Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2012

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malevents
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Dragon Grand Prix Germany

Post by malevents » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:30 pm

Dragon Grand Prix Germany will start with CHILDHOOD Race on Saturday, June 30th, 2012

The Dragon Grand Prix Germany, taking place at Weisse Wiek in Boltenhagen from June 30th to July 8th will commence with the CHLDOOD Race on Saturday.

The CHILDHOOD Race traditionally marks the start of this high-class sailing event with the top-ranked dragon sailors from 8 nations. The World CHILDHOOD Foundation, founded by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, is the charity partner of the dragon class. For the 8th consecutive time the race will take place according to the motto: “Top class sailing for children in need”. Dozens of companies have pledged pledge their support for CHILDHOOD on the spinnakers.

Responsible for the organisation on the water is one of the leading German yacht clubs, the “Norddeutscher Regatta Verein”.

The Weiße Wiek, which was also the venue for the Laser World Championship last month, has extended its reputation for being a unique destination for an exclusive and high class sailing event and is proud to welcome all dragon sailors and visitors. For the first time during the Dragon Grand Prix Germany the “HM Queen Silvia Sailing Trophy” will be awarded to the winning team of the Grand Prix as a challenge trophy.

For the 8th time in series, Marinepool is the exclusive and official supplier of this first class Dragon event and the CHILDHOOD Race. All sailors will get a special edition of a fashionable CHILDHOOD shirt. There will be a photo competition for the best “Marinepool for CHILDHOOD crew”, which will be honoured with a special prize. Robert Stark, managing partner of the leading sailing clothing company worldwide: “ We have supported this brilliant idea from the very beginning. It is great that our sailing hobby can help the most marginalized children, the ones most often ignored and forgotten. I don’t know any sailing event in the world which has raised such a huge amount of money for a good cause!”


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Dragon Grand Prix 2012

Post by malevents » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:58 am

You can follow the Dragon Grand Prix 2012 on:

http://www.nrv.de/segeln/dragon-grand-prix-2012.html


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Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2012

Post by malevents » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:45 pm

Fantastic weather for first day of racing

The international competitors at the Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2012 in Boltenhagen have completed their first three races. At the end of the first day Pieter Heerema (NED 316) is at the top of the leaderboard. Only one point behind him is Jørgen Schönherr (DEN 406), winner of the CHILDHOOD Race that took place on the Wohlenberger Wiek yesterday and best Corinthian crew. Yet another point behind him is Victor Fogelson (RUS 35).
The day started off with steady winds around 10 knots from a westerly direction for the Ostseebad Boltenhagen Race. Coupled with sunshine the conditions lead to success for the Dutch crew around helmsman Pieter Heerema. They took the lead at the first windward gate and were able to hold onto it all the way to the finish line, kicking the regatta series off with a win.
The wind picked up, increasing to 20 knots for the second race of the day, the Weiße Wiek Race. Again the Dutch sailors showed their prowess, sailing ahead of the fleet from the first to the third gate but on the last downwind Lars Hendriksen (UKR 7) pushed past them and rounded the last gate twelve seconds before Heerema. The Ukrainians, currently fourth overall, won the second race and UKR 9 with Evgen Braslavetz at the helm claimed the second position, beating Heerema on the last tack towards the finish line.
During the Marinepool Race, the last race of the day, the sun was out in full swing again and the crews were clearly ready for some more racing. Impatience at the starting line lead to a general recall and a black flag start, a few minutes after which the wind dropped to seven knots. The Race Committee, headed by Moritz Stegmann from the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, made the decision to cut the race short and the third gate was declared the finish line, which Robin Broszio and his crew (GER 1130) crossed first, a good few boat lengths ahead of Walter Behrens (GER 1082).
Although the wind is predicted to drop to below five knots tomorrow afternoon it looks like the morning will see winds around nine knots and persistently warm temperatures.

Further information and photos:
http://www.dragon-grand-prix.de

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Press releas 02/07/12 Dragon Grand Prix Germany

Post by malevents » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:19 pm

Press release 02/07/12


Winner of today’s first race of the Dragon Grand Prix is from Germany.


GER 1123 with the German Champion Tommy Müller (NRV) and his crew Vincent Hoesch and Michael Lipp won the “VW Autohaus Martens Race”, the fourth race of this year’s Dragon Grand Prix Germany. Helsman Pieter Heerema (NED 316) and his crew Theis Palm and Joost Houweling took first place in the second race of the day.

