Flying 15 Worlds 2011 Day 1 - New Zealand and Ireland leaders

F15 Worlds 2011 - Sandell and Robinson NZL
At the Flying 15 Worlds, the first day allowed for one race to be completed at Hayling Island SC. It was a light wind day for the fleets with constant shifts frustrating the PRO in setting a start.

Winner in the Blue fleet were Brian McKee and Ian Smyth from Ireland. Winner in the Yellow fleet were James Sandell and Graeme Robinson from New Zealand. Winners in the Classic/Silver fleet were Bobby Salmond and Mike Leydon and first Silver boat, Michel D'Almeida and Erwan Gouriou from France.

Yellow fleet was away first after a long wait for the wind to settle. Sandell and Robinson made a pin end start into clear air before tacking halfway up the beat but understood the mark and needed two more tacks before rounding behind Australians Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay. Greg Wells and Mark Darling rounding behind Graham Vials and Chris Turner.

Sandell and Robinson went high before setting the kite and rounded some five lengths behind Alderson and McAullay. Sandell and Robinson gybed to port and went inside the Aussie pair at the next mark, went for the RH buoy and picked up some good shifts and covered up the beat. An early port gybe on the run kept their lead and they carried the kite on the reach and covered to the line. Wells and Darling finished in second with Vials and Turner third, Alderson and McAullay fourth and Dave McKee and Chris Hewkin fifth.

For Graeme Robinson this was his first Worlds race victory in eleven F15 Worlds events, the first in 1986 in Hong Kong - this was one very happy Kiwi. For James this was his first F15 Worlds race, he was at HISC last year for the Laser Worlds.

In the Blue fleet Brian McKee and Ian Smyth also made a pin end start on starbord, then onto port taking advantage of the tide. They rounded the weather mark behind the French pair, Bernard Dermartial and Jean-Yves Renault.

A starboard gybe took them inside Dermartial and Renault, they gybed at the gate in fifth with the Aussie pair Ron Packer and Peter Mudford leading. In a close beat with the Aussie pair they rounded with a comfortable lead and then held it down the reach where they caught the yellow fleet boats.

Keeping out of trouble, McKee and Smyth concentrated on covering Packer and Mudford to the line. Dermartial and Renault took third, Steve Hegerstrom and Gregg Dobson from South Africa were fourth and Jeremy Davy and Simon Childs fifth.

F15 Worlds 2011 - McKee and Smyth

Bernard Dermartial was pleased with his third. A 470 sailor in his youth, placing in the top three at the worlds and a long time F15 sailor in the Dinard fleet, he normally sails an older boat. But at HISC he is at the worlds helming the new boat of his crew, Jean-Yves Renault and also liking the light conditions.

The single race for the two flights puts Sandell and Brian McKee joint top of the leader board, Wells and Packer joint second and Vials and Deramtial in joint third overall.

Some big names were down the fleet in these conditions and will already have their discard. New British Champions, Steve Goacher and Phil Evans finished ninth (17 overall), Mike Hart and Richard Rigg 17th (33 overall), Russell Peters and Tim Hall 18th (35 overall), Charles Apthorp and Gavin Tappenden 20th (39 overall), Alan Bax and Bill Masterman 29th (57 overall).

