Please select your home edition
Sea Sure 2021 - Transom Fittings - LEADERBOARD

International Canoe Europa Cup at Deutsch-Britischer Yacht Club - Day 3

by Chris Hampe 27 Jul 2018 01:07 PDT 23-27 July 2018

After a lay day in Berlin, the fleet awoke to a light breeze from the Northeast and the race officer announced his plans to run two races in the morning with an additional two races to be sailed in the afternoon.

In the first race, Chris Hampe and Robin Wood started towards the pin and headed for the shift on the left. The wind though had other plans with a big right-hand shift and it was Robbert Stebbing who led a large group of boats at the windward mark. Robin wood would eventually sail through the front markers to keep his run of 1st places while Jan Stahl would record his best result of the championship in second with Stebbing third.

Race 2 was sailed in slightly lighter air and it was essential for the sailors to keep looking upwind to find the patches of wind as they tracked down the course. The race was led from the start by Robin Wood ahead of Shaun Anderson and Roger Regitz in third. In the ICOD fleet, Christopher Ossenkopp continued his dominance.

After a short break ashore for lunch, the sailors returned to the course area to find that the wind had filled in with the sailors making full use of their sliding seats. The British trio of Robin Wood, Shaun Anderson, and Chris Hampe all started towards the pin and while it was Hampe who was first to tack towards the right, It was Robin Wood who led around the windward mark. The three Brits would hold onto the leading positions throughout the remainder of the race.

In the final race, Robin Wood was OCS leaving the way clear for Shaun Anderson to take the win from Chris Hampe who had once again had to sail a recovery race after being a long way back in the pack at the first windward mark. Simon Beers was third just ahead of Axel Bierwagen who continues to be the best placed German sailor in the overall standings. With three more races scheduled for the final day, it looks likely that the Brits will fill the podium.

Standings after 9 races:

1st Robin Wood, 8 pts (Maas)
2nd Shaun Anderson, 21pts (Morrison 1)
3rd Chris Hampe, 24 pts (Morrison 3)
4th Axel Bierwagen, 34 pts (Morrison 2)
5th Simon Beers, 43 pts (Maas)
6th Jan Stahl, 46 pts (Stahl)
7th Roger Regitz, 51 pts (Maas)
8th Christopher Ossenkopp, 63 pts (ICOD)
9th Alisdair Alston, 73pts (ICOD)
10th Eckhardt Pagel, 77 pts (ICOD)
11th Fynn Beers, 81pts (ICOD)
12th Robbert Stebbing, 87 pts (Maas)
13th Emma Grigull, 88 pts (ICOD)
14th Anette Steimann, 96 pts (Maas)

Related Articles

The International Canoe Advent Calender 2020
The class remains one of the biggest challenges in dinghy sailing With limited events throughout the year the International Canoe Class has decided to use the advent period to show off what the class has to offer. Each day a new image will be posted to show the dynamics of this long historical class. Posted on 1 Dec 2020
West Kirby Fun Sailing Week
Hastily put together in place of the Canoe Nationals 40 boats took part in the first West Kirby Sailing Club 'Fun Sailing Week' hastily put together in place of what would have been the International Canoe National Championships which had to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus. Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Int. Canoes at Chichester Harbour Race Week
Dominating the results in the fast handicap fleet A fleet of seven International Canoes competed in the Chichester Harbour Race Week, comprising 25% of the entries in the Fast handicap fleet. Posted on 26 Aug 2019
International Canoe Europa Cup
Sailing paradise found in France For the first time since 2001, the International Canoe fleet headed into France and in doing so may have found sailing paradise. Posted on 7 Aug 2019
International Canoe Week at Plymouth overall
Alistair Warren crowned National Champion from newcomer Glen Truswell Day 5 of Canoe Week would form the second day of the nationals and would eliminate several boats from the running at the front of the fleet with a South-Westerly wind blowing up to 27 knots. Posted on 19 Jun 2019
International Canoe Week at Plymouth day 4
The National Championship begins Day 4 of canoe week saw the start of the four-day National Championship and as the fleet launched into the Cattewater from the Mt Batten Centre they soon found that conditions were going to be a little bit tougher than what the forecasts had suggested. Posted on 14 Jun 2019
International Canoe Week at Plymouth days 1-3
Reporting with the 'New Order' It was no "Blue Monday" as the International Canoe fleet gathered in Plymouth for the start of Canoe week with torrential rain causing the First race to be delayed due to the wind going "Round & Round". Posted on 13 Jun 2019
International Canoes at Castle Cove
Attrition rate was high! The weather forecast before the event made it clear that the International Canoe open meeting was going to be challenging for the organisers and competitors. With gust of 45 knots it was decided to cancel the racing on Saturday. Posted on 17 May 2019
International Canoes at Aldeburgh
A Swallows and Amazon adventure in search of the ideal playground For the first International Canoe Open of the year eleven boats descended on Aldeburgh Yacht Club on the River Alde. With high tide just round the corner the fleet set out on a Swallows and Amazon adventure in search of the ideal playground. Posted on 8 Apr 2019
International Canoes at Oxford
Open & Training event the final celebration of the year The two day event at Oxford has become written into IC folklore as the final celebration of the year for canoe sailing and this year was no exception with twenty boats turning up for a day of short training races and the racing on Saturday. Posted on 9 Oct 2018
Vaikobi 2021 FlexForce - FOOTERPineapple Cup 2022 FOOTERHella Dual Colour Floodlights - 728 x 90px - 002 gif Bottom