by Elena Giolai
The first day of the 2012 Yngling Open Springtime Championship got underway with close to 30 boats taking part in this year's edition. This event is now a fixture on Fraglia Vela Riva's calendar and runs until Saturday, 5th May.
Yngling Open Springtime Championship 2012
Countries participating are Austria, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland with the Dutch being the great enthusiasts in this class. The first day of the regatta was marked by southerly winds inconsistent in both intensity and direction. Nevertheless two races were completed.
The Austrian crew of Mayr-Knittel- Spaengler (AUT 293) are in the lead after taking a first and a second. They are followed by Jan-Sander- Van Der Zee of The Netherlands (NED 337) who after a fifth in the first race, went on to win the second. Maarten-Jaap-Menno (NED 355) are third and tied on points with a 2-4. Two races are scheduled each day until Saturday for a total of eight races altogether.
|1||AUT 293||Rudi Mayr, Andreas Knittel, Michael Spaengler, UYC WG||3,0||1||2|
|2||NED 337||Deen Jan, Oost Sander, Van Der Zee Steven, KWS||6,0||5||1|
|3||NED 355||Jamin Maarten, Smolders Jaap, Berens Menno, KWS||6,0||2||4|
|4||AUT 82||Diem Klaus, Hafner Stephan, Gebhard Manfred, Bregenzer Segel Club||6,0||3||3|
|5||GER 277||Ralf Teichmann, Vaes Jos, Rehe Henning, WSK Weseler Segler Kameradscha||14,0||7||7|
|6||SUI 77||Kristiansen Thomas, Beckhaus Nils, Wild Jan, SCRG||15,0||6||9|
|7||NED 318||De Kler R, Bertling A, Heintzberger L, KWV De Kaag||17,0||12||5|
|8||SUI 457||Rico Gregorini, Alder Pascal, Kirsten Weibers, Regatta Club Oberhofen||18,0||8||10|
|9||NED 109||Dijkstra Waling, Wetting Robert, Dolle Fionnuala, KWS||19,0||13||6|
|10||SUI 458||Thomas Beck, Matthias Fahrni, Daniel Gerber, Thunersee Yacht Club||23,0||4||19|
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