2014 European Championship, Steinhuder Meer

21-26 July

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21.7. Beautiful setting in Steinhude for OK Dinghy Europeans opening ceremony

The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. There are OK Dinghies everywhere, with sailors making final preparations for the start of racing. The weather has been unusually hot, with Monday’s 28 degrees a welcome relief from the 37 degrees recorded at the weekend. However both Sunday and Monday suffered through lack of wind, though a sailable wind is forecast for most of the coming week.

As the sun set behind the Steinhuder Meer, the opening ceremony, took place right beside the lake with more than 250 sailors, families, officials and volunteers present. The welcome received by the sailors so far has been phenomenal, with the clubs, the sponsors and the local dignitaries genuinely pleased that so many OK Dinghy sailors from so many countries had travelled to this championship. There was a great feeling of welcome, camaraderie and friendship throughout the opening ceremony. The vast number of sponsors, both local companies and OK Dinghy suppliers, were thanked and in particular Ralf Tietje (GER) was thanked for his outstanding work in bringing it all together and he received a standing ovation. The sailors were welcomed by both clubs and each nation was fanfared to the applause of the other competitors. Finally, Dr. Burmeister of Lotto SportStiftung, the event’s major sponsor, declared the championship open, and the sailors and guests tucked into a massive pasta buffet before relocating to the lawn to enjoy the cold beer and the sunset.

The prizegiving also took place for the pre-Europeans-regatta, which was sailed over the weekend. Jørgen Lindhardtsen (DEN) won from Bo Reker Andersen (DEN) and Martin von Zimmerman (GER) after only three races were possible. Three races were sailed on Saturday in 10-12 knots and an incredible 37 degrees. On Sunday racing was cancelled as there was no wind, but it allowed the organisers to start measurement earlier than scheduled. All boats received a thorough check under the watchful eyes of the class Chief Measurer, Dick Batt (GBR).

On Saturday the class held a Measurement Symposium which attracted 10 builders, measurers and others from five nations to discuss current Rules and measurement matters. As well as updating those present on current trends, recent rulings and the latest rule changes, the meeting was encouraged by the recent growth in the class and the number of new manufacturers, which highlighted the need for continued good practice by both builders and measurers. The symposium also looked at ways to develop better communication between these stakeholders worldwide to enable increased transparency and rules compliance.

Ten races are scheduled for the European Championship from Tuesday 22 July to Saturday 26 July. On the first day, the fleets will be split into two starts based on the latest OK Dinghy World Ranking list, and adjusted each day thereafter based on the overall positions at the end of the previous day. On the fourth and fifth days, the fleet will be split into gold and silver fleets. The warning signal for racing is scheduled for 12.00 each day.

22.7. André Budzien leads after mixed bag on first day at OK Europeans in Steinhude

André Budzien (GER), the 2012 World Champion leads Greg Wilcox (NZL) the 2002 World Champion and Bo Petersen (DEN) the defending European champion after the first two races at the 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship in Steinhude, Germany.

It was a very hot and tricky day with the highly changeable winds producing a very mixed bag of results for most of the competitors as the hot German wind laid on challenging conditions for the competitors. But in contrast to recent days there was wind and the fleet set out on time. However, just as the warning signal was about to to be made, the wind switched off and the fleets were made to wait in swelteringly hot conditions for just over an hour. Then, the wind made a welcome return from the same direction and stabilised at 8-10 knots, though this was just to deceive the sailors as it popped in and out all day long. However, there was enough pressure to run two pretty good races.

Yellow fleet was away first. Frederik Svendsen (DEN) came off pin and favoured the left. Greg Wilcox (NZL), Jim Hunt (GBR), and Bo Petersen (DEN) went right. Svendsen emerged in the lead at the top with Oliver Gronholz (GER) joining the leading group on the second round. However Petersen took lead at top of the second beat after Svendson forgot the spacer mark. Petersen led to the finish to win from Gronholz and Svendsen, while Hunt was scored OCS.

