Please select your home edition
Edition
Wildwind 2016 728x90

19th International Flying Fifteen World Championships day 4

by Lindsay Lyons, RHKYC Media on 5 Nov 2013
Graham Vials edges Alan Bax at the leeward gate - Flying 15 Worlds 2013 © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/
At the 19th International Flying Fifteen World Championships, having pushed racing to the point where he was the maximum permissible one race ahead, the Worlds RO, Jerry Rollin, was able to relax a little today with the requirement for one race, in a target time of 120 minutes.

After yesterday’s grizzly conditions, ‘overcast grey’ seemed like a distinct improvement, accompanied by 15 to 20kts of appreciably cooler north easterly breeze and the odd patch of blue sky.

Race management may have felt slightly redundant today, as the fleet posted an ‘all clear’ start at the first time of asking, with El Toro setting the early pace, reaching the windward mark in just over 20 minutes, ahead of Steve Goacher, The Wife’s fault and Foof.

An 11 minute downwind leg saw Foof sneak into third, with Alan Bax taking up fifth position, but 20 minutes later, the Ineffable’s rounded in fifth place, holding Betty in sixth.


Given the longer target time, the pin boat weighed anchor and motored to the windward end of the course to lay a finish line, allowing the team to view some of the man overboard and emergency rigging procedures practiced by the ‘Fifteens, including one crew going up the mast after the main halyard – no mean feat in the washing machine conditions of the Lamma patch.

With the sun breaking through, the breeze started to lighten and five minutes inside the target time El Toro coasted home at the top of the finish board, a mere 16 seconds ahead of Goacher, with Matthew Owen / Andrew Reed a minute behind. Betty and Foof had a fierce battle to the finish, with Betty making fourth by the narrowest of margins, relegating Graham Vials to an unaccustomed (but discardable) fifth.

Nick and Janet Jerwood have shown remarkable consistency in both the Nationals and the Worlds and posted a sixth today, however after five races, with El Toro able to discard their BFD score, the overall standing show Vials in first on 5 points, ahead of El Toro and Ineffable on 12 apiece. With two races remaining, the 19th International Flying Fifteen World Championship is still anyone’s for the taking.

Top Hong Kong boat is currently Noisy Forefather, helmed by Cosmas Grelon, in 18th overall with fact or fiction in 21st and Uffa Fox Ache in 24th.











