Home favourite Markus WIESER led the charged into the semi-finals at the ISAF Grade 2 Berlin Match Race.
Although Saturday remained grey and the sailors were accompanied by a constant drizzle, there were suitable conditions for all necessary flights to be completed.
Due to fairly constant wind forces, despite some unexpected changes in direction, the second match day was completed without major problems. A cold, yet exciting day for both spectators and competitors. Two large pleasure boats were provided by Riedel, supplying spectator spaces for over 1,000 onlookers.
(RSA), the two Danes Jesper RADICH
and Michael HESTBEK
, the Frenchman Damien IEHL
, the Finn Staffan LINDBERG
as well as the cup defender Markus WIESER
(GER) qualified themselves for the second round robin. From these six, WIESER, RADICH, HESTBAEK and IEHL made their way through to the semi-final stage.
The matches in the round robin proved demonstrated the strength of the field in Berlin, and set the scene for a series of nerve-wracking matches on Sunday. All of the four qualified competitors have confirmed that they possess the talent to compete in the 16th Berlin Match Race finals on Sunday, making it incredibly difficult to predict a winner.
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