Kieler Woche - Medal Race: Front runners from five nations


The wind eased for the time being. At the fourth day of Kieler Woche after three days of strong winds, there was only a light breeze on the outer fjord in Kiel. But that did not really make life of the race directors and sailors easier, since the crews proceeded on their courses at a snail’s pace - too slow to get a complete race program done.

For the German sailors in the eight Olympic classes they had a lot of light moments despite some dark ones in the 49ers. The German Sailing Association (DSV) is going into the Olympic finals with three leading sailors, two are on the go on position two and the Paralympic classes remain a German domain.

The 49ers only went out on the race course for a short trip and came back into the harbour by midday - but with the German crews’ heads hanging. The best athletes of the DSV at the moment, Erik Heil/ Thomas Ploessel (Kiel/Germany), were disappointed. The 21. position in the seventh race did not yet do any harm, being their discard and not included in the final result. So they remain at the top of the fleet.

The 49erFX women had an interplay of going out and back in. Only the second time, a race could be sailed. Victoria Jurczok/ Anika Lorenz (Kiel/Germany) could manage a good starting basis for the final, which for the Skiffs is sailed in three short races. With a rank two the sixths of the World Championship could move up in the overall ranking onto rank two behind the Danish team Jena Mai Hansen/Katja Salskov-Iversen.

Paul Kohlhoff and Carolina Werner (Kiel/Germany) were completely satisfied with the only race of the day in the Nacra17 on the TV course. The duo could succeed in bringing home the first German victory in that new Olympic class. The Danish Allan Noerregard/Line Just are still in the top position.

After nine races in the Laser Philipp Buhl (Kiel/Germany) has finally moved onto the position where he wanted to be since the start of Kiel Week: right in front of all 81 competitors. Rank three on day four was enough to leave the previous overall leader Karl-Martin Rammo from Estonia behind, who made a mistake finishing the race as 16th. Tobias Schadewaldt did win this day and thus could manage to move up from rank nine to rank three overall.

The German women in the Laser are also starting into the finals from the top position. The finals are sailed for all classes except the Skiffs in a double-rated run. For Lis Fasselt (Essen/Germany) the Kiel Week is the highlight of the season.

In the 470s everything remained the same - at least at the top of the men’s fleet. Olympic winner Mathew Belcher from Australia with crew Will Ryan remains in the chasing position behind the Greek team Mantis Panagiotis/ Pavlos Kagialis. On rank three are Ferdinand Gerz/ Oliver Szymanski (Munich/Germany), who are still battling with the other German team Jasper Wagner/ Dustin Baldewein (Berlin/Germany).

There was a change in the leading position in the 470 women’s fleet. Annina Wagner/ Elisabeth Panuschka (Berlin/Germany) had to hand over the top position again to the Austrian team Lara Vadan/ Jolanta Opar.

Unchallenged in the top position are the Germans in the Paralympic classes. Heiko Kroeger (2.4mR) and Jens Kroker did increase their number of victories in five races to five.

On Wednesday there will be the finals of the Olympic classes sailed on short legs and three courses. At 10am the 49erFX (TV course), Laser Radial (course India) and the Nacra17 (course Juliett) will start, followed by the 49ers at 11am (TV) and the Lasers (India)  and the 470s Men (Juliett) at 11:30am.

Results: Kieler Woche day 4

2.4mR: (5) 1. Heiko Kröger (Ammersbek,(1)1/1/1/1) Punkte 4; 2. Barend Kol (NED,2/2/2/3(12)) 9; 3. Helena Lucas (GBR,4/3/3(5)5) 15; 4. Lasse Klötzing (Berlin,3/7/4/2(11)) 16; 5. Henrik Johnsson (SWE,(26)6/6/4/3) 19; 6. Kevin Cantin (FRA,8/5/7(10)8) 28;

Sonar: (5) 1. Jens Kroker / Robert Prem, Siggy Mainka (Mannheim,(1)1/1/1/1) Punkte 4; 2. Sören Werner / Christian Bauer, Lutz Rewa (Wismar,2/2/2/2(4)) 8; 3. Thomas Beer / Jörg Meierdiercks, Oliver Utrata (Traunwalchen,(3)3/3/3/2) 11; 4. Michael Kern / Claudia Wegner (Metzingen,4(5)4/4/3) 15;

