The Regatta Club Bodensee won the 2018 Championship title and the Swiss Sailing League Cup for the third time. The Swiss National Sailing League ended in Versoix, Switzerland for the dozen sailing clubs in the Swiss Super League. After a summer-long series of five events throughout Switzerland from April to October, from Lake Maggiore to Lake Constance, Lake Lucerne and Davos, to Lake Geneva, Switzerland’s best sailing club was finally determined for 2018. After a windless first day of competition, it was again a dramatic finale at Versoix on Lake Geneva. The Bodensee sailors, who arrived with a solid lead in the overall standings, could not cope with the light and shifty winds of 3-7 knots that ruled Lake Geneva during the weekend. They finished the final round in the unfamiliar position of seventh place in the middle of the field. The team of the Regattaclub Oberhofen (RCO) vom Thunersee, which competed with Stefan Seger, Elianne Böhni, Simon Brügger and Mathias Fahrni, was quite different. The RCO won six of its eight races and comfortably won the final round of the season. As a result, RCO’s dominating performance in the final regatta heavily influenced the overall series ranking. The Bernese were thus equal to the Regattaclub Bodensee (RCB), tied at 15 points each. But, using the tie-breaker countback based on number of firsts, seconds and thirds, the RCB crew from Lake Constance were declared the overall champions. Just one point off a possible three-way tie-breaker were the locals from the Société Nautique de Genève, having to settle for third place in the season series. The balance of the top five overall were Seglervereinigung Kreuzlingen in fourth place and the Club Nautique de Versoix (from Lake Geneva) in fifth position. For more Swiss J/70 Sailing League information, visit

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