Stefanie Rothweiler and MonikLeu sailed the only win of the day in the 470
It works! The German sailing team has arrived on the water in front of the Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Center. First Kristin Wagner and her crew took second place in the third race, then Rothweiler / Leu surprised with a win of the day and Michael Fellmann took second place.
Already after the eighth place in the morning it looked as if the 470 sailors Stefanie Rothweiler and MonikLeu could forget their bad debut from yesterday. In the second run of the day, in difficult strong wind conditions, they even put a day's victory on top - in an impressive manner. Your rounding protocol (placement on the brands): 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1. "This victory really gives us a boost," said Stefanie Rothweiler euphorically.
Her classmates Lucas Zellmer and Felix Krabbe also continued to improve. After tenth place in the morning, an eleventh place followed, while they sailed up from 26th place at the first mark. "It totally threw the dice out there," said Felix Krabbe, "winds from 50 to 60 degrees, 6 to 7 wind speeds. In the second race some of us were out, but the maneuvers were right for us. Perhaps we could have been a little better, but it could have been a lot worse. " Placements around the top ten correspond to the current performance potential of the team and are also the self-set goal for the final placement.
Brief performance flash: Second place in the third run for Wagner / Höll / Lochbrunner in the Yngling
Kristin Wagner's Yngling team also had reason to be happy, at least for a short time: second place in the first race of the day. And it could have turned out even better: The German team, who liked the strong winds, led the whole race. On the last downwind leg to the finish line, however, the Britons around helmsman Shirley Robertson slip past. At the finish line there were only 18 seconds short of victory. After yesterday's placements (9th, 8th), the "Bayern-Express" was back in the world's elite for the time being. Total place: 3! Finally the fourth race, the last of all classes, only started at 5:54 p.m. The Express ran out of steam: 13th place out of 16 teams. If they were still on the bronze place after the third race, they now fell back to eighth overall from the previous day.
On the other hand, the team of Briton Shirley Robertson, who won gold in the Europe in Sydney in 2000, is on the gold medal course.
Top at brand one, then passed on often Most recently, however, an excellent second place for Michael Fellmann in the Finn
Finn sailor Michael Fellmann was again unable to bring consistency to his rounding results in the first race. After third place at the first mark, he fell back to 16th and was 12th at the finish. In the second run of the day he lived up to his reputation as one of the best in strong winds. After seventh place after the start cross, he sailed forward to second place and demonstrated stamina, because there were always only a few seconds between the first four of the field. In the overall standings, however, he remains eleventh for the time being. Hardly on land, trainer Jörg Pfeiffer went to the sailmaker: A tear in the leech had to be sewn.
The right answer to yesterday's qualification came from top favorite Ben Ainslie, Olympic gold medalist in the laser in 2000, with two daily victories.
For the first time, the athletes in the Europe, Mistral and Laser classes intervened in the action today, without any fortune from a German point of view.
Europe sailor PetrNiemann finished twelfth and ninth in her first two races and ninth overall. The reigning world champion Siren Sundby from Norway has taken the lead.
The German surfers could not improve after their disappointing opening placements. Amelie Lux followed an 18th place with a 17th (overall 18th), Toni Wilhelm was 27th (overall 26th) after finishing 24th in the second race.
In the lasers (not a German sarter), the Austrian Andreas Geritzer took the lead in the overall ranking with a victory in the second race.