After Months of negotiation and organisation by the UK B14 committee the class has confirmed that the 2016 B14 World Championships will run from 25 to 29th June at Circolo Vela Torbole (CVT), Torbole, Lake Garda. A warm up event, the Europeans/Pre Worlds will run 21-23 June 2016. Measurement on 20th June and a lay day 24th June.
Racing during the 2004 B14 World Championships, Lake Garda, Italy
The B14 class globally has always had an affinity woth Lake Garda in Italy and like many dinghy classes returns on a regular basis to pay their respects to the Katabatic winds that blow down the lake. With World Championships hosted in 2001 and again in 2004 it has been over a decade since the class has been to Garda.
Globally the class has strengthened in France and there are murmers that a class presence is being forged in South Africa and North America. Its hoped that a class presence may reform in Italy after the lead up to the world championships and with a growing European fleet this could give the class the momentum to forge its way into other European countries.
Check out the following websites to learn more about Lake Garda as a destination:
Visit Garda: http://www.visitgarda.com/en/sailing-center-lake-garda/
Club website: http://circolovelatorbole.com/it/benvenuto/
You will find a range of accomodation options on the club website and lots to see and do on the visit garda website
Below are some shots from the 2004 World Championships held on lake Garda
Below are some shots from the 2001 World Championships held on lake Garda
Historic photos thanks to Rosalind Lees and the B14 Class.
2004 Worlds - Day 3 http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/14024
2004 Worlds - Overall: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/14069
The Daily Sail:Â http://www.thedailysail.com/dinghy/10/25866/tim-fells-reports-from-lake-garda
Eorupeans 2003: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/10292/B14-Europeans-on-Garda