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Line Honours and Gold Roman Bowl for TSCHUSS 2

Author: Jo Bowden   Date: 23:18 Saturday 1 Jul 2023

The Island Sailing Club would like to congratulate Christian Zugel and his crew for their multiple wins - Line Honours, IRC Overall Prize and the coveted Gold Roman Bowl.

The weather conditions could not have been better for the Volvo 70 ‘Tschuss 2’ – a strong breeze throughout the day and from the west enabling a spinnaker run from just before the Needles right the way to Bembridge.

‘Tschuss 2’ completed the course in 4 hours, 11 minutes and 18 seconds with the Mini Maxi ‘Notorious’ crossing the line in second place finishing in 4 hours, 19 minutes and 4 seconds.

Christian Zugel, owner and skipper of ‘Tschuss 2’ said: “We are delighted with our race performance today and securing line honours is fantastic – what better way to start a new programme on our new boat! Great sailing, great competition and a fantastic welcome from the Island Sailing Club.”

‘Tschuss 2’ has been training for the last ten days on the Solent and a practice race around the Isle of Wight but they did it clockwise – like the original America’s Cup route in 1851.

The tactician onboard, Neal McDonald said: “I’ve competed in the race a number of times and can say it was perfect conditions for ‘Tschuss 2’ today. It’s such an iconic race in a wonderful setting.”

The prizegiving will be held at noon on Sunday 2nd July at the Island Sailing Club.

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