Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hamburg Upsets J/22 Schanzenberg Cup

J/22 sailing on Hamburg, Alster Lake, Germany (Lubecker, Germany)- For the past three years, the Lübeck Segler Verein (LSV) has hosted the Schanzenberg Cup using the International J/22 Class sailboats.  The regatta is a unique regional “challenge” trophy amongst Germany’s leading yacht clubs.

In glorious sunshine and wind, contrary to the weather reports all week, the LSV managed to get in four races in sailing conditions that ranged from 4-10 kts all Saturday.  Sadly, despite best efforts, there was no way to get in any racing on Sunday due to a complete lack of wind.

The native Lübeck sailors proved both on land (barbecue tips, especially!) and on the water they were good hosts. So, the challenge trophy "Schanzenberg Cup" was awarded this year to Hamburg. Kai Freese from Hamburg sailed all four races to an impressive record, including two 1st and one 2nd places. They clearly won ahead of the best Lübecker crew this time around!

Next year the LSV plans the expansion of the event to three race days from Saturday to Whit Monday and hopes it is an even better event than this year.  Report contributed from “mojo4rookies.”   For more German J/22 sailing information