Joergen comes to UK!
was delighted when Joergen Schonherr accepted my invitation
to come to the UK to sail at the East Coast Championship held
at Medway YC.
It was great to show off what great and active domestic racing
we have in the UK, with a well organised event in blustery
With Katie Cole as our third crew member it was a lot of fun
to sail with Joergen, one of the Dragon classes brightest
stars. Although we eventually won the event it was not an
easy victory with the result still undecided going into the
final race of the 7 race series.
There are many similar regattas worldwide in the Dragon class
which bring together both club racers and world champions.
The event showcased the current upbeat nature of the UK class
with several fleets cooperating and coming together to make
a great weekend, our thanks particularly to Claire and Julian
Sowry for coordinating this so efficiently.
Joergen left the UK commenting that the UK fleet just sail,
eat and sleep! The race organisers thanked him for coming
to the event and asked if he could bring some more of the
Danish fleet next year, preferably ones who are not so good!
Photo: Alice Tavinor
full event report is vailable here >>>