Thanks to the Berlin Yacht Club for the great event and especially to the race director Axel Paul, who managed five classes very confidently and quickly, despite the strenuous NE wind direction on the shifty lake conditions in the middle of Berlin. Thirteen J/70 teams participated, 10 from Berlin and three from the Hamburg Alster Lake fleet. It was incredibly fun, close, hot, fast-paced racing action over the two days of racing. On the first day, Erik Witzmann’s JAN H made it clear that he wanted to have a say on his home territory. After three races in demanding conditions, he was at the front of the field with a 1-2-4 tally. After the day’s races, the BYC then invited everyone to BBQ and Happy Hour on the terrace, plenty of sun and pleasant temperatures sweetened the already great day of sailing. For the second day of sailing, despite a slightly different forecast, the conditions were pretty much the same as the day before. Erik Witzmann’s JAN H team (Andreas Wiener, Wolfram Kramer, Sophia Witzmann, Sophie Zimm) did not let the lead from day one go away and finished the regatta with a 6-point lead on the top step of the podium with a consistent record of 1-2-4-8-2 for 9 points net. Second was Arne Claus’s JETPACK team (Paul Konig, Julia Zemke, Birthe Herziger) with a roller-coaster scoreline of 2-11-1-1-8 for 12 points net. Third was Mike Przybyl’s GER 931 crew (Paul Estrada Pox, Hannes Papenthin, Elias Bottger) with a record of 11-1-2-5-5 for 13 points net. They had to win a countback on a tiebreaker at 13 points each with Eiko Powilleit’s WIKI WIKI team (Tobias Fink, Stephan Molle, Robert Heymann) with an 8-3-5-4-1 tally. For more German J/70 Class information, visit

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