The view from above shows the size difference between the ocean yacht and the tornado
In the race for the Volvo Cup, the Australian Darren Bundock won on his tornado against the ocean-going yacht "aROSA", which had won the Volvo Ocean Race in 2002 under the name "illbruck".
Kiel's Lord Mayor AngelikVolquartz gave the starting shot for the race over 70 nautical miles on Tuesday morning. At the finish in Travemünde, Bundock and Bianchi were enthusiastically celebrated. "That was great, but I really don't have to do it every day," explained the exhausted helmsman.
Indeed, the Volvo Cup race proved to be a real challenge. Because of the strong waves off Fehmarn, the tornado was given a safety bonus. He was allowed to sail under the Fehmarnsund Bridge while the "aROSA" circled the island. To compensate, Bunddock / Bianchi then had to serve a time penalty. Because the wind then slackened noticeably, the "aROSA" was still unable to catch up with the lead of the tornado.
Darren Bundock (left) and crew Edoardo Bianchi won the unequal duel for the Volvo Cup and were then enthusiastically celebrated on the beach in Travemünde
In the Volvo Champions Race, the world's best sailors in the Olympic boat classes Tornado and 49er will fight for overall victory in this year's regatta series until Sunday. In the Tornado class, Bundock / Bianchi hope for another success this weekend, in the 49ers the Ukrainians LukRodion and George Leonchuk, who won the World Championships just a few days ago, are in a promising position behind the Danes Peter and Sören Hansen. The regattas of the Volvo Champions Race off Travemünde form the end of the tour, which has now been held for the third time and which this year is endowed with a total of 76,000 euros.