Bayerischer Yacht Club from Germany won the third and final Qualifier of the SAILING Champions League 2019. They won by 4 points from another German team—Wassersport-Verein Hemelingen. Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee from Austria finished third. Of the 20 teams competing, the top six qualified for a place at the Finale in St. Moritz next month. They are:
• Bayerischer Yacht-Club (Germany)
• Wassersport-Verein Hemelingen (Germany)
• Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee (Austria)
• PIRogovo (Russia)
• Regattaclub Oberhofen (Switzerland)
• St. Petersburg Yacht Club (Russia)
The event was frustrated by no racing on day one, due to excessively strong winds. This was followed by two days of very light airs, which meant only five flights of racing could be completed before the final day. The wind for the last day was also light, but consistent, and enough for another three flights. Skipper Julian Autenrieth from the winning Bayerischer Yacht-Club team commented, “The location in St. Petersburg is great in the middle of the city. But, the conditions were really tricky, with the low winds and the current. You always had to be able to stay calm. What we did well throughout were the starts with the current. This meant that we were often starting off among the top three, which made the races easier for us.” The Final of the SAILING Champions League will take place from 15 to 18 August in St. Moritz, Switzerland. For more SAILING Champions League information, visit

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