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The International German National Championship’s first race will start tomorrow at 13,00 at the Augsburger Segler-Club in Utting on lake Ammersee in the South of Germany, and it will go on until Thursday September 20th when the 2018 German Champions will be crowned at the Prize Giving Ceremony. The 43 teams entered, so all of the 86 sailors who came to Ammersee for the event will attend the original Opening Ceremony at breakfast tomorrow with typical Weisswurst. Most of them are German teams, but there’s also a Dutch boat with bronze medals at Eastern Championship in Trieste, Thomas Allart with Killian Weise, a Russian team with Alexey Zhivotovskiy, then a Swiss, a Swedish and a Ukrainian boats.
Right after the German Nationals, the super traditional Oktoberfest regatta will start on the same lake at a different yacht club, the Herrschinger Segelblub, with about 45 teams coming from different European Nations. From September 21st to 23rd the fleet will race to get the Cup that last year was won by Jean Pascal Chatagny and Serge Pulfer (SUI).