Thursday, September 19, 2013

Menzner Smokes 103rd FordeWoche

J/80 one-design sailboat- sailing in Germany (Glucksburg, Germany)- They said it cannot happen.  But, it did happen.  A huge fleet of J/80s sailing in FordWoche regatta in Glucksburg?  German J/80 sailing teams across the country answered the call to get together and have some fun at the famous Flensburger Segel-Club in Glucksburg, Germany.  Twenty-three J/80 teams participated from Germany and Denmark!  And what fun they had.

Martin Menzner may have had the most fun of all, despite a hiccup in one race. Menzner's GER 614 was crowned champion, winning easily with four firsts in their scoreline, not having to even sail the last race!  Starting slowly, but rapidly learning the ropes on the race course was Soren Hadeler, scoring a 3-7-1-2-3-5-1-2 for 17 net pts to take the silver.  Standing third on the podium was Sven Vagt, sailing a solid, consistent series with a 2-3-3-4-2-4-3-1 for 18 pts net, just missing a shot at the silver!  Fourth was Bjorn Beilken and fifth was Hauke Kruss.  Honors for top Danish team goes to Fleming Jernaess in eighth.
For more J/80 Flensburger Fordewoche sailing information