The 2013 European Youth Match Racing Championship has been  organised by the Konstanzer Yacht Club (GER) in co-operation with the Jugend Regatta Förderverein, the Schüler Segelclub Konstanz (GER), Jugendsegeln Steckborn (SUI) and the Yacht Club Bregenz (AUT), a truly international line-up of yacht clubs.


3 countries surrounding Lake Konstanz; 16 teams under 23 from 14 countries; 8 umpires; 8 boats  (Blue 25) which were sailed at the World Match Racing Tour in San Moritz; 2 RR groups and 4 days of racing.

The event seems to be very interesting and challenging, especially for young sailors who will be fighting for a title the best Match Race Sailor in Europe J


Entry list:

Skipper Ranking

33, Mark Lees (GBR)

52, Valerio Galati (ITA)

73, Max Trippolt (AUT)

78, Jakob Klitte (SWE)

87, Joni Steinlein (GER)

110, Pnilip Bendon (IRL)

126, Nicnolas Wilkinson (GBR)

134, Viatcneslav Martinov (RUS)

137, Guillaume Pirouelle (FRA)

140, Jan Scnliemann (GER)

162, Péter Földesi (HUN)

173, Slawomir Plicnta (POL)

235, Ekaterina Ananina (RUS)

239, Markus Rönnberg (FIN)

340, Nicola Möckli (SUI)

564, Hrvoje Petrovic (CRO)

(Ranking of August 28tn, 2013)


Umpires Team

Adrian Bauder SUI IU/IJ

Martin Clasen GER IU/NJ

Heiko Falch GER NJ/NU

Thibaut Gridel FRA IU/NJ

Boguslaw Moczorodynski POL  NU/IJ

Pax Quiñonero ESP IU/IJ

Jos Spijkerman NED IU/IJ

André Wyss SUI NU/NJ


Today because of foggy and leak of wind weather, Race Committee decide to start races at 13.00hrs. 8 flights are almost completed.

In group A the leaders are Mark Lees (GBR) and Markus Rönnberg (FIN) with 75% wins.


In group B with the 100% of wins, leading comes to Valerio Galati from Italy and Péter Földesi from Hungary.


Principal Race Officer Ivo Gonzenbach comments first day:

It was a pleasure to observe the motivated teams fighting very close matches on day 1. The quick boatchanges and efficient cooperation of the race management team made it possible to sail 8 fair flights in tricky conditions”




Ekaterina Ananina (RUS) by Claudia
Ekaterina Ananina (RUS) by Claudia

Max Trippolt (AUT) by Claudia
Max Trippolt (AUT) by Claudia

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Wednesday 25th September, 2013,

Maja Lesny, Eurosaf Technical Delegate

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