Electron World Champs 2019 in Rarotonga

Tuesday June 18, 2019 Written by Published in Other Sports
The Rarotonga Sailing Club will once again host the Electron Radio Controlled Yacht World Championships this week. 19061725 The Rarotonga Sailing Club will once again host the Electron Radio Controlled Yacht World Championships this week. 19061725

This week 15 sailors from four countries will participate in the Electron Radio Controlled Yacht World Championships taking place at Muri Lagoon.

 

Hosted by the Rarotonga Sailing Club, all activities and races will take place at or in front of the Sailing Club in Muri.

Electrons are scale versions of yachts, 895mm in length, with a sail area of 0.3m2 and must weigh 5 kilograms when racing. They are capable of sailing in a wide range of wind and sea conditions and Muri lagoon will provide an excellent venue for tight racing.

The world champs were last held in Rarotonga in 2017 with local sailor Tony Heays coming in third in the fleet racing.

This year event organisers are expecting close racing as four previous world champs are attending.

The event gets underway with some practice racing at 2pm tomorrow as well as an afternoon on Captain Tama’s for participants.

The races for the two-day Electron World Championship 2019 begin on Thursday.

Saturday is reserved as a spare day if conditions on Thursday or Friday are not favourable for sailing.

Following the world champs, participants are heading to Aitutaki for the Electron Aitutaki Challenge 2019.

This event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday next week on the stunning Aitutaki lagoon. Members of the public are encouraged and welcome to attend and view either event.

- Rarotonga Sailing Club 

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