Launch of the new SUNBEAM 22.1
The new SUNBEAM 22.1 was presented to the public as a concept in Tulln for the first time and was immediately convincing. The congestion and the interest in the newest boat from our house was enormous. This proves that we have correctly recognized the trend and the needs of our customers and we look forward to handing over the first boats to the happy owners in May.
We are also proud of our cooperation with the national sailing league, which is being held on the SUNBEAM 22.1 for the next 3 years.
Here is the press release of the Segelbundesliga:
Unique in Europe - SBL signs a three-year contract with the shipyard.
After the successful debut year 2015, the teams of the Austrian Sailing League can look forward to a unique development - in the coming seasons the "Sunbeam 22.1" of the Schöchl shipyard will be deployed in all regattas. A special version will be produced for the national league, taking into account the special wishes and requirements of the regattas. Number 1 of the "Sunbeam 22.1" was presented at the Boot Tulln 2016. Both sides were very happy that this cooperation made it possible to implement a purely Austrian solution for the Bundesliga.
The Austrian Sailing Bundesliga made a real impact in its first year. The participating clubs were enthusiastic about the new format. For 2016 the league was increased to 18 teams and the interest behind it is very high. Due to the continuing interest, a new qualification event at the end of the season can be expected.
Until the start, at the beginning of June there are still some months left, but to the joy of all involved, this partnership means planning security for the upcoming national league season. Last but not least, thanks to the loyal partners and sponsors, for this a unique cooperation in Europe.
Sunbeam 22.1 specially adapted for the Bundesliga
In January 2016, Schöchl and the Austrian Sailing League established the framework conditions for joint cooperation. The Austrian Sailing Bundesliga is thus the only Bundesliga in Europe to work directly with a shipyard.
The "Sunbeam 22.1." is a completely new edition of the "Sunbeam 22". Schöchl is building a special regatta version of the new edition, especially for the Austrian Bundesliga. During the discussions, the league management was able to introduce its wishes, which are also taken into account during production. For example, the regatta version is 250kg lighter, further adaptations are planned to meet the sporting and technical requirements.
The boats are used at all events of the Austrian Sailing League and are driven across Austria. The boats will be completed in time for the start of this year's Segel-Bundesliga season on 10 June 2016 in Gmunden am Traunsee.Successful presentation on the boat Tulln
At the beginning of March the construction number 1 of the "Sunbeam 22.1." was presented at the Boot Tulln with a lot of public interest. Numerous participants of the Bundesliga took the opportunity to have a first look at the new league yacht, among them the Master Yacht Club Bregenz.
Max Trippolt, Yacht Club Bregenz: "I think it's great that we have a single class next season. Now everyone gets new boats, the same conditions apply to everyone, everyone has the same sails, nobody could sail on the boat so far, because it is completely new, hence fair conditions for everyone. The fact that the league has been increased to 18 clubs will make it even more exciting. In general, all clubs come with their best sailors. The competition won't get any weaker. The league is building up an enormous density, the teams are thinking very carefully about who sits at the wheel, how they interpret their tactics. The expansion to four events also makes the league fairer, because it will be much more about consistency."
Premiere at Lake Traunsee
Sunbeam will experience its maiden voyage at the start of the Austrian Sailing League on 10 June 2016 at Lake Traunsee. The teams will be allowed to sail and test the regatta version on site for the first time.
Wolfgang Schreder, Austrian Sailing League: "We are very happy about this cooperation, because on the one hand it is a purely Austrian solution and on the other hand we are completely involved in the development of the boat. We are convinced that we will be able to provide our participants with optimal and high-quality hardware. The teams can adjust to a boat class and constantly improve in training and competition. I expect even more excitement in the coming years. The air at the upper end is getting thinner".
Schöchl: "We have followed the premiere year of the German Sailing League very closely and thought about how we can get involved and what contribution we can make. We are convinced that the Sunbeam 22.1, especially in the regatta version, fits the format perfectly and that the league is the right channel/way for us to present the new Sunbeam to the world"
All dates of the Austrian Sailing League 2016 at a glance:
1st Regatta, 10-12 June 2016, Union Yacht Club, Gmunden am Traunsee
2nd Regatta, 24-26 June 2016, Yacht Club Velden, Velden am Wörthersee
3rd Regatta, 05 - 07 August 2016, Austrian Sailing Association, Neusiedl am See
4th Regatta, 09-11 September 2016, Yacht Club Bregenz, Bregenz on Lake Constance
Qualification Regatta, October 2016, Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee, St.Gilgen (Wolfgangsee)