STRONG WIND SPECIALISTS HEAD FOR PODIUM AT TRAVEMUENDER WOCHE
The final race day of the International German Youth and Youngsters Championships at the Travemuende Week was again a real challenge for the crews. Strong winds on average and some strong gusts did create the framework for challenging finals
The 12 race series attrached a massive eighty-eight boat 420 fleet, from across Germany, for the 128th Travemunder Woche in Germany.
"Everything went according to plan today," explained Linus Klasen while loading the boat.
Together with his crew Daniel Goettlich, Klasen defended the lead they claimed on Friday and with it also became the International German 420 Youth Champion. Looking at the strong winds, Goettlich/Klasen had gone into the last day with the expectation to win Gold at the Travemuende Week.
With two victories, they were not disappointed. "We had the boat speed, we were hoping for and did make the right tactical decisions," said Klasen. For the top placed ladies team, Theresa Steinlein/Lina Plettner (GER), who were leading the fleet for the three days, the hopes for winning the title were gone atthe winds becoming stronger. But they defendined second overall, agasint the champions from 2016, Philipp Royla//Kim Fernholz (GER), who finished third.