Full on GBR start at 49er Worlds in Australia

Peter & Soren Hansen (DEN) 49er - 2008 49er Worlds - Sail Melbourne
Danish brothers Peter and Soren Hansen took the early lead on Day 1 of the 49er World Championship at Sail Melbourne but British teams packed three boats into the first five positions on the first day of qualifying races.

The Hansen brothers notched up a bullet and two second places to lead Nathan Outteridge/Ben Austin (AUS) who scored 2,1,3 results to be two points behind the leaders. Following them is Britain's defending world champions Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes, currently third placed, only one point away from the Aussies after finishing 2, 1, 3.

GBR entries fill out the next two places too; John Pink and Simon Wheeler are fourth and Paul Campbell-James and Mark Asquith fifth on equal points and just three behind Morrison and Rhodes.

Brazil’s campaign to qualify for the Games got off to a good start with Andrea Fonseca/Rodrigo Duarte holding down 13th place on equal points with the 11th and 12th placed crews from Portugal and the US Virgin Islands.

Finland crews are also out to qualify their nation, the best placed today of the four crews being Lauri Lehtinen/Heikki Soininen in 19th place.

Racing got underway on time this morning just after 10.00am in a gusting up to 15 knot nor-easterly with a nasty little chop off Sorrento Couta Sailing Club, host venue for the World’s. It was not surprising to see a number of bingles and subsequent protests after the earlier races.

As the day wore on, breezes slowly diminished to 5-8 knots and with the wind going against the tide, it was a tough day for all and took all eighty crews concentration skills to master the conditions.

Racing continues tomorrow with three further races planned. Forecasts say breezes will be light, giving those headed for the Beijing Games a taste of what is to come.

49er - Leading Scores after 3 races

1 DEN HANSEN, Peter/HANSEN, Soren 1 2 1 0 4pts
2 AUS OUTTERIDGE, Nathan/AUSTIN, Ben 2 1 3 0 6
3 GBR MORRISON, Stevie/RHODES, Ben 2 1 4 0 7
4 GBR PINK, John/WHEELER, Simon 5 3 2 0 10
4 GBR CAMPBELL-JAMES, Paul/ASQUITH, Mark` 3 5 2 0 10
6 GER PECKOLT, Jan Peter/PECKOLT, Hannes 1 4 6 0 11
7 ITA SIBELLO, Piero/SIBELLO, Gianfranco 1 9 2 0 12
8 AUT DELLE KARTH, Nico Luca Marc/RESCH, Nikolaus Leopold 6 3 5 0 14
9 ESP FEDERICO, Alonso/ARTURO, Alonso 10 2 5 0 17
10 ESP MARTINEZ, Iker/FERNANDEZ, Xabier 4 4 9 0 17


    49er
PlNameBoatSail

Number
Club

/Cty
123456789Net

Points
1HANSEN, Soren

HANSEN, Peter
Hempel/Dong EnergyDEN12DEN121      4
2AUSTIN, Ben

OUTTERIDGE, Nathan
FearlessAUS3AUS213      6
3RHODES, Ben

MORRISON, Stevie
GBR1GBR214      7
4WHEELER, Simon

PINK, John
Skandia Team GBRGBR28GBR532      10
4ASQUITH, Mark`

CAMPBELL-JAMES, Paul
EITSGBR21GBR352      10
6PECKOLT, Hannes

PECKOLT, Jan Peter
11GER146      11
7SIBELLO, Gianfranco

SIBELLO, Piero
ITA4ITA192      12
8RESCH, Nikolaus Leopold

DELLE KARTH, Nico Luca Marc
Mary Jane, HOBAS Tiroler Wasserkraft 1A Inst.AUT2AUT635      14
9ARTURO, Alonso