Provisional Elapsed Times Race 5
Rank Prefix Sail No. Bow Boat Name Helm Crew Elapsed Points
1 AUS 3933 46 El Toro Grant Alderson Dean McAullay 01:54:47 1
2 GBR 4021 13 TBA Steve Goacher Phil Evans 01:55:03 2
3 AUS 3684 40 The Wife's Ffault Matthew Owen Andrew Reed 01:55:56 3
4 GBR 3920 6 Betty Greg Wells Andrew Jameson 01:56:32 4
5 GBR 4004 1 Foof Graham Vials Chris Turner 01:56:33 5
6 AUS 3986 50 Ineffable Nick Jerwood Janet Jerwood 01:56:45 6
7 GBR 3998 10   Alan Bax Chris Hewkin 01:57:06 7
8 GBR 4019 11 Pure Magic David Tabb Chewey Sherrell 01:58:30 8
9 GBR 3953 9 Fforca del Vento Robert Hogben Glyn Morgan 01:58:52 9
10 AUS 3992 52 Glamour Buoys Gregory Leaversuch Peter Barblett 01:58:56 10
11 AUS 3930 45 Aussie Falcon Dale Collings Glenn Scheen 02:00:05 11
12 GBR 3936 7 Smooth and Stoned Steve Douthwaite Paul Averley 02:00:09 12
13 AUS 3855 43 Fflashpoint Peter Rooke Martin Arrowsmith 02:00:10 13
14 AUS 3982 49 Storyteller Christopher Paterson Rupert Leslie 02:00:17 14
15 AUS 3743 41 Spot the Difference Greg Tonnison Steve Roberts 02:00:33 15
16 AUS 3972 48 PHAROS Financial Group Ashley Smith Adam Kingston 02:01:08 16
17 GBR 4020 12 Freaking Fantabulous Graham Scroggie Ben Scroggie 02:01:10 17
18 AUS 3797 42 Changing Lanes David Swan Matt Elliot 02:01:27 18
19 AUS 3880 44 Where The Bl**dy Hell Are You Craig Rainey Ian Rainey 02:01:43 19
20 HKG 3981 32 Tchaikoffsky Howard Williams Huw Riley 02:01:46 20
21 FRA 3722 25 Noisy Forefather Cosmas Grelon Rory Godman 02:02:51 21
22 GBR 3539 3 Hakuna Matata John Hanson Helen Selden 02:03:04 22
23 HKG 4015 35 Uffa Fox Ache Barry Hayes Sheridan Teasel 02:03:11 23
24 NZL 3714 36 jaffa Andrew Taylor Greg Taylor 02:03:13 24
25 AUS 4010 53 Mr Fox Jade lane William Ian Lane 02:03:24 25
26 GBR 4022 14 Always Fforever Andy Goddard Mal Hartland 02:03:29 26
27 AUS 3989 51 Fast Lane 4 John Wilson David Tucker 02:03:42 27
28 HKG 3997 34 Tomffoolery Tom Sheppard Peter Barker 02:04:27 28
29 HKG 3882 29 No Name Koichi Yamamoto Shinji Ishiwata 02:04:28 29
30 HKG 3305 18 Ffact or Ffiction Simon Pickering Rafael Buitre 02:05:24 30
31 AUS 3620 39 Casper Howard Faulks Nick Faulks 02:05:30 31
32 HKG 3876 28 French Fries Akira Takada Wataru Takada 02:05:41 32
33 HKG 3701 24 Puff'n Stuff David Chow Mark Lyons 02:05:42 33
34 GBR 3901 5 Freewheelin' Mike Kilbee Tony Cox 02:06:15 34
35 AUS 3964 47 Fforeigner Simon Lucas Aileen Lucas 02:06:16 35
36 GBR 3692 4 fentura Nick Heath Pippa Noon 02:06:24 36
37 ESP 3735 16 Pathffinder Michael Clough Hendrik Penndorf 02:06:32 37
38 GBR 3939 8 Athol Athol King Trevor Bellis 02:06:35 38
39 HKG 3979 31 Kerfuffle Carlyon Knight-Evans Lucy Sutro 02:07:37 39
40 HKG 3830 27 Squiffy Joe Nelson David Bone 02:08:05 40
41 HKG 3469 20 Frantic Forties Wai Chuen Chan Jack Leung 02:10:51 41
42 HKG 3990 33 FfreeFire 90 Sam Chan Nick Atkinson 02:11:16 42
43 AUS 3545 38 Frequent Flyer Jennifer Sims Andrew Wallace 02:11:39 43
44 HKG 3500 21 FFatal Attraction Murray Latham Nigel Davis 02:12:29 44
45 HKG 3828 26 Ffirecracker Naoki Ishihara Martin Heath 02:31:38 45
46 NZL 3754 37 Business Sandra Williams Graeme Robinson DNF 53
46 IRL 4002 15 Afloat.ie John Lavery David O'Brien DNC 53
46 GBR 627 2 Vamoose Bobby Salmond Robert Till DNS 53
46 HKG 3304 17 Skiver Louis Brink Thomas Issac DNC 53
46 HKG 3533 22 My Ffair Lady Brian Henderson Ben Muskett DNC 53
46 HKG 3468 23 Zest Chris Howard Andrew Howard DNF 53
46 HKG 3415 19 Fflippin' Muppets Kunihiro Fukushima Motokazu Nlshimura DNF 53
X-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 3Harken AUS HL Snatch Block 660x82Southern Spars - 100

