One month before the season finale for the 18 sailing clubs in the German Sailing Bundesliga, the favorites were in top form in the penultimate round in Kiel, Germany from September 13-15. The six-event series started in Starnberg, and then went to Konstanz, Travemunde, Berlin and Kiel in succession. The finale will end in Glucksburg. The club Seglerhaus am Wannsee (VSaW) leads the 2019 Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga. “We will do everything at the final to win, but we know that our chances for the championship title are low. In Glücksburg, we try to secure and expand our second place to be sure of the SAILING Champions League 2020. We do not look at the opponents behind us, but focus on our performance,” said Nick Beulke, skipper of the Bayerischer Yacht-Club’s team. In the DSBL Kiel event, VSW won the regatta convincingly, even dominating last year’s DSBL winner Norddeustcher Regatta Verein. That outcome sealed the deal for VSW’s remarkable season that started off with a first place in the first event in Starnberg. They followed that performance with a fourth in Konstanz, a fourth in Travemunde, and a first in Berlin. Meanwhile, Bayerischer Yacht-Club, Wassersport-Verein Hemelingen and NRV are locked in a battle for the last two spots on the podium, as a mere three points separate them all. For more German J/70 Sailing League information, visit https://segelbundesliga.de/.