The start of the season for the European 5.5s took place on the Lake of Thun in Switzerland from 30-31 March. This traditional Easter-Regatta of TYC attracted overseas' participation, as we can see in the picture. 5.5 AUS 61 Alpha Crucis and crew are enjoying the spectacular landscape of the Swiss mountains, which, with Easter being very early this year, still offers good skiing as well.
After Friday’s racing, the traditional Eiertütschen (egg tapping competition) brought another Swiss specialty to the long distance travellers.
Only three races were managed with all three to count. The crew of SUI 228 (Jurg MENZI, Christof WILKE, Dino FUMASOLI) led after two races on the first day, but then SUI 214 (Bernard HAISSLY, Daniel STAMPFLI , Nicolas BERTHOUD) won the deciding race on Saturday to take the series by one point. GER 79 (Max MÜLLER Carlo LAZZARI, Stefan HAFTKA) took third overall following a win in the second race.