In the Blue group, Jørgen Svendsen (DEN), father of Frederik, battled at the front with André Budzien (GER) who had led round the top mark. On the first upwind there was a huge shift to the left and the leaders reached into the mark while the right was stranded. Svendsen eventually won from Budzien and Martin von Zimmermann (GER).

Race 2 started almost immediately to make the best of the wind. Wilcox dominated Yellow fleet, starting in the middle of the line before a long tack to the left. He tacked on the first big shift to be lifted to the top mark. He led all the way round apart from Alex Scoles (GBR) briefly taking the lead on the second beat. Simon Davies (GBR) and Simon Cox (GBR) were also in the mix and rounded out the top four while Petersen moved up to fifth by the end.

Blue fleet started after a slight delay to allow the fleet to get back to the start line. This caused an interesting situation later in the race as the two fleet crossed twice. Robert Deaves (GBR) came of the line near the pin and tacked in the first big shift and had clear air all the way to the top mark. He extended on the reach but then the wind died and filled in from behind. Budzien moved through the fleet and passed Deaves at the end of the second reach. At that point the Yellow fleet was rounding the gate mark to starboard while the Blue fleet was rounding its leeward mark (the same mark) to port. It led to some interesting situations, but everyone was very polite about it! The Race Officer is looking at introducing a second leeward mark on Wednesday to avoid this situation again.

Von Zimmermann rounded third and went right to come back well ahead. He led round the remainder of the race, while Tomasz Gaj (POL) led a small group to the right on the final beat and came
through on a big pressure shift to cross the finish second, which turned into first as von Zimmermann was over early on the start line. Budzien ended up second with Paweł Pawlaczyk (POL) in third.

Wilcox said of the day, “It was a shifty nightmare, with the pressure up and down and all over the place. It was pretty warm out there as well. It’s going to be a week where keeping the losses to a minimum is going to be crucial. I think pretty much everyone is going to have a good race sometime this week.” It would seem that keeping a sense of humour is also going to be important.

After racing the class held a Special General Meeting to address urgent matters. Among other matters, Juliane Hofmann (GER) was elected as the new secretary of OKDIA, The Netherlands was welcomed back as a full member of OKDIA, personal sail numbers were adopted by the class (subject to National Authority ratification), and the members present presented feedback on OKDIA’s development strategy which is being prepared. Hofmann replaces Mary Reddyhoff (GBR) who has been class secretary for seven years. The meeting minuted the class’s grateful thanks for all her hard work over many years.

Each day after sailing the competitors are greeting by cold beer and hot snacks on the grass by the dinghy park, while each evening dinner is offered in the tent by the lake, all included within the entry fee. There is sunshine, sailing, beer and food, all shared between great friends from across the world. What more do sailors need?

Racing continues Wednesday from 12.00, with a forecast of slightly less wind than today.

Ten races are scheduled for the European Championship from Tuesday 22 July to Saturday 26 July. On the first day, the fleets will be split into two starts based on the latest OK Dinghy World Ranking list, and adjusted each day thereafter based on the overall positions at the end of each day. On the fourth and fifth days, the fleet will be split into gold and silver fleets.

23.7. Defending champion Bo Petersen leads after perfect day’s racing at OK Dinghy Europeans in Steinhude

Steinhuder Meer produced its best for the second day of racing at the OK Dinghy European Championship with two races held in glorious sunshine, with wall to wall blue skies and 10-12 knots of warm wind. Defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) has taken the lead from André Budzien (GER) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). Race wins went to Budzien, Jørgen Svendsen (DEN), Jørgen Lindhardtsen (DEN) and Jim Hunt (GBR).
If the sailors take one lesson from racing on Steinhuder Meer, it would be that it’s never over until it’s over and that you can never be sure of your position until you cross the finish line. OK, so that’s two lessons, but most of the sailors today learned many more lessons in the shifty, patchy winds that kept everyone guessing until the very end.

