From August 1st to August 9th, 2014 the Kieler Yacht-Club was hosting the grand ORC Worlds 2014.
THREE NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS were crowned!
Alberto Rossi’s Enfant Terrible from Italy, Jaak Jögi’s Forte from Estonia, and Giuseppe Giuffre’s Low Noise from Italy are all crowned as new ORC World Champions.
As if an intentional counterpoint to the light winds found during most of this week, the final day and final race of the 2014 ORC World Championship had strong gusty winds, alternating rain and sun, and the same steep choppy waves that are so famous for Kiel. In these conditions new champions were born and the remaining podium positions filled after nine races among the 151 entries from 19 countries in this event. In all, the podium was filled with teams from Italy, Germany, Estonia, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Sweden.With Santa claiming the Silver medal prize, another planing race boat, Heinz-Peter Schmidt’s GP 42 Silva Neo, earned Bronze and finished as the top German boat in the event.
Corinthian Trophy winners among all-amateur teams in each class included Kai Mares’s Immac One4All (6th in Class A), Checkmate (Class B), and Team Pro4U (Class C).
We had mediterranean weather condition, rain, strong and light wind – had seen exciting and thrilling regattas and a wonderful time in Kiel-Schilksee. We say thank you and goodbye to all the sailors and supporters!
Your ORC Worlds 2014 ORGA-Team