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Moth German Open Class Championship at Lake Walchensee

by Carlo Mage 17 Aug 2016 18:29 BST 13-14 August 2016

A record 43 Moths took part in the International Moth German Open over the weekend on Lake Walchensee in Southern Germany. The first impressions for the foreign sailors on arrival was that the landscape compensates for the long journey.

The Walchensee showed its best side with the thermals winds enabling the Moths to complete the first 4 races on Saturday. The Italians Stefano Rizzi and Marco Lanulfi showed outstanding performance with their Exocets, while the best German, Maximilian Mäge was ranked in 4th overnight.

Sunday was identical to Saturday with Walchensee again at its best. A nearby thunderstorm threatened for a while but skirted past the lake Fresh winds of 12-18 knots made the sailors' hearts beat faster. The great conditions enabled more great races to be held. The results followed a similar pattern to Saturday; the Italians Rizzi ahead of Lanulfi and Petrino from Switzerland with Max Mäge in hot pursuit.

Stefano Rizzi (ITA) was confirmed as the event winner after 10 of the 12 races with Marco Lanulfi (ITA) in second. Adriano Petrino (SUI) completed the podium with Max Mäge one point behind in fourth and awarded the title of German National Champion.

The sailors were well looked after by the shore crew and after each day's sailing there was a tasty snack waiting for the tired helms. In the evening we had a barbecue and on the second night there was a sumptuous meal sponsored by Frankfurt Trust.

Lennon Racewear sponsored the event with race bibs for all and prizes. In the raffle, there was a Lennon Racewear Summer wetsuit. The winner Wolfgang Huber from Munich was able to take his winning prize directly at the prize giving.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm (Club)R1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1stSUI 4050Rizzi Stefano‑2111(OCS)211111111
2ndITA 4040Marco Lanulfi (yacht club acqua)1252(OCS)12‑113411334
3rdSUI 4404Petrino Adriano56243‑9325‑84438
4thGER 4417Mäge Maximilian (BYC)3367134‑873‑8239
5thITA 4355Fabio Mazzetti (Circolo Vela Arco)48‑96285‑16223646
6thGER 4047John Andreas (BSC)77337564(DNC)52‑849
7thGER 3389Huber Thomas (SBB)654‑947838(DNC)6758
8thAUT 3793Schönleitner Michael (UYCAs)114‑151156994‑145569
9thGER 4188Gielen Fabian (LSC)910‑11564766‑1271171
10thGER 3843Mäge Carlo (FSV)8‑338108101013(DNC)6101093
11thGER 3684Kloppenburg Sven (RSV / SCR (Ratzeburger Segler‑Verein / Segelclub Ratzeburger See))109781014135(DNC)‑161416106
12thITA 4070Maggi Nicola (Circolo Vela Tivano)131110‑1491111‑191010129106
13thGER 3594Frederik Schmid Frederik (LSC)1213131313‑151514(DNC)71512127
14thGER 3859Huber Wolfgang (SCIA)161714121519177911‑20‑21137
15thGER 4030Adolph Kai (DTYC)15‑191718121314121115‑2313140
16thGER 3795Gieser Stefan (WHW)‑2412121714172420(DNC)9919153
17thDEN 4307Rasmussen Hans (Troense Bådelaug)1814161616161910(DNC)18‑2217160
18thITA 4209Trimarchi Michele1916(DNF)2411121618(DNC)171720170
19thITA 4171Pedote Gian Carlo17202215202012‑25(DNC)191914178
20thCRO 4128Dogan Luka14151920172423(OCS)1420‑2815181
21stGER 3399Steiner Harald (SVD)212220212118222113(DNC)16‑26195
22ndAUT 3986Rakuschan Philipp (SCAtt)25‑27232218221815152221‑27201
23rdGER 4115Brühl Matthias (WSCW)20181819192120‑27(DNC)232722207
24thAUT 3924Kobale Konstantin (UYCWoe)2321242322‑2521171921‑2518209
25thAUT 3892Karnutsch Florian (ÖSV)‑2824212724‑28252217252424233
26thGER 4034Hellriegel Ernst (SCLW)262326‑29232326281628‑3023242
27th1Bevilacqua Vincenzo (PFO)2726282526‑3028‑3021241825248
28thGER 3686Steinberg Sebastian (SCR)‑3130‑31262527272320292929265
29thGER 3136Huber Tamara (SCIA)‑343229302732‑342418263230280
30thAUT 3219Kobale Oliver (UycWö)3328323230293026(DNC)(DNC)3128299
31stGER 0038Gieser Werner (WHW)(DNF)2930312926(DNC)DNCDNC302631320
32ndSUI 4303Badertscher Stefan (SVM)3231272828312929(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC323
34thAUS 3380Winter Christian (SSCW)37(DNF)(DNC)DNF323432DNCDNC273433361
35thAUS 3321Hoh Tobias (DTYC)(DNF)(DNF)DNC3333353532DNCDNC3332365
36thGER 3601Zeiser Christoph (YCRa)(DNF)(DNF)333431333331DNCDNCDNCDNC371
38thGER 0399Gielen Markus (LSC)3634(DNF)(DNF)DNC3636DNCDNC32DNCDNC394
39thGER 4062Staabs Burkard29(DNF)(DNF)DNFDNCDNC31DNCDNC31DNCDNC399
40thGER 0006Schmatz Toni (Norddeutscher Regatta Verein)22(DNF)(DNF)DNFDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC418

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