Champalimaud (POR) new leader of Dragon Gold Cup

Cascais Dragon Gold Cup 2008

Manuel Champalimaud is the new leader of the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup. The Portuguese sailor was eighth in the championship’s fourth race and has a three point advantage from Poul Richard Hoj Jensen, Theis Palm and Andrew Mordem and 8,7 from Robert Campbell, Matt Walker and Jonathan Hill, both from Great Britain.

Champalimaud with Mark Hart and Ed Streeter are showing an impressive regularity and reached the first place. An unexpected result as Champalimaud says:

'I didn’t expect to be the leader. Here, there are 74 crews that can win. My crew is doing a fantastic job. We’re a real team and all the decisions are made as a team. I think that’s the main reason why we’re so regular and sailing so well.'

Champalimaud doesn’t feel any extra pressure to win the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup: 'I just want keep sailing calmly, as I’ve been doing these days', says the helm of 'Mar'.

Lars Hendriksen, George Leonchuk and Martin Leifelt, from Ukraine scored a 1st place in Race 4, on a 12 mile course, with the south wind blowing 6 to 8 knots. Russia’s Maxim Semerkhanov, Dmitri Tereshkin and Russian Formichev were second and Ireland’s Don O’Donoghue, Brian Mathews and Mark Pettitt, ended third.

Thursday the fleet will have one race, starting at 14:00h.

