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12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games 2018 Copenhagen - Day 1

by Vincent Delany 19 Sep 2018 10:46 BST 16-22 September 2018
Hellerup Harbour on day 1 of the Vintage Yachting Games in Copehagen © Vincent Delany

It must be remembered that when the International 12 Foot Dinghies competed in the Olympic Games in 1920, they raced off Ostend on a huge course more suited to the 12 metre and 6 metre yachts. The wind and tide conditions were such that the event could not be completed within the allocated time.

In those days all the 12 footers raced with a crew of two. Today at the Royal Danish Yacht Club and Hellerup Sailing Club, the 19 competitors could decide if they would sail with a crew of one or two crew.

In race one, on 18th September the wind was blowing about 22 knots in strong sunshine and flat water, and the racing was dominated by the experienced Dutch teams.

The racing was interesting as the boats which had two crew performed better upwind, while the single-handed boats did best downwind.

Results after day 1:

PosHelmSail NoBoatNo. of crew
1Wm. BleekerNED 869Trupial1
2Hans ReyersNED 411Kaagbaby2
3Bert HammingaNED 824Oranjetipje1
4Pieter BleekerNED 888Bruin Blauwtje1
5Sipke SchuurmansNED 830Geintzje2
6Jaap van HasseltFRA 588Papoose1
7Lambertus HammingaNED 831Eliert1
8Ed van CortenbergheNED 414Vlerk1
9George MillerIRL 11Pixie2
10Rifat EdinTUR 874Turkish Delight1
11Nicky ArnoldusCAN 340Duikelaartje1
12Mark DelanyIRL 8Cora1
13Leen van WillingenNED 848Proud1
14Doug BransonGBR 49English Rose1
15Dirk StolpH 112Anneke1
16Elena Romana GasenzerGER 223Melodie1
17Harm PloegerH 278Pinokkio1
18Yoichi KomoriJPN 675Chuchubi1
19Jurri RooyackersNED 673Lotje1

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