Overall leader this morning, André Budzien (GER) was in Yellow fleet and took the opening race from Frederik Svendsen (DEN) and Jørgen Svendsen (DEN). The father turned the tables on his son in the second race with Jørgen winning from Frederik. Paweł Pawlaczyk (POL) crossed in third, while Budzien could only finish tenth to lose the overall lead.

While the conditions were still challenging with major windshifts and pressure changes, Steinhude produced some great sailing conditions with temperatures in the high 20s and with winds gusting to 15 knots during the second race, though again there were times when the wind dropped out and it was a guessing game to pick the right side. There were always some substantial gains and losses to be made, but the favourites almost always made their way toward the front.

Simon Cox (GBR) provided the ‘tween race entertainment. Trying to change his mast chocks he managed to fall over the bow as the wind caught the sail and the boat capsized on top of him. He then capsized at least three more times trying to regain his composure. Luckily the water here is so shallow he managed to walk round his boat each time to aid recovery.

In Blue fleet the first race was a battle between Oliver Gronholz (GER), Jørgen Lindhardtsen (DEN) and Bo Petersen (DEN). It was tight but eventually Lindhardtsen took the bullet from Gronholz and Petersen. The left side was generally proving to be the best, but Jim Hunt (GBR) favoured the right on the first race of the second race to lead at top mark from Petersen and Greg Wilcox (NZL). Hunt and Petersen pulled away and had a tough fight for the whole race, but on the final beat Hunt made a few gains and Wilcox almost caught Petersen before they ran out of race track.

After one more race a discard will also come into effect, which will bring several sailors to the front and set the scene for the gold and silver fleets on Friday and Saturday. The top three are pretty consistent, but in the winds experienced so far with 40 degree shifts and 10 knots pressure variation across the course anything can happen.

On Wednesday evening the sailors were ferried in open boats to Wilhelmstein Island, a picturesque island in the middle of Steinhuder Meer that was formerly a fortress and a refuge for the citizens of Steinhude in times of seige. The sailors enjoyed a fabulous dinner with the lake lapping at the island’s shores. Numerous sailors tried to circumnavigate the island on foot, perhaps encouraged by the copious volumes of free beer supplied by the event organisers. Most returned safely, though the walk only lasted about five minutes. It is not a large island.
Racing continues Thursday from 12.00, with a similar forecast to the past two days.
Ten races are scheduled for the European Championship from Tuesday 22 July to Saturday 26 July. On the first day, the fleets will be split into two starts based on the latest OK Dinghy World Ranking list, and adjusted each day thereafter based on the overall positions at the end of each day. On the fourth and fifth days, the fleet will be split into gold and silver fleets. The warning signal for racing is scheduled for 12.00 each day.

24.7. Jørgen Svendsen new leader at OK Dinghy Europeans as Steinhude turns it up

Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) has taken a three point lead at the OK Dinghy European Championship in Steinhude, Germany after two race wins as the winds peaked out at 26 knots on a tough day for the fleet. André Budzien (GER) is still in second with defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) down to third.

Just when the OK Dinghy fleet thought it couldn’t get any better, Steinhude turned it up again. The forecast 12-15 knots turned into 15-20 knots at the end of the first race and then increased further for the start of race two. The sun was also out for most of the day for a near perfect day’s sailing. Of course it was still as shifty as ever and the short, steep chop tested the stamina of the sailors with more than a few going for an unscheduled swim/walk in the shallow waters of the lake.

Defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) dominated race 5 in the Yellow fleet, rounding the top mark just behind Paweł Pawlaczyk (POL). Petersen was leading by the gybe mark and extended for an easy win. Will Turner (GBR) occupied second for much of the race, though he was almost caught by Robert Deaves (GBR) who crossed third, after defending from Pawlaczyk in a very close fourth. Petersen pulled out of race 6 with a broken kicker on the first reach and the battle at the front was beween Pawlaczyk, Oliver Gronholz (GER) and early leader Gunter Arndt (GER). With the wind now well over 20 knots it was a gruelling race with spectacular downwinds. On the final beat Gronholz went slightly further to the left and crossed back to win from Arndt who went right and Pawlaczyk, who was more in the middle.

