sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : AWMRT Match Race Germany sets sail tomorrow
AWMRT Match Race Germany sets sail tomorrow


'Taylor Canfiled of the US Virgin Island during the practice session'    Brian Carlin - copyright    Click Here to view large photo

Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s Match Race Germany commences tomorrow. Twelve international teams will be competing off Langenargen on Lake Constance with the snowcapped peaks of the Swiss and Austrian Alps as a backdrop.

One of the rising stars of whom great things are expected this season is US Virgin Islands sailor Taylor Canfield and his USone team. Canfield, 24, won both the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda last year and then the season’s grand finale, the Monsoon Cup. He joins the Alpari World Match Racing Tour this season as a first time Tour card holder.

Canfield attributes his recent success mainly to his position as Sailing Director of the Chicago Match Race Centre. 'That has allowed me to use the boats and just be around match racing non-stop, doing everything from sailing to coaching and umpiring. I have just been sailing all the time.'

Training Day - Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2013 -  Brian Carlin - copyright   Click Here to view large photo

Of his approach, now he is a Tour Card holder, Canfield says: 'I guess there will be a bit more pressure, but we are going to go into it with level heads and will sail in the casual way we always have, taking one race at a time. You can’t really sweat the small stuff if you lose a race. Hopefully we’ll come in swinging.'

However he acknowledges this is his first time at Match Race Germany, sailing on Lake Constance in the Bavaria 40S.

At the opposite end of the age spectrum is Polish veteran match racer, America’s Cup helmsman and Match Race Germany wildcard, Karol Jablonski. The Match Racing World Champion in 2002 (on his 40th birthday), Jablonski says he is back because can’t stay away. 'Match racing is like a drug for me, but in a positive sense. Match racing is the way of sailing I love - that’s why I am here.'

He believes his entry was accepted in order to ‘mix things up’. 'Maybe I have an aggressive style of sailing, so I bring some more action into the game. Sometimes the young guys are thinking too much and you have to show them some things they have never done.' So expect some plain old fashioned aggressive match racing – although Jablonski acknowledges that there is a hefty damage deposit on the boats being used here.

National Match Racing Champion Philip Buhl -  Brian Carlin - copyright   Click Here to view large photo
German eyes will be on National Match Racing Champion Sven-Erik Horsch and the young blade Philipp Buhl. 'Philipp is one of the biggest talents we have in Germany,' says Match Race Germany organiser Eberhard Magg, of the Laser sailor who has in the past been ISAF ranked number two in the world in the Olympic singlehander.

Buhl is sailing mainly with fellow German Olympic sailors, but has some big boat experience in his crewman Mikael Seifarth. As to his match racing record, Buhl admits: 'I have almost none. I’ve done three match races in Lasers, which are a bit different to these boats! But we have an international juror in Germany who knows about match racing and I asked him to talk me through it. Theoretically I know 80% of the moves, but doing it on these boats and sailing against the pros isn’t going to be so easy.'

Realistically Buhl doesn’t believe he will make it past the qualifying round. 'Today in the training we saw that even in five knots when it is really calm and you have time in the manoeuvres, it was not too easy for us.'

Eberhard Magg and Harald Thierer organisers of Match Race Germany -  Brian Carlin - copyright   Click Here to view large photo
For Eberhard Magg, this is the 16th Match Race Germany he has organised and he is looking forward to the start of the competition tomorrow.

'We have a new generation of match racers here,' he says of the competitors. 'It is a great line-up and anyone can win. There is no clear favourite at the moment.'

While conditions have been benign this afternoon, Magg anticipates that tomorrow with a depression over Italy the weather could be very different.

Over the next few days crowds will start gathering before the big numbers arrive over the Whitsunday bank holiday weekend. 'They come because it is a different type of festival,' says Magg. 'The Germans are known for beer festivals with the big steins and OOM TA-TA. This is different, with different food, not just the red sausages and fries and there are nice places to spend your time.'

There is plenty of things to do for families while Porsche World is popular with children and last year had queues of more than 100m. Bands are playing free concerts every night while on Friday there is a ‘typical Bavarian night’. Throughout there is commentary from leading German TV sports presenter, Nils Kaben, while Magg has set up other projects such as the venue becoming a trial horse for 4G, offering lightning speed internet for those with suitably enabled mobile phones.

World Match Racing Tour website


by Alpari World Match Racing Tour

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109523

6:15 PM Wed 15 May 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

15 May 2013  WMRT Match Race Germany - Lake Contstance battle fast approaching
18 Apr 2013  ISAF Match Race Rankings - Leroy, Williams on top
18 Apr 2013  World Match Racing Championship - Catching up with Björn Hansen
16 Apr 2013  Argo Group Gold Cup - Initial invitations issued
28 Mar 2013  GKSS Spring Cup -­The road to Marstrand
11 Mar 2013  WMRT - Berntsson Sailing Team announce title sponsor
07 Mar 2013  WMRT Match Cup Sweden – Stena Sailing Team announced
06 Mar 2013  Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Team USone secures Tour Card
06 Mar 2013  Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Impressive cast of skippers named
25 Feb 2013  WMRT - Switzerland’s leading professional regatta cancelled
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,
























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco


































ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win   
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature   
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT