Saturday, September 17, 2011

French Win J/22 German Masters By A Whisker!

J/22s one-design racing sailboat- racing Germany and Netherlands (Mohnesee, Germany)- Hosted by Yacht Club Mohnesee on a gorgeous German lake, thirteen J/22s from across Europe sailed four in a wide variety of conditions (typical for most Alpine lakes!).

To say the competition was tight would not even begin to describe what happened amongst the top four boats.  In short, they nearly all finished in a tie for first!  Just one point separating first from fourth and all four positions determined by a tie-breaker.  At the end, the French team of Reiner Brockerhoff, Christophe Declercq and Charlex Michaux sailing FRA 1444 won with a 1-4-5-1 record.  Second was the GER 1562 team of Thomas and Christian Rieckborn and Helge Wolpers with a 2-1-3-7, losing the 6 pt tie-break.  Third was Peter Karle, Falko Braun and Gina Hess Chrissi Bohnke on GER 1328 sailing to a 4-2-1-5 record. Losing the tie-break, finishing fourth was Reinhold Groh, Thomas Hanf and Dirk Sundermann on GER 1513 with a 8-3-2-2.  Fifth was Thomas Roth, Klaus Dressgacker and Jan Roth on GER 1439.  For more J/22 German Masters sailing information