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Dart 18 World Championship at Royal Varuna Yacht Club - Day 3

by Mark Hamill-Stewart 19 Feb 11:07 GMT 16-22 February 2019

"I'm in Paradise" said Nicola. This is no surprise as the sun shone all day with winds building to 17 knots of wind and she and her skipper Herve Le Maux had just had their best performance of the competition.

Three days of excellent sailing conditions and, by any standards, The Royal Varuna Yacht Club has so far been an excellent choice of sailing international competition venue.

Two races with good wind, 52 on the line for the fifth race of the series and 51 on the sixth. Winds were lighter at about 11-12 knots and rising in the first race, with the now standard 15-17 knots in the second. Mat and Jacob Exon had an excellent day with a first and a sixth, significantly better than the previous days. Gareth Owen (Kadett world champion 1972!) and Hebe Hemming continued to impress with consistency holding on to their overall lead with a sixth and a third. They are closely followed, after discards, by Dave and Louise Roberts in overall second place. The other competitors well within reach of the leader are Daniel Norman and crew Aleysha Monkman and Herve Le Maux and crew Nicola Davies who have both improved and are very capable of winning.

Down the pack Thai Hobie champion, Damrongsak and crew Kitsada maintained their position of 10th.

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, Bangkok Hospital, France Catamaran, Big Chilli, Fiona and Larry, Ocean Marina, Pattaya Mail, Rooster and ThaiBev.

Results after Day 3:

PosBow NoSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st36GBR 7930Gareth OwenHebe Hemming2212‑6310
2nd41GBR 7835Dave RobertsLouise Roberts11842‑1616
3rd35GBR 7945Daniel NormanAlyesha Monkman11321‑17118
4th26FRA 7977Herve Le MauxNicola Davies5453(DNF)219
5th27GBR 7711David LloydHayley Smith75655(RET)28
6th2FRA 7647Pierre BetschIsabelle Monod3‑13794730
7th51FRA 8004Thierry WibauxChristine Wibaux‑1563714434
8th52GBR 8010Rod WinrowHolly Winrow68983‑1334
9th45GBR 7707William ThompsonJonny O'Conner‑1774610835
10th48THA 7893Damrongsak VongtimKitsada Vongtim4‑12111012946
11th5BEL 7434Luc ChauvetFrancois De Vriendt10101312‑221055
12th29GBR 8009Marco ManganelliSebastian Curtis‑Bleach9915197(RET)59
13th10GBR 7534James DouglasAlison Douglas82014119‑3062
14th11GBR 7685Mat ExonJakob Exon13‑2921241665
15th50GBR 7990Kenny WatsonEllis Stonehouse16‑171213131165
16th34GBR 8007Simon MoruzziBev Goodchild‑21141920181283
17th6GBR 11Caleb CooperChloe Millward1819101621‑3384
18th8GBR 1007Jonathan DaviesNeil Marsden‑29152222111585
19th16GBR 8011Michael GommeImani Gomme122317(DNS)201789
20th22GBR 7984Mike JonesPatrick Ledoit14‑272318241897
21st17GBR 7846Darren WoodTracey Ann Wood28162015(BFD)1998
22nd32POR 7976Francisco MeloAntonio Jesuino2318162516‑3798
23rd3FRA 7959Olivier BillardAlan Billard202524238‑28100
24th38FRA 7972Patrice BernuchonFrederique Leaute27332714(BFD)5106
25th49GBR 7382Debs WatersBarry Peters‑362418212914106
26th20GBR 7968Charles HillierRosemary Crinion‑381125173621110
27th37GBR 7969Adrian ParsonsMark Stones22‑3426302322123
28th39FRA 7777Philippe DauvergneChantal Dauvergne1932‑34312520127
29th44FIJ 5555Grahame SouthwickBradley Wilson24223128‑3331136
30th12GBR 7894Joe FranksHarriet Franks(BFD)21DNF271523139
31st43AUS 6189Jon Sims 253138‑393024148
32nd40GBR 7673Mat PollockLiz Morris42(DNC)28263427157
33rd13POR 7603Joao Miguel GalvaoJoao Pedro Nogueira40‑4132323126161
34th46GBR 7843Nick TroyGary Parratt34‑3730352835162
35th47BEL 7917Marc VanhoogtenTitane Gevers323637‑382636167
36th4IRL 6457Mark GowerChristopher Burke(BFD)RET33293225172
37th31GBR 7778Lee MatthewsChantelle Neighbour3030(DNF/RDG)RDG2732172
38th7FRA 7848Daniel MoreauNicole Moreau‑412835363539173
39th1FRA 8002Daniel BerlendisBerlendis Benedicte314339(DNF)1942174
40th21GER 7722Dirk JanovskyAxel Soennichsen‑443829334134175
41st30IRL 6137Kevin MastersonArthur Curtis‑Bleach2635‑41403741179
42nd15THA 6924Robert GardhamJessy Aiper37403637(BFD)38188
43rd33AUT 7746Christoph MenkeGernot List35‑4440423940196
44th25GBR 7787Simon LakeSam Ngassa3942444342‑45210
45th42ITA 7988Martino SalvoLuisa Lombardo43394234(RET)DNC211
46th14GBR 7987Joffan GarckaGeorgie Garcka(DNF)26DNCDNCDNC29214
47th53FRA 6666Dominique GuenonAnnie Guenon3347(DNS)DNC3843214
48th23GBR 7513Nigel JuppArmelle Burke‑46454341SP344219
49th24CAN 5834John KortbeekVasilisa Sivokon4546SP34440(DSQ)223
50th9THA 7141Simon DeyneChris Williams474946(DNF)DNF46241
51st28GHA 6306Duncan MacNicolSteve Timms(BFD)48DSQ45DNFDNF252
52nd19GBR 6875Graham HannaTerry Scutcher(DNS)DNCDNFDNCDNFDNC265

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