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Dart 18 World Championship at Royal Varuna Yacht Club - Day 4

by Mark Hamill-Stewart 21 Feb 12:08 GMT 16-22 February 2019

Sun again and a postponed start as the wind took more time to pick up today. The competition recommenced after a lay-day and a very good party until the early hours of this morning. I am not sure all the sailors felt they were in paradise this morning as they nursed their sore heads. The sailing however continued apace.

51 Dart 18s on the start line today. Races 7 and 8 of the series with up to 10 knots of wind in the first race and 13 knots in the second. Despite the lighter winds today, there was a little more gear damage and one dislocated shoulder which was put back on the water but necessitated retirement.

Dave and Louise Roberts excelled with two firsts pushing Gareth Owen and Hebe Hemming into second place. Both are on a nett of 18 points so tomorrow will be the big showdown! Rising to third overall was Herve Le Maux with crew Nicola Davies. "It was a difficult day" said Nicola despite an improvement in overall position. The third, fourth, (Daniel Norman and Alyesha Monkman), and fifth (David Lloyd and Heyley Smith) places have three points between them so all are vying for a podium place.

With slightly stronger winds forecast tomorrow, the championship is on a knife edge; just as all really excellent chapionships should be.

Down the pack Thai Hobie champion, Damrongsak and crew Kitsada improved their position to 9th overall.

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 4:

PosBow NoSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st41GBR 7835Dave RobertsLouise Roberts11842‑161118
2nd36GBR 7930Gareth OwenHebe Hemming221263‑7218
3rd26FRA 7977Herve Le MauxNicola Davies5453(DNF)212435
4th35GBR 7945Daniel NormanAlyesha Monkman11321‑17116337
5th27GBR 7711David LloydHayley Smith75655(RET)2838
6th51FRA 8004Thierry WibauxChristine Wibaux‑156371445544
7th2FRA 7647Pierre BetschIsabelle Monod3137947(BFD)1053
8th52GBR 8010Rod WinrowHolly Winrow6898313‑19754
9th48THA 7893Damrongsak VongtimKitsada Vongtim4‑12111012911663
10th45GBR 7707William ThompsonJonny O'Conner17746108‑201466
11th50GBR 7990Kenny WatsonEllis Stonehouse16‑171213131110RDG83
12th10GBR 7534James DouglasAlison Douglas82014119‑3091586
13th11GBR 7685Mat ExonJakob Exon13‑2921241631987
14th29GBR 8009Marco ManganelliSebastian Curtis‑Bleach9915197(RET)181390
15th5BEL 7434Luc ChauvetFrancois De Vriendt101013122210‑231693
16th6GBR 11Caleb CooperChloe Millward1819101621‑33412100
17th34GBR 8007Simon MoruzziBev Goodchild‑211419201812219113
18th8GBR 1007Jonathan DaviesNeil Marsden29152222111513(DNF)127
19th32POR 7976Francisco MeloAntonio Jesuino2318162516‑372511134
20th38FRA 7972Patrice BernuchonFrederique Leaute27332714(BFD)51518139
21st17GBR 7846Darren WoodTracey Ann Wood28162015(BFD)193021149
22nd16GBR 8011Michael GommeImani Gomme122317(DNS)20178DNF150
23rd3FRA 7959Olivier BillardAlan Billard20252423828(DNF)22150
24th49GBR 7382Debs WatersBarry Peters‑3624182129142923158
25th39FRA 7777Philippe DauvergneChantal Dauvergne1932‑343125202420171
26th20GBR 7968Charles HillierRosemary Crinion381125173621‑4024172
27th22GBR 7984Mike JonesPatrick Ledoit142723182418(DNF)DNC177
28th37GBR 7969Adrian ParsonsMark Stones22‑34263023222828179
29th44FIJ 5555Grahame SouthwickBradley Wilson24223128‑33311727180
30th31GBR 7778Lee MatthewsChantelle Neighbour3030RDGRDG2732‑3317192.4
31st12GBR 7894Joe FranksHarriet Franks(BFD)21DNF2715232232193
32nd43AUS 6189Jon Sims 253138‑3930242725200
33rd47BEL 7917Marc VanhoogtenTitane Gevers323637‑3826361426207
34th40GBR 7673Mat PollockLiz Morris42(DNC)282634273830225
35th46GBR 7843Nick TroyGary Parratt34373035283526(DNF)225
36th13POR 7603Joao Miguel GalvaoJoao Pedro Nogueira40‑41323231263734232
37th1FRA 8002Daniel BerlendisBerlendis Benedicte314339(DNF)19423629239
38th4IRL 6457Mark GowerChristopher Burke(BFD)RET332932253433239
39th7FRA 7848Daniel MoreauNicole Moreau‑4128353635393931243
40th30IRL 6137Kevin MastersonArthur Curtis‑Bleach2635‑414037413139249
41st21GER 7722Dirk JanovskyAxel Soennichsen‑4438293341344235252
42nd33AUT 7746Christoph MenkeGernot List35‑44404239403538269
43rd14GBR 7987Joffan GarckaGeorgie Garcka(DNF)26DNCDNCDNC296DNF273
44th25GBR 7787Simon LakeSam Ngassa3942444342‑454437291
45th42ITA 7988Martino SalvoLuisa Lombardo43394234(RET)DNC4140292
46th15THA 6924Robert GardhamJessy Aiper37403637(BFD)38DNCDNC294
47th23GBR 7513Nigel JuppArmelle Burke‑46454341SP3444542306
48th24CAN 5834John KortbeekVasilisa Sivokon4546SP34440(DSQ)4341307
49th53FRA 6666Dominique Guenon 3347(DNS)DNC3843DNFDNF320
50th9THA 7141Simon DeyneChris Williams474946(DNF)DNF464744332
51st19GBR 6875Graham HannaTerry Scutcher(DNS)DNCDNFDNCDNFDNC3236333
52nd28GHA 6306Duncan MacNicolSteve Timms(BFD)48DSQ45DNFDNF4643341

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