District 13  Regatta Report

Sat Aug 20th, 2016 through Sun Aug 21st, 2016

Erhard-Brinckman-Gedachtnis-Preis 2016


The "2016 Erhard Brinckman Gedaechtnis Trophy" of the Star class was sailed 20./21.08.2016 at Hamburg - a traditional race with 8 teams and 8 races. It is a particular regatta for the Star class and the NRV.

The event comes from a regatta of the Travemuende Week in the mid-80s, where the former commodore of NRV - Erhard Brinckman - acted as race director, but in the program booklet he was erroneously named "Bahnwaerter". The nickname "Bahnwaerter" solidified overnight and so emerged the Bahnwaerter regattas for Star boats and also the Dragon.

Since 1990, these Star races have had a participation of about 15 to 25 boats sailing on Lake Alster. Erhard was on the race committees for a long time himself, always with his cap and the personal announcement by the committee boat: "My Men, another 5 minutes until the start .... "!

After the death of Erhard the "Bahnwaerter Trophy" became known as the "Erhard Brinckman Gedaechtnis Trophy" for Stars in the foundation charter and is still colloquially as the "Bahnwaerter Prize".

Erhard made the event permanent, as well as Erich F. Laeisz prize, with Hamburg and Luebeck Star boat fleets interconnected.

For 2016, due to low entries, the NRV-office cancelled the Star boat regatta. This would have been the first cancellation in the more than 30 year history of event. On the intervention of the Star fleet, Andreas Christiansen (Chairman NRV) reversed the cancellation. The Stars wished to sail. Tradition and connectedness are more than numerical barriers. Sailors, race committee, volunteers and guests attended.

The early rejection, however, meant that firmly planned teams had in the meantime replanned to a sail free weekend, making other plans. Foreign Starboat guests gave up on coming. Ten boats were needed for a 2016 ranking regatta. So the harbor master of NRV became race director and the assistant team was made up of NRV members.

As always, Saturday night the Star Fleets of Hamburg and Luebeck invited all parties to dinner at the NRV. with nearly 40 participants and guests attending. Sunday we celebrated Wulf Kahl, who is active again after 8 years away from his Star. This was his 75th birthday, with cake - presented by the race team - and surrounded with all the participants.

In excellent weather - eight magnificent races were sailed in two days. Winners of the 27th edition of the event on the Alster was the Berlin / Hamburg team of Felix Gold and Oliver Vitzthum, followed by Jochen Diercks and Herbert Braasch, and third-placed Klaus Meyer and Joerg Mueller from Bremen. The sailors say thank you for the NRV infrastructure, the excellent race committee and the support of all the volunteers! See you next year for "Erhard Brinckman Gedaechtnis price" of Star Boats!

Event Photos

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 Pinta   Felix Gold   Oliver Vitzthum   GER 8213   KF   6.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 5.0 1.0 16
2 Mops   Jochen Diercks   Herbert Braasch   GER 8262   Lub   2.0 2.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 19
3 GER 8179   Klaus Meyer   Jorg Mueller   GER 8179   Bre   5.0 1.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 1.0 3.0 23
4 GER 7483   Nils Hansen   Sven Jahannsen   GER 7483   HF   1.0 7.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 23.0001
5 Starnatic   John Helmsing   Marko A Hasche   GER 8093   HF   3.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 6.0 4.0 6.0 27
6 Nina   Peter Toedt   Stefan Kaeshammer   GER 7859   HF   8.0 5.0 6.0 1.0 7.0 4.0 6.0 2.0 31
7 7806   Wulf Kahl     GER 7806   Lub   7.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 49
8 Personal Affair   Olaf Richter   Andreas Koehler   GER 8150   Lub   4.0 4.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 DNF 14.0 [DNS] DNS 49
9 GER 8225   Helge Spehr   Jasper Spehr   GER 8225   KF   DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
9 GER 8204   Jan Woortmann   Markus Koy   GER 8204   Moh   DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
9 GER 1911   Matthias Frost   Marcus Frost   GER 1911     DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
9 GER 8005   Tobias Brinkmann   Stefan Paust   GER 8005   Lub   DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
9 Loveboat   Soenke Westphal   Andreas Kaerger   GER 8027   HF   DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS

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