Feb 4, 2018

Nacra 17: Christian Peter Lubeck injury details



Sailing pic Didier Hillaire. We received this mail below from Marcus Spillane Nacra 17 Class President.  Digging a bit more I found this pic to the left and additional details at Sejlerlandsholdet / Danish Sailing Team fb, it seems Christian fell from his trapeze and the rudder blade cut made a serious cut in his leg. Also that surgery went well and he is recovering. Good to see him in pic to the left along Coen de Koning.

Christian along Lin Ea Cenholt were the deserved representatives for Denmark in Rio 2016, but the usual ugly Mat Racing tactics to put your opponent down without you getting a better result in the last qualifying event left them out of Olympics.

A new rule from WS has established that the only way you can Match Race a fellow crew in fleet racing is when the boat pushing for the MR will get a direct reward on that specific regatta, say you are fighting for the title against the match raced boat or to get yourself a better position overall.

We wish you a promptly recovery CP.
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Marcus Spillane , Nacra 17 Class President

Dear Sailors and Friends,

We have been made aware of an incident that occurred while racing in New Zealand yesterday. Danish crew member, CP Lubeck fell overboard and was struck by the rudder foil of his Nacra 17. The injury required surgery. Thankfully CP is recovering well and will be back in action soon.

We have been in contact with World Sailing and Nacra Sailing and are investigating the facts. This is a priority for the Class and as find out more we will keep you informed.

Sincerely,

Marcus Spillane
President, International Nacra 17 Class Association
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