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Cruising/racer takes on the fast ORC-racers at Go4speed

Aloha Mare, a German Comfortina 42, was up for a hard fight against the more competitive ORC-racers at the tune-up regatta Go4speed in Flensburg

10 sailmakers from Elvstrøm Sails spent the weekeend coaching the ORC-sailors during the Go4speed regatta in Flensburg. Søren Hansen from Sales at the headquarters in Aabenraa joined the crew on board the German Comfortina 42 Aloha Mare.

Sailing the heaviest boat in the fleet Klaus Meier is perfectly aware that his tactical starting point is different to the rest of the fleet. The other boats are both lighter and faster which is why he must focus on getting away from them right after the start, since they are all reaching higher. Facing these facts it's quite relieving that this team signs up for this regatta and to see that they have learned to adapt their tactics to the ability of the boat and to the fact that the rest of the fleet has obvious advantages sailing upwind. I'm confident that team Aloha Mare will continue their work with the exercises we have practiced, and I'm sure the fine atmosphere on board will contribute to improve their skills on the racing tracks, says Søren Hansen.

From our German sailpoints in Bremen and Münster came Johannes Noculak and Sven Düsener, from Norway Eivind Bøymo Malm took the long journey to Flensburg, and from our headquaters in Aabenraa the sailors had the posibility to meet Søren Hansen, Jesper Bank, Kim Petersen, Tage Jensen, Lars Thiellesen, Chris Keene Boye and William Friis-Møller.

Click the image to open gallery with "Aloha Mare". Photo: Ron Rademacher and Søren Hansen