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International Canoe Europa Cup at Deutsch-Britischer Yacht Club - Day 3

by Chris Hampe 27 Jul 2018 09:07 BST 23-27 July 2018

After a lay day in Berlin, the fleet awoke to a light breeze from the Northeast and the race officer announced his plans to run two races in the morning with an additional two races to be sailed in the afternoon.

In the first race, Chris Hampe and Robin Wood started towards the pin and headed for the shift on the left. The wind though had other plans with a big right-hand shift and it was Robbert Stebbing who led a large group of boats at the windward mark. Robin wood would eventually sail through the front markers to keep his run of 1st places while Jan Stahl would record his best result of the championship in second with Stebbing third.

Race 2 was sailed in slightly lighter air and it was essential for the sailors to keep looking upwind to find the patches of wind as they tracked down the course. The race was led from the start by Robin Wood ahead of Shaun Anderson and Roger Regitz in third. In the ICOD fleet, Christopher Ossenkopp continued his dominance.

After a short break ashore for lunch, the sailors returned to the course area to find that the wind had filled in with the sailors making full use of their sliding seats. The British trio of Robin Wood, Shaun Anderson, and Chris Hampe all started towards the pin and while it was Hampe who was first to tack towards the right, It was Robin Wood who led around the windward mark. The three Brits would hold onto the leading positions throughout the remainder of the race.

In the final race, Robin Wood was OCS leaving the way clear for Shaun Anderson to take the win from Chris Hampe who had once again had to sail a recovery race after being a long way back in the pack at the first windward mark. Simon Beers was third just ahead of Axel Bierwagen who continues to be the best placed German sailor in the overall standings. With three more races scheduled for the final day, it looks likely that the Brits will fill the podium.

Standings after 9 races:

1st Robin Wood, 8 pts (Maas)
2nd Shaun Anderson, 21pts (Morrison 1)
3rd Chris Hampe, 24 pts (Morrison 3)
4th Axel Bierwagen, 34 pts (Morrison 2)
5th Simon Beers, 43 pts (Maas)
6th Jan Stahl, 46 pts (Stahl)
7th Roger Regitz, 51 pts (Maas)
8th Christopher Ossenkopp, 63 pts (ICOD)
9th Alisdair Alston, 73pts (ICOD)
10th Eckhardt Pagel, 77 pts (ICOD)
11th Fynn Beers, 81pts (ICOD)
12th Robbert Stebbing, 87 pts (Maas)
13th Emma Grigull, 88 pts (ICOD)
14th Anette Steimann, 96 pts (Maas)

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