Hans-Detmar Wagner Cup Winners RUS 76 Dmitry Samokhin, Aleksey Bushuev & Andrey Kirilyuk.

On the podium from left to right Markus Wieser, Ingo Ehrlicher & Thomas Auracher (2nd).  Andrey Kirilyuk, Dmitry & Aleksey Bushuev (1st).  Sergio Lambertenghi, Pedro Andrade & Charles Nankin (3rd).   Then CORINTHIAN winners Philipp Ocker, Florian Grosser & Oliver Davies (GER 1135) 4th.

In Torbole’ the 8th and final race was won by MON 2 helmed by Jens Rathsack, in 2nd place was GER 1177 Pedro Andrade & 3rd HUN 57 Ferenc Kis-Szolgyemi. This meant that there was no change to the top 2 overnight positions that had RUS 76 Dmitry just 2pts ahead of GER 1068 Ingo..

ReflectionMirror, Mirror, on the wall Dmitry, Andrey & Aleksey are the Winners of them all 🙂

Winning helm Dmitry explained to me “With just one race today it was impossible for anyone other than us or Ingo to be 1st or 2nd. So our idea was to start with them, which is what we did.  We started right under them knowing our 2pt lead was good as their discard was 10 and ours 11. We are grateful for your Match Race event each year as this gives us perfect training for tough start situations like this” 🙂 Thanks Dmitry, good stuff and another great win, well done.

So GER 1068 Ingo Ehrlecher, Markus Wieser & Thomas Auracher had to settle for a very good runner’s up position. Then GER 1177 helmed by Pedro Andrade with Charles Nankin & Sergio Lambertenghi were pleased to jump up to 3rd overall after their excellent 2nd place in the final race…

OckerTop “Corinthians” & 4th Overall.  GER 1135 Philipp Ocker, Florian Grosser & Oliver Davies.

Meanwhile, having a great final three races was GER 1135 who recorded a 2,3 & 6 to move up to 4th position overall and finish as top Corinthians..  Very well done to Philipp, Florian & Oliver…

So there we have it fellow sailors, all the Grade 1’s are now completed and another very successful Hans-Detmar Wagner Cup, with a total of 8 races completed.

H-DWResultsFinal Results of the 13th Hans-Detmar Wagner Cup, in Torbole’, Lake Garda. 2017.

Congratulations and many thanks to Principle Race Officer Carmelo Paroli and his team of helpers and volunteers at the “Circolo Vela Torbole’.

Plus an added thank you to Christopher Nordhoff for his excellent photo’s!

Higher, Faster, Longer……….   Stavros.