1 more race was completed in the 2016 Marblehead Trophy today, before the light wind died altogether. But this was enough for Jens Christensen DEN 410 “Out of Bounce”, representing the KDY (Royal Danish Yacht Club) to take the overall lead by just 1pt from overnight leader Oscar Hendriksen.
Jens told me “We were confident of our speed despite the light winds. However, one our main competitors, 14 year old Oscar Hendriksen helming DEN 138 “Eva” was right behind us at the first windward mark. We just managed to wriggle out of a tight situation when the wind died to win the race. Although Oscar had some bad luck to finish 7th, but it is still wide open for tomorrow with 3 more races planned”.
Oscar Hendriksen with Lars Stenfeldt & Dad in the background are just 1pt behind leaders!
In 3rd place overall is GER 11 helmed by Marcus Brenneke, crewed by the great Olympian Jochen Schumann and top Professional Theis Palm. This well experienced team are representing “Bayerishcher Yacht Club” (BYC) and will certainly be giving their best to challenge for this prestigious trophy tomorrow..
Current Overall Standings 1st DEN 410 8pts. 2nd DEN 138 9pts. 3rd GER 11 15pts.
So it’s all on tomorrow! Which team will take this magnificent trophy back to their home club and hold the right to defend it in 2017…. ?????
Higher, Faster, Longer……. come on “Oscar” 🙂 Stavros.