Vicent Hoesch, crewed by Peter Liebner and Thomas Mayer can add the Swiss National Championship Title to his endless number of victories, after two final days of no wind in Morges…….  Despite the fantastic on-shore efforts of an excellent set of volunteers and helpers, the Club Nautique Morgien could not conjure up enough wind to complete the nine race schedule.  However, 6 races were sailed over the Thursday and Friday on Lake Geneva and so the title was well justified. The picture shows Thomas, Vincie and Peter after receiving their Gold Medals at the sunny Prize Giving.

Runner up in this 46 boat fleet was RUS 76 helmed by Yury Bozhedomov, crewed by Alex Bushuer and Swiss volunteer Jean Bernard Luther (who certainly help with local tactics). In 3rd place was RUS 34 Vasily Senatorov, crewed by Igor Ivanuintsov and Alex Myzichenko. Sailing his Petticrow “Even Better” and better !!

Although the 6 races were only sailed over the first two days the Yacht Club helpers and volunteers, some of them pictured below,

were fantastic with their Swiss precision timing, excellent evening entertainment which saw a well attended visit to the local Castle of Morges to sample some of the wines of the region. Then a final gala dinner at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, which was opened in 1993 overlooking Lake Geneva.  It was a classic way to end this well organised and fun event set in the most picturesque surroundings. On behalf of all the lucky competitors I would like to sincerely thank all of those helpers for their endless hours and dedication to make this Swiss Championship such a memorable event..  Well done…

Top 5 boats. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Petticrow. 4th Doomernik. 5th R.D.

Higher, Faster, Longer………..  Stavros. (NED 372)

In this final picture I, with the Swiss Champ, try to reach the bar set to the height of the Olympic and World record for the high jump, me no chance, Vincie just got there! So maybe I should be Lower, Faster, Longer..

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