The Blue fleet was great preparation for the gold fleet racing starting tomorrow with most of the favourites racing each other at the front. Jim Hunt (GBR) led race 5 from Greg Wilcox (NZL) and André Budzien (GER). Along with Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Jørgen Lindhardtsen (DEN) they sailed their own race ahead of the pack, always very close. On the final upwind Svendsen and Budzien took a risk on the right and came back on a 40 degree shift for first and second while Hunt took third. The same five were at the front in race 6, with Hunt again leading for much of the race. However he got stuck on the downwind and passed by Svendsen. All five finished within 10 boatlengths with Svendsen taking his second bullet of the day from Budzien and Lindhardtsen.

The fleet is now split into Gold and Silver fleets for the remaining four races over Friday and Saturday. Svendsen has a three point lead, while just 27 points separate the top 10, so there is still plenty of racing to come. Five of the top 10 are already discarding a high or letter score, so there could be some movement if they are not too careful. There are also only four points from 10th to 15th which should produce an exciting conclusion.

This championship has highlighted the diversity within the class. For example there are seven women competing this year, probably a record for a major OK Dinghy class championship. The highest placed is Juliane Hofmann (GER) in 51st place and in the Gold fleet. She is also the new secretary of OKDIA. There are also three aged, all wooden boats, including spars, competing, often mixing it with modern boats and rigs. Though likened to pieces of furniture by those sailors they have overtaken, they remain reasonably competitive in the right conditions and the right hands. It can be rather disconcerting to find yourself behind a dinghy built before you were born, as many have found out this week. The sailors here range from 17 to 72 and every age in between and from 60kg to 120kg. If the OK Dinghy is one thing is it inclusive.

As this goes out Steinhude is recovering from a massive storm which flooded the boat park and camping areas. It is still and very quiet apart from another free banquet in the tent by the lake, with a band providing entertainent. The forecast for the coming days suggests not a lot of wind, but every day so far there has been more than has been forecast. Racing continues Friday from 12.00.

25.7. Correct forecast for no racing on fourth day at OK Dinghy Europeans

The forecast for Day 4 at the OK Dinghy European Championship on Steinhuder Meer in Germany was for rain and a reducing wind. Soon after the Gold fleet set off, the rain stopped and the wind died. The fleet waited afloat for two hours and ashore for three hours but racing was finally abandoned for the day just before 1800.

For the record, Bo Petersen (DEN) was leading on the right and Martin von Zimmermann (GER) on the left but the wind had dropped from 7-8 knots just before the start to 1-2 knots and was swinging wildly when the race officer decided to abandon half way up the first beat. Soon after the abandonedment was signalled the wind dropped out completely and the fleet was towed back to the harbour.

On Saturday, the last day of racing, the first start has been brought forward to 10.00, to make the best of the forecast wind, which even then is only 5-6 knots. A maximum of two races will be sailed, though to get even one in is being considered ambitious. The fleet will have to see what the new day brings.

Someone once said that the OK Dinghy fleet has a social competence far exceeding any other class. The 110 sailors here in Steinhude have been proving that statement right all week. Most of the fleet have drunk more free beer and eaten more free food than was covered by the entry fee alone. Of course it is not free but thanks to the huge number of sponsors that have got on board to support this fabulous week by a beautiful German lake.

