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18ft Skiff World Championship for the Mark Foy Trophy - Overall

by Tom Hill 4 Jun 2015 14:57 BST 30 May - 3 June 2015

The final day of the Mark Foy was held on an incredibly hot day, with most teams taking in the last of the warm conditions.

Delonghi made the bold decision to launch on their big rig, being the only boat to do so. After some congestion getting off the beach, little prep was allowed before the first race was started. As the breeze built, the bigger rig of Delonghi started to slow upwind compared the efficient smaller rigs on the rest of the fleet.

However, with a huge sail area downwind, they were able to sail a much deeper course. Pica and Black Dog both had to retire in the first race due to kit failure, setting Delonghi up for a possible jump into second place. Howie Hamlin managed to seal his 7th bullet of the week giving Harken the championship.

The final race saw the rest of the podium decided, with the podium boats only being tied by a few points. Delonghi stuck to the lighter side of the course providing lifts and relief from the building breeze. Even with the monstrous power downwind, Delonghi couldn't pass Black Dog who finished 3rd to seal an overall second place in the regatta. Pica couldn't keep in front of Delonghi and surrendered their podium place to leave Delonghi finishing in 3rd place overall.

The fleet will return to Torbole next year for their European championships with many teams eager to come back and make the most of the guaranteed sun and wind that Lake Garda has to offer.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm & CrewBoat NameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1USA 9HOWIE HAMLIN Maschio PETER HARRIS SCOTT BABBAGEHARKEN11121‑721121‑513
2GBR 47JARROD SIMPSON Maschio NICK MURRAY SAM PASCOE RYABLACK DOG226‑9714233(dnf)332
3AUS 300GRANT ROLLERSON Maschio JOHN SWEENDOG BRAD COLLINS 18DELONGHI3‑1125447(dnf)413437
4GBR 92GEORGE HAND Maschio TRISTAN HUTT STEWART MEARSTEAM PICA733133‑13355(dnf)639
5AUS 200RICHARD YAYNE Maschio PETER MACKIE MATT STENTA 18COMPASS MARKETS(dnc)6562534‑865244
6AUS 100LEE KNAPTON Maschio MICHAEL McKENSEY RICKY BRIDGE 18MOJO WINES(dnc)‑10103102110342146
7GER 5HEINRICH VON BAYERN Maschio CHRISTIAN PORSCHE MAXIMILIANKANTELBERG4491086‑117974‑1268
9GER 22FRIEDL RENNER Maschio CHRISTIAN MEISSNER TOM EGGERSDORFEREUROLINK5‑978(dnf)956697870
8GBR 2GRAHAM BRIDLE Maschio EDDIE BRIDLE BEN RUSHTONCHAMELEON65‑1146(dnf)95118111176
10DEN 1FLEMING CLAUSEN Maschio THOMAS EBLER SOREN CLAUSENORIGINAL CHIA(dnf)887510887(dnf)9777
11HUN 18UJHELYI-GASPAR MIKLOS Femmina BOTOND NEMETH ZSOMBORLIBERTY SAILING TEAM874(dnf)(dns)869dnfdnc6987
12GBR 30TOM HILL Maschio MARK KUDLINSKI MICHAEL ANDREW RUTLANDTHE RUTLAND CHANDLERY9(dnf)(dnf)11121210121010810104
13GER 13BENJAMIN BOEHRINGER Maschio HENRIETTE GRUSE EIKE EHRIG (dnf)12(dnf)129111211dnfdnf10dnf122
14GBR 52SCOTT BONNER Maschio ALASDAIR YORK RICHARD YORK BRISTANS4C(dnf)(dnf)dnfdnf11131413dnf11dnf13135

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