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Jun 21 2011

ORC regattas of the 77th North Sea Week dominated by two world champions and one manufacturer

The ORC regattas of the North Sea week were dominated by five yachts. Including two world champions in the group ORCi1 and ORCi2. Yachts of the shipyard X-Yachts from Denmark were the strongest. On land,  the North Sea Week offered the sailors great parties and and also many services like the weather report or picture service.

Every year since 1922 the North Sea week takes place on Pentecost weekend. Since 1925, around Helgoland on the North Sea. Various feeder regattas also brought this year about 160 yachts to the island. Then on Whitmonday and Whitsunday four big regattas were sailed offshore and celebrated together on Helgoland. Additionally on WhitMonday, races back to the coast and one long distances-regatta were started. This year the long distance went from Helgoland to Edinburgh. This race alternates with the Pantaenius Round Skagen race which will take place again in 2012. The Edinburgh regatta is the qualification regatta for the Fastnet Race.

Main sponsor of the North Sea Week is the boot Düsseldorf trade show. Marinepool has also shown committment for several years in the North Sea Week and sponsors  outfits for the organising team and also the on-water teams.

Already On Friday, 50 yachts started to Cuxhafen in the traditional feeder race, which has been held since 1910. There the 77th North Sea Week was officially opened. In the SE Vibe Out Series in the group ORCI1 the Nova Elena with Christian Plump aboard could prevail in the open sea race Hummer 1 und Hummer 2 and won all three regattas.

In the group ORCi2 all three races were won by "patent3". Thus  the incumbent world champion Jürgen Kling with his coxswain Jens Tschentscher secured the overall victory of the SE Vibe Out Series. As the icing on the cake  patent3 won the BHF-Bank-Cup around Helgoland in the ORCi2 group. Therefore patent3 was one of the most effective yachts at the North Sea week.

In addition to the ORC, the North Sea Regatta Week once again offered the Family Cruiser Cup. At the family-cruiser-cup regatta beginners, families or such crews which will take it easy could take part. The Family Cruiser Cup won Olaf nickel (SYCH) from Westerland.

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