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Topic: Hornets in Europe
Posted By: Eric Marchbanks
Subject: Hornets in Europe
Date Posted: 19 November 2004 at 10:49

Try the following link to see that Polland still have some Hornets surviving along with those in Holland -    my guess is that these are all fairly old, but bearing in mind that when I took a Polish studen sailing at Stone the other year he was saying that Polland doesn't have any massive dinghy fleets, maybe we should be trying to encourage them to update there boatds towards our design as there could well be a gap in the market there and we always did have a strong relationship with the Poles - their web site has an English section, and you will see that most of their equipement is very old fashioned. I would like to go to their regatta at end of April early May, and if I can get this underway, have space for another boat on my double stacker - anyone interested in looking at this further? Maybe we could help by taking some old sails etc, so they have idea of new rig sizes etc - anyone any thoughts?  Joe Snawdon and myself Eric 2178 Dances with Wolves went to Holland and sailed at Den Bosch and I know the Dutch have appreciated that effort. I think the Poles would and it would be nice to get a proper Europeans going again sometime - what's everyones thoughts?    


Eric Marchbanks -  

Best Regards

Eric Marchbanks

Hornet 2178

Posted By: Eric Marchbanks
Date Posted: 08 December 2004 at 23:37

Just received e.mail with a bit more detail - I think I'm definately going 2178, Martin Arnison is talking about going and Joe Snawdon is indicating he is definately going - couold be quite good fun, but a bit of a long trek, my thoughts are that if we support them eventually they may be keen enough to come back to our Championships:

Dear Hornet Sailor Fellows !

Further to our previous Invitation.

Polish Hornet Association and Wolsztyn Yacht Club along with CONFORMO Co. as a one of sponsors, owned by Bart and Marcin Wachsman are proud to announce that the very first regatta/rally of Hornet class in Poland after more than 25 years of the gap in it's activity is going to be organized and take place in April 30-May 3, 2005 at the lake located in vicinity of Wolsztyn city !!! (70km south-west from POZNAŃ city, middle-west part of Poland)

Preliminary Event Schedule:

During this event we are planning to organize Hornet Class regatta. Every boat that appear may take a part in the race. We are planning to provide an appropriate conversion rate due to potential difference between boats construction/design, if necessary. This should be approved before regatta by all participants. There are 10 rounds planned to take place where only 8 will be counted to the final score.

April 30, Saturday - Gathering of all participants till 12.00 (earlier comings are optionally possible after previous confirmation). After all sailors and accompanying persons are lodged to previously booked accommodations and other organizational information are cleared an official opening will take place. During the same day we would like to launch the first 2 rounds. After that an "introducing evening" is scheduled at the club area. 

May 1, Sunday - There are min.2-4 rounds planned to be launched during a day. This will depend on the weather conditions and the number of participants. An opening hours for the first race is scheduled at 10.00am. After that, during afternoon hours we invite all participants to take a seat at the "club bonfire" with all it's attractions !

May 2, Monday -  As during previous day there are 2-4 rounds planned depending on the weather conditions and the number of participants. Starts at 10.00am. After all planned rounds there will be an official closing with grants for the winners, all sailors are invited for final HORNET RALLY 2005 party ! 

May 3, Tuesday - Departure


  • Registration Fee per crew/boat - 60 PLN (1 GBP - 6 PLN)
  • 30 PLN for an accommpaying person
  • Accomodation - small bungalow at the lake for 4 person 50PLN/bungalow/night, need to be confirmed in appropriate advance !           ;           ;          Other accomodations are possible at the hotel base in Wolsztyn.
  • Place for tent at the Wolsztyn Yacht Club area - free
  • All boats will be stored and secured at Wolsztyn Yacht Club for all Hornet Event participans
Timetable presented above is the outline of the whole event. Any suggestions or proposals regarding above mentioned schedule and program are more than welcome ! Below a list of accomodations which you can encounter in Wolsztyn city and sorrounding area. - - - - -

In case of any questions and if support is needed please do not hesistate to ask ! More details will follow. - - -
Looking forward to hearing from you soon !
Best regards,
Bart Wachsman
mob. +48 600 422 822

Best Regards

Eric Marchbanks

Hornet 2178

Posted By: NED-154
Date Posted: 10 August 2005 at 06:52

Hi all,

we (NED-154) went there this year.
Great sailing, good weather, nice people, very low cost on food and accomodation.

The trip was not to bad, al one motorway from Holland to Poland. We started at 7 AM and were on site at 4 PM. Joe took the nightboat to Cuxhaven and was on site 2PM.

We did snome nice racing with Joe Snawdon. Also 2 refurbished (almost new) Hornets were there and we were told a new boat is now being build.

This event will be repeated in 2006 in the same period. Looks like there are going to be 10 Polish boats, some Dutch and hopefully also some English boats.

no power no glory

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