For the 19th International Flying Fifteen World Championships, having lost Day two to typhoon Krosa, the race management team was on station early today, with a target of two races in order to get back on track for a Thursday finish. Krosa left a confused sea and some dreach weather in its wake, with a shifty 10 to 14kt breeze which tracked from 040 to 070 degrees in the space of 20 minutes.
Flying 15 Worlds 2013 Fleet.
Having set the line in his customary spot, Race Officer Jerry Rollin was forced to move it forward as a ship was anchored on the port lay line, however both committee boat and pin end managed to reset before the scheduled display of the attention signal at 1155hrs.
The first attempt at a start featured a mass of ‘Fifteens going OCS, resulting in a black flag restart. This time all boats were clear and El Toro charged into the lead, ahead of Ineffable and Steve Goacher, with Graham Vials rounding the windward mark in fourth place.
Talking after the race, Vials noted that 'conditions were tricky – there was a big swell with a bit of time and a shifty breeze' but that didn’t prevent him drawing up to the front by the leeward mark rounding to set up a private battle with the Jerwoods, which was settled in favour of Ineffable. Meanwhile Always forever was holed in a port/ starboard with Aussie Falcon, forcing her to retire from the day’s racing. RHKYC boatyard staff are hard at work trying to repair the damage in time for tomorrow’s racing.
With the wind tracking round another 20 degrees, the line was set again for Race four, with Rollin looking to get one race ahead of the schedule and take the pressure off for the remaining three days of racing.
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Unhappy with the line, the RO AP’d just before the start and after moving for the pin end, restarted the sequence. Once again the fleet struggled with the combination of tide and swell and once again a general recall was signaled.
After an increase in line length, another attempt at a start with the black flag displayed at the preparation signal – a clutch of boats was again over towards the centre of the line with two being identified and scored BFD. The lucky ones made it to the next restart, but it was a case of déjà vu, yet another general recall and five more boats scored BFD. Finally, at the fourth time of asking, the depleted fleet made a clean start, with Hong Kong-ers Cosmas Grelon and Rory Godman making it to the windward mark in first place.
By the leeward mark, Foof had taken up its customary position at the front of the fleet, closely followed by Steve Goacher, with Noisy Forefather in third. On the same leg, My Fair Lady was holed in a port/ starboard with the appropriately named Kerfuffle, but chose to carry on racing with a sizeable hole in her hull – surprisingly, she managed to finish ahead of three other boats scoring 39 in the process.
The series is shaping up to be a keen contest between Vials, Jerwood, Goacher and Alan Bax, with Vials sitting pretty on a seven point cushion after scoring a 2-1 today. The Jerwoods are on 12 after a 1-2 and Goacher is on 20. Top Hong Kong competitor is Simon Pickering in 15th on Ffact or Ffiction, with 18 year old Cosmas Grelon just one point behind in 16th.
Flying 15 Worlds 2013
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Fleet in action at the Flying 15 Worlds 2013
Flying 15 Worlds 2013 teams in action.
Flying 15 Worlds 2013
|Provisional Results Race 4 at 18:15hrs|
|Rank||Prefix||Sail No.||Bow||Boat Name||Helm||Crew||Elapsed||Points|
|1||GBR||4004||1||Foof||Graham Vials||Chris Turner||01:17:00||1|
|2||AUS||3986||50||Ineffable||Nick Jerwood||Janet Jerwood||01:19:16||2|