At the dinner on Thursday evening, every sailor was given a tombola prize, donated by sponsors, including toestraps, bags, ropes, buoyancy aids, etc. Following that, the band, which induced sailor Peter Stephan (GER), entertained the sailors late into the night. Earlier, on the camp site, Rod Andrew (BEL) had entranced the sailors with his superb renditions of modern classics with his guitar and blues voice. Every day, breakfast is provided in the tent, beer and snacks are consumed on the grass after sailing and a dinner is served in the evening in the tent. All this has been included in the EUR 200 entry fee. The OK Dinghy class is famous for this kind of social responsibility.

26.7. Jørgen Svendsen wins OK Dinghy Europeans in Steinhude after no wind on final day

Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) is the new OK Dinghy European Champion after all racing was cancelled on the final day as the find failed to appear for the second day in a row. André Budzien (GER) took the silver while defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) had to settle for the bronze.

The forecast was never that encouraging for the final day on Steinhuder Meer in Germany. It had rained almost non-stop for the previous 36 hours, and it finally abated early Saturday morning. As the sailors rose from their slumber the lake was shrouded in a low mist with barely a breath of wind breaking the surface. Breakfast started at 7.00 to allow a start to be made at 10.00. However, though the visibility improved, the wind did not and the hours ticked away with AP flying. Eventually the sun came out and the sailors could dry out, though some started on the beer rather early as there seemed little prospect of racing. Finally at 14.00 the race officer came ashore and put everyone out of their misery and the task of packing up could begin in earnest.

Svendsen’s win, and Petersen’s failure to retain it, continues the curse of the OK Dinghy European title. No one has ever successfully defended the European title in this class. In fact no sailor has ever won it twice. Svendsen has won several Danish titles, and was ranked No.1 in the world in the OK Dinghy last year, but this is his first major international title, and it was perhaps a long time coming. He won four out of the six race sailed, but ironically never sailed against the defending champion due to none of the gold/silver fleet races being sailed.

In contrast he did beat second placed Budzien several times, including the two important race wins on Thursday in what many sailors acknowledge was the best racing they have done all year. Budzien, of course is better known as a multiple Finn Masters World Champion, but also won the OK Dinghy World title in 2012.

Defending champion Petersen sailed an impressive series, and but for gear failure on Thursday would probably have taken silver. He has only been in the class for two years, but is always challenging the front of the fleet, especially in lighter winds.

It has been a memorable event, not least because of the hospitality of the two host clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer and the organisational prowess of Ralf ‘Ossi’ Tietje (GER) who has worked tirelessly for the last two years to bring it all together and received a standing ovation at the closing ceremony tonight. The Germans are famous for their hospitality but this year it has far exceeded everyone’s expectations. The 110 sailors who arrived in Steinhude have had a fabulous time, and leave with some great memories of close racing, great friendships, new and old, and probably far too much beer. The word is that 1,200 litres have been consumed this week.

However, not content with organising the perfect event, the hosts also organised the most lavish prizegiving probably ever seen in the fleet. Every sailor was given an embroidered towel and framed photo of themselves sailing. The top 20 received engraved glass decanters, and the top 3 were filled with whiskey.

Svendsen’s summed up the feelings of the sailors after taking his first international title. “I feel that we had three good days racing. Light winds the first day, medium wind on the second and a lot of wind on the third. All kinds of conditions. I especially enjoyed day 2 when my son and I were best but the one I will remember the best was day 3. It was fantastic. I was in the fleet with all the favourites and it was so close we had a very good fight and all the top sailors were very friendly to each other and we actually spoke and joked when we turned marks and mostly it was ‘good luck’ on the next leg. I was also very glad to meet Jim Hunt. He is an amazing sailor but most of all he was a very good sportsman.”

“The arrangements here have just been fantastic, from the breakfasts, evening meals to the help getting off the water when we are all tired. Thanks to everyone for all the effort and the sailors for coming.”

There is now just six months to the next OK Dinghy major championship. The 2014 World Championship will take place in Melbourne, Australia just after Christmas.

