North Sails: News Details

2/4/2013

5.5M World Championship

Extraxt ISAF News

Won by newcomer Markus Wieser & crew.

Bavarian helmsman and newcomer in the 5.5m Class Markus Wieser has captured the 2013 World Champion Title in Curaçao last week with his crew composed of German Star sailors Frithjof Kleen and Thomas Auracher

Twenty two boats representing seven nations got together in the Caribbean island of Curaçao for a fierce battle on deep blue seas with easterly winds between 18 and 22 knots.

Five bullets for Wieser and his men on-board "Mission Impossible" (GER 79) assured him the first place of the championship with a net total of 13 points.

GER 79 used a North main & jib to win the event - the 2nd and 3rd placed boats also used North inventories.

For more information on North sails for the 5.5M class please contact our Keelboat Expert Markus Koy.