June 19, 2022, Glücksburg, Germany: Northern Light (US-14), helmed by World Champion and Olympic sailor Magnus Holmberg (SWE), outshined her Division D rivals at the 2022 Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup.
NORTHERN LIGHT (US-14) SHINES BRIGHTEST AT ROBBE & BERKING STERLING CUP
June 19, 2022, Glücksburg, Germany: Helmed by World Champion and Olympic sailor, Magnus Holmberg (SWE), Northern Light (US-14) outshined her Division D rivals at the 2022 Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup. After a 9-year absence from the race course, with a new owner, complete refit and practiced crew she was ready to meet the highly competitive Northern European 12mR fleet. Northern Light (US-14) scored just 13 points over the 9 race regatta sailed in ideal 12mR conditions with wind ranging from 16-20 knots under sunny skies. Christoph Avenarius’ (GER) Nini Anker (N-15) claimed second place with 17 points, followed by Vim (US-15), skippered by Helmuth Hennig (DEN) with 28 points.
Johan Blach Petersen’s Kiwi Magic (KZ-7), the sole entry in Division A sailed a perfect regatta and finished 2nd in Baltic Handicap scoring with 27.5 points. The grand dame of the 12mR fleet, Esben Glad’s (DEN) Thea (D-1) sailed “quickest overall” (on corrected time) to to clinch first place in Baltic Handicap scoring. The 104 year-old D-1 eked out KZ-7 (36 y.o) by just 1/2 point; Vim (US-15) claimed 3rd place with 31 points.
1. Kiwi Magic (KZ-7)*, Johan Blach Petersen, DEN: (1)-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1; 9
2. Nini Anker (N-15), Christoph Avenarius, GER: 4-2-1-3-3-2-1-1-(6); 17
3. Vim (US-15), Helmuth Hennig, DEN: 5-(10)DNF- 10DNS- 2-2-3-3-2-1; 28
4. Sphinx (G-4), Jochen Frank, GER: 3-3-(7)-4-7-5-5-7-2; 36
5. Jenetta (K-1), Oliver Berking, GER: 7-4-3-7-(8)-4-4-5-5; 39
6. Trivia (K-10), Wilfried Beeck, GER: (8)-5-4-6-6-6-7-4-4; 42
7. Anitra (US-5), Josef Martin, GER; 6-6-6-(8)-5-7-6-6-7; 49
8. Flica II (K-14), Alexander Falk, GER: 1-(10)DNS-5-5-4-8-10DNS-10DNS-10DNS; 53
9. Thea (D-1), Esben Glad, DEN: (9)-7-8-9-9-9-8-8-8; 66
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