The day before the Neustadt-Cup in Germany, a brand new German Hallberg-Rassy 342 was named "Bente" by the boat owner's daughter with the same name.
At the following 8th Neustadt Cup, with mainly 20 knots of wind at the Lübecker Bucht, the brand new Hallberg-Rassy 342 showed how fast she is.
The 342 "Bente" not only won the group III, but also overall victory in groups III and IV. Furthermore, ancora Marina gives a special Anton Schräder prize, as a memory to the founder and owner of the marina, Mr Anton Schräder. Famous artist and sculptor John Mellows created a special victory trophy for this event. One of these fine art of work is in the living room of Ellen MacArthur for her victory in Vendee Globe Race. And now also in the home of Bente. A warm congratulation!