International 14 World Championships - Brits win Day 5

2010 Int 14 Worlds, Sydney
British sailors took first place in both qualifying races today in Day 5 of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship.

Defending World Champion Archie Massey and his crew Dan Wilsdon recovered from their breakages of yesterday and posted solid win in race one for the day. It was a lead from the front effort from the British sailor in a 8-12kt sou'easter.

Massey and Wilsdon relished the light to moderate seabreeze and generally flat conditions on the harbour to record a comfortable win ahead of Australian Ron Scherwinski and his crew James Lanati with Lindsay Irwin and Andrew Perry third.

In race two, it was the British pair of Robert Greenhalgh and Phil Harmer who cleared out early but they were forced to work hard for their win by a pack of Australians chasing hard. One of those chasing was Ben Austin with crew Peter Nicholson who looked to be threatening but they came unstuck in at the first spinnaker hoist which ended in a capsize that cost nearly a dozen places.

South Australian Dave Alexander and his crew Cameron Mcdonald finshed second in race two ahead of Britain's Tom Heywood and crew Ed Clay.

The first leg of today's windward-leeward course was 1.5 nautical miles long and Massey/Wilsdon went round in 71min while Greenhalgh/Harmer were three minutes quicker in the afternoon race... perhaps due to a slightly stronger seabreeze of around 10-16kts.

Racing continues tomorrow.

 

Rank

Nat

SailNo

Flight

Boat

HelmName

CrewName

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q5

Total

Nett

1st

AUS

656

Yellow

Too Late to Stop Now

Mark Krstic

Andrew Wilson

2.0

1.0

2.0

1.0

(55.0 DNC)

61.0

6.0

2nd

AUS

1519

Blue

Gill Carbon Express

Archie Massey

Dan Wilsdon

1.0

3.8 RDGa

1.0

(12.0)

1.0

18.8

6.8

3rd

GBR

1540

Blue

WSI - Internet

Andy Partington

Tom Partington

1.0

2.0

6.0

1.0

(11.0)

21.0

10.0

4th

GBR

1530

Yellow

Smash It!

Robert Greenhalgh

Phil Harmer

2.0

(55.0 BFD)

2.0

7.0

1.0

67.0

12.0

5th

GBR

1541

Yellow

Seldon

Roger Gilbert

Ben McGrane

3.0

1.0

3.0

5.0

(6.0)

18.0

12.0

6th

AUS

663

Blue

Ronstan Irwin Sails

Lindsay Irwin

Andrew Perry

(9.0)

4.0

4.0

2.0

3.0

22.0

13.0

7th

AUS

635

Yellow

Dimension Polyant

Benjamin Austin

Peter Nicholson

3.0

7.0

1.0

3.0

(55.0 DNF)

69.0

14.0

8th

AUS

653

Yellow

Touring Wombat

Dave Alexander

Cameron McDonald

(6.0)

5.0

5.0

4.0

2.0

22.0

16.0

9th

GBR

1484

Yellow

GBR 1484

Tom Heywood

Ed Clay

(5.0)

5.0

5.0

3.0

3.0

21.0

16.0

10th

GBR

1500

Blue

Greenheart

Douglas Pattison

Mark Tait

4.0

2.0

9.0

2.0

(12.0)

29.0

17.0

11th

USA

1168

Blue

Old Bull, Young Bull

Paul Galvez

Simon Marks

7.0

3.0

(55.0 OCS)

4.0

7.0

76.0

21.0

12th

AUS

651

Blue

Fingers

David Hayter

Trent Neighbour

(55.0 DNF)

6.0

3.0

5.0

8.0

77.0

22.0

13th

AUS

661

Yellow

Del Boca Vista

Brad Devine

Denis Jones

6.0

8.0

4.0

(55.0 DNF)

5.0

78.0

23.0

14th

AUS

645

Blue

Ray and the Crazy 88's

Anthony Anderson

Phil Chadwick

9.0

6.0

(12.0)

6.0

4.0

37.0

25.0

15th

AUS

652

Blue

Ray White Mordiallic- Flaunt It

Ray Scherwinