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news - 1 Gold and 1 Bronze at Laser Europeans for MP Racing Team!

June 11 2010

Kontides & Geritzer win medals

The Marinepool Racing Team showed a top performance during the Laser European Championship off Tallinn, EST.

Cypriot Laserati Pavlos Konides, double junior world champion, added another title to his career winning the U21 European Championship with an astonishing 90 points lead on the second. He showed his extraordinary skills in finishing 11th in the standard rankings in which he will compete in future. His ticket to the 2012 London Games seems quite certain!

Andreas Geritzer (AUT) was the other successful Marinepool Racing Team member in the championship. Bronze for the Austrian was the result of a great performance over 12 races and also earned him a third rank in the ISAF World Rankings.

"It feels great, I am very satisfied with the regatta and very glad that I overcame my bad form. After 2006 not much went as desired but now I am back and feel great in all conditions and have a lot of fun on the job", says Geritzer after his triumph.

Simon Grotel├╝schen (GER) of the Heinz Nixdorf Team also showed a convincing performance and finished 7th overall. His German team mate Malte Kamrath could not match his result and finished 26th. He was thrown back by a technical failure.

The ladies on the Marinepool Racing Team were not sailing at the level of their male team mates this time and finished out of the top 15 but showed their potential in single races. Franziska Goltz (GER) finished 25th and Anke Helbig (GER) on 32nd. Constanze Stolz (GER) finished 45th in her first European Championship.

We congratulate our athletes to their great performances and are looking forward to the Worldcup in Kiel.

Bronze - Andreas Geritzer