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September 2022

RS Aero 9 German National Championship at Deutscher Touring Yacht Club

by Jon Mills 16 Sep 08:48 PDT 10-11 September 2022
RS Aero 9 German National Championship at the Starnberger See © German RS Aero Class Association

The German RS Aero 9 National Championships were held on the beautiful and large Starnberger See lake near Munich in Bavaria over the weekend of the 10/11th September sponsored by Intersport Thallmair.

It was fantastic to see twenty one RS Aero 9s out racing in Bavaria, making it the largest RS Aero 9 gathering in the world so far this year. Four different nationalities were present, representing three different countries (Germany, Switzerland and France).

With the Bavarian Alps in the background and based at the beautiful and efficiently run Deutsch Touring YC competitors enjoyed an excellent two days of racing in at times, testing conditions!

Day 1 saw a moderately strong breeze steadily increase throughout the afternoon. Being an inland lake there were plenty of shifts and gusts to contend with. The race team did an excellent job of turning the races around quickly and with GPS controlled marker buoys they were able to alter the course as the conditions changed.

The conditions for each start were windier than the previous race and by race four the wind had become challenging with the usual thrills and spills around the course. Marcus Walther showed superb boat handling and speed to end the day with four wins from four races, with Eric Rieve a consistent second and Knut Hohenstein in third.

There was more place movement in the middle of the fleet with the lively conditions creating both opportunities and disappointments.

After four races and six hours on the water, tired arms and legs returned to the club for food and refreshment.

Day 2 started with a more moderate wind of 12-14 knots which was again shifting and gusting. Playing both well was key but no one was able to match Marcus's technique as he won the final two races with ease. The remaining podium places stayed the same.

The inaugural German RS Aero 9 National Championship was a great event and showed the popularity of the 9 rig in Europe. It will be held again next year and judging by the comments after the event, there will be a further increase in entries and nations taking part!

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Overall Results:

1  GER 1723Marcus WALTHERDSCL‑1111115
2  GER 1005Eric RIEVESVT‑32222210
3  GER 3500Knut HOHENSTEINSSVAW23‑634315
4  SUI 3571Heiko MAIERSIMPL443‑223721
5  GER 4214Steve TAYLORYCT554‑225524
6  SUI 3369Frank HOOGLANDYCSe6655‑7426
7  GER 1909Jörn DOMRESKSCH‑88746631
8  GER 3772Sebastian KAISERSCF‑1378710941
9  GER 3520Richard EBBINGKSCH712968‑1342
10  FRA 2659Jon MILLSCNAIX‑14131189849
11  SUI 1346Rolf HABEGGERRCO‑11101010111051
12  GER 2332Moritz KEDINGDTYC‑2011129141460
13  GER 3139Jan‑Wessel GORGSSLRV191414‑22121271
14  GER  7Anne CYBOKDTYC1291712‑222272
15  GER 11909Constantin KEDINGDTYC91515‑22161772
16  CZE 2471Jiri KUTHANYCL15‑181311181673
17  GER 2969Michael HEBERDUYC171716‑22131174
18  GER 3271Thomas THALLMAIRDTYC1816‑2222151586
19  GER 3226Hans‑Jürgen KURTHDRS161918‑22171888
20  SUI 2033Markus MEINLSCH10‑222222222298
21  GER 1720Holger ALIXORV‑S‑222222222222110

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