Hunger / Jess, German champion in the 505
Despite a disqualification in the last race, Wolfgang Hunger and Holger Jess (Strande / Eckernförde) became International German Champions of the 505 class yesterday during the 116th Travemuende Week.
"We obstructed the boy scout and were kicked out right at the start," reported Holger Jess. The so-called gate start is a special regulation of the 505 class. The fifth place in the overall ranking always starts as a scout ahead of all others with the port tack and forms a starting line with the sixth (gate boat), so to speak. The faux pas happened to the two-time world champions because they only concentrated on their direct opponents Claas Lehmann and Martin Schöler from Hamburg, the only ones who could still endanger the overall victory.
After the favorites were given a red card, Lehmann / Schöler had free travel and also led by a large margin at the first windward buoy. But on the downwind stretch the wind fell asleep, and the outsiders Jörg Häger / Heini Rix (15th) from Kiel snatched away the day's victory, which was believed to be safe, which would have meant the Travemünde week victory. Third place went to the US ex-world champions Howald Hamlin / Cam Lewis.
All planned final races of the Travemuende Week directly on the beach next to the Nordermole suffered from the mild winds. Only the 49ers pulled through the new competition format, in which the best six sailed a tough elimination mode. In the end, Thomas Rein and Patrick Boehmer from Kiel were ahead of the game. The Austrians Christoph Sieber and Clemens Kruse had to let the brothers Martin and Oliver Lewin (Barkelsby) pass by.
Gäbler / Struckmann in a tornado
In the case of tornadoes, the previous day's intermediate result also became the final result. "It would not have been fair to throw everything upside down with the light breeze," said former world champion Roland Gäbler (Tinglev), who had to be satisfied with third place with his bowman Gunnar Struckmann (Kiel). The Russians Kirilyuk / Ushkov won ahead of Style / Vials from Great Britain.
Jan from the bank in the Contender
"I was very relaxed at the start, because I really don't count myself among the favorites this year," said Jan von der Bank from Kiel after a promising start to the Contender World Championship. "In the first race, the boats at the starting barrel had a clear advantage. And that's where I started," he said of his day's victory right at the start. After that he was the hunted, but was not impressed. Bank: "In the second race I started on the worse side and after the first cross I was only 25. I had to roll up the field from behind." He finished fifth and then fourth in the third race. In the overall standings, this means a solid eleven and 14 point lead over Britons Graham Scott and Tim Holden. Defending champion AndreBonezzi from Italy is fourth one more point back. "In light winds the favorites can be beaten, but when the wind blows constantly, they fight for the world title among themselves," said Jan von der Bank. After all: The forecasts for Wednesday predict light winds again. "Then I can go to sleep calmly," said the 38-year-old in conclusion.
So far, the final results of the 116th Travemuende Week
International German Championship of the 505s (after nine races): 1. Hunger / Jess (Strande) 25 points, 2. Lehmann / Schöler (Hamburg) 26, 3. Hamlin / Lewis (USA) 29, 4. Kellner / Stammerjohann (Hechendorf) 30, 5. Finglas / Mc Nicol (USA) 33, 6. Köchlin / Priegann (Molfsee) 53.
Olympic 470s (after seven races): 1. Wagner / Hartmann (Berlin) 9 points, 2. Doffing / Kaminski (Darmstadt) 13; 3. van den Hout-Nolte / Nolte (Delligsen) 26, 4. Berg / Berg (Kiel) 28, 5. Hiller / Janssen (Westerstede) 29, 6. Neuroth / Jung (Cologne) 30.
Olympic 49ers (after the final race): 1st Rein / Boehmer (Kiel), 2nd Lewin / Lewin (Barkelsby), 3rd Sieber / Kruse (Austria), 4th Glanz / Weisang (Austria), 5th Schmid / Kocholl (Lindau), 6. Kohout / Brandstötter (Austria).
Olympic tornadoes (after eight races): 1. Kirilyuk / Ushkov (Russia) 10 points, 2. Style / Vials (Great Britain) 12, 3. Gäbler / Struckmann (Tinglev) 17, 4. Nowak / Rusterholz (Wallenhorst) 25, 5. Ronholt / Moller (Denmark) 26, 6. Loweg / Loweg (Stuttgart) 29.
