EURO CUP LEG 3 -MOVED FROM KIEL TO WARNEMUNDE

2,3,4 JULY 2022

Photo by Robert Hajduk Sailing & SeaScape Photography

KIEL WEEK PREVIOUS YEARS .

REPORTS AND RESULTS

Video Kiel 2020

FINAL RACE DAY REPORT 2019

By Russ Clark

Wolfgang Hunger and Holger Jess (GER) win Leg 3 of the Euro Cup Series in Kiel.

The heat was turned up for the final day of Kiel Week in every sense with temperatures ashore approaching 30 degrees and fierce competition afloat.

After a steady 6th place in the first race today Wolfgang Hunger and Holger Jess (GER) sealed their dominance of the event, winning with a race to spare, demonstrating an impressive display of smart sailing and good boat speed.

With a light but stable 6-9 kt ENE breeze  established on the offshore course, the fleet managed to complete the series with 2 races today.  In the battle for the remaining podium places multiple Olympic medalists Jorgen & Jacob Bojsen-Møller (DEN)  won the first race of the day with Penny and Russ Clark (GBR) second, drawing level on overall points. Close behind we’re Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane (GBR) for a three way scrap for the silver and bronze positions.

In a close final race, Penny and Russ managed to hold off the Bojsen-Møller brothers to take the second spot with British National Champions close behind in 4th overall.

The 2019 Kieler Woche will be remembered for blazing sunshine, tight racing and a vibrant atmosphere ashore with standout winners, Wolfgang and Holger. Of note, there were 5 different nationalities in the top 7 places overall.

Next international 5o5 event is the 2019 European Championships in Denmark before the final Euro Cup event at Hayling Island in the U.K. between 6-8 Sept.

See you there

 2019 RESULTS

DAY 3  RACE REPORT

By Russ Clark

Today was another tough day at the office; 3 races in 8-14 kts and blazing sunshine. The forecasted 15-20kts never materialised and, with a decreasing breeze throughout the day the fleet stayed compressed and there was much place swapping.

 

Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane (UK national champions) won the day with a solid 4,2,3 and brought themselves into contention for a podium spot 4pts from 3rd overall. The contest for podium places will be between the current European Champions from Denmark, the U.K. national champions and the new team of Penny and Russ Clark.

 

2 races are scheduled tomorrow in light winds to conclude an excellent regatta. Can the German pair of Wolfgang Hunger and Holger Jess hold on to the the top spot or will the fickle Baltic breeze turn the tables on them. We’ll let you know tomorrow…