News Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin steam to Victory at Kieler Woche

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Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin steam to Victory at Kieler Woche

Jun 2016

The USA’s Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin made swift work of eating up the race track in the nine series at Kieler Woche, Germany.

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2016 Kieler Woche

The pair launched their attack with back to back wins, followed by a pair of tenth places, before accelerating back to claim two more wins in the 6 race qualification series. No surprise to see such domination, as the pair has enjoyed a formadable career in the 420, including winning the 2015 420 Junior Europeans. When not racing a 420, they are also tuning partners to the USA's Rio bound 470 Women Olympic team Annie Haegar/Briana Provancha.

Pushing hard and closest challengers were German brother and sister partnership Jan Borbet/Lea Borbet, along with Shawn Harvey/James Westerberg (USA).

Headlining the 162 boat fleet as they advanced to the gold fleet finals stage, Rogers/Parkin yet again put together the best scorecard, to win by 6 points over the Borbets. Third to Philipp Royla/Jonas Royla.

Top girls team were Sofie Schone/Line Theelemann (GER) in 14th overall.

420 Class sailors from across Europe were joined by a strong contingent of 15 teams representing USA,

Nations competing were: Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, USA.