SAILING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2017
ACT 2 – St. Moritz
1st – 3rd September
On 1St January 2014 the St. Moritz Tourist Board, the oldest and most famous of it’s kind in Switzerland, handed over it’s operations and employees to the municipality of St. Moritz. The municipality of St. Moritz subsequently founded the new tourism department “St. Moritz Tourism”, which is divided into two sections: “Sport & Events” and “Infrastructure”.
Since the establishment of the Engadin St. Moritz Tourism Organisation, which assumed responsibility for all marketing activities in 2008, St. Moria has concentrated its effort on the maintenance of its brand and the coordination and representation of the region’s tourist attractions. St. Moritz Tourism works in close collaboration with the Engadin St. Moritz Tourism Organisation. The St. Moritz Sports & Events department is responsible for St. Moritz’s sports, events and cultural programme. The aim of this programme is to retain existing overnight visitors and attract new overnight visitors.
St. Moritz Sports & Events also provides accreditation for athletes who want to undertake altitude training, manages St. Moritz’s digital communication and publishes various print materials. The infrastructure department is responsible for running the new water sports center Ovaverva and St. Moritz’s other sporting facilities. This includes the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic bob run, the Cuesta Run, the Ludains ice skating rink and the altitude training centre.
Segel Club St. Moritz is located at the Lake St. Moritzersee
Via Grevas 34
St. Moritz, Swiss
Main informations (will follow)
- Notice of Race
- Change of Notice of Race
- Sailing Instructions
- Pairing List
- Crew list
- Practice Slots
- Event Schedule
- Sailors Portrait
- Press Release
- Results and tracking
The Sail racing area
Lake St. Moritz (German: St. Moritzersee, Romansh: Lej da San Murezzan) is a lake at St. Moritz, Switzerland. With a surface of 0.78 km², it is smaller than the main lakes of the Upper Engadin valley (Lake Sils, Lake Silvaplana).
Every January or early February, Polo matches are held on the lake. Compared to polo played in the summer, a slightly larger and lighter red ball is used that is easily visible in the snow.
For three weekends every February, horse races are held on the frozen lake. This races called “White Turf” are held since 1907 and brings the wealthy tourists to the lake for champagne and betting. This is also the location, where sports enthusiasts invented the sport of skijoring. In this type of race, thoroughbred horses compete without riders on their backs, but instead skiers in tow. While the sport is also played in other alpine countries, it still is mainly found in the region in which it as originated. The sport has evolved since the first race in 1906; the race as held on the road from St. Moritz to Champfer and as won by the President of Alpina Ski Club Philip Mark and his horse Blitz (German for lightning). Today, the race is run similar to other horse races, with all horses starting at the same time and running around the track. Steering is very difficult complicating the race significantly requiring great strength and skill on behalf of the athletes. The skier with the most points after the three races on consequitive Sundays is crowned the “King of the Engadin Valley”. In addition to skijoring, traditional flat and trotting races over different distances are held. Until recently visitor parking was also located on the lake, but this practice has since been prohibited.