Deutscher Touring YC Tops German J/70 Sailing League Act IV
From July 21-23, the 36 sailing clubs of the first and second Sailing League all raced as part of the 128th Travemünder Woche. The weekend was punctuated by mostly light winds for all three days of sailing. However, it was one of the most exciting weekends in the league history: in the first league, the final outcome for the regatta came about on the last leg of the last race on Sunday afternoon. The Deutscher Touring Yacht Club (DTYC) with Julian Stückl, Sebastian Bühler, newcomer Dominik Müller and Marco Tarabochia secured the top spot on the victory podium. It was not an easy win for DTYC. The widely varying and changing conditions made it difficult for everyone on the race track. “With our bad starts on the last day of competition, we risked our lead unnecessarily,” explained Julian Stückl. As the reigning German champion, the DTYC will also participate at the end of August at the Nord Stream Race (26 August to 7 September). The Segel-und Motorboot Club Überlingen (Tino Mittelmeier, Jan Fritze, Alexander Gaiser, Frederik Schaal) from Lake Constance just barely missed the victory in Travemünde. In the end, the third place in the last race was not enough for the SMC. At 48 points, the DTYC secured the victory in Travemünde with more first place finishes. The South Germans had not come to Travemünde with high expectations. “But, with our favorite conditions with little wave and 10 knot winds, we were able to achieve consistently good results and, thus, a top position,” says skipper Tino Mittelmeier. After four out of six total events in the DSBL series, the SMCC is leading the overall ranking based on a tie-breaker at 17 points each. Sitting in second is the DTYC after winning the Travemunde regatta. Sitting in third overall is Norddeutscher Regatta Verein with 22 points. (Thanks for contributions from Julia Harrow and Sophie-Karolin Wehner.) For more Deutsche Segel Bundesliga information, visit http://segelbundesliga.de/.