2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire

2.4 mR in front of container port - 2014 IFDS World Championships
Tim Wilkes
2014 IFDS World Championship - An early start made all the difference for the world disabled sailing championship regatta underway in Halifax. Saturday's racing was 'a good day of quality racing' according to the Principal Race Officer, Rob Williams of Bedford, N.S., Canada.

The 2.4 mR class were located in the inner harbour near McNab's Island where they found wind enough for three races today. Matthew Bugg (AUS) moved up to fifth position by winning one of Saturday's races. Heiko Kroeger (GER) and Damien Seguin (FRA) are now tied at the top of the group after today's results. Helena Lucas (GBR) is two points back. Two races are scheduled for tomorrow when the championship will be decided.



On the SKUD-18 course, the Australian team who are 2012 London Paralympic gold medalists, Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch solidified their first place position with a first and two second place showings today. In second place, Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR) and in third, the Italian team of Marco Gualandris and Marta Zanetti. The Canadian team of John McRoberts and Jackie Gay are holding on to fourth place, which will guarantee Canada a spot in the Rio Paralympics in 2016.



On the Sonar course, the Canadian team of Paul Tingley, Scott Lutes and Logan Campbell fell out of first place. They hold down second place and will have a chance to recover tomorrow before the championship is decided. There is a four point spread between them and the leading team from France of Bruno Jourdren, Nicolas Viamont-Vicary and Eric Flaguel. The Australian Sonar team of Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden moved up into third position as a result of winning a race Saturday.



IFDS vice president and technical director of the regatta, Brian Todd noted the wind was shifty but 'the bands of pressure moving across the harbour' were predictable enough to allow racing to continue. 'The more racing we get in, the better. It makes for a clearer picture as to who is the real winner in this regatta and who will be able to perform as we move towards the next Paralympics,' said Todd.



Australian SKUD sailor wins race, against the odds

Another individual race victory that took place on the SKUD-18 course today has touched many people at the IFDS Worlds 2014 regatta. Australian Peter Beard and Rachel Cox caught the whole fleet by surprise when they sailed up the middle of the course and beat everyone to the finish line in Race 8. It was surprising given their earlier results.

But what made it so remarkable is the story behind this team. Peter Beard is suffering from multiple system atrophy, a neurological disorder for which there is no cure. While in hospital in 2013, he decided to set a goal to compete in the IFDS Worlds as a way of creating a reason to keep living and enjoy his life-long passion for sailing. Friends and family in the Brisbane area rallied to raise the funds needed to travel to Halifax so he could reach his goal, despite deteriorating health.



When the other members of the Australian team heard about the victory, they met his boat at the dock with a round of applause as they sailed in and the familiar 'Aussie Aussie Aussie' Oi Oi Oi chant. On the dock, the Australian team that is currently in first place in the SKUD competition, Liesl Tesch and Dan Fitzgibbon also presented Peter with an Australian Sailing T-shirt to recognize him as an honorary member of the national team.



Championship races on Sunday

With tight racing at the top of the fleets, Sunday's racing will decide the world championships. Race officials have moved up the start time again to have first signals at 1000 hrs with two races scheduled for 2.4 mR and Sonars, and one for SKUD-18.



