The German Touring Yacht Club (DTYC) founded next to the Starnberger See in 1909 is still one of the hot favorites in the German sailing league. Many are predicting that the championship will go to Bavaria for the third time in a row in 2017.
The success in the national league 2016 qualified the young team, trained by Norbert Werner and Michael Tarabochia, for a place in the Nord Stream Race 2017. But while the South Germans are regularly training on 7-meter-long J / 70 sportsboats on home waters, they have had only few opportunities for sailing in the open sea with offshore yachts.
"We are honored to be invited to the Nord Stream Race and we will be sending five of our Bundesliga (German sailing league) sailors,“ says Teammanager Michael Tarabochia. "Through our cooperation with the Bremen Coat of Arms Sailing Club (SKWB), we will support our crew with the addition of four yachtsmen with lots of offshore experience."
Who will participate?
Five sailors from the squad of the DTYC, sailors from the SKWB and possibly from the Yachtclub in Langenargen on Lake Constance.
How are the participants selected internally?
Experience, effort and sufficient time for training and the two-week regatta are a prerequisite.
How do the sailors prepare for the race?
They will train on the North Sea, on board yachts owned by the SKWB.
What attracts sailors to the race?
The international element, the cooperation with other European teams and the opportunity to gain experience sailing and competing in an offshore environment.
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