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International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island - Day 5

by Mark Jardine (with thanks to Louay Habib) 23 Jul 2014 19:56 BST 19-25 July 2014

Rashley ahead as Aussies close in

The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am - perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay.

Two races where held for the Gold fleet, where the Brits took a clean sweep of the podium (Chris Rashley 1st, Ben Paton 2nd, Dylan Fletcher 3rd) in the first finals race, only for the Australians to come back fighting with their own clean sweep in race 2 (Nathan Outteridge 1st, Rob Gough 2nd, Josh Mcknight 3rd).

The Silver fleet managed three races before the wind shut off; both fleets were then sent ashore. The race committee hoped to get another Gold fleet race in, but soon raised AP over A to signal that was it for the day.

Overall, this has given Chris Rashley the outright lead after Robert Greenhalgh had a poor day - by his standards - to drop to 5th overall. Nathan Outteridge has moved up to 2nd overall after a 4th and 1st, staying just 3 points off Rashley's score. Josh Mcknight has moved up to 3rd with consistent top 5 results, but the big mover of the day was Ben 'The Patonator' Paton, who moved from 9th to 4th on the leaderboard with a 2nd and a 5th today.

Nathan Outteridge (AUS 2) said, "It was good. We finally had some breeze, over 12 knots at times. I wasn't starting very well but I was getting the first shift in the front pack each time and got a 4 and a 1 so pretty happy with that."

Nathan said on the #MothAshes contest between the Brits and the Aussies, "They've (the Brits) got the home advantages so it would be embarrassing if they lost to be honest. We're just out there trying to get around the race course and not really worrying about the other boats, but Rashley's sailing really well, as is Ben Paton, and Rob had a bit of a shocker today by the looks of it, so we'll just wait and see."

Ben Paton (GBR 4), whose 2nd and 5th places moved him up to 4th overall said of his day, "Pretty sick mate, pretty sick. 4th overall, matches my sail number, just need to improve on that. I made sure I was on my foils at the start and I wanted to keep to the right hand side as I thought the pressure would go there, and just make sure I was on the right of the fleet and tacked up on the shifts. I think I got to the windward mark 2nd in both races. I was a bit conservative in the 2nd race and lost a couple of points, but to come off the water with a 2nd and 5th is pretty cool.

On the #MothAshes rivalry Ben said, "We're going to have a head-to-head race later on hopefully so that'll be the true test. Men versus boys."

Japanese sailor Hiroki Goto (JPN 3989), who is 16th overall, described his first day of Gold fleet racing, "I was wanting to be in the top ten results today, but it's tough, more than doubly tough as the qualification races. It is one of the most experienced and skilled fleets in the world so, regardless of the results, every moment I'm enjoying so much. I'm so proud and feel so lucky to be here, to join this fleet - amazing. I'm just hoping for more wind, more races and more fun. It's insanely tough, but at the same time it's insanely fun so I just want as many races as possible."

Tom Offer (GBR 4038), who scored a 7th and 8th to remain in 8th overall said, "There were big patches in the breeze in both races, keeping clear air was an important factor, especially at mark roundings. If you got to the mark in clear air it was easier to stay on the foil but if you were in a bunch of boats then it was easy to end up low riding around the mark. Also, getting a good breeze line was a big factor, it allows you to ride high all the way on a leg. However, getting a better breeze line was more by luck than anything else today, it was very patchy out there."

Home builder Richard Edwards (GBR 3943) described the battle for the home build cup, "One each, but shall we just say Gold fleet racing is a different ball game, the standard at the top end is stratospheric. We did all right, Phil (Oligario) got one and I got one, but I was 5th from last in one, but hey, that's what you get in the Gold fleet."

Thomas Lambert (GBR 4072), who is 2nd after the first day of Silver fleet racing said, "It was very good today, the wind started off ok and then died off, but I'm quite small and suited to the lighter breeze and it went really well. It was good to get 3 races in, there was a point in the last race that we weren't sure whether they were going to abandon, but no, it was really good to finally get a day with 3 races."

