Tuesday, June 27, 2017

YC Furesoen Win Danish J/70 Sailing League Act II

J/70 sailing off Denmark (Brejning, Denmark)- The Yacht Club Furesøen’s “Red Stars” took the competition by storm and came from a 14th place in the first regatta to become the winner of Brejning event!  The wind was very varied and at times it was difficult for the sailors (and event leader) to see the exact wind conditions. It blew up late for the finale on Sunday, and it gave the last few races a little extra thrill to the public.

The spectators at Brejning Lystbådehavn got a rare experience when some of Denmark's best sailors in the J/70 class, several of them Olympic sailors, participated in the Danish Championship for sailing clubs at Brejning. In fact, the possibility of getting so close to the racing was precisely why Brejning Marina had been chosen in front of Vejle Harbor according to Danish Sailing Sport League director Nynne Mortensen.

"We want to have the audience as close as possible. It has been an issue for sailing; it's simply too far away that people cannot see what's going on. So, when we visited the harbor in Brejning half a year ago, we said that an extra dock and public places should be built if the competition should be here. And so, they built it, it's absolutely exceptional,” said Ms. Mortensen.

Danish J/70 winnersAs something new, the audience was treated to a famous local personality who has been active at the Brejning Båtklub since the 1970s.  Wearing his straw hat and standing in the small gazebo on the end of the pier, Steffen Bøllund provided live commentary over the local radio and loudspeakers so that people could understand what was going on out on the water.

Winning five of the 12 races sailed, the Yachtklubben Furesoen won the regatta quite easily.  Taking second in a battle for a top five position was Frederikshavn Sejklub with 31 pts.  Just one point back was Skovshoved Sejlklub with 32 pts.  Then, rounding out the top five was Kertemeinde Sejlklub with 35 pts.  It was very close sailing for all the clubs and that produced some changes in the overall leader standings for the series.

The series standings after the Struer and Brejning events sees Frederikshavn Sejlklub still leading with a 1-2 for 3 pts total. Second is Kerteminde Sejlkliub with a 2-4 series score for 6 pts.  In this is Skovshoved Sejlklub with a 4-3 for 7 pts.  The rest of the top five includes KDY in fourth place with a 3-5 score 8 pts and in fifth position is Kalovig Badelaug with a 5-7 for 12 pts.  Follow the Danish J/70 sailing league on Facebook here  For more Danish J/70 Sailing League information Add to Flipboard Magazine.