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RS Games 2018 at the WPNSA: RS500 World Championship Day 3

by Peter Curtis 24 Aug 2018 13:23 BST 21-25 August 2018
RS500 Worlds during the RS Games at the WPNSA © Alex & David Irwin /

And it was all going so well... Mike Haynes, Race Officer had told us two days running, at his morning briefing, how good our starting had been. We obviously believed him, so started to push a bit harder, which resulted in quite a bit of starting practice during the day.

Back out in the bay with the promise of more breeze than we had seen to date, but some instability early on. The first race was sightly delayed, but a course was set and the sequence started. The wind dropped and swung massively about 10 seconds before the gun and when the fleet and wind sorted themselves out we were fetching the first mark on port straight off the line. The leaders made the mark before the race was abandoned and we all trundled back to the committee boat and a wait while the wind settled down again. The next two attempts to start were recalled and Mike''s patience ran out and we went onto black flag starts. When we finally got away cleanly it was in a building breeze and with a building chop. Pim and Lisa van Vugt started the day the way they would go on, with the Russian team of Ivanovskiy and Fareny taking second.

Race 2 again had some starting practice, but ended up with the same result: Pim and Lisa showing us all how it should be done. Nicolas and Thomas Honor took second as they put together a consistently good day. Steve and Sarah Cockerill got their second third of the day and Mike Saul and Oliver Kent got fourth.

For race 3 we had the strongest wind of the day. Some teams decided that footing off and going low and fast was the way to go. The Russians seemed to go lowest and fastest off the start line and came into the top mark in about third, so it paid for them. Unfortunately they capsized at the bottom mark so we didn''t get to see if their technique would get them any higher. Pim and Lisa had a very good lead at the end of lap one, but Steve and Sarah were obviously learning fast how to get the most in these condition and started to reel them in. The final run and then third beat to the finish turned into a match race between the two of them, watched from a long way back by the pack, with Pim and Lisa just holding on. Nicolas and Thomas got third and Peter and James Curtis got fourth for their best result of the week.

And so another half hour sailing to come into the harbour finished off with a mad two sail reach to home in the now seriously windy conditions. Many thanks to Mike for his RO expertise and entertaining briefings, as he now has to leave us. We forgive him his missing minute on Wednesday.

Results after Day 3:

PosFleetNatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1GoldNED819Pim van VugtLisa van VugtWSV H2013‑7‑62311112
2GoldFRA109Nicolas HonorThomas HonorLa Grande Motte‑13‑7514242321
3GoldGBR1662Stephen CockerillSarah CockerillStokes Bay SC4‑54‑71533222
4GoldGBR625Tim WilkinsHeather WilkinsGurnard SC3111(SCP)31‑336732
5GoldSWE51Martin JohanssonAxel JohanssonSS Kaparen2‑12125685‑14644
6GoldITA1604Iacopo RoncuzziFederico RoncuzziCircolo Nautico Del Savio7‑1513996(BFD)1045
7GoldGBR1040Mike SaulOliver KentYorkshire Dales SC18102(DSQ)5494‑2452
8GoldGBR659Peter CurtisJames CurtisGrafham Water SC6‑1989‑231188454
9GoldITA1032Michele OppizziPietro FrazzicaPerSport SSD59310‑13(UFD)7131158
10GoldRUS1664Vladislav IvanovskiyAlexey FarenyGBRYC Sankt‑Petersburg1213‑1441472(BFD)1365
11GoldSWE821Stephan FassbergJohanna FassbergSS Kaparen‑214611‑201313121877
12GoldUSA1667Matthew GoettingRachel GoettingToms River YC(TAL)6914‑31191191482
13GoldNED777Maarten BerendschotWouter StiphoutBroach Delft17‑201612‑1861710987
14GoldNED1066Michiel GeerlingHilde GeerlingWV Braassemermeer1511‑251711‑181215889
15GoldGBR561Harry GeorgeJames GeorgeLymington Town SC981513171218‑34‑3292
16GoldNED1038Anneke KikkertFloris StapelWV Braassemermeer1921318101716‑24(RET)95
17GoldGBR508Ian MairsAbi CampbellBristol Corinthian YC10161816‑19‑201471697
18GoldGBR1631Ian FryettBen FryettWelsh Nomads814‑24152110‑221121100
19GoldNED1003Thomas RotMarloes RotWVA Vinkeveen1424‑3124‑37231055105
20GoldNED894Bruno GorisEdith KantersRoerkoning112223881619(BFD)‑38107
21GoldITA892Giulia RossiAdriana CampanellaPerSport SSD1617‑2721714‑231919113
22GoldITA1617Tommaso MarchesiIsaia Del RossoPerSport SSD202120‑26‑2521151717131
23GoldNED67Johan van VeenIris PrummelA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit251817281222‑2925‑33147
24GoldNED526Samuel DeurlooOscar DeurlooZV Oosterplas‑302329192615‑302720159
25SilverNED1076Lukas van den BroekSenne van DijkGWV Elfhoeven282619‑3633‑35201625167
26SilverITA1030Asia PoniFederica GraziosoCircolo Nautico Del Savio263510202233(DSQ)26‑41172
27SilverNED890Victor OudsenViktor HaaksmanA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit‑373426‑382829321812179
28SilverNED1078Mathijs HoogvlietTwan van der SandeAquavitesse3427‑43342427‑372215183
29SilverFRA1093Alexandre EmanuelCaroline AndrevonY.C.G.C312533‑35‑4128272122187
30SilverGBR709Peter MatthewsKaren MatthewsLancing SC‑33302825‑3624253230194
31SilverNED837Fleur LeijsNiek van der KooyA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit2928‑3423293128‑3627195
32SilverFRA940Olivier ThomasPaco ThomasClub de Voile Lyon Meyzier2332222230‑373633(RET)198
33SilverITA1642Cecilia RossiLorenzo AndreaniPerSport SSD2731323716‑383129‑44203
34GoldITA1613Niccolo GoriIrene BaraldiCircolo Nautico Del Savio2429(DSQ)‑441525353939206
35SilverFRA1644Francois BergasseJohannne UlrichACTV‑46‑4435313926242823206
36SilverNED994Jochem SlikboerHenk DuitZDandO32‑4030‑403240212037212
37SilverNED1023Mark den HeijerFrancesco MaltoniBraassemermeer & Blauwe Schuit3633‑3730‑4032263129217
38SilverNED973Richard RotMarieke Rot‑gijzelAquavitesse39‑4241323441(BFD)2326236
39SilverNED718Joke KrijgsmanDanielle KortleveW.S.V Noord‑Zuid Nieuwkoop44382129353040(BFD)(RET)237
40SilverNED727Katinka VorkEvita MeerdingG.W.V Elfhoeven423936272736‑4642‑43249
41SilverNED1035Esther HopmansJikke de JongWatersportvereniging Braassemermeer‑47413933‑4434423535259
42SilverSWE749Philip BeckYlva BeckSS Kaparen35‑43‑44424342413034267
43SilverNED1075Florine de HaanEnno de HaanGWV Elfhoeven‑49‑4938394844343831272
44SilverCZE1015Milos BurilAdam BurilALT RS CR‑483647414239(DNS)4428277
45SilverFRA1563Eric GdaliaPerrine GdaliaClub Nautique de Wimereux4137‑45‑483843434340285
46SilverGBR1037Peter FusseyJack FusseyLancing SC40‑46‑46434646384142296
47SilverBEL935Olivier BeylsSteve JolleyM.A.W Brabo4545‑48‑474745453736300
48SilverNED18Sebastian RuizJanne KampDe Blauwe Schuit43‑47404545‑48444045302
49SilverCZE671Jan PourLukas MajchrakOrthodocks YC‑50484946494739(DNC)46324
50SilverNED1019Marije WillemsenLonneke van EsWSV Braassemermeer38(DNS)42(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC335

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