X-Yachts Gold Cup 2017 - Friday 14th July

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Friday 14th July 2017

Sailing a boat with the three characteristic stripes along the waterline automatically makes you a member of the X-Yachts family – and the X-Yachts Gold Cup is the family reunion. That is what makes the atmosphere so special when all the X-Yachts sailors meet in Denmark for the fourth time in a row.

In the morning of Friday of the X-Yachts Gold Cup the perfect combination of expectations and excitement hit the dock in the Royal Danish Yacht Club marina at Skovshoved. The sailors prepared for another day on the water – a day with less wind.

The battle of the legends in the Family Class

After two days of long-distance sailing outside Copenhagen, the two Danish teams X-One (Ib Kunøe) and XC-L (Birger Hansen) are shared the first place. Both crews are, in addition to the helmsmen themselves, filled with sailor legends like Niels Jeppesen, Kim Haugaard, Per Weiskvist, Henrik Søderlund, Sten Kjølhede, etc. Exciting to see who wins tomorrow’s last and decisive race.

Close races in the Sports Classes

There are just a few points that determine at the top of the Sports Classes A and B. German Quattro (Klaus-Peter Boock) and Danish Mille (Kim Rasmussen) are in first and second place with 6 and 8 points in Sports Class A. In Sport Class B, Swedish Veronix (Stephan Berntsson) and Danish Stony 7 (Steen Toftebjerg) share the first place after day two.

The X-35 world champions are found

After nine races in the X-35 World Championships, that also takes part during the X-Yachts Gold Cup, Swedish Joanna (Jacob Jacobsen) has already secured the gold medal. Danish Foxy Lady (Jette Dalegaard) is to take silver, which will be exciting to follow with just one race left to calculate in the total score.

X4³ joined the party

For the first time at an X-Yachts Gold Cup four of the newly launched X4³ joined the rest of the X-Yachts and received a warm welcome from the sailors. The new X-Yachts boat model meant to merge the Xc and Xp models and thereby combine performance, style and luxury.

At this year’s X-Yachts Gold Cup three X4³s joined the Family Class and one team participated in the Sports Class B. The feedback from the owners and crew on the dock in Skovshoved marina is, that ”the boat is easy to handle”, ”feels like a dinghy”, ”is smooth to work with for the crew”, and ”delivers both when it comes to racing and cruising”.

The X4³ was launched in summer 2016 and has already been nominated as European Yacht of the Year, and won Cruising World’s ”Best full-sized Cruiser Under 50ft” and Hiswa’s ”Sailing Boat of the Year 2017”.

Results

X-35 World Championship

Sailed: 9, Discards: 1, To count: 8, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A, RET: Retired, RDG: Redress given, DNC: Did not come into start area

Rank Class Nat Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Net
1st X-35 SWE 122 Joanna Jacob Jacobsen 1 2 2 1 4 2 1 1 (5) 14
2nd X-35 DEN 67 Foxy Lady Jette Dalegaard 3 3 1 2 3 3 (4) 3 4 22
3rd X-35 SWE 82 Escape Mats Rimmö 4 4 4 3 1 5 3 (8) 7 31
4th X-35 NED 117 Noting Box Alex Klaver (8) 6 7 6 6 4 2 2 1 34
5th X-35 SWE 167 Rocket Racing Johan Rockström 2 5 6 (11 RET) 5 1 5 4 8 36
6th X-35 NOR 202 Vortex Martin Moe 5 (7) 5 5 2 7 9 5 6 42
7th X-35 NOR 191 Xarabi Amund Hosoien 7 1 3 3.7 RDG 3.7 RDG 3.7 RDG (11 DNC) 11 DNC 11 DNC 44.1
8th X-35 SWE 106 Hang Loose Magnus Ekbom 6 (9) 8 8 7 6 6 6 2 49
9th X-35 NOR 88 Akhillevs X Yngve Amundsen 9 (10) 10 4 9 8 7 7 3 57
10th X-35 NOR 164 ShadowfaX Bård Fjeldaas (10) 8 9 7 8 9 8 9 9 67

Sports Class A

Rank Class Nat Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Net
1st Sports A GER 4687 QUATTRO Klaus-Peter Boock 1 2 1 (4) 1 1 6
2nd Sports A DEN X99 517 Mille Kim Rasmussen (3) 1 2 1 2 2 8
3rd Sports A SUI 5370 MORNING BREEZE Bruno Frank (4) 3 3 2 3 4 15
4th Sports A DEN 43 Smilina Thomas Vinding Beck 2 4 4 3 4 (5) 17
5th Sports A GER 6842 Xianggang Henning Kuhlmann (5) 5 5 5 5 3 23
6th Sports A DEN 29 Abena Peter Labecker (6) 6 6 6 6 6 30

Sports Class B

Rank Class Nat Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Net
1st Sports B SWE 98 Veronix Stephan Berntsson 4,00 4,00 3,00 2,00 1,00 2 12,00
2nd Sports B DEN 201 Stony 7 Steen Toftebjerg 2,00 1,00 5,00 3,00 2,00 4,00 12,00
3rd Sports B DEN 5 Quinta Anders Bogason 3,00 2,00 1,00 5,00 5,00 3,00 14,00
4th Sports B DEN 14 X4Box Henrik Jørgensen 1,00 7,00 2,00 4,00 4,00 5,00 16,00
5th Sports B GER 6336 Bajazzo Sven Zoller 8,00 3,00 4,00 1,00 6,00 6,00 20,00
6th Sports B SWE 33 BlueS Hans Johansson 5,00 6,00 6,00 6,00 3,00 1,00 21,00
7th Sports B GER 7143 ABACUS Carsten Marquardt 9,00 5,00 7,00 7,00 7,00 8,00 34,00
8th Sports B FIN 11850 Finx Timo Kairama 7,00 8,00 8,00 8,00 8,00 7,00 38,00
9th Sports B GER 6079 XANDUS Hendrik Gottschalk 6,00 10,00 DNF 10,00 DNS 10,00 DNC 10,00 DNC 10,00 DNC 46,00

Family Class

Overall Position Class Nat Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 Net
1st Family DEN 22 X-One Niels Jeppesen 2 1 3
2nd Family DEN 28 XC-L Birger Hansen 1 2 3
3rd Family DEN 12 Xpedition 3 3 6
4th Family NOR 10040 Xplorer Steven Hatch 4 5 9
5th Family DEN 80 Xtravaganza Kai Hoffmann 7 4 11
6th Family DEN 109 Xaica Carsten Mikkelsen 5 8 13
7th Family GER 7358 Auf Ex Christoph Barth 6 7 13
8th Family NOR 11721 Wild Thing 8 6 14
9th Family GBR 19 SeXtanten Roland Jarlgaard 10 9 19
10th Family SWE 136 Indefatigable Henrik Krantz 9 11 DNF 20

Photos

All photos taken by Per Heegaard