Monday, May 21, 2018

SV Kreuzlingen Leads Swiss J/70 Sailing League

J/70s sailing Swiss Sailing League (Kreuzlingen, Switzerland)- The host club for the second act of the Swiss J/70 Sailing League were not disappointed by the performance of their hometown team- SV Kreuzlingen.  From Friday to Sunday, the “bise” winds blew on the Bodensee Lake between Beaufort 1 to 5 and allowed the Super League teams to sail 42 races for the 12 participating teams from across Switzerland.

The local Bodensee team took advantage of their local knowledge. Bringing home the victory and the series lead was the SV Kreuzlingen crew of Tom Rüegge, Stefan Stäheli, Peter Fritschi and Caroline Tanner-Keller.

The second placed Regattaclub Bodensee (RCB) had a difficult start and was third after the first day. However, the crew found their rhythm and finished their last 7 races with all first and second places. With this amazing performance, the RCB team was able to overtake the Regattaclub Oberhofen (BE) in front of them and work their way up to the leading Kreuzlinger’s. However, the RCB team could never challenge the consistent sailing of SV Kreuzlingen.

J/70 sailing Swiss Sailing LeagueAs a result of the weekend series, the SV Kreuzlingen team has now posted a lofty 1-1 for 2 pts in the series, with three events left for summer 2018.  Sitting in second is RC Bodensee with a 3-2 for 5 pts.  Third is Societe Nautique de Geneve with a 2-6 for 8 pts. They are tied with RC Oberhofen that has a 5-3 for 8 pts.  Then, in provisional fifth place is YC Bielersee with an 8-4 for 12 pts.

The Swiss Sailing Clubs are international leaders in the Sailing Champions League. This year, the sporting level has risen again. The clubs send their best sailors into the regattas and the list of participants reads like a "Who's Who" of Swiss sailing. Olympians, World Champions, European Champions and Swiss Champions in various classes are at the start and want to win the Swiss Sailing League Cup and the Swiss Championship title for their club.  Sailing photo credits- Claudia Somm.  For more Swiss J/70 Sailing League information Add to Flipboard Magazine.