X-Yachts Gold Cup 2017 - Thursday 13th July

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The waters outside Copenhagen delivered the best sailing conditions sailors can wish for; sun and 15-20 knots with shifts to play with. 400 passionate X-Yachts sailors spread over four fleets got the regatta well started with three races for the sports classes and a long distance race for the family class.

Shifty winds and shifty results

The X-Yachts sailors racing close to land were exposed to the famous phenomena outside Skovshoved Harbor namely the shifty, puffy wind conditions. The sailors had shifts of 30-40 degrees and had to stay aware of the wind angles all day long.

Probably due to the shifty conditions we also saw different winners of the races. In Sports Class A the three races were won by the German crew Quattro (helm: Klaus-Peter Boock), the Danish Mille (helmed by Kim Rasmussen) and again by the German Quattro. In Sports Class B the X4Box (helm: Henrik Jørgensen), Bajazzo (helm: Sven Zoller) and Veronix (helm: Stephen Berntsson) distributed the race wins between them.

Family Class around Øresund

The Family Class took themselves a long and comfortable race around Øresund where the three Danish Yachts Xc-L (helmed by Birger Hansen) got the first spot, X-One (helm: Ib Kunøe) the second spot and Xpedition came in on third – only a few minutes dividing the teams after the corrected finish time.

X-35 World Championships on day two

The X-35s marked out the field for the rest of the X-Yachts by starting their World Championships yesterday. So the fleet has managed to get six races in and the Swedish team Joanna (SWE 122) helmed by Jacob Jacobsen is in the lead for the second day in a row.

Collision between two X-35

The races are close and in the aim for the win the sailors push the boats to the limit. Unfortunately, a bit too far for two of the X-35 yachts, who are racing for the World Championships title. NOR 191 and SWE 167 had a t-bone incident on a port/starboard situation.

NOR 191 Xarabi, before the collision.

We were about 4-5 boats, who were very close at the top mark. We were on port tack and we couldn’t bear off for the Norwegians in the wind puff,” says helmsman from the Swedish team Johan Rockström. His opponent from the Norwegian team Amund Hosoien replies sympathetically: “There are no hard feelings, this can happen in close racing” and the two helms enjoy the social atmosphere together afterwards.

Left: Johan Rockström, Right: Amind Hosoien

The Norwegian team are now looking for a X-35 to rent for the rest of the season.

Results

X-35 World Championship

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A, RET: Retired, RDG: Redress given.

Rank Class Nat Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Net
1st X-35 SWE 122 Joanna Jacob Jacobsen 1 2 2 1 (4) 2 8
2nd X-35 DEN 67 Foxy Lady Jette Dalegaard (3) 3 1 2 3 3 12
3rd X-35 NOR 191 Xarabi Amund Hosoien (7) 1 3 3.7 RDG 3.7 RDG 3.7 RDG 15.1
4th X-35 SWE 82 Escape Mats Rimmö 4 4 4 3 1 (5) 16
5th X-35 SWE 167 Rocket Racing Johan Rockström 2 5 6 (11 RET) 5 1 19
6th X-35 NOR 202 Vortex Martin Moe 5 (7) 5 5 2 7 24
7th X-35 NED 117 Noting Box Alex Klaver (8) 6 7 6 6 4 29
8th X-35 SWE 106 Hang Loose Magnus Ekbom 6 (9) 8 8 7 6 35
9th X-35 NOR 88 Akhillevs X Yngve Amundsen 9 (10) 10 4 9 8 40
10th X-35 NOR 164 ShadowfaX Bård Fjeldaas (10) 8 9 7 8 9 41

Sports Class A

Rank Class Nat Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 Net
1st Sports A GER 4687 QUATTRO Klaus-Peter Boock 1 2 1 4
2nd Sports A DEN X99 517 Mille Kim Rasmussen 3 1 2 6
3rd Sports A DEN 43 Smilina Thomas Vinding Beck 2 4 4 10
4th Sports A SUI 5370 MORNING BREEZE Bruno Frank 4 3 3 10
5th Sports A GER 6842 Xianggang Henning Kuhlmann 5 5 5 15
6th Sports A DEN 29 Abena Peter Labecker 6 6 6 18

Sports Class B

Rank Class Nat Sail No. Yacht Helm R1 R2 R3 Net
1st Sports B SWE 98 Veronix Stephan Berntsson 2 2 1 5
2nd Sports B DEN 14 X⁴Box Henrik Jørgensen 1 5 2 8
3rd Sports B GER 6336 Bajazzo Sven Zoller 4 1 3 8
4th Sports B SWE 33 BlueS Hans Johansson 3 4 4 11
5th Sports B GER 7143 Abacus Carsten Marquardt 7 3 5 15
6th Sports B FIN 11850 Finx Timo Kairama 5 6 6 17
7th Sports B GER 6079 Xandus Hendrik Gottschalk 6 8 (DNF) 8 (DNS) 18

Family Long Distance

Start: 13/07/2017 11:05:00, Distance: 29.40 NM, Scoring: Triple ToT Coastal/Long Distance Medium

Overall Position Class Nat Sail No. Yacht Helm Finish Time Elapsed Corrected Overall Points
1st Family DEN 28 XC-L Birger Hansen +0 15:27:43 04:22:43 05:56:49 1
2nd Family DEN 22 X-One Niels Jeppesen +0 15:44:02 04:39:02 05:59:57 2
3rd Family DEN 12 Xpedition +0 15:45:04 04:40:04 06:05:33 3
4th Family NOR 10040 Xplorer Steven Hatch +0 15:56:03 04:51:03 06:18:45 4
5th Family DEN 109 Xaica Carsten Mikkelsen +0 15:54:39 04:49:39 06:21:21 5
6th Family GER 7358 Auf Ex Christoph Barth +0 16:20:32 05:15:32 06:23:28 6
7th Family DEN 80 Xtravaganza Kai Hoffmann +0 16:13:49 05:08:49 06:30:00 7
8th Family NOR 11721 Wild Thing +0 15:57:20 04:52:20 06:30:32 8
9th Family SWE 136 Indefatigable Henrik Krantz +0 16:39:33 05:34:33 06:57:13 9
10th Family GBR 19 SeXtanten Roland Jarlgaard +0 16:51:17 05:46:17 07:30:10 10

Photos

All photos taken by Per Heegaard