blue26 cup 20.08.2017


blue26 cup, 20.08.2017

Bavarian blaze: the Engadin winds payed off for blu26 team Sailing Center Racing

St. Moritz, 20 August 2017 – The exceptional mountainous setting of St. Moritz and mostly clear skies offered an exceptional arena for the 20 crews from Germany, Austria, Montenegro, and Switzerland to meet and compete against each other in this year’s 6th blu26 Fleet Race Battle in St. Moritz. However, it wasn’t the familiar Maloja that set the tone this weekend, but rather a volatile North wind that paved the way for team Sailing Center Racing from Bavaria, with skipper Julius Thomas, to win this year’s regatta – against all pre-race favorites. The winning team was closely followed by Giachen Ün, with skipper Marianne Weber, second and blunote, with skipper Reinhard Rigling, third.

A recording breaking entry list
Considering this year’s broad entry list, the traditional Friday evening gathering was a great way to socialize and reconnect in between the teams – and get to know participants that newly joined the blu26 class. As for the sailing, a fair grid was accommodated for the numerous crews to compete on the six blu26 boats made available by the organizing team. The race committee, around race officer Marc Knöpfel, has made a remarkable job in executing a fair rotation mode across the two racing days, assuring just racing conditions.