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RS Games 2018 at the WPNSA: RS500 World Championship Day 2

by Nico Honor 23 Aug 2018 11:24 BST 21-25 August 2018
RS500 Worlds during the RS Games at the WPNSA © Alex & David Irwin /

If it's not the biggest turnout ever, it's certainly a very international class championship that started for the 500s Tuesday in Weymouth. Looking at the results you will see how the battle between teams & nations is hot in the top 20 boats.

Another word also to compliment the teams welcome from the class staff, the RS Sailing staff and WNSPA that make everybody so comfortable when landing in this awesome venue.

On to the action on the water!

It's been intense as you would imagine, 50 teams impatient to get up to the first mark in a smart position doesn't leave room to any mistake or last minute adjustment. It was outside the harbour for the first day, in a 10/12 knots of breeze, Pim / Lisa & Tim / Heather did there job as former 500 world champion to set up the standard and come up equal points with 1/3 & 3/1 just ahead of Steve/Sarah Cockerill (who seems to be jumping from one boat to an other, never giving up a podium spot) then Italian - Swedish and a remarkable 6th spot for Harry (10 years old!) and James George. Harry & Dad not being stress by rounding marks in top five with world class sailors.

Day 2 was in the Harbour, for 4 races starting light in 6/8 Knts finishing in good 12 knots. Strong job from the race committee to make all that happen. Again, the previous day's contender where up there and regular in the top 5 with 4 different race winners. The first one was for the Italian team of the Roncuzzi Brothers, the second one was for the French Team Nico & Thomas Honor. The third and fourth went to UK with the Rooster team and then Tim / Heather showed a strong pace on the last one.

So after six races the first (dutch team of Pim / Lisa) has a 4 points lead to Tim/Heather – Nico/ Thomas & the Cockerills tied in 19 points, all to play as it's so close racing...

At every stage of the ranking the battle is as hot as in the top ten, Harry has been brave again keeping in 12th position.

Time now to get in some socials, with the dutch Armada organising the dancefloor and the RS Sailing gang on the drums and playing DJ, it's promised to be as intense ashore as at sea!

Results after Day 2:

PosFleetNatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1GoldNED819Pim van VugtLisa van VugtWSV H2013‑762315
2GoldGBR625Tim WilkinsHeather WilkinsGurnard SC3111(SCP)3119
3GoldFRA109Nicolas HonorThomas HonorLa Grande Motte‑137514219
4GoldGBR1662Stephen CockerillSarah CockerillStokes Bay SC454‑71519
5GoldITA1604Iacopo RoncuzziFederico RoncuzziCircolo Nautico Del Savio7‑15139929
6GoldSWE51Martin JohanssonAxel JohanssonSS Kaparen2‑121256833
7GoldGBR1040Mike SaulOliver KentYorkshire Dales SC18102(DSQ)5439
8GoldITA1032Michele OppizziPietro FrazzicaPerSport SSD5931013(UFD)40
9GoldRUS1664Vladislav IvanovskiyAlexey FarenyGBRYC Sankt‑Petersburg1213‑14414750
10GoldGBR659Peter CurtisJames CurtisGrafham Water SC61989‑231153
11GoldSWE821Stephan FassbergJohanna FassbergSS Kaparen‑214611201354
12GoldGBR561Harry GeorgeJames GeorgeLymington Town SC981513‑171257
13GoldNED1038Anneke KikkertFloris StapelWV Braassemermeer‑1921318101760
14GoldNED894Bruno GorisEdith KantersRoerkoning1122‑23881665
15GoldGBR1631Ian FryettBen FryettWelsh Nomads814‑2415211068
16GoldNED777Maarten BerendschotWouter StiphoutBroach Delft17‑20161218669
17GoldNED1066Michiel GeerlingHilde GeerlingWV Braassemermeer1511‑2517111872
18GoldUSA1667Matthew GoettingRachel GoettingToms River YCTAL6914‑311975
19GoldITA892Giulia RossiAdriana CampanellaPerSport SSD1617‑272171475
20GoldGBR508Ian MairsAbi CampbellBristol Corinthian YC1016181619‑2079
21GoldNED67Johan van VeenIris PrummelA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit251817‑28122294
22GoldITA1617Tommaso MarchesiIsaia Del RossoPerSport SSD202120‑262521107
23SilverITA1030Asia PoniFederica GraziosoCircolo Nautico Del Savio26‑3510202233111
24GoldNED526Samuel DeurlooOscar DeurlooZV Oosterplas‑302329192615112
25GoldNED1003Thomas RotMarloes RotWVA Vinkeveen14243124‑3723116
26SilverFRA940Olivier ThomasPaco ThomasClub de Voile Lyon Meyzier2332222230‑37129
27GoldITA1613Niccolo GoriIrene BaraldiCircolo Nautico Del Savio242938‑441525131
28SilverNED837Fleur LeijsNiek van der KooyA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit2928‑34232931140
29SilverGBR709Peter MatthewsKaren MatthewsLancing SC33302825‑3624140
30SilverNED1076Lukas van den BroekSenne van DijkGWV Elfhoeven282619‑363335141
31SilverITA1642Cecilia RossiLorenzo AndreaniPerSport SSD2731323716‑38143
32SilverNED1078Mathijs HoogvlietTwan van der SandeAquavitesse3427‑44342427146
33SilverFRA1093Alexandre EmanuelCaroline AndrevonY.C.G.C31253335‑4128152
34SilverNED718Joke KrijgsmanDanielle KortleveW.S.V Noord‑Zuid Nieuwkoop‑443821293530153
35SilverNED890Victor OudsenViktor HaaksmanA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit373426‑382829154
36SilverNED727Katinka VorkEvita MeerdingG.W.V Elfhoeven‑423936272736165
37SilverNED1023Mark den HeijerFrancesco MaltoniBraassemermeer & Blauwe Schuit36333730‑4032168
38SilverNED994Jochem SlikboerHenk DuitZDandO32‑4030403240174
39SilverFRA1644Francois BergasseJohannne UlrichACTV‑464435313926175
40SilverNED973Richard RotMarieke Rot‑gijzelAquavitesse39‑4242323441188
41SilverNED1035Esther HopmansJikke de JongWatersportvereniging Braassemermeer‑474140334434192
42SilverSWE749Philip BeckYlva BeckSS Kaparen3543‑45424342205
43SilverFRA1563Eric GdaliaPerrine GdaliaClub Nautique de Wimereux413746‑483843205
44SilverCZE1015Milos BurilAdam BurilALT RS CR‑483648414239206
45SilverNED1075Florine de HaanEnno de HaanGWV Elfhoeven‑494939394844219
46SilverGBR1037Peter FusseyJack FusseyLancing SC4046‑47434646221
47SilverNED18Sebastian RuizJanne KampDe Blauwe Schuit4347414545‑48221
48SilverBEL935Olivier BeylsSteve JolleyM.A.W Brabo4545‑49474745229
49SilverNED1019Marije WillemsenLonneke van EsWSV Braassemermeer38(DNS)43DNSDNCDNC234
50SilverCZE671Jan PourLukas MajchrakOrthodocks YC‑504850464947240

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