Oliver Schmidt-Rybandt wins in the Small Keel boat Division with Dehler 30 one design

September 24, 2021

Oliver Schmidt-Rybandt wins in the Small Keel boat Division with Dehler 30 one design

It was a neck and neck race between Dehler 30 one design sailors Max Gurgel and Oliver Schmidt-Rybandt at this year's Silverrudder. In the end, Oliver on “Power Play” decided the race in his favor with a record time of 18 hours 32 minutes and 58 seconds. Among a total of seven Dehler 30 one design yachts, thus winning the 30od unit class as well as the “Keel boats Small” division. Exhausted, wet and overjoyed, he crossed the finish line in Svendborg, Denmark, early in the morning on September 18 after nearly 134 nautical miles. He thus displaced the previous record holder from the podium, who last covered the distance in just around 20 hours in 2015.

The non-stop Single Handed Regatta around Funen, Denmark, is considered one of the toughest sailing regattas in the world. Every year, ambitious solo sailors compete in this demanding challenge. The Keel boats Small category this year included 83 sailors with a variety of yachts, including several Seascape 27, X79 and Beneteau First sailboats. In the Dehler 30 one design class, Max Gurgel and Oliver Schmidt-Rybandt were joined by Hajo Hensel on Tutto Bene (GER 023) Anders Jönnsen on No Xcuse (SWE 041), Oliver Denzer on Tschaika (GER 032), Andreas Deubel on Antonio Jorge Aguiar (GER 022) and Martin Kringel on Plug and Play (GER 045). 

We congratulate Oliver for his record-breaking win and pay our respect to all solo sailors who mastered the challenge this year.


Speedsailing / Oliver Schmidt-Rybandt
Silverrudder/ Claus Nicolajsen

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