Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

SECOND GOLD MEDAL TO DENMARK'S BANK

by Isabelle Musy on 30 Sep 2000
Peter Bevan
Schuemann didn't succeed in his quest for a third gold medal. The German soling skipper lost 3 to 4 against Bank in a nail biting finish off the opera. Norway's Johannessen got the bronze.

The crowd gathered at the sea-walls of the opera house today to watch the Soling Match Racing final between Denmark's Jesper Bank and Germany's Jochen Schuemann.
The latter was looking for his third gold medal on the water today when Bank was in quest of his second one.
It was close Match racing's masters duel and it came down to the 7th flight to determine who was going too grab the gold.
Schuemann was leading in the first race but lost on the finish line when he had to do a penalty turn.
The German skipper was best at playing the shifty, gusty and tricky 10 to 15 north easterly breeze today but lost at the penalty game.
After his first loss he had two wins in a row but lost flight 4 when again he had to do a penalty turn just as he was going to cross the finish line ahead of the Danish boat.
The German supporters got really excited when Schuemann won flight 5 faster a long close port gibe in the second run which ended by a reach to the finish.
Flying proudly their black-yellow-red flag, Schuemann's supporters started a Mexican wave to salute the German boat as he came to salute them after the finish of that 5th race.
The three gold medallists was then only one race away from equalling Danish Paul Elvstršm 's four sailing gold medals record.
Bank had the best start in flight 6 and rounded the first windward mark ahead of Schuemann. Then the German skipper managed to roll him over downwind on a port gibe. By doing that he obviously sailed below his proper course as he got a penalty. Schuemann rounded the second mark first but lost a few boats length in the second beat after doing his penalty turn.
Race 5 was over for the German skipper and the score came to 3 all.
Excitement mounted among the many supporters. The German ones gathered on a jetty and the Danish ones sitting on the sea walls and flying huge flags.
The land wind that had picked up a lot in flight 5 had dropped again by the time that last race started.
Bank was best out of the start sailing and found more pressure on the right hand side of the course.
The Danish boat rounded the top mark with a good lead. Downwind the German boat came really close to the leader making him some dirty air but not quite enough to take over.
Bank rounded mark 2 ahead.
In the second beat Schuemann showed one more time his outstanding skill at reading playing the tricky wind as he took over and rounded mark 3 in front.
Schuemann lost gold in the last run when he got an ultimate penalty. He waited until the last minute to make his turn hoping that he could keep Bank far enough for that. But it didn't work out. The crowd was holding its breath when Denmark's Jesper bank surfed to his second gold medal in that nail biting finish.
Schuemann got silver and Norwegian Hermann Johannessen bronze after beating Dutch Roy Heiner 3 to 1 earlier on today.
Jesper Bank won his first one in Barcelona and got Bronze in Seoul.
Schuemann won his first gold medal sailing Finn Class in 1976. He also won the Soling class both in Seoul and Atlanta.
Barz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best EyewearSchaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82upffront 660x82

Related Articles

Strong finish for Armin Strom at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
With Norauto and Team Tilt secure in first two positions, Armin Strom headed into the last day vying for third position With Norauto and Team Tilt secure in the first two positions, Armin Strom Sailing Team headed into the last day of competition vying with Team ENGIE, Realteam and Malizia for third position
Posted on 26 Sep
Norauto foils to victory at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
Racing in a light wind Minoprio’s desire to win the leeward position on the start line put Norauto in front in all races Racing in a light westerly Levante wind, Adam Minoprio’s desire to win the leeward position on the start line put Norauto in front in all three races, and he went on to win two of them.
Posted on 25 Sep
Team Tilt finish second at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
Team Tilt added a second place to scoreboard this weekend at the penultimate event of what has been a successful season The seven crew members on board the 32-foot flying catamaran posted three outright wins from 15 races to finish second overall after Adam Minoprio on Norauto. Team Engie, skippered by Sebastien Rogues finished in third place.
Posted on 25 Sep
Perfect birthday for Sébastien at GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
The westerly Levante breeze was expected to blow at about 10 to 11 knots for day three of the regatta The westerly Levante breeze was expected to blow at about 10 to 11 knots for day three of the regatta, but the long white cloud hanging over the Rock of Gibraltar signified that there might be less. Even with just five or six knots the GC32s were still able to get on the foils as they launched off the start line of the first race.
Posted on 24 Sep
Door of opportunity on Day 2 of the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
It was a soft southerly breeze blowing from the northern tip of Africa a few miles across the Strait of Gibraltar. It was an afternoon of soft southerly breeze blowing from the northern tip of Africa a few miles across the Strait of Gibraltar. The four to six knots of wind made the reaching start more critical than usual, although in the final of the four races held today, the two owner/drivers took very different approaches.
Posted on 23 Sep
Norauto dominates Day 1 of GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
The warm Poniente breeze was blowing around 14 knots at the start of afternoon but later picked up to gusting 20 knots The warm Poniente westerly breeze was blowing around 14 knots at the start of the afternoon but later picked up to gusting 20 knots, with the fleet putting a reef in their mainsails after two of the five races. It didn’t matter what configuration the GC32s were racing in, however, Norauto was the master of all situations.
Posted on 22 Sep
Norauto searching for a third win at GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
For Norauto - a brand experiencing a rapid growth in Spain - the event is a great opportunity to support the team. Seven teams will compete on the GC32 Racing Tour in Sotogrande where the battle continues for the leadership between Norauto and Swiss Team Tilt. Following two victories in Riva and Palma de Mallorca and a second place in the Riva Foiling Week, Norauto holds the lead over the Swiss and will be aiming to reassert their hold and affirm their teams good performance on the circuit.
Posted on 21 Sep
GC32 Racing Tour – Team Engie heads to Act 4
The fleet of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans will meet again in Andalusia (Spain) for the fourth stage of the circuit Sotogrande, which is located some 25 km from Gibraltar, looks to be a tricky course for the GC32s. Over four days the seven crews competing in this circuit will again provide us with a stunning and intense show.
Posted on 21 Sep
GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup sets sail tomorrow
At present on the third podium place, but hoping to rise higher is Armin Strom Sailing Team of GC32 Class President. At present on the third place of the podium, but hoping to rise higher is Armin Strom Sailing Team of GC32 Class President, Flavio Marazzi. The Swiss former Olympic Star sailor has been rotating crew this season, and this includes himself. Kiwi match racing champion, Phil Robertson, stood in for him at the last event, Copa del Rey MAPFRE, where they finished second.
Posted on 21 Sep
Diego Stefani joins Armin Strom for the 4th event in GC32 Racing Tour
Diego has been associated with the Armin Strom since 2013 and this year has seen him lend expertise from the coach boat. Diego has been associated with the Armin Strom Sailing Team since 2013 and this year has seen him lend his expertise from the coach boat as he recovers from an injury suffered last year.
Posted on 20 Sep