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6 August 2013, 08:27 am
Tricky Conditions On Day Two Of The 6mR Worlds
Day Two At 6mR Worlds
Day Two At 6mR Worlds

Robbie And Berking 6 Meter World Championships 2013
Glucksburg, Germany

The second day of the Robbe & Berking 6mR World Championship, in Glücksburg (Flensburg Fjord) challenged its participants with tricky conditions.
Two races had been scheduled of which the first one confronted the competitors with light, often shifting south easterly winds and some wind holes.

During the second race it developed to a quite strong easterly wind that became even stronger during the course of the race, with gusts up to force six, so that damages to some rigs and sails could not be prevented. Nevertheless Race Committee Chairman Claus-Otto Hansen from the organizing Flensburger Segel-Club considered the conditions as "just perfect for a world championship". For him and his team it had been, despite all necessary concentration "pure fun to enjoy these boats racing".

In the Modern Division it was the Swiss 6metre Sofie II with Skipper Hugo Stenbeck who could cope best with the changing winds. Although he dominated in both races of the day with first places he could not yet take the overall lead from Robert Smith Valhalla of Great Britain. With 10 points Stenbeck and his crew became second. Smith remained first with two second places and nine points in the overall scoring. The third place holds, just as on day one, the Canadian Ross Macdonald St Francis IX. Best German in the Modern category is former World Champion Albert Batzill with Courage IX, holding place four.

In the Classic Division the American Mat Brooks Lucie won the first race of the day, while the second race was won by the British NADA with Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen at the helm. Nevertheless it was Lars Guck from Norway with Flapper who, with 14 points, impressively took the lead in the overall scoring. His competitors Eric Jespersen Llanoria from USA und Henrik Lundberg from Finnland, Fridolin achieved places two and three, both with 25 points.

The world championship, organized by the Flensburger Segel-Club, the International 6mR Association and the Robbe & Berking Yachtmanufaktur will be continued on Tuesday. Due to a weather warning for Tuesday morning, there will be a delay so that the first start is scheduled at 12:00 local time.

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Belinda Diethelm
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