won by Team Sydbank
Maior Regatta 2017 in Kiel Germany was challenging with varying wind conditions. However, it was perfect sailing conditions most of the time with sun and 20 knots wind. The teams were fighting hard to hit their top performances, despite the fact that it is still early in the season.
For the Elvstrøm Sails Epex powered Team Sydbank, skippered by Sven Christensen and Torsten Bastiansen, it was a successful event. They won the ORCI Class 2, scoring 3 first places and four second places, they managed to win the class by a four point margin to second.
“It was our first real test prior to the coming season”, Torsten Bastiansen says and continues,” To us it was important to get to learn the new trim set up, and the new sails, which were designed by the Elvstrøm Sails Race Design Team for this season. Especially the new Elvstrøm EPEX Jib 2 was a very powerful weapon, which we are looking forward to use in the coming races.
Sven Christensen adds, “This season is going to be very exiting for us. This is the second season in the ORCI optimized X 41, and after a very good learning process during 2016 season and the ORC Worlds in Copenhagen, our aim is to use all the experience we have put together, and get some great results in 2017. The ORC IDM Championship, and the Kieler Week, will be the main events for us this year” .
Maior 2017 was reduced to a two day event, as the third days races was cancelled, due to over 30 knots of wind. So this year only 7 races was the base to secure the winners in the different Classes.
Elvstrøm Sails powered Team Sydbank in their ORCI Optimized X 41, on their way to win Class 2.