Most of the classes didn't sail at all. On the other hand, there were interesting results for those who were on the road. For example, the former youth world champion Wiebke Schröder sailed in the new Olympic women's class Laser Radial as third (of 36) across the finish line, the crew around Phillipp Ocker im Drachen came in fifth and thus as the first German team.
Immediately afterwards, the Swiss team led by helmsman Uli Libor crossed the finish line in the kite. After all, Libor was runner-up in the FD for Germany, won the silver medal in 1968 and won the world championship in the quarter-tonner. With his bowmen Gunnar Bahr from Berlin (silver medal winner in Soling 2000) and Jan Schoepe from Cuxhaven, like Bahr, a member of a pool from which Jochen Schümann drew his crews, he landed in sixth place. The crew with Matti Paschen, Ingo Borkowski and helmsman Marc Pickel did not appear at the start of the first race and received a DNC ("did not compete"). The boat, steered by Markus Wieser from Olching, took 31st place (out of 42).
In the Yngling, the successful crew led by Ulrike Schümann from Berlin made eighth place - but out of only twelve participants. They had to make way for the gold medal winners from Athens, who sailed there with skipper Shirley Robertson. Sarah Ayton, Annie Lush and the spontaneously jumped in Volvo Ocean Race skipper LisMacDonald continue Robertson's project as the hull crew. The English women Dom Lindsey, DianShanks and Fleur Oswald came in second.