At Kieler Woche, one medal after another has been claimed in the Paralympic class 2.4mR and then in the eight Olympic classes. Great Britain gained three gold medals and Germany claimed three with Spain, Austria and Finland claiming once each.
For the finish of the Olympic classes, Philipp Buhl (Sonthofen) defended his title in the Laser and relegated the two-time Olympic winner Robert Scheidt (Brazil) and Jesper Staelheim (Sweden) to the fringe.
In the 49er, Nico Delle Karth and Nikolaus Resch (Austria) stayed in charge to win the race. With a capsize in the first of three Medal Races, Eric Heil and Thomas Ploessel (Kiel) had only a theoretical chance, but won the second race, acknowledged by the spectators with applause - though it did not help. With a victory in the last race, Delle Karth and Resch demonstrated, becoming number one at this year's Kiel Week. Pavle Kostov and Petar Cupac (Croatia) were on rank three.
Heiko Kroeger (2.4mR), Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke (Bergen/Strande) won the second gold medal for Germany.
The crew from Strande and Munich were the early Kiel Week winners after two of the three Medal Races in the Olympic 49er FX. After the success at the EUROSAF Sailing Champions Cup at Medemblik, this was the second coup, with the Australian crews Olivia Price and Caitlin Elks und Tessa Parkinson and Chelsea Hall following on rank two and three. Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz (Kiel) made it to rank four.
In the Nacra 17, the three-time 49er World Champion Iker Martinez with his crew Tarai Pachieco gained the victory. The Spaniard won gold at the Olympics in 2004 in Greece with his crew Xabier Fernandez in the 49er and silver in 2008. The 36 year old Basque-born participated in Kiel with Tara Pachieco in the mixed catamaran and claimed the victory. In the final, the Spaniard did relegate the former leading Australian Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin to rank two. Place three goes to the Austrian team Thomas Zajac and Tanja Chiara Frank. Lisa Rattemeyer and Pietro Sibello (Kiel/Italy) made it onto rank eight in total and missed the medal races.
The 470 was dominated by British sailors Luke Patience and Joe Glanfiled who triumphed over their fellow countrymen Nick Rogers and Elliot Willis and the Austrians Matthias Schmidt and Florian Reichstaedter.
The third gold medal for Great Britain in Kiel was won by the 470 women. Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre ensured the victory by winning the Medal Race, with the same point score as the Dutch team Kyranakou and Anneloes van Veen on rank two and the Austrian team on rank three Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar.
Tuula Tenkanen from Finland pointed out her special position and let another victory follow the five first places in the fleet races. Three-time Kiel Week winner Paige Railey (USA) won silver, followed by Joselfin Olsson from Sweden. The German participant at the Olympics in Weymouth, Franziska Goltz (Kiel), who entered the Medal Race on rank three, made it to rank five in the end. 'There is a hell of a lot of wind. My legs already hurt,' Goltz was already skeptical before the start.
2.4mR: (14) 1. Heiko Kröger (Ammersbek,1(3)1/1/1/1/1/1/2/1/1/1/1/1) Punkte 14; 2. Barend Kol (Ned,2/1/5/2/3/6(8)5/8/4/2/2/4/2) 46; 3. Lasse Klötzing (Berlin,5(8)4/3/5/3/4/2/1/6/4/3/3/8)51; 4. Per Ahrbom (Swe,4/6/3/4/2/7/5(10)4/2/5/8/2/3)55; 5. Kevin Cantin (Fra ,3/2/6/5/4/9(14)7/5/7/6/6/6/4)70; 6. Henrik Johnsson (Swe,(24)5/2/6/6/5/2/3/10/3/3/4/24/24)97
49er: (Medal Race) 1. Nico Luca Marc Delle Karth / Nikolaus Leopold Resch (Aut,3/2/3/1) Punkte 9; 2. Erik Heil / Thomas Plößel (Kiel,6/8/1/2)17; 3. Pavle Kostov / Petar Cupac (Cro,9/7/2/4)22; 4. Will Phillips / Rhys Mara (Aus,12/1/8/5)26; 5. Justus Schmidt / Max Boehme (Kiel,15/5/4/8)32; 6. Lukasz Przybytek / Pawel Kolodzinski (Pol,21/3/5/7)36; 7. Ryan Seaton / Matthew Mcgovern (Irl,18/6/6/6)36; 8. Carl P Sylvan / Otto Hamel (Swe,24/4/7/3)38
49er FX: (Medal Race) 1. Tina Lutz / Susann Beucke (Bergen,6/1/2/2) Punkte 11; 2. Olivia Price / Caitlin Elks (Aus,12/7/3/1)23; 3. Tessa Parkinson / Chelsea Hall (Aus,9/5/4/8)26; 4. Victoria Jurczok / Anika Lorenz (Kiel,3/8/8/7)26; 5. Haylee Outteridge / Nina Curtis (Aus,18/2/1/6)27; 6. Leonie Meyer / Hahlbrock Maren (Kiel,15/3/6/3)27; 7. Maria Cantero / Ana Hernandez (Esp,21/4/5/4)34; 8. Jule Görge / Lotta Görge (Kiel,24/6/7/5)42
Nacra 17: (Medal Race) 1. Iker Martinez / Tara Pacheco (Esp,2/1) Punkte 3; 2. Jason Waterhouse / Lisa Darmanin (Aus,1/2)3; 3. Thomas Zajac / Tanja Chiara Frank (Aut,3/4)7; 4. Tim Shuwalow / Hanna Klinga (Swe,6/3)9; 5. Matias Bühler / Brugger Nathalie (Esp,5/5)10; 6. Gemma Jones / Jason Saunders (Nzl,4/6)10
Finn: (Medal Race) 1. Andrews Mark (Gbr,1/1) Punkte 2; 2. Deniss Karpak (Est,3/3)6; 3. Piotr Kula (Pol,2/4)6; 4. Tomas Vika (Cze,6/2)8; 5. Andrew Mills (Gbr,4/5)9; 6. Greg Douglas (Can,5/6)11
470 M: (Medal Race) 1. Luke Patience / Joe Glanfield (Gbr,1/2) Punkte 3; 2. Nick Rogers / Elliot Willis (Gbr,4/1)5; 3. Matthias Schmid / Florian Reichstädter (Aut,3/3)6; 4. Anton Dahlberg / Fredrik Bergström (Swe,2/4)6; 5. Liangdao Weng / Qiaowen Lin (Chn,5/5)10; 6. Hugo Feydit / Charlie Agenau (Fra,6/6)12
470 W: (Medal Race) 1. Sophie Weguelin / Eilidh Mcintyre (Gbr,4/1) Punkte 5; 2. Afrodite Kyranakou / Anneloes Van Veen (Ned,2/3)5; 3. Lara Vadlau / Jolanta Ogar (Aut,1/4)5; 4. Annina Wagner / Elisabeth Panuschka (Ger,6/2)8; 5. Agnieszka Skrzypulec / Natalia Wojcik (Pol,3/6)9; 6. Anna Burnet / Flora Stewart (Gbr,5/5)10
Laser Standard: (Medal Race) 1. Philipp Buhl (Sonthofen,3/1) Punkte 4; 2. Robert Scheidt (Bra,2/2)4; 3. Jesper Stålheim (Den,1/5)6; 4. Ashley James Brunning (Aus,4/3)7; 5. Karl-Martin Rammo (Est,5/4)9; 6. Bruno Fontes (Bra,6/6)12