Yesterday upon our arrival we have gathered in the local restaurant for a nice dinner with some of the teams that are already here. We were all glad to see each other even if it was just a few months ago when we were last together. The evening was cut a bit short with a large storm approaching (see the video at the end) another reminder of how quickly can things turn for the worst. We have the events from Bol d’Or Mirabaud regatta constantly on our mind.
Otherwise, we believe this is a breakthrough year for our only central European Signature Event. With seven 27s registered and a couple of 24s promised we are now among three larges one-design classes in the race. With still a large potential to grow in the next years, we are looking forward to seeing how it develops. You can check out the current entries with a short description in the “TEAMS” section of the page. We will add the 24s when they show up, even if it is just for the training and barbeque party.
Wüthrich, Sebastian CCS
Team Spica joins the Rund Um for the first time. Usual home waters of this boat are Lake Zurich. Nice to see a new addition to the fleet.
The photo is still in development.
Blattner, Hermann BYCÜ
updateFF has been with us on this race from the beginning. And it has been the most successful team as well – winning both previous editions. The team consists of two couples that have been friends for a long time. Not all of them are hardcore sailors (except the skipper/owner Herman) yet they are beating some more professional teams constantly. They hit the sweet spot of proper competitive sailing and fun.
La Wally CR
Zimmermann, Horst YCH
Also, a boat that did not miss any of the Rund Ums and this is not an exception this year. Heavily modified 27, fine-tuned for the lake conditions with Horst on the helm. He likes to keep to himself and spare his tricks for the race, he is rarely seen on the training sessions.
Huber, Reto YCL
Our dear friend and the main reason why are we here Reto is the heart of this event. He has been sailing for all of his life and missed just one of around the lake races since he turned 14 (the age limit for the competitors). He got the inspiration from his father who is still sailing with him today as well as his wife and a “hired gun” the Seascape Spirit award winner Philipp Lenzlinger.
Kliewer, Georg SGÜ
Alter Schwede bares his name in tribute to the first home of the boat which has originally sailed in Sweeden. With the new owners Georg and Katja Kliewer it now enjoys the central European waters. For the second time in a row, the team will be welcoming onboard a recent The Challenge winner Marjan Gorec.
Ora Blu 2
Dr. Görgner, Bernd YCA
A veteran and winner of multiple Seascape Signature events and one of the most active German sailors Bernd and his boat Ora Blu 2 will now add a mark in the Rund Um checkbox as well. Beside the co-skipper, we are putting our OBR Ana onboard to follow the race from the inside.