|3||GBR||4019||11||Pure Magic||David Tabb||Chewey Sherrell||01:20:53||3|
|4||AUS||3684||40||The Wife's Ffault||Matthew Owen||Andrew Reed||01:21:03||4|
|5||GBR||4021||13||TBA||Steve Goacher||Phil Evans||01:21:45||5|
|6||GBR||3998||10||Alan Bax||Chris Hewkin||01:23:48||6|
|7||HKG||3722||25||Noisy Forefather||Cosmas Grelon||Rory Godman||01:24:05||7|
|8||AUS||3992||52||Glamour Buoys||Gregory Leaversuch||Peter Barblett||01:24:10||8|
|9||AUS||3989||51||Fast Lane 4||John Wilson||David Tucker||01:24:19||9|
|10||AUS||3982||49||Storyteller||Christopher Paterson||Rupert Leslie||01:25:35||10|
|11||HKG||3882||29||No Name||Koichi Yamamoto||Shinji Ishiwata||01:26:20||11|
|12||AUS||3880||44||Where The Bl**dy Hell Are You||Craig Rainey||Ian Rainey||01:26:24||12|
|13||AUS||4010||53||Mr Fox||Jade lane||William Ian Lane||01:26:26||13|
|14||AUS||3855||43||Fflashpoint||Peter Rooke||Martin Arrowsmith||01:27:32||14|
|15||AUS||3620||39||Casper||Howard Faulks||Nick Faulks||01:27:43||15|
|16||GBR||3936||7||Smooth and Stoned||Steve Douthwaite||Paul Averley||01:27:50||16|
|17||AUS||3964||47||Fforeigner||Simon Lucas||Aileen Lucas||01:27:56||17|
|18||GBR||4020||12||Freaking Fantabulous||Graham Scroggie||Ben Scroggie||01:29:40||18|
|19||AUS||3797||42||Changing Lanes||David Swan||Matt Elliot||01:29:58||19|
|20||HKG||3997||34||Tomffoolery||Tom Sheppard||Peter Barker||01:30:04||20|
|21||GBR||3539||3||Hakuna Matata||John Hanson||Helen Selden||01:30:20||21|
|22||HKG||4015||35||Uffa Fox Ache||Barry Hayes||Sheridan Teasel||01:30:35||22|
|23||AUS||3930||45||Aussie Falcon||Dale Collings||Glenn Scheen||01:30:39||23|
|24||NZL||3754||37||Business||Sandra Williams||Graeme Robinson||01:31:32||24|
|25||HKG||3305||18||Ffact or Ffiction||Simon Pickering||Rafael Buitre||01:32:15||25|
|26||GBR||3692||4||fentura||Nick Heath||Pippa Noon||01:32:43||26|
|27||GBR||3939||8||Athol||Athol King||Trevor Bellis||01:32:55||27|
|28||HKG||3981||32||Tchaikoffsky||Howard Williams||Huw Riley||01:33:04||28|
|29||GBR||627||2||Vamoose||Bobby Salmond||Robert Till||01:33:11||29|
|30||ESP||3735||16||Pathffinder||Michael Clough||Hendrik Penndorf||01:33:37||30|
|31||HKG||3701||24||Puff'n Stuff||David Chow||Mark Lyons||01:33:55||31|
|32||HKG||3830||27||Squiffy||Joe Nelson||David Bone||01:33:59||32|
|33||HKG||3468||23||Zest||Chris Howard||Andrew Howard||01:34:43||33|
|34||GBR||3901||5||Freewheelin'||Mike Kilbee||Tony Cox||01:34:50||34|
|35||HKG||3500||21||FFatal Attraction||Murray Latham||Nigel Davis||01:34:52||35|
|36||HKG||3979||31||Kerfuffle||Carlyon Knight-Evans||Lucy Sutro||01:35:08||36|
|37||AUS||3545||38||Frequent Flyer||Jennifer Sims||Andrew Wallace||01:35:16||37|
|38||HKG||3828||26||Ffirecracker||Naoki Ishihara||Martin Heath||01:36:15||38|
|39||HKG||3533||22||My Ffair Lady||Brian Henderson||Ben Muskett||01:36:24||39|
|40||HKG||3304||17||Skiver||Louis Brink||Thomas Issac||01:36:25||40|
|41||HKG||3469||20||Frantic Forties||Wai Chuen Chan||Jack Leung||01:36:26||41|
|42||HKG||3415||19||Fflippin' Muppets||Kunihiro Fukushima||Motokazu Nlshimura||01:36:51||42|
|43||AUS||3933||46||El Toro||Grant Alderson||Dean McAullay||BFD||53|
|43||GBR||3920||6||Betty||Greg Wells||Andrew Jameson||BFD||53|
|43||GBR||3953||9||Fforca del Vento||Robert Hogben||Glyn Morgan||DNS||53|
|43||AUS||3972||48||PHAROS Financial Group||Ashley Smith||Adam Kingston||BFD||53|
|43||AUS||3743||41||Spot the Difference||Greg Tonnison||Steve Roberts||BFD||53|
|43||IRL||4002||15||Afloat.ie||John Lavery||David O'Brien||DNC||53|
|43||GBR||4022||14||Always Fforever||Andy Goddard||Mal Hartland||DNC||53|
|43||NZL||3714||36||jaffa||Andrew Taylor||Greg Taylor||BFD||53|
|43||HKG||3876||28||French Fries||Akira Takada||Wataru Takada||BFD||53|
|43||HKG||3990||33||FfreeFire 90||Sam Chan||Nick Atkinson||BFD||53|