Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Polarised and non-polarised readers for sailors

SB20 European Championships - Cracking conditions on day 3

by Katie Ashworth on 26 Sep 2012
2012 SB20 European Championships Katie Ashworth
The third day of the SB20 European Championships got underway amid cracking conditions in Medemblik. Twenty knots and sunny, just what the sailors in this class love! As is form at this Championships, the Race Committee got racing underway on time and ran three exceptional races.

'It’s been a fantastic regatta,' explained Pietro Negri, SB20 dealer for Italy. 'The racing is really fantastic, the fleet is so competitive! Team Russia are a very special team, they are excellent on the race course. For me, it is great to see three boats in the top fifteen.'

Rodion Luka and Oleg Zherebtsov have had another strong day, they maintain their lead of the Championshihp and extend their lead by three points over Robert Greenhalgh. Geoff Carveth dropped from second to fourth overall, notching up 13, 13, 6 during racing today; unlucky for him. 'We’ve got great boatspeed up wind and we’re not slow down wind, but we couldn’t get the kite down twice and it cost us badly. A really frustrating day.'

Winner of race 7 (race 1 on day three), Jerry Hill, showed more of his usual form, when asked about the race when he came ashore, he said, 'It was the toughest race of the regatta, and we won it!!!'

'It’s been such a fun day, we’ve done a lot of smiling and a lot of laughing on our boat,' grinned Mark Richards sailing Sportsboat World, 'The conditions today have been phenomenal, we’ve been flying downwind in the sunshine, it’s been amazing!' Mark Richards has been sailing with the only suit of 'smoke' colour sails; these sails are a development suit which are under consideration to be adopted into the class in 2013.

This evening, the class will be dining at the Castle in Medemblik and a late start is scheduled for twp further races tomorrow. Full results here







Related Articles

Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
The Road to Rio now 99 days short
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for many crews: 'It's 106 miles to Chicago we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.' Whoops wrong movie.
Posted on 28 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
World Sailing Cup V3 - A Dead Rat in a Shoe or Spring Daffodils?
While a host of major sailing events go from strength to strength, the Sailing World Cup has very major issues. Last night my Irish better half was sitting beside me on the sofa watching an Australian version of the popular TV Cooking Program My Kitchen Rules on a tablet with her headphones while I was watching Diehard II for the seventeenth time (it’s a boy thing) on TV. She suddenly spluttered and laughed, took off her headphones and motioned for me to mute Diehard. (Seriously!!)
Posted on 9 Apr
Volvo Ocean Race appoints stadium racing pioneer as new CEO
Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Today his appointment has been confirmed.
Posted on 31 Mar
Large spectator fleet heading north for boat watching season
I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase, but it is insanely apt and hilarious all at the same time, however. I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase. It is insanely apt and hilarious, all at the same time, however. Well then, boat watching season is definitely upon us once more. The whales will soon be gathering again off the coast of Queensland to observe all manner of racing and cruising craft as they head North for a Winter in the sun.
Posted on 29 Mar
Laser creator Ian Bruce passes away (1933 - 2016)
Ian Bruce, driving force behind the Laser dinghy, sadly passed away at his daughter's home on Monday March 21 2016. Ian Bruce, driving force behind the Laser dinghy, sadly passed away at his daughter's home on Monday March 21 2016. His legacy to our sport, Canadian sailing and his beloved Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club will be praised and honoured for years to come.
Posted on 24 Mar
Rio 2016 - Kiwi women sailors jump to escape Olympic Selectors' axe
Two New Zealand sailors will head overseas on self-funded campaigns to gain selection in the New Zealand Olympic team Two New Zealand women sailors will head overseas on self-funded campaigns to gain selection in the New Zealand Olympic team in what is expected to be the final round of announcements.
Posted on 18 Mar
Southern Spars - 100Barz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best Eyewear