The first race in Kiel for the prestigious Marblehead Trophy took place yesterday in 20 to 25 kts of wind over an exciting 25 mile course, with a long Spinnaker down wind leg, followed by a 1 hour 45 mins beat back !

My good friend Tommy Muller reports ” All the Teams enjoyed the Long Distance Race very much, as it was a change from the usual up and down shorter races. The new Dragons from Dubai showed very good speed and finished close to the leading three boats who amazingly finished within just 2 mins of each other after such a long race” !

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The new “Genoa Sheeting” arrangement on the Dubai Dragon’s, racing in Kiel.

The result of the first race was 1st “Bratze”, 2nd “Sinewave” & 3rd “African Queen”.

Tommy continued ” It was the first time the Dubai Dragons competed in a race and they have a lot of trimming to be done. But these boats are looking really fast. Today there will be 5 up and down short races in the bay of Kiel, with very strong winds forecast “.

Higher, Faster, Longer…………    Stavros.