The University of Chicago Alumni Club of Belgium is happy to announce the 2nd edition of the Chicago Sailing Challenge Zeebrugge. Thanks to your great enthusiasm at last year’s race we will again welcome teams from Chicago, Insead and of course the winning teams from 2007: Columbia and IMD, to represent their club in this race! In addition to these teams, we would be glad to see your Alumni Club on the 2008 participation list. This year's event will please both the amateur sailors as well as the most experienced ones as we foresee special programs for both groups. Alumni members’partners are for this reason more than welcome to attend. There will be opportunities to sleep on the boats (without extra charge). Otherwise, we can recommand some hotels in the area. We hope you will enjoy your stay in Zeebrugge, the celebration in Knokke, the people you will meet and of course, the race itself! Thanks to you, this Sailing Challenge is growing into an annual event where people can meet and have an animated and challenging weekend!


Royal Belgian Sailing Club Zeebrugge
Rederskaai 1-2
Zeebrugge, Belgium

Event Details

Program: Friday 18 July 18.00h – 19.30h: Yacht check in and freshening up Meeting Point: Royal Belgian Sailing Club Zeebrugge, Rederskaai 1 20.00h – 21.00h: Opening ceremony with skipper, cocktails and race instructions-Meeting Point: on the wharf, Werfkaai 16 (in front of CH16) 21.00 – 23.00: Dinner - Meeting Point: CH16, Werfkaai 16 Night stay on the yachts (full weekend participants) Saturday 19 July Program for beginning sailors 07.30h – 09.30h: Breakfast served on deck. Free use of the Royal Belgian Sailing Club facilities, coffee available for everyone 10.00h – 12.00h: Sailing Initiation workshop with handy tricks, sailing terms and map reading 12.00h – 13.00h: Lunch 13.30h – 17.00h: Sailing out for fun 17.15h – 18.30h: Time for freshening up 18.30h: Arranged transfer to Knokke for awards and dinner 19.00h – 20.00h: Ceremony with awards & cocktails Meeting point: Knokke-Out, Astridlaan 7 20.00h – 22.30h: Chicago Club BBQ Meeting Point: Knokke-Out, Astridlaan 7 22.30h: Arranged transfer to Zeebrugge Sailing Club(Facultative) 22.30h: Dance & Drinks in Knokke-Out(transfer on own initiative) Night stay on the yachts (full weekend participants) Sunday 20 July 09.00H – 10.30H: Breakfast on board 10.30h – 15.00H: Friendly sailing race, team mixing Available to participants: Sailing and safety suits All meals (drinks on board) Professional race inspection Initiation workshop sailing Insurance during sailing Free Sailing 20/07 possibility Extra boats provided to assure sleeping comfort (every boat has 3 cabins for 2 persons each) Types of boats: Jeanneau Sun Fast 42, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42, Bavaria 42


Participation Fees per person: Full weekend arrangment 18-19-20 July 525€ (VAT incl) 19 July Day program + BBQ 310€ (VAT incl) 19 July Awards ceremony +BBQ 80€ (VAT incl)


Register By Email
For application form, please email Roel Haeseldonckx.

Deadline: 4/30/2008


6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Check-in


Roel Haeseldonckx, '08 (EXP-13) 

Other Information

Disclaimer The organizers cannot be held liable for any material losses or physical damages during or after this event. Subscribers hereby wave their right to claim under any circumstances. Insurance policy for sailing yachts has been arranged for. Cancellation policy. In case of cancellation due to exceptional conditions, you will be contacted per phone and your fee will be reimbursed. Attention: To participate in the official challenge, each club should have a team boat of 8 participants. Please bring a flag of your university with you. For the sailing workshop, no specific number of participants is required.