Friday, June 10, 2016

Deutscher Touring YC Leading German J/70 Bundesliga

J/70 German Sailing League (Konstanz/ Bodensee, Germany)- The German Champion of 2015, the Deutscher Touring YC won the second event of the German Sailing League on Lake Constance and is now on top of the overall ranking. The conditions were difficult and all participants needed a long break during the last day before the wind finally settled down to permit reasonably good racing conditions.

For most of the weekend, sailing was conducted at a snail's pace. In thirteen difficult races only the top teams were able to post consistent scores, the rest were riding roller-coaster scorelines all the way through both days.  DTYC posted mostly top three scores, including seven 1sts in 13 races to win the regatta by four points.

Helmsman Julian Stückl of the Deutscher Touring YC said, "We had a good start in this event and have sailed tactically clean. We know that we can beat anyone, and that gives us confidence. We are glad that the two events are completed and that we managed to win them, our season is going good for us, so far!" Stuckl’s DTYC team included Patrick Follmann, Jonas Vogt and Tobias Bolduan.

Not that far off the pace and about the only other team that could match DTYC was the team from Wannsee, Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee, accumulating five 1sts themselves and finishing with 30 pts total.  Six points back in third place was Bayerischer YC with 36 pts.  Fourth and fifth positions, respectively, were determined on a tie-breaker/ countback, with Lindauer Segler-club beating Chiemsee YC on 50 pts each.

In a few weeks, the hunt gets back on track for the next round.  The next event is part of the Travemunde Race Week (23 to 25 July 2016).  For more German J/70 Sailing League information