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  • Race report from the Olympiajol Class

    Posted on July 10th, 2012 Nancy No comments

    In all of the races we have asked sailors to send in their reports about the races.

    Here you find a report from race reporter Ton op de Weegh, Ojol NED653

    The first racing day on lake Como was a very special reunion with the beautiful lake, a nice 10 knots of wind with the sun blazing.
    Two races in the Ojol

    where sailed, the first race with a Dutch winner Thies Bosch. Thies knew first to tack to the right to the mountain walls, take the lead and not give it away anymore.
    Martin Baas, in only his second race of the year, grabbed an unexpected second place.
    In this race Dutch sailor Hans van Beek also sailed convincing, he came in third. Ger 519 Andre Kliver, sailed in a borrowed boat and ended up in fourth place closely followed by this reporter Ton op de Weegh.
    In the second race Martin Baas in NED 612 was doing well, cleverly did what Thies Bosch did in the first race; tacked to the right near to the mountain wall and won. So to all of your sailors in the O-jolle class if the conditions are similar, you know what to do! Martin was followed closely by Hans van Beek in the NED 540 who came in second place and Max Blom in NED 631 finished 3rd. Between him and your reporter who came in fifth again was Herman van Eijk in the NED 562.
    All in all, perfect conditions for sailors and those who accompanied them.

    My compliments go out to the organizing committees of Bellano and Dervio for having 8 former Olympic classes out on the water.

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