Dragon Gold Cup - Positions after 4 races

 PlaceSail NoHelmCrew Points1234
1POR-42Manuel ChampalimaudMark Hart / Ed Streeter6316191414
2GBR-735Poul Richard Hoj JensenTheis Palm / Andrew Mordem661026228
3GBR-688Robert CampbellMatt Walker / Jonathan Hill71,727155,724
4DEN-166Tom CarlsenMark Flint / Philipp Skafte-Holm78,411,73411,721
5GBR-716Gavia Wilkinson-CoxJon Mortimer / Ron Rosenberg794531615
6UKR-8Eugeniy BraslavetsSergey Timokhov / Claus Olesen812602926
7UKR-9Lars HendriksenGeorge Leonchuk / Martin Leifelt821730350
8SUI-288Robert StanjekMarkus Koy / Friedemann Nisch8222103713
9RUS-77Inna ShternbergYury Bozhedomov / Petr Zakharov9036291510
10UKR-7Markus WieserThomas Auracher / Sergei Pugatchev918213230
11GER-976Dirk DavidStefan Abel / Mark Bayer9834143020
12RUS-31Emelianov KonstantinMikhail Senatorov / Alexandz Prokorov10518222837
13RUS-44Artiom KuznetsovVladimir Silkin / Georgy Shayduko1130322655
14GER-1036Max GlasWolfi Steuer / Simon Ramstetter11629252735
15POR-47Henrique AnjosVasco Serpa / Pedro Costa Alemão11938331731
16RUS-71Maxim SemerkhanovDmitri Tereshkin / Ruslan Formichev1234237413
17GER-996Thomas MullerVincent Hoesch / Maximillian Scheibmair124,48111,72011,7
18RUS-25Alexey KrylovVlad Kapitonov / Alexey Bushuev1281920881
19USA-310Edward SawyerMartin Payne / William Willet130,75,7234359
20GBR-723Quentin StraussNigel Young/Lars Wegener13350431327
21GBR-708Len JonesClaus Hoj Jensen / Jaime Lee13348481819
22RUS-81Mikhail ApukhtinLeonid Klepikov / Alexander Mironov13330182461
23GER-1042Philip DohseOliver Mose / Jan Scharfetter1363738358
24RUS-27Anatoly LoginovAlexander Shalagin / Andrei Kirilyuk13649314016
25RUS-47Igor SkalinValery Zatsarinskiy / Oleg Edokimenko13731443428
26POR-51Filipe SilvaJoaquim Moreira / Miguel Pinto1394760032
27DEN-391Jorgen SchonherrJan Eli Gravad / Christian Videbaek1413595722
28RUS-35Oleg KhoperskyVictor Fogelson / Eugeny Ivanov14157175017
29SUI-296Harro KniffkaMichael Lipp / Michael Koch1423286141
30GER-1056Burkhard KeesePhil Blin / Jorg Moesnang14235404423
31DEN-266Frank BergSoren Nielsen/ Soren Kaestel145,7605,71070
32SUI-297Ulli LiborFrank Butzmann / Stefan Hellriegel15643135644
33IRL-204Don O`DonoghueBrian Mathews / Mark Pettitt157,71358815,7
34POR-55Jose MatosoCharles Nankin / Afonso Marques16014524549
35RUS-1Arnold ShternbergArtem Smirnov / Alexander Andrianov16544503338
36POR-146Jorge PinheiroFrederico Pinheiro de Melo / Francisco Mourão16641473147
37RUS-96Mikhail MuratovValentin Uvarkin / Viacheslav Varnachkin16956493925
38NED-305Bram de WildeHenri Boere / Gijs Evers17139615318
39FRA-365Louis UrvoisGwen Chapalian / Jimmy Pahun17151532146
40POR-56Miguel MagalhãesJorge P. Melo / José Magalhães17146672533
41GER-1009Ulrich MatthiesenMichael Nesselhauf / Jorg Fischer17233245263
42MON-11Christian BoillotLionel Pean / Gerad Le Goff17352413842
43RUS-2Sergey MaslovVladimir Krutskikh / Aleksandr Ezhkov17440165464
44POR-49Francisco LacerdaDiogo Lacerda / Diogo Pereira17562461948
45RUS-45Sergey YazikovIgor Frolov / Vladimir Liubomirov17823634250
46DEN-380Peter WarrerEric Orsted / Thomas Sorensen18721428143
47SWE-338Stefan WinbergBosse Ahlstrom / Peter Casso18725368145
48GER-972Christian KrauseneckerKarl Ibscher / Lasr Walter19320755939
49POR-34Fernando BelloJorge Moya / Tiago Geraldes19624554968
50POR-57Mario QuinaFernando Passeiro / Eric Vandame19915694867
51RUS-69Olga WhiteIgor Ivaskintsov / Alexey Murashkin19953704729
52SWE-342Bjorn OsterblomPeje Emilsson / Bo Kaijser20228356475
53POR-58José Duarte BelloHenrique Costa e Silva / Miguel Cardoso20558395553
54NED-309Guus de GrootRichard van Rij / Hay Winters20964276652
55GER-1043Cian O`CarrollThomas Hill/Kane Williamson21571652356
56RUS-32Andrey SamoylovLeonid Altukhov / Manat Nevlyutov22554746334
57POR-54António Mardel CorreiaPedro Rebelo de Andrade / Bernardo Santos22663664651
58GER-1044Horst-Wilhelm StrohRudiger Karsten / Katharina Stroh22855683669
59HKG-50Phyllis ChangLowell Chang / Lars Gelbjerg-Hansen22874565840
60POR-36Patrick Monteiro de BarrosPedro Beckert / Paulo Bastos24059727336
61POR-50Pedro Mendes LealPedro Pinheiro de Melo / Jorge Ferlov25365716057
62GBR-575Richard DaviesTitch Blachford / Patrick Welton25661547071
63RUS-6Alexander ShmidAlexander Yanin / Mikhail Markin25867456779
64GBR-730Thomas OlrogClaire Sowry / Philip Catmur25969288874
65AUS-206Gordon IngateChristine Ingate / Robert Alp25981626254
66POR-46Francisco Pinheiro de MeloVicente Pinheiro de Melo / Francisco Ramada26168805162
67MON-2Jens RathsackBjorn Oestreich / Nina Rathsack27381516576
68GBR-690Stephane BasedenPascal Buli-Debat / Franck Corbiere27372577173
69POR-53Fernando NogueiraFernando Gamboa / Morgan Nogueira27970777260
70BEL-69Michael Van CallwelaertJan de Bie/Lien de Bien28175647666
71RUS-80Andriy LitsynskyyVladimir Makaron / Andriy Golvoko28366787465
72POR-23Filipe LoureiroMiguel Tavares / Luis Vasconcelos Dias29576736977
73POR-27Antonio VianezAndre Bravo/Henrique Lopes Cardoso/Filipe Talone30081796872
74POR-40Pedro Almeida LopesJoão Almeida Lopes / António Santos Matos30273767578
 
The Cascais Dragon Gold Cup is part of Cascais Vela 2008 project and counts with the participation of 74 boats, representing 16 countries and is considered as the most important and prestigious regatta of the International Dragon Class, which returns to Cascais 10 years after it was held here in 1998.
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