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Success on the Water: Croatian Sailors Win Match Race Germany


Winning Croatian team

More great success on the water for Croatian sailors in Germany…

Tomislav Bašić, and his team, consisting of Stipe Vitaljić, Teo Piasevoli, Pave Pleslić and Ivan Ivanković, have won Match Race Germany, the second world championship stage of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) in Langenargen.

Bašić, who beat Switzerland’s Eric Monnin 3-0 in the final, was delighted to win the Grade 1 event.

“We are thrilled. I have been match racing for more than 20 years but we have never had the time and opportunity to form a consistent team to sail regular match racing events. When we looked at the boats and conditions here in Germany, I was confident we had a good chance. I hope we can sail more of the World Tour events,” said the man from Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast after the win.

World Championship Event – Match Race Germany
1 Tomislav Basic (CRO) TB Race Team
2 Eric Monnin (SUI) Team SailBox
3 Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) Aschenbrenner Racing
4 Matthew Jerwood (AUS) Redline Racing
5 Tino Ellegast (GER) Team Ellegast
6 Mark Lees (GBR) GBR Match Racing
7 Reuben Corbett (NZL) Corbett Racing
8 Max Trippolt (AUT) Trippolt Sailing Team
9 Przemyslaw ‘Tara’ Tarnacki (POL) Energa Yacht Racing
10 Dejan Presen (SOL) Lumba Match Race Team
11 Christian Binder (AUT) Flat Lake Sailing Team
12 Tim Kröger (GER) New Wave by Adidas

(photo credit / wave sailing centre)

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