At the start of the first race there was a six knot breeze from 220 degrees and all crews were very well behaved at the starting line where most started smoothly at the pin end. However a few minutes after the boats rounded the first windward gate the wind dropped to between one and two knots. The majority of sailors stuck to the left hand side of the course where an extra knot of wind allowed them to overtake those who had kept to the right hand side. Due to low winds the second windward gate was declared the finish line with Tommy Müller and his crew coming in first.

As there were no signs for the wind increasing again the start of the second race was postponed and the sailors returned to the marina. They spent their unexpected break from racing at the Dragon Lounge of the Weiße Wiek before the announcement was made that a second race would take place in the late afternoon. As the sea breeze increased to around eight knots from 45 degrees the Race Committee put a new race course in place and the sailors took their place at the starting line for the “Tutima Race”.

Pieter Heerema (NED 316), who had come 35th in the low winds during the first race of the day, managed to pull back with a win in the second one. Uli Kapteina (GER 1086) took second place and Evgen Braslavetz (UKR 9) was third over the finish line after taking fourth place in the earlier race.

The Ukrainian, sailing with Sergey Timokhov and Aleksandr Mirchuk, climbed to the top of the leader board proving that consistent results do pay off. After discarding their 35th place Pieter Heerema climbs back up to second place. Best Corinthian crew is still DEN 406 with Jørgen Schönherr, Jan Eli Gravad and Axel Waltersdorph in third place overall.

Anne Hecking, hotel manager of Weisse Wiek with Iberotel & Dorfhotel is enthusiastic about the Dragon class and this year’s competition: “We are host of dragon sailors from all over the world again. They perfectly fit in with our concept of carbon-neutrality.”



Further information and photos:
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Winner of the Dragon Grand Prix Germany

Post by malevents » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:56 am

UKR 9 wins HM Queen Silvia Sailing Trophy at the Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2012

Ukrainian helmsman Evgen Braslavetz has won the Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2012 with his crew Sergey Timokhov and Aleksandr Mirchuk (UKR 9). Lars Hendriksen, Sergey Pugachev and George Leonchuck (UKR 7) take second place in the overall results one point ahead of NED 316 with Pieter Heereema, Theis Palm and Joost Houweling in third. CHILDHOOD Race winners Jørgen Schönherr, Jan Eli Gravad and Axel Waltersdorph from DEN 406 follow in fourth place and win the Corinthian Trophy.

The last day of racing in Boltenhagen started off with very little wind, leading to a brief postponement but as the breeze picked up at noon the boats set sail and completed the last three races on the Wohlenberger Wiek. GER 1123 under helmsman Thomas Müller finished strong, taking first place in the “Tutima Race” and the “Transbunker Race”.
An eleventh place in the “NRV DDG Race”, the last regatta of the series, had them in sixth place overall but a protest due to their touching of a mark during rounding saw them disqualified and dropping to eighth in the final results.

Seemingly eager to complete the final race it took the fleet three starts and three black flag disqualifications before they made their way across the 1.3 nm long course. RUS 76 with helmsman Dmitry Samokhin went from strength to strength, after finishing ninth and fifth in the first two races of the day they won the final race. It was enough to propel them to fifth overall, a comfortable eight points ahead of their fellow countrymen RUS 27.

At the prize giving ceremony Evgen Braslavetz, winner of the Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2012, praised the perfect organization. “Participating in the Dragon Grand Prix Germany is my personal highlight in the year of Dragon sailing. There is no other Dragon race in the world with such a high standard. The hospitality and the service at full length was brilliant.”

The Dragon Grand Prix 2013 is scheduled for June, 13th to June 16th, 2013.

Further information and photos:
www.dragon-grand-prix.de

MAL Events
Manuela Libor
Rathausstraße 1
55546 Frei-Laubersheim
Tel.: 0 67 09 - 911 907
Fax: 0 67 09 - 911 5970
Mobil: 0162 - 93 69 289
E-Mail: mlibor@mal-events.de
Internet: www.dragon-grand-prix.de

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Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2012

Post by malevents » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:57 am

The Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2012 has just ended and Boltenhagen has once again proved to be a perfect sailing arena with excellent wind conditions.

The scheduled 8 races could be finished in three days, especially due to the short distance to the race area .
Thank you to all sailors, sponsors and partners to the great support of the World CHILDHOOD Foundation.

More information and the final press release as well as photos can be found on our internet page www.dragon-grand-prix.de under "Press" and "Photos”.

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