There is a lake in Switzerland that is known as the Bodensee, sitting between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. When the initial Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga was created five years ago, a decision was made by all of the Bodensee member sailing clubs. The clubs agreed to standardize on one boat for inter-club competition—the J/70. For the Bodensee Battle Regatta hosted by the Kreuzlingen Sailing Club, a fleet of 37 boats could not wait to get out on the water. Fast out of the gate on the first day was Nick Zeltner’s crew on QUARTER 2 ELEVEN, posting a 1-1-1-4 record to lead by a significant amount. However, Zeltner and crew could not maintain their frenetic pace on the final day. They closed the regatta with a 5-12-13 to finish with 24 points net. Congratulations to Nick Zeltner and his crew of Nilo Scharer, Till Seger and Cedric Schenk. The balance of the top five turned out to be a war of four teams, two Swiss and two German. It was nearly a four-way tie for the balance of the podium, with three boats all tied at 33 points each. Winning the battle on countback to take the silver was Lorzen Kauschke’s RHUBARBE team of Maren Kauschke, Laurent Forrer and Emanuel Muller. The bronze went to Lorenz Muller’s ATTAQUE team of Chantal Suri, Jann Schupbach and Alissia Muller. The top German team on SHERRY LADY, skippered by Henrik Schaal with crew of Aaron Scherr, Timo Dahn and Sven Herberger, took fourth place. In fifth was another German team—Dennis Mehlig’s JAI with Kevin Mehlig, Yannick Hafner and Lukas Ammon. The top Austrian team was Diem Klaus’ ROUND 2 in 16th place.

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