The Gold Cup 2015 of the Nordic Folkboats has been awarded after six successful Races by the Crwe of GER 739, Ulf Kipcke, Dieder Kipcke and Peer Jansen from the Kieler Yacht-Club. Congratulations!
The Crews of the Spandauer Yacht-Club got the rang 5 and 18.
In the last few Days, all competitors has been able to experience wind from dead calm to gale and heavy swell in Warnemmünde. We sincerely thank all competitors, sponsors, supporters and volunteers. Without their help this event could happen with such a success.
Regatta is not holiday – but strong work, unless the wind is missing! For hours the Crew of the MS "Prerow" persevered, and gauged wind and drift. But it has not helped: not even a light breeze was present. So the Crews hauled them self with deck chairs, music and cold drinks onto the jetty and made holiday – almost like in spain. After the races had been delayed to the next day officially, the Folkboat-Sailors chilled at the Beach and in Warnemünde. The mood has been still superb, since the weather forecast promised much wind for Wednesday.
What we missed yesterday, we got today abundant: the wind is back! The baltic sea in front of Warnemünde showed it self from its best side with 4-5bft wind from north-west. As well there has developed a notable safe. But ultimately we make water sports, which means there are periodic showers with salt water for the crews. It has been planned to sail two races to compensate the yesterdays calm. The first signal shrilled at eleven o'clock, whereby it has come to a mass jump start. The next trial with a black flag signal has gone perfectly.
All sailors will be compensated for their exertions this evening when the beer cask will be broached in the marquee at Mittelmole. The class association of the Nordic Folkboats had invited to a party. Along these lines we wish all crews to still keep success.
After an extrem moody and prosperous dinner with a grateful buffet at the Yachthafenresidenz Hohe Düne, the monday welcomed us with sunny weather but fainty wind. Until afternoon the conditions advanced and the first race could be started and finished successfully.
The field spread seaward. Every boat on search for its best condition. Even extrem blows had been successfully here. The winner of the first day: Erik Køster, Thomas Clausen und Hening Søresen (DEN 952) from Denmark. They took it with a distinct gap to the main field of the boots.