FEDERICO, Alonso
ESP6ESP1025      17
10FERNANDEZ, Xabier

MARTINEZ, Iker
ESP10ESP449      17
11ANDRADE, Francisco

LIMA, Jorge
LusodietePOR18POR3512      20
12THOMPSON, Cy

KOTOUN, Anthony
www.verticalyachts.comISV817ISV7103      20
13DUARTE, Rodrigo

FONSECA, Andre
Vaca VoadoraBRA29BRA776      20
14LEONCHUK, George

LUKA, Rodion
VoroninUKR14Ukraine3135      21
15HOPSON, Alex

EVANS, Dave
MyfanwyGBR22GBR7510      22
16RAST, Chris

WADLOW, Tim
SecoraUSA13USA688      22
17DENGSØ ANDERSEN, Dennis

KRÃœGER ANDERSEN, Peter
DEN15DEN6314      23
18NEWMAN, Jon

PHILLIPS, William
AUS27AUS5613      24
19SOININEN, Heikki

LEHTINEN, Lauri
FIN1060FIN41110      25
20TORLÉN, Kalle

LINDBERG, Jonas
AplicatorSWE42SWE1069      25
21STAVENUITER, Wilco

SCHUTTE, Daan
CLB - TUDELFTNED39NED13131      27
22YANN, Rochierieux

EMMANUEL, Dyen
FRA16FRA2916      27
23BOVIM, Frode

GUNDERSEN, Christopher
NOR20NOR1188      27
24ZUCCHETTI, Pietro

ANGILELLA, Giuseppe
ITA30ITA4222      28
25STÉPHANE, Christidis

MORGAN, Lagraviere
Rougail RiverFRA 7FRA5617      28
26SIOUZIOUS, Athanasios

PACHOUMAS, Athanasios
GRE37GRE14411      29
27TAKAHASHI, Kenji

TODOROKI, Kenjiro
KANTO AUTO WORKSJPN 35JPN12107      29
28KRUSE, Clemens

SIEBER, Christoph
T-SystemsAUT38AUT81111      30
29KIERKOWSKI, Krzysztof

CZAJKOWSKI, Marcin
POL17POL81014      32
30MCGOVERN, Matthew

MCGOVERN, Russell
IRL40IRL9914      32
31GRANQVIST, Jacob

KUUSI, Ilmari
GantFIN48FIN101210      32
32BAUMANN, Hannes

BAUR, Marcus
FritzIIGER26GER8206      34
33BASK, Kalle

UUSI-AUTTI, Janne
FIN44FIN1879      34
34KIRKETERP, Martin

WARRER, Jonas
Hempel Dong EnergyDEN 8DEN91411      34
35CUPAC, Petar

KOSTOV, Pavle
CRO41CRO11123      35
36HALKES (HO WAI HO), Mike

KNIGHT, Richard
Little DragonHKG1064HKG13168      37
37SIGN, Alain

FLETCHER, Dylan
Great BearGBR33GBR20154      39
38IVANKOVIC, Ivan

IVANKOVIC, Goran
CRO959CRO15717      39
39GUILLOU, Damien

MONTEAU, Alexandre
FRA23FRA12254      41
40HEINEKEN, John

NOBLE, Matt
USA50USA28

DNF
113      42
41HUBER, Lorenz

FRICKE, Leopold
GER34GER141612      42
42REMOCKER, Ben

COOK, Gordon
SamsonCAN19CAN928

OCS
7      44
43VILLAMBROSA, Federico

GAINZA EURNEKIAN, Matias
QuicksilverARG1066ARG18197      44
44ZHUANG, Xuehai

WEN, Zijin
NauticaCHN1009CHN151218      45
45PEEL, Tom

MASON, Richard
MurkaGBR806GBR161415      45
46KUZMICKI, Pawel

STANCZY, Tomasz
POL1069POL111421      46
47PANAGIOTIDIS, Alfonso

PANAGIOTIDIS, George
GRE994GRE28

DSQ
181      47
48DELPECH, Noé

D'ORTOLI, Julien
French ConnectionFRA32FRA121817      47
49HOGAN, Ian

GOODERHAM, Billy
CAN1058CAN131224      49
50GIFFEN, Rory

PASQUALI, Joey
USA 792USA 792USA162013      49
51MAKINO, Yukio

ISHIBASHI, Akira
JPN985JPN181319      50
52JENSEN, Iain

O'CONNOR, David
The CapeAUS46AUS191516      50
53MIRSKY, Torvar

MANN, David
Polyester GirlsAUS929AUS171716      50
54KIVISTIK, Lenart

HAAVEL, Tõnis
EST894EST15828

DNE
      51
55BLOCH, Sidney

BELLOTTI, Marcelo
926BRA211912      52
56CORDINGLEY, Robert

LINTON, Aaron
OshinAUS411AUS192113      53
57DE KOCK, Joe

WADE-LEHMAN, Clynton
Seiko VelaturaRSA010RSA162018      54
58FENWICK, Andrew

BORROWS, Kevin
Pocket Rocket1063NZL142320      57
59MARSHALL, Ty

MARSHALL, Clint
SpinelessAUS932AUS172119      57
60HU, Xianqiang

LI, Fei
NauticaCHN923CHN202315      58
61CHURCHER, Andrew

PHILLIPS, Samuel
Jemma the Bushpig762AUS211721      59
62KELLY, Paul

PARKINSON, Luke
FluidAUS767AUS192119      59
63STEFANI, Diego

SILVEIRA, Santiago
URU146URU28

BFD
1518      61
64DONNER, Kristoffer

GAHMBERG, Jan
AktiaFIN204FIN201922      61
65ARCHIBALD, Andrew

MCDIARMID, David
NZL433NZL221625      63
66PATENIOTIS, Michalis

DIMOU, Dionisis
GRE47GRE28

DNF
1720      65
67NOLAN, Ross

SPILLANE, Marcus
Seiko VelaturaIRL691IRL242220      66
68GODMAN, Rory

GRAHAM, Peter
MourphesNZL811NZL28

OCS
2415      67
69ROUGHLEY, Hamish

GORDON, Murray
PPCCAUS674AUS222223      67
70ZHOU , Boxiong

LIN, Wuzhi
NauticaCHN1008CHN28

DNF
1822      68
71SMYTHE, Charlie

GOLDSBERRY, Jonathan
Skiffsailing.orgUSA877USA172428

DNF
      69
72BROWNIE, Nicholas

WALL, Kynan
Wild WilburAUS435AUS232324      70
73GOMES, Henrique

GAGLIOTTI, Rafael
Porto Seguro149BRA28

DNF
2221      71
74KINGSLEY-WILLIAMS, Topher

GRANT, Jamie
Pine Time230AUS262423      73
75BROOMAN, Matthew

PETERS, Paul
Kemeny'sAUS164AUS232625      74
76DRESSLER, Cooper

GILMORE, John
500USA242724      75
77BUCKINGHAM, Mitchell

GRIFFITHS, Andrew
SiroccoAUS423AUS212728

DNF
      76
78RANDOLPH, Nick

SPIERS, Emma
Chickn'WingsAUS768AUS222628

DNF
      76
79GAVIN, Aron

PEARMAN, Lachlan
AUS678AUS252526      76
80SPENCER, Tim

SPENCER, Jonathan
FKP Property Group766AUS28

DNF
2526      79
81AUSTIN, Timothy

ROOKLYN, Warwick
007AUS1007AUS28

DNC
28

DNC
28

DNC
      84
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