HSVA at Becker's Twistercup
In June HSVA's valued customer Becker Marine Systems organised the eleventh edition of the "Twistercup", a regatta of remote-controlled America's Cup sailboat models. For the first time, the event took place at Becker's new headquarters in the harbour of Hamburg-Harburg. HSVA took part with four boats, the "Newswave", the "Newswave II", the "Jahrhundertboot" and the "Newswave III". Although the weather was warm and sunny, the boats and their skippers had to cope with unpredictable wind gusts. HSVA's hull lines specialist Hans-Uwe Schnoor and his boat "Newswave II" managed these challenging conditions best, while the "Jahrhundertboot" – piloted by HSVA's project engineer Johannes Strobel – ranked second. In the breaks, the contestants and spectators of the regatta were offered a barbecue and other refreshments in Becker's new canteen.
HSVA thanks Becker Marine Systems for the invitation to this traditional, joyful event, looking forward to the twelfth "Twistercup" in late fall, which will once again take place in HSVA's small towing tank.