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Weather Report 26th July

07/26/2015 08:29:00

During the morning session sky is clearing up followed by long sunny periods through the day. Inbetween some clouds drift fast through, chance for showers is very small. Wind is already from the W in the morning. It stays the whole day on this direction with a weak tend to go left. Wind speed is strong during the morning session with TWS 23 – 26 kts. During the day wind speed is slowly decreasing more significant on the afternoon w TWS 23 - 19 kts. This offers chance for a weak left hand shift.

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US boy Doyle grabs his first WM title in the J/22 class

07/26/2015 08:20:00

The world championship decider of the J/22 class was the focus of the eighth day of sailing at the 126th Travemuender Woche. And the crews of the sporty keelboat class apparently knew what they owed the spectators watching the live broadcast in the SAP Sail Cube. They delivered a spectacular final, resulting in celebrations for the Americans at the end. Christopher Doyle snatched the almost certain title from the Dutch team of Jean-Michel Lautier in the last race of the J/22 Marinepool Worlds. And the bronze medal was snatched away from Martin Menzner from Kiel by Reiner Brockerhoff from Duisburg. In addition to the J/22 class, eight other individual classes as well as the yachts took to the course. Although the Laser II and the D-One classes still have another day ahead of them in their world championships, Nick Craig from the UK fetched the title of the D-One early. And Lisa Buddemeier/Matthias Düwel from Hamburg have laid the foundations for a highly probable world championship victory in the Laser II class.

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Fireworks for the championship deciders – final weekend of the 126th TW welcomed in

07/25/2015 08:53:00

The Travemuender Woche has already ignited fireworks for the championship deciders ahead of the final weekend with the pyrotechnic spectacle on Sunday at 11 p.m. Titles and medals were awarded at all levels in five classes on Friday. The British cleared up well, collecting the complete set of gold, silver and bronze medals in the world championship of the RS Feva as well as the Euro Cup of the IC Canoe. Furthermore, Benno Marstaller, a Brit with a German father, showed his dominance in the International German Junior Championship of the Laser 4.7 class. But the host country kept to themselves in the Laser Radial and Typhoon canoes and celebrated their national champions.

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British grasp at world championship medals

07/24/2015 08:27:00

The art of sailing is recognising the best wind. And that is true not only for the athletes themselves but also for the race directors. The timing of the starts on the Thursday of the 126th Travemuender Woche could not have been better. After the morning calm had passed, the boats headed out onto the water at midday in a compact programme around the markers. It was an unexpectedly good wind window in the second half of the Travemuender Woche. Given the weather forecast with no wind at first followed by storms, it could be bit of a gamble with the racing programme in the coming days.

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With light breeze the Canoe IC continue their Euro. Copyright: segel-bilder.de

Trouble on the course for the J/22 class – half-time at the 126th Travemuender Woche

07/23/2015 14:13:00

Albig wins the Volksbank Rotspon Cup. In the wind interplay of the Travemuender Woche in its 126th year, the specialists of lighter breezes and sailors with good nerves had the advantage on Wednesday. With less than three knots, the wind swung between northerly and southerly directions on the race courses in the morning. The overall race director Brian Schweder nevertheless ordered the crews out onto the five courses to start the classes quickly when a sailable wind built up. And the wind was ready by the early afternoon. The gradient wind pushed through with a slight breeze from the west, the gusts got up to 10 knots so that all eight classes could sail their races. As the busiest class, the J/22 class even managed four races, thus making up for the postponed races due to the stormy winds the day before and therefore putting them back on track in their world championship.

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Gennaker glitch and capsizes – demanding TW races for the sailors

07/22/2015 14:55:00

Saxe and Albig prepare for the Volksbank Rotspon Cup The gusts vigorously shook the tents of the exhibitors at the Travemuender Woche and the wind whipped over the Bay of Lübeck. Windproof clothing was needed onshore and good seamanship on the water at the half-way point of the sailing and festival week. Following the departure of the heavy showers in the morning, the sun shone on the visitors and sailors, and winds of up to 30 knots made for a busy day of racing. Brian Schweder, the overall race director, summed it up in the evening: "All went well!"

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Full courses for the 126th Travemuender Woche – World, European and German championships have started

07/21/2015 09:32:00

Brian Schweder, the overall race director of the Travemuender Woche, announced a great day for Monday in the morning race director meeting, which would rival the "wonderful Saturday" in terms of the wind. And he was right. The weather played into Schweder's hands, who is holding his position at the Travemuender Woche for the first time. Races were sailed on seven courses, the two national sailing leagues experienced a highly exciting conclusion to their race day in the Bay of Lübeck, the team of the Italian Roberto Benedetti became the European champions the Open Fun class as expected, and five other classes started their championships.

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Calm winds call for patience from the sailors and race directors – Day 2 of the Travemuender Woche

07/20/2015 09:21:00

On the second day of the Travemuender Woche 2015, the race directors and sailors had to learn a new virtue: patience. The departure of the high winds and the troughs moving up brought prolonged rain but hardly any wind in the Bay of Lübeck. This delayed the starts on the triangle courses for more than three hours. Only by the afternoon could the general race director Brian Schweder first send the crews in nine classes onto the water. But the organisers had time to spruce up the winner's podium again since the first overall winners of the 126th Travemuender Woche were decided with the second part of the middle-distance races of the yachts, which had headed onto the courses despite the weak winds in the morning.

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Back-to-back races on the first day of racing of the 126th Travemuender Woche

07/19/2015 08:46:00

The Travemuender Woche is off to a perfect start to the sailing events. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the race director Wolle Bahr released the seagoing yachts onto the courses on the first day of racing of the Travemuender Woche in its 126th year. The crews of the big boats as well as the following classes on the triangle courses and the sailors of the 1st and 2nd national sailing leagues could also enjoy perfect sailing conditions and fast races.

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Lübeck's fifth season has started

07/17/2015 18:00:00

The first hot weekend of the Travemuender Woche has begun. With the traditional command “raise the flag”, the major sailing event was officially opened in the first year after the 125th anniversary. In the presence of the patron, minister president Torsten Albig, the mayor of Lübeck Bernd Saxe gave the starting signal for ten great days of sailing from aboard the "Lisa von Lübeck" (the full-scale replica of a caravel) on Friday at 6 p.m.

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