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Happy Birthday: Match Race Germany On jubilee course at the Whitsun festival under sail

Langenargen (March 29, 2017). In 63 days, the start-up match will be one of the largest sporting events in the Lake Constance region. Match Race Germany is celebrating its big anniversary in its home town Langenargen! For 20 years, the organizers, their team and their partners have set the Matchrace benchmark in Germany. With 30,000 and more spectators in sunny years, the Duellsegel-Festival is one of the most popular sailing sport events of the Republic. There are two good reasons for this: with the exciting duels, the sailing sport is modeled on America's Cup ufernah in its most exciting version. At the same time, the marina in the Langenargen gondola harbor will be entertained, informed and informed at the highest level. As a prelude regatta of the newly formed Match Race Super League in its premiere year, the Match Race Germany will continue to be one of the leading and co-shaping events in international matchracing on a hull.

World Champion and German Champion

While the "Notice of Race" for the Match Race Germany will be sent to skippers all over the world during these days, and the notification is only approaching in May, two German duel sailors have already set sail: Markus Wieser is one of the best German Matchracer course on Lake Constance. The 53-year-old Bavarian sailor, multiple kite world champion and big boat tactician comes to Langenargen with his regular crew. Wieser was able to win the Match Race Germany 2001 as the only German control man once, and with Jochen Schümann even beat Germany's most successful sailors of the sporting history in the final. In addition to Wieser, the team will start the German Matchrace champion Max Gurgel from Hamburg under German flag in the 20th Match Race Germany.

Also on land, both secret and prominent masters are at work. Such as Jürgen Weidele's band Take a Dance feat. Eliza Kay, who belongs to the Match Race Germany as the boats and on the Whitsunday with the world-class saxophonist Arno Haas. Arno Haas, a native of Black Forest, is regarded as a musician with "Magic Hands", has already played with greats such as Al Jarreau, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Paul Kuhn and Helen Schneider. Matchrace party magnet is on Friday the long-lasting "Matchrace goes Lederhose and Dirndl VOL. 6 ", which will provide for a full house at the lake.

Traditonal partners and strong sponsors

"For this we have ordered brilliant weather," says Eberhard Magg with a wink. The team of the aligning Yacht Club Langenargen (YCL), by the race leader Rudi Magg and the head of the national team, Michael Nöltke, has already left the starting blocks and is in intensive preparations. ZDF reporter and matchrace presenter Nils Kaben is also part of the anniversary as well as many traditional partners of the first hour, but also new strong sponsors.

"We are looking forward to one of the biggest events in our history and are looking forward to it," says co-organizer Harald Thierer. A new addition to the competition is the "Europapark", which has just been selected by an international expert jury as the "best leisure park in the world" - with a land program for the youngest guests - the automobile and engine manufacturer Škoda is expanding its presence to the Match Race Germany Technohull and E-Bike with ribs for Lake Constance and cool e-bikes for light-hearted country parties. "More space, more stalls and a bigger program are offered," says Thierer, "which is guaranteed by our nine large and many smaller ones Partners who are sitting with us in a boat. "Among the pillars of the regatta are also friends and sponsors of the first hour, such as ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Ultramarin, the Meichle + Mohr Marina, in the season already on 6 and 7 May With the Ultramarin Boat Show.

The Match Race Germany follows as a sporting highlight of the Lake Constance region from 1 to 5 June. On Pentecost, the 20th chapter of the German classic has been written since 1997.

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