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Vema III wins 12mR regatta

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'When old meets new' could be the headline of this story about a grand old lady who excels with EPEX sails. 

COPENHAGEN: The classic 12mR sailing yacht 'Vema III' was first launched back in 1933 - build by Anker & Jensen in Vollen, Norway, for the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club's 50th anniversary. 

This year she ended her 90th sailing season with a spectacular win in the 2012 Wessel & Vett Classic Meter Yacht Cup, hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

The race has become a season ender in the 12mR class and this year five of these magnificent boats participated in the regatta. Heavy winds and a brutal collision Saturday cut the numbers down to four competing boats, and of those 'Vema III' was fastest. 

- Upwind we had a pretty good boat speed, and downwind we were faster than ever, explains Norwegian Elvstrøm dealer Eivind Bøymo-Malm who called tactics throughout the regatta. 

'Vema III' is equipped with all Elvstrøm sails. The EPEX technology in a light color is used for main and head sails.