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Dragon Grand Prix Germany

Markus Koy

Lawrie Smith & crew at the Dragon Grand Prix Germany 2013
At the Dragon Grand Prix in Germany Lawrie Smith, the reigning World Champion and Volvo Ocean Race sailor, was second overall in the final day of the event yesterday. This race saw a thrilling start with strong gusts and shifting winds. Thomas Müller (NRV) and his crew, who started as overall leader on the last day of racing, got a Black Flag Disqualification in the first race of the day. Although they were upset with this result they could discard it from the results, however they remained with an eleventh place in the second race which gave them the Silver position overall.

On the final tally Smith & crew took the the overall victory with 24 points. The bronze medalists were Markus Wieser and with his crew on UKR 7 "Bunker Queen". After struggling with problems at the helm on Monday, yesterday he secured a first and a second place to take third overall.

The best amateur team and thus the winner of the Corinthian standings and winner of the Gold Dragons sponsored by the boot Duesseldorf was the Belgian team with helmsman Ben van Cauwenberg. Second place went to the Luebeck Yacht-Club with helmswoman Tanja Jacobsohn, who was also the best woman in the field.

North Sails powered boats were 1, 6 & 8. 

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