Flying Optis

It blew sometimes even with 6 Beaufort. "The high waves, shifty winds and gusts are the challenge," said a coach at the International German Championship of the youngest optimists in 2014 in Flensburg Sailing Club (FSC) in front of Gluecksburg at the Eastern Sea of Germany.

Over the sailing weather no one should complain. Plenty of sunshine, some rain, sufficient wind. With every dark clouds in the sky package, and many of them were on their way, it blew stronger.

During the day, the wind strong, the waves became higher. It blew sometimes even with 6 Beaufort. "The high waves, shifty winds and gusts are the challenge," said one coach. And at some point are all back in the harbor. Also, Mic, 10 years. How was it for him out there on the race area 12? Twice he is completely filled up. "I have my boat scooped out quickly. That took a long time" said Mic Mohr - little brother of Roko Mohr. And not in a bad mood - after the storm opener in Gluecksburg. Now Mic Mohr has "DNF - did not finish" stand in the results of the first day. With him 62 more sailors of the total of 218 participants. The opinion about the race was divided among the sailors. The Great: Cool Weather. The little ones: Was glad to be back in port.

Félicitations, Congratulation, Gratulation to Alexander Ilsley (center) from Monaco, he is Opti International Championist 2014. Two titles won Roko Mohr to second place overall, he is German Vice Champion and German youngest champion U-13 in the Optimist class. Roko Mohr (left) benefited from its excellent performance in the leading group with 3,3,4,5,1, including one day win! Third place went to Thimoté Polet (right) from France with places 2,2,3,4,6.
The result can be found here: http://www.fsc.de/en/races/idjuem-opti.html. Photos and text source: www.DODV.org; Birgitt Mueller-Genrich.

 

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