For those of you who did not already do the math yourselves: The SUI 158, team «Zebrabox» with Paul-Ambroise Sevestre, officially managed to defend last year’s overall victory of the Esse 850 International Class Cup! As last year, the decision was again extremely tight with only 1 point difference between the winning team and the SUI 172, team «Ottocinque Due» with Alain Marchand, in second place. The podium is being completed by the gentlemen of SUI 125, team «Aspra» with Urs Oldani, in third. Congratulations to team «Zebrabox» for another outstanding season!
Past weekend, the worlds biggest annual singlehanded sailing regatta, the «Silverrudder Challenge», took place in Denmark. A total of 400 boats started to the race around the island of Funen, but not all competitors were able to manage the tough conditions. As last year, Franz Schollmayer fortunately won the «Keelboats Small 2»-ranking with his Esse 850 «Firlefranz»! His report (in German).