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Dart 18 World Championship at Royal Varuna Yacht Club - Day 1

by Mark Hamill-Stewart 17 Feb 14:26 GMT 16-22 February 2019
Dart 18 Worlds at Royal Varuna YC day 1 © Sarka Ngassa

A sunny day with the full scope of skills required for the spectrum of wind which filled in to 15 knots plus from the south.

With winds steadily rising the first race was marked by patchy winds requiring the ability to read the wind. The first race favoured the lighter crews. The overall results were therefore not predictable.

There is now a clear favourite in the form of Dave and Louise Roberts who came first in both races followed in second place in both races by the dark horse of Gareth Owen with his very competent crew Hebe Hemming. Further down the fleet the Thai favourite Damrongsak and crew Kitsada Vongtim finished with a creditable 8th place, remarkable because a week ago they had never sailed a Dart 18 in competition. In the second race the first three places were taken by former world champions.

Special mention should be given to Joffan and Georgie Garcka, Georgie being the youngest competitor at 12 years old. They were ahead of Dave and Louise Roberts in the closing moments of the first race and should have come in first, but Dad misread the finish line.

Still all to play for with a further 8 races in the week ahead.

Results after Day 1:

PosBow NoSail NoHelmCrewR1R2Pts
1st41GBR 7835Dave RobertsLouise Roberts112
2nd36GBR 7930Gareth OwenHebe Hemming224
3rd26FRA 7977Herve Le MauxNicola Davies549
4th27GBR 7711David LloydHayley Smith7512
5th35GBR 7945Daniel NormanAlyesha Monkman11314
6th52GBR 8010Rod WinrowHolly Winrow6814
7th2FRA 7647Pierre BetschIsabelle Monod31316
8th48THA 7893Damrongsak VongtimKitsada Vongtim41216
9th29GBR 8009Marco ManganelliSebastian Curtis‑Bleach9918
10th5BEL 7434Luc ChauvetFrancois De Vriendt101020
11th51FRA 8004Thierry WibauxChristine Wibaux15621
12th45GBR 7707William ThompsonJonny O'Conner17724
13th10GBR 7534James DouglasAlison Douglas82028
14th50GBR 7990Kenny WatsonEllis Stonehouse161733
15th16GBR 8011Michael GommeImani Gomme122335
16th34GBR 8007Simon MoruzziBev Goodchild211435
17th6GBR 11Caleb CooperChloe Millward181937
18th22GBR 7984Mike JonesPatrick Leddit142741
19th32POR 7976Francisco MeloAntonio Jesuino231841
20th11GBR 7685Mat ExonJakob Exon132942
21st8GBR 1007Jonathan DaviesNeil Marsden291544
22nd17GBR 7846Darren WoodTracey Ann Wood281644
23rd3FRA 7959Olivier BillardAlan Billard202545
24th44FIJ 5555Grahame SouthwickBradley Wilson242246
25th20GBR 7968Charles HillierRosemary Crinion381149
26th39FRA 7777Philippe DauvergneChantal Dauvergne193251
27th37GBR 7969Adrian ParsonsMark Stones223456
28th43AUS 6189Jon Sims 253156
29th49GBR 7382Debs WatersBarry Peters362460
30th38FRA 7972Patrice BernuchonFrederique Leaute273360
31st31GBR 7778Lee MatthewsChantelle Neighbour303060
32nd30IRL 6137Kevin MastersonArthur Curtis‑Bleach263561
33rd47BEL 7917Marc VanhoogtenTitane Gevers323668
34th7FRA 7848Daniel MoreauNicole Moreau412869
35th46GBR 7843Nick TroyGary Parratt343771
36th12GBR 7894Joe FranksHarriet FranksBFD2174
37th1FRA 8002Daniel BerlendisBerlendis Benedicte314374
38th15THA 6924Robert GardhamJessy Aiper374077
39th14GBR 7987Joffan GarckaGeorgie GarckaDNF2679
40th33AUT 7746Christoph MenkeGernot List354479
41st18FRA 6666Dominique GuenonAnnie Guenon334780
42nd25GBR 7787Simon LakeSam Ngassa394281
43rd13POR 7603Joao Miguel GalvaoJoao Pedro Nogueira404181
44th21GER 7722Dirk JanovskyAxel Soennichsen443882
45th42ITA 7988Martino SalvoLuisa Lombardo433982
46th23GBR 7513Nigel JuppArmelle Burke464591
47th24CAN 5834John KortbeekVasilisa Sivokon454691
48th40GBR 7673Mat PollockLiz Morris42DNC95
49th9THA 7141Simon DeyneChris Williams474996
50th28GHA 6306Duncan MacNicolSteve TimmsBFD48101
51st4IRL 6457Mark GowerChristopher BurkeBFDRET106
51st19GBR 6875Graham HannaGeorgina HannaDNSDNC106

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