October regattas, a wonderful surprise!
The surge in Covid-19 infections had prevented the traditional YCCS September regattas from being held, but the final leg of the Audi SAILING Champions League, strategically rescheduled for 15 to 18 October, was able to go ahead, and was the first international event at the Club since the beginning of the pandemic.
The autumn weather offered perfect wind conditions and thrilling sailing to the 27 club teams from 13 nations who had qualified via their respective National Leagues throughout Europe for the final in Porto Cervo. The SCL format, created in Germany in 2013 and inspired by football leagues, is a group tournament for club teams, something like the Champions League for example. The YCCS has supported this formula since its launch, and had previously hosted both the selection phases and the finals of the SAILING Champions League using its fleet of J/70 one-design boats.