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SB20 World Championship at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes - Day 4

by The SB20 Worlds Team 31 Aug 2017 20:59 BST 28 August - 1 September 2017

Competitors got four races today in what turned out to be a windier day than predicted. It was pretty shifty with the breeze varying between 6-25 knots in conjunction with strong tides, making this yet another tricky day of sailing here at the SB20 World Championships.

With conditions making it hard to be consistent it was a tough day for tacticians with no rest from the changeable weather. With a full day of racing now behind us a lot of the top teams are carrying big scores ahead of the final day tomorrow.

Now we've got one more day to go tomorrow with the potential for an additional three races. A lot of boats will hope they used their discard up today as there is only one in this final series. Tomorrow competitors will compete in the final few races before the new World Champion is crowned.

For all the highlights from race day 4 here at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, check out our daily video below as well as a short interview with Sportsboat World and White Formula!

Until tomorrow...

Export Roo 'praying for no wind' on final day (from Peter Campbell)

Tasmania's Export Roo, skippered by Michael Cooper, goes into the final day of racing at the 2017 SB20 world championship at Cowes with a slender three-point lead in the Gold fleet.

Cooper notched up a 3-2-10-24 scorecard on the penultimate day of competition on The Solent which, with a carryover score of five from the qualifying races, gives Export Roo an overall net score of 20 points.

The French yacht Give Me Five (Robin Follin) was the most consistent of an inconsistent day of results across the 40-boat Gold fleet, placing 16-6-1-6 to be on 23 points.

In an interview on the SB20 Australia Facebook page, Cooper was asked about the forecast for the final day. In reply, Cooper said: "We're praying for no wind and no racing, because then we will win; if we race it will very light, 5-6 knots."

Third overall is the British boat Xcellent (John Pollard) on 26 points, fourth the Irish entrant Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor) on 30 points.

Competitors sailed four races in what turned out to be a windier day than predicted; shifty with the breeze varying between 6-25 knots.

It was a tough day for tacticians and many of the top crews are carrying big scores going into the last day of racing, with the potential for three final races. Only one discard is allowed in the Gold fleet racing.

All the Australian crews ended up with at least one high score. Porco Rosso (Elliott Noye) is 16th with a score yesterday of 21-9-13-30; Difficult Woman (Rob Gough) 18th with placings of 8-34-25-8; Black (Nick Rogers) 20th after a day of 22-39-UFD-9. Smigger (Jervis Tilly) is down to 30th after a score of 33-38-35-25.

Cooper told Interviewer Jane Austin that Export Roo had become entangled with the pin end buoy at the start of race one. "Fortunately, it turned out to be a general recall!" he added.

In the last race of the day, lying in place, they had "taken a hard right and the breeze a hard left.. we ended up 24th."

In the Silver fleet, Stephen Catchpool steered Hypertronics to a 15-14-11-19 scorecard while Smigger (Andrew Smith) placed 27-7-14-BFD. Hypertronics is 13th, Smigger 16th in the Silver fleet going into the final day.

Results after Day 4:

PosSail NoBoat NameCrewQSR1R2R3R4Pts
1AUS3731EXPORT ROOMichael Cooper / David Chapman / Gerry Mitchell532102420
2FRA3653GIVE ME FIVERobin Follin / G Germain / M Abguillerm / E Michel101661623
3GBR3754XCELLENTJohn Pollard / Rob Smith / Steve Procter101830726
4IRL3544SIN BINMichael O'Connor / Davy Taylor / Ed Cooke192361730
5GBR3752SPORTSBOATWORLD.COMJerry Hill / Geoff Carveth / Richard Lovering215134131
6GBR3728MARVELRichard Powell / Ben Vines / Tim Burnell1911421536
7RUS3707VIS SAILING TEAMVadim Pushev / Timur Sabirzyanov / Alexander Mikhailov25777241
8UKR3726ITPARFUMEBorys Shvets / Anatolii Petrov / Ivan Pavlusik / Anna Kyselova234169541
9NED3714MXTCMarco van Driel / Joost Assmann / Martijn Worseling28261231255
10GBR3310WILDLING/ROPE 4 BOATSMartin Boatman / Stewart Brown / Ian Turnbull3118582262
11GBR3732FORELLE ESTATESJoe Llewellyn / Nigel Wakefield / Jerry Vigus35231141666
12UKR3633#GAMECHANGERYulia Kyrpa / Hugo Rocha / Semen Dmytrenko / Viktor Kandyba171718173269
13RUS3708MELSTON TEAMKirill Frolov / Alexey Murashkin / Egor Ignatenko15272834373
14RUS3722MSTVasily Grigoriev / Valeriy Ushkov / Mikhail Markin48132451177
15GBR3720UBERAdrian Peach / P Bettesworth / J Short / G Stringer301215202177
16AUS3756PORCO ROSSOElliott Noye / Paul McCartney / Edward Snowball39219133082
17GBR3106WHY A DUCKTom Clay / James Clay / Ed Morris4862532483
18AUS3747DIFFICULT WOMANRob Gough / Nick Dineen / Claire Cunningham / Stewart Gray4283425883
19FRA3423APCC EQUIPE JEUNESimon Bertheau / A Hugo / H Baptiste / C Mathilde361010413389
20AUS3737BLACKNick Rogers / Robert Jeffreys / Andrew Roberts24223941994
21GBR3758BREAKING BODCharles Whelan / Richard Mcadam / Richard Hall43935212396
22IRL3741BAD/KILCULLENJerry Dowling / Stefan Hyde / James Dowling423017311099
23GBR3750GOODHYDEINGNigel Grogan / Jack Grogan / Sam Caslin571514361399
24FRA3706BLACK MAGICEdward Russo / Gilles Favennec / Teiva Siakinuu Valluy4531191235107
25FRA3721RHAPSODIEAlain Roig / Hugo Feydit / Sebastian Soupey / Adéle Marevery4614372920109
26BEL3345GO WITH THE FLOWBart Tytgat / Tobias Tytgat / Kristof Woutters5819202614111
27IRL3449LIADave Barry / Cillian Dickson / Gareth Nolan5035291618113
28GBR3085BOATYLICIOUSLee Boatman / Danny Boatman / Adam Ovington4720233337123
29GBR3057BALOOMike Matthews / Carl Outhwaite / Bill Maughan5232311134126
30AUS3757BRAZENJervis Tilly / Giles Peckham / Peter Tindale3433383525127
31IRL3739VENUESWORLDGer Dempsey / Chris Nolan / Diana Kissane / Graeme Grant5428272819128
32GBR3149POOR BUOYMark Gillett / Paul Hine / Heather Ross / Georgina Povall6237211828129
33GBR3309NARWHALChristian Sutherland / Etienne Gauvain / Ben Paton6936111541131
34GBR3086TARANik Burfoot / Stuart Clyburn / Tony Hustan5324332236132
35FRA3339SANS BLAGUEPierre‑Yves Lambert / M Faure / M Dulos / F Herpin5639262327132
36IRL3490TWO MEN & THEIR MONKEYDarah Sheridan / Shane Murphy / John Phelan6425222426135
37RUS3755VICTORIAKolobanov Alexey / Sokolov Audrey / Martinov Viatcheslav6834361931152
38GBR3089BLUEJAYJohn Reekie / Stuart Thomson / Rory Yaroley5840302738153
39SIN3227GLASGOW KISSNils Razmilovic / David Salembier / Jeremy Chase5529414129154
40GBR3014SPONGE BOBAlain Waha / Joshua Waha / Ben Childerly / Isabel Waha6138324141172
41FRA3609NEW CALEDONIATugdual Piriou / Pierre Vaudelet / Yann Rigal691417781
42GBR3751SWEATY BETTYDavid Atkinson / Mark Bonner / John Outhwaite69915883
43GBR3473SLARTIBARTFASTPaul Methven / Gill Methven / Tom Methven / Ella Methven711653584
44NED3702BUITENHUIS ADVIESMartijn Buitenhuis / Marcel van Liere / Alastair Shaw7181122192
45NED35843JSJeroen van der Velden / Jeroen Kop / Jan van der Meijden793407392
46RUS3753ABSOLUTIgor Ginzburg / Oleg Krivov / Vladimir Kulinichenko80148610104
47GBR3082SHARCCharles Sheppard / Francois Hilary / Ellie Cumpy9763131107
48OMA3475OMA 1Ibtisam Al Salmi / Helena Lucas / T Al Balushi / R Al Habi86422016108
49GBR3710CHILL PILL +Tich Summers / Scott Graham / Nick Elder10724012112
50OMA3307OMA 3Ali Al Balushi / Hussain Al Jabri / Yasir Al Rahbi837401811119
51GER3402PROPERTYBASE SAILING TEAMDaniel Spaenle / T Spaenle / K Krauss / F Blaseio911861223127
52GBR3366DORISPhil Rumbelow / Mike Rutland / Charlie Hook932216815132
53AUS3383HYPERTRONICSStephen Catchpool / Leigh Johnson / Chris Keil9215141119132
54GBR3027ETHELOliver Hill / Charles Hill / Arthur Fry / George Richards1061710109135
55NED3555DAMEN SAILING TEAM SB20Mark Snijder / Fleur Huibers‑Sneijers / Olivier Stuip1022823413142
56AUS3749SMIGGERAndrew Smith / David Watson / Sam Tiedeman1012771440149
57GBR3305TRIOGary Baker / Oliver Needham / Chris O'Donnell1181391520155
58GBR3285ALL GOOD THINGSHattie Askew / Ellie Meopham / Jack Preece / Titus Treneman110540940164
59NED3041HEIN RUYTEN ONE DESIGNHein Ruyten / Fras van der Wel / Evert Krol944040274165
60GBR3206SENDITJames Shelbourne / Phil Devereux / James Gair / Will Robinson7711404040168
61IRL3323SEABISCUITMarty Cuppage / Barry Glavin / Niall O'Riordan10810134040171
62GBR3177DARK & STORMYAndrew Bell / Catherine Wood / Daniel Craft / Jessica Slater1372015166174
63GBR3217DOOLALIArthur Bruce / Daniel Neild / Giles Oldershaw8523264040174
64FRA3576LADYBUGBenoît Melen / Eric Brioist / Gregory Baum11119242324177
65GBR3571TURBULENCE TOONatalie French / Paul French / Michael Hewitt12825202412184
66GBR3029OMEHelen Macnamara / Ian Hudson / Duncan Pryde13540122217186
67GBR3531CARNAGERobin Kirby / Matt Williams / Chris Williams12834191925191
68OMA3501OMA 2Akram Al Wahaibi / A Al Mashari / H Al Wahaibi / M Al Khaifi12532172626194
69GBR3075STRIPTEASERebecca Anthony / Daniel Anthony / Rory Fleminger12821282918195
70GBR3316L.O.SRobert Corbally / Joe Hemmant / Nick Wright13629212814199
71GBR3095MUTTS NUTSMark Brammer / Dave Townend / Adam Cleasby10826274040201
72GBR3070SONIC BOOMDavid Wilkinson / Alwyn Marsden / Andy Airnes12824254027204
73GBR33686A VISION HOMESPeter Noe / Justin Noe / James Greenwood13312224040207
74GBR3740ARADA STOVES‑NEW HOPEMartin Fox / Gareth Glover / Doug Innes13135402122209
75GBR3096RED KITERoger Harford / Tim Bigg / Francesca Martin10333404040216
76GBR3215SAIL NAVYLizzie Farrington / Tom Brophy / Thomas Fuller12736292540217
77GBR3276TROUBLE & STRIFEToby Bennett / B Barker / R Butterworth / C Spraggs13130303129220
78GBR3267HEART OF GOLDTom Hayhoe / David Vialls / Chris Vialls15231183028228
79GBR3064TEIGNAGERAnthony Robinson / Nigel Brown / Lynn Jaffa15737314040265

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