Danish National Championship 2006
August 18th - 20th
Report by Thomas Glas, translated by Peter Scheuerl
After too light winds in France, the Danish championship is on. For the ones never been at a Danish champ: What does this regatta brings with it?
First it means a quite high entry fee, 100 Euro this year. A Danish championship also means getting up early, like in the last years, start was at 10:00.
Why driving this far? First, this years Danish championship was held in Ebeltoft, that's on Jütland just one bay on from Kalovig (north of Aarhus, where many Germans get their "Green Sails" from), so no ferry to take and the driving distance manageable. So it was no surprise that beside the "Halfdane" Gunter six more "Nordlicher" (German Lake Sailors) attended.
A Danish championship also means: Wind. But since Kieler Woche he hardly showed up and during this weekend it wasn't exactly blowing. But it was enough for 8 races, all quite fair and nice.
Further Danish championship means: Full meal plan. As every year it was plenty, so the entry fee isn't that high in the end. Also the first ten got really nice prices.
It also means: small fishery village and a nice sailing area. Ebeltoft is not that small, but is located at a pictorial bay.
It means: Lots of relaxed Danes, plus a Swede � made a starter list of 42. By the way, the communication problems are neglectable...
A Danish champ means: Lots of relaxed Danes who are terrible fast on the water. The fleet was very close all the time, it was quite hard to get into the top ten. Mark roundings were very close but always within the rules. There was also a Special Guest: Jørgen Holm was using Hitzis boat.
"Dane-land" also means: Eating Hot Dogs, chatting gossip, Sun and rain taking turns (more Sun this time), real toilets; and the cognisance that age does not stop you from winning. Jörgen was better than all of us. Mogens became the miracle second, the new European champ was best foreigner.
In short: Denmark is always worth a trip! Next years Danish nationals are in Roskilde, that's on Seeland. That means another highlight we haven't had this year: using the ferry!
|1||DEN 1348||Jørgen Lindhardtsen||1||1||6||9||3||1||2||9|
|2||DEN 1335||Mogens Johansen||5||10||13||3||9||2||1||2|
|3||GER 693||Martin Von Zimmermann||3||9||2||5||25||4||7||6|
|4||GER 717||Oliver Gronholz||4||6||4||2||24||15||5||1|
|5||GER 731||Thomas Glas||7||8||10||1||12||7||9||8|
|6||DEN 1344||Peter Wibroe||6||4||26||13||7||3||4||14|
|7||GER 672||Günter Arndt||16||14||12||7||1||11||3||4|
|8||DEN 1345||Frank Hansen||2||3||9||29||5||16||6||18|
|9||DEN 1347||Rene Johansen||36||2||14||11||2||5||DSQ||3|
|10||DEN 1330||Troels Lykke||25||18||11||15||4||6||13||11|
|11||DEN 1340||Jesper Petersen||14||7||3||25||15||18||10||15|
|12||DEN 1353||Claus Deichgr�ber||10||17||8||12||8||27||22||12|
|13||DEN 1341||Mikael Nielsen||8||15||32||23||6||22||25||5|
|14||GER 656||Andreas Pich||19||12||21||19||21||12||15||7|
|15||DEN 1304||Christian Midtgaard||21||5||1||39||17||21||14||27|
|16||DEN 727||Jørgen Holm Nielsen||13||19||19||8||DSQ||14||19||17|
|17||GER 539||Carsten Sass||20||13||15||26||11||25||16||13|
|18||DEN 1331||Fritz Banner Pedersen||33||24||7||22||22||10||18||20|
|19||DEN 1248||Per Baagøe||24||22||22||6||33||23||17||10|
|20||SWE 2739||Janne Nystedt||28||20||5||18||26||20||8||DNS|
|21||DEN 1324||Bo Teglers||18||21||17||30||13||9||24||23|
|22||GER 726||Jörg Sylvester||11||30||31||14||18||19||28||16|
|23||DEN 1322||Ivan Pedersen||27||28||20||4||10||29||20||DSQ|
|24||DEN 1359||Henrik Søgren Hansen||12||16||23||16||20||8||DSQ||DNS|
|25||DEN 1303||John Skjoldby||29||32||28||10||19||13||21||22|
|26||DEN 1259||Ulrik Larsen||23||11||16||32||27||17||DSQ||21|
|27||DEN 1249||Ken Zier||9||33||24||33||DSQ||24||11||28|
|28||DEN 1261||Tom Pedersen||15||23||18||28||30||28||27||DNS|
|29||DEN 1355||Flemming Ipsen||31||25||30||24||31||33||12||25|
|30||DEN 1337||Jens Makholm||17||27||27||21||16||32||DNS||DNS|
|31||DEN 1354||Per Trolle||26||39||34||17||23||34||32||30|
|32||DEN 1357||Henning Biering Nielsen||35||26||33||20||14||26||DNS||DNS|
|33||DEN 1329||Sam Jedig||30||38||40||27||37||30||31||19|
|34||DEN 1305||Martin Kay||37||35||29||37||32||35||29||24|
|35||DEN 1285||Christan Schmidt-Møller||39||36||35||34||34||31||26||29|
|36||DEN 1218||Joe Schubert||22||31||37||DNS||DNS||39||23||32|
|37||DEN 1350||Per Sørensen||32||29||39||36||38||38||35||33|
|38||DEN 1277||Poul Christiansen||34||37||38||40||29||36||30||DNS|
|39||DEN 1246||Frank Visler||DNF||34||25||35||28||37||DNS||DNS|
|40||DEN 1159||Poul Aunsholm||40||41||41||31||36||40||33||26|
|41||DEN 1336||Thomas Christensen||38||40||36||38||35||41||34||31|
|42||DEN 1271||Jacob Christensen||41||42||42||41||39||42||36||34|