Allegro

SAIL # HKG 2366
OWNER THOMAS WIESINGER
COUNTRY HONG KONG
CLUB DBYC
TYPE OCEANIS 40
LOA 12.15M
BEAM 3.91M
DRAUGHT 1.9M
IMAGE ROLEX / KURT ARRIGO

RESULTS

YEAR RACE DIV DIV RESULT OVERALL
2018 RCSR IRC CRUSING 2 18
2016 RCSR IRC CRUSING DNF DNF
2015 SFR IRC CRUSING DNS DNS
2014 RCSR IRC CRUSING DNF DNF
2013 SFR IRC CRUSING 5 23

 

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE 2018

Michael Balsiger, Cornelius Gerard Dunne, Brendan Joseph Dunne, Markus Anton Ibele, Stephan Philipp Kottek, Jan Neuhäusser, Thomas Maria Wiesinger

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE 2016

Thomas Wiesinger, Stephan Kottek, Michael Balsiger, Brendan Dunne, Cornelius Dunne, Jan Neuhausser, Anders andersson

SAN FERNANDO RACE 2015

Thomas Wiesinger, Stephan Kottek, Markus Ibele, Michael Balsiger, Brendan Dunne, Cornelius Dunne, Jan Neuhäusser, Anders Andersson

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE 2014

Thomas Wiesinger, Stephan Kottek, Markus Ibele, Michael Balsiger, Brendan Dunne, Cornelius Dunne, Torsten Bartelt, Gerhard Ollinger

SAN FERNANDO RACE 2013

Thomas Wiesinger, Thomas Maria Wiesinger, Markus Anton Ibele, Jan Neuhaeusser, Stephan Philip Kottek,Torsten Bartelt, Arne Schicketanz, Brendan Dunne

 

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE 2016 - BOAT INFORMATION

Owner/Skipper Thomas Wiesenger has owned his Beneteau Oceanis 40, Allegro, for three years.  The seven all-male crew are German, Irish, Austrian and Swiss – the Swiss, Michael Balsiger, is flying in especially from Switzerland for the Race.  Says Thomas, “We have three sailors from landlocked countries (including the skipper) so why didn't we pick up car rallying instead?! But then the Swiss did well in the America's Cup, so that's not an excuse. I think it's noteworthy that we'll likely be the slowest boat on the track, so that's something :-) anyone behind us will not be happy.”

He adds “Seriously though, it's the whole experience. Escaping from Hong Kong, have a few miserable hours offshore, which tends to get better on day two, sunny conditions (but then lacking wind) and let's see how we come around into Subic Bay, that's always a big issue!”

They hope to be quick enough to make the party this year and the wind will be their greatest challenge.  “Oh I think we're aiming to win our class, but so we do every year :-) We've been lucky on Vega in 2012 of course. Last year, we had the boat only for less than a month, not enough time to get prepared well and shredded sails on the way didn't help us to be competitive. But this year we're much better prepared so we're hoping for a good placement in our class. It's quite a mix of the whole adventure, and of course we're trying to sail fast to be able to pull of something. But as long as we all arrive safe and sound that's a win in my book.” he said.