 Sonar Day 5 Provisional Over all Result:
RankBow NumberSail NumberHelmCrew 1Crew 2CountryNatR1R2R3R4R5R6R7TotalNett
1st39FRA 840Bruno JourdrenNicolas Vimont-VicaryEric FlageulFrance(19.0 BFD)5.06.02.02.04.02.040.021.0
2nd24CAN 835Paul TingleyScott LutesLogan CampbellCanada3.04.03.01.05.0(12.0)9.037.025.0
3rd29AUS 1Colin HarrisonJonathan HarrisRussell BoadenAustralia10.02.02.04.0(12.0)1.07.038.026.0
4th30GBR 1John RobertsonHannah StodelSteve ThomasGreat Britain1.01.09.05.010.0(11.0)3.040.029.0
5th33GRE 1Vasileios ChristoforouTheodoros AlexasAnargiro NotaroglounGreece7.0(10.0)8.03.03.03.05.039.029.0
6th26GER 11Jens KrokerRobert PremSiegmund MainkaGermany(19.0 BFD)7.05.09.08.02.01.051.032.0
7th37NOR 1Marie SolbergAleksander Wang-HansenPer Eugen KristiansenNorway9.09.01.0(10.0)1.09.04.043.033.0
8th23USA 1Rick DoerrHugh FreundTim AngleUnited States4.06.04.06.013.06.0(17.0)56.039.0
9th32IRL 694John TwomeyIan CostelloeAustin O'CarrollIreland2.015.0(16.0)7.04.015.010.069.053.0
10th36ISR 1Dror CohenArnon EfratiShimon Ben-YakovIsrael5.011.011.011.0(14.0)13.06.071.057.0
11th22USA 810Andrew FisherBradley JohnsonMichael HerseyUnited States(19.0 BFD)3.07.015.016.07.013.080.061.0
12th34AUS 834Jamie DunrossRobert CridgeFrancis GaudinAustralia14.0(17.0)12.08.06.016.08.081.064.0
13th38ESP 1Paco Llobet BaccellsHectot Alvarez GarciaManuel Gimeno UgarteSpain12.08.0(14.0)13.09.08.014.078.064.0
14th25NZL 1Richard DodsonDavid BarnesAndrew MayNew Zealand(19.0 DSQ)13.013.012.07.05.016.085.066.0
15th21GBR 747Craig WoodSteve PalmerEdward SucklingGreat Britain8.012.015.0(16.0)11.010.015.087.071.0
16th27ITA 720Cristiano D'AgaroFabrizio SolazzoGianbacchisio PiraItaly6.014.010.0(19.0 DSQ)15.017.012.093.074.0
17th31JPN 3Shinya YamamotoJunichi OhnumaoNoriaki NishinoJapan11.016.0(19.0 DNF)14.017.014.011.0102.083.0
18th35ISV 3David FlahertyRobert BlackwellJim KerrUS Virgin Islands13.0(18.0)17.017.018.018.018.0119.0101.0
2.4mR Day 5 Provisional Overall Result:
RankBow NumberSail NumberHelmCountryNatR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8TotalNett
1st12GER 1Heiko KroegerGermany1.03.0(50.0 DNS)1.03.08.08.07.081.031.0
2nd16FRA 13Damien SeguinFrance(50.0 BFD)2.03.06.05.011.01.03.081.031.0
3rd08GBR 75Helena LucasGreat Britain2.06.07.04.0(8.0)2.07.05.041.033.0
4th01GBR 141Megan PascoeGreat Britain(50.0 BFD)5.01.09.02.013.02.09.091.041.0
5th22AUS 36Matthew BuggAustralia7.0(22.0)19.020.01.05.04.01.079.057.0
6th11NOR 1Bjørnar ErikstadNorway6.012.023.03.016.0(50.0 OCS)3.02.0115.065.0
7th49USA 88John RufUnited States9.011.04.0(50.0 DSQ)12.017.018.04.0125.075.0
8th17FRA 5Kevin CantinFrance5.01.018.013.010.0(32.0)19.010.0108.076.0
9th51CAN 39Bruce MillarCanada3.07.011.023.0(26.0)14.06.021.0111.085.0
10th15GER 44Lasse KlötzingGermany(50.0 BFD)15.016.014.09.012.09.011.0136.086.0
11th18PUR 14Julio RegueroPuerto Rico16.04.02.024.021.0(41.0)5.018.0131.090.0
12th40NZL 92Brett WillcockNew Zealand11.09.017.05.017.019.0(20.0)12.0110.090.0
13th34FIN 173Niko SalomaaFinland14.017.05.010.0(19.0)10.016.019.0110.091.0
