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Dart 18 World Championship at Royal Varuna Yacht Club - Overall

by Mark Hamill-Stewart 22 Feb 2019 14:52 GMT 16-22 February 2019

What a final day! 10 to 14 knots of wind with a cloudless sky yet again. "This is normal" said one member prompting the thought that, if this is normal, why aren't there more world champions from the Royal Varuna Yacht Club? No party last night so sailors were fit and ready to enjoy an excellent day of sailing competition.

48 Dart 18s on the start line today. Races 9 and 10 of the series saw a battle between first and second and a further battle for a third place podium place. Congratulations to Dave and Louise Roberts the 2017 World Champions who managed to regain the championship to be the 2019 Dart 18 World Champions. They were followed up by Royal Varuna's own Gareth Owen (Dart World Champion 1998!) and Hebe Hemming who could not capitalise on the equal nett points of the day before. Already a well known name in Dart, International Cadet and Laser sailing, talk in the club house was to make him an "Official Legend" being runner up and over 60! Well done Gareth and Hebe who is well under 60.

With four points separating places 3, 4 and 5 the day before, there was a three-way battle for podium third. Daniel Norman with crew Alyesha Monkman clawed their way to bronze with a discarded 21st then a first in races 9 and 10. Herve Le Maux and Nicola Davies slipped to fourth from the day before (Nicola "I will be dreaming of my Varuna adventure tomorrow!"). David Lloyd and crew Hayley Smith achieved overall fifth with fairly consistent top class sailing throughout the series.

David and Louise Roberts have been runners up in 2016 and 2012. Gareth Owen has been runner up in 1991, 1995, and 2006. Based on Gareth's longevity as a top performer, we can expect David and Louise Roberts to be at the top of their game for many years to come!

Damrongsak and brother Kitsada, Thai Hobie Champions, dropped to eleventh overall which was a very creditable finish given the excellent standard of competitive sailing among the top tier Dart sailors.

All agree that this has been an excellent event and the Royal Varuna Yacht Club is proud to have been the venue.

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.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1stGBR 7835Dave RobertsLouise Roberts11‑842‑16113518
2ndGBR 7930Gareth OwenHebe Hemming221263‑72‑7624
3rdGBR 7945Daniel NormanAlyesha Monkman11321‑171163‑20138
4thFRA 7977Herve Le MauxNicola Davies5453(DNF)2‑1249739
5thGBR 7711David LloydHayley Smith75655(RET)2810‑1148
6thFRA 8004Thierry WibauxChristine Wibaux‑1563714455(BFD)852
7thFRA 7647Pierre BetschIsabelle Monod3‑137947(BFD)1051055
8thGBR 7707William ThompsonJonny O'Conner‑17746108‑201412263
9thGBR 8010Rod WinrowHolly Winrow6898313‑197‑141266
10thGBR 7685Mat ExonJakob Exon13‑2921‑24163191367
11thTHA 7893Damrongsak VongtimKitsada Vongtim4‑12111012911611‑2274
12thGBR 7990Kenny WatsonEllis Stonehouse‑16‑171213131110RDG8479
13thGBR 7534James DouglasAlison Douglas8‑2014119‑3091561789
14thGBR 11Caleb CooperChloe Millward18191016‑21‑334122990
15thBEL 7434Luc ChauvetFrancois De Vriendt10101312‑2210‑23161613100
16thGBR 8009Marco ManganelliSebastian Curtis‑Bleach9915‑197(RET)18131516102
17thGBR 1007Jonathan DaviesNeil Marsden‑29152222111513(DNF)415117
18thGBR 8007Simon MoruzziBev Goodchild211419201812219‑24‑27134
19thPOR 7976Francisco MeloAntonio Jesuino2318162516‑372511‑3119153
20thFRA 7959Olivier BillardAlan Billard202524238‑28(DNF)221914155
21stFRA 7972Patrice BernuchonFrederique Leaute27332714(BFD)51518(DSQ)18157
22ndGBR 7984Mike JonesPatrick Ledoit142723182418(DNF)(DNC)1820162
23rdGBR 7846Darren WoodTracey Ann Wood28162015(BFD)193021(BFD)24173
24thGBR 7894Joe FranksHarriet Franks(BFD)21(DNF)27152322321723180
25thFRA 7777Philippe DauvergneChantal Dauvergne19‑32‑3431252024202121181
26thGBR 7382Debs WatersBarry Peters‑3624182129142923‑3426184
27thGBR 7968Charles HillierRosemary Crinion‑381125173621‑40243829201
28thGBR 8011Michael GommeImani Gomme122317(DNS)20178(DNF)DNCDNC203
29thGBR 7969Adrian ParsonsMark Stones22‑3426‑30232228282828205
30thAUS 6189Jon Sims 2531‑38‑39302427251331206
31stGBR 7778Lee MatthewsChantelle Neighbour3030RDGRDG27‑32‑33172325208.4
32ndFIJ 5555Grahame SouthwickBradley Wilson24223128‑3331172730(DNS)210
33rdBEL 7917Marc VanhoogtenTitane Gevers3236‑37‑38263614262933232
34thFRA 8002Daniel BerlendisBerlendis Benedicte31‑4339(DNF)194236292234252
35thIRL 6457Mark GowerChristopher Burke(BFD)(RET)3329322534333532253
36thGBR 7673Mat PollockLiz Morris‑42(DNC)2826342738303640259
37thPOR 7603Joao Miguel GalvaoJoao Pedro Nogueira40‑4132323126373427(DNC)259
38thFRA 7848Daniel MoreauNicole Moreau‑4128353635‑3939313330267
39thIRL 6137Kevin MastersonArthur Curtis‑Bleach2635‑414037‑4131392536269
40thGBR 7843Nick TroyGary Parratt34373035283526(DNF)(DNC)DNF278
41stGER 7722Dirk JanovskyAxel Soennichsen‑4438293341344235‑4337289
42ndAUT 7746Christoph MenkeGernot List35‑4440423940353832(DNF)301
43rdTHA 6924Robert GardhamJessy Aiper37403637(BFD)38(DNC)DNC2635302
44thITA 7988Martino SalvoLuisa Lombardo43394234(RET)(DNC)41404141321
45thGBR 7987Joffan GarckaGeorgie Garcka(DNF)26(DNC)DNCDNC296DNFDNCDNC326
46thGBR 7787Simon LakeSam Ngassa3942‑444342‑4544374239328
47thCAN 5834John KortbeekVasilisa Sivokon4546(SP3)4440(DSQ)43414042341
48thFRA 6666Dominique Guenon 3347(DNS)(DNC)3843DNFDNF3738342
49thGBR 7513Nigel JuppArmelle Burke‑46454341(SP3)4445424444348
50thGBR 6875Graham HannaTerry Scutcher(DNS)(DNC)DNFDNCDNFDNC32363943362
51stGHA 6306Duncan MacNicolSteve Timms(BFD)48(DSQ)45DNFDNF46434545378
52ndTHA 7141Simon DeyneChris Williams474946(DNF)(DNF)464744DNCDNC385

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