76Coasting to 2 race wins on an overcast Lake Thun is RUS 76 “RocknRolla”…..

It was a fantastic start for the recent 2017 Russian National Champion Dmitry Samokhin today on Lake Thun as he won the opening two races of the Swiss National Championships. Crewed by his loyal team of Andrey Kirilyuk & Aleksey Bushuev they “nailed” both races in tricky shifting conditions which averaged around 6 kts from the Northwest…..

TheFuckerMaking another excellent start is RUS 76, Dmitry Samohkin, Andrey Kirilyuk & Aleksey Bushuev.

It was nice to see 26 boats participating in this National Championship acting as the warm up for the 2017 European Championships that begin next week. The Principle Race Officer Bruno Barthlome’ set two very good start lines which “paid” to go predominately right in the first race and left in race 2…..

Current World Champions “Provezza Dragon” helmed by Andy Beadsworth had to settle for two 4th places that put them 3rd overall. However, this is the first outing for this amazing team as they begin to “learn” about the Lake.


GER 1018 “Dirndlwind” lead around the bottom gate in race 2 under close pressure…

2nd overall today is GER 1018 helmed by Christof Wieland who made some excellent tactical decisions to record a 2nd & 5th with his team of Peter & Benedikt Koenig. Also showing great speed today was GBR 375 “Blue Haze” who currently are in 4th position overall after recording a 6th & a 3rd…

Tomorrow will hopefully see 2 or 3 more races as these excellent boats test out the Lake and make the necessary changes to bring their boats up to speed in these “idyllic” flat water conditions….

Higher, Faster. Longer…………   Stavros.

Many thanks to Peter Kupferschmied for these nice photo’s….