Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fun J/22 & J/24 Alster Regatta

J/22s sailing Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg, Germany)- The Hamburg Sailing Club hosted its annual end-of-summer Alster Regatta on their gorgeous Alster Lake in the middle of Hamburg, Germany. Things were a bit tight on the lake, with two big fleets of J/22s and J/24s vying for “sea room” wherever they went around the race track!

Eclipsing the dozen-boat J/22 fleet with all first-places was the French team on FRA 14444 consisting of Reiner Brockerhoff, Christophe Declerque, and Charles Michaux. Nearly duplicating their feat with mostly seconds, to finish second, was the German crew of GER 14111, led by Andreas Dillmann with crew of Oliver Thies and Julia Auinger.  Third place went to another German team on GER 1390, skippered by Holger Schmitt with crew of Sabine Schoenfeldt, and Thomas Hanf.

A similar scenario played out for the octet of J/24s, with a virtual sweep of the five races by the German GER 5420 team of Emily Kern, Maike Hass Oko, Gesa Goellner, Johanna Richter, and Tom Stryi.  Two points back was GER 5467 sailed by Hauke Krussg, Nils Glockow, Rollo Boehm, Olaf Schmidt, Tina Lulfing, and Torsten Glawisch.  Third was GER 4718 skippered by Jonas Hentschel, with crew of Fabian Blasi, Jonas Franke, and Jannik Barop.  For more Sp√§tsommerpokale Alster Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.