify the use of the rudder template to check rudder blade dimensions as approved by CIV in winter meeting 2013.
Please, make public to all vaurien sailors and pass on to builders and sailmakers in your country.
the French Vauriens want to organize the Trophee Virginio in Le Lavandou again next year. The date, as usual, would be the Easter weekend (19.-21. April 2014). Before starting the preparation of the event, they would like to know how many boats are planing to come. Therefore, I would like you to give a short notice to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to go to Le Lavandou.
Thanks & CU soon.
In the final race, it was the team of Zampacavallo, who got the best start, controlling the opposition from 2nd place. Out in front was a French team, who, having nothing to do with the overall win, took an unopposed race win. In third place was the team of Campos / Martinez, giving the Italians a nice buffer. Miroslav and Maros Baran took the 4th place, boosting them to second overall, while the defending champions, Leiros brothers, were struggeling in this last race, finishing only in 7th place, resulting in a bronze medal overall.
Sanxenxo (Pontevedra), July 20, 2013
Tension was high going into the last day of the 2013 Turismo Rias Baixas Vaurien World Championship, with four teams still in contention for the overall title: The defending world champions, Leiros brothers from Spain were in the lead, having fought back into the contention after a bad start into the regatta. On equal point were 2011 World Champions, Baran brothers from Slovakia. Trailing by just one point was the Italian team of Zampacavallo / Armengot. In fourth place, but not without hopes of winning the competition was the team of Campos / Martinez from Spain.
The day dawned, as before, with fog and thermal wind still building, but the Committee send the fleet out on the water anyway, to wait for the wind to settle and hopefully sail the remaining two races. However, it was not until 13:15 h when finally the first race was started. The four competitors were locked in tight battle, with Italian crew "Zas Sailing Madness" Zampacavallo / Armengot getting the best end, overtaking the Spaniards Jaime and Alfonso Leiros just with the last tack before the finish. The Slovakian brothers scored a third place, while the other Spanish team of Campos Martinez only finished as 6th and fell out of the contention for the World title.
So, going into the last race, the Italians lead by one point in front of the Leiros brothers (ESP). The Baran brothers (SVK) were just two points from the lead.
So, finally, after more than 20 years of sailing Vaurien, the team of Francesco Zampacavallo and Carlos Frances Armengot, won the Vaurien World Championship. At the same time, they also win the masters trophy.
The Vaurien Junior World Championship goes to Jelle Fokkema and Fimme Veldhuis from Netherlands, with another Dutch team, Jelmer Yntema and Jorrit Bonnema, on second place with equal points.
The price giving ceremony on the terrace of the Real Club Nautico Sanxenxo was a show of fun and friendship between nations and generations, which is the heart of the Vaurien Class. The most emotional moment clearly was, when Ugo Zappi, the 90 year old Chief Measurer of the class, adressed the sailors, to thank them for keeping the spirit of the Vaurien alive.
1. Francesco Zampacavallo / Carlos Frances Armengot (Italy), 2 +2 +3 +2 + (61) + (7) +2 +3 +3 +4 +4 +2 +1 +2 = 33
Two. Miroslav Baran / Maros Baran (Slovakia), 3 + (8) +5 +1 +2 +5 + (6) +1 +2 +4 +4 +2 +3 +4 = 36
Three. Jaime Leirós / Alfonso Leirós (Spain), (14) +1 +1 +9 +6 +3 +3 +2 + (13) +1 +1 +1 +2 +7 = 37
April. Ignacio Campos / Gonzalo Martínez (Spain), (11) +3 +2 +3 +1 +1 +1 + (61) +5 +7 +6 +6 +3 +3 = 41
May. Kuiper roelof / Jelmes Kuiper (Netherlands), 1 +6 + (22) +7 +11 +2 +11 + (18) +1 +12 +2 +3 +8 +14 = 41
Hello Vaurien friends,
the latest class rule amendments that have been approved by ISAF.
They are available also on the ISAF website at:
Mostly they are formatting and editorial amendments aimed at simplifying class rules.
The most relevant change is the introduction of C.7.3, stating the minimum hull weight including all fixed fittings at 73kg.
Other relevant amendments are clarification of :
Please, make public to all vaurien sailors and pass on to builders and sailmakers in your country.
Florence Herbulot, daughter of the designer of the Vaurien, Jean-Jaques Herbulot, died on May 26, 2013. She succumbed to severe health problems that worsened during the last weeks.The world of the Vaurien class is an orphan. This simple sentence perfectly reflects the feelings of the class. After the death of Jean-Jaques Herbulot and his wife Helen, Florence was the safe-keeper of the spirit of the Vaurien. She deliberately withdrew from influencing any technical developements of the class, but she would guarantee that the idea of simplicity, friendship and "sailing for everyone", which is the core of the Vaurien class, was kept alive.
Florence Herbulot will be sorely missed during the future meetings of the CIV, which traditionally were held in here spectacular apartment in Rue Andrieux in Paris. But wherever the next meetings will be, in our thoughts, Florence will always be with us.
An article about Florence Herbulot, published by Sail Magazine, is available on the website of the AS Vaurien France.