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Great finale today at Scarlino Marina for the Flying Dutchman World Championship 2017.
Hungarian champion Szabolcs Majitenyi & Andras Domokos (HUN 70) are the World Champion 2017, with 16 points from Germany Hans Peter Schwarz & Roland Kirst (GER 87). On the lowest step of the podium, the world champion of the outgoing world, made up of Danish brothers Bojsen-Moeller (DEN 21).
First under 26 German Tim Wechsler & Benedikt Nagel (GER 90), and first female German Peggy Bahr (GER19).
This is a great week of sailing, where the 102 Flying Dutchman entered the spectacle in the Gulf of Follonica with their extraordinary elegance and timeless lines of water that has been a state-of-the-art boat for years , as well as an Olympic class for nine four years, from 1960 to 1992.
The waters in front of the Marina di Scarlino have represented the right context for nine regular trials, and therefore, with two discards, allow the completion of the program in its entirety.
The battle for the head positions was fought until the last turn, and saw five nations (Hungary, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Germany) to get into the water this morning with the chance to get the iridated title.
With a 2nd place in the final, the title went to the Hungarians Szabolcs Majitenyi & Andras Domoko.
Bold in the mouth for world champions, Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Moller brothers, who must give up their leadership and settle for the 3rd place.
Just at the foot of the podium, the Italian Nicola and Francesco Vespasiani (ITA 4) which are at the 5th place. Also the Italians Manuele Gregori and Mtteo Mariotti are placed at the 10th place. For the prize-giving ceremony at the Marina Club, along with the challenge awards offered by the international class, the first three crews were given the prizes offered by Mario Luca Giusti, which represented a touch of originality, style and color.
To delight the ceremony, the tasting of Rigoni di Asiago.
Mistral wind is still protagonist of the Flying Dutchman World Championship. The Final Series phase begins today, which will tomorrow decide the World Champion Flying Dutchman 2017 at Marina di Scarlino. Changes at the top of the standings, with the start of the finals. Tomorrow the last test.The FD Worlds continues in the waters of the Gulf of Follonica, with 102 registered vessels representing 16 nations.
The thermal breeze of Mistral has made it possible to dispute today also two beautiful regattas with medium-light intensity wind, around 8-10 knots. With the two of today’s races, the headings in the provisional rankings are canceled.
Today is the start of the final race series. The first warning signal is planned for 10:55. GER 87 Hans-Peter Schwarz and Roland Kirst are leaders of the Gold Fleet. Szabolcs Majthenyi and András Domokos with 7 points just one point behind them. Even the German/Dutch team Markhoff / van Koppen still have the chance to reach for the World Champions title. MARC GER172
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I am sure you all are having fun and enjoying our venue and our racing area!
We are pleased to confirm you that tomorrow it will be a LAY DAY, therefore NO RACING IS SCHEDULED!Do not forget that on FRIDAY 29 the WARNING SIGNAL will be given at 10:55!
Today, we all will take a breath and will get prepared for the Crew Dinner Party.