20 action-packed races were sailed at today’s first eSAILING Champions League Qualifier. From 6 p.m. all sailors arrived at the race course. The race course had to be moved to Barbados because of too little wind in Porto Cervo. In 4 groups 5 races each were sailed. From each of the 4 groups the top 4 reached the final.
Thus the first 16 finalists are determined:
A) Blankeneser Segel-Club 🇩🇪
A) Kościański Klub Zeglarski 🇵🇱
A) Royal Swedish Yacht Club 🇸🇪
A) Düsseldorfer Yacht Club 🇩🇪
B) JK Marina Kaštela 🇭🇷
B) Wassersport-Verein Güstrow 1928 🇩🇪
B) WV Bovenwater 🇳🇱
B) Circolo Velico Sferracavallo SSD ARL 🇮🇹
C) R.Y.C.C. Savoia 🇮🇹
C) Hamburg Sailing Club 🇩🇪
C) Mühlenberger Segel-Club 🇩🇪
C) Circolo della Vela Bari 🇮🇹
D) Clube Naval de Cascais 🇵🇹
D) Yacht Club Jezero Hlucin 🇨🇿
D) Club Náutico Sevilla 🇪🇸
D) Hannoverscher Yacht-Club 🇩🇪
Stjepan Ćesić from JK Marina Kaštela from Croatia delivered an amazing performance: he won 4 out of 5 races! Francisco Melo from Clube Naval de Cascais (Portugal) also managed to win in his group. He feels very comfortable on the boat: “J70 is the boat that I feel most “at home”, regarding boat handling and tactics so it was very fun! I had some issues during the last 3 races but manage to solve them fast! Next races I know the level is gonna be harder so, just keep the focus and try to do my best and sail fast !”
It has been shown again that tactics matter in virtual sailing as well: Mario prodigo from R.Y.C.C Savoia from Italy reveals: “Race softly, no crazy legs or penalties and be quite.” It seems to work: he also finished first in his group.
The final races can come for Lukas Feuerherdt from Blankeneser Segel-Club: “In the german eSailing-Bundesliga last year, I was still very excited. In the meantime, I’m pretty relaxed and it’s just fun. I’m not worrying about the next races at all – I’m just looking at what’s coming up.”
Link for Livestream from Jonathan Koch on twitch.
All results can be found at sailranks.