Please select your home edition
Edition
Wessex Resins 2019 - Pro-Set - 728x90

Soling World Championship at Annapolis, Maryland - Day 1

by International Soling Class 19 Oct 2006 11:05 BST 16-22 October 2006

Light winds on the first day

37 teams sailed out of the SSA this wednesday for the first two races of the 2006 Soling World Championship being held in Annapolis, the sailing capital of the US.

Light winds and summer temperatures with a shine day just allowed one race with a second one that had to be abandoned.

The Canadian GUL Hans Fogh, Roger Cheers and Goron Devries with all the experience a good start, being in the right places for the shifts finished first the 6 leg windward/leward with a small reach after the downwind mark that included a gate that a few teams leading the race like Team T-SystemsHUN 77 Wossala, Vezer and Nemeth or CAN 1 Abbott, Davis, Abbott didn´t rounded properly and had to come back into the one.

The German ES Plastic team (GER 267) with Alex Holl, Norbert Helligegel and Thomas Olbrich finished second after sailing a nice race and showing all the experience aquired in the former DDR Soling training camps. UFO team from Netherlands NED 25 Johan Offermans, Peter Mosch, Bas Dusee finished third.

The best US team finshing the race today was from Connecticut USA 831 Peter Gallowey, Paul Steinborn, Greg Anthony who managed to finshed in front of local legend USA 841 Stuart Walker, Doug Loup and Bruce Empey.

Tomorrow three races are scheduled but weather lookslike will be the same, with light winds and maybe increasing to the afternoon.

Complete results at www.soling.com/results/ShowResults.asp?ID=295

Related Articles

Soling European Championship
13 nations present at Circolo Vela Torbole The beauty of sailing on Lake Garda is that you can attend international events every day, ranging from the most modern and fast flying catamarans, to classic boats that may be a bit slow, where technique and tactics are fundamental. Posted on 28 Jun 2019
Kindly Leave the Stage
What happens to ex-Olympic classes? The Carnival is over...but the Show must go on! These comparisons with a circus have never been stronger, all the more now that the Finn has been told to "kindly leave the stage", with the Olympic Regatta at Enoshima bringing an end to 72 years service. Posted on 3 Dec 2018
Vintage Yachting Games preview
Copenhagen to host ex-Olympic classes next week The fourth edition of the Vintage Yachting Games takes place in Copenhagen from 16-22 September 2018. The Vintage Yachting Games provide an opportunity for a high-level international regatta for the classes which were once Olympic Games equipment. Posted on 15 Sep 2018
Soling European Championship preview
Races will be tracked and visible live The Soling Europeans of 2018 will be held at Alsóörs, Hungary between 1-5th of May. Alsóörs is located on the northern side of Lake Balaton, the most prominent lake in Central Europe. Posted on 27 Apr 2018
2017 Christmas Fun Run winners announced
Chuck Clay had a dominating win Chuck Clay of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club had a dominating win in the Cal 20 Class and Randy Smith of Long Beach Yacht Club won in the Soling Class this past Saturday in the Long Beach Yacht Club's 2017 Christmas Fun Run, formerly known as the Cal 20 Fun Run. Posted on 13 Dec 2017
Soling European Championship overall
Varied conditions for the 37 teams The Soling European Championships at Fraglia Vela Riva finished with the undisputed success of the Hungarians (already twice World Champions) Farkas, Vezer, Csaba after four sunny days of nostalgic sailing in varied wind conditions. Posted on 17 Jul 2017
Soling European Championship day 3
Hungarians are leading the way On the second to last day of Soling European Championships, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, the wind was light for the 40 teams from 11 countries. Despite the wind conditions changed, the leader is still the Hungarian Litkey. Posted on 16 Jul 2017
Soling European Championship days 1 & 2
37 teams are racing on Lake Garda The Soling European Championships kicked off at Fraglia Vela Riva with the first three races, as scheduled. The initial light wind increased up to 12 knots. Posted on 15 Jul 2017
Sir John Oakeley passes away
One of Britain's greatest sailors Sir John Oakeley, one of Britain's greatest sailors, has died aged 84. World champion, Olympian and author, he was also a leading figure in the marine industry for more than 30 years. Posted on 22 Dec 2016
Paul Elvström, Sailing's Greatest
David Henshall's obituary of the legendary sailor With a couple of weeks still to go, 2016 has not been a good year for anyone who is normally referred to along with the adjective 'Great'. Posted on 13 Dec 2016