sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Danes impress again + Video
49er and 49erFX European Championship - Danes impress again + Video


'2013 49er and 49erFX European Championship'    © Mick Anderson/Sailingpix.dk    Click Here to view large photo

On day four of the SAP 49er and 49erFX European Championships, with pressure in the sails and sun on the faces, Danish sailing impressed once again. With 10-12 knots westerlies, the Bay of Aarhus provided perfect conditions for those on the water and those watching from shore and Denmark now occupy first and second in the women’s FX.

Max Lutz from Germany went head-to-boom in the shifty and tricky conditions close to shore during the 2013 49er European Championship -  http://www.sailingpix.dk/!©_Mick_Anderson-Sailingpix.dk   Click Here to view large photo
Jena Mai Hansen and Katja Salskov-Iversen, who train in Copenhagen, were the pick of the fleet as they won the first race of the four today. They were always vying for the lead and jumped from fourth to second, 14 points behind overnight leaders and local favourites Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen.

'This is how Aarhus normally is, sun and wind,' Nielsen said. 'It’s perfect for sailing and we talked about not taking too many chances. It’s better to be together with the front boats than have the lead alone. Sometimes, somebody is lucky but you can’t be that person all the time.'

It was New Zealand’s Olympic silver medalists at London 2012, Peter Birling and Blair Tuke, who asserted themselves, taking the lead by a point. But Great Britain has showed the depth of their much-envied Olympic programme with four in the top ten.

The whole fleet basked in near perfect close shore conditions with the boats rounding the upwind mark just 50 metres from the spectators. The wind shifts that always come when the course is close to shore made it a day of constant tacks and gybes and cuts and bruises – Germany’s Max Lutz was washing blood off his boom at the end after it had streamed down his face on the course. The experienced New Zealanders were rubbing their hands from the start.

'I don’t mind sailing in any conditions but when it gets breezy a lot less people have the skills to really through the boat around and put it exactly where they want it,' Birling said. 'We sailed well last week in pre-training here when it was those conditions so we were really excited to get out there,' Tuke said.

They were second in the first race, won the second and were third in the third but one of their most satisfying moments came in the fourth and last race of the day. After getting entangled with Denmark’s Lübeck brothers rounding the upwind mark after the first beat, they came back from 20th to seventh. 'Those sort of races are the ones that save your regatta,' Tuke said.



2013 49er and 49erFX European Championship -  http://www.sailingpix.dk/!©_Mick_Anderson-Sailingpix.dk   Click Here to view large photo

2013 49er and 49erFX European Championship -  http://www.sailingpix.dk/!©_Mick_Anderson-Sailingpix.dk   Click Here to view large photo

2013 SAP 49er and 49erFX European Championship -  http://www.sailingpix.dk/!©_Mick_Anderson-Sailingpix.dk   Click Here to view large photo

2013 49er and 49erFX European Championship -  http://www.sailingpix.dk/!©_Mick_Anderson-Sailingpix.dk   Click Here to view large photo

2013 49er and 49erFX European Championship -  http://www.sailingpix.dk/!©_Mick_Anderson-Sailingpix.dk   Click Here to view large photo

Event website


by Matthew Pryor

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111617

7:36 PM Fri 5 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

























































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,










29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT