Cetilar Sailing Series 2018 - Discover the beauty of ... Kristiansand
Kristiansand is Norway's fifth-largest city and styles itself as 'Norway's No 1 Holiday Resort'. That can be a bit misleading: sun-starved Norwegians do flock to this charming big town in the summer, and there's a petite town beach and flash marina, but it tends to serve as a gateway to the villages of Norway's southern coast and the inland region of Setesdalen. What Kristiansand offers in spades, though, is a lively cultural and shopping scene, some excellent restaurants and very healthy nightlife. In addition, anyone travelling with children will more than likely find themselves cajoled into visiting the town's outstanding children's park and zoo.
Worth a Trip: Bragdøya In summer, Kristiansand's archipelago of offshore skerries (rocky islets) become a popular destination for sea-and-sun adventure. The most popular island, Bragdøya, lies close to the mainland and is, charmingly, home to a preservation workshop for wooden boats, which you can borrow for free. It also offers gentle forest walks and several beautiful bathing sites. In the distance you'll see the classic lighthouse Grønningen Fyr.
Christianssands Sailing Association (CSF) is a sailing association in Kristiansand. The association was founded July 16, 1881 and is still very active. The association is affiliated with Vest-Agder Sailing Club in the Norwegian Sailing Association.
The association's main facilities are in the harbor of Kristiansand. The association also has a large brewery and own cabin / booth at Kjeltringholmen in Kristiansandsfjorden, for free use by members of the association. The association arranges courses and regattas for all ages. CSF also holds a beginner course for people of all ages. The association operates in several different boat classes, but is most active in dinghies and sea sailors. The youngest group for the best class is the largest and it is divided into three different classes where one sails out of their level. The association is the best in the optimist class in southern Norway, with Nicolai Østeby as the Southland champion 2015-2016-2017, Helle Øren-Svensen in 2nd place 2015-2016 and Bendik Stening in 2nd place 2017 (A-class).