Four Free Holidays Given to lucky participants in the Wildwind Sponsored Hobie European Championships.
We are absolutely thrilled at the competitors’ response to the Wildwind sponsorship of this year’s Hobie Multi Class European championships – the daily footage of the event was shown in the Event Tent gathering enormous attention, as well as being broadcast to VR Sport’s great network. And four lucky prize-winnners drawn at random from the competitors (we think a random draw encourages participation at all of our sponsored events) are now booking up their free holidays in Vassiliki or Mauritius!
The Hobie Multi Europeans is quite an event – with four days of preliminary racing covering the Youths, Masters, Womens and Spi classes as well as the selection series, the final 4 days are devoted to the finals, comprising the Wildcat fleet and the two Hobie 16 fleets, Gold and Silver – with the Gold winner taking the biggest honours of the entire event.
While racing was tight, as always, in the massive Hobie 16 fleet, in the Wild Cat, with a young German team dominating the fleet from the start. Unfortunately, two days in gold fleet were lost due to lack of wind. (they should have been in Vassiliki these last few days where every day has had Foce 4-6 as normal for this time of year!)
With more than 80 boats, the Hobie 16 was the biggest fleet in this year's Hobie MultiEuropeans in Neusiedl am See. French team, Cedric Bader and Laurent Bader, had a tight duel with current world champions from Denmark, Daniel Bjornholt with crew Josephine Frederiksen. In the end both teams finished with 37 points, French boys took gold with the better single results. The Bader brothers secured their third consecutive title, their fourth overall. Ten points behind German Team Ingo and Sabine Delius-Wenig secured bronze.
Gold for Brüning/Fischer
Four races won out of eight and twenty points ahead of second place team from Austria: Sebastian Brüning and Jacob Fischer dominated the Wild Cat fleet in a very impressive way. “On every leg of the race course we had different wind conditions. It was pretty challenging, but we had really good days here in Austria. At the end we managed to make our own thing, without compromises”, commented Jacob Fischer. Just behind, it was a very tough race for Silver and Bronze. From Silver for Mira Dreier and Korbinian Kordes to the fifth place the difference was four points. Bronze medal again was taken by a German team Fritz-Rüdiger Klocke and Sebastian Tietzsche. “The wind was so shifty, it was really hard. For us and also the race committee. At the end they did a very good job under this conditions.
Four lucky Hobie sailors were presented with two amazing prizes of a one week holiday at Wildwind Vassiliki and Wildwind Mauritius by Peter Kukla, Wildwind Adventures Germany.
Report by Roland Regnemer & Simon Butterworth
Hobie 16 Open Gold Fleet Final Results
- FRA Cedric Bader / Laurent Bader
- DEN Daniel Bjornholt / Josephine Frederiksen
- GER Ingo Delius / Sabine Delius-Wenig
Hobie 16 Open Silver Fleet Final Results
- FRA Guillaume Sepeau / Basil Heitzler
- ITA Flavio Salatino / Flavia Radicchi
- ITA Adriano Pugini / Tito Ricci
Hobie Wild Cat Final Final Results
- GER Sebastian Brüning / Jacob Fischer
- AUT Mira Dreier / Korbinian Korder
- GER Fritz-Rüdiger Klocke / Sebastian Tietzsch
Hobie Tiger Final Results
- AUT Michael Satlow / Gerald Zernatto
- AUT Berndt Silbert / Antonia Zernatto