2011 International Flying Fifteen World Championship  
1st84YellowNZL3754SANDALL JamesROBINSON GraemeWairoa YC/Napier SC1.01.01.0
1st52BlueIRL3892MCKEE BrianSMYTH IanStrangford Lough YC1.01.01.0
3rd12YellowGBR3920WELLS GregDARLING MarkHayling Island SC2.02.02.0
3rd105BlueAUS3619PACKER RonaldMUDFORD PeterRoyal Freshwater Bay YC2.02.02.0
5th27YellowGBR3972VIALS GrahamTURNER ChrisDerwent SC3.03.03.0
5th66BlueFRA3976DERMARTIAL BernardRENAULT Jean-YvesYacht Club de Dinard3.03.03.0
7th62BlueRSA3916HEGERSTROM SteveDOBSON GreggRoyal Natal YC4.04.04.0
7th10YellowAUS3933ALDERSON GrantMCAULLAY DeanRoyal Freshwater Bay YC4.04.04.0
9th32YellowGBR3905MCKEE DavidHEWKIN ChrisDovestone SC5.05.05.0
9th24BlueGBR3922DAVY JeremyCHILDS SimonHayling Island SC5.05.05.0
11th45BlueGBR3953HOGBEN RobertMORGAN GlynBewl Valley SC6.06.06.0
11th40YellowGBR3954WAPLES JustinSTOWE IainRoyal Corinthian YC6.06.06.0
13th89YellowAUS3919DALY MarkTAYLOR CameronDaveys Bay YC7.07.07.0
13th64BlueFRA3585CONSTANT PatrickNOON PipYacht Club de Dinard7.07.07.0
15th111BlueAUS3983CARSON AlanMCCARTNEY MichaelCairn Curran SC8.08.08.0
15th37YellowGBR3816TULLETT NigelTULLETT GavinRoyal Windermere YC8.08.08.0
17th103BlueAUS3930COLLINGS DaleSCHEEN GlennMordialloc SC9.09.09.0
17th41YellowGBR3821GOACHER SteveEVANS PhilRoyal Windermere YC9.09.09.0
19th115BlueAUS3781TUCKER DavidSUMMERS MatthewRoyal Freshwater Bay YC10.010.010.0
19th51YellowRSA3868HARRIS PatrickKRIEK JeremyRoyal Natal YC10.010.010.0
21st87YellowNZL3840GILBERT MurrayBURGESS JonathanRoyal Akarana YC11.011.011.0
21st20BlueGBR3928MCINTYRE MikeMCINTYRE GemmaHayling Island SC11.011.011.0
23rd33BlueGBR3902MCKEE AndyJONES RichardDovestone SC12.012.012.0
23rd16YellowGBR3896PETERS NickYEATES NickHayling Island SC12.012.012.0
25th34BlueLCA3690GREEN MichaelGREEN MarkST Lucia Yacht Club13.013.013.0
25th117YellowAUS3833BURTENSHAW PeterBURTENSHAW TravisSouth of Perth YC13.013.013.0
27th108BlueAUS3964LUCAS SimonLUCAS AileenPrincess Royal SC14.014.014.0
27th116YellowAUS3800LESLIE RupertGOODING MarkSouth of Perth YC14.014.014.0
29th99BlueAUS3980WILSON JohnHANCOCK NickRoyal Freshwater Bay YC15.015.015.0
29th106YellowAUS3861CARROLL BrianHAPP StuartRoyal YC of Victoria15.015.015.0
31st47BlueHKG3882OGAWA JinISHIWATA ShinjiRoyal Hong Kong YC16.016.016.0
31st110YellowAUS3984OWEN MattREED AndrewCanberra YC16.016.016.0
33rd1BlueGBR3917HART MikeRIGG RichardPort Dinorwic SC17.017.017.0
33rd38YellowGBR3667LONGSTAFF MarkWARD JonOgston SC17.017.017.0
35th19BlueGBR3911PETERS RussellHALL TimHayling Island SC18.018.018.0
35th31YellowGBR3862JAMESON AndrewGRANT JamesHayling Island SC18.018.018.0
37th7YellowGBR3736BANNISTER PeterBANNISTER SueHayling Island SC19.019.019.0
37th22BlueGBR3959GODDARD AndyHARTLAND MalDovestone SC19.019.019.0
39th82YellowGBR3936DOUTHWAITE SteveAVERLEY PaulDerwent SC20.020.020.0
39th3BlueGBR3957APTHORP CharlesTAPPENDEN GavinHayling Island SC20.020.020.0
41st15YellowGBR3716WAPLES ChrisWAPLES TomHayling Island SC21.021.021.0
41st104BlueAUS3935HASSEN JohnGRIFFITHS KevinSouth of Perth YC21.021.021.0
43rd118YellowAUS3855ROOKE PeterARROWSMITH MartinSouth of Perth YC22.022.022.0
43rd100BlueAUS3881HAWKINS AdamJONES BenMornington YC22.022.022.0
45th21BlueGBR3955BROWNING GillWEATHERILL SimonHayling Island SC23.023.023.0
45th109YellowAUS3968MILNE PeterWILLIAMSON DavidSandringham YC23.023.023.0
47th6BlueGBR3875DINGWALL BrettCLARK JonathanDatchet Water SC24.024.024.0
47th39YellowGBR3937KNELLER SimonLUCAS DaveGrafham Water SC24.024.024.0
