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Hyde Sails 2017 Dinghy Show

SB20 World Championship at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes - Day 1

by The SB20 Worlds Team on 28 Aug 28 August - 1 September 2017

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Today saw the start of the first day of the 2017 SB20 World Championships. Based in Cowes and organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the fleet was a hive of activity this morning in anticipation of the day ahead. Sadly the wind had other ideas and by mid morning racing was delayed. Sailors eagerly waited for the building winds that arrived just after lunch, which saw the fleet heading quickly out to the start line. With light winds making conditions tricky, and a fleet of some of the world's best sailors, crews had to work hard to keep their boats performing at their best.

With the first race completed further racing was then cancelled with further light winds forecasted and as the sun goes down here in Cowes crews are enjoying a free beer in the sun, courtesy of Racegeek, ahead of another day of competitive racing tomorrow, hopefully with more wind!

We would like to thank our race day sponsor Hyde Sails for their support of the World Championships! We caught up with their Managing Director, Nigel Grogan, earlier today. Find out what he had to say via our race day highlights video below!

Until tomorrow...

Tasmanian sailors to the fore (from Peter Campbell)

Tasmanian sailors have made a great start to the 2017 SB20 one-design sports boat world championship which began on The Solent off Cowes, England, overnight.

Only one race was sailed because of light winds, with RYCT director Michael Cooper, at the helm of Export Roo, winning the Yellow qualifying fleet. Nick Rogers finished second in the Blue fleet with his new boat Black.

Finishing a close fourth in the Yellow fleet was Difficult Woman, whose skipper Rob Gough recently won the world masters championship in the foiler Moth singlehanded dinghy class.

In seventh place came Porco Rosso, helmed by young Hobart sailor Elliott Noye who finished runner-up in the recent Cowes Week SB20 grand slam.

All four skippers are prominent competitors in Hobart's 45-boat strong SB20 fleet which next January will host the 2018 world championship for this high-performance class.

Because of the size of the fleet (78 boats from ten nations) the host club at Cowes, the famous Royal Yacht Squadron, has split the fleet into two qualifying group.

Seven of the eight Australian boats contesting the worlds have drawn in the same qualifying fleet, just one in the other. Also in the Yellow fleet, Brazen (Jervis Tilly, RSYS) placed 31st, Smigger (Andrew Smith) 28th and Hypertronics (Stephen Catchpool) 31stvin race one.

In overall scoring between the two fleets, Export Roo is sharing first place with British boat Xcellent. Black is equal second with the German entry Give Me Five while Difficult Woman is equal fourth with another UK boat, Uber. Porco Rosso is ranked equal seventh.

Well-known Hobart yachtswoman and RYCT past Rear Commodore Claire Cunningham, a crew member of Difficult Woman, spoke to team press officer Jane Austin after the aborted racing.

"We (Difficult Woman) got a good start...but not as good as Export Crew which started at the pin end and crossed the entire fleet," Claire said.

"We lost a couple of places during the race (to finish fourth) and had a man overboard situation... well not completely.

"We managed to hold onto him and drag him back aboard. It is quite slippery up front and he was rather wet for the rest of the race,'' Claire added.

Results after Day 1:

PosBoat NameCrewR1Pts
1EXPORT ROOMichael Cooper / David Chapman / Gerry Mitchell11
1XCELLENTJohn Pollard / Rob Smith / Steve Procter11
3GIVE ME FIVERobin Follin / G Germain / M Abguillerm / E Michel22
3BLACKNick Rogers / Robert Jeffreys / Andrew Roberts22
5BOATYLICIOUSLee Boatman / Danny Boatman / Adam Ovington33
5SPORTSBOATWORLD.COMJerry Hill / Geoff Carveth / Richard Lovering33
7DIFFICULT WOMANRob Gough / Nick Dineen / Claire Cunningham / Stewart Gray44
7UBERAdrian Peach / P Bettesworth / J Short / G Stringer44
9SLARTIBARTFASTPaul Methven / Gill Methven / Tom Methven / Ella Methven55
9TARANik Burfoot / Stuart Clyburn / Tony Hustan55
11#GAMECHANGERYulia Kyrpa / Hugo Rocha / Semen Dmytrenko / Viktor Kandyba66
11MXTCMarco van Driel / Joost Assmann / Martijn Worseling66
13BAD/KILCULLENJerry Dowling / Stefan Hyde / James Dowling77
13PORCO ROSSOElliott Noye / Paul McCartney / Edward Snowball77
15BALOOMike Matthews / Carl Outhwaite / Bill Maughan88
15VIS SAILING TEAMVadim Pushev / Timur Sabirzyanov / Alexander Mikhailov88
17GOODHYDEINGNigel Grogan / Jack Grogan / Sam Caslin99
17SPONGE BOBAlain Waha / Joshua Waha / Ben Childerly / Isabel Waha99
19SIN BINMichael O'Connor / Davy Taylor / Ed Cooke1010
19WHY A DUCKTom Clay / James Clay / Ed Morris1010
21SANS BLAGUEPierre‑Yves Lambert / M Faure / M Dulos / F Herpin1111
21MELSTON TEAMKirill Frolov / Alexey Murashkin / Egor Ignatenko1111
23BLACK MAGICEdward Russo / Gilles Favennec / Teiva Siakinuu Valluy1212
23NEW CALEDONIATugdual Piriou / Pierre Vaudelet / Yann Rigal1212
25APCC EQUIPE JEUNESimon Bertheau / A Hugo / H Baptiste / C Mathilde1313
25VENUESWORLDGer Dempsey / Chris Nolan / Diana Kissane / Graeme Grant1313
27GO WITH THE FLOWBart Tytgat / Tobias Tytgat / Kristof Woutters1414
27ITPARFUMEBorys Shvets / Anatolii Petrov / Ivan Pavlusik / Anna Kyselova1414
29TWO MEN & THEIR MONKEYDarah Sheridan / Shane Murphy / John Phelan1515
29BREAKING BODCharles Whelan / Richard Mcadam / Richard Hall1515
31BRAZENJervis Tilly / Giles Peckham / Peter Tindale1616
31FORELLE ESTATESJoe Llewellyn / Nigel Wakefield / Jerry Vigus1616
33BUITENHUIS ADVIESMartijn Buitenhuis / Marcel van Liere / Alastair Shaw1717
333JSJeroen van der Velden / Jeroen Kop / Jan van der Meijden1717
35SWEATY BETTYDavid Atkinson / Mark Bonner / John Outhwaite1818
35MSTVasily Grigoriev / Valeriy Ushkov / Mikhail Markin1818
37BLUEJAYJohn Reekie / Stuart Thomson / Rory Yaroley1919
37DAMEN SAILING TEAM SB20Mark Snijder / Fleur Huibers‑Sneijers / Olivier Stuip1919
39MARVELRichard Powell / Ben Vines / Tim Burnell2020
39OMA 1Ibtisam Al Salmi / Helena Lucas / T Al Balushi / R Al Habi2020
41VICTORIAKolobanov Alexey / Sokolov Audrey / Martinov Viatcheslav2121
41RHAPSODIEAlain Roig / Hugo Feydit / Sebastian Soupey / Adéle Marevery2121
43NARWHALChristian Sutherland / Etienne Gauvain / Ben Paton2222
43DOOLALIArthur Bruce / Daniel Neild / Giles Oldershaw2222
45LIADave Barry / TBC / TBC2323
45SAIL NAVYLizzie Farrington / TBC / TBC2323
47PROPERTYBASE SAILING TEAMDaniel Spaenle / T Spaenle / K Krauss / F Blaseio2424
47SENDITJames Shelbourne / Phil Devereux / James Gair / Will Robinson2424
49RED KITERoger Harford / Tim Bigg / Francesca Martin2525
49LADYBUGBenoît Melen / Eric Brioist / Gregory Baum2525
51POOR BUOYMark Gillett / Paul Hine / Heather Ross / Georgina Povall2626
51ETHELOliver Hill / Charles Hill / Arthur Fry / George Richards2626
53GLASGOW KISSNils Razmilovic / David Salembier / Jeremy Chase2727
53ALL GOOD THINGSHattie Askew / Ellie Meopham / Jack Preece / Titus Treneman2727
55SMIGGERAndrew Smith / David Watson / Sam Tiedeman2828
55ABSOLUTIgor Ginzburg / Oleg Krivov / Vladimir Kulinichenko2828
57DORISPhil Rumbelow / Mike Rutland / Charlie Hook2929
57MUTTS NUTSMark Brammer / Dave Townend / Adam Cleasby2929
59SEABISCUITMarty Cuppage / Barry Glavin / Niall O'Riordan3030
59WILDLING/ROPE 4 BOATSMartin Boatman / Stewart Brown / Ian Turnbull3030
61HYPERTRONICSStephen Catchpool / Leigh Johnson / Chris Keil3131
61CHILL PILL +Tich Summers / Scott Graham / Nick Elder3131
63SHARCCharles Sheppard / Francois Hilary / Ellie Cumpy3232
63OMEHelen Macnamara / Ian Hudson / Duncan Pryde3232
65STRIPTEASERebecca Anthony / Daniel Anthony / Rory Fleminger3333
65OMA 3Ali Al Balushi / Hussain Al Jabri / Yasir Al Rahbi3333
67SONIC BOOMDavid Wilkinson / Alwyn Marsden / Andy Airnes3434
67TROUBLE & STRIFEToby Bennett / B Barker / R Butterworth / C Spraggs3434
696A VISION HOMESPeter Noe / Justin Noe / James Greenwood3535
69TURBULENCE TOONatalie French / Paul French / Michael Hewitt3535
71DARK & STORMYAndrew Bell / Catherine Wood / Daniel Craft / Jessica Slater3636
71TRIOGary Baker / Oliver Needham / Chris O'Donnell3636
73HEIN RUYTEN ONE DESIGNHein Ruyten / Fras van der Wel / Evert Krol3737
73OMA 2Akram Al Wahaibi / A Al Mashari / H Al Wahaibi / M Al Khaifi3737
75L.O.SRobert Corbally / Joe Hemmant / Nick Wright3838
75HEART OF GOLDTom Hayhoe / David Vialls / Chris Vialls3838
77CARNAGERobin Kirby / Matt Williams / Chris Williams3939
78ARADA STOVES‑NEW HOPEMartin Fox / Gareth Glover / Doug Innes4141
78TEIGNAGERAnthony Robinson / Nigel Brown / Lynn Jaffa4141

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