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RS500 World Championship at Aquavitesse, Holland - Overall

by Heather Chipperfield 7 Aug 2015 14:29 BST 2-7 August 2015

The last day of the World Series started when a loud horn sounded ashore. Due to a lack of wind, the first start, which was scheduled for 10:55, would be postponed for at least an hour. All the flags in the harbour were still hanging still when another hour was added to the delay. However, around 11:30, the flags began waving, indicating that the predicted wind had finally started to blow. At noon, a final decision about the races for the day would be made, but telling all the competitors proved to be unnecassary. A steady wind had come up and all the sailors were ready to get onto the water.

The gold fleet started two hours later than scheduled and sailed three races today. Racing in the gold fleet turned out to be very competitive. Large amounts of boats arrived at the marks at the same time and everyone was close together. The battle between first and second place was also a very serious one, between Malin Broberg and Johan Rook (SWE 112) and Peter Barton and Heather Chipperfield (GBR 1015). Due to an unlucky OCS from the Swedish team, the overall victory was claimed by Heather and Peter. Congratulations!

The silver fleet sailed two races today, which were also quite competitive. In this fleet, more boats had difficulties with the winds, which resulted in some capsized boats. Even though the boats were more spreaded across the field, the racing was taken very seriously and everyone gave it their all.

Back ashore, the event was concluded with the price giving, hosted by Michiel. Prices were given for "fun winners", which included for example the "faithfull dog award" and the "most epic moment caught on camera". I think it is safe to say that it has been a very satisfying week for all the sailors and all the volunteers, to whom I would like to say a big thank you. See you all next year!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm & CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
Gold Fleet
1GBR 1015Peter Barton & Heather Chipperfield11844‑971430
2SWE 112Malin Broberg & Johan Rook8511772(ocs)132
3GBR 659Peter Curtis & James Curtis284212‑1447645
4SWE 111Peter Bokmark & Martin Person7456‑2511122249
5ESP 1089Gerard Marin & Paul Batttle1332(ret)158131459
6NED 819Pim van Vugt & Lisa van Vugt11616‑222165759
7SWE 51Martin Johansson & Axel Johansson10710856‑1611562
8NED 1066Michiel Geerling & Hilde Geerling van Susante161131114‑1934365
9GBR 727Jane Olive & Chris Tuckett32171513517(ocs)981
10ITA 950Tommaso Gommellini & Rudolfo Rubina41215‑25174862086
11GBR 1054Graeme Bristow & Izzy Bristow59(dnf)522327131094
12NED 1003Thomas Rot & Marloes Rot12137318‑2720121297
13NED 777Marleen Blomsma & Jody de Jager2216998‑20102011105
14ITA 944Francesco Bozano & Andrea Dellepiane62514‑2932251619110
15NED 718Max Groen & Bjorn Oude Avenhuis910111216‑24241018110
16NED 67Johan van Veen & Viktor Haaksman251421721‑229913119
17ITA 946Luca Abergo & Stefano Costini1417(ocs)1312313ret8122
18NED 965Willemijn van Susante & Nick van Alphen20226102618515(dns)122
19NED 894Bruno Goris & Edith Kanters151518231110‑261426132
20NED 1038Anneke Kikkert & Floris Stapel26‑232314612211816136
21SWE 821Stephan Fassberg & Johanna Fassberg2718(ocs)162915111717150
22ITA 1031Matteo Cara & Leonardo Pizzagalli232913282017148(dsq)152
23NED 994Jochem Slikboer & Anna Bertling24202017‑2725182315162
24FRA 940Olivier Thomas & Paco Thomas19262619102123(ocs)25169
25GBR 1069Hugo Tucker & Tom Collino2119191828281522(ret)170
26NED 1074Robin Rijnhout & Maarten Berendschot2924122124‑26191923171
27ITA 1032Michele Oppizzi & Pietro Frazzica1828(ocs)2491330dsqret188
28ITA 892Giulio Foggi & Adriana Campanella32212520‑3029282422201
29GBR 1005George Wilson & Laura Wilson28302227‑3131222121202
30ITA 1035Martina Gommellini & Beatrice Xodo1732(dns)31191631retdns212
31FRA 1039David Jones & Sylvie Jones3131272623‑32292524216
32NED 961Giel Blokker & Corinne van Dalen302724303230(ret)dnsdns239
Silver Fleet
1NED 1088Richard Rot & Marieke Gijzel331224‑842 48
2SWE 22Henrik Sillen & Ralf Lobel34‑10541261 53
3NED 607Martijn Jessurun & Folkert‑Jan Oosterkamp36638‑9423 62
4NED 708Freek Rutten & Rep Boonstra3851118‑2134 70
5NED 540Jan van den Brink & David van Veen472431291(dsq) 78
6NED 1076Lukas van de Broek & Florine de Haan35156‑1665814 89
7NED 638Erik van der Linden & Anna Biesheuvel4171173‑191113 93
8NED 1028Sander de Jong & Ralf Broer468151011712‑23 109
9NED 629Thymen Ottenhof & Baruch Kiestra45‑191019141179 115
10NED 864Jasper Mellema & Robert Mellema54385‑3124158 117
11NED 837Wampie Driessen & Niek van der Kooy569126‑2416176 122
12NED 1087Marije Willemsen & Lonneke van Es421117(dnf)561924 124
13FRA 748Anna Zmura & Keith Sykes372222132010‑255 129
14NED 1058Martin Wolters & Niels Dieleman481413121315‑2017 132
15GBR 1073Henry Russell & Matthew Russell3912(dns)dns1717510 133
16FRA 980Alexandre Emanuel & Guilhem Magnoud44237(dns)19121016 136
17NED 18Mark den Heijer & Marco Haas494(dns)11101813ret 138
18FRA 915Fabrice Colaert & Laurent Malghem5113149‑27231619 145
19NED 719Marnix Tissing & Okke Tissing552191428‑301411 152
20FRA 928Mathilde Boudrique & Compain432019(dns)23132218 158
21NED 763Anne Johan Buis & Femke Jaarsma40(dns)dnsdns21dns26 168
22BEL 935Olivier Beyls & Steve Jolley5818162021‑292412 169
23NED 670Fleur Leijs & Marieke Reitsma59‑25211515252115 171
24ESP 1019Toni Roldan & Laia Roldan5717(dnf)dns292297 174
25NED 890Sascha van den Wall Bake & Lisette Hemelaar5026(dnf)dns7142321 174
26GBR 565Will Pook & Alex Cole611620(dns)16311820 182
27CZE 17Anna Milerova & Klara Houskova52(dnf)dnfdns832827 184
28FRA 563Eric Gdalia & Perrine Gdalia532423182220(ocs)ocs 193
29NED 733Frank Ottenhof & Rob Jessurun602818172528(dns)ret 209
30NED 1075Enno de Haan & Iris Prummel6227(dnf)dnc26272722 224
31NED 654Julius de Koning & Thijmen Michiels63(dnf)dnfdns30262625 236
32ITA 580Robert Mazgaj & Petr JenAek64(dnf)dnsdns3232dnsdns 261

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