Bill Beaver (USA) leads IC Worlds after day 1

IC Worlds 2008
International Canoe
Bill Beaver of the USA leads the International Canoe Worlds after day 1. Beaver had a first and second to lead by one point from Hayden Virtue of Australia, who scored a third and first.

The IC Worlds are being held at the McCrae YC, Australia. Australian boats took the thrid and fourth slots after the first day, Tim Wilson in third and Seth Dundar in fourth. Fifth overall is Johan Elfstrom (SWE) and sixth Colin Brown (GBR).

The racing was very close in the standard IC. The first race went to Beaver with a four second win over Wilson, with Virtue third. Virtue took the second race with a five second victory over Beaver, with Dunbar eight seconds back in third place. Six boats did not finish.

Chris Maas of the USA won both of the Development Canoe races, he leads from Steve Clark of the USA, who took second in both races. Aliststair Warren (GBR) is in third overall after a sixth and a third.

Mass won the first DC race by five minutes from Clark, with Oliver Moore (USA) third. In the second race Mass again won but Clark closed the gap to less than two minutes. Alistair Warren (GBR) took third place. Seven boat did not finish.

In the Asymmetric Canoe event, John Robson won both races to lead from Peter Mclaren (GBR), with Tobias Kunz (GER) in third place.

International Canoe - positions after 2 races
Pos Country Sail No Helm R1 R2 Nett
1 USA 219 Bill Beaver 1 2 3 pts
2 AUS 20 Hayden Virtue 3 1 4 pts
3 AUS 16 Tim Wilson 2 5 7 pts
4 AUS 14 Seth Dunbar 6 3 9 pts
5 SWE 101 Johan Elfström 5 4 9 pts
6 GBR 299 Colin Brown 4 6 10 pts
7 AUS 18 Christian Knott 9 9 18 pts
8 GER 74 Eckhardt Pagel 12 7 19 pts
9 GBR 295 Colin Newman 8 13 21 pts
10 GER 56 Peter Ullmann 10 11 21 pts
11 AUS 8 Alex Kalin 14 10 24 pts
12 POL 1 Mikey Radziejowski 13 12 25 pts
13 USA 220 George Saunders 7 24F 31 pts
14 GER 68 Roger Regitz 24F 8 32 pts
15 GBR 233 Mike Shreeve 11 24F 35 pts
16 GBR 256 Felicity Robson 24F 14 38 pts
17 USA 202 Christopher Moore 15 24F 39 pts
18 AUS 7 Jim Reeder 16 24F 40 pts
19 USA 230 Samel Moore 17 24F 41 pts
20 AUS 12 Frank Raisin 18 24F 42 pts
21 GBR 312 Simon Allen 24S 24C 48 pts
21 AUS 9 Kevin Knott 24F 24C 48 pts
21 AUS 13 Kyle Knott 24C 24C 48 pts

Asymmetric Canoe - positions after 2 races
Pos Country Sail No Helm R1 R2 Nett
1 GBR 283 John Robson 1 1 2 pts
2 GBR 280 Peter McLaren 3 2 5 pts
2 GER 73 Tobias Kunz 2 3 5 pts

Development Canoe - positions after 2 races
Pos Country Sail No Helm R1 R2 Nett
1 USA 242 Chris Maas 1 1 2 pts
2 USA 239 Steve Clark 2 2 4 pts
3 GBR 308 Alistair Warren 6 3 9 pts
4 USA 92 David Clark 8 5 13 pts
5 USA 241 Willy Clark 7 6 13 pts
6 USA 243 Des Olsen 10 4 14 pts
7 USA 240 Oliver Moore 3 14F 17 pts
8 AUS 21 Phil Stevenson 4 14F 18 pts
9 GBR 311 Phil Robin 5 14F 19 pts
10 USA 244 John Kells 9 14F 23 pts
11 AUS 216 Jonathan Emonson 11 14F 25 pts
12 AUS 25 Geoff Harman 12 14F 26 pts
13 CAN 235 Rob Paterson 14F 14F 28 pts
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