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RS Games 2018 at the WPNSA: RS500 World Championship Overall

by Heather Chipperfield 27 Aug 2018 06:46 BST 21-25 August 2018
Pim & Lisa heading for the top at the RS500 World Championship ©

Day 5 Report (from Martin & Axel Johanssen)

After BIG day four, the fleet were again ready to race again after the regatta dinner, some overnight repairs and treatment of bruised and tired limbs. Weymouth course with a shifty NW-W wind and plenty of wind holes. After several start attempts the fleet finally started under black flag. The first upwind saw shifty conditions and the first downwind saw the left side of the course favoured together with a big increase in wind speed and the race to gain positions for final results was on.

The second race had even more gusty shifts and some boats (even World Champions!) capsized as the gusts tacked their boats. The four first boats were also the worthy top four in the final rankings.

The race to the dock then started, no pressure on the crews - just big fun.

Then preparing for the journeys back home, saying bye, or better "au revoir", see you again to old and new friends, and the prize giving to well deserved winners.

But in the end we are all winners as we enjoy sailing and we have had a lot of fun on and off the water.

Our conclusions from Worlds are:

  • 13 races
  • Great sailing area
  • Great organization from WPNSA and RS Association
  • New (and younger) crews as well as the return of old crews (hope it is not temporary)
  • More speeding relatively pointing (let's see if we get some feedback regarding trim from Steve C)
  • The field is much tighter then a few years back
  • More crews make top results in races
  • Great RS500 sailors

What a fabulous event! Well done WPNSA - outstanding! I hope you all had good journeys home. Many thanks to all the lovely words and gifts, I really appreciate it - you are definitely my favourite fleet!

Congratulations to Pim & Lisa van Vugt (NED), who took the title of World Champions after a hard-won battle in challenging and varied conditions. And to Steve & Sarah Cockerill for running up, and taking the UK National Champions title.

Giulia Rossi & Adriana Campanella, (ITA), in 22nd place overall, took the 1st Lady Team prize, Anneke Kikkert (NED, 18th overall) 1st lady helm, and Nico & Thomas Honor (FRA, 3rd) the 1st Family prize. Russian team Vladislav Ivanovsky & Alexey Fareny (10th) and Americans Matthew & Rachel Goetting (12th) won the most travelled prizes, whilst the Endeavour Prize of a brand new spinnaker (sponsored by Hyde Sails) was won by Florine & Enno de Haan (NED) in 39th place.

I know you loved the Sportography photos; these will all be available to view and buy by the end of this week. There will also be edited video available in the near future.

Overall Results:

PosFleetNatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13Pts
1stGoldNED819Pim van VugtLisa van VugtWSV H2013-7-6231112-41217
2ndGoldGBR1662Stephen CockerillSarah CockerillStokes Bay SC4-54-71-5332114124
3rdGoldFRA109Nicolas HonorThomas HonorLa Grande Motte-13-751424236-107337
4thGoldGBR625Tim WilkinsHeather WilkinsGurnard SC31-11(SCP)31-33674113443
5thGoldGBR1040Mike SaulOliver KentYorkshire Dales SC-18102(DSQ)5494-24872758
6thGoldGBR659Peter CurtisJames CurtisGrafham Water SC6-1989-231188432-15665
7thGoldITA1604Iacopo RoncuzziFederico RoncuzziCircolo Nautico Del Savio7-1513996(BFD)105-1981169
8thGoldSWE51Martin JohanssonAxel JohanssonSS Kaparen2-12125685-14611-145969
9thGoldITA1032Michele OppizziPietro FrazzicaPerSport SSD5931013(UFD)71311-20-171417102
10thGoldRUS1664Vladislav IvanovskiyAlexey FarenyGBRYC Sankt-Petersburg12131441472(BFD)13-15-201115105
11thGoldNED1066Michiel GeerlingHilde GeerlingWV Braassemermeer1511-25-1711-18121581261713120
12thGoldUSA1667Matthew GoettingRachel GoettingToms River YC(TAL)6914-311911914133-2726124
13thGoldGBR508Ian MairsAbi CampbellBristol Corinthian YC10161816-19-201471610910-23126
14thGoldSWE821Stephan FassbergJohanna FassbergSS Kaparen2146112013131218-24(RET)-2310128
15thGoldNED777Maarten BerendschotWouter StiphoutBroach Delft17-20161218617109(DNC)518-31128
16thGoldNED1038Anneke KikkertFloris StapelWV Braassemermeer192131810171624(RET)14(DNC)6-27139
17thGoldGBR1631Ian FryettBen FryettWelsh Nomads814-24152110221121(DNC)(DNC)138143
18thGoldNED1003Thomas RotMarloes RotWVA Vinkeveen1424-3124-3723105517(DNC)914145
19thGoldNED894Bruno GorisEdith KantersRoerkoning112223881619(BFD)-3871220(DNS)146
20thGoldITA1617Tommaso MarchesiIsaia Del RossoPerSport SSD20-2120-26-2521151717913165153
21stGoldGBR561Harry GeorgeJames GeorgeLymington Town SC981513171218-34-32-29231920154
22ndGoldITA892Giulia RossiAdriana CampanellaPerSport SSD1617-2721714-231919-30151218158
23rdGoldNED67Johan van VeenIris PrummelA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit251817281222-2925-332116-3129213
24thGoldNED526Samuel DeurlooOscar DeurlooZV Oosterplas-302329192615302720-34(DNC)2119229
25thSilverNED1078Mathijs HoogvlietTwan van der SandeAquavitesse-3427-43342427-37221525252516240
26thSilverITA1642Cecilia RossiLorenzo AndreaniPerSport SSD273132-3716-383129-4426242412252
27thSilverFRA1093Alexandre EmanuelCaroline AndrevonY.C.G.C3125-33-35-412827212231212821255
28thSilverNED1076Lukas van den BroekSenne van DijkGWV Elfhoeven282619363335201625-38(DNC)-4322260
29thSilverITA1030Asia PoniFederica GraziosoCircolo Nautico Del Savio263510202233(DSQ)26-4140(RET)2624262
30thSilverNED994Jochem SlikboerHenk DuitZDandO32-4030-4032-4021203723182228263
31stSilverNED890Victor OudsenViktor HaaksmanA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit373426-38282932181216(RET)-3932264
32ndSilverGBR709Peter MatthewsKaren MatthewsLancing SC-33302825-362425323027(DNC)3030281
33rdSilverFRA1644Francois BergasseJohannne UlrichACTV-46-4435313926242823192732(BFD)284
34thSilverFRA940Olivier ThomasPaco ThomasClub de Voile Lyon Meyzier2332222230-373633(RET)282633(BFD)285
35thSilverNED837Fleur LeijsNiek van der KooyA.L.S.Z.V De Blauwe Schuit29283423293128-362732(DNC)-3625286
36thSilverNED1023Mark den HeijerFrancesco MaltoniBraassemermeer & Blauwe Schuit3633-3730-403226312922(DNC)3437310
37thSilverNED973Richard RotMarieke Rot-gijzelAquavitesse394241323441(BFD)23261822(DNC)(DNC)318
38thGoldITA1613Niccolo GoriIrene BaraldiCircolo Nautico Del Savio2429(DSQ)44152535393941(DNF)29(BFD)320
39thSilverNED1075Florine de HaanEnno de HaanGWV Elfhoeven-49-493839-484434383133284039364
40thSilverNED727Katinka VorkEvita MeerdingG.W.V Elfhoeven423936272736-464243(RET)(DNC)4536373
41stSilverSWE749Philip BeckYlva BeckSS Kaparen35-43-4442434241303436(RET)4134378
42ndSilverNED1035Esther HopmansJikke de JongWatersportvereniging Braassemermeer-47413933443442353537(RET)-4738378
43rdSilverNED718Joke KrijgsmanDanielle KortleveW.S.V Noord-Zuid Nieuwkoop44382129353040(BFD)(RET)(RET)DNC48DNS387
44thSilverFRA1563Eric GdaliaPerrine GdaliaClub Nautique de Wimereux4137-45-48384343434035(RET)3733390
45thSilverBEL935Olivier BeylsSteve JolleyM.A.W Brabo4545-48474745453736398(DNC)(DNC)394
46thSilverCZE1015Milos BurilAdam BurilALT RS CR483647414239(DNS)4428(DNC)(DNC)3840403
47thSilverGBR1037Peter FusseyJack FusseyLancing SC404646434646384142(DNC)(DNC)35(BFD)423
48thSilverNED18Sebastian RuizJanne KampDe Blauwe Schuit4347404545-48444045(DNC)(DNC)4235426
49thSilverCZE671Jan PourLukas MajchrakOrthodocks YC50484946494739(DNC)46(DNC)(DNC)46DNF471
50thSilverNED1019Marije WillemsenLonneke van EsWSV Braassemermeer38(DNS)42(DNS)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC44DNS481

Looking ahead...

The Dutch Nationals are very soon - 15/16 September at ever-popular Aquavitesse, Bruinesse. Details here.

The final Eurocup Series event for 2018 is at Colico, Lake Como, Italy from 19-21 October. Very beautiful location with great pasta! Just opposite the venue for 2017 Worlds. Details will be available here very soon, including NoR, details of charter boats. For this event, there is a 6-boat stacker available in The Netherlands (contact ) and a 3-boat stacker and possibly a Volvo available from UK, contact for details.

Then the 2019 World Championships, Lake Lipno, Czech Republic. More information available soon, but please see the teaser below:

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