This year’s Kieler Woche has already seen race cancellations due to strong or light winds, but no cancellation due to a thunderstorm. This was the case on Saturday. Most of the classes had finished one race, when the black clouds were moving in above Schilksee. Head of organisation Peter Ramcke called the fleets back into the harbour, so the sailors were back ashore, before the first lightning flashes and the heavy rain came. But the Lasers, Europes, 420s as well as the Flying Dutchmen and the 505s then had to wait, because a second race was scheduled for the evening, since they had not done a huge program up to then. But at 6pm - after five hours of waiting - it was finally called off. All races were postponed until Sunday 10am.
The 29ers with their European Championship during Kieler Woche were among the winners of the day. On the race course close to the shore with the TV cameras, the wind lasted for two short races. On Friday the preliminary round was closed off and the crews only took the placement from there as a point score into the finals. Crews from six nations are in the top ten. The next races are scheduled for Sunday 10am. Starts are possible until 5pm, so there is a chance to get six races in.
The new start fit especially well into the concept of the Germans Jasper Steffens and Tom-Lennart Brauckmann (Kiel/Germany), who are hoping to earn a medal. They had started weak into the qualifications series, but worked their way up to rank 13 in the first half and still had a chance to beat the ones in the top ranking.
With two good placements (5, 7) they moved up to rank five and are now the best German crew, whereas the Spaniards Nil Mas and Oriol Mahiques took the lead. 'We did not start as we wanted. After the first day we decided to better not have a look at the list to not get depressed. Even better that we could manage to come back that well', said Jasper Steffens. 'Our goal for a top placement still exists. The distance to the medal ranks is only a few points', Tom-Lennart Brauckmann is happy about the mode.
For the Lasers and Europes the first attempt of the day was miserable. They had just sailed a part of the course, when the wind died completely and the race had to be cancelled. For Laser Radial sailor Constanze Stolz this was not a problem. The sailor, who is living in Kiel, uses the second part of the sailing event mainly as a training:
Emil Jarudd and Fabian Bergmann, 29er - okpress
'The Olympic part was much more important for us girls. Now we are getting prepared for the Junior European Championship at Lake Garda in two weeks.' Especially in the starting procedure you can train your strength in the competition, because according to Stolz the guys are much more aggressive. After two races Stolz is on rank 13, her A-class colleague Lena Haverland is leading the fleet.
In the huge 505 fleet, the local crews still have to do some catching up. The five time World Champion and record Kiel Week winner Wolfgang Hunger is only on rank nine with his crew Julien Kleiner. The Danish World Champion from 2012, Jan Saugmann, is defending his lead. 'There is a high quality in the fleet with a lot of crews, that have sailed in Olympic campaigns before and won the Worlds or Europeans', said Rolf Meyer (Duemmer/Germany), who is sailing with his daughter Leonie, who in 'real' sports life is fighting for a ticket for the Olympics in the 49erFX with Elena Stoffers. Results: 29er EC:
1. Nil Mas / Oriol Mahiques (ESP,5/8/1) Punkte 14; 2. Emil Järudd / Fabian Bergmann(SWE,1/2/11) 14; 3. Jim Colley / Shaun Connor (AUS,3/15/2) 20; 4. Adrian Salamon / Julius Hallstrom (SWE,10/4/6) 20; 5. Jasper Steffens / Tom Lennart Brauckmann (Kiel,13/5/7) 25; 6. Ingmar Vieregge / Henrik Vieregge (Alsdorf,9/17/3) 29; 420er (3):
1. Jose Manuel Ruiz / Fernando Davila Ponce De Leon (ESP,1/1/3) Punkte 5; 2. Maor Abu / Yoav Rooz (ISR,1/2/5) 8; 3. Swann Hayewski / Alexis Thomas (FRA,7/3/3) 13; 4. Lizzy Mcdowell / Cara Mcdowell (IRL,2/14/6) 22; 5. Kimberly Lim / Savannah Siew (SIN,6/4/13) 23; 6. Jia Yi Loh (SIN,7/4/12) 23; 505 (2):
