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Fireball World Championship at Pointe Claire Yacht Club - Day 4

by Isaac Marsh 30 Aug 2019 07:11 BST 25-30 August 2019

Race 7 started in around 8-10 knots of breeze, building throughout the race. The first beat was hard to call with boats getting into different shifts and pressures on both sides of the course.

It was Claude and Ruedi who rounded first, with Derian and Andy 2nd and Martin and Roman 3rd. The tight first reach was offset by a very broad second reach and the Swiss continued to extend their lead throughout the race. The final run turned very biased towards port tack with Martin and Roman taking second and Ian and Richard pulling up to third.

Race 8 started in the perfect range of 15-18 knots and the dreaded individual recall, however the fleet lead by Ian and Richard made it up to the top mark and enjoyed two flat out exciting reaches. The breeze held for the race, still throwing out shifts to keep the fleet on its toes. Ian and Richard extended their lead to take a comfy win, followed by Heather and Chris then Ludovic and Remy.

Overall the front remains extremely tight with Heather and Chris dropping into second, only one point shy of Ian and Richard. There's a 6 point gap from 1st to Claude and Ruedi in 3rd, but with the second drop coming in tomorrow, it's possible for any of the top 3 to win the championships. More breeze is forecast for the last day so we will see how things pan out!

Results after Day 4:

PosNatSail NoHelmCrewBoat NameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stGBR15161Ian DobsonRichard WagstaffOrchitis1‑553133117
2ndAUS15152Heather MacfarlaneChris PayneRLO433141‑11218
3rdSUI14799Claude MermodRuedi Moser511‑10921423
4thFRA14917Ludovic CollinRemy Thuillier‑6422555326
5thCZE15019Martin KubovyRoman RocekKriplkara3974772‑1039
6thGBR15162Isaac MarshOliver DavenportTinderella78653‑147541
7thGBR14941Derian ScottAndy ScottSouthppaws‑1621216644650
8thCZE14981Jan JedlickaJiri GemperlePussy Magnet Included212‑177131310764
9thSUI14859Christina HaerdiCedric LandererFuchur12‑17413211131166
10thBEL15140Bart MeynendonckxFrancis De RoeckGreat @venture11101098‑1981268
11thGBR15157Keith WalkerNicholas ReesFreya14149617(OCS)61480
12thCAN14911Pierre CarpentierThomas BirdTechnical Difficulties157815129‑161581
13thCAN15043Robert LevyJon Driver1013118151614(DNF)87
14thAUS15113Ben SchulzJoel MacKensieThe Wonky Donkey915181710‑2612990
15thCAN15134Joe JospeTom Egli‑212119111969893
16thCAN14766Debbie KirkbyGreg FergusonLine Dancer1361312148(DNF)DNC109
17thFRA14959Patrice OlivierJean‑François Nouel81914261815(DNF)16116
18thCAN15098Robert ThompsonFrancis WestlakeInfallible171823181612‑2521125
19thCAN14768Bill StrathDave MunroPontificate231121212017‑2617130
20thSUI15063Mianne ErneManuela LiechtiCoppalin Ban201616232418‑2828145
21stGBR14964David MasonChris OglethorpeRumball18‑33202432102319146
22ndRSA14877David LaingMark Dee2425‑272726201513150
23rdCAN14757Robert WarrenGary BishopRevenge2620‑313011222022151
24thCAN15106Mark CummingsEvelyn ChisholmEeyore2222222222‑323018158
25thCAN14482Hamish FergusonFraser KeithTutu To Tango25232928212117‑30164
26thCAN14647Eric OwstonPeter KellyBlanco19291525‑33311929167
27thCAN15033Ken TichkowskyNeil TichkowskyURT29(OCS)251431272220168
28thCAN14464Laura MalondaWilliam KellyFriarballs282426192325‑3125170
29thIRL14713Frank MillerEd ButlerBlind Squirrel(BFD)27282929282123185
30thCAN14481Richard QuinlanLiam QuinlanConcorde312832‑3425291824187
31stCAN13946Shannon GallinsEric Diller32303020282329‑33192
32ndCAN14907Liz BrennanEvan MahLoose Cannon27(OCS)333227242726196
33rdUSA15034Clay PoulsonLukas KlierQueso Suiza3026343130‑353227210
34thCAN14680James CoxGed McLeanTangeroo33(OCS)243334342435217
35thCAN14678Philip LockerThomas LockerInvisiball3431‑383538373432241
36thUSA11451Chandler OwenJeremy KennedyBenign Lesion353537‑4035303634242
37thGBR14872Barbara NewsonGuy NewsonMagiic373836‑4141403531258
38thFRA14123Estébàn HernandezMathias SchlickManueba(DNC)3235364033TLETLE262
39thCAN14915Thibault de ServignyJohn‑Thomas KellySleeping Beauty(DNS)343937363637TLE262
40thCAN1504Katherine WalkerDylan ScottMen In Black36374039393933(TLE)263
41stCAN14465John McGuinnessFrançois FortierKnotty Boy38364138373838(TLE)266
42ndUSA12847Fred StewardSarah StewardEcologa(DNC)DNCDNFDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC301

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