Austrians take Soling Masters
Wossala had a good start and was able to tack on Clare soon after. Clare had to fight other boats and generally struggled to get a good lane. This resulted in a poor first beat that left him out of contention. Meanwhile Wageneder had also got away well and led Wossala for a while.
After a close struggle, Wossala took the lead and the two of them continued their private battle clear of the rest of the fleet. With the wind steadier than it had
been for the whole regatta and a right side favoured upwind leg, there were few passing lanes and Clare only managed to recover to 10th place. Wageneder
finishing 2nd meant that he took third overall from Clare by one point.
However Clare, crewed by Philip Crebbin and Len Delicaet, had an excellent regatta counting 3, 1, 4, 4 from the first four races. The other British boat, helmed by John Roberts and crewed by Peter Hewitson and Andrew Horrocks, ended the series on a high note with their best result finishing 7th in the race. This pulled them up to 11th overall.
1. George Wossala, Hungary
2. Franz Wageneder, Austria
3. Josef Urban, Austria
4. Otto Urbanek, Austria
5. Charles Kamps, USA
6. Werner Schrotta, Austria
British: 7. John Roberts, 10. Tony Clare
Final Overall (5 races, 1 discard)
1. Carl Auteried, Austria 6 pts
2. George Wossala, Hungary 7 pts
3. Franz Wageneder, Austria 11 pts
4. Tony Clare. Britain 12 pts
5. Charles Kamps, USA 20 pts
6. Josef Urban, Austria 25 pts
Other British: 11. John Roberts 39 pts