Soling World Championship - Hungarians claim victory

Hungarian duel at the 2013 Soling World Championships
Hungary's Farkas Litkey, Vezer Karoly and Csaba Weinhard were named the new Soling World Champions after a light air race on the last day of the championship, in which the match against Canada's Peter Hall, Paul Davis and William Hall paid off due to a black flag start in which both end up being BFD.

It was a tough week for Solings from the 13 nations and four continents, races abandoned due to strong winds and postponements also due to light winds, shifty conditions, but in general good weather at Lake Balaton and a pleasant stay in the Hotel Ramadabalaton Spa resort for almost all of the competitors.

The event organizers were very careful on the safety aspect, flying most of the times the life jacket flag, and also doing a perfect job rescuing Marc Lefevre who decided to try see who was tougher, his head or the Soling boom. This was the cause FRA 198 could not race the two races on the fourth day, but after some stiches, Marc was back into the water to face the challenge, this time the patience of light winds…

Brazilian team of Nelson Ilha, Fernando Ilha and Felipe Ilha also did a great job finishing third overall, and showing how strong the competition isin South America; The national associations of Brasil and Argentina together with Uruguay and the Yacht Club Punta del Este are the organizers of the next 2014 Soling Worlds to be held from November 22 to 30 in 2014 at one of the most beautiful summer resorts in the southern Atlantic.

During the week the International Soling Association also held its meetings, and had a record of participation amongst committee members and interested sailors willing to help organize the class.

The racing at the worlds saw many big names sailing back in the fleet, new names coming out of the shadow, some new teams and a few more boats recovered from the abandon.

World Championship / Balaton19/09/2013 To 25/09/2013./ Rk=2
PosSailHelmpersonMidpersonBowperson PointsR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8D1
1HUN 11Farkas LitkeyVezer KarolyCsaba WeinhardHSA181311255BFD32
2CAN 225Peter HallPaul DavisWilliam HallRSTLYC2824421213BFD32
3BRA 78Nelson IlhaFelipe IlhaFernando IlhaVDS39321219781619
4SLO 1Bostjan AntoncicGennadi StrakhKarlo HmeljakJ.K.J.K.424159DSQ79732
5AUT 1Christian HollerPeter FarbowskiMichael PraxmaraSCK4611151444121015
6GER 1Roman KochMaxl KochGregor BornemannCYC5212697837DNF32
7GER 308Karl HaistJohannes BerggrenIrene HaistBYC5621186310124321
8NED 1Johan OffermansWick HilligeNiels van BraamK.Z.C.589511591615416
9HUN 77George WossalaChristoph WossalaPepe NemethMKB587781656111416
10UKR 1Igor YushkoSergey PichuginDmitriy YarmolenkoPIONER6014821331381314
11USA 853Matias CollinsAndy BaumullerDominik MeissnerCNSI - BYC - YCS645972314156823
12HUN 1Sandor VarjasGabor MereteiKovasci LaszloHSA6919DSQ101016103132
13DEN 129Mogens JørgensenKim JørgensenAllan Holst SørensenHOBRO6961115811917917
14NED 33Rudy den OuterGavin LidlowRamzi SouliKZC7413101312134101213
15GER 328Michael DietzelAnna DietzelSigrid DietzelBYC811617181161121221
16BRA 45Kadu BergenthalEduardo CavalliVilnei GoldmeierVDS94DPI11432012DSQ142032
17AUT 102Ludwig BeurleChristian FischerEkkehart SteinhuberUYCAS100101216171818161118
18CAN 227Tom MitchellDavid JohnstonBruce FieldingEYC12322202261520231823
19ITA 254Domenico CarducciLeonardo SalettiNiccolò TrombiniCVCP133181321182821192328
20AUS 159Rodney HousegoGavin WorthBill DunnMOFSC136262425222017121626
21HUN 7Ádám MihályGábor AntalGergo BeckHSA139DNS1619212314222432
22GER 312Gernot HellerGerhard AuerswaldValentin KochSCE/SCAS/DSC141232626152123181526
23NED 25Bernard VreeBerend VreeBen MedendorpKZC1512522231424OCS241932
24DEN 104Martin KleinBjarne NielsenLars Oestergaard?153172127242222262127
25HUN 17Istvan SzucsGabor GyulaiPeter SzucsDEAC161202717DNS261920DNF32
26FRA 198Marc Lefevredu REAU Louis-EtienneChristian JozanCVA1642423242519DNSDNS1732
27AUT 122Peter NeumannRudolf HubauerRudolf RagerSCK167151920DSQ17DNCDNCDNC32
28HUN 71Peter BeliczayLaszlo SzeremleyRichard UdvardyPYC170DNS25DNCDNS252427532
29GER 217Michael MeisterGeorg MeisterMichael KütheNRV Hamburg187272928272926282229
30HUN 777Gábor VarróZoltán Vajnai,Nelli Varga?18828282926272525DNF32
31HUN 23Imre VrabélyJeno AndrejkaZsolt KovácsHSA2132930DNF2830DNSDNFDNC32
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