49er: (7) 1. Erik Heil / Thomas Ploessel (Kiel,8/4/1/1/1/1(21)) Punkte 16; 2. David Evans / Ed Powys (GBR,4/1/2/2/9/8(20)) 26; 3. Jacopo Plazzi / Umberto Molineris (ITA,2/7/1/4(11)3/9) 26; 4. Tomasz Januszewski / Jacek Nowak (POL,1/1(37)11/8/5/5) 31; 5. Federico Alonso / Arturo Alonso (ESP,9/2/4(36)3/15/1) 34; 6. David Gilmour / Rhys Mara (AUS,12/10(13)3/5/4/29 36;

49er FX: (5) 1. Jena Mai Hansen / Katja Salskov-Iversen (DEN,1/2(5)5/3) Punkte 11; 2. Victoria Jurczok / Anika Lorenz (Kiel,3/3(10)7/2) 15; 3. Tamara Echegayen / Berta Betanzos (ESP,4(7)3/3/5) 15; 4. Ida Marie Baad Nielsen / Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN,2(37)6/1/15) 24; 5. Giulia Conti / Francesca Clapcich (ITA,5/10/8(14)1) 24; 6. Annemiek Bekkering / Annette Duetz (NED,(9)5/4/9/7) 25;

Nacra 17: (6) 1. Allan Nørregaard / Line Just (DEN,3/4/2/1(7)5) Punkte 15; 2. Vittorio Bissaro / Silvia Sicouri (ITA,1/2(31)10/1/4) 18; 3. Lorenzo Bressani / Micol Giovanna (ITA,2/3/5/3(31)10) 23; 4. Thomas Zajac / Tanja Chiara Frank (AUT,(31)1/1/2/5/17) 26; 5. Paul Kohlhoff / Carolina Werner (Strande,8(31)11/5/2/1) 27; 6. Federica Salvà / Francesco Bianchi (ITA,9(31)8/4/6/2) 29;

Finn: (5) 1. Björn Allansson (SWE,6(8)5/1/4) Punkte 16; 2. Giorgio Poggi (ITA,7/5/2/2(8)) 16; 3. Tomas Vika (CZE,4/2/7/4.3 (12)) 17.3 4. Deniss Karpak (EST,1/10/6(11)1) 18; 5. Alican Kaynar (TUR,5(12)4/4/6) 19; 6. Mads Bendix (DEN,3/3(18)7/9) 22;

470 M: (6) 1. Panagiotis Mantis / Pavlos Kagialis (GRE,4/4/1/2/2(9)) Punkte 13; 2. Mathew Belcher / Will Ryan (AUS,1/1(5)5/5/5) 17; 3. Ferdinand Gerz / Oliver Szymanski (München,2/7/3/3(9)3) 18; 4. Jasper Wagner / Dustin Baldewein (Mannheim,3/2/7(10)8/2) 22; 5. Matthias Schmid / Florian Reichstädter (AUT,7/6/2/4/3(8)) 22; 6. Stuart Mcnay / David Hughes (USA,8(14)9/7/4/1) 29;

470 W: (6) 1. Lara Vadian / Jolanta Opar (AUT,1/3/2(13)1/3) Punkte 10; 2. Annina Wagner / Elisabeth Panuschka (Mannheim,2/2/1/1(6)6) 12; 3. Alisa Kirilyuk / Liudmila Dmitrieva (RUS,(8)1/3/5/7/2) 18; 4. Carrie Smith / Jaime Ryan (AUS,4(6)4/2/5/5) 20; 5. Nadine Böhm / Ann- Christin Goliaß (Buchloe,6(7)6/7/2/1) 22; 6. Annika Bochmann / Karoline Göltzer (Kiel,5/5/5/3(8)8) 26;

Laser Standard: (9) 1. Philipp Buhl (Sonthofen,3(45)5/3/7/1/2/5/3) Punkte 29; 2. Karl-Martin Rammo (EST,(45)1/1/1/3/3/6/2/16) 33; 3. Tobias Schadewaldt (Oldenburg,5/2/7/2/4/13/(25)6/1) 40; 4. Jack Wetherell (GBR,11/10/3/6/5/6/3/3/(12) 47; 5. Mike Bullot (NZL,4/12/4/10/1/(15)5/9/7) 52; 6. Mathias Mollatt (NOR,10/17/1/2/(18)2/1/10/13) 56;

Laser Radial: (4) 1. Lisa Fasselt (Elmenhorst,1/2/1/6) Punkte 10; 2. Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR,2/1/2/5) 10; 3. Pauline Liebig (Kiel,5/3/3/10) 21; 4. Ania Weinzieher (POL,6/4/12/2) 24; 5. Viktorija Andrulyte (LTU,3/6/15/1) 25; 6. Pia Kuhlmann (Wunstorf,4/10/4/13) 31;


24/6/2014 19:01


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