Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster GETSEASMART 728x90
Product Feature
Zhik Zmerino Top
Zhik Zmerino Top

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

Related Articles

2020 Volvo Cork Week entries open
Bumper fleets expected to attend prestigious international regatta Bumper fleets expected to attend prestigious international regatta incorporating Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships as part of historic club's tricentenary celebrations. Posted on 28 Nov
NEW 60mm Tii block from Allen
Addition to the popular performance range of Tii blocks The popular performance range of Tii blocks from Allen has just gained a new addition, the long awaited 60mm version. Posted on 18 Nov
Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals overall
Switzerland's Sophie Racing storms to victory Hugo Stenbeck's Sophie Racing, helmed by Bernardo Freitas and crewed by Martin Westerdahl and Lars Linger, has won the Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals after a day of intense competition on the Bay of Palma. Posted on 17 Nov
Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals day 1
Cutthroat competition in shifty conditions On the opening day of the Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals 2019, Ukrainian Olympic 470 Gold Medallist Evgenii Braslavets, crewed by Sergey Pugachev, Sergey Timokhov and Oleksandr Myrchuk Posted on 16 Nov
2020 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta preview
Interest from new, would-be participants from far and wide Changing the dates of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta from the usual second half of April to the very beginning (1-7 April 2020) has enabled various past participants to come and join us again. Posted on 15 Nov
Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals overall
Strong winds keep the fleet ashore on the final day The Dragon Grand Prix Spain participants remained ashore on the final day of the regatta. Strong winds, above 30 knots and a big swell with waves of more than two meters in the race area off Puerto Portals, made it impossible to run the last day of racing Posted on 15 Nov
Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 3
Samokhin gunning for Heerema going into final day The third day of the Dragon Grand Prix Spain started with an AP flag due to heavy rain and an absence of wind. At noon, the Race Committee went out to check the conditions in the regatta area, and after almost an hour of waiting the Delta flag was raised Posted on 14 Nov
Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 2
Dutchman Pieter Heerema flies into the lead The Dragon Grand Prix Spain off Puerto Portals, Mallorca, produced a splendid second day of racing thanks to a generous if shifty north wind that did not stop blowing in the nearly five hours in which the fleet of 44 teams from 12 countries were competing Posted on 13 Nov
Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 1
German teams dominate opening day The fourth and final event of the Dragon European Grand Prix circuit, the Dragon Grand Prix Spain hosted by the Club de Regatas Puerto Portals, began today in the Bay of Palma (Mallorca) with two exciting races in northerly winds. Posted on 12 Nov
Dragon Grand Prix Spain & European Finals preview
The Dragon European Cup will culminate off Mallorca The 2019 Dragon European Cup Series started in April with the Grand Prix Cannes, in May the teams travelled to Cascais, Portugal for the HM King Juan Carlos Trophy and then in July they moved onto K├╝hlungsborn for the German Grand Prix. Posted on 8 Nov