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Championship - Optimist

International German Championship IDJM 2021 - Optimist - at Chiemsee Yacht Club (CYC) in Prien/Bavaria

Anne-Marie Hamm and Tina Lutz opened the 2021 Optimist Class Championship at the Chiemsee Yacht Club (CYC) in Prien (Bavaria). Tactical Sailing is a guest at the CYC and offers the participants the "Game Against the Wind - Boat Against Boat" to pass the time, in calm and in stormy weather. A specially erected "tent" attracted the kids to play in the "Game Hall".

  • Anne-Marie: "It was really cool that you were there!  Thanks for everything! It was a team effort with so many facets! Thank you for your great contribution, and thank you dear Annegret for the organisation on site!  Our joint plan worked out:  A celebration for the children!"

On the 1st day of racing, too much wind blew during the day with 8 Bft! The first start was delayed until late in the evening, before the race officer Kai Schreiber and his team started a race for the almost 200 Optis.

Opening ceremony on the market square in Prien/Bavaria

Meeting point in the tent at Tactical Sailing - "Game Hall"

  • Kristin Wagner, Lukas' mother: "🤩 The boys thought it was really cool to practise on the computer". 

See all photos kids playing in the "play tent at CYC" on facebook.

Champion: Best 'Tactical Sailor' was Matti Winkler from CYC

During the day tactical sailing was trained playing on the PC. The results on the PC resulted in a 'ranking list' with the best 15 participants.

  • Best 'Tactical Sailor' in gusty wind 4x4 in 16 regions was Matti Winkler from CYC with the record time 3:34.3.

Clemens and Jasper followed with only a few tenths of a second behind!. See more information (German laguage) about the championship at the club on www.cyc-prien.de and at the German Optimist Dinghy association DODV: www.dodv.org/regatta/IDJM-2021 .

International German Champion 2021

With a series of 5 first places, Alessio Bonizzoni (ITA) secured the overall victory!

  • The deserved winner of the silver medal was Lucas Hamm (GER). He sailed this results: 2,2,1,1,1,2 on his home lake.

The bronze medal was won by Clara Bonhagen (GER), her IDJM record including two day wins and two 2nd places.
The title "INTERNATIONAL GERMAN YOUTH CHAMPION*IN under 13 years (U13)" was won by Clara Sigge, 12 years old, with 4th place overall. In second place in the U13 ranking with 6th place overall was Jonny Seekamp (10 years old), 3rd in the U13 ranking was Lukas Wagner (12 years old) with 7th place overall. © See detailed News (German) Bericht von Birgitt Müller-Genrich (DODV).

Successful coaches look after their sailors on site at the IDJM on Lake Chiemsee in Prien/Bavaria

Georg Blaschkiewitz with Tina Lutz at the CYC in Prien. Tina was German Optimist Champion in 2003 and World Champion in 2005. In 2021, she won the silver medal in 49FX at the World Championship in Tokyo!

  • Georg coached the "Team West" from North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony at the IDJM 2021 at Lake Chiemsee, together with coach Tim Kirchhoff. Their children were very successful! Clara Bonhagen and Clara Siege - both "on the podium" and best girls.

Lutz Kirchner coached Lucas Hamm (CYC), Lucas became best German Optis sailor and "vice champion" at Chiemsee 2021!

Riky Stadel coached Matti Winkler from CYC and Benjamin Häufele from YCSS. Both are talented young sailors. Matti Winkler: Best 'Tactical Sailor' in Wind 4x4 in record time 3:34.3 (m:s) at the PC in Prien at the IDJM! Benjamin leads the TS ranking 2021 as best 'Tactical Sailor' in wind 5x5 to 8x8!

Fernando 'happy' Kbza (Peru) was in charge of the USA team. Wylder Smith (USA 22853) crossed the finish line as the winner in race 2! The American Opti Team is currently racing in several regattas in Europe, including Germany and Italy.

Photos of playing Against the Wind and Boat Against Boat in the "Game Hall"

Photo Credit: © Birgitt Müller-Genrich, Tactical Sailing, CYC Prien Richard Brandl / Evelyn von Hoermann

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