Wednesday, May 29, 2019

NSV Tops German J/70 Sailing League II

J/70 sailing Deutsche Segel Bundesliga
(Konstanz, Germany)- Germany’s J/70 Deutsche Segel Bundesliga held their second event of the season on the beautiful, majestic surroundings of Lake Constance, sailing off Konstanz on the northwestern side of the lake.  The thirty-six sailing clubs from across Germany enjoyed a gorgeous weekend from May 17th to 19th, but the wind Gods would not cooperate all weekend, producing just five races for each team over the three days.
J/70s sailing in Germany league
Summer, sun, and sunshine, what’s not to love about that?! But, where was the wind? Friday and Saturday did not happen, unfortunately, from the sailing perspective. In fact, the “glass outs” on both days produced gorgeous photos of the snow-capped mountains reflected on the lake’s surface. Sunday dawned gorgeous and “glassed out” as well, but ultimately a gradient wind materialized, enough to run five races per team.

After an average start to the season two weeks ago, the reigning German champion from Hamburg’s Norddeutscher Regatta Verein regained their former strength to win the second event of the DSBL.

"We knew what to expect in terms of the weather this weekend. We are glad that we were able to sail at all. It's just perfect for us," explains Tobias Schadewaldt, skipper of the winning NRV team that consisted of Johann Kohlhoff, Hinnerk Müller and Florian Thoelen.
German J/70 Sailing League podium
On the podium behind the NRV, it was the Wassersport-Verein Hemelingen (WVH) team (Jan SEEKAMP, Sven GAUTER, Björn SCHÜTTE, & Jens TSCHENTSCHER) from Bremen that took the silver medal and the Bavarian Bayerischer Yacht Club (BYC) team (Veit HEMMETER, Teresa HEMMETER, Leopold LINDNER, & Jan NÜRNBERGER) from Lake Starnberg that took the bronze. Rounding out the top five was Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee in 4th and Wurttembergischer YC in 5th.

As a result, the overall leaderboard changed quite dramatically for the season series.  Leading now is Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee with a 1-4 for 5 pts.  Second is Bayerischer Yacht Club with a 3-3 for 6 pts.  And, third is Wassersport-Verein Hemelingen with a 5-2 for 7 pts. After their mediocre 7th place start in the first event, NRV’s 7-1 gives them 8 pts, just 3 pts off the overall lead!

In the 2nd Sail Bundesliga, the team of ONE KIEL with helmsman Magnus Simon, Fabian Kasüske, Hinnerk Siemsen and Philipp Sudbrack prevailed in their first season against the competition.

Behind ONE KIEL, the Lübeck Yacht Club (LYC) and the Bocholter Yacht Club came in second and third.

From the 20th to the 22nd of July, the 18 clubs of the 1. Segel-Bundesliga will continue with the third match day in Travemünde. The clubs of the 2nd Sailing Bundesliga have a match break and will be back in Berlin from 23 to 25 August.  For more J/70 German Sailing League sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.