Michael Nissen was one of the top German OK Dingy sailors in the 1970s and is back, 44 years later, sailing his first OK Dinghy regatta since then and is quite pleased with himself after a couple of days training. He even built his own boat over the winter.
“The first is feeling is very good. The boat is more competitive than I am. That’s good news as it’s harder to train the boat than the helmsman, though I guess the helmsman still has a long way to go to with the manoeuvres. But it wasn’t so bad. Right now I am 7th after six races. I did not expect that, so I hope that continues.
“But it’s great fun to sail the boat and there is a still a lot to learn and I am looking forward to the other races this year, the Danish championship, Kiel Week and the German championship. I hope to take part in all of them.”
The results remain unchanged from Tuesday. The fleet is scheduled to return to the water at 0830 on Thursday for the final two races.
Results after Day 6 races
1 FRA 11 Valerian Lebrun 7
2 GER 77 Soenke Behrens 13
3 DEN 21 Bo Petersen 16
4 NZL 599 Greg Wilcox 20
5 DEN 1565 Mogens Johansen 33
6 GER 7 Andreas Pich 37
7 GER 852 Michael Nissen 45
8 FRA 1859 Yann Vilein 45
9 GER 75 Dirk Dame 47
10 GER 5 Ralf Tietje 49
Full results here: https://www.racingrulesofsailing.org/documents/2292/event
Photos: Emilio Santinelli/Circolo Vela Arco
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