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59 teams from 10 Nations attended the Oktoberfest regatta on lake Ammersee in South of Germany, a very traditional event for all of the Star sailors in Europe. Hubert Merkelbach with Markus Koy (GER), freshly crowned German Champions are the winner of the regatta, behind them the Italian duo made by former Star World Champion, Roberto Benamati, and Alberto Ambrosini and in third place Ulrich Vater and Karol Stepka from Germany.
The event was organized by Herrschinger Segelclub e.V. and it is indeed one of the most popular regatta in the whole Europe, due to its connection with the worldwide renowned Oktobertfest in Munich, a real beer festival with all of the most important German breweries.
Full results here:
Thursday evening : Wellcome barbecue
Friday morning : Weißwurst breakfast
6 races - Friday 2 p.m. : First start
Saturday evening : Bavarian dinner and club bar