The races took place mostly during all days with moderate wind around 3 Bf. After the first day of racing, Reiner Brockerhoff (Duisburg) was only one point ahead of Holger Schmitt from Lohheider See with the positions 1, 2, 1. Then there was a change in the lead before the final day. Although equal in points with the second, the team of Holger Schmitt was happy about the lead for the time being. The duel for the title was thus hotly flared up. Pursuer Reiner Brockerhoff still held all the trumps. On the last day of racing, however, the crew around Reiner Brockerhoff managed to push the trio around Holger Schmitt out of first place after all.
“Diamonds are made under pressure,” said Brockerhoff, the German skipper who has been sailing successfully with his French crew for 10 years. “In the first race today, we led from the start and defended it safely. In the second, we had to work our way to pass Holger Schmitt. We used a little right turn to do so,” reports Brockerhoff, who will be reaching for even bigger titles next year when the World Championship is sailed in Travemuende. “We have already been at third and second in World Championships. Next year, we want even more.” On Sunday evening, the German Class Association was celebrating its 25th anniversary on the terrace of the organizing Lübecker Yacht Club.