Kiel is the 3rd of this year’s 505 Eurocup series. After strong winds in Cannes and Garda today the fleet was treated to a complex day in Kiel on the outer course with a 6-9kt NE breeze with 30 degree windshifts.
3 races were held on a windward leeward race track in glorious sunshine with a gate start to set the fleet off. Local legends Wolfgang Hunger and Holger Jess showed the fleet how it could be done with a superb display of consistent speed and smart strategy, posting a 3,1,1.
The rest of the fleet had moments of glory but the variations in wind speed and shifts made staying near the front of the fleet a real test. After over 6 1/2 hrs on the water the fleet is now ashore enjoying the Kieler Woche social and the German 505 class association BBQ.
Tomorrow’s forecast is for some more breeze from ENE.
REPORT THANKS TO RUSS CLARK