Bo Petersen leads OK Dinghies on day two at Kieler Woche • Live Sail Die
Denmark’s Bo Petersen leads the OK Dinghy fleet at Kieler Woche after three races in fantastic conditions on Sunday. Petersen won two races and a second place, while second-placed German Andre Budzien won race three. Benjamin Hammerö of Sweden finished the day in third place.
After no racing was possible on opening day Saturday, Sunday brought near perfect conditions with 14-18 knots easterly, nice waves and wall to wall sunshine for most of the daytime. Three races in these conditions were enough for the fleet, and the initial intention to run five was quickly discarded.
The story of the day was a close battle between Petersen and Budzien, always up front and pushing each other at every mark. In the first two races, the difference was Petersen’s downwind speed, taking the lead both times downwind after Budzien led to the top. In the final race Budzien again led to the top but this time had enough of a gap to hold the lead throughout and as Petersen closed the gap he was unable to pass him.
Hammerö notched a 4.4.3 with Dane Jesper Bendix and New Zealander Greg Wilcox and still in the top five.
The races continue until Tuesday, although the forecast for Monday is not very promising.
Results after three races
1 DEN 21 Bo Petersen 2.0
2 GER 71 André Budzien 3.0
3 SWE 72 Benjamin Hammerö 7.0
4 DEN 700 Jesper Bendix 7.0
5 NZL 599 Greg Wilcox 8.0
6 SWE 73 Patrick Mure 13.0
7 DEN 22 Ask Askholm 13.0
8 GER 72 Oliver Gronholz 13.0
9 DEN 1565 Mogens Johansen 14.0
10 GER 852 Michael Nissen 17.0
Full results here: https://www.kieler-woche.de/en/sailing/results.php