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Berlin wins first German J/70 Sailing League title

by J/Boats 10 Nov 21:50 PST 16-19 October 2019
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At the end of an outstanding season of sailing, the Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee (VSaW) from Berlin was crowned the German champion of sailing clubs.

The runners-up was secured by the Wassersport-Verein Hemelingen (WVH). Then, the defending champion from the Hamburg, the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV) was third.

In the big showdown for the championship, the thirty-six best sailing clubs from all over Germany sailed for three days. With a 15-point lead in the overall championship, the Berlin VSaW started from a very good starting position, securing not only the championship trophy, but also the coveted German starting place for the international offshore regatta 'Nord Stream Race' in 2020.

"At last! After many years in the Segel-Bundesliga, we managed to get the overall victory. We are overjoyed and look forward to the next season,” rejoiced Tim Elsner, helmsman of the Berlin’s VSaW.

The participants in the SAILING Champions League 2020 were also decided in Glücksburg. In addition to the VSaW, WS Hemelingen, the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein and the Bayerischer Yacht Club got a starting place for the upcoming season.

More information at bundesliga2019.sapsailing.com and Facebook page.

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