sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Kiel Week final day glory
Kiel Week final day glory

'German Laser sailor Philipp Buhl took revenge for last year’s defeat by Simon Grotelueschen.'    Kieler Woche
The Kiel Week medal race was once again the crowning highlight at the close of racing for the Olympic classes.

Philipp Buhl (Sonthofen) took revenge for the previous year, finishing first in the last race and thus managed to slip in front of Simon Grotelueschen (Kiel) overall. With his victory in Hyeres (France), this is his second time winning a World Cup race series this year.


The 470 class was dominated by the German teams Ferdinand Gerz/Patrick Follmann (Munich) and Annika Bochmann/Elisabeth Panuschka (Berlin/Uerdingen), and Tobias Schadewaldt/Hannes Baumann (Kiel) defending their title from the previous year in the 49er. Denniss Karpak from Estonia became first in the Finn and in the paralympic class, 2.4mr absolute favorite Damien Seguin from France, took the title. In the Laser Radial, Tatiana Drozdovskaya from Belarus was just in front of Franziska Goltz (Kiel) by only millimeters.

Stating highest recognition, title-holder Simon Grotelueschen congratulated his successor to the throne, Philipp Buhl, right after crossing the finishing line. Still on the water, Grotelueschen took off the yellow jersey for the leader, he had been wearing when going into the final, and gave it to his competitor. With fist-on-fist they congratulated themselves for the German double success. 'I am very happy to be able to win this year, after just having missed the victory last year', said Buhl.

Tobias Schadewaldt/Hannes Baumann successfully defended the title in the 49er.

The 470 final was not that spectacular however. Ferdinand Gerz/Patrick Follmann had a good start, had the fleet under control and were concentrating on their direct competitors Magnus Masilge/Moritz Klingenberg (Potsdam). With the third place, Gerz/Patrick Follmann are the overall winners. Not too many international competitors attending was not a big issue for Gerz. 'It just feels great, because Kiel Week is just Kiel Week.'

For DSV Sports Director Nadine Stegenwalner, four victories for the Germans was a major success: 'We are very satisfied. It is much fun, and we are hoping for more. And the young teams will grant four more interesting years for us.' Chief organiser Jobst Richter had a split resumé for the event: 'We had a fantastic finish, where even five kiters could demonstrate, how their class events could look like in the future. But we were pretty disappointed about the low entry numbers for the Olympic classes, especially that the surfers dropped out completely.'

Kieler Woche website


by Kieler Woche

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98746

10:03 PM Wed 20 Jun 2012GMT


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

Click for further information on
2011-12 ISAF Sailing World Cup

Related News Stories:

22 Jun 2012  International German Championship - RubiX victorious
22 Jun 2012  Kiel Week - Kiteboarding makes it's Sailing World Cup debut
21 Jun 2012  ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings announced
20 Jun 2012  Kiel Week - Lack of wind on penultimate day
19 Jun 2012  Kiel Week - Stormy day 3 action
18 Jun 2012  Kiel Week - Germans pull ahead on day 2
18 Jun 2012  Aussies in top 10 in three classes at German Sailing World Cup round
17 Jun 2012  Kiel Week now in full swing
15 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympics - Irish sailors are 'Genuine Prospects'
12 Jun 2012  Sail for Gold Regatta - Team Sperry bring home host of medals
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

America's Cup: de Ridder penalty should be tempered *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ


















2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design by Kimball Livingston - Blue Planet Times, San Francisco, USA
















Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   
Rolex China Sea Race on the horizon   
What can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 rumbles on   
SAP 5O5 World Championship - Kiel action starts August 13th   
Volvo Ocean Race - It's a family Affair   
Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain claims line honours   
50th Anniversary Congressional Cup - Stage two   
America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus *Feature   
America's Cup: Italians confirm Minoprio as Match race tactician   
J-Fest gets much needed charge   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - All set for Naples action   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Spectacular conditions on day 1   
Clipper Round the World Race - Bitter blow as OneDLL is disqualified   
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 10 still anyone's for the taking   


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