Related Articles

Comanche on the warpath for Transpac record
Jim Clark’s 100-foot Comanche has joined fleet of 62 entries preparing for Transpacific YC’s biennial LA-Honolulu race Jim Clark’s 100-foot Comanche has recently joined the fleet of 62 entries currently preparing for the 49th edition of the Transpacific YC’s biennial LA-Honolulu race, with one goal: to set a new race record. This 100-foot carbon fiber ocean greyhound designed by VPLP/Verdier and built by Hodgdon Yachts in 2014 was created to be quite simply the fastest sailing yacht in the world
Posted today at 5:29 am
Countdown to Transpac - Under 70 days to go
With just under 70 days to go to the first start of 49th biennial Transpac, skippers and sailors, are all working hard With just under 70 days to go to the first start of the 49th biennial Transpac, skippers and sailors, sponsors, families, spectators and organizers from the Transpacific YC are all working hard on their preparation tasks for this classic 2225-mile race from LA to Honolulu. In all, 63 monohull and multihull entries from seven countries around the Pacific and beyond are now entered
Posted today at 5:17 am
The Jules Verne trophy in the hands of Francis Joyon and his crew
Never really at ease hen the spotlight is on him, Francis Joyon admits he has not really been looking back. Francis Joyon and the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran, Clément Surtel, Alex Pella, Bernard Stamm, Gwénolé Gahinet, with just Sébastien Audigane missing, received the Jules Verne Trophy, the amazing sculpture which seems to float in the air created by the American Thomas Shannon, in the very prestigious Naval Museum (Musée de la Marine) in Paris.
Posted on 28 Apr
RC44 Sotogrande Cup – Rain does not stay on the plain
Rain of Old Testament magnitude descended on Spain's Costa del Sol for day two. While the wind was not excessive Even as RC44 crews and race management surfaced for their breakfast this morning, it was evident that the onshore easterly breeze, that had been blowing all night, had caused the sea state to build to the extent that waves were already breaking over the harbour wall.
Posted on 28 Apr
28th May announced as the America’s Cup Endeavour Day
The America’s Cup Endeavour Program is the America’s Cup’s ambitious youth sailing and educational program The America’s Cup Endeavour Program is the America’s Cup’s ambitious youth sailing and educational program, dedicated to inspiring everybody who engages with the initiative and to leaving a sporting legacy in Bermuda that has a strong, positive impact on the community.
Posted on 28 Apr
Challenging Qingdao tests Extreme Sailing Series fleet in Act 2 opener
As the fleet of seven crews hit the water the wind was down to just a couple of knots, delaying the start of racing. China's Olympic Sailing City is renowned for its tricky weather conditions that can catch sailors off guard with sudden changes – and the opening day of Act 2 Qingdao 'Mazarin Cup' was a prime example.
Posted on 28 Apr
Extreme Sailing Series – Team Oman Air promise to bounce back
Qingdao is notorious for delivering tricky conditions that can change in an instant, and that's just what happened today After almost two hours of bobbing around waiting for enough wind to allow action to commence, a solid 15-knot breeze swept over the seven-strong fleet allowing three races to be held.
Posted on 28 Apr
RYA announces new Olympic Performance Manager
The RYA is delighted to complete its World Class Programme management team with the appointment of Mark Robinson Robinson, who joins the British Sailing Team in June from a Performance Manager role at Australian Sailing, takes on the post vacated by Stephen Park OBE and will lead the world’s leading Olympic sailing nation as it continues its quest for medal success in Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
Posted on 28 Apr
Australian Sailing Hall of Fame nominations now open
Nominations now open for Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame initiative, ]announced by Australian Sailing Nominations are now open for the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame initiative, which was announced late last year by Australian Sailing, is being established in collaboration with the Australian National Maritime Museum. Nominations for the inaugural induction are being accepted until 5pm Friday 16 June 2017.
Posted on 28 Apr
RC44 PRO earns his bucks on snakes and ladders opening day
Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Nonetheless Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio read his crystal ball well enough to stage four races on this course which uniquely has Europe, Gibraltar and North Africa as a backdrop.
Posted on 28 Apr