Thursday, August 4, 2016

Chiemsee YC Wins Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga- Act III

J/70s sailing German Sailing League- Travemunde, Germany (Travemunde, Germany)- It was a weekend of high tension and spectacular pictures, entertaining the crowds on-shore in Travemunde with live action on the giant SAP Sailing Cube.

The battle for the top spot in the overall series ended up with a tie for first place between Deutscher Touring YC, Lindauer Segler-club and Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee, all sitting on 9 pts apiece.

Sailing the most consistently over the three regattas so far (Starnberg, Konstanz, Travemunde) have been Lindauer SC and Verein Seglerhaus, both with 2-3-4 results in three regattas.  DTYC took a plunge in this regatta, coming off the hot pace they had established in the first two events with a 2-1, adding a 6th in Travemunde to drop them into the three-way tie.

Sailing like a team possessed, the Chiemsee YC all of a sudden “got religion”, figured it all out, and burst out the door of the first six races with four 1sts and two 2nds. They closed out the regatta with a 3-2-1 to win the Travemunde event and vault themselves like a meteor into 4th place on the overall series leaderboard.

In the meantime, Lindauer SC was happy to post another top 4 finish.  ”We were very pleased with our performance. We indeed had a chance to take the lead in the overall leaderboard, but it did not work. Too bad we had no wind today and the final races were not completed. The conditions for the first two days were almost optimal," said Teresa Hemmeter from Lindauer Segler Club.

Thousands of onlookers witnessed the racing of the Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga live thanks to the mobile "SAP Sail Cube”!  With SAP as a partner of Travemunde Week, thousands of spectators were able to watch live the thrilling head-to-head racing of J/70s in the short-course format.  The event was produced by ZDF sports reporter Alexander Ruda, analyst Marcus Bauer and multiple co-commentators.  Vivid graphics and entertaining play-by-play made it easy to understand and exciting for everyone.

The next stop for the 36 clubs of the 1st and 2nd Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga is on the Wannsee from 19th to 21st August. Watch J/70 Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga sailing highlights here   For more J/70 Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga sailing information