18ft SKIFFS GERMAN GRAND PRIX – Denmark’s Original Chia took the German 18ft Skiff Grand Prix from UK’s Hyde Sails and Germany’s Magic Marine at Travemunde, Germany 21-24 July. The Danish team finished the regatta on 16 points, followed by Hyde Sails on 20 and Magic Marine on 25 points. Eleven teams from five countries contested the event in a variety of conditions.
On Day One all teams used their small rigs in a gusting 24 knots wind. A capsize by Magic Marine only 200 metres from the finish of Race One plus gear damage to Kaltenberger Ritter and Steinlechner Bootswerft were costly to the top German teams. Original Chia led Hyde Sails and UK’s Gill after the first day’s racing.
Day Two became a lay day when there was a lack of wind which kept the fleet ashore. Day Three (final day) presented the fleet with perfect big rig conditions of 10-16 knots and flat water. Germany’s Magic Marien took out three of the four races with overall winner Original Chia taking out the fourth race to wrap up the Grand Prix.
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