The Delphis Dart 18 World Championships 2011’s first day saw only two races sailed under completely different circumstances. After a delay there was a light but stable wind to start the first race.
Delphis Dart 18 World Championships 2011
Thierry and Christine Wibeaux from France reached the first mark with a big lead, followed by the English team Geoff and Jenny Lloyd. Both teams managed to expend their lead in the downwind lab. During the second round the expected wind shift continued and the wind decreases.
The race was shortened to two rounds; in the last downwind lap the wind shifted about 60 degrees causing a total mix up in results. The lead of team Wibeaux was enough to finish first. The British team Alan and Fiona Kernick finished second with Niels Oostenbrug and Harry van Veen from the Netherlands third.
The wind shift came with an increase of wind, so the second race could be started with a stable three bfd wind. Unfortunately the tide also turned causing the fourth attempt to be honest. Seven teams were disqualified under the black flag rule. From the first moment three teams took the lead and didn’t relinquish their lead. Dan Norman and Melanie Rogers from the United Kingdom were all too fast. Second was the French team Dodé Emmanuel and Fred Moreau. Alan and Fiona Kernick finished in third positions.
The overall rankings after two races:
1. Dan Norman and Melanie Rogers (GBR), 5 points
2. Alan and Fiona Kernick (GBR), 5 points
3. Thierry en Kristine Wibaux (FRA), 7 points
4. Emmanuel Dodé en Fred Moreau (FRA), 7 points
Delphis Dart 18 Worlds day 2
Today we had our last day of registrations, 85 boats have now officially registered for the Delphis Dart 18 Worlds 2011, and we wish them all the best!! Unfortunately due to the wind, we didn't have our practice race today but we are sure that all teams are ready to compete in this year’s event. Later on this evening we also had our opening ceremony, it was a lot fun.... it looks like this week will be one to remember! Tomorrow we have our first races of this year’s championship. Good luck to all the teams.
|1||GBR 49||Dan Norman, Melanie Rogers, 7788, Sheppey SC||5,0||4||1|
|2||GBR 57||Alan Kernick, Fiona Kernick, 7770, UKIDA||5,0||2||3|
|3||FRA 25||Thierry Wibaux, Christine Wibaux, 7921, CV Angouleme||7,0||1||6|
|4||FRA 93||Emmanuel Dodé, Fred Moreau, 7935, SR VANNES||7,0||5||2|
|5||GBR 55||Dave Roberts, Louise Roberts, 7835, Stokes bay SC||12,0||7||5|
|6||GBR 47||Marco Manganelli, Amy Knott, 7810, Stokes bay SC||14,0||10||4|
|7||GBR 56||Geoff Sherwood, William Sherwood, 7781, Parkstone Yacht Club||16,0||9||7|
|8||SUI 82||Michiel Fehr, Raphael Jakob, 6708, SKM||23,0||14||9|
|9||GBR 45||David Lloyd, Joanna Jones-Pierce, 7724, Stokes bay SC||24,0||11||13|
|10||GBR 52||Chris Goymer, Jenni Donovan, 7727, IOSSC||28,0||20||8|
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