Contender World Championship 2014- Bulka wins after protest

Mark Bulka, winner of the Pre-Worlds pushing hard
Jantine Vogel
The final race of the Contender Worlds 2014, being sailed out of Belmont 16 foot skiff club on Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney Australia. A good day for the big boys with a 25 knot south east wind gusting to 30.

Brett Holly was a comfortable first around the top mark only to be overtaken by Matt Mulder on the first reach. As expected Matt was clear ahead at the finish.

Jono Neale appeared to clinched the title with a second in today's race despite not being one of the heavy weights. Mark Bulka finished third.

Jono Neate, subject to protest was the the 2014 Contender World Champion, it would be his second title, he won in Brisbane in 2010.

Bulka's capsize in the prestart of race 9 appeared to have cost him the 2014 title, he finished second overall.

Christoph Homier, from Germany went into the final day in third place but the win by Mulder and Homier's nineth place saw him pushed down into fourth place overall with Mulder taking third place on the podium.

Italian Andrea Bonezzi seven times World Champion who has been struggling in the light wind races proved once again that he is still a very capable Contender sailor once the wind freshens by finishing a close fourth in today's race.

Only 45 boats managed to finish in the testing conditions.

However drama ashore, a protest from Mark Bulka against Jono Neate.

Bulka protested Neate for an incident on the first reach in race 10. Neate was the windward boat. Contact claimed between end Neate's boom and Bulka's back. Bulka won the protest with member of the jury having witnessed the incident.

Mark Bulka is the 2014 Contender World Champion. Second is Jono Neate, third is Matt Mulder

CONTENDER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 Hosted By Belmont 16ft Sailing Club Ltd FINAL RESULTS Updated:  25/01/2014  18:41:00
Series Results [Elapsed Time] up to Race 10 (Drops = 2)
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperSectionSers ScoreRace 10Race 9Race 8Race 7Race 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1AUS2571BALANCEMark BulkaOpen21.02.05.02.01.06.0[8.0]1.0[6.0]1.03.0
2AUS2323AUS2323Jono NeateOpen25.0[68.0Q]1.03.02.08.04.0[68.0F]3.02.02.0
3AUS2408CHEWBACCAMatthew MulderOpen34.01.04.01.06.0[34.0]10.02.04.06.0[30.0]
4GER551SCHROEDERChristoph HomeierOpen35.08.03.04.03.02.0[17.0]3.05.07.0[17.0]
5AUS2575KNOTASHADaniel KohlmanOpen57.07.06.010.012.05.07.07.0[36.0]3.0[26.0]
6ITA2561TALEA 2013Antonio LambertiniOpen58.0[16.0]10.011.014.01.01.06.0[14.0]5.010.0
7ITA11RONSTANAndrea BonezziOpen58.03.02.07.0[68.0F]19.02.05.01.019.0[24.0]
8AUS2468BELLA ANNAGeoffrey FisherOpen66.06.011.020.08.0[38.0]5.0[68.0F]7.04.05.0
9GBR2420CARRIESimon MussellOpen77.04.07.014.05.0[23.0]16.08.02.021.0[37.0]
10AUS1753STACEYPhillip EvansMasters86.010.09.019.013.0[30.0]12.04.010.0[28.0]9.0
11NED9VERHALLENPaul VerhallenOpen93.012.012.09.09.011.0[24.0]14.011.015.0[15.0]
12AUS2434STEALTHMichael BrownOpen100.0[20.0]18.012.07.016.011.0[68.0O]8.016.012.0
13GBR2315HOLDENBen HoldenOpen108.011.08.05.04.0[29.0][43.0]10.015.027.028.0
14ITA40BONEZZILuca BonezziOpen114.014.014.0[28.0]19.07.025.015.0[68.0F]9.011.0
15GER2555FAJRANTJoachim HarpprechtMasters118.032.0[39.0][35.0]23.03.015.013.016.012.04.0
16NED2371HEYNENRene HeynenOpen118.019.0[22.0]21.015.010.020.0[24.0]9.011.013.0
17NED2401WESTERMANWinfred WestermanOpen121.018.0[38.0][42.0]31.04.019.016.019.08.06.0
18GBR2572STORMTROOPEREd PresleyOpen126.015.019.016.010.0[41.0]6.017.018.025.0[32.0]
19AUS2530COOKClay CookOpen126.09.020.08.011.012.0[29.0]21.027.018.0[68.0B]
20AUS2237BLACK TIESimon BarwoodOpen137.0[26.0]16.06.016.020.021.09.0[68.0O]24.025.0
21AUS2263CHI CHI CHARLI B'INSRichard BattenOpen147.013.015.024.025.0[68.0R][33.0]29.013.010.018.0
22AUS2421MORTENSEN SAILSJosh MortensenOpen160.017.028.015.018.0[35.0][39.0]11.022.033.016.0
23GBR678WILLY DO ITTommy HootonOpen166.031.0[44.0]37.0[40.0]17.030.020.017.013.01.0
24AUS2486HITHER & YONDavid LeaskOpen166.024.013.017.017.032.014.0[68.0O]23.026.0[68.0B]
25GBR2522RAPTORChris BoshierOpen169.5[46.0N]26.025.028.0[36.0]9.022.528.023.08.0
26AUS2566ATB MORTONHarry MortonJunior172.027.024.027.029.09.03.0[68.0C][68.0F]32.021.0
27AUS2320SLAMMERChristopher JonesMasters180.023.030.0[36.0]30.015.026.018.0[37.5]31.07.0
28NED2RISTRETTOMark Thorborg 200.033.021.0[34.0][37.0]28.018.0N26.025.022.027.0
29NED3LOCTUDEALBart ThorborgOpen202.030.0[68.0C][68.0C]26.022.018.012.012.051.031.0
30AUS2204DEEPER WATERJeff OwenOpen215.025.031.031.021.024.027.030.026.0[40.0][47.0]
31AUS2577PARISPaul CohenMasters219.0[68.0F]37.032.032.031.022.025.020.0[41.0N]20.0
32AUS2565CLOUD CARBrett HollyOpen232.05.017.013.024.068.0C[68.0C][68.0C]21.050.034.0
33AUS1752FLIPPERJohn LindholmOpen234.022.023.022.022.039.0[56.0]28.034.0[47.0N]44.0
34AUS2437MAINTAIN THE RAGEScott MunroOpen237.021.034.030.027.0[44.0]36.027.024.0[45.0]38.0
35AUS2411CRUISINGRoss BrennanMasters238.528.040.0[43.0]34.042.0[45.0]22.529.029.014.0
36ITA1111VALIANTEmilio BettaMasters249.038.035.033.036.018.035.019.035.0[48.0][68.0B]
37AUS2548HBJonathon VandervoortMasters250.0[68.0F][47.0]46.043.013.023.034.032.014.045.0
38AUS2179I'M IN A MEETINGRoger GrimesOpen266.0[68.0F]27.039.035.033.031.0[68.0F]44.034.023.0
39GBR712FOXY LADYRodger WhiteMasters279.068.0F[68.0C][68.0C]49.014.032.036.041.017.022.0
40GBR666PRINCE OF DARKNESSBill HootonMasters279.0[68.0F][45.0]38.041.025.040.032.031.039.033.0
41AUS2521BEAKAdam BrettOpen285.036.029.023.039.0[45.0]42.035.039.0[47.0]42.0
42ITA20ASCIUGATIAntonio MartiniOpen287.039.0[43.0][47.0]42.021.041.039.040.030.035.0
43AUS2136RIVA DERCIIan BowmanOpen293.5[68.0F]48.0[52.0]44.027.028.031.037.537.041.0
44AUS2349OUTRAGEOUS 2Stephen IannaMasters294.037.033.029.0[48.0]40.037.042.030.046.0[51.0]
45AUS2281SMOKE ON THE WATERScott McInerneyOpen309.068.0F32.018.020.0[68.0F]38.041.042.0[68.0F]50.0
46AUS2443HUPChristopher McDonaldOpen314.0[68.0F][68.0C]49.047.026.034.037.049.043.029.0
47AUS2142TAKE IT EAZIERIan MartinOpen322.034.042.040.033.046.049.033.045.0[49.0N][53.0]
48NZL1329FRANTICDavid HarrisonOpen344.043.041.048.046.0[55.0][51.0]38.047.035.046.0
49AUS2562ORCASean ManaghOpen346.029.025.026.038.053.057.068.0F50.0[68.0F][68.0F]
50AUS2208NAUTI BOUYPatrick MooreJunior347.035.036.041.045.050.044.0[68.0F]43.053.0[55.0]
51AUS2567THE BLACK PEARLGlenn DaltonMasters372.042.046.050.0[53.0]49.048.043.046.0[52.0]48.0
52UAE1641RUEFENACHTJacqueline RuefenachWomens375.068.0F[68.0C][68.0C]57.037.046.045.048.038.036.0
53GBR2318OLD DOGAlan MollattMasters376.0[68.0C][68.0C]56.058.043.047.040.051.041.040.0
54AUS2196BATTLESHIPAndrew IannaOpen395.0[68.0C]49.045.056.047.050.044.052.0[68.0R]52.0
55AUS2250FOR SALEJohn McLeanMasters397.040.0[68.0F]44.051.054.053.048.053.054.0[59.0]
56AUS1583FLY BY WIREAndrew ButlerMasters398.0[68.0F]50.055.055.048.052.046.0[57.0]49.043.0
57AUS231RONNIES BOATRobert StentaOpen414.044.051.053.050.057.055.047.0[68.0F]57.0[58.0]
58AUS230THE BREAKERJames MeggisonOpen434.0[68.0F]52.054.054.056.058.051.055.0[59.0]54.0
59AUS2517DUTCHIEJames VandervoortJunior437.068.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C[68.0C][68.0F]58.020.019.0
60AUS265BULLET TRAINBryce ReidOpen463.068.0C53.051.052.068.0C68.0F49.054.0[68.0C][68.0F]
61AUS1328GAYLEStephen BrierlyOpen466.068.0F68.0C[68.0F][68.0F]52.054.052.056.060.056.0
62GER2622TIMES LIKE THESEConny SchilloWomens484.068.0C68.0C68.0C60.051.064.0N[68.0C][68.0F]56.049.0
63AUS1773TURTLEAdrian KielyMasters496.068.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C[68.0C][68.0C]50.059.058.057.0
64AUS2518THE TERRARIan HendersonOpen502.068.0F68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C[68.0C][68.0F]55.039.0
65AUS2444RONALDDarren Nicholson 509.068.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C33.0[68.0C][68.0F]
66AUS3LIMITLESSThomas YoungJunior530.068.0F68.0C68.0F59.068.0C68.0F[68.0C]65.0N66.0N[68.0F]
67AUS2542BLACK CAVIARJohn FisherMasters541.068.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C68.0C65.0N[68.0B][68.0B]
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)
Results by : TopYacht Software



Mark Bulka, winner of the Pre-Worlds wins Contender 2014 World Championship
Jantine Vogel
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