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24 September 2002, 12:08 pm
Stefan Schneider and Frank Thieme (GER) Win Title
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Start of Race 2

470 Masters Cup
Starnberg Lake, Munich

The international 470 usually centers around the World Championships for Juniors and Seniors, while the World Master's Cup, reserved to skippers of more than 35 years of age, attracts less attention.
The 2002 Master's Cup in Starnberg Lake near Munich was a successful event with 40 boats from 9 countries. The competition level was high, with this year including for the first time 10 "Apprentice Masters" who took three of the top four positions, among them the first place, with Stefan Schneider and Frank Thieme (GER) winning with six race victories out of seven.

The Master's title was won by Thomas Schiffer and Thomas Kindermann(GER). The Grandmasters title (combined total age over 100 years) was won by Martin Steiger and Hans Vonmoos (SUI). The oldest masters, Stan and Dawn Speer (GBR) whose combined ages totalled more than 130 years, finished in twenty-eighth place, which shows that the 470 is keeping its sailors young!

The conditions were leniant for masters: wind a force 2-3 and mild temperatures in spite of the rain. Even more comfortable was the Bayerischer Yacht Club, which provided an excellent regatta committee and was a fantastic host. The social events were impressive, especially with a visit to the royal brewery and supper, where the "Berliner" crews exhibited real German Stimmung.

All thanks must go to the BYC and the numerous sponsors, among them the Prince of Bavaria. Next years event will be held at Lake Ballton in Hungary.

Top 10 Results Overall (After 7 Races/1 Discard)

Position Nation Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total
1 GER Stefan Schneider/Frank Thieme 1 1 1 1 -5 1 1 6
2 GER Stefan Meister/Jan Lietzmann 3 5 (OCS) 3 3 2 2 18
3 GER Thomas Schiffer/Thomas Kindermann -12 4 2 4 1 3 5 19
4 SUI Patrizia Fischer/Peter Mulhauser 5 2 13 2 2 4 -21 28
5 GER Jorg Saeger/Andreas Gluschke 2 3 -7 7 7 5 7 31
6 GER Klaus Eiermann/Peter Eiermann 9 8 4 8 9 -11 4 42
7 SUI Martin Steiger/Hans Vonmoos 8 6 3 19 8 8 -23 52
8 GER Kicker Schaffer/Achim Schafffer 4 16 -22 6 13 7 8 54
9 AUT Arthur Langenberger/Stefan Glanz -21 7 17 10 6 10 9 59
10 GER Kristof Doffing/Martin Nolte 18 18 16 5 -27 13 3 73

Hubert Kirrmann/ISAF News Editor
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