Farien/Kloesel win Garda; Janezic/Podlogar Win Overall
With the last EuroCup held at Fraglia della Vela Riva, 84 boats representing 12 different nations came to win Garda and see who could claim the top spot for the Overall EuroCup 29er Championship for 2014. After 14 races, the German team of Paul Farien & Mirco Kloesel of Kiel bested the other teams to win the coveted spot as Garda kings. Windy conditions and an impressive mostly top 10 finishes put them on top with 58 points. Peter Janezic & Anze Podlogar (Slovenia) who sailed all but the British EuroCup, finished 2nd in Garda with 63 points followed by Daniel Nyborg & Sebastian Wright Olsen of Denmark with 69. Mimi El-Khazindar sailed with Emma Loveridge (GBR) to claim to female team in Garda. (photo above of the top 3 overall EuroCup for 2014) Full Results for Garda.
YouTube video Photo Gallery from Garda
Of the 7 events held over 2014 (ESP, FRA, NED, GER, GBR, SLO & ITA); close to 500 teams (1,000 sailors!) representing 25 countries participated. Janezic/Podloger were the only team to sail 6 events, while Cas Van Dongen/Daniel Bramervaer (NED)- 2nd overall and Daniel Nyborg/Sebastian Olsen (DEN) -3rd overall, both sailed 5 events. Behind them 16 teams from 4th through 18th, sailed 4 events. Full results for the overall EuroCup can be found here. The top 3 were given prizes by Ovington Boats who graciously support our fleet and sponsor the EuroCup series.
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Congratulations to all teams who participated in the 2014 EuroCup series sponsored by Ovington Boats!