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WPSC 2016


Dear friends and colleagues

WPSC 2016 is over. Medals and trophies are conferred, our fleet is again at sea with other crews, and memories are beginning to emerge, getting clear in the head in a few weeks.

I am glad and touched because of several things. First of all because the race is resolved without any injury and close encounters of the boats and safe return to your homes. Furthermore, due to the great evenings socializing and comradeship that still exists. But most of all I’m glad to see how relaxed and enjoyable you were at prize giving ceremony, and saw all those honesty hugs saying: " I'll be back."

Still is it not clear for me how I found myself in this position where I am now, as head of ICCA and WPSC committee, but here I am and regarding of your reactions I will be here for at least two more years. In any case, I will try our next events to make much better, more interesting, more everything.

As a member of SPSTeam I found myself in a grand new situation, when I went 2009 to the first time to the Netherlands on ICC. And returned over and over again. Also to Dutch organizers we owe what we have today. Thank you  ICC committee for everything,  and I hope they will came  in large numbers to Adriatic. Now I can say that I will miss our travelling to  Medemblik, because everything was unforgettable and a great life experience.

Thanks again to all of you, who are part of this family and will return to the Adriatic in future. Thanks to the Ministry of the Interior, the leadership of the General Police Directorate and the Murska Sobota Police Directorate, who has been a great support to Me.

My sincere thanks goes also to my family, to  stand by me, and tolerated my (mental and physical) absence with a great deal of patience.

Franjo Stančin
ICCA& WPSC committee


First day of the Worlds we found with very light winds so Race committee decided to wait until noon. They all waitng for better condition S from Ciovo island and wind finaly raise up to 10 Kn. After the second race wind decided to stop so "RC" has no other option but send boats back to the marina. The dinner restaurant Nautica was fantastic, so after short socialiing everybody go to beds.

Daily winners:

1.st: Lucerne Police Sailing Team, with Roger

2.nd:  Amsterdam, with Marcel

3.th:  PSNI 2, with John



The second day of the WPSC we were determine to have 3. races, but again the nature was stronger then we think. Anyhow two beautifull races were held in warm adn sunny weather with light winds. So after races crews were having fun on the way back.

Todays winners:

1.st: Lucerne PST with Roger

2.nd:PSNI1 with Phil

3.rd: Metropolitan B with John



Poor winds again, but good day anyhow. Especialy good for Hong Kong who won the first race. Congratulation to Justin and the crew. In the second race team Dorset was in the leading position, when suddenly wind disappears. Bad luck for Bryan and the team.

Daily winners:

1. Team Hong Kong, with Justin

2. Metropolitan B, with John

3. Metropolitan A, with Mason



What a day, or should I say what an evening. No races today, but everybody was Champions. If not on a racing field, then we won on "International song contest"...

But there is only one the best of the bests.

Roger and his Lucerne Police Sailing Team finaly did it. They are real champions and winners of the WPSC 2016. The second place no less enyojable goes to Team Amsterdam.Congratulations to Marcel and his team, and the third to Metropolitan B with John. Cogratulations to winners and all other teams.



WPSC 2016 10. to 17. September 2016 - Croatia
Final results
Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 17, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank BowNumber Boat Class HelmName CrewName Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st 21 OPS First 35 Roger Schumacher Lucerne PST SUI 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (6.0) 11.0 5.0
2nd 20 NIKE First 35 Marcel Migchelsen Amsterdam NED 1.0 2.0 (8.0) 3.0 5.0 19.0 11.0
3rd 19 MINERVA First 35 John Oldham Metropolitan B GBR (5.0) 5.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 18.0 13.0
4th 4 Saggitaurius First 35 John Mc Vea PSNI 2 N-IRL 3.0 3.0 3.0 (7.0) 4.0 20.0 13.0
5th 16 Juventus First 35 Justin Shave Hong Kong HKG 6.0 4.0 7.0 (8.0) 1.0 26.0 18.0
6th 3 SCORPIO First 35 Phil Quinn PSNI 1 N-IRL (12.0) 6.0 4.0 2.0 8.0 32.0 20.0
7th 17 KALYPSO First 35 Mason King Metropolitan A GBR 4.0 7.0 (9.0) 9.0 3.0 32.0 23.0
8th 25 THETIS First 35 Domen Medved Slovenija PST SLO 7.0 8.0 5.0 6.0 (13.0) 39.0 26.0
9th 24 SELENE First 35 Bryan Tucker Dorset GBR 8.0 9.0 6.0 (11.0) 9.0 43.0 32.0
10th 6 LEO First 35 Stefan Holm Go for the Money SWE 10.0 10.0 (13.0) 5.0 11.0 49.0 36.0
11th 7 LIBRA First 35 Ole Eden Germany 2 GER 9.0 (12.0) 10.0 12.0 7.0 50.0 38.0
12th 8 ARIES First 35 Rolf Lange Germany 1 GER 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.0 (14.0) 57.0 43.0
13th 22 PSYCHE First 35 Jonathan Bancroft Dark N Stormy GBR (14.0) 14.0 12.0 13.0 10.0 63.0 49.0
14th 1 TAURUS First 35 Graham Higginson Cornish Mafia Skipper GBR 13.0 (15.0) 14.0 14.0 15.0 71.0 56.0
15th 18 LETE First 35 Robert Dawson City of London The Griffins GBR (17.0) 16.0 16.0 15.0 12.0 76.0 59.0
16th 23 RHEA First 35 Garry Bowers Waterguard GBR 15.0 13.0 15.0 (16.0) 16.0 75.0 59.0
17th 2 AQUARIUS First 35 Richard Burkat Devon and Cornwall B GBR 16.0 (17.0) 17.0 17.0 17.0 84.0 67.0
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