29er (after ten races): 1st Friedhoff / Munding (Duisburg) 11 points, 2nd Barche / Osterloh (Lübeck) 25, 3rd Jepsen / Jepsen (Heikendorf) 26, 4th Horsch / Ellerbroek (Hamburg) 28, 5th Stadermann / Dullo (Falkendorf) 35, 6. Mogadas / Mogadas (Kiel) 39.
420s (after twelve races): 1st Kerl / Hall (Australia) 16 points, 2nd Oliver / Thomson (Australia) 28, 3rd Omay / Higgins (Australia) 29, 4th Radowki / Kondlewski (Poland) 32, 5th Schweer / Köhler (Steinhude) 55, 6. Schlitter / Maus (Berlin) 55.
Flying Dutchman (after seven races): 1. König / Janisch (Marburg) 15 points; 2. Langefeld / Wilbert (Mayen) 18, 3. Ballerstein / Wellensich (Lübeck) 20, 4. Havik / Zandstr (Netherlands) 25, 5. Schreiber / Romberg (Berlin) 26, 6. Szyperrek / Setzepfandt (Wolfsburg) 29.
Formul18 (after eight races): 1. Sach / Sach (Zarnekau) 7 points, 2. Wolf / John (Hamburg) 10, 3. Gosche / Bach (Bremen) 17, 4. Lindstädt / Hahn (Norderstedt) 21, 5. Kearns / Burns (Great Britain) 26, 6. Cooper / Martin (Great Britain) 34.
pirate (after seven races): 1. Babendererde / Oehme (Lübeck) 8 points, 2. Kaitschick / Gardeweg (Lübeck) 16, 3. Witzmann / Kretschmann (Berlin) 16, 4. Wieting / Wieting (Hamburg) 23, 5. Domian / Heuer (Rondeshagen) 36, 6. Quante / Geilenkothen (Münster) 39.
Skiff Open (after twelve races): 1. Christian Brandt (Hamburg) 12 points, 2. Achim Kreutzer (Hamburg) 23, 3 Erik Loeff (Netherlands) 30, 4. Tobias Kunz (Hamburg) 31, 5. Martin Sattelkau (Berlin) 41, 6. Manuel Radek (Green Plan) 62.
Contender World Championship (after three races): 1st Jan from the bench (Kiel) 10 points, 2nd Graham Scott (Great Britain) 21, 3rd Tim Holden (Great Britain) 24, 4th AndreBonezzi (Italy) 25, 5th Givanni Binzio (Italy) 25, 6. Matt Aston (Great Britain) 28.
Olympic lasers (after twelve races): 1. Alexander Schlonski (Rostock) 16 points; 2. Tobias Schadewaldt (Kiel) 23, 3. Mathias Rieck (Rostock) 38, 4. Bastian Reichartz (Kiel) 44, 5. Simon Grotelüschen (Lübeck) 45, 6. Thomas Reger (Breitbrunn) 47.
Dyas (after five races): 1. Sueße / Bender (Cologne) 5 points, 2. Seyfarth / Schmidt (Höhr-Grenzhausen) 6, 3. Roland / Rocholl (Gelsenkirchen) 17, 4. Grotebrune / Stricker (Hamburg) 21, 5. Zinsli / Iten (Switzerland) 29, 6. Schmidt / Schleicher (Munich) 35.
Triad (after five races): 1. Uerlichs / Stoffels / Uerlichs (Simmerath) 5, 2. Stamm / Reeh / Glaeser (Berlin) 10, 3. Assheuer / Schaad / Zeller (Cologne) 16, 4. Rosenberger / Diehl / Kube (Berlin) 17, 5. Hanisch / Hallensleben / Hanisch (Berlin) 18, 6. Bergner / Billig / Jumpertz (Schwabach) 23.
Javelin EC (after eight races): 1. Earl / Earl (Great Britain) 11, 2. Schlittenhard / Schlittenhard (Braunschweig) 14, 3. Smith / Dyson (Great Britain) 19, 4. Scheel / Prehn (Wachtendonk) 22, 5. Dixon / Partington-Smith (Great Britain) 28, 6. Pickles / Fisher (Great Britain)