Uijuijui wins on the Danish side in Flensburg

Uijuijui_3 Moderate conditions were predicted, when the IRC fleet of 15 boats started in Flensburg for the traditional 35 nm race "Blaues Band" to the outer Förde. But when the leading yachts reached more open waters downwind, first gusts up to 35kts TWS came in and made some yachts fly, others capsizing.

 

It was very unlucky for Per Weiskvist, the owner of Visione, who was clearly leading the whole crowd when they submerged and broke their mast. Only 1 minute away from the leeward mark! So nobody could stop the flying Uijuijui, a Danish 20 year old, very light 40ft construction, which made downwind speeds up to 20 kts on that stormy Saturday. Even she tacked back on the Danish side of the Flensburg Förde, she won by 50 seconds before DEN 9503 Tarok 7 from Erik Berth.


Photo: Hiking on the Danish side of Flensburg Förde