Please select your home edition
Edition
P&B 2018 Dinghy Show 728x90

iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds at McCrae Yacht Club - Day 4

by VR Sport Media 24 Jan 13:38 GMT 21-25 January 2018

What a fight for the Contender Worlds at McCrae Yacht Club. Mark Bulka dominated the penultimate day with two back-to-back wins, but Jason Beebe won't let go of his title just yet. He kept chasing until the last second in both races with two 2nd places - anyone else would be ecstatic but this widens the points difference to four points.

The story of the day for most sailors was the multiple recalls and black flags for many of the competitors due to adrenaline and tide. Lots had to sit on the side lines and watch the fleet blast by hoping this was going to be their discard.

Never ending 'champagne sailing' weather for tomorrow - two early races planned for the Final Day when the 2018 World Champion will be crowned - Mark or Jason... Keep up to date with all of the action via Race Tracker Live.

Results after Day 4:

PosSail NoSkipperClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1AUS 2457Mark BulkaMcCrae YC1‑1624121112
2AUS 2482Jason BeebeRQYS3‑712512216
3AUS 2652Jono NeateMornington YC2122‑3041189.557.5
4AUS 2571Scott CunninghamMcCrae YC5831161810‑2961
5AUS 2502Anthony NashDavey's Bay YC659‑2981271562
6ITA 11Andrea BonezziSCM11243356(BFD)768
7AUS 2670Matt MulderBalmoral SC735(DNC)63839.571.5
8AUS 2575Dan KohlmanMcCrae YC1414614‑30216378
9NED 2582Rene HeynenMaas en Roer18419792028‑30105
10GER 2438Markus MaisenbacherWassersportverein Hemelingen15‑431532195244114
11AUS 2380Geoff FisherDPSS99‑451118242618115
12GBR 2439Gary LangdownHighcliffe SC833‑3916384208127
13AUS 2323Clay CookRFBYC1621722(DNF)22436128
14AUS 2650Steven JohannessenMcCrae YC‑6913552974623128
15AUS 2204Michael MacdonaldMcCrae YC‑3534212310161911134
16GBR 2420Simon MussellHighcliffe SC413359483(BFD)5144
17GER 551Christoph HomeierSVGO282388‑31311531144
18AUS 2565John LindholmBlairgowie YS‑4910181014401242146
19GBR 2618Nick NobleBristol Corinthian YC2238.514176‑422227146.5
20GBR 2449Rob SmithCastle Cove SC25‑522821250176149
21AUS 2560Jeff OwenMcCrae YC2031231513‑482720149
22AUS 2408Jan ScholtenAvalon SC41516252444‑5322150
23AUS 2263Richard BattenMudeford SC‑711124137631424156
24GBR 678Tommy HootonBurton SC3362618263025‑50164
25NED 26Enno KramerRoei en Zeil Vereninging Gouda1926313111‑563214164
26GER 2400Thomas WietingWVH Wassersportverein Hemelingen‑4719132027133439165
27ITA 2561Antonio LambertiniYCD231838(RET)2023935166
28AUS 2468Callum BurnsBlairgowrie YS10(UFD)113625511617166
29GER 2527Dirk MuellerSKWB‑5317201240392119168
30AUS 2437Scott MunroMcCrae YC2725252812(DNF)3141189
31GBR 2383David DaviesLoch Ryan SC2138.532342132‑4512190.5
32ITA 40Luca BonezziCanottieri Mincio Mantova44123038‑5493325191
33AUS 2237Simon BarwoodRFBYC1232(DNF)DNC1514526195
34GBR 2572Ed PresleyCotswold SC422012245128(BFD)21198
35AUS 2578Andre WebsterCanberra YC132827‑371715DNE16207
36AUS 2320Chris JonesRoyal Geelong YC384029332217‑4232211
37NED 2Mark ThorborgKMJC‑6541363936193713221
38AUS 2680Lindsay IrwinBlack Rock YC242733353326‑4944222
39AUS 2600Steve WilsonRoyal Queensland YS(DNS)22341964361148234
40AUS 1753Thomas YoungCanberra YC552417‑5955412328243
41GBR 716Richard FranksWeston SC17‑59524439253933249
42GBR 630James SpikesleyNetley SC503044‑6032332938256
43AUS 2681Thomas VincentMcCrae YC2644(DNF)DNC34104160306
44AUS 2548Alister DanksBlairgowrie YS‑564748515634.51852306.5
45AUS 2665Paul WilsonBYS367742(RET)23533047308
46AUS 2666Michael HughesMcCrae YC5436492641‑665154311
47AUS 2614Rob StentaM16FSSC325041474260‑6140312
48AUS 2174Mathew VandervoortTeralba SC395543(DNF)44493849317
49AUS 2142Tim DorningBlairgowrie YS3051664062‑681356318
50GBR 2522Chris BoshierThorpe Bay YC5229‑734558.5434051318.5
51AUS 2360Scott WatsonMcCrae YC43‑57564153455745340
52AUS 2651Dean TaylorBlairgowrie YS3456584358.54647‑62342.5
53AUS 2518Joseph RandallMcCrae YC406446(DNF)283744DNF350
54AUS 1483Andrew ChisholmB and SYC63604042663843‑77352
55AUS 2517Jonathan VandervoortTeralba Amateur SC2961.5635650(DNF)3658353.5
56AUS 2562Andrew ButlerRoyal Geelong YC46‑74695852575537374
57SUI 92Jacqueline RufenachtThunersee YC62695557‑74.5295053375
58AUS 3John McLeanDarling Point SS‑7748625446583575378
59GBR 666Bill HootonBurton SC665853464359‑7455380
60AUS 1329Luke MairsWhitsunday SC83(UFD)104968626743382
61AUS 2136Ian BowmanRQYS6467‑745247554864397
62AUS 2411Andrew ChurcherMcCrae YC575447(DNC)45UFD5459407
63NED 2637Cees de GruijterGWV de Vrijbuiter‑8449505384526067.5415.5
64AUS 2667Craig SmithBlairgowrie YS(DNF)65614849676472426
65AUS 2208Pat MooreSomers YC51‑71516165646670428
66AUS 2577Paul CohenCanberra YC3142(DNF)DNC5734.5DNFDNS437.5
67AUS 2375Garrath JamesBlairgowrie YS37(DNF)DNFDNC76275671449
68AUS 2530Iain LarkinsROYAL FRESHWATER BAY YC59(DNF)DNFDNC3747BFD34450
69AUS 2284Darrell FaulknerFrankston YC80373727(DNC)DNCDNCDNC454
70AUS 1752Ned LindholmBlairgowie YS61766565‑79615276456
71AUS 2542Chris BattyBlairgowrie YS686868(DNC)67656857461
72AUS 2207James TaylorBlairgowrie YS70(DNC)726974.5546263464.5
73AUS 1364James MeggisonBalmoral SC7961.557626183(BFD)61464.5
74AUS 2617Matthew TrigloneManly SC5870545080‑81DNE65468
75CAN 2525Stephanie MahOuter Harbour Centreboard Club4875717073‑786574476
76AUS 2167Toby BathMcCrae YC72735967‑77776367.5478.5
77NED 2630Pim LangendijkWV Braassemermeer677967(DNC)6371BFD46484
78AUS 2349Stephen IannaTeralba Amateur SC7553(DNF)DNC69725869487
79AUS 2441Ian KirkwoodBSYC73726455817570(DNF)490
80AUS 1327Jamie TaylorBlairgowrie YSSCP6376647273(BFD)66494
81AUS 2668Jonathan HardingBlairgowrie YS4545(DNF)DNC6074DNCDNC497
82AUS 226Glenn DaltonHumpybong YC85666066836969(UFD)498
83GBR 712Rodger WhiteKing George SC6046(DNF)DNC7170DNSDNS520
84AUS 2176Hugo TaylorBlairgowrie YS86807071707973(UFD)529
85AUS 2165Sian HardingBlairgowrie YS7482757378‑857281535
86AUS 2649Neil WhitakerMcCrae YC82(DNC)DNF6385827573551
87AUS 1306Jeremy EdlestonBYS78(DNF)7772DNSDNC7178558
88AUS 1246Mark YoungCanberra YC8878(DNF)6886.5847679559.5
89AUS 2616Adrian MulcahyBlairgowrie YS8783(DNC)DNC82805980562
90AUS 2109Brian Carroll 8181(DNF)DNC86.576DNFDNS597.5
Land Rover BAR Cap
REPORT OF THE MONTH SPONSORED BY Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd Nominate this article for report of the month for your chance to WIN a Land Rover BAR Cap for yourself and the author of the report that receives the most votes. Just fill in the form below!
Your name

Your email address

Why do you like this report?



Related Articles

iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds overall
The 'Grand Finale' between Bulka and Beebe The 'Grand Finale' between the two mighty Contenders - Mark Bulka and Jason Beebe. Posted on 25 Jan
iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 3
Everyone expected the duel between Bulka and Beebe - well they have it! Two points separating them after the discard came into play after Day Three of the Contender Worlds hosted by McCrae Yacht Club, Australia. Local sailor, Mark Bulka, had a blistering day on the water with a first and second Posted on 23 Jan
iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 2
Beebe dominating the competition and big start lines Jason Beebe, current World Champion, is dominating the competition and big start lines. Stretching his overall lead with 7th, 1st and 2nd providing him with a valuable four point difference from fellow Aussie, Scott Cunningham. Posted on 22 Jan
Snakes!
Or as Corporal Fraser would say, "We're all doomed" The working title of pt.2 of this three part series was 'Snakes' – with pt.3 then being 'Ladders'. Together with pt.1, 'I am not a number', the contention is that small boat sailing has undergone changes that are only now making themselves truly apparent. Posted on 22 Jan
iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 1
Beebe leads until the final downwind gate Peter Merritt, Principal Race Officer, took the fleet left to Rosebud in search of wind and promptly started the first race with 90 boats and six World Champions. Posted on 21 Jan
Soho Lawyers Australian Contender Championship
Aussies start strong ahead of the Worlds in Melbourne The Melbourne weather played games with competitors in the 2018 Soho Lawyers Australian International Contender Championship. Posted on 20 Jan
Contender Worlds Australian Championship preview
87 entries from eight countries set for McCrae Yacht Club Currently 87 entries from eight countries make this the largest International Contender Worlds to be held in the southern hemisphere and with six world champions along with numerous top five finishers the competition on the water will be fierce. Posted on 3 Jan
Winter news from the Lennon team
Racewear, Sails and Thinnair update Win a pair of Merino Base Layer Shorts! Also testing of the highly anticipated Moth design THINNAIR is ongoing. Hull #2 is sailing with all the mods to the wings and deck layout. Posted on 8 Dec 2017
Contender Inlands at Rutland
Final event of the UK Travellers Series The final event of the UK Travellers Series took place on the weekend of the 28th and 29th October at Rutland Sailing Club, which also included the Contender Inland Championship. Posted on 6 Nov 2017
Contenders last stand
Inlands at Rutland on 28-29 October Yes, it's that time again. 2017 has flown past, with the Contender TT Series starting way back in March at Burton Water Sailing Club. Since then we have visited a number of sailing clubs up and down the UK. Posted on 19 Oct 2017