Edelholz - that is the regatta Berlin, where the most beautiful and fastest wooden boats on the Wannsee and Havel down to the Jungfernsee meet. This year, last weekend, in addition to the 20er dinghy cruisers and the 5.5mR boats, which each determine their Berlin best, the 22 square meter archipelago cruisers were also there; for this class, the regatt was the German determination of the best.
On Saturday, after a long wait, another race could be sailed. Another one was canceled shortly after takeoff due to a wind shift of almost 90 degrees and was not restarted.
Sunday started similar to how Saturday ended - with no wind. But in the early afternoon an NNE wind with up to eleven knots set in on the Wannsee, which was enough for a nice three-lap race. The second day's race was shortened in good time. So three races were valued and the challenge prize could be awarded.
Matthias Grothues-Spork, Oliver Witte and LikValentien from the Berlin Yacht Club won the 22 square meter archipelago cruiser. In the 5.5 mR, Martin Cross and Matt Bergmann-Smith from the Australian Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club won together with Joachim Fluhrer from the Seglerhaus am Wannsee club. The winners of the 20 dinghy cruisers were Thomas Flach from the Berlin Touring Sailing Club Blau-Weiß, Harald Schaale from the Free Association of Touring Sailors Grünau 1898 and Sven Diedering from the Yacht Club Wieck.
Here are some impressions, captured by yacht photographer Sören Hese. You can find his full gallery here.
Photo gallery: Edelholzregatt2018