49th2BlueGBR3845LANCASTER TessaLANCASTER NickHayling Island SC25.025.025.0
49th86YellowNZL3838LEYDON JohnWILLIAMS SandraMotueka Y&CC25.025.025.0
51st25BlueGBR3971HARRIS ChristopherHARRIS TracyHayling Island SC26.026.026.0
51st49YellowGBR3965OSMAN AnthonyMURPHY AndrewDatchet Water SC26.026.026.0
53rd58BlueHKG3981WILLIAMS HowardNELSON JosephRoyal Hong Kong YC27.027.027.0
53rd43YellowGBR3932SWALLOW ChrisMANGAN AdamBurton SC27.027.027.0
55th35YellowGBR3977POTTS SimonHARPER TimShustoke SC28.028.028.0
55th17BlueGBR3947NICHOLSON IanNICHOLSON JamesHayling Island SC28.028.028.0
57th18BlueGBR3941BAX AlanMASTERMAN BillHayling Island SC29.029.029.0
57th83YellowFRA3961BIET ArnaudCONSTANT FabienYacht Club de Dinard29.029.029.0
59th55BlueIRL3883LAVERY JohnO'BRIEN DavidNational YC Dunlaoghaire30.030.030.0
59th50YellowGBR3969ROLFE BarrySOUTHAM MattParkstone YC30.030.030.0
61st8BlueGBR3812MAXFIELD HenryDALLIMORE JonHayling Island SC31.031.031.0
61st9YellowGBR3974BAYLISS GeoffRUMFITT TimHayling Island SC31.031.031.0
63rd4YellowGBR3783MOORE ChrisNEWTON MarkHayling Island SC32.032.032.0
63rd95BlueGBR3778POVEY GeoffreyPOVEY ClaudetteBewl Valley SC32.032.032.0
65th81BlueGBR3944MCCARTHY PaulGEORGE ArthurBurton SC33.033.033.0
65th42YellowGBR3914TATTERSALL AdrianSMART TimParkstone YC33.033.033.0
67th36BlueGBR3851LINDER IanSWEETMAN KevinBurghfield SC34.034.034.0
67th56YellowIRL3893LAWSON PeterBRIDGES BarryPortaferry SC34.034.034.0
69th48YellowHKG3979KNIGHT-EVANS CarlyonSUTRO LucyRoyal Hong Kong YC35.035.035.0
69th85BlueNZL3839LOWE BenGILBERT KateGlendowie Boating Club35.035.035.0
71st44BlueGBR3521JAMESON KeithPREATER JoshRWYC36.036.036.0
71st53YellowIRL3970MULVIN DavidBEIRNE RonanNational YC Dunlaoghaire36.036.036.0
73rd97YellowGBR3853WEST NoelWHILLOCK BillBewl Valley SC37.037.037.0
73rd74BlueGBR3681HUDSON PipHUDSON AliceBroxbourne SC37.037.037.0
75th23BlueGBR3904CRAVEN-SMITH HenryALVARADO MattHayling Island SC38.038.038.0
75th54YellowIRL3774MURPHY TomLLOYD StephanNational YC Dunlaoghaire38.038.038.0
77th107BlueAUS3775PACKER PhilippaALM GoranRoyal Freshwater Bay YC39.039.039.0
77th59YellowHKG3415TAKADA AkiraTAKADA WataruRoyal Hong Kong YC39.039.039.0
79th68YellowFRA3772CHEVALIER GillesCHEVALIER JacquesYacht Club de Dinard40.040.040.0
79th73BlueGBR3950CLARKE JulianPAINTER AshleyGrafham Water SC40.040.040.0
81st94BlueGBR3672ARNOLD JeremyBROWN DavidNotts County SC41.041.041.0
81st5YellowGBR3564JUBB IanTRUNDLE MartinHayling Island SC41.041.041.0
83rd63YellowIRL3850MULLIGAN BenDOHERTY AlistairDublin Bay SC42.042.042.0
83rd113BlueMRI3271PATURAU PascaleMAMET LudovicGrand Bay YC42.042.042.0
85th46BlueHKG3834CHAN SamTATLOW MichaelRoyal Hong Kong YC43.043.043.0
85th11YellowGBR3938CLATWORTHY ShaunCLATWORTHY JoHayling Island SC43.043.043.0
87th102YellowAUS3910SIMS JenniferDONRAADT RemySouth of Perth YC44.044.044.0
87th26BlueGBR3765CASTLE IanBARFORD NeilHayling Island SC44.044.044.0
89th114YellowAUS3903CLEAVER IanMILNE SteveRoyal Highland YC45.045.045.0
89th29BlueGBR3730GODWIN RobertGODWIN StuartHayling Island SC45.045.045.0
91st98YellowGBR3926MILLBAND AndrewMILLBAND AndreaCowes Corinthian YC46.046.046.0
91st14BlueGBR3537GLASGOW MattMITCHELL JamesHayling Island SC46.046.046.0
93rd112YellowMRI3591BETUEL FlorianPATURAU HectorGrand Baie YC Mauritius47.047.047.0
93rd101BlueAUS3890SHAND WilliamPARISH DavidGippsland Lakes YC47.047.047.0
95th57BlueHKG3978BRINK LouisBRINK AdriaanRoyal Hong Kong YC48.048.048.0
96th67YellowFRA3923SEMAILLE Bertrand Yacht Club de Dinard49.0 DNC49.049.0

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