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IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing    
Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Sunny skies and shifty wind conditions were part of the story of the first day of racing at the High Liner IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All three classes raced twice on Tuesday with some drama focused on the 2.4 mR course where 48 competitors have to fight for the favoured spot to cross over the start line. A number of competitors were given a black flag on the third recall and several high performers were caught up and now sit far back in the fleet.

In the lead in the 2.4 mR class after two races is Heiko Kroeger of Germany followed by Kevin Cantin of France and Helena Lucas of Great Britain. Canadian Bruce Miller is in fourth position.

On the SKUD-18 course, the Italian team of Marco Guadalandris and Marta Zanetti are tied for first place with Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch of Australia, the gold medal winners from the 2012 London Paralympics. The British team of Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell are next and Canadians John McRoberts and Jackie Gay are just one point behind.


In the Sonar competition, GBR-1 is in first place. Canadian Paul Tingley whose hometown is Halifax and his two teammates are in second place after the two races today and the US team of Rick Doerr, Hugh Freund and Tim Angle are in the third place spot.

The international jury lead by Pat Healey of the United States spent several hours hearing seven protests that came out of today's racing.

The weather outlook for the week is for continued fair conditions with light winds forecast for the next couple of days. Principal Race Officer Rob Williams said he would prefer to see the normal southwest breezes that are common in Nova Scotia as the northerlies over the past few days have made it harder to set up race courses and less predictable sailing conditions for the competitors.

Two races are planned for each class until Saturday. A final championship race is in the plan for Sunday.

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Results

Highliner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Sonar Day 1 Final

Overall

Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Entries: 18, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Bow Number Sail Number Helm Crew 1 Crew 2 Country R1 R2 Total Nett
1st 30 GBR 1 John Robertson Hannah Stodel Steve Thomas Great Britain 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
2nd 24 CAN 835 Paul Tingley Scott Lutes Logan Campbell Canada 3.0 4.0 7.0 7.0
3rd 23 USA 1 Rick Doerr Hugh Freund Tim Angle United States 4.0 6.0 10.0 10.0
4th 29 AUS 1 Colin Harrison Jonathan Harris Russell Boaden Australia 10.0 2.0 12.0 12.0
5th 36 ISR 1 Arnon Efrati Dror Cohen Shimon Ben-Yakov Israel 5.0 11.0 16.0 16.0
6th 32 IRL 694 John Twomey Ian Costelloe Austin O'Carroll Ireland 2.0 15.0 17.0 17.0
7th 33 GRE 1 Vasileios Christoforou Theodoros Alexas Anargiro Notarogloun Greece 7.0 10.0 17.0 17.0
8th 37 NOR 1 Aleksander Wang-Hansen Marie Solberg Per Eugen Kristiansen Norway 9.0 9.0 18.0 18.0
9th 27 ITA 720 Cristiano D'Agaro Fabrizio Solazzo Gianbacchisio Pira Italy 6.0 14.0 20.0 20.0
10th 38 ESP 1 Paco Llobet Baccells Hectot Alvarez Garcia Manuel Gimeno Ugarte Spain 12.0 8.0 20.0 20.0
11th 21 GBR 747 Craig Wood Steve Palmer Edward Suckling Great Britain 8.0 12.0 20.0 20.0
12th 22 USA 810 Andrew Fisher Bradley Johnson Michael Hersey United States 19.0 BFD 3.0 22.0 22.0
13th 39 FRA 840 Bruno Jourdren Nicolas Vimont-Vicary Eric Flageul France 19.0 BFD 5.0 24.0 24.0
14th 26 GER 11 Jens Kroker Robert Prem Siegmund Mainka Germany 19.0 BFD 7.0 26.0 26.0
15th 31 JPN 3 Shinya Yamamoto Junichi Ohnumao Noriaki Nishino Japan 11.0 16.0 27.0 27.0
16th 35 ISV 3 David Flaherty Robert Blackwell Jim Kerr US Virgin Islands 13.0 18.0 31.0 31.0
17th 34 AUS 834 Jamie Dunross Robert Cridge Francis Gaudin Australia 14.0 17.0 31.0 31.0
18th 25 NZL 1 Richard Dodson David Barnes Andrew May New Zealand 19.0 DSQ 13.0 32.0 32.0



Highliner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

2.4mR Day 1 Final

Overall

Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Entries: 49, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Bow Number Sail Number Helm Country R1 R2 Total Nett
1st 12 GER 1 Heiko Kroeger Germany 1.0 3.0 4.0 4.0
2nd 17 FRA 5 Kevin Cantin France 5.0 1.0 6.0 6.0
3rd 08 GBR 75 Helena Lucas Great Britain 2.0 6.0 8.0 8.0
4th 51 Event website

by Kathy Large