First three months of MATCHRACE.CH and first days off
Since 3 months I have been colleting every day some news about match racing and the cup as well as writing about interesting cases on the water.
The entire blog started as curiosity due to a broken hand while skiing, (what a shame for a Swiss guy) and today we have a link on the Challenger Commission web page, Valencia Sailing, Cup in Europe and many others.
By looking at the numbers of our readers, it seems that there is a need for a Match Race Web Portal.
In March the visitors’ number doubled.
At the beginning, the blog had only Swiss readers, today we have readers from the US, Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Singapore, Japan, Dubai, etc.
I also would like to say thank you to a few friends who helped me a lot, such as Andreas, my brother. He set up the page on the URL www.matchrace.ch, Eric Monnin entertained us with his difficult cases which do not appear on any ISAF case or call book, Blumi who wrote from time to time about his experiences in the +39 team and for sure my girlfrind Alessandra who besides my job and sailing supports me with this blog.
In the next few days I will not update the page. I will be busy as race officer at the Laser Europa Cup regatta in Lugano.
We have almost 100 boats already registered and every hour we get more and more incoming faxes and emails.
If you would like to follow the event click the link below: Ticino Sailing Week
Back from the Laser race you will get some news from Rimini where I will join the umpire team for the Blurimini qualification event for the Grade 2 end of May.
End of April I will also have the pleasure to meet some client advisors from a swiss bank to talk with them about sailing, match racing and the cup. The goal is to introduce them in our exciting sport to let them better understand the game of match racing and the cup.
I'm also looking forward to see what will come out from Valencia.
What's all this talking about the new BMW Oracle boat, bowsprit, double keel or forked keel.....let's see. Did Bruce Farr recycle some old drawings from NZL 20?