Kiel Week - Day 4 closes the first session

Day 4 and final day for the International classes at Kieler Woche . . .

The International dinghy classes completed their Kiel Week Tuesday, and from Wednesday the Olympic class will take over the water.

Many top competitors using this event as a warm-up for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 in early July and then the Sailing World Championships at Aarhus, Denmark in August.

The 29er Euro Cup event finished Tuesday with victory for Mathias Berthet and Alexander Franks-Plenty of Norway with a 31 point lead.

Ville Korhonen and Robin Berner of Finland recovered well to take second two points ahead of Oscar Engstrom and Hugo Westberg of Sweden.

Britain's Ewan Wilson and Fin Armstrong (5,3,5) picked up two more places to finish in fourth place. Freya Black and Millie Algridge finished 28th, Monique Vennis-Ozanne and John Mather were 34th.

In the 505 event, Aussie Michael Quirk and Holger Jess grabbed overall victory, two points ahead of Stefan Kochlin and Andreas Achterberg of Germany, with Philippe Boite and Mathieu Foutaine of France one point back in third.

Nathan Batchelor and Norman Byrd of Britain won a race to finish sixth overall, and Chris Lewns and Jack Kilburn finished tenth.

In the Radial Open event it was an all Polish podium, with Tytus Butowski the winner ahead of Lukasz Machowski and Mikolaj Silny.

Britain's Jon Emmett won the final race to take 7th overall, Matt Beck 14th and Tom Renny 12th and Arthur Fry 22nd.

In the J24, winner was Mike Ingham of the USA, with second Stefan Karsunske of Germany. Britain's David Cooper finished 11th in the 27 strong fleet.

In the Folkeboat class, winners were Germany's Sönke Durst, Marc Rokicki and Ulrich Schaeffer. Britain's Simon Osgood, Jamie Lea and Magnus Storm finished sixth.

In events without GBR competitors:

In the Contender class event, Christoph Homeier of Germany won by 14 points frtom Jesper Nielsen of Denmark, with Jörg Schlienkamp of Germany third.

Cesare Barabino of Italy took a 41 point victory in the Laser 4.7 event.

Lars Johan Brodtorb of Norway won the Europe event.

Jan Kurfield of Germany won the OK dinghy event by two points from Bo Petersen of Denmark, with Mads Bendix od Denmark third.

In the Hobie 16, Lauritz Bocklemann and Anke Delius of Germany were winners just one point ahead of Detlef Mohr and Karen Wichardt of Germany.

In the Flying Dutchman class, Kay-Uwe Ludtke and Kai Schafers took victory after finishing equal on points with Jørgen and Jacob Bojsen-Moller, with third Szabolcs Majthenyi and András Domokos of Hungary.

In the Formula 18, winners were Martin Friedrichsen and Björn Wendel of Germany.

Full results available here

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