District 13  Regatta Report

Mon Aug 30th, 2010 through Fri Sep 3rd, 2010

Left to right: Marko Hasche/Alexander Hagen (2.), Jojo Polgar/Markus Koy (1.), Alexander Schlonski/Matthias Bohn (3.)

Left to right: Marko Hasche/Alexander Hagen (2.), Jojo Polgar/Markus Koy (1.), Alexander Schlonski/Matthias Bohn (3.)

2010 Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaft

 

Sailed at the Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee, Berlin, Germany.

The 2010 International German Championship at VSaW marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Berlin fleet. Thirty Stars gathered in Berlin including all the top Germans, led by the European champions Johannes Polgar / Marcus Koy. A "guest star boat saior" is the Dragon-European Champion Markus Wieser. And a newcomer, the European vice-champion of the Junior 470s, Tim Elsner, is also taking part.

Day One: After a long wait a race was finally started in the late afternoon. In light winds Alexander Schlonski won in front of Alexander Hagen and Ludger Huettermann. Tomorrow more wind is expected, helping the race committee meet the planned target of a total of eight races.

Day Two: The second day of the German Championship was challenging. Sunshine and shifting winds dominated the weather. No easy task for the sailors, but all the more exciting for the spectators.

After three races it's hardly surprising that one of the most experienced teams has taken the lead. Two-time World Champion Alexander Hagen and Marko Hasche have 10 points after four races to be in the lead.

However, they are followed closely by the Star European champions and club colleagues Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy, who had two wins and a seventh place to be in second overall. It got painful on the Wannsee in the strong wind shifts. "Positions went back and forth with the opponents and the changing wind. You could miss a shift that boats around us would get."

Lars Kiewning / Niels Hentschel are in fourth place tied with dragon-boat Star newcomers Markus Wieser with Ulli Seeberger. Weiser/Seeberger are sailing well tactically, but still have problems with speed. "With more wind we have difficulty keeping up with the speed of the top teams." says Wieser.

Showdown in the Medal Race: Polgar / Koy are the International German champions in the Star
It could not have been a more exciting finale. The European champion Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy were the ones to beat in the Medal race. Only a few points separated the team from the rest of the competition.

Lars Kiewning / Niels Hentschel and Alexander Schlonski and Mathias Bohn were close behind as well as the two-time world champion Alexander Hagen sailing with Marko Hasche.

"We had excellent conditions for an exciting final," says the race director Andreas Schorr after a successful week. "A fine conclusion for the German championship."

Just before the start signal the second-placed Kiewning / Hentschel gave up the favored starting position to leeward. Too big a risk of touching the buoy. That opened the way for Polgar / Koy to start as the furthest leeward boat.

The field was still close together on the first downwind leg. While Polgar / Koy consolidated their lead, the other medal places were more exciting. Schlonski / Bohn had to do a penalty turn, after getting too close to a buoy. But that turn was dangerous for them as the mast bent dangerously and threatened to break. At the last second the backstay was pulled on, saving not only the mast, but the bronze medal. In addition, the team had to pass Hentschel / Kiewning who strongly defended their position. "Just before the finish the Polish team came up on us. We had to get out from their downdrafts and lost the safe cover on Schloncki / Bohn, "says Lars Kiewning of the Medal Race, which cost him and his foredeck Niels Hentschel a medal. Schlonski took this opportunity and rounded the last buoy in front of the Berlin sailor.

At the end Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy won both the Medal Race and in the overall standings. "This was an exciting week at the Wannsee and great Medal Race. We are glad that we did the double and the European title has now added the German championship title. The VSaW has hosted a great championship, both on the water than on land."

