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Fireball World Championship at Pointe Claire Yacht Club - Day 3

by Ian Dobson 28 Aug 2019 06:28 BST 25-30 August 2019

After a short delay, race day number 3 of the 2019 Fireball World Championship got under way. A new wind direction and new challenges tested the crews with the same sunny skies and warm water.

Large shifts were the order of the day with an unstable 6-12knts, not dissimilar to the UK nationals at Torbay. To this end Dobbo and Waggers punched out from the middle of the line and on to the first shift to take control of the race. They led from Swiss team Haerdi/Landerer.

The ever solid French team of Collin/Thuillier rounded out the top 3 with Aussies Macfarlane/Payne recovering well to finish 4th.

A similar flavour to race number 6 unfolded when an early left shift kept moving left to reward GBR's Derian and Andy Scott with a well earned lead which they held for nearly all of the race... Dobbo and Waggers consolidated into 3rd behind Canadians Debbie Kirkby/Greg Ferguson. The French team once again punched in to the top five with other top runners (Aussies and Swiss team Claude/Ruedi) deeper in the pack. So on to the final beat when the front six boats wallowed in the centre of the course chasing large left and right shits before the hard right came good and allowed boats further down to capitalise. It was none other than the Aussies and Swiss who popped round and held on to the finish in front of Dobbo and Waggers and the Scotts.

It's worth a mention the the only all female team of Mianne and Manuela from Switzerland rounded the first mark of race 6 first!

It's now all tight at the front of the pack and the Ashes firmly in the balance (slender advantage AUS) with 4 more races to go and more breeze anticipated. Not before some pre-layday beers in downtown Montreal however.

Tune in for the final test starting Thursday...

Results after Day 3:

PosNatSail NoHelmCrewBoat NameR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stAUS15152Heather MacfarlaneChris PayneRLO‑43314112
2ndGBR15161Ian DobsonRichard WagstaffOrchitis1‑5531313
3rdSUI14799Claude MermodRuedi Moser511‑109218
4thFRA14917Ludovic CollinRemy Thuillier‑64225518
5thCZE15019Martin KubovyRoman RocekKriplkara3‑9747728
6thGBR15162Isaac MarshOliver DavenportTinderella78653‑1429
7thGBR14941Derian ScottAndy ScottSouthppaws‑16212166440
8thSUI14859Christina HaerdiCedric LandererFuchur12‑1741321142
9thCZE14981Jan JedlickaJiri GemperlePussy Magnet Included212‑177131347
10thBEL15140Bart MeynendonckxFrancis De RoeckGreat @venture11101098‑1948
11thCAN14911Pierre CarpentierThomas BirdTechnical Difficulties‑15781512951
12thCAN14766Debbie KirkbyGreg FergusonLine Dancer1361312‑14852
13thCAN15043Robert LevyJon Driver101311815‑1657
14thGBR15157Keith WalkerNicholas ReesFreya14149617(OCS)60
15thAUS15113Ben SchulzJoel MacKensieThe Wonky Donkey915181710‑2669
16thFRA14959Patrice OlivierJean‑François Nouel81914‑26181574
17thCAN15134Joe JospeTom Egli‑2121191119676
18thCAN15098Robert ThompsonFrancis WestlakeInfallible1718‑2318161281
19thCAN14768Bill StrathDave MunroPontificate‑23112121201790
20thSUI15063Mianne ErneManuela LiechtiCoppalin Ban20161623‑241893
21stGBR14964David MasonChris OglethorpeRumball18‑3320243210104
22ndCAN14757Robert WarrenGary BishopRevenge2620‑31301122109
23rdCAN15106Mark CummingsEvelyn ChisholmEeyore2222222222‑32110
24thCAN14464Laura MalondaWilliam KellyFriarballs‑282426192325117
25thCAN14482Hamish FergusonFraser KeithTutu To Tango2523‑29282121118
26thCAN14647Eric OwstonPeter KellyBlanco19291525‑3331119
27thRSA14877David LaingMark Dee2425‑27272620122
28thCAN15033Ken TichkowskyNeil TichkowskyURT29(OCS)25143127126
29thCAN13946Shannon GallinsEric Diller‑323030202823131
30thIRL14713Frank MillerEd ButlerBlind Squirrel(BFD)2728292928141
31stCAN14907Liz BrennanEvan MahLoose Cannon27(OCS)33322724143
32ndCAN14481Richard QuinlanLiam QuinlanConcorde312832‑342529145
33rdUSA15034Clay PoulsonLukas KlierQueso Suiza3026343130‑35151
34thCAN14680James CoxGed McLeanTangeroo33(OCS)24333434158
35thUSA11451Chandler OwenJeremy KennedyBenign Lesion353537‑403530172
36thCAN14678Philip LockerThomas LockerInvisiball3431‑38353837175
37thFRA14123Estébàn HernandezMathias SchlickManueba(DNC)3235364033176
38thCAN14915Thibault de ServignyJohn‑Thomas KellySleeping Beauty(DNS)3439373636182
39thCAN14465John McGuinnessFrançois FortierKnotty Boy3836‑41383738187
40thCAN1504Katherine WalkerDylan ScottMen In Black3637‑40393939190
41stGBR14872Barbara NewsonGuy NewsonMagiic373836‑414140192
42ndUSA12847Fred StewardSarah StewardEcologa(DNC)DNCDNFDNCDNCDNC215

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