March 8, 2017
This year only a small group of 5.5mR sailors found their way to Gstaad, in Switzerland, for a bit of Ski-Yachting.
Led by Hans-Peter Schmid (SUI 213), Max Mueller & family (GER 79) and Stefan Ring (GER 20) respectively crews of GER 72 enjoyed perfect winter conditions on the slopes of Saanen and Gstaad. Jürg Menzi (SUI 228) joined in for Lunch.
Skiing was followed by a Cheese-Fondue-Grandezza, in the cosy atmosphere of Gstaad Yacht Club. Champagne, good conversations, the excellent hot-pot, water sport films, Swiss wines and dessert added to the very nicely organized event. Benjamin Stillfried (AUT 26) joined the party with crew.
As, for little participation the traditional Sunday race had been called off, the time was still used for another day of skiing, in perfect sunshine conditions.
One can only recommend to reconsider another skiing-meeting next year, or to come up with new suggestions, for a winter 5.5mR get-together.