Martin (GER) becomes the first Travemunder Woche event winner, ahead of Sydney 2000 Silver medallist Amelie Lux (GER).
The Olympic Mistral-Class, fighting for the honour of becoming German Youth Champion 2001, had their starts for the last two races of this event today, before all the other sixteen for today scheduled classes heard the first shot. With three first places of the sailed six races, the 18 year old German Moritz Martin won this 102nd Travemünder Woche and the title with 9.00 points in front of the Olympic 2000 silver medal-winner Amelie Lux. She was still a little handicapped because of her incident in June and got 12,00 points in total. " For me it was really necessary to grow up my self-confidence again, because in August I have to be successful in the European - and World-Championship" commented Amelie Lux on her result here in Travemünde.
At noon, just after the Mistrals finished their last race, the wind slowed down and turned a little bit more westerly and increased one hour later up to 3 to 4 Beaufort. With sunshine and waves no more than 0,5 meters, the Luebeck Bay pleased the sailing crews with perfect race conditions.
Thirty-three Tornado crews from Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the Netherlands are fighting to name their International German Champion for 2001. At the end of the first race day and two fast races, Andrew Landenberger and Martin Rusterholz from Switzerland are on top of the fleet with one first and one fourth finishing. Second and third over the line were the German heroes Helge and Christian Sach. Third for this race day, with a first place in the second race of the day, ist the Swedish crew Martin Strandberg and Kristian Mattson from Malmö.
A field of eighty-one Lasers is racing here in Travemünde this year to become Travemünder Woche Champion. Robert Stanjek from Hamburg is after three races leading the fleet, only seven points in front of the Russian Maxim Semerkhanov. Who made two eight's and one second finish, the German Stanjek has only one eight's, one second and a first place. The Lasers are sailing up to the 24th of July in Travemünde and do have in total 12 races on their schedule.
The 11:metre One Design-yachts are sailing at the moment to find out the best of the German Open-series. Most of the participating crews are using this competition to check on the boats and to measure with the other crews for the European Championship, which is going to be started on Wednesday, the 25th July, here in Travemünde. After the today sailed three races the Belgium crew with skipper Robrecht de Bock is leading the fleet with only one point before the German Skippers Matthias Zierold and Frank Sothmann.