Alexander Hagen and Marko Hasche secured the silver medal in the final race and Alexander Schlonski with Matze Bohn was third. The best team from VSaW were Lars Kiewning and Niels Hentschel in fourth. Markus Wieser with Ulli Seeberger took 7th Place and the young (ex 470) team of Tim Elsner / Oliver Szymanski took a very good 8th place in this top-class field.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Medal Total
1 GER 8414   Polgar Johannes   Koy Markus   GER 8414   Ess   5.0 1.0 7.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 2 16.5
2 GER 8093   Hagen Alexander   Hasche Marko A   GER 8093   KF   2.0 2.0 1.0 5.0 6.0 11.0 8.0 6 30
3 GER 8140   Schlonski Alexander   Bohn Mathias   GER 8140   Lub   1.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 1.0 6.0 12 33.5
4 GER 8190   Kiewning Lars   Hentschel Niels   GER 8190   BF   9.0 6.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 6.0 3.0 20 41
5 GER 8378   Babendererde Johannes   Jacobs Timo   GER 8378   Moh   8.0 4.0 15.0 6.0 9.0 9.0 4.0 4 44
6 POL 8412   Grabowski Maciej   Lesinski Lukas   POL 8412   ISOL   7.0 8.0 2.0 8.0 8.0 5.0 14.0 10 48
7 GER 7860   Wieser Markus   Seeberger Ulli   GER 7860     4.0 3.0 10.0 3.0 3.0 10.0 30.0 [DNF] 16 49
8 GER 7686   Elsner Tim   Szymanski Oliver   GER 7686     6.0 13.0 14.0 11.0 7.0 4.0 7.0 14 62
9 GER 7929   Winkler Heiko   Thielemann Uwe   GER 7929   HF   10.0 7.0 8.0 10.0 13.0 21.0 11.0 8 67
10 GER 7552   Voigt Manuel   Schulz Michael   GER 7552   BF   11.0 11.0 4.0 9.0 11.0 13.0 17.0 18 77
11 DEN 8066   Jensen Johnny   Nolte Andree   DEN 8066   DF   25.0 10.0 17.0 7.0 10.0 20.0 5.0 ---- 69
12 GER 7863   Meyer Klaus   Mueller Joerg   GER 7863   Brm   17.0 12.0 9.0 13.0 21.0 8.0 10.0 --- 69.0001
13 GER 7402   Volmer Alar   Gluecker Andreas   GER 7402     12.0 9.0 6.0 30.0 [DNF] 12.0 19.0 13.0 --- 71
14 GER 8340   Stanjek Robert   Stanjek Philipp   GER 8340   BF   16.0 30.0 [DNF] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNC] 2.0 3.0 1.0 ---- 82
15 GER 8018   Niemczewski Robert   Schmidt Rolf   GER 8018   BF   18.0 17.0 13.0 16.0 19.0 7.0 12.0 --- 83
16 GER 8149   Muellejans Christian   Morf Karsten   GER 8149   Ess   26.0 18.0 12.0 14.0 15.0 17.0 9.0 --- 85
17 GER 7272   Petersen Reiner   Berger Oliver   GER 7272   BF   14.0 16.0 11.0 18.0 25.0 15.0 21.0 --- 95
18 GER 8055   Diercks Jochen   Braasch Herbert   GER 8055   Lub   22.0 30.0 [DNF] 16.0 12.0 14.0 14.0 20.0 --- 98
19 GER 7757   Huttermann Ludger   Huttermann Daniel   GER 7757   BF   3.0 30.0 [DNF] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNC] 18.0 12.0 16.0 --- 109
20 GER 8124   Hannemann Uwe   Dahms Annette   GER 8124   Ess   15.0 21.0 30.0 [DSQ] 15.0 20.0 26.0 19.0 --- 116
21 GER 7262   Toedt Peter   Kaeshammer Stefan   GER 7262   HF   19.0 15.0 30.0 [DNF] 30.0 [DNC] 17.0 18.0 18.0 --- 117
22 GER 7499   Helmsing John   Joppich Manfred   GER 7499   HF   23.0 20.0 18.0 19.0 22.0 23.0 15.0 --- 117
23 GER 7013   Luxa Claus-Dieter   Roettger Rolf   GER 7013   Ess   27.0 23.0 21.0 17.0 26.0 16.0 22.0 --- 125
24 GER 7116   Seefelder Juergen   Seefelder Nathan   GER 7116   AM   28.0 24.0 22.0 21.0 16.0 22.0 23.0 --- 128
25 GER 8074   Dickow Lutz   Kramer Lutz   GER 8074   BF   20.0 19.0 20.0 20.0 24.0 25.0 25.0 --- 128
26 GER 7981   Janson Juergen   Baumgarten Hans-Joachim   GER 7981   Teg   24.0 25.0 23.0 22.0 23.0 24.0 24.0 --- 140
27 GER 8308   Girr Fritz   Schaefer Bernhard   GER 8308   AM   13.0 14.0 30.0 [DNF] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNS] -- 147
28 GER 8198   Mellis Joerg   Booms Arndt   GER 8198   Ess   21.0 22.0 19.0 30.0 [DNF] 30.0 [DNF] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNS] --- 152
29 GER 7557   Metge Peter     GER 7557   HF   30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNS] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNC] 30.0 [DNS] -- 180

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