The winning crew around helmsman Albert Batzill on the 6mR yacht Courage IX
Skipper Dietrich Gruenau has won the world championship title in the 6mR class with his “Courage IX” in Sandham, Sweden. Helmsman AlbBatzill and tactician Eddy Eich were also involved in the title.
In the last race of the title fights, the German ship only had to consider one thing: it was not allowed to sail more than four places behind the British "Battlecry" across the finish line. This was achieved by the committed team of Skipper Gruenau. Ultimately, the crew secured the world title with 27 points. "Battlecry" (Great Britain) followed with 30 points and "Fleau" (Switzerland) with 33 points. The Swiss had secured the bronze rank with their victory in the last race.
The experienced crew around Dietrich Gruenau has been sailing together since 1999 and has always been in the top three, but has never won the World Cup. What is worth waiting for. Congratulations!