Thursday, July 13, 2017

German J/70 Sailing League Update

German Sailing League- Audi Deutsche SegelBundesliga (Warnemünde, Germany)-For the second time in the history of the German Sailing League (DSBL) an event was held in front of Warnemünde on the big open waters of the North Sea. For three days, eighteen clubs in the 2nd Sailing League fought for important points that could enable them to qualify for the 1st League.

Warnemünde is a source of great excitement for sailors, spectators and the responsible people.  "The spectacular sailing area for the regatta is directly in front of the magnificent beach of Warnemunde.  Plus, it is famous for its near-perfect sailing conditions, especially its local sea breezes. We are looking forward to three exciting event days," explained Deutsche Segel Bundesliga project manager- Laura Hatje.

No question that Ms Matje’s predictions were spot on!  The teams enjoyed demanding, but fantastic sailing conditions, for the third event of the 2nd Sailing League, with steady 18-20 kt breezes each day! After 45 tight head-to-head races, victory came down to the wire for the ultimate regatta winner- Joersfelder Segel-club and their crew of Christoph Cornelius, Timo Chorrosch, Jeronimo Landauer and Daniel Schwarze.

"We had a perfect event here in Warnemünde. It was so exciting and we did not know until the end whether it was enough for the first place. This was a huge victory for us," said a euphoric Timo Chorrosch of JSC.

J/70 sailing off Wartemunde, GermanyAs a result of winning the third event, the Joersfelder SC has now moved up to 7th in the overall standings, a considerable improvement after their disastrous debut in the first event at Prien am Chiemsee- a 15th place.  Taking second was Akademishcer Segelverein Warnemunde, the local favorites!  This result moved them into third in the overall series standings.  Taking third in the regatta was Seglervereinigung Itzehoe, that enabled them to hold on to their overall series lead by three points over the Flensburger Segel-club team (who finished 4th at Warnemunde).

The next event for the Deutsche Segel-bundesliga for both the 1st and 2nd sailing league takes place in Travemünde from July 21st to 23rd.   Follow the Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga on Facebook  For more Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.