Byte CII World Championship days 3 and 4

2008 Byte CII World Championship
On the third day of competition at the 2008 Byte CII World Championship, winds continued to drop and, on Thursday, they were just below planing for all but the very lightest who did manage some spurts. Again, Jon Emmett (GBR) demonstrated his huge talent in all conditions by winning all four races.

The course was two triangles for Race 10 and the top of the fleet all came in from the left, led by Emmett. At the top mark, he let off his kicker - completely, unfortunately - and the rope unreeved. With a jury rig he maintained his lead to the end. second was Shevaun Sethi (SIN) having her best result so far. Mary Stamp (GBR), the oldest competitor at 68, was out on the water for the first time with a very respectable 18th. Fengyi Lei (SIN) had his worst race to date with an eighth, now dropped - an indication of how consistent he has been. Other than these three, competitor placings were fairly consistent with their results to date. Michael Louzada had another altercation with Hannah Bloor (GBR) and lost his sixthplace in a DSQ. third went to Herman Nurfendi (SIN), fourth Bloor (GBR), fifth Rezel (SIN) and sixth Nicholson (CAN).

Emmett won the pin in Race 11 but was over the line early. After returning, he worked the centre of the course as the fleet had gone left. He was third at the weather mark, took one on the reaches and took the last two upwind. Sethi(SIN) took another second place, Lei(SIN) another uncharasteristic eighth (dropped) and Herman Nurfendi(SIN) his lowest placing so far with a sixth which he has dropped. third was Eugene Woo (SIN), fourth Michael Louzada, fifth Tom Nicholson (CAN) and sixth Ian Rezel (SIN).

Race12 Emmett nearly lost. He tacked over onto port too soon near the top and several, including Louzada (BRA), went a bit further. He arrived fourth at the weather mark, got two back on the reaches, one more upwind, but Louzada held him off all the way until just at the finish line. Louzada had sailed high on the last reach home while Emmett sailed a straight line to the finish and that was the difference. third was Nurfendi(SIN), fourth Lei (SIN) and fifth Nicholson (CAN).

Emmett lead Race 13 from start to finish although very close behind there was very close racing between Singapore and Canada. Herman Nurfendi (SIN) had his best finish with a second, Fengyi Lei (SIN) took third, Tom Nicholson (CAN) fourth and Eugene Woo (SIN) finished pretty well on his average scores with the fifth.

Jon Emmett (GBR) sailed the last two races of the Championship even though he did not need to do so - a very nice touch from a classy competitor. He won race 14, 15 was thrown out and he ended up with 12 first place finishes after dropping a first and a third. Hard to beat!

The racing conditions today were questionable and the second race should probably not have been started at all. The fleet already had 13 races in the bag with two drops but 15 races would give competitors a third drop. It was not to be. Only one race was scored on the day.

Overall Results:
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Rank

Tally

Sail No

Helm

Club

Total    

Nett

1st

74

2946

Jon Emmett

WPNSA

16.0

12.0

2nd

60

SIN 2959

Lei Fengyi

 

61.0

39.0

3rd

58

SIN 2957

Herman Nurfendi Bin Awmad

 

53.0

41.0

4th

54

BRA 3130

Michael Louzada

EVV

78.0

49.0

5th

72

855

Hannah Blore

Gresford SC

90.0

65.0

6th

62

SIN 2956

Ian Bryce Rezel

 

86.0

67.0

7th

57

2958

Woo Chung Hin Eugene

 

90.0

67.0

8th

53

CAN 3129

Thomas Nicholson

RKYC

117.0

88.0

9th

50

CAN 3127

Sacha Roberts

FBYC/COSA

153.0

120.0

10th

63

406

Richard William Whitehouse

Combs Sailing Club

168.0

133.0

11th

79

1636

Eddie Pope

Littleton SC

174.0

137.0

12th

73

1490

Chris Tack

Tynemouth

193.0

140.0

13th

65

1637

Gordon Kevan

Blackpool & Fleetwood

180.0

146.0

14th

51

485

Alan Roberts

Midland SC

204.0

147.0

15th

61

SIN 3126

Shevaun Su-Lyn Sethi

 

203.0

158.0

16th

70

USA 3128

Bill Tieman

 

214.0

175.0

17th

78

1453

Ruth Tayler

Warsash

228.0

179.0

18th

77

2620

Chris Rees

Warsash

242.0

193.0

19th

59

SIN 3125

Germaine Teo Wei Yin

SAFYC

238.0

194.0

20th

66

1663

Maggie Futcher

Weston SC

271.0

224.0

21st

55

850

Olwen Binks

Weston SC

294.0

240.0

22nd

68

2616

Sarah Gregson

Frampton on Severn

292.0

244.0

23rd

76

894

Ian Ayres

Rollsby Broad SC

307.0

245.0

24th

69

3078

Hilary Ross Watson

BCYC

330.0

268.0

25th

52

BRA 3131

Amandio Rampinelli

LIC

355.0

295.0

26th

56

2628

Lydia Frew

Hawley Lake

362.0

300.0

27th

75

2623

Karen Thompson

Mudeford SC

368.0

306.0

28th

67

GBR 2888

Mary Stamp

Royal Harwich YC

375.0

313.0

29th

64

2618

Rachel Marden

Blackwater SC

376.0

314.0

30th

71

CAN 3132

Alwyn Hughes

Venture SC

416.0

354.0

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