1. Jan Saugmann / Jakob Karbo (DEN,1/2) Punkte 3; 2. Jan-Philipp Hofmann / Felix Brockerhoff (Langenfeld,2/3) 5; 3. Cédric Bart / Laurent Grob (SUI,6/7) 13; 4. Tina Plattner / Mike Martin (RSA,3/12) 15; 5. Harald Möser / Johannes Tellen (Kiel,11/5) 16; 6. Mike Holt / Rob Woelfel (USA,12/6) 18; Contender (4):
1. Søren Dulong Andreasen (DEN,2/5/3/2) Punkte 12; 2. Jesper Nielsen (DEN,3/6/1/3) 13; 3. Christoph Engel (Hamburg,5/3/2/4) 14; 4. Max Billerbeck (Bokholt-Hanredder,8/10/4/1) 23; 5. Volker Niediek (Braunschweig,1/16/5/7) 29; 6. Christoph Homeier (Bremen,20/2/7/8) 37; Europe (2):
1. Kristoffer Rosmo (NOR,1/1) Punkte 2; 2. Anna Munch (DEN,3/2) 5; 3. Lars Johan Brodtkorb (NOR,6/3) 9; 4. Janika Puls (Ratzeburg,7/4) 11; 5. Anna Livbjerg (DEN,4/7) 11; 6. Gustav Wantzin (DEN,2/10) 12; Flying Dutchman (3):
1. Szabolcs Majthényi / András Domokos (HUN,1/2/1) Punkte 4; 2. Jørgen Bojsen-Møller / Jacob Bojsen-Møller (DEN,3/3/2) 8; 3. Kilian König / Johannes Brack (Waldeck,4/4/3) 11; 4. Dirk Bogumil / Michael Lisken (Berlin,10/1/4) 15; 5. Kay-Uwe Lüdtke / Kai Schäfers (Stechlin,2/12/5) 19; 6. David Thiemann / Mathias Haase (Wunstorf,5/10/6) 21; Folkeboote (5):
1. Ulf Kipcke / Dieter Kipcke, Gero Martens (Neumünster,(8)1/3/1/5 Punkte 10; 2. Per Buch / Hans Schultz, Tobias Forman (DEN,2/2/2/5(6)) 11; 3. Sönke Durst / Karsten Butze Bredt, Lukas Brüning (Strande,3/7/4/4(12)) 18; 4. Rainer Hasselmann / Jochen Bobbert, Gernot Meyer (Essen,4/5/7/3(11)) 19; 5. Thomas Müller / Udo Pflüger, Mario Wagner (Hamburg,1(17)12/2/8) 23; 6. Walther Furthmannn / Hans Christian Mrowka, Paul Girolstein (Kiel,(10)6/6/8/3) 23; Formula 18 (3):
1. Tim Sandberg / Joergen Beyer Stroemquist (NOR,5/1/3) Punkte 9; 2. Jörg Gosche / Hannes Pegel (Bremen,1/9/2) 12; 3. Mikko Räisänen / Oliver Hartas (FIN,4/5/8) 17; 4. Helge Sach / Christian Sach (Zarnekau,2/12/4) 18; 5. Sven Lindstädt / Maren Odefey (Norderstedt,3/3/14) 20; 6. Dieter Maurer / Katrin Oldenburg (Siek,11/7/6) 24; Hobie 16 (3):
1. Tom Schreyack / Marlon Paul Wollschläger (Hoisdorf,1/3/4) Punkte 8; 2. Knud Jansen / Rolf Neu (Kiel,4/4/6) 14; 3. Lauritz Bockelmann / Kim Liedtke (Faßberg OT Poitzen,3/1/11) 15; 4. Ingo Delius / Sabine Delius-Wenig (Bielefeld,2/10/5) 17; 5. Detlef Mohr / Karen Wichardt (Reinfeld,12/6/1) 19; 6. Horst Miera / Otte Julia (Hamburg,7/2/10) 19; J/24 (5):
1. Tobias Feuerherdt / Jan-Marc Ulrich, Wolle Panuschka, Tobias Peters, Justus Kellner (Kiel,3(19)1/5/10) Punkte 19; 2. Mike Ingham / Marianne Schoke, Max Holzer, Scott Ikle, Klaus Walkusch (USA,6/11/2/2(21)) 21; 3. Frank Schönfeldt / Nicklas Feuerstein, Finn Möller, Till Krüger, Thorsten Sperl (Hamburg,(27)17/3/1/1) 22; 4. Johann Huhn / Jannik Ochen, Fabian Damm, Jonas Lyssenski, Hendrik Preuß (Hamburg,1(15)8/8/14) 31; 5. Jan Kähler / Olaf Zietz, Roland Böhm, Ole Harder (Hamburg,(16)2/9/16/5) 32; 6. Paul Ost / Jan Lüneberg, Tim Schuhmacher, Felicia Moeltzner, Florian Schlitter (Berlin,20/4/7(26)4) 35; Laser 4.7 (2):
1. Moritz Paschen (Stahnsdorf,1/3) Punkte 4; 2. Nico Steenbuck (Lengede,4/1) 5; 3. Anna Skaar (NOR,2/5) 7; 4. Alexander Dahl Hogheim (NOR,9/4) 13; 5. Mads Severin Hassum-Olsen (NOR,8/10) 18; 6. Jasper Janik Paulsen (Dänischenhagen,12/8) 20; Laser Radial open (2):
1. Lena Haverland (Kiel,1/6) Punkte 7; 2. Anna Pohlak (EST,6/2) 8; 3. Vejas Pajarskas (LUT,5/4) 9; 4. Viktorija Andrulyte (LUT,10/1) 11; 5. Karolis Janulionis (LUT,11/3) 14; 6. Pia Kuhlmann (Wunstorf,3/12) 15; Musto Performance Skiff (5):
1. Frithjof Schwerdt (Kiel,(3)1/1/3/1) Punkte 6; 2. Ben Schooling (GBR,1/7/6(9)2) 16; 3. Iver Ahlmann (Büdelsdorf,4(11)8/1/3) 16; 4. Richard Stenhouse (GBR,2/5/5/4(11)) 16; 5. Alastair Conn (GBR,6/2/7/2(8)) 17; 6. Alexander Greil (SUI,7/4/4(12)9) 24; OK-Jolle (4):
1. Bo Petersen (DEN,1/1/1/1) Punkte 4; 2. Greg Wilcox (Potsdam,6/2/2/9) 19; 3. Jörgen Lindhardtsen (DEN,2/9/6/8) 25; 4. André Budzien (Schwerin,14/3/3/6) 26; 5. Gunter Arndt (Flensburg,4/12/10/3) 29; 6. Pawel Pawlaczyk (POL,9/4/16/2) 31; Event website