Germany's Philip Buhl had an exceptional start to Kieler-Woche, the final ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta, after he won two races on the opening day in Kiel, Germany as well as a second place.
But Buhl was not completely satisfied, "It was a good day, but I missed a point with the second place." Bursting with self-confidence after the successful start of the season he is aiming to achieve as much as possible during the World Cup tour and the World Championships, after he missed out on the German Olympic spot.
Simon Grotelueschen will take the German Laser spot at London 2012 and he notched up a race win but is fifth overall, followed by Andrew Maloney from New Zealand.
Chief organizer Jobs Richter was very satisfied with the start of the race week, "We had good winds at the start and a bit of light winds during the day, but we managed a good race program."
Overall, after the first racing day, two German crews are leading, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke from Germany in the Women's 470 and Philipp Buhl in the Laser. Other leading teams in the Olympic classes come from Belarus (Tatiana Drozdovskaya/Laser Radial), France (Damien Seguin/2.4.mR), Great Britain (James Peters/Ed FitzGerald/49er), Austria (David Bargehr/Lukas Mähr/470) and Spain (Deniss Karpak/Finn).