German helm Carlo Maege (GER 3843), who is currently 7th overall in the Silver fleet, described today's racing, "Racing was very interesting because we had a few big shifts and we had different gusts on the right and left side, sometimes the left paid and sometimes the right, so it was really hard to stay near the front. I'm one of the old guys and here to have fun and I'm not only here to be on the podium.

Carlo had this to say about his compatriot, Sven Kloppenburg, who is currently leading the Silver fleet, "Sven will be very happy to be first in the Silver fleet because yesterday he heard that there may be a possibility of the first two boats changing to the Gold fleet after the first day. He's been German champion 11 times and it's his first Worlds where he hasn't been in the Gold fleet, so he was a bit disappointed after the qualifying series."

Firefly UK Champion Jono Pank (GBR 3787), who is currently lying 32nd in Silver fleet, described his day, "Snakes and ladders on the Silver fleet course, some foiling, some not, slam the beach and get lucky sometimes and not others. An up and down day."

Racing has been brought forward an hour for Thursday; Gold fleet are set to start at 10am with Silver scheduled for 10.30am.

The International Moth class is hugely grateful to the companies that are helping make this championship possible; Magic Marine, LV, Lennon Sails, CST Composites, Ronstan and Blueteq.

Keep up to date with all the news from the event via the event website,, Facebook, Twitter, Beau Outteridge videos on YouTube and feature articles on - the International Moth World Championships official media partner.

Gold Fleet Results after Day 5: (two finals races)

PosNationSail NoHelmClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5F1F2Pts
1stGBR7Chris RashleyRoyal London YC1211‑51410
2ndAUS2Nathan OutteridgeWangi SC(DNC)32214113
3rdAUS4142Josh McknightRPAYC313‑535318
4thGBR4Ben PatonLymington Town SC53‑7752527
5thGBR5Robert GreenhalghRoyal Southern YC‑81112111430
6thAUS6Rob GoughRoyal YC Tasmania157‑23215232
7thAUS3Scott BabbageWoollahra SC2234‑691232
8thGBR4038Tom OfferRock SC3863(DNC)7835
9thGBR4147Michael LennonHISC‑19422614937
10thGBR4123Dylan FletcherPortland Moth Squad‑12486931040
11thGBR3967Chris DraperLCSC6‑1255816646
12thSUI4112Christopher RastTYC/RCO/MBYC65615‑1661149
13thSUI3796Arnaud PsarofaghisSN Geneva106‑1171101650
14thGBR4146Paul GoodisonUlley SC10‑1253482454
15thGBR3942Jason BelbenStokes Bay SC‑127464132357
16thJPN3989Hiroki GotoABeam48‑15811211769
17thUSA9Brad FunkUS Sailing Team Sperry Top‑Sider20‑52101011121376
18thAUS3900Andrew McDougallBlack Rock YC464‑2121192680
19thITA4138Gian Maria FerrighiYC Acquafrecsca5(DNC)1491431780
20thGBR4099Ricky TaggHISC111498(DNF)201981
21stJPN4095Kohei KajimotoBlack Rock YC7168‑2210172583
22ndGBR3985Simon HiscocksHISC9119‑239183389
23rdITA4092Carlo de PaoliCircolo Vela Torbole891014‑18272896
24thGBR4149Oliver HoldenHISC‑2318121115231897
25thGBR4036Dan VincentStokes Bay SC71913‑3474220108
26thITA4093Stefano RizziSV Oscar Cosulich137‑211175521114
27thBEL4049Giovanni GaleottiRYCB2‑11119322DNC117
28thGBR4155Stevie MorrisonExe SC1415‑161584029121
29thITA41Stefano FerrighiYC Acquafresca161033‑38232415121
30thSWE4159Nils AkervallRoyal Swedish YC9211516(DNC)3031122
31stESP3975Pablo ArandiaEMV Valencia192820‑31152535142
32ndNZL4037Jason RussellHISC‑29171328213232143
33rdGBR4059Dan WardFrensham Ponds SC159‑2812223852148
34thSUI4032Jean‑Pierre de SiebenthalSN de Geneve24221813‑442645148
35thGBR3947Ed ChapmanQueen Mary SC‑29222125132841150
36thRSA4062Jonathan HeathcotePoint YC201325‑36173443152
37thSUI3752David HolenwegCV Estavyer‑le‑Lac‑28201914254730155
38thFRA3972Yann Andrillon ‑26242416193538156
39thGBR4096Tim PenfoldHISC351712‑39302934157
40thAUS4034Luke MolloyRQYS15331926(BFD)4622161
41stGBR3943Richard EdwardsParkstone YC‑25102218104359162
42ndFRA4090Seb ColYCPRDGA‑242210243362171
43rdGBR4122Andrew FriendNorfolk Punt Club31‑393613145127172
44thGBR4065Daniel HendersonStokes Bay SC242516‑30224937173
45thGBR4075Doug PybusQueen Mary SC‑3732184363648174
46thGBR4067Cameron StewartHISC21202619‑334150177
47thIRL3592Rory FitzpatrickNational YC28143018‑455040180
48thGBR4061John PinkHill Head SC‑32212024285336182
49thGBR4045Matt PonsfordHISC2218‑2917293760183
50thNED4074Eelco BoersWV Roerkoning(DNC)252527244542188
51stIRL3805Ryan SeatonBallyholme YC/CSC‑33281712283966190
52ndITA4030Marco LanulfiYC Acquafresca17132331(DNC)4863195
53rdFRA3875Benoit MarieSNO Nantes‑51263932124444197
54thGBR4121James PhareQueen Mary SC11‑373429165258200
55thITA3855Fabio MazzettiCircolo Vela Arco131917‑36266461200
56thGBR4060Neil BakerHISC18‑392737205447203
57thGBR4115David HiveyHISC222723‑37185856204
58thGBR4071Phillippe OligarioWorthing YC‑32312419306339206
59thAUS4004Will LoganRoyal YC Tasmania262332‑52255754217
60thAUS3637Brent PearsonKeppel Bay SC21163733‑386249218
61stGBR4158Geoff CarvethHISC17383420‑396651226
62ndFRA3879Pierre BlancCN St Jean Cap Ferrat31302926‑376546227
63rdGBR3980Graham SimmondsHISC39‑40272813DNC55232
64thGBR4073Richard WestburyDraycote233414‑53415665233
65thNED4023Kalle Coster 3536‑3917375953237
66thGBR3979Jeremy HartleyStokes Bay SC413630‑42196057243
67thGBR3995David SimmondsHISC30233727‑486167245
68thAUS3631John GendersRYCT363536‑48126764250
69thGBR3981Simon ReynoldsWhitstable YC27292835(DNC)DNCDNC259

Silver Fleet Results after Day 5: (three finals races)

PosNationSail NoHelmClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5F1F2F3Pts
1stGER3684Sven KloppenburgRatzeburger SV333433‑4127454140
2ndGBR4072Thomas LambertWilsonian SC40‑51442031518149
3rdGBR4043Paul HaydenStokes Bay SC‑44404322236314151
4thNZL4124Glen ReadVauxhall YC30‑433838342111154
5thGBR3795Stefan GieserWSV Heidelberg West(DNC)42402535982161
6thSUI4144Fabien FroeschSN de Geneve(DNC)293834272563162
7thUSA4066Dylan DiMarchiWaikiki YC3430‑48423211109168
8thGER3843Carlo MaegeFeldafinger Seglerverein34‑41312935211913182
9thSUI3729Philip KaesermanSN de Geneve3645‑4645291231189
10thAUS3905Phil StevensonSt George SC43‑5450353431811194
11thGBR3756James SainsburyGrafham Water SC(DNC)DNC31213312276200
12thGBR3945Matthew LeaGrafham Water SC‑484846453214418207
13thGBR4041Andrew BleeDraycote Water SC4458(DNC)402028710207
14thGBR3830John CliftonShoreham SC45352632‑46231336210
15thSUI3836Adriano PetrinoCV Lago di Lugano‑474747243622287211
16thGBR3939Matthew StarkGuernsey YC253732‑4847312520217
17thSUI3798Philippe SchillerSN de Geneve‑5126473338272027218
18thGBR3715Chris JeevesDe Spaenjerd SC49‑55494026161524219
19thNED3849Constantijn WeberWSV Muiderberg183240‑4444824DNC236
20thIRL3889Alistair KissaneHowth YC‑40333530311526DNC240
21stIRL4206John ChambersNational YC‑555042444334922244
22ndGBR3704Mark DellThorpe Bay YC(DNC)DNC42395313295251
23rdGBR3802Neale JonesHISC54‑56534147101432251
24thSUI3820Caspar BuettnerZurcher YC‑4543454342263321253
25thGBR4044Dominic HuttonQueen Mary SC(DNC)53415143302115254
26thGBR3917Dan EllisRoyal Plymouth Corinthian YC524952‑5340321625266
27thGBR3946Paul BeardQMSC(DNC)DNC4547DNC71216267
28thGBR3910Matthew Bergmann SmithHISC4753‑554652332217270
29thIRL3861Annalise MurphyNational YC27505443‑57184038270
30thPOL3842Michal DomanskiHISC39475150‑55353712271
31stGBR3632Martin FearBristol Corinthian SC42‑59535541242333271
32ndGBR3941Miles BurrageThorpe Bay SC4644‑515050193635280
33rdGBR3787Jono PankImperial Poona YC(DNC)46495245393423288
34thGBR4100Alex KoukourakisEastbourne Soverign SC3727(DNC)DNC17DNC3237290
35thDEN3914Ole FreySonderborg YC41‑57435150443926294
36thGBR3759Nic StreatfeildRutland Water SC(DNC)41504742455128304
37thGBR3730Jonathan PeatsCastle Cove SC5044(DNC)6139175046307
38thGBR3880Dave SmithwhiteHISC42454149‑55375444312
39thDEN3601Hans RasmussenTroense Badelaug(DNC)48575740403142315
40thGBR3604Katherine KnightWPNSA(DNC)DNCDNC4648293030323
41stGBR3613James ThomasBewl Valley SC(DNC)31DNCDNC52511734325
42ndGBR3834Chris ClarkeThorpe Bay SC38384849‑57DNC5629328
43rdGBR4106Jamie MorganGrafham Water SC5646‑585451364545333
44thGBR4050Leigh AlbrechtQueen Mary SC141552‑5446DNCDNCDNC337
45thGBR3928Rob CageThames SC46(DNC)DNC5549414639346
46thGBR4162Steve McLeanHISC4849‑575654475240346
47thJPN4137Wakako TabataABeam536059(DNC)53434349360
48thGBR3881Diederik Bulters (DNC)DNCDNCDNC54203543362
49thGBR3922Kyle StonehamThorpe Bay YC165444(DNC)BFDDNF41DNC365
50thSUI3599Tristan Mathez‑LoicSN Geneva(DNC)56545758484750370
51stGER3381Burhard StaabsRock SC(DNC)DNC555959DNC4219374
52ndBEL3915Quentin Blondiau (DNC)5256DNC513838DNC375
53rdGBR3924Jon BennettHISC4351(DNC)62594249DNC376
54thGBR3668Patrick CunninghamGurnard SC4955(DNC)DNC60525347386
55thGBR3192Jamie PearsonDraycote Water SC50(DNC)5858565055DNC397
56thGBR3766Jordan WoodsWeston SC(DNC)DNC5660564944DNC405
57thGBR4207Joseph WellerdPlymouth University SC(DNC)61DNCDNCDNC464841406
58thGBR3131Guy Stewart RaynesWeston SC52(DNC)DNCDNC61535848412
59thGBR3870Eddie GatehouseHISC(DNC)42DNC56DNCDNCDNCDNC448
60thITA3789Andrea BiagioniHISC(DNC)62DNC6349DNCDNCDNC454
61stGBR4150Ian SouthworthHamble River SC(DNC)DNC35DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC455
62ndGBR4151David ChisholmRNSA(DNC)DNCDNCDNC58DNF59DNC467
63rdGER3088Jens SchoenbergSegelclub Ratzeburger See(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC57DNC477
64thARG4167Matias Gainze EurnekianYacht Club Argentino(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC490
64thARG4170Franco GreggiYacht Club Argentino(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC490

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