2014 European Championship Results
# Sailno Name Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Pts
1 DEN-1427 Jørgen Svendsen HS 1 31 3 1 1 1 7,00
2 GER-789 André Budzien SYC 3 2 1 10 2 2 10,00
3 DEN-1431 Bo Petersen HS 1 5 3 2 1 DNC 12,00
4 GER-772 Oliver Gronholz SSC 2 12 2 7 5 1 17,00
5 POL-14 Paweł Pawlaczyk JKWP 23 3 4 3 4 3 17,00
6 NZL-544 Greg Wilcox PSV 5 1 7 3 6 5 20,00
7 GBR-2162 Jim Hunt BSC 4 OCS 9 1 3 4 21,00
8 DEN-1420 Jørgen Lindhardtsen HS 25 8 1 8 4 3 24,00
9 DEN-1393 René Sarabia Johannsen VSK 8 30 5 4 9 4 30,00
10 GBR-2169 Will Turner DSC 8 14 8 10 2 6 34,00
11 POL-31 Antoni Pawlowski AZS 9 23 7 5 6 8 35,00
12 POL-1 Tomasz Gaj MOS-2 16 1 6 15 8 6 36,00
13 GER-693 Martin von Zimmermann SCOe 2 OCS 6 6 14 8 36,00
14 GBR-2156 Robert Deaves WSC 18 9 11 11 3 5 39,00
15 GBR-2167 Lee Child DSC 7 37 5 16 5 7 40,00
16 DEN-427 Frederik Svendsen 3 38 2 2 12 24 43,00
17 POL-4 Radoslaw Drozdzik LGT 17 7 4 13 19 14 55,00
18 GER-777 Andreas Pich LYC 6 4 16 16 14 DNC 56,00
19 GER-740 Gunter Arndt FYC OCS 21 11 12 12 2 58,00
20 GER-731 Thomas Glas SSC 13 12 10 6 17 19 58,00
21 DEN-1410 Jens Lauge HS 15 13 8 18 10 12 58,00
22 GER-771 Ralf Mackmann SCH 12 6 17 9 15 22 59,00
23 GBR-2160 Alex Scoles OSSC 7 2 33 27 7 22 65,00
24 NZL-54 Peter Milne BRYC 20 16 24 4 8 20 68,00
25 GER-765 Rainer Pospiech YCBG 4 15 39 19 17 16 71,00
26 GER-778 Sönke Behrens SCOe 15 7 28 29 13 9 72,00
27 GBR-2141 Simon Davis UTSC 50 3 12 11 13 39 78,00
28 GER-695 Erik Bork SSCRa 9 21 13 17 27 21 81,00
29 GER-775 Jörg Rademacher SCSt 35 10 23 20 18 10 81,00
30 GBR-2145 Tony Woods GSC 39 23 20 8 22 9 82,00
31 DEN-1421 Jesper Strandberg HSS 11 15 21 14 24 25 85,00
32 GBR-2158 John Ball BSC 22 8 43 26 16 15 87,00
33 GER-750 Dirk Dame SVM 30 30 17 7 20 17 91,00
34 SWE-2804 Per Jaennsson SSV 5 5 27 30 29 26 92,00
35 GBR-2154 Simon Cowood NSC 41 28 9 13 22 20 92,00
36 GER-787 Ralf Tietje SVG 28 36 19 19 16 11 93,00
37 SWE-2810 Johannes Dagerbrant USS 19 46 35 20 7 15 96,00
38 DEN-1354 Peter Heide SSS 14 24 10 34 15 38 97,00
39 GBR-2151 Simon Cox WSC 27 4 45 24 32 11 98,00
40 GBR-2084 Keith Byers MHYC 18 28 12 23 19 27 99,00
41 GBR-2142 Ian Harris BCYC 46 43 20 22 11 7 103,00
42 POL-7 Marek Bernat KKSWO 49 18 19 18 30 18 103,00
43 DEN-1315 Bo Reker Andersen HS 25 26 18 15 20 DNC 104,00
44 SWE-2796 Bengt Larsson SS Kaparen 29 RET 18 14 25 19 105,00
45 GER-769 Volker Paatz SVB 31 10 14 17 45 34 106,00
46 GER-762 André Hennings CKA DNC DNC 26 5 9 10 110,00
47 DEN-1407 Malte Pedersen RYCS 48 9 16 46 23 16 110,00
48 GER-727 Frank Strelow WSVRh 11 42 14 25 35 26 111,00
49 GER-726 Jörg Sylvester SSC 17 19 21 37 30 24 111,00
50 GBR-2147 Tom Lonsdale WOSC 16 27 23 32 21 25 112,00
51 GER-767 Juliane Hofmann PSV 27 24 25 9 28 39 113,00
52 DEN-1335 Mogens Johansen SSSK 26 35 36 27 11 14 113,00
53 SWE-2741 Ulf Dagerbrant USS 33 27 15 38 24 17 116,00
54 SWE-2803 Mårten Bernesand SSV 45 29 33 21 23 12 118,00
55 POL-19 Grzegorz Salamon HORN 21 20 13 43 33 36 123,00
56 GER-607 Christian Heinze SCV 10 6 32 44 35 DNS 127,00
57 GER-735 Dirk Gericke SGE 10 11 39 41 38 29 127,00
58 GER-755 Yves Kaminski SVEW 29 25 27 22 27 27 128,00
59 GER-643 Jürgen Illers SCO 22 19 31 39 31 30 133,00
60 GBR-2163 Gavin Waldron MHYC 37 47 29 39 18 13 136,00
61 GER-757 Falk Hagemann SWS 30 17 30 31 41 28 136,00
62 SWE-2790 Ulf Sahle GeSS 26 25 52 47 21 18 137,00
63 GBR-2123 Andy Turner OSSC 6 47 53 35 29 23 140,00
64 GER-774 Michael Wolf SSCP 24 13 32 37 39 34 140,00
65 FRA-1823 Guillaume De Kervenoael ABCV 20 50 44 12 37 28 141,00
66 GER-606 Katharina Huß SCFr 12 35 22 38 39 35 142,00
67 GER-761 Stefan Rassau DYC 23 18 31 DNC 36 35 143,00
68 POL-58 Michal Gaj FIRW 40 DSQ 24 21 28 30 143,00
69 GER-715 Sven Beye SSC 51 53 26 45 10 13 145,00
70 GER-665 Peter Stephan SCSt 34 22 41 26 31 32 145,00
71 GER-766 Gunnar Goronzi SCSt 24 17 54 40 38 29 148,00
72 BEL-220 Ronny Poelman KLYC 37 31 38 33 26 23 150,00
73 GER-642 Claus Stockhardt SSCP 13 32 42 34 40 32 151,00
74 GER-788 Kai Nickelkoppe SCS 14 OCS 15 28 34 DNS 151,00
75 DEN-1396 Stig Frandsen KB 32 14 37 36 32 DNS 151,00
76 GER-662 Gerd Breitbart SCOe 44 16 34 25 47 33 152,00
77 GER-697 Jörg Posny SCSt 34 34 22 29 42 36 155,00
78 GER-690 Carsten Saß ZSK 36 41 45 32 26 21 156,00
79 SWE-2788 Magnus Gillgren GeSS 31 33 44 23 34 DNS 165,00
80 GER-567 Jan Beckmann SVPb 39 20 35 24 48 DNS 166,00
81 NZL-553 Finn Gheury DWSC 38 OCS 28 28 36 37 167,00
82 POL-21 Waldemar Czyz HORN 36 44 40 36 25 33 170,00
83 GER-783 Karsten Kath SVN 47 40 30 42 33 31 176,00
84 BEL-214 Paul Verrijdt KLYC 40 42 34 31 41 31 177,00
85 GER-688 Ronald Foest DRS 28 40 37 33 43 41 179,00
86 DEN-1324 Nicklas Heide SSS 42 11 43 54 44 43 183,00
87 GER-748 Wilhelm Kath SVN 21 45 36 35 46 DNC 183,00
88 POL-201 Darius Heinemann AZS 52 39 29 30 46 40 184,00
89 GER-640 Sven Marchot SGSP 19 36 46 50 44 40 185,00
90 GBR-2139 Kenneth Carroll AWSC 33 37 41 40 37 DNS 188,00
91 GBR-2155 Robert Bourne URYC 42 39 25 44 40 DNS 190,00
92 GER-633 Cornelia Wirbeleit SWS 41 34 38 42 45 44 199,00
93 GER-576 Ute Witke BSC 38 22 40 52 48 DNS 200,00
94 FRA-1820 Raymond Dodard AVA 48 29 52 49 47 42 215,00
95 GBR-2080 Paul Pike CSC 32 48 46 51 52 42 219,00
96 GER-649 Kai Wehmhörner SSCRa 45 32 51 41 51 DNS 220,00
97 BEL-151 Paul Bouts RYCM 35 33 49 46 DNC DNC 223,00
98 BEL-203 Joost Rommelaere KLYC 52 41 51 52 42 38 224,00
99 GER-539 Uli Borchers SCSt 43 38 47 49 49 DNS 226,00
100 GER-653 Susanne Mackmann SCSt 44 26 50 47 DNF DNS 227,00
101 GER-651 Heinz Ridder SVPb 49 49 47 45 DNF 37 227,00
102 DEN-1432 Ralph Eriksen SB 43 43 48 48 49 DNS 231,00
103 GER-630 Norbert Petrausch TSVS 51 44 50 53 51 41 237,00
104 POL-1361 Zbigniew Dryzner JKK 46 48 42 43 DNF DNS 239,00
105 NED-638 Robert Bancken WVB 50 45 53 51 43 DNS 242,00
106 GER-734 Jessica Finke SKM 47 46 55 53 50 DNS 251,00
107 BEL-1 Rod Andrew SNEH 53 52 49 50 50 DNS 254,00
108 GER-749 Jens Wehmeier SGH 1978 54 51 48 48 DNF DNC 261,00
109 FRA-1053 Francois Podevyn CVD 53 49 54 55 53 DNS 264,00
110 BEL-29 Johanna Andrew-Becker SNEH 55 DNC DNC 54 52 DNS 281,00
111 DEN-1369 Christian Hedlund HS DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 300,00
111 POL-10 Janusz Stobinski AZS DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 300,00
111 POL-16 Marek Jarocki ZLKS DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 300,00
111 POL-40 Robert Swiecki MOS-2 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 300,00
111 SWE-2775 Johnny Billström SSV DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 300,00
111 POL-333 Mieczyslaw Poplonyk AZS DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 300,00
111 UKR-8 Mykyta Bushtian BSYC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 300,00
European Championship Gear List
# Sailor Boat Shape Builder Mast Sail
1 Jørgen Svendsen DEN 1427 Icebreaker Icebreaker Boats (NZ) C Tech Green
2 André Budzien GER 789 SOTA Strandberg (DEN) Pata Green
3 Bo Petersen DEN 1431 SOTA Strandberg (DEN) C Tech Green
4 Oliver Gronholz GER 772 Kraus Kraus (GER) C Tech Green
5 Paweł Pawlowski POL 14 Icebreaker Bumblebee (POL) C Tech Green
6 Greg Wilcox NZL 544 Icebreaker Icebreaker Boats (NZ) C Tech Turtle
7 Jim Hunt GBR 2162 Icebreaker Idol (UK) Aardspar HD
8 Jørgen Lindhardsen DEN 1420 SOTA Hedlund (DEN) C Tech Green
9 René Sarabia Johansen DEN 1393 Icebreaker Icebreaker Boats NZ C Tech Green
10 Will Turner GBR 2169 Icebreaker Idol (UK) C Tech HD