Thursday, September 29, 2016

Exciting German J/70 Sailing League Act IV

J/70s sailing German Sailing Leauge (Kiel, Germany)- The fight for the Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga championship continued this past weekend in the amazingly cool sailing city of Kiel. Hot duels, tight distances and amazing sailing conditions made for fast & furious sailing all weekend long in the “City of Sails”.

The first division fought in Kiel head-to-head for fifteen races with Deutscher Touring YC winning again over a star-studded cast of seventeen sailing clubs from across Germany.  Their team was led by Julian J/70s sailing in Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga at Kiel, GermanyStückl, Patrick Follmann, Jonas Vogt and Luis Tarabochia.  As usual, DTYC sailed strong and confident with consistent performances and a cool head.

"We are very happy that it worked for us again in Kiel! We have a big strong team from which we can draw great sailors and it was nice to win in the end," said Jonas Vogt from DTYC.  In fact, after posting a 2nd in Starnberg, 1st in Kontanz, 6th in Travemunde, and 1st in Berlin, DTYC is now far ahead in the standings and hope to close out yet another DSBL overall title in Hamburg in a few weeks time.

Taking second in Kiel was Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, boosting their chances for a top five finish overall in Hamburg; they currently sit in 6th overall, just 7 pts out of 5th.  J/70s starting at German Sailing LeagueThird in Kiel was Bayerischer YC, moving them into 5th overall and closing the gap to just 4 pts behind Chiemsee YC in the overall series.

At this stage, behind DTYC overall is Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee in 2nd with 22 pts. Third is Lindauer Segler-Club with 25 pts, who did themselves no favors for a shot at the title by bombing their performance in Kiel- a 14th place!  Fourth overall is Chiemsee YC and 5th is Bayerischer YC.  No question, the finale in Hamburg will keep 2nd to 5th place teams pre-occupied with one another as any bad slip will send them down the proverbial mine shaft quickly!   Watch the Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga Kiel sailing highlights here on YouTube  For more Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga sailing information