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Boom for Bo Petersen in 2021 Art of Racing Euro Series for OK Dinghy

by Robert Deaves 5 Oct 2021 03:12 PDT 30 September - 3 October 2021
Bo Petersen receives his prize, a new Art of Racing boom, from Art of Racing's European distributor, Greg Wilcox © Robert Deaves

Bo Petersen has won the 2021 Art of Racing Euro Series, which came to a windy conclusion at the German Championship at Wismar over the long weekend of 30 September to 3 October.

Sixty-six sailors came to the start line of what was a very windy event, with two days lost due to high winds. However six races were managed with one day of strong winds and one day of moderate winds. Andre Budzien won the title again, from Jan Kurfeld, with Petersen third, which was easily enough to win the 2021 Art of Racing Euro Series by 47 points from Greg Wilcox and Andreas Pich.

Stage 3 of the Euro Series also includes results from the Autumn Trophy in Bandol, won by Nick Craig from Wilcox and Laurent Hay, as well as the Belgian and Polish Nationals. The Belgian Nationas was won by Pieter Van Laer from Stephan Veldman and Jørgen Holm, while the Polish Nationals was won by Tomasz Gaj from Michal Strumnik and Przemyslaw Drozdzik.

Going into the final event in Wismar only Petersen or Wilcox could realistically win the series, which has consisted of the international events in Garda, Kiel and Bandol, along with seven national championships in Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France Germany, Poland, Sweden and The Netherlands.

In the early stages the overall lead changed several times, but then Petersen took the lead at the end of Stage Two, after winning in Kiel, and never relinquished it. A total of 293 sailors did at least one event, with 28 taking part in at least three and one, Fabian Rossbacher, competing in five events.

The 2021 Art of Racing Euro Series was introduced because of Covid to replace the World Ranking List and the OKDIA Euro League, which can hopefully return in 2022. The purpose was mainly to have some fun, make some media promotion of the events and provide some focus, incentive and encouragement for sailors to attend one or two more regattas.

Bo Petersen received his prize, a new Art of Racing boom, from Art of Racing's European distributor Greg Wilcox.

New Zealand based Art of Racing is a supplier of specialised dinghy racing equipment, including booms for OK Dinghies and Finns and has become the boom of choice for the majority of the fleets since first entering the market eight years ago.

Overall Results:

RankHelmCountryNumberTotalNumber of events
1Bo PetersenDEN21737.934
2Greg WilcoxNZL59969094
3Andreas PichGER7581.644
4Michael NissenGER852572.474
5Ralf TietjeGER5562.654
6Jørgen HolmDEN157755214
7Benjamin HammerøSWE72520.233
8Malte PedersenDEN1407517.674
9Jan‑Dietmar DellasGER81489.694
10Mogens JohansenDEN1564463.183
11Lars BergfeldtSWE2884384.763
12Fabian RossbacherGER3384.425
13Claus StockhardtGER737370.954
14Johannes JanhsenGER98367.863
15André BudzienGER71364.602
16Yann VileinFRA185935993
17Dirk DameGER7535923
18Lutz BoguhnGER4349.804
19Jesper BendixDEN700349.702
20Patric MureSWE7334112
21Nick CraigGBR223327.482
22Sebastian KauleGER20326.452
23Ask AskholmDEN22323.882
24Ulli KureldGER19321.942
25Ralf MackmanGER773306.443
26Andy PhillipsNZL599305.832
27Laurent HayFRA7529292
28Christopher Joe SchubertDEN1431280.273
29Timothe PetetinFRA8279.252
30Thomas Olufsen MeyerDEN1508273.903
31Stefan PaviaSWE2026232
32Sybren HornstraNED669252.124
33Stephan VeldmanNED682248.882
34Håkan SöderbergSWE14239.892
35Stefan HaageGER78235.453
36Johan HesslindSWE999232.973
37Andrew DalbyGBR2221227.152
38Jörg SylvesterGER826206.432
39Jörg RademacherGER1904205.552
40Soenke BehrensGER77205.362
41Kasper UlslevDEN1557204.112
42Valerian LebrunFRA112011
43Dirk GerickeGER22196.782
44Paul VerridjtBEL214196.423
45Marek BernatPOL7191.172
46Jens EckardtDEN12180.891
47Lars Johan BrodtkorbNOR428178.781
48Jean Loius PetetinFRA1823176.522
49Jorg JanhsenGER59175.602
50Johan BjørlingDEN68174.561
51Axel FischerGER125174.402
52Oliver GronholzGER72171.601
53Florian FaucheuxFRA18166.252
54Patrick DebaereFRA86166.252
55Stefan MyralfDEN6166.121
56Falk HagemannGER838164.532
57Jan KurfeldGER18163.601
58Halvor SchøyenNOR6159.791
59Laurent PetetinFRA1842158.552
60Jørgen LindhartsenDEN142158.242
61Gunter ArndtGER2156.401
62Massimo AngelinoBEL227155.532
63Kim Mølbjerg OlesenDEN1569154.743
64Claus MortensenDEN15153.461
65Pontus GabelSWE101152.202
66Pierre ArringiFRA1829150.842
67Troels TrabjergDEN1503149.241
68Steen ChristensenDEN2149.201
69Alain RenouxFRA1824148.272
70Jesper HoejerDEN20147.131
71Bo JensenDEN7914712
72Heinz RidderGER16146.293
73Henry WetherellGBR61461
74Gilles BerengerFRA1836145.981
75Bjarke JohnsenDEN200714521
76Ole VormDEN50142.911
77Ed BradburnGBR2185139.961
78Martin von ZimmermanGER803139.201
79Bo TeglersDEN8138.701
80Daniel GröschlGER595138.652
81Terry CurtisGBR69136.931
82Stefan JaensonSWE722136.591
83Jens LaugeDEN10134.481
84Jim TurnerGBR607133.911
85Niklas EdlerSWE711331
86Per NissenDEN161132.371
87Alex ScolesGBR13130.891
88Robert DeavesGBR5981301
89Peter van LaerBEL01291
90Lars EdwallSWE59128.151
91Russell ClarkGBR91127.871
92Pawel PawlaczykPOL14127.731
93Mads HansenDEN149212641
94Niels‑Kristian TerkildsenDEN1453125.311
95Henri BerengerFRA17125.162
96Gavin PoulloinGBR77124.841
97Erik PedersenDEN14071231
98Simon CoxGBR4122.861
99Thorsten SchmidtGER9122.801
100Rainer PospiechGER1112291
101Andrew MillsGBR94121.821
102Hans BörjessonSWE139121.471
103Thomas GlasGER731120.401
104Jaime HarrisGBR522118.801
105Wolfgang HöfenerGER9117.601
106Paul ChildsGBR87115.781
107Thomas NortvigDEN1527115.491
108Christian KirchnerGER66115.161
109Johan HedbergSWE19113.781
110Peter PlesnerDEN1544113.381
111Jessica FinkeGER809113.354
112Christian HeinzeGER10113.192
113Luke GowerNZL573112.761
114Julien DujugnatFRA1820112.731
115Peter Langer‑LangmaackGER31112.113
116Tomasz GajPOL11121
117Michael DinesenDEN1497111.271
118Cord PrignitzGER748110.801
119Jörg PosnyGER774110.782
120Lennart PerssonSWE2791109.941
121Chris TurnerGBR44109.731
122Søren SigurdssonDEN25109.161
123Pascal TetardFRA150107.591
124Didier SoulieFRA794107.182
125Peter Schou RugoloDEN150510751
126Ned WinterGBR2197106.711
127Thomas GabsDEN761062
128Thomas JacobsonDEN1533104.941
129Stefan RassauGER12104.451
130Fergus BarnhamGBR23103.691
131Steven JamarBEL0103.501
132Michal StrmnikPOL777102.731
133Jens Christian SchaarupSWE2782102.251
134Sven KostersGER55101.502
135Peter LakshananGER787101.201
136Ulf SahleSWE55101.152
137Tony WoodsGBR2179100.671
138Frank StrelowGER79100.521
139Remi BlandureauFRA230699.342
140Lars DueDEN998.611
141Göran BobeckSWE21598.411
142Chris ArnellGBR2197.641
143Will CroxfordGBR212494.621
144Mårten BernesandSWE285894.561
145Anders Gerhardt‑HansenDEN154794.391
146Susanne MackmanGER77194.302
147Carsten SassGER690941
148Przemyslaw DrozdzikPOL4493.451
149Jaroslaw SoltysPOL73592.651
150Henrik AlstrømDEN150492.281
151Jean Michel RouxFRA492.181
152Tony ElgarGBR208291.601
153Mats HovdeSWE1590.721
154Henrik SøgrenDEN5590.171
155Deryck LovegroveGBR1888.581
156Peter ScheuerlGER61888.271
157Jesper ArentoftDEN15508861
158Noel MaseronFRA88751
159Tomas SkeppmarkSWE280986.881
160Christian MitgaardDEN130485.951
161Dave BourneGBR1785.561
162Peter van der SchaffNED11284.771
163Jaroslaw RadzkiPOL1784.181
164Uli BorchersGER283.403
165Olle AlbrektssonSWE618331
166Peter KorsbergDEN153182.641
167Kieth ByersGBR217682.531
168Holger CrassmannGER21821
169Poul VincentsDEN139281.731
170Johan GeenenNED67880.841
171Per JonssonSWE2879.621
172Anthony OsmanGBR2879.511
173Jesper SommerDEN1377.511
174Sven BeyeGER71577.201
175Marina DellasGER18176.832
176Sam SparksNZL59876.491
177Werner JettmarAUT4076.242
178Henrik KimmerDEN3375.401
179Rainer HaacksGER11174.801
180Frederik GeboaersBEL073.751
181Phillipe CowezBEL15173.362
182Anders BuhlDEN1773.291
183Hans ElkjaerSWE9971.501
184Frank HolmDEN2371.181
185Simon ChildsGBR4270.441
186Jan BeckmannGER56769.501
187Tom PedersenDEN12616971
188Per JonssonSWE2867.661
189Duncan EllisGBR9567.421
190Thomas KvistDEN133666.961
191Radoslaw DrozdzikPOL465.641
192Marc VandenghinsteBEL065.251
193Dan Bauermeister‑WildfangGER73565.201
194Nicolaj LarsenDEN148364.851
195Adam SavageGBR223264.401
196Roine EricsonSWE285063.811
197Paul CraigGBR212961.381
198Heinz RidderGER1661.161
199Frank RolandGER0611
200Morten JakobsenTHA152160.631
201Ulf DagerbrantSWE281059.971
202Bernd Schulz StücherGER82959.302
203Henrik KofoedDEN6158.521
204Karen RobertsonGBR1458.361
205Thomas SanderGER749581
206Waldermar CzyzPOL2156.361
207Eric ThunanderSWE277656.131
208Richard BurtonGBR855.331
209Bengt LarssonSWE454.301
210Jan EesmannNED60953.291
211Uwe BöhmGER59953.201
212Jonas KronerGER78452.801
213Joris de BaarfeBEL22852.501
214Ben FalatGBR7152.311
215Peter WrahmeSWE284952.281
216Palle LarsenDEN151752.201
217Per SorensenDEN14375091
218Roel NobackNED68449.351
219Jonathan TweedleGBR449.291
220Per WestlandSWE6048.441
221Knut RaminGER75148.401
222Robert BanckenNED9948.182
223Rasmus RosenkvistDEN141147.981
224Leslaw GondekPOL6744791
225Gert BreitbartGER607461
226Jean Yves GeoffroyFRA184345.951
227Carsten RossingDEN142845.871
228Rob LigtenbergNED68545.421
229Tim LindgrebSWE18844.591
230Søren NielsenDEN6443.761
231Heiner HirtheGER81441.481
232Jean‑Claude LidonFRA181040.821
233Herve SalomonFRA5940.412
234Robert GlowackiPOL337.821
235Olof LindgrenSWE271936.911
236Bertrand RomainFRA035.501
237Axel ProppGER178341
238Claes AvellanSWE28163361
239Sven MarchotGER5731.601
240Rod AndrewBEL131.251
241Phillippe BonnetFRA182830.551
242Frederic LamarqueFRA6430.411
243Anders WiddingSWE279229.221
244Phillipp MenkeGER74629.201
245Adam JankowskiPOL7728.551
246Michiel JamarBEL0271
247Bernd BösingGER82126.801
248Ludwig BiethahnGER76926.271
249Hans‑Jorg FisherGER1525.741
250Robert HallbergSWE285925.381
251François PodevynBEL20722.751
252Karsten KathGER2421.811
253Jan CarlssonSWE288621.531
254Betrand CollinFRA56220.271
255Adam LiszkiewiczPOL4119.271
256Francois DevillersBEL2117.871
257Per SkoglundSWE1717.691
258Jörn RichterGER81617.201
259Phillippe ThomieresFRA125715.141
260Hessel HoekstraNED667151
261Johanna Andrew BeckerGER2914.251
262Lars MalmSWE286813.841
263Anthony RichGBR25101
264Chris BainesGBR2166101
265Chris BellowGBR1644101
266Christian ViereckDEN1272101
267Fredrik LööfSWE69101
268Guy AnderssonSWE2873101
269Henrik HamannDEN1424101
270Jan Hempel SparsøDEN1510101
271Jørgen SvendsenDEN3101
272Kieran BowsherGBR1983101
273Krzysztof BonickiPOL249101
274Lars AndresenDEN1543101
275Maciej KarnacewiczPOL27101
276Mads Wibling HansenDEN1320101
277Mary ReddyhoffGBR58101
278Morten JensenDEN1534101
279Nick FramptonGBR2036101
280Niels BonnevieDEN1578101
281Paul PikeGBR2080101
282Peter HøjlandDEN1587101
283Piotr PrzewoznyPOL117101
284Racine SarrBEL0101
285Rodney TiddGBR68101
286Rupert SmithGBR2239101
287Steve CookeGBR2068101
288Stig FrandsenDEN15101
289Sylvain EtienneFRA2863101
290Wilhelm KathGER14101
291Michael MöckelGER175101
292Roland FrankGER23101
293Alexa MüllerGER781101

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