News German Team Takes Lead After Three Races at European Championship, Followed by Hungarian Team in Second Place, Balatonfüred Hungary


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On the third race day, Friday, August 25, there was an opportunity to hold just one race. With a total of three sailed races, the German team Schwere Jungs led by Stefan Karsunke maintained their top position from day one. iJroncat, helmed by Gábor Sallai, secured the second position, and Amuse Bouche, skippered by Kurt Dammeier from the USA, climbed to third place.

The third race day began with an onshore postponement by the Race Committee, and at 13:00, relying on continuously improving wind conditions on the racecourse, Peter Lübeck, the Danish PRO, sent the fleet onto the water. The course was set in a 5-5.5 knot easterly breeze, and the race got underway under the strictest Black Flag due to time constraints and the experiences of previous days. Throughout the race, the wind gradually decreased, prompting a shortened course for the competitors.

The shortened race of the day was won by Hellenic Police (GRE 751), skippered by Alexandros TAGAROPOULOS. Budapest Wedding (HUN 64) with András BAJUSZ at the helm secured the second position, while Amuse Bouche skippered by Kurt DAMMEIER from the USA claimed third place.

The scorching day was relieved by the post-race Après Sailing beer party, courtesy of the Championship’s strategic title sponsor, Quantum Sails. At 19:00, the organizers treated competitors and crew to a Gala dinner.

Event website: 2023 J/24 EC -

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