Over the two recent weekends, the 18 teams who are participating in the 2020 Deutscher Segel-Bundesliga have been fortunate enough to have great sailing over their three-day events. The third event in the series was sailed on Berlin’s Wansee Lake, while the fourth event was sailed off Kiel on the Baltic Sea. Here are the reports. BERLIN: In the last race of the regatta, the VSaW (Verein Seglerhaus am Wansee) clinched a victory for the fifth time over the weekend and thus achieved the overall victory at the same time. “It’s a great sense of achievement to show your performance in the area where you always train and to see that the work pays off,” said VsaW skipper Popken. “We didn’t look at the score and started the last race super relaxed. For me, this is the best strategy not to get nervous and to keep a clear head.” The ONE Kiel team, which started as leader, finished 15th after winning the first two events of the year. As a result, they slipped down to third place, giving the overall lead to the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Hamburg. The Segel un Motorboot Club Ăœberlingen holds its own in second place overall. KIEL: The competition for the 2020 championship title in Kiel-Schilksee entered the final phase before the season finale in Hamburg. For the second time this season, the 36 clubs from the first and second league competed in front of Kiel. The Baltic sailing club, the Kiel sailing association and TSV Schilksee hosted the regatta. The four-time German champions, the Norddeutsche Regatta Verein (NRV), made a comeback on the last match day in Berlin on the Wannsee and took the lead in the overall standings. In the end, winning the Kiel event was Munchner Yacht-Club from Munich, followed by the ONE Kiel Team. Taking third was the most consistent team in the league, the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV). As a result, the NRV team continued to solidify their lead in the overall standings, sitting with 15 points at the top of the leaderboard. By virtue of their strong performance in Kiel, the early series leaders ONE Kiel Team have also solidified their position in second place. There are two teams tied for third at 27 points each after four events: Wassersport-Verein Hemelingen and Chiemsee Yacht Club. Just one point back in fifth place is Segel-und Motorboot Club Uberlingen. For more German J/70 Sailing League information, visit https://segelbundesliga.de/.

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