Friday, August 4, 2017

Deutscher Touring YC Tops German J/70 Sailing League Act IV

J/70s sailing German Sailing League (Travemünde, Germany)- From the July 21st to 23rd, the 36 sailing clubs of the 1st and 2nd Sailing League all raced as part of the 128th Travemünder Woche.  The weekend was punctuated by most light winds for all three days of sailing.  However, it was one of the most exciting weekends in the league history: in the 1st league, the final outcome for the regatta came about on the last leg of the last race on Sunday afternoon!!

The Deutscher Touring Yacht Club (DTYC) with Julian Stückl, Sebastian Bühler, newcomer Dominik Müller and Marco Tarabochia secured the top spot on the victory podium. It was not an easy win for DTYC, the widely varying and changing conditions made it difficult for everyone on the race track. "With our bad starts on the last day of competition, we risked our lead unnecessarily," explained Julian Stückl. As the reigning German champion, the DTYC will also participate at the end of August at the Nord Stream Race (26 August to 7 September).

The Segel-und Motorboot Club Überlingen (Tino Mittelmeier, Jan Fritze, Alexander Gaiser, Frederik Schaal) from Lake Constance just barely missed the victory in Travemünde. In the end, the 3rd place in the last race was not enough for the SMC. At 48 points the DTYC secured the victory in Travemünde with more first place finishes. The South Germans had not come to Travemünde with high expectations. "But, with our favorite conditions with little wave and ten knot winds, we were able to achieve consistently good results and, thus, a top position," says skipper Tino Mittelmeier.

After four out of six total events in the DSBL series, the SMCC is leading the overall ranking based on a tie-breaker at 17 pt each.  Sitting in second is the DTYC after winning the Travemunde regatta.  Sitting in third overall is Norddeutscher Regatta Verein with 22 points.  Thanks for contributions from Julia Harrow and Sophie-Karolin Wehner.   DSBL Travemunde Sunday sailing video Highlights   Follow the German J/70 Sailing League on Facebook here   For more Deutsche Segel Bundesliga sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.