18ft Skiff World Championship for the Mark Foy Trophy - Overall
by Tom Hill on 4 Jun 2015
30 May - 3 June 2015
The final day of the Mark Foy was held on an incredibly hot day, with most teams taking in the last of the warm conditions.
Delonghi made the bold decision to launch on their big rig, being the only boat to do so. After some congestion getting off the beach, little prep was allowed before the first race was started. As the breeze built, the bigger rig of Delonghi started to slow upwind compared the efficient smaller rigs on the rest of the fleet.
However, with a huge sail area downwind, they were able to sail a much deeper course. Pica and Black Dog both had to retire in the first race due to kit failure, setting Delonghi up for a possible jump into second place. Howie Hamlin managed to seal his 7th bullet of the week giving Harken the championship.
The final race saw the rest of the podium decided, with the podium boats only being tied by a few points. Delonghi stuck to the lighter side of the course providing lifts and relief from the building breeze. Even with the monstrous power downwind, Delonghi couldn't pass Black Dog who finished 3rd to seal an overall second place in the regatta. Pica couldn't keep in front of Delonghi and surrendered their podium place to leave Delonghi finishing in 3rd place overall.
The fleet will return to Torbole next year for their European championships with many teams eager to come back and make the most of the guaranteed sun and wind that Lake Garda has to offer.
|Pos||Sail No||Helm & Crew||Boat Name||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||R6||R7||R8||R9||R10||R11||R12||Pts|
|1||USA 9||HOWIE HAMLIN Maschio PETER HARRIS SCOTT BABBAGE||HARKEN||1||1||1||2||1||‑7||2||1||1||2||1||‑5||13|
|2||GBR 47||JARROD SIMPSON Maschio NICK MURRAY SAM PASCOE RYA||BLACK DOG||2||2||6||‑9||7||1||4||2||3||3||(dnf)||3||32|
|3||AUS 300||GRANT ROLLERSON Maschio JOHN SWEENDOG BRAD COLLINS 18||DELONGHI||3||‑11||2||5||4||4||7||(dnf)||4||1||3||4||37|
|4||GBR 92||GEORGE HAND Maschio TRISTAN HUTT STEWART MEARS||TEAM PICA||7||3||3||1||3||3||‑13||3||5||5||(dnf)||6||39|
|5||AUS 200||RICHARD YAYNE Maschio PETER MACKIE MATT STENTA 18||COMPASS MARKETS||(dnc)||6||5||6||2||5||3||4||‑8||6||5||2||44|
|6||AUS 100||LEE KNAPTON Maschio MICHAEL McKENSEY RICKY BRIDGE 18||MOJO WINES||(dnc)||‑10||10||3||10||2||1||10||3||4||2||1||46|
|7||GER 5||HEINRICH VON BAYERN Maschio CHRISTIAN PORSCHE MAXIMILIAN||KANTELBERG||4||4||9||10||8||6||‑11||7||9||7||4||‑12||68|
|9||GER 22||FRIEDL RENNER Maschio CHRISTIAN MEISSNER TOM EGGERSDORFER||EUROLINK||5||‑9||7||8||(dnf)||9||5||6||6||9||7||8||70|
|8||GBR 2||GRAHAM BRIDLE Maschio EDDIE BRIDLE BEN RUSHTON||CHAMELEON||6||5||‑11||4||6||(dnf)||9||5||11||8||11||11||76|
|10||DEN 1||FLEMING CLAUSEN Maschio THOMAS EBLER SOREN CLAUSEN||ORIGINAL CHIA||(dnf)||8||8||7||5||10||8||8||7||(dnf)||9||7||77|
|11||HUN 18||UJHELYI-GASPAR MIKLOS Femmina BOTOND NEMETH ZSOMBOR||LIBERTY SAILING TEAM||8||7||4||(dnf)||(dns)||8||6||9||dnf||dnc||6||9||87|
|12||GBR 30||TOM HILL Maschio MARK KUDLINSKI MICHAEL ANDREW RUTLAND||THE RUTLAND CHANDLERY||9||(dnf)||(dnf)||11||12||12||10||12||10||10||8||10||104|
|13||GER 13||BENJAMIN BOEHRINGER Maschio HENRIETTE GRUSE EIKE EHRIG|| ||(dnf)||12||(dnf)||12||9||11||12||11||dnf||dnf||10||dnf||122|
|14||GBR 52||SCOTT BONNER Maschio ALASDAIR YORK RICHARD YORK BRISTAN||S4C||(dnf)||(dnf)||dnf||dnf||11||13||14||13||dnf||11||dnf||13||135|