Event Report from Manuel Huensch


The British Team “Serpentine” won the third edition of the Alster – 2K Teamrace in Hamburg, Germany. Two years ago they became Vice-Champion of the European Championship also held in Hamburg. After 34 races in challenging light wind conditions at lake Alster in the middle of the city of Hamburg the Round Robin was terminated. Serpentine Skippers Henry Arnold and Mat Mosely met the Italian newcomers of team “Banana” in the final and won 2:1. The event, supported by the City of Hamburg, saw teams from 5 nations and is one of the most famous 2K Teamracing events. The local team from Nordeutscher Regattaverein became third.


A view from the teams Rocco Attilli of Team Banana who came second.

“We are very happy about our results this season. In Scarlino we reached the podium for the first time with the help of Henry Arnold from Serpentine who steered the other boat. Then in Anzio we participated with two teams to try new combinations of crews and allow two more skippers to get into the game.

We then decided to take part in our first international event in Hamburg. We had a terrific second day winning all the races and we got to the final but unfortunately we lost 2-1 against the same man that was with us in Scarlino (I’m sure that Henry beat us because he learned our tricks and tactics!).

Anyway we’re looking forward to the next year hoping that we’ll continue the trend of good results. Hope that this type of event will get more and more popular and participated especially from young sailors like us. It’s really great fun, trust me.”

Final Results





NOR and entry form below:

Hamburg will be accepting 8 entries.

A team is 6 persons.

Entries only valid when the entry fee has been received by the 2K Association.

For NOR NOR_Team-Race_2016_Vfinal2 Alster

For On Line Entry Form


Here are the  Standard Sailing Instructions:  2k-standard-sailing-instructions-2016-v6-october-10-2016

Hamburg will be issuing “Local Sailing Instructions”

Entries Accepted (in order of payment)

  1. Serpentine (GBR) 21 June 2016
  2. Bayerischer YC (GER) 22June 2016
  3. Royal Yacht Squadron (GBR) 22June 2016
  4. DMTRA (NED) 29 July 2016
  5. YCCO (NED/ITA) 29 July 2016
  6. Team Banana (ITA)11 August
  7. Hamburger Segel Club (GER)
  8. Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (GER)
  9. FirstReserve Bavaria 2