14th33USA 145Ted GreenUnited States17.010.026.012.07.04.0(28.0)16.0120.092.0
15th14NED 1Barend KolThe Netherlands4.0(50.0 DSQ)13.019.013.024.024.08.0155.0105.0
16th02USA 165Daniel EvansUnited States(50.0 RET)18.030.011.014.06.023.06.0158.0108.0
17th10GBR 113John BrookerGreat Britain8.020.027.015.04.026.013.0(50.0 BFD)163.0113.0
18th25CZE 7Daniel BínaCzech Republic(50.0 BFD)14.09.026.018.016.021.014.0168.0118.0
19th09AUT 1Sven ReigerAustria15.024.08.07.029.030.012.0(31.0)156.0125.0
20th38ESP 15Arturo Montes VorcySpain23.026.06.018.023.0(28.0)15.020.0159.0131.0
21st55ITA 104Antonio SquizzatoItaly(50.0 BFD)19.028.017.025.018.011.013.0181.0131.0
22nd35NZL 1Paul FrancisNew Zealand(50.0 BFD)27.010.02.06.050.0 OCS14.027.0186.0136.0
23rd26GBR 124Jonathan CurrellGreat Britain22.0(50.0 DNC)24.08.011.023.026.023.0187.0137.0
24th30GBR 3Will StreetGreat Britain13.08.036.029.0(50.0 BFD)9.022.022.0189.0139.0
25th06POL 7Piotr NowakPoland12.0(38.0)12.016.035.07.037.029.0186.0148.0
26th31ESP 509Rafael Andarias BuiguesSpain19.025.014.021.0(31.0)20.025.024.0179.0148.0
27th13GBR 142Carol DugdaleGreat Britain20.013.015.028.015.031.0(41.0)28.0191.0150.0
28th37RUS 4Nikolai UliashevRussia21.023.021.0(40.0)33.015.033.015.0201.0161.0
29th47ARG 1Juan Fernandez OcampoArgentina(50.0 BFD)50.0 DSQ22.027.020.01.017.034.0221.0171.0
30th46ARG 3Matias PaillotArgentina18.0(39.0)31.035.022.021.027.017.0210.0171.0
31st32ESP 7Antonio Maestre HernandezSpain10.030.025.0(50.0 DNS)30.025.010.050.0 BFD230.0180.0
32nd39ESP 16Borja MelgarejoSpain27.0(36.0)34.022.024.022.030.030.0225.0189.0
33rd05USA 142Charles RosenfieldUnited States24.028.0(38.0)25.028.029.031.025.0228.0190.0
34th50POL 8Piotr CichockiPoland(50.0 BFD)29.020.030.042.03.034.035.0243.0193.0
35th21AUS 38Neil PattersonAustralia(50.0 BFD)16.043.032.027.037.038.026.0269.0219.0
36th03USA 118Tim RipleyUnited States(50.0 BFD)21.029.037.034.033.039.033.0276.0226.0
37th27CAN 88Aaron Wong-SingCanada28.033.035.034.032.0(43.0)32.040.0277.0234.0
38th19BRA 837Antonio Santa RosaBrazil26.034.040.033.0(48.0)36.042.032.0291.0243.0
39th24CAN 7Stacie LouttitCanada(50.0 BFD)43.032.045.036.027.029.038.0300.0250.0
40th42CAN 12Christine LavalleeCanada25.0(50.0 DNF)33.036.041.042.036.039.0302.0252.0
41st04CAN 19Siobhan MacDonaldCanada29.031.039.039.043.038.0(45.0)37.0301.0256.0
42nd45CAN 22Peter EagarCanada31.0(42.0)37.038.037.039.035.041.0300.0258.0
43rd36RUS 7Elena BelodedovaRussia(50.0 BFD)35.041.031.039.050.0 DSQ40.036.0322.0272.0
44th44KOR 1Yun ByeongHwanSouth Korea35.040.0(50.0 DSQ)41.038.034.043.042.0323.0273.0
45th23CAN 18Audrey KobayashiCanada33.032.044.046.040.035.0(47.0)45.0322.0275.0
46th29JPN 1Masakazu SutoJapan30.0(50.0 OCS)45.043.045.040.046.043.0342.0292.0
47th28USA 160Kevin HolmbergUnited States32.044.046.0(47.0)46.045.044.044.0348.0301.0
48th07ISV 1Antonio SanpereUS Virgin Islands34.037.047.044.047.0(50.0 DNC)50.0 DNC50.0 DNC359.0309.0
49th43CAN 09Joseph GerlinskyCanada(50.0 BFD)41.042.042.044.044.050.0 DNF50.0 BFD363.0313.0

2.4mR Day 5 Final Overall Result:
RankBow NumberSail NumberHelmCountryNatR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8TotalNett
1st12GER 1Heiko KroegerGermany1.03.0(50.0 DNS)1.03.08.08.07.081.031.0
2nd16FRA 13Damien SeguinFrance(50.0 BFD)2.03.06.05.011.01.03.081.031.0
3rd08GBR 75Helena LucasGreat Britain2.06.07.04.0(8.0)2.07.05.041.033.0
4th01GBR 141Megan PascoeGreat Britain(50.0 BFD)5.01.09.02.013.02.09.091.041.0
5th22AUS 36Matthew BuggAustralia7.0(22.0)19.020.01.05.04.01.079.057.0
6th11NOR 1Bjørnar ErikstadNorway6.012.023.03.016.0(50.0 OCS)3.02.0115.065.0
7th49USA 88John RufUnited States9.011.04.0(50.0 DSQ)12.017.018.04.0125.075.0
8th17FRA 5Kevin CantinFrance5.01.018.013.010.0(32.0)19.010.0108.076.0
9th51CAN 39Bruce MillarCanada3.07.011.023.0(26.0)14.06.021.0111.085.0
10th15GER 44Lasse KlötzingGermany(50.0 BFD)15.016.014.09.012.09.011.0136.086.0
11th18PUR 14Julio RegueroPuerto Rico16.04.02.024.021.0(41.0)5.018.0131.090.0
12th40NZL 92Brett WillcockNew Zealand11.09.017.05.017.019.0(20.0)12.0110.090.0
13th34FIN 173Niko SalomaaFinland14.017.05.010.0(19.0)10.016.019.0110.091.0
14th33USA 145Ted GreenUnited States17.010.026.012.07.04.0(28.0)16.0120.092.0
15th14NED 1Barend KolThe Netherlands4.0(50.0 DSQ)13.019.013.024.024.08.0155.0105.0
16th02USA 165Daniel EvansUnited States(50.0 RET)18.030.011.014.06.023.06.0158.0108.0
17th10GBR 113John BrookerGreat Britain8.020.027.015.04.026.013.0(50.0 BFD)163.0113.0
18th25CZE 7Daniel BínaCzech Republic(50.0 BFD)14.09.026.018.016.021.014.0168.0118.0
19th09AUT 1Sven ReigerAustria15.024.08.07.029.030.012.0(31.0)156.0125.0
20th38ESP 15Arturo Montes VorcySpain23.026.06.018.023.0(28.0)15.020.0159.0131.0
21st55ITA 104Antonio SquizzatoItaly(50.0 BFD)19.028.017.025.018.011.013.0181.0131.0
22nd35NZL 1Paul FrancisNew Zealand(50.0 BFD)27.010.02.06.050.0 OCS14.027.0186.0136.0
23rd26GBR 124Jonathan CurrellGreat Britain22.0(50.0 DNC)24.08.011.023.026.023.0187.0137.0
24th30GBR 3Will StreetGreat Britain13.08.036.029.0(50.0 BFD)9.022.022.0189.0139.0
25th06POL 7Piotr NowakPoland12.0(38.0)12.016.035.07.037.029.0186.0148.0
26th31ESP 509Rafael Andarias BuiguesSpain19.025.014.021.0(31.0)20.025.024.0179.0148.0
27th13GBR 142Carol DugdaleGreat Britain20.013.015.028.015.031.0(41.0)28.0191.0150.0
28th37RUS 4Nikolai UliashevRussia21.023.021.0(40.0)33.015.033.015.0201.0161.0
29th47ARG 1Juan Fernandez OcampoArgentina(50.0 BFD)50.0 DSQ22.027.020.01.017.034.0221.0171.0
30th46ARG 3Matias PaillotArgentina18.0(39.0)31.035.022.021.027.017.0210.0171.0
31st32ESP 7Antonio Maestre HernandezSpain10.030.025.0(50.0 DNS)30.025.010.050.0 BFD230.0180.0
32nd39ESP 16Borja MelgarejoSpain27.0(36.0)34.022.024.022.030.030.0225.0189.0
33rd05USA 142Charles RosenfieldUnited States24.028.0(38.0)25.028.029.031.025.0228.0190.0
34th50POL 8Piotr CichockiPoland(50.0 BFD)29.020.030.042.03.034.035.0243.0193.0
35th21AUS 38Neil PattersonAustralia(50.0 BFD)16.043.032.027.037.038.026.0269.0219.0
36th03USA 118Tim RipleyUnited States(50.0 BFD)21.029.037.034.033.039.033.0276.0226.0
37th27CAN 88Aaron Wong-SingCanada28.033.035.034.032.0(43.0)32.040.0277.0234.0
38th19BRA 837Antonio Santa RosaBrazil26.034.040.033.0(48.0)36.042.032.0291.0243.0
39th24CAN 7Stacie LouttitCanada(50.0 BFD)43.032.045.036.027.029.038.0300.0250.0
40th42CAN 12Christine LavalleeCanada25.0(50.0 DNF)33.036.041.042.036.039.0302.0252.0
41st04CAN 19Siobhan MacDonaldCanada29.031.039.039.043.038.0(45.0)37.0301.0256.0
42nd45CAN 22Peter EagarCanada31.0(42.0)37.038.037.039.035.041.0300.0258.0
43rd36RUS 7Elena BelodedovaRussia(50.0 BFD)35.041.031.039.050.0 DSQ40.036.0322.0272.0
44th44KOR 1Yun ByeongHwanSouth Korea35.040.0(50.0 DSQ)41.038.034.043.042.0323.0273.0
45th23CAN 18Audrey KobayashiCanada33.032.044.046.040.035.0(47.0)45.0322.0275.0
46th29JPN 1Masakazu SutoJapan30.0(50.0 OCS)45.043.045.040.046.043.0342.0292.0
47th28USA 160Kevin HolmbergUnited States32.044.046.0(47.0)46.045.044.044.0348.0301.0
48th07ISV 1Antonio SanpereUS Virgin Islands34.037.047.044.047.0(50.0 DNC)50.0 DNC50.0 DNC359.0309.0
49th43CAN 09Joseph GerlinskyCanada(50.0 BFD)41.042.042.044.044.050.0 DNF50.0 BFD363.0313.0

Sonar Day 5 Final Overall Result:
RankBow NumberSail NumberHelmCrew 1Crew 2CountryNatR1R2R3R4R5R6R7TotalNett
1st39FRA 840Bruno JourdrenNicolas Vimont-VicaryEric FlageulFrance(19.0 BFD)5.06.02.02.04.02.040.021.0
2nd24CAN 835Paul TingleyScott LutesLogan CampbellCanada3.04.03.01.05.0(12.0)9.037.025.0
3rd29AUS 1Colin HarrisonJonathan HarrisRussell BoadenAustralia10.02.02.04.0(12.0)1.07.038.026.0
4th30GBR 1John RobertsonHannah StodelSteve ThomasGreat Britain1.01.09.05.010.0(11.0)3.040.029.0
5th33GRE 1Vasileios ChristoforouTheodoros AlexasAnargiro NotaroglounGreece7.0(10.0)8.03.03.03.05.039.029.0
6th26GER 11Jens KrokerRobert PremSiegmund MainkaGermany(19.0 BFD)7.05.09.08.02.01.051.032.0
7th37NOR 1Marie SolbergAleksander Wang-HansenPer Eugen KristiansenNorway9.09.01.0(10.0)1.09.04.043.033.0
8th23USA 1Rick DoerrHugh FreundTim AngleUnited States4.06.04.06.013.06.0(17.0)56.039.0
9th32IRL 694John TwomeyIan CostelloeAustin O'CarrollIreland2.015.0(16.0)7.04.015.010.069.053.0
10th36ISR 1Dror CohenArnon EfratiShimon Ben-YakovIsrael5.011.011.011.0(14.0)13.06.071.057.0
11th22USA 810Andrew FisherBradley JohnsonMichael HerseyUnited States(19.0 BFD)3.07.015.016.07.013.080.061.0
12th34AUS 834Jamie DunrossRobert CridgeFrancis GaudinAustralia14.0(17.0)12.08.06.016.08.081.064.0
13th38ESP 1Paco Llobet BaccellsHectot Alvarez GarciaManuel Gimeno UgarteSpain12.08.0(14.0)13.09.08.014.078.064.0
14th25NZL 1Richard DodsonDavid BarnesAndrew MayNew Zealand(19.0 DSQ)13.013.012.07.05.016.085.066.0
15th21GBR 747Craig WoodSteve PalmerEdward SucklingGreat Britain8.012.015.0(16.0)11.010.015.087.071.0
16th27ITA 720Cristiano D'AgaroFabrizio SolazzoGianbacchisio PiraItaly6.014.010.0(19.0 DSQ)15.017.012.093.074.0
17th31JPN 3Shinya YamamotoJunichi OhnumaoNoriaki NishinoJapan11.016.0(19.0 DNF)14.017.014.011.0102.083.0
18th35ISV 3David FlahertyRobert BlackwellJim KerrUS Virgin Islands13.0(18.0)17.017.018.018.018.0119.0101.0

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