DEMANDING DAY AT SAILING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

 DEMANDING DAY AT SAILING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Porto Cervo, Italy. 19th September 2015. Race Day 2 was a long and intense one for the 30 teams competing in the Sailing Champions League at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. A lively Mistral wind once again put teams to the test over the course of 21 fleet races, bringing the total number of flights completed to 7.

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 The provisional rankings at the conclusion of today’s race see Norway’s Kongelig Norsk Seilforening (KNS) heading the fleet of clubs from across Europe with five victories and two wins in the seven races run. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda team, flying the colours of the host club, follows hot on their heels with four wins. The Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club (DTYC), one of four German teams present, continues took look strong despite a sixth place in one of today’s races, as does Switzerland’s Société Nautique de Genève (SNG). 

“It was a terrific day on the water” commented Kristoffer Spone, skipper of Kongelig Norsk Seilforening. “My guys did a great job. Maybe from outside it looks perfect but we made a lot of mistakes. Normally, we are better in light winds, so we're excited for tomorrow. This format of league sailing is what we want to do.”

Julian Stückl, skipper of DTYC was also pleased: “It was a great day for us but tricky, as well. On the top it is very tough sailing. We know the guys from other regattas. In the league sailing it is more about manoeuvres than speed. Tomorrow we want to have fun again and do our best and try not to be too nervous."

Racing is scheduled to continue on tomorrow’s final day of the event at 9.30 a.m. with the Race Committee determined to fit in as many flights as possible. With the possibility of each team completing a maximum of five more races, the field is still wide open. The first flight tomorrow will be part of the Bart’s Bash regatta in memory of America’s Cup skipper Andrew Simpson.

Teams will once again be enjoying the renowned hospitality of the YCCS at a Team BBQ at the Clubhouse.

The results, entry list, event programme and information are available on the websites www.yccs.com - www.sailing-championsleague.com - www.sapsailing.com. Click on the links below to view the live streaming or incorporate it in your website:

Sunday 20th September at 11.45 a.m.

For further information follow the YCCS Twitter profile (#bestsailingclub) and the Sailing Champions League Facebook page or contact the Press Office.

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PRESS OFFICE YACHT CLUB COSTA SMERALDA
Jill Campbell 
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SAILING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Sophie-Karolin Wehner 
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T: +49 40 226 316 4-63 / +49 176 617 351 87


ENTRY LIST

Aarhus Sejlklub (AS), Denmark
Åländska Segelsällskapet (ÅSS), Finland
Burgenländischer Yacht-Club (BYC), Austria
Club Canottieri Roggero di Lauria (CCRL), Italy
Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club (DTYC), Germany
Ekolns Segelklubb (ESK), Sweden
Göteborgs Kungliga Segel Sällskap (GKSS), Sweden
Hellerup Sejlklub (HS), Denmark
Jacht Klub Wielkopolski Poznań (JKWP), Poland
Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub (KDY), Denmark
Kongelig Norsk Seilforening (KNS), Norway
Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet (KSSS), Sweden 
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), Germany 
PIRogovo Yacht Club (PIRYC), Russia 
Regattaclub Oberhofen (RCO), Switzerland 
Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC), Malta 
Royal Thames Yacht Club (RTYC), Great Britain 
Segelclub TWV Achensee (SCTWVA), Austria 
Seglervereinigung Itzehoe (SVI), Germany 
Skovshoved Sejlklub (SKS), Denmark 
Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano (SVBG), Italy 
Société des Régates Rochelaises (SRR), France 
Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), Switzerland 
Stavanger Seilforening (SSF), Norway 
Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee (VSaW), Germany 
WaterSportVereniging Almere (WSVA), Netherlands 
Yacht Club Bregenz (YCB), Austria 
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), Italy 
Yacht Club Navigator (YCN), Russia 
Yacht Club Sopot (YCS), Poland