Friday, November 27, 2015

Norddeutscher RegattaVerein Wins J/22 Match Race Germany

J/22s sailing on Alster Lake, Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg, Germany)- This past weekend was the 27th time the Alster Match Race was hosted by the Hamburg Sailing Club.  Twelve teams from six nations participated sailing J/22s on the gorgeous Alster Lake all weekend long.  With perfect weather and good wind, the sailors had a total of 66 matches over the two days.

The winner was unbeaten.  With eleven victories, Felix Oehme’s team from the Norddeutscher RegattaVerein won the match race quite easily.  Taking second overall was Max Gurgel from Hamburger SC and in third was Christian Tang.

One of the highlights of the event was the match between Felix Oehme and Max Gurgel; both teams left everything on the race course, working hard to defeat one another at every stage of the race.  As a result, it made for an exciting finish for the regatta.   Sailing photo credits- Pepe Hartmann.  For more German J/22 sailing information