the Sunfish Worlds for 2011 is only a few days away. this year, the championship event is being held at Curacao at the Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao – which looks amazing! there’s a nice aerial view (with notes) here. here’s another shot from above:
from the Sunfish Class website:
The Sunfish Class is returning to the beautiful island of Curaco for its 41st World Championship. Come visit the beautiful island and experience sailing at its finest!
It has been 20 years since the championship was last contested in the waters off Curacao. This year the Lions Dive Beach Resort will host the Youth and Open championships. From its protected beach, you sail only a couple of minutes into the open ocean where the steady trade winds blow.
the Sunfish Youth Worlds will be June 7th through 11th (Notice of Race, .pdf file), and the Sunfish Worlds will be June 12th through 18th (Notice of Race, .pdf file).
there is a great website that has been set up for the event this year: http://www.sunfishworlds2011.com/. the website is loaded with a ton of great information for the event, including the schedule of activities, regular & junior racer profiles for those participating in the event, tons of past results and information from previous Sunfish Worlds, and even a link to a webcam at the harbor. you can also download the event program (.pdf file).
also, as usual with any of the Sunfish Worlds events, you can order one of the Worlds event Sunfish boats – brand new boats that are provided for the Worlds by Laser Performance, and will have only been used for this regatta. ordering from Curacao, though, will require shipping the boat back to the USA (or wherever you may be!).
for those interested in following the event – I will try to post information and updates that as I find it around on the internet, and you can follow on your own using the following updates: