Monday, April 23, 2018

SV Kreuzlingen Leads J/70 Swiss Super League

J/70s sailing Swiss Super League (Locarno, Switzerland)- The first Act of the season-long Swiss J/70 Sailing Super League just took place on Lago Maggiore, the large pretty lake bordered on the north by Switzerland and the south by Italy. While the weather was sunny and spectacular, the fleet of the best twelve sailing clubs in Switzerland were only able to sail fourteen races in the classic “Inverna” wind conditions (the southerly thermal breeze) on Saturday-only.

The favorites sailed away in the opening round to the Swiss National J/70 Sailing League. The Segler Verein Kreuzlingen team, with skipper Tom Rüegge, dominated the regatta with five race wins. They were closely followed by the Société Nautique de Genève with Youth America's Cup tactician Guillaume Rigot at the helm.

J/70s sailing Swiss Super League - Locarno- Lake MaggioreThe sailing level in the Super League is higher than ever. Only meters separated the boats at the finish line. Even the smallest mistake costs precious places. This made the J/70 Swiss Sailing Super League more exciting than ever. Although the favorites are again in the lead this year, their pursuers are hot on the trail and have proven they can beat them on the race track.

Guillaume Rigot and the Société Nautique de Genève have clear goals- to qualify again for the Sailing Champions League and the Swiss Championship. However, he is not alone with this goal- the defending champion Regattaclub Bodensee did everything to win the Cup for the third time in a row. Olympian and SV Kreuzlingen skipper Tom Rüegge is pleased with the inaugural victory of his team, but is aware that the season is a total of 5 events and the Cup will probably be awarded in the challenging finale in October in Versoix.   Sailing photo credits- Claudia Somm   Follow Swiss J/70 Sailing League on Facebook here  For more Swiss J/70 Sailing League information Add to Flipboard Magazine.