X-Yachts Gold Cup 2017 - Saturday 15th July

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Saturday 15th July 2017

It could not have been a better finale day in Copenhagen for the X-Yachts Gold Cup 2017 participants – full sun, 20 degrees and 4-6 knots. The last and determining races were held and the following prize giving ceremony party wrapped up some amazing days with competition, socializing and sharing the passion for the X-Yachts. 2019 will be the next Gold Cup for X-Yachts sailors.

The X-35 World Championships gold went to the Swedes

In the X-35 World Championships one team had sailed a sublime series and won the gold medal even before the last race. The winner team was Swedish Joanna with Jacob Jacobsen at the helm. “We are so happy to have won this year! We became fourth at our last World Cup in 2015, so it’s such a fantastic feeling that the training and consistency of the team has payed off,” said Jacob Jacobsen. The silver went to the Danish Foxy Lady (Jette Dalegaard) and the bronze to Swedish Escape (Mats Rimmö).

The Family Class around Flakfortet

In the Gold Cup’s Family Class, the sailors were sent out on a race around Flakfortet, an island outside Copenhagen. The winner of Saturday’s race and overall winner of the Family Class became Danish XC-L with Birger Hansen as helm. The second place went to the Danish X-One (Ib Kunøe), where Niels Jeppesen, X-Yachts founder and CEO joined the team. On a third place came Danish Xtravaganza (Kai Hoffmann).

To the great amusement of all the participants at the Gold Cup’s award ceremony, Niels admitted in his speech, with glint in his eyes, that it was a little hard to be beaten by Birger, his former partner – with only 18 seconds.

Nerve wrecking close in the Sports Classes

In Sports Class A and B, it was only a few points that decided who would win. In Sports Class A the winner was German Quattro (Klaus-Peter Boock), second place went to Danish Mille (Kim Rasmussen) and Swiss Morning Breeze (Bruno Frank) became third. Sports Class B was won by Danish Stony (Steen Toftebjerg), Danish X4Box (Henrik Jørgensen) became number two and Swedish Veronix (Stephan Bertntsson) became number three.

Revealed plans for X-Yachts Gold Cup 2019

“It really makes me proud to see all ‘my babies’ gathered in the harbour here in Skovshoved, having a great time together and I personally also enjoy meeting up with so many great friends,” said Niels Jeppsen, CEO of X-Yachts, who participated on the water on team X-One.

Niels Jeppsen, X-Yachts’ CEO, promised at the prize giving ceremony that X-Yachts have great plans for the Gold Cup in 2019, where the yard will celebrate it’s 40th anniversary. Niels did not hide the fact that this year’s lower number of participants was worrying, but that he and the rest of the X-Yachts team would do everything in their power to offer the most attractive event in 2019.

Results

X-35 World Championship

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

Rank Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Net
1st SWE122 Joanna Jacob Jacobsen 1 2 2 1 4 2 1 1 (5) 1 15
2nd DEN67 Foxy Lady Jette Dalegaard 3 3 1 2 3 3 (4) 3 4 3 25
3rd SWE82 Escape Mats Rimmö 4 4 4 3 1 5 3 (8) 7 5 36
4th NED117 Noting Box Alex Klaver (8) 6 7 6 6 4 2 2 1 4 38
5th SWE167 Rocket Racing Johan Rockström 2 5 6 (11 RET) 5 1 5 4 8 2 38
6th NOR202 Vortex Martin Moe 5 (7) 5 5 2 7 9 5 6 6 48
7th NOR191 Xarabi Amund Hosoien 7 1 3 3.7 RDG 3.7 RDG 3.7 RDG (11 DNC) 11 DNC 11 DNC 11 DNC 55.1
8th SWE106 Hang Loose Magnus Ekbom 6 (9) 8 8 7 6 6 6 2 7 56
9th NOR88 Akhillevs X Yngve Amundsen 9 (10) 10 4 9 8 7 7 3 9 66
10th NOR164 ShadowfaX Bård Fjeldaas (10) 8 9 7 8 9 8 9 9 8 75

Sports Class A

Rank Model Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Net
1st X-332 GER4687 QUATTRO Klaus-Peter Boock 1 2 1 (4) 1 1 3 1 10
2nd X-99 X99 517 Mille Kim Rasmussen (3) 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 11
3rd X-37 SUI5370 MORNING BREEZE Bruno Frank (4) 3 3 2 3 4 2 3 20
4th Xp 33 DEN43 Smilina Thomas Vinding Beck 2 4 4 3 4 (5) 4 4 25
5th Xp 33 GER6842 Xianggang Henning Kuhlmann (5) 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 33
6th Xp 33 DEN29 Abena Peter Labecker (6) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 42

Sports Class B

Rank Model Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Net
1st Xp 44 DEN201 Stony 7 Steen Toftebjerg 2 1 (5) 3 2 4 1 5 18
2nd X4³ DEN14 X4Box Henrik Jørgensen 1 (7) 2 4 4 5 2 1 19
3rd Xp 44 SWE98 Veronix Stephan Berntsson 4 4 3 2 1 2 3 (6) 19
4th Xp 44 DEN5 Quinta Anders Bogason 3 2 1 (5) 5 3 4 4 22
5th Xp 38 SWE33 BlueS Hans Johansson 5 (6) 6 6 3 1 6 2 29
6th X-50 GER6336 Bajazzo Sven Zoller (8) 3 4 1 6 6 7 7 34
7th X-43 GER7143 ABACUS Carsten Marquardt (9) 5 7 7 7 8 5 3 42
8th Xp 38 FIN11850 Finx Timo Kairama 7 (8) 8 8 8 7 8 8 54
9th X-40 GER6079 XANDUS Hendrik Gottschalk 6 (10 DNF) 10 DNS 10 DNC 10 DNC 10 DNC 10 DNC 10 DNC 66

Family Class

Overall Position Model Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 Net
1st Xc 50 DEN28 XC-L Birger Hansen 1 2 1 4
2nd X4³ DEN22 X-One Niels Jeppesen 2 1 3 6
3rd X4³ DEN12 Xpedition 3 3 2 8
4th Xp 38 DEN80 Xtravaganza Kai Hoffmann 7 4 4 15
5th IMX 40 NOR10040 Xplorer Steven Hatch 4 5 7 16
6th Xc 38 GER7358 Auf Ex Christoph Barth 6 7 5 18
7th X-46 NOR11721 Wild Thing 8 6 6 20
8th Xc 45 DEN109 Xaica Carsten Mikkelsen 5 8 9 22
9th X-37 SWE136 Indefatigable Henrik Krantz 9 11 DNF 8 28
10th X4³ GBR19 SeXtanten Roland Jarlgaard 10 9 10 29

Photos

All photos taken by Per Heegaard