Netherlands, Spring Cup 2007
KZ & RV Hollandia, Medemblik
Report: Jon Fish
24 OKs from 5 countries arrived at Royal Yacht Club Hollandia over the Easter weekend for their annual Spring Cup. They were treated to 8 great races over 3 days against a top quality international fleet. This combined with perfect race management and a couple of entertaing socials for just €50 made it an event to remember (again!). A couple of boats from new UK builders also made their debut, adding further interest to the event.
Day 1 was contested in a variable force 1-2. Darek Kras (Pol) and Janusz Stobinski (Pol) motored off in the first race, with Nick Craig heading the pack in third.
Race 2 saw Brits first to fifth at the first mark, and a 1,2,3 at the finish line. Jon Fish in his new Aardvark hull lead all the way until the final beat when Nick worked his way past with Terry Curtis taking third.
Nick took race 3 in similar fashion, this time overtaking Tomas Glas up the last beat with Terry grabbing 3rd from the chasing pack.
With appropriately large hangovers, the fleet set sail for Day 2 in a solid force 4 and sunshine. After an OCS on day 1, Karsten Hitz (Ger) showed impressive downhill pace to take all three races, with Nick and Terry chasing hard in second and third in all three.
Day 3 dawned with slightly less breeze (thankfully for many weary bodies). Nick just got in front of Jon at the first mark and lead to the end. Karsten passed Jon on the reach, but had to settle for second. After a good tussle, Jon just took third from Terry
Nick finished the event with another win in Race 8 pulling past Jon and Tomasz Gaj in his new Alex Scoles' hull. Karsten again pulled through the fleet downhill to take second and second overall.
|1||GBR 2116||Nick Craig||10,0||3||1||1||2||2||2||1||1|
|2||GER 727||Karsten Hitz||17,0||5||ocs||5||1||1||1||2||2|
|3||GBR 2118||Terry Curtis||23,0||12||3||3||3||3||3||4||4|
|4||GBR 2110||Jonathan Fish||28,0||6||2||6||4||5||5||3||3|
|5||GER 731||Thomas Glas||37,0||4||ocs||2||5||6||7||6||7|
|6||GER 737||Thorsten Schmidt||52,0||16||19||12||6||4||4||5||5|
|7||POL 10||Janusz Stobinski||53,0||2||5||19||12||9||6||8||11|
|8||GER 666||Jan Hartmann||61,0||14||8||8||7||11||10||9||8|
|9||POL 1||Tomasz Gaj||70,0||13||20||22||8||7||9||7||6|
|10||DEN 1214||Man Jgen Holm||73,0||10||9||4||11||15||dnc||14||10|
|11||GBR 2107||Mike Edwards||73,0||7||14||13||10||10||dnc||10||9|
|12||POL 5||Darek Kras||78,0||1||11||20||15||13||11||13||14|
|13||GBR 2117||Alex Scoles||89,0||8||6||10||13||8||dnf||19||dnc|
|14||GBR 2100||Dan Ager||90,0||19||15||17||14||12||8||12||12|
|15||GER 607||Christian Heinze||98,0||11||4||7||9||17||dnf)||dnf||dnc|
|16||GER 576||Ralf Tietje||101,0||15||17||15||18||16||14||11||13|
|17||GER 688||Dirk Dame||102,0||17||10||18||16||14||12||15||dnc)|
|18||GBR 9999||Neil Goodhead||111,0||9||7||11||dnf)||dnf||dnc||17||17|
|19||BEL 214||Paul Verrijdt||112,0||18||13||9||19||18||dnc||20||15|
|20||GBR 2104||Deryck Lovegrove||112,0||21||12||16||17||20||13||16||18|
|21||GER 695||Erik Bork||126,0||20||18||21||20||19||15||18||16|
|22||GBR 2053||Alan Atkin||153,0||23||16||14||dnf)||dnc||dnc||dnc||dnc|
|23||BEL 220||Ronny Poelman||160,0||24||21||23||21||21||dnc)||dnc||dnc|
|24||GER 728||Karsten Kath||169,0||22||22||dnf)||dnc||dnc||dnc||dnc||dnc|