Byte CII Worlds 2013 - Championship off to a perfect start

2013 Byte CII Pre Worlds
2013 Byte CII Worlds at Sail Newport, Rhode Island USA runs from August 24 to 28, 2013. 38 boats lined up for the Narragansett Bay area start with a record 22 countries represented in the three race Pre-World series.

PRO Anderson Reggio sent the fleet off in a 12-15 knot northerly on a double windward leeward course that, after three races, had really sorted out the pecking order.

The Byte Class likes to do a full series as a warm up and not just a single practice race. The latter usually results in the lead boats heading home at the weather mark or after the first round and little is learned by the competitors or, as importantly, by the Race Committee.

For several teams this was their first regatta in a Byte and the three race series was welcomed. Competitors dropped one race and their placing on the day is now entered as their first race in the Worlds.

Jonatan Vadnai from Hungary, fresh from the Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds, where he placed second overall sailed a perfect day with a 2, 1, 1 dropping the second. Not far behind was Singapore sailor Bernie Chin, who was sixth at the same event, counting a 1, 3 and tied in third were Peer Dill of Bermuda and the US 2013 Byte champion Henry Marshall.

Rounding out the top five was Pavle Zivanovic from Croatia with a 3, 5. These are currently the top five male qualifying countries for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China.

Top female was Cecilia Wollmann from Bermuda with a strong sixth. She was followed by Maria Erdi, Hungary in ninth place overall, Odile van Aanholt, Nederlands in 12th, Florence Allan, Cayman in 16th and Celeste Lugtmeijer, Dominican Republic in 17th. At present these are the five female country qualifiers.

Vadnai HUN leads Marshall USA, Chin SIN and Zivanovic CRO at the first weather mark - 2013 Byte CII Pre-Worlds


The ranking after three races, with a drop, counts as the first race score in the main event beginning on Sunday morning on Narragansett Bay.'

A maximum of thirteen World Championship races are scheduled with Race One being the competitors placing in the Pre- Worlds. There will be a maximum of four races per day on each of Race Days Two, Three, Four, and Five, Sunday August 25th thru Wednesday 28th August.

Once five races are completed from race day two onwards a single worst result drop will come in, after nine races, two worst race results will be dropped.

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2013 Byte CII Pre-World Championship- PRELIMINARY RESULTS

  

 

Total

Pos

Sail

Skipper

Country

1

2

3

Points

1

3418

Vadnai, Jonatan

Hungary

[2]

1

1

2

2

3441

Chin, Bernie

Singapore

1

[7]

3

4

3

1316

Dill, Peter

Bermuda

[5]

4

2

6

4

3177

Marshall, Henry

United States of America

[4]

2

4

6

5

3420

Zivanovic, Pavle

Croatia

3

[5]

5

8

6

1029

Wollmann, Cecilia

Bermuda

[8]

3

8

11

7

3191

Chew, Justin

Singapore

[16]

6

9

15

8

3417

Punjamala, Chusitt

Thailand

6

[17]

10

16

9

3419

Erdi, Maria

Hungary

7

11

[13]

18

10

3

Nordquist, Arvid

Sweden

13

[19]

7

20

11

3040

McDermot, Andres

Cayman Islands

9

[12]

11

20

12

3257

Van Aanholt, Odile

Netherlands

15

9

[24]

24

13

3188

Mikkola, Martin

Finland

[19]

10

15

25

14

2457

Jackson, Jesse

Cayman Islands

20

[25]

6

26

15

3221

Vittecoq, Justin

Canada

18

8

[23]

26

16

2246

Allan, Florence

Cayman Islands

12

15

[22]

27

17

20

Lugtmeijer, Celeste

Dominican Republic

[14]

13

14

27

18

3423

Maksimov, Georgi

Bulgaria

10

18

[20]

28

19

3184

Ang, Christopher

Singapore

17

[20]

12

29

20

3437

Yom, Samantha

Singapore

[24]

14

19

33

21

2353

Bertran, Pablo

Cayman Islands

11

26

[27]

37

22

327

Morrell, Sam

British Virgin Islands

[29]

23

17

40

23

3172

Gittens, Scott

Barbados

23

[27]

18

41

24

3425

Seifert, Leopoldo

Mexico

26

[28]

16

42

25

24

Smith, Benn

Bermuda

[27]

22

21

43

26

3415

De Souza, Paul

Bahamas

22

21

[31]

43

27

3178

Von Koskull, Jacob

Finland

[30]

16

28

44

28

3427

Affoo, Abigail

Trinidad & Tobago

21

[31]

25

46

29

3300

Raguet, Capucine

France

25

24

[26]

49

30

3141

McKenzie, Scott

US Virgin Islands

28

30

[32]

58

31

2888

Cooper, Chase

Bermuda

[32]

29

30

59

32

3426

Medina, Juan Luis

Mexico

34

[37]

29

63

33

3422

Hinkovska, Viktoriya

Bulgaria

31

32

[33]

63

34

3057

Gronblom, Alexander

Finland

33

33

[35]

66

35

413

Clarke, Paige

US Virgin Islands

[36]

35

34

69

36

3110

Low, Jasime

Singapore

35

36

[37]

71

37

3197

Lee, Candice

Singapore

[38]

34

38

72

38

4

De Lulio, Romina

Ecuador

37

[39/DNF]

36

73

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