Thirteen boats came to Fahrensodde, where the Flensborg Yacht Club, the sailing club of the Danish minority, hosted the Ylvas championship.
Ylv is an archipelago-related boat class from Denmark. The 12.20 meter long and 2.30 meter wide boats were built in the early 1970s, in 1973, 1974 and 1975 the prototype won over everything at the RegattSeeland after a calculated time, and the successor did the same in 1976 and 1977.
The participants were delighted that it was finally possible to arrive again this summer without any formalities: “We could just cross the border as we wanted,” said one of them, bringing everyone's joy to the point.
Sunshine and heat contributed to the good atmosphere, only the wind could have been a little more. Course manager Lars Bøcher from Korsør made some nice short courses and after eight races the Danish championship was over.
The winner was Bo Lindegård from Middelfart with YlvDEN35, whose name became “The Hurricane” program. He was just ahead of last year's silver winner Erik Borg from the Korsør Sailing Club. Last year's winner, Lars Borg, had to let his father beat him this time and finished in third place. The best German was Thomas Kruse in "Bris op", who had to be satisfied with fourth place despite the same number of points as the bronze winner.
There was no large land program this year. For this, “pier beers” were brought onto the boats, where the crews let the day end. The award ceremony took place in compliance with the rules of distance and with many sponsorship prizes for all participating boats.
Photo gallery: YLVDM 2020 Flensborg
Photos by Chriss Gossmann
You can find all results here: YLVDM 2020