Netherlands, Spring Cup 2005
KZ & RV Hollandia, Medemblik
Apr 29.- May 1.
Report courtesy Dave Cooper.
Club Homepage: www.ryc-hollandia.org
10 UK sailors travelled to Medemblik for the 2005 Spring Cup regatta to make a total fleet of 23 boats from 4 countries with many of the leading contenders for this summers Worlds Championships in Denmark there to see if their winter training had paid dividends. Despite the distance, this event is highly popular with the Brits because of the incredibly efficient race management, friendly club and decent local nightlife!
The OKs were racing with J24s, J22s and Max Fun 25s guaranteed to spice up the proceedings!
Ulf Brandt, Nick Craig and Andreas Pich (from right)
Day one saw light and shifty conditions with force 0-1 winds: Neil Goodhead and Nick Craig had a good day - Neil won race 3 and Nick race 2, while the first race was won by Oliver Gronholz (GER). At the end of the day Nick led from Neil with young Alex Scoles 3rd Brit (5th overall).
Day 2 was also light and sh*te. Ulf Brandt (DEN) took race 4 and Nick Craig took races 5 and 6. Anthony Rich came 3rd in race 4, having led round the first mark and tussled for the lead throughout the race. Julian Burnham enjoyed a day in bed after a heavy session at the end of day 1.
Day 3 was bright, sunny and force 2-3. Nick Craig got a pair of firsts and Terry Curtis had a much bigger smile as the wind picked up. Overall, Nick took the trophy with 5 wins from 8 races , Ulf Brandt was second and Andreas Pich (GER) third. Neil Goodhead finished up fourth.
Nick Craig and Ulf Brandt showed that they're on the pace for the Worlds later this summer in Denmark: Ulf looking particularly good in light weather.
Next event on the International OK calendar is Kiel Week in June whilst the UK fleet are heading to Highcliffe and Frensham Pond this weekend, showing there is racing to suit everyone in the OK class.
|1||GBR 2116||Nick Craig||11.0||5||1||2||4||1||1||1||1|
|2||DEN 1302||Ulf Brandt||21.0||3||6||4||1||3||5||2||3|
|3||GER 656||Andreas Pich||26.0||4||3||3||5||2||4||5||5|
|4||GBR 2108||Neil Goodhead||36.0||7||2||1||8||7||3||8||9|
|5||GER 717||Oliver Gronholz||41.0||1||11||14||11||5||6||3||4|
|6||DEN 1340||Jesper Petersen||47.0||10||14||6||6||9||10||4||2|
|7||GER 607||Christian Heinze||55.0||11||12||13||2||6||2||10||12|
|8||GER 624||Thomas Glas||59.0||6||13||19||7||8||12||7||6|
|9||GBR 2101||Terry Curtis||66.0||13||7||7||12||14||dns||6||7|
|10||GBR 2021||Alex Scoles||67.0||8||8||5||10||17||9||11||16|
|11||GER 632||Fabian Gronholz||69.0||2||19||9||9||12||14||13||10|
|12||GER 599||Peter Stephan||73.0||14||4||18||14||4||11||21||8|
|13||GER 707||Thorsten Schmidt||77.0||16||10||8||21||16||7||9||11|
|14||BEL 214||Paul Verrijdt||83.0||9||9||11||20||11||8||18||17|
|15||GBR 2007||Anthony Rich||94.0||17||21||21||3||10||13||17||13|
|16||GBR 2107||Mike Edwards||94.0||12||5||12||17||13||15||20||20|
|17||GBR 2083||Andy Turner||113.0||15||16||20||19||19||16||14||14|
|18||BEL 44||Thierry Demblon||115.0||21||20||10||16||15||18||15||21|
|19||GBR 2104||Deryck Lovegrove||115.0||18||17||16||13||18||17||16||19|
|20||GBR 2087||Julian Burnham||125.0||20||15||15||dns||dns||dns||12||15|
|21||GBR 2031||Dave Cooper||134.0||19||22||17||15||20||19||22||22|
|22||GER 698||Karsten Kath||146.0||dns||18||dns||22||21||dns||19||18|
|23||BEL 604||Mark Geboes||154.0||dnf||dns||dns||18||22||20||23||23|