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2023 Contender World Championship at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club - Day 3

by Ed Presley 20 Jan 08:38 GMT 16-20 January 2023

Day 3 of the 50th International Contender World Championship saw only two of the intended three races achieved with fickle winds causing race 3 of the day to be abandoned.

To bring the racing back on schedule, four races are intended to be sailed on Thursday commencing at 10:00am.

Those fickle winds suited some however with two new faces taking home the wins as Grant Robinson and Joey Randall made use of what was out there. Simon Barwood continued to climb with a second and at last Luca Bonezzi the Italian champion showed his form with a second as well.

At the end of today, Mark Bulka remains in the top spot on 11 points even with a less than perfect 5, 5 scorline by his standards, with RFBYC's Simon Barwood currently in second on countback ahead of Andre Webster, both sitting on 16 points after the first drop.

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Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelm(Nat)R1R2R3R4R5Pts
12457BALANCEMark Bulka(AUS)2225[5]11
22237BLACK TIESimon Barwood(AUS)4[25]32716
32578CEST SI BONAndre Webster(AUS)3[14]43616
42486TRATTORE ARRABBIATOLindsay Irwin(AUS)7166[8]20
52676EUGENEGrant Robinson(AUS)118[16]1323
62442WILDCATPaul Green(AUS)5559[10]24
72434SOCIALLY DISTANTMatt Mulder(AUS)191[17]1627
82565HECTORJohn Lindholm(AUS)9398[19]29
92323POTHOLEJames Ellis(AUS)61284[15]30
102468PREGO PREGOCallum Burns(AUS)10411[15]934
112560NO DIGGITYJeff Owen(AUS)[13]11771136
1240BONEZZISAILINGLuca Bonezzi(ITA)12[20]1213239
132540BALANCERichard Whittaker(AUS)8[15]10101341
142444RETURNJohn Humphries(AUS)1416[17]14448
152518BFWAndrew Chisholm(AUS)(RET)618111752
162575KNOTPASHAJoseph Randall(AUS)151324(UFD)153
172AUDAXMark Thorborg(NED)1810[20]181258
182482MAHEEGANKenneth Mackenzie(AUS)16[22]14161460
192777CENTOStephen Eshman(AUS)21(DNC)13202074
202648FLIPPERNed Lindholm(AUS)(RET)1715212376
212136RIVA DERCIIan Bowman(AUS)19721(DNC)(DNC)82
222785HORTONJames Blackburn(NZL)222119[25]2183
232630NEXT BLUEPim Langendijk(NED)(DNC)2425191886
241483SWEATY BETTYScott Wilson(AUS)17[27]22242689
252564T-T-T-TOTALLY WIREDMichael Edmonds(AUS)(RET)26(DNF)122295
262776LA VELOCITAIan Kirkwood(AUS)NC)18(RET)2324100
272687BLUE GREYJohn Fickling(AUS)(RET)28232825104
282164AGAINST ALL ODDSSteven Clarke(AUS)(DNC)19(RET)22(UFD)111
292494PEN15Richard Shallcross(AUS)2023(RET)(DNC)(DNC)113
3024WHY NOTReinhart Klemens Opitz(GER)(DNC)29(RET)2628118
312238NEOPNEEKeith Spencer(AUS)(DNC)(DNC)(RET)2727124
32=1585FLYING SOLOClinton Watkins(AUS)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)140
32=2130FAT TULIPGene Donraadt(AUS)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)140

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