Aug 18, 2014

A-Class German Nats 2014: Thilo Keller Champ


All Images Catarina Jentzsch - Thilo Keller won the 2014 German Nats with 13pts gap racing his Arrow MKII. 4 bullets and all top ten results minus a bfd. Second place for Pontus Johnsson on a Marstrom and 3rd for Mischa Heemskerk on the latest DNA tech.

A good combo outcome for the Class: Thilo winning on his own Arrow design, a legendary Marstrom finishing second with Pontus , the Polish promises ending 4 & 6th and Mischa flying bullets with more wind.

Mischa had 3 bullets but a pair of +10th and a bfd put him in 3rd.

Grand Master Mathias Dietz was sailing an Exploder, surely getting in rhythm as he told me at Bordeaux he was training to learn flying. But it seems the Nikita was the boat for this event with some light wind races.
A good mix should be the Nikita with updated foils as Thomas Paasch used few weeks ago to win the Nordics.

As I saw live at Bordeaux the foilers have an advantage with some breeze mainly on giving a major gap, considering leveled sailor skills against not flying boats, but still not granting you any crown if you are not up to par with the best sailors.


Thilo and his Arrow MKII are a good proof of that.

Top ten below. Full Results Here


R Land Sail Yachtname Segler Club 1.W 2.W 3.W 4.W 5.W 6.W 7.W 8.W 9.W 10.W 11.W 12.W Tot
1 GER 7 Arrow MKII Keller, Thilo BYC 3 1 3 1 1 5 1 6 (BFD) 3 3 -8 27
2 SWE 22 Marstrom Johnsson, Pontus Ystad ss 2 6 8 -11 6 2 3 3 (BFD) 2 5 3 40
3 NED 28 DNA - Holland C Heemskerk, Mischa W.S.V. D 1 4 6 6 10 -14 2 9 (BFD) 1 1 2 42
4 POL 15 DNA Bendyk, Tymek UKS Navi 7 8 1 8 2 -10 4 -18 4 5 2 7 48
5 GER 85 Schulte, Guido MSVWism 4 -13 11 (BFD) 3 8 5 1 2 6 7 6 53
6 POL 11 Scheurer Badzio, Marcin UKS Navi 5 9 5 3 4 7 8 -10 (BFD) 9 4 1 55
7 NED 117 Tante Truus Groot, Jan ZVR 8 -24 12 -32 11 4 16 2 3 7 8 9 80
8 DEN 18 ScanNet Hansen, Jorgen Ks -14 14 9 10 8 12 -15 5 10 4 6 5 83
9 DEN 13 EPO Schrøder, Lars frederic 9 5 2 14 -20 1 6 12 17 -21 16 4 86,5
10 GER 3 Baustelle 2 Dietz, Matthias PSG -15 10 7 14 9 6 12 8 1 10 11 (DNC) 88,5

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