HALBTROCKEN 4.5 wins Alexela ORC World Championships in Estonia

Today was the best sailing day yet in the Alexela ORC World Championship 2021, with the fleet sailing two final windward/leeward courses where HALBTROCKEN 4.5 secured first place in both races, ensuring they were crowned the overall 2021 ORC World Champions.

The final day of racing was where the 2021 ORC World Champions were decided after yesterday’s compression of points during the Short Offshore Course in Class A between Michael Berghorn’s Mills 45 HALBTROCKEN 4.5 and the larger TP 52 OUTSIDER owned by Tillmar Hansen and skippered by Bo Teichmann,

©Alexela ORC Worlds 2021/Felix Diemer
©Alexela ORC Worlds 2021/Felix Diemer

The Halbtrocken 4.5 crew is a semi-professional team mostly under 35, with one professional sailor on board in a coaching position to help the whole team develop their skill-set and raise the level as they look forward to the many upcoming events on the calendar. Grand Prix expert and sailor from Doyle Sails Palma, Luke Molloy is onboard with the Halbtrocken team for the ORC World Championships.

The Mills 45 is an offshore-orientated, purebred racing yacht, previously known as “Concubine“ from Australia. The yacht was shipped to Germany ready to take part in their first season sailing of 2020 under their new Halbtrocken Sailing Team profile. With the season cut short by a global pandemic, plans were put in place for the 2021 season with the ORC Worlds at the forefront.

With Doyle Sails, the advantages begin with having a sailor and sailing expert join the team and in this case it was a combination of Doyle Sails Palma and Doyle Sails Northern Germany experts and Grand Prix sailors Luke Molloy, Tammo Baldszun and Holger Lehning, who ensured that the sails from concept to delivery were at the highest level. The large emphasis is put on the design process at the beginning of the project, with a proven track record for showing results as Doyle Sails experts become involved from day one. The Halbtrocken Sailing team has adopted the latest Doyle Sails technology, involving a tight knit group of designers, sailmakers, and the sailing team and utilising the game changing Structured Luff technology to improve performance, handling and speed.

©Alexela ORC Worlds 2021/Felix Diemer

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Full results for the  Alexela ORC Worlds here.