The adventures of USone Sailing Team continue with the first stop on the World Match Race Tour, Match Race Germany. Sailing this event is Taylor Canfield, Hayden Goodrick, Dan Morris, Mike Rehe and myself.
Well at the end of the day everyone said that it was one of the best sailing days in Langenargen. That’s no typo we are in Langenargen, Germany; it’s a nice little town sitting on Lake Constance. Our side is Germany, the west is Switzerland, and the south is Austria. The regatta takes over the town and sets up a big tent and beer garden. Porsche is also a regatta sponsor and has a cool setup with 3 top end cars sitting here, the 911 Carrera S caught my eye then I saw the price tag of 170,000 euro.
As for the racing we ripped through 10 flights of racing which is great for the first day of any regatta. Because there are 6 boats and 12 teams we have to rotate in and out of the boats. Everyone ended the day sailing 5 races. There are 2 teams with 4 wins and 3 teams with 3 wins (we have 3-2) And a few teams with 2 wins, so half of the teams are within 1 point of us!
Our living situation is fun we have 3 hotel rooms for the 6 of us. The bed and breakfast put us on the top floor so it’s only our team up there. You could say its a bit like a dorm with the doors open and music playing. We went to bed early (sure they did – ed.) since there is an 8am skippers meeting and racing starts at 9. Here is a quick video update from day one. – Brian Janney.
May 16th, 2013