Please select your home edition
North Sails 2021 Innovation - LEADERBOARD

Volvo 29er European Championship at the Royal Danish Yacht Club - Day 5

by 29er Class & Royal Danish Yacht Club 5 Jul 00:04 PDT 27 June - 5 July 2022

A westerly, offshore breeze around 10-15 knots met the sailors on the morning of day 5 on Rungsted Harbour at the Volvo 29er European Championship. The struggle of finding the best path through the wind shifts plus challenges with seaweed made for another day of ups-and-downs result wise for the sailors.

The team who had the lowest score of the day in the Gold fleet were the French team Tom Goron and Mael Clochard onboard FRA 2901. "I like these winds. I see the clouds and then we were good at playing the shifts," said the young French helm of the team. The other challenging factor under water they dealt with wisely too: "We also had weed under our boat and we prioritized to get it of during the race", Tom said. The team is currently on 2nd position in Gold fleet and are the best ranked U-17 team at the Europeans so far.

Results after Day 5: (top three teams in the 4 fleets)

1: NZL 3025 George Lee Rush & Seb Menzies, 44 points
2: FRA 2901 Tom Goron & Mael Clochard, 56 points
3: DEN 3 Jens-Christian Dehn-Toftehøj & Jens-Philip Dehn-Toftehøj, 70 points

1: NOR 2955 Jenny Pollen & Julie Sverdrup, 133 points
2: GBR 3081 Olly Peters & Ben Bradley, 139 points
3: IRL 3214 Johnny Flynn & James Dwyer, 157 points

1: AUT 3060 Roman Egger & Paul Kropfitsch, 175 points
2: FRA 3167 Matthis Johnson & Sam Duflos, 179 points
3: GBR 2903 Freddie Westwell & Freddie Lonsdale, 188 points

1: DEN 1363 Bertram Radich & Jonathan Weimann, 243 points
2: CZE 3088: Nela Višcorová & Katerina Šlechtická, 255 points
3: SWE 2701: Claes Järudd & Max Zetterström, 262 points

Highest placed female team is Sara Momplet Baixauli and Isabel Momplet Baixauli from Spain who are currently in 27th spot. Tuesday, July 5th will be the final two races that determine who will take the 68 prizes that are planned for the prize-giving ceremony in the afternoon. At the ceremony two sailors representing the Danish SailGP team powered by ROCKWOOL will hand out the Mini Impact League prize to the 29er-team, who has had the most sustainability impact.

17 sibling-teams in the fleet

At this year's European Championship there are 17 teams with siblings sailing together. An interesting dynamic that for sure gives advantages, but also sometimes a discussion around the dinner table at home. "It is good, you can be way more direct when it is your sibling, which is good because you can share way more information", says Nathan Van Steenberge who crews for his sister Clementine Van Steenberge on board IRL 3169. She adds: "We tend to quarrel a bit on land but when we are on the water we work pretty well together. It has brought us closer I think". The Danish Bradley-brother-duo with Gustav Åsholm-Bradley and Clement Åsholm-Bradley (DEN 21) admit, that it has its pros and cons sailing together as brothers in a team: "It is easy to communicate because you know each other well, but sometimes it can also be a problem because you know each other too well."

Find more information, including full results, on the event website here.

Related Articles

RLymYC sailors win 29er National Championships
Impressive results from Royal Lymington's boys and girls teams in Torbay From Monday 9th to Saturday 13th August, youth sailors from Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) competed in the 29er National Championships at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. Posted on 16 Aug
29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain overall
Argentinians win Men's fleet, Spanish sisters win in Women's A day of snakes and ladders for the leaders of the Gold fleet led to an incredibly tight finish with only one point between the final positions overall. The positions in the top five switched around throughout the day. Posted on 6 Aug
29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 5
Closely fought battle on the penultimate day Just nine points separate the top five overall in the 29er World Championship, El Balis, as the regatta progresses into the final day of racing. Italians Alex Demurtras and Giovanni Santi regain the top spot. Posted on 6 Aug
29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 4
French team Hugo Revil and Karl Devaux take the lead French team Hugo Revil and Karl Devaux have taken the lead of the 29er Worlds in the choppy waters of El Balis after three races on the first day of the final series, although tied on 46 points with the Italian team of Alex Demurtas and Giovanni Santi. Posted on 5 Aug
29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 3
Italians Alex Demurtras/Giovanni Santi storm into the lead The 29er class World Championship, which is being held at the Club Nàutic El Balís, heads into the Finals stage of the competition, starting Thursday 4th August. Posted on 4 Aug
29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 2
Yoel Hernández and Álvaro Alonso lead The Canarian crew Yoel Hernández and Álvaro Alonso top the overnight leaderboard of the 29er World Championship, in the stunning waters of the Club Nàutic El Balís, after a second long day, intense, but complete. Posted on 3 Aug
29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 1
The Hungarian team of Kis-Szölgyémi and Juhász are overnight leaders On Monday 1st August, the 29er World Championship opened under the spanish sun in the clear waters of the Club Nàutic El Balís, Sant Andreu de Llavaneres. Posted on 2 Aug
29er World Championship preview
245 boats from 26 countries have just gone afloat in Spain The 29er World Championships are to be held from July 31st to August 6 at the Club Nàutic El Balís, and is set to have an unprecedented number of participants - 245 boats from 26 countries and 54 continents. Posted on 31 Jul
Mick Hole Winter Keelboat Regatta overall
DOT was the winning Etchells, over a standout fleet of 13 one-design entries. The Mick Hole Winter Keelboat Regatta concluded on Pittwater with two additional sprint races to make a total of five over the last two Saturdays from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Posted on 20 Jul
Long Beach shines for West Marine US Open
114 athletes took to the water in the LA 2028 sailing venue 114 athletes took to the water in the LA 2028 sailing venue this past weekend for the West Marine US Open. Each day, mornings of fog gave way to beautiful ocean breeze, with race committee running a total of 64 races across seven fleets. Posted on 18 Jul
Hyde Sails 2022 One Design FOOTERLloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px3 BOTTOMCyclops 2022 May FOOTER