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12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games 2018 Copenhagen - Overall

by Vincent Delany 22 Sep 2018 22:22 BST 16-22 September 2018
Wim Bleeker (NED) wins the Vintage Yachting Games in Copehagen © George Miller

Unfortunately, the weather in Hellerup, near Copenhagen for the past two days has not been suitable for racing in small dinghies. However, event PRO Peter Stephensen Lubeck (DEN) was wise enough to predict this scenario, and doubled up the number of races on Thursday, and in so doing he achieved six good races of the original eight race series for the 12 Foot Dinghies.

As predicted by some 12 Foot Dinghy buffs, one or other of the two Bleeker brothers from the Netherlands was likely to rise to the top of this event which takes place every four years. After six good races it was Wim Bleeker (who was Dutch 12 Foot Dinghy champion of 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017) who won the Vintage Yachting Games 2018, in the largest class competing.

The other classes competing in this year's Vintage Yachting Games were the Soling and O-Jolle or Olympiajolle (which was a singlehander used for the 1936 Olympic games in Kiel, and still popular in Germany and Holland).

The venue for the games in four year's time has yet to be decided.

Overall Results:

PosHelmSail NoBoatNo. of crewR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1Wm. BleekerNED 869Trupial10030000
2Jurri RooyackersNED 673Lotje1268033822
3Hans ReyersNED 411Kaagbaby2335.711.710324.7
4Sipke SchuurmansNED 830Geintzje2102610135.75.744.4
5Bert HammingaNED 824Oranjetipje15.75.711.710141547.1
6Pieter BleekerNED 888Bruin Blauwtje18268811.71449.7
7Lambertus HammingaNED 831Eliert113131514811.759.7
8Mark DelanyIRL 8Cora11816135.7171364.7
9Nicky ArnoldusCAN 340Duikelaartje117141415131066
10Rifat EdinTUR 874Turkish Delight116261616151679
11George MillerIRL 11Pixie21511.72626161785.7
12Jaap van HasseltFRA 588Papoose111.71526262626104.7
13Leen van WillingenNED 848Proud1191026262626107
14Ed van CortenbergheNED 414Vlerk1142626262626118
15Doug BransonGBR 49English Rose1202626262626124
16Dirk StolpH 112Anneke1212626262626125
17Elena Romana GasenzerGER 223Melodie1222626262626126
18Harm PloegerH 278Pinokkio1232626262626127
19Yoichi KomoriJPN 675Chuchubi1262626262626130

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