The day started well. In the fifth race in total, the German crew with Jens Kroker achieved an excellent third place before Athens. But it was to get a lot better.
Light, turning winds from the southwest with only 4 to 8 knots made life difficult for the disabled sailors at first. The Berlin helmsman and his crews Reichl and Jacobs already slid further forward with their good result, since the first string was due after five races. Ninth place on Saturday is thus forgotten.
Then the surprise in today's second race: The Germans are the first to cross the line. Behind Israel (16 points), the three-man crew moved up to second place at the end of the day, only two points behind.
Sailing delegation leader Dietmar Budwill is already cheering: "That is great! Only three races in this super form, and the boys can also cancel the bad eighth place in the second race."
From a German point of view, the sonars should have an exciting finale after all. This also applies to Heiko Kröger from Kiel, who was allowed to take a break today. After four rounds in the 2.4 mR class, he is in third place and doesn't have to get back on the track until Tuesday.