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12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games 2018 Copenhagen - Day 3

by Vincent Delany 21 Sep 06:13 BST 16-22 September 2018
Mark Delany in Cora on day 3 of the Vintage Yachting Games in Copehagen © George Miller

On Thursday four races were held for the 12 Foot Dinghy Class as there is a large storm heading towards Copenhagen, which may create unsailable conditions for small boats.

Having won all of the races except for his discarded race, Wim Bleeker from Holland has show his complete superiority over the rest of the fleet. Behind Wim, the leaderboard has been given a huge reshuffle, partly as a result of the discarded race kicking in. Sipke Schuurmans overall position was risen from 12th to 4th place, and Jaap van Hasselt has dropped from 5th to 12th, but despite that, the Dutch are still maintaining a stranglehold on the top seven places.

A significant issue on Thursday was the wind, which was very strong when the dinghies launched. As a result some helmsmen did not like the conditions, and in the interests of safety, returned to port. However, for the others who persisted, on reaching the race area off Skovshoved Havn about 4km from their base the wind direction changed, and the wind dropped progressively to a gentle 5-8 knots. Thus, some boats only competed in the afternoon races. The PRO does not expect that it will be possible to race on Friday.

Results after Day 3:

PosHelmSail NoBoat NameNo. of crewR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1Wm. BleekerNED 869Trupial10030000
2Jurri RooyackersNED 673Lotje1268033822
3Hans ReyersNED 411Kaagbaby2335.711.710324.7
4Sipke SchuurmansNED 830Geintzje2102610135.75.744.4
5Bert HammingaNED 824Oranjetipje15.75.711.710141547.1
6Pieter BleekerNED 888Bruin Blauwtje18268811.71449.7
7Lambertus HammingaNED 831Eliert113131514811.759.7
8Mark DelanyIRL 8Cora11816135.7171364.7
9Nicky ArnoldusCAN 340Duikelaartje117141415131066
10Rifat EdinTUR 874Turkish Delight116261616151679
11George MillerIRL 11Pixie21511.72626161785.7
12Jaap van HasseltFRA 588Papoose111.71526262626104.7
13Leen van WillingenNED 848Proud1191026262626107
14Ed van CortenbergheNED 414Vlerk1142626262626118
15Doug BransonGBR 49English Rose1202626262626124
16Dirk StolpH 112Anneke1212626262626125
17Elena Romana GasenzerGER 223Melodie1222626262626126
18Harm PloegerH 278Pinokkio1232626262626127
19Yoichi KomoriJPN 675Chuchubi1262626262626130

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