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Dragon Europeans at Kinsale Yacht Club Overall

by David Branigan 24 Aug 2003 09:45 BST
Action from the Dragon Europeans at Kinsale Yacht Club © David Branigan

Imhoff prevails in light airs to win Setanta Dragon Europeans

A tense finale to the Setanta Dragon European Championship saw the Netherland's Fred Imhoff hold his nerve to secure overall victory this afternoon off Kinsale, Ireland.

With four boats in the running, Imhoff could easily have lost to one of the others as all were within ten points of his overnight lead.

After a series of postponement to allow a light breeze to build, race six got underway and saw Frank Berg edge ahead after the first full lap. But a strong ebb tide and a softening in the 8 knot breeze saw his fortunes reversed and with a worse placing than his discard, he opted to retire.

On the final upwind leg, Imhoff moved ahead once more though was limited by the conditions and could see world champion Vincent Hoesch gaining ground along with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

With a boat length to spare, Ireland's Peter O'Reilly took the gun from Ulsterman Simon Brien before Imhoff made the line to win overall.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1NED247Danish JokerFred ImhoffRichard van Rij, Rudy den Outer15305805.723.7
2SUI288Hanseatic LloydVincent HoeschHorro Kniffka, Bernd Faber5.7285.75.75.7830.8
3DEN266My WayBerg FrankSoren Kaestel, Mads Christensen81331035837
4DEN336NanoqFrederikLars Hendriksen, Kasper Harsberg05.78191411.739.4
5GBR680Danish BluePoul Hoj-JensenClaus Hoj-Jensen, Wolfgang Rappel161022311.71454.7
6GER980BahatiMarcus BrenneckeMarkus Wieser, Thomas Auracher319238172770
7SWE321MariaTom LofstedtMartin Alsen, Martin Larsson1945201781680
8IRL176PhantomNeil HegartyPeter Bowring, David Williams32211416131781
9IRL175ChimaeraAndrew CraigEdmund Peel, Aidan O'Connell103011.728162388.7
10NED316EscapadePieter HeeremaDolf Peet, Florian Fendt3117280184494
11FRA300Ar YoulegLouis UrvoisGwen Chapalain, Sebastien Magnen3701311.7423697.7
12DEN341MalouPeter HolmMaria Holm, Bo Selko2082530581598
13SWE311Deja VuOlrog ThomasPeter Christensson, Thomas Wilton271540.5183413107
14IRL164TBBJames MatthewsRob Jacob, David Good333330221510110
15IRL144RigmaroleJohn Ross-MurphyAilbe Millerick, Con Murphy1336.510322358114.5
16IRL171DivaRichard GoodbodyRick Johnson, John Veale263158211919116
17GBR682EcstaticEric WilliamsNigel Young, Jamie Lea532021252030116
18IRL172KinSimon BrienRuan O'Tiarniagh, David Gomes41224515383119
19GER983SinewaveThomas MullerMario Wagner, Bjorn Oesterreich361639201058121
20USA310ClairevoyantTed SawyerMartin Payne, Will Willett143419353224123
21GER970MontanaPeter KochDavid Dirk, Ingo Hermann292432332220127
22IRL139King RatGarry TreacyPaul Maguire, Aidan Tarbett11.74131272435128.7
23FRA305Dirastac'hYann KersaleMunier Franck, Tanguy Ravach2311.729452158129.7
24FRA330Ar MaoutClaudia UrvoisVincent Saleau, Pierre Canevet283237292622137
25SWE314LeaGutta JohanssonDan Walker, P-O Soderberg214347143329140
26IRL162PucaJay BourkeBen Mulligan, Norman McDonnell304016262943141
27IRL168TatsuCameron GoodHarry Lewis, Simon Furney3818154935.538144.5
28GER968ChiMichael SchattanChristian Paucksch, Peter Andra174926442733147
29IRL173ElectraPeter O'ReillyFrancis Rhatigan, Eddie Tingle4536.52447460151.5
30FIN50OTTTom RindellMini Jaatinen, Kim Konttinen223833424418153
31IRL161JessicaWard WoodsBrian Mathews, Mark Pettitt441436392541155
32GBR675Water RatIan RatnageJono Ratnage, Vincent Slevin342643363031157
33GBR602ChaoticWillie JordanMatt Armstrong, Jonathan Fletcher4646441335.521159.5
34GBR660AimeeJulia BaileyGraham Bailey, David Heritage183958503126164
35IRL150EveMatthias HellsternSally Ann Tucker, Fergal O'Hanlon394218404128166
36IRL142CloudClare HoganTom Hogan, Mel Collins243538343958170
37GBR614SapphireNeil PayneJon Mortimer, David Ross545127234334178
38IRL166WhisperMick CotterDon O'Dowd, Prof O'Connell434717314742180
39GBR684Hand of FortuneMike HolmesJames Holmes, Alex Burnett482546464532194
40DEN340LilPeter WarerFrank Eriksen, Lars Bo Povlsen252758582858196
41NED309FurieGus de GrootP van Reeuwijk, Thiery van Vierssen402358245858203
42AUS156Canewdon WitchTrish FordAndrew Twine, Chris Foulkes552940.5583746207.5
43IRL159DeeminDon DonoghuePeter Dee, Matt Minch475050414925212
44IRL169ChristiannaOlaf SorensenShawn Kingston, Anthony O'Neill494435375047212
45JPN46Heigh-HoBocci AoyamaTakahiro Ohyama, Masami Kimura505534485140223
46GBR633Fel Lins FlirtationRon JamesJulia James, Derek Gibbon575249435339236
47IRL136Lucky LuckyTim PearsonDenis Bergin, Matt Kennedy514858584045242
48IRL154SetantaPat MurphyDaniel Murphy, Sean Murphy525458584837249
49GER965BunnyMax GlasDominik Glas, Wolfgang Steuer565648385258250
50SWE315MincSputte BaltscheffskyStefan Haskel, Jacob Wallenberg425342585858253
51GBR572Quicksilver llRob CampbellMatt Walker, Ian Gray355858585858267

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