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Dart 18 World Championship at Royal Varuna Yacht Club - Day 2

by Mark Hamill-Stewart 18 Feb 10:46 GMT 16-22 February 2019

Not a cloud in the sky all day with winds gusting to 18 knots, it was a day for waterproof suntan lotion and skill. One Australian competitor described the winds as "Fresh to Frightening!". Perfect.

Two races with good wind, 52 starts on the first race and 50 on the second, this was competition at its best and the leader board is shaping up with the well-known Dart 18 Sailors leading the pack. Much to the astonishment of his fellow Royal Varuna Yacht Club members, Gareth Owen achieved a 1st and 2nd. Well done Hebe Hemming his crew who is definitely doing something right!

Dave and Louise Roberts, with a double first yesterday managed an eighth and fourth today which is sufficient to still place them in second place overall. Following up and rapidly improving with a 2nd and a 1st in today's racing were Daniel Norman and crew Alyesha Monkman. With a discard kicking in, the order board could change dramatically tomorrow.

Down the pack Damrongsak and crew Kitsada dropped to a still creditable 10th place. With lighter winds expected in the latter half of the week, we can expect to see them rise in the leader board.

With the support of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, special thanks to all the sponsors of what is turning out to be a near perfect sailing event: The Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Pattaya City Government Sports Authority of Thailand, Bangkok Hospital, France Catamaran, Big Chilli, Fiona and Larry, Ocean Marina, Pattaya Mail, Rooster and ThaiBev.

Results after Day 2:

PosBow NoSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4Pts
1st36GBR 7930Gareth OwenHebe Hemming22127
2nd41GBR 7835Dave RobertsLouise Roberts118414
3rd35GBR 7945Daniel NormanAlyesha Monkman1132117
4th26FRA 7977Herve Le MauxNicola Davies545317
5th27GBR 7711David LloydHayley Smith756523
6th51FRA 8004Thierry WibauxChristine Wibaux1563731
7th52GBR 8010Rod WinrowHolly Winrow689831
8th2FRA 7647Pierre BetschIsabelle Monod3137932
9th45GBR 7707William ThompsonJonny O'Conner1774634
10th48THA 7893Damrongsak VongtimKitsada Vongtim412111037
11th5BEL 7434Luc ChauvetFrancois De Vriendt1010131245
12th29GBR 8009Marco ManganelliSebastian Curtis‑Bleach99151952
13th10GBR 7534James DouglasAlison Douglas820141153
14th50GBR 7990Kenny WatsonEllis Stonehouse1617121358
15th6GBR 11Caleb CooperChloe Millward1819101663
16th34GBR 8007Simon MoruzziBev Goodchild2114192074
17th17GBR 7846Darren WoodTracey Ann Wood2816201579
18th22GBR 7984Mike JonesPatrick Ledoit1427231882
19th32POR 7976Francisco MeloAntonio Jesuino2318162582
20th11GBR 7685Mat ExonJakob Exon1329212487
21st8GBR 1007Jonathan DaviesNeil Marsden2915222288
22nd20GBR 7968Charles HillierRosemary Crinion3811251791
23rd3FRA 7959Olivier BillardAlan Billard2025242392
24th49GBR 7382Debs WatersBarry Peters3624182199
25th38FRA 7972Patrice BernuchonFrederique Leaute27332714101
26th16GBR 8011Michael GommeImani Gomme122317DNS105
27th44FIJ 5555Grahame SouthwickBradley Wilson24223128105
28th37GBR 7969Adrian ParsonsMark Stones22342630112
29th39FRA 7777Philippe DauvergneChantal Dauvergne19323431116
30th43AUS 6189Jon Sims 25313839133
31st46GBR 7843Nick TroyGary Parratt34373035136
32nd7FRA 7848Daniel MoreauNicole Moreau41283536140
33rd30IRL 6137Kevin MastersonArthur Curtis‑Bleach26354140142
34th47BEL 7917Marc VanhoogtenTitane Gevers32363738143
35th21GER 7722Dirk JanovskyAxel Soennichsen44382933144
36th13POR 7603Joao Miguel GalvaoJoao Pedro Nogueira40413232145
37th40GBR 7673Mat PollockLiz Morris42DNC2826149
38th15THA 6924Robert GardhamJessy Aiper37403637150
39th12GBR 7894Joe FranksHarriet FranksBFD21DNF27154
40th42ITA 7988Martino SalvoLuisa Lombardo43394234158
41st33AUT 7746Christoph MenkeGernot List35444042161
42nd31GBR 7778Lee MatthewsChantelle Neighbour3030DNFDNC166
43rd1FRA 8002Daniel BerlendisBerlendis Benedicte314339DNF166
44th4IRL 6457Mark GowerChristopher BurkeBFDRET3329168
45th25GBR 7787Simon LakeSam Ngassa39424443168
46th23GBR 7513Nigel JuppArmelle Burke46454341175
47th24CAN 5834John KortbeekVasilisa Sivokon4546SP344183
48th14GBR 7987Joffan GarckaGeorgie GarckaDNF26DNCDNC185
49th18FRA 6666Dominique GuenonAnnie Guenon3347DNSDNC186
50th9THA 7141Simon DeyneChris Williams474946DNF195
51st28GHA 6306Duncan MacNicolSteve TimmsBFD4847DSQ201
52nd19GBR 6875Graham HannaGeorgina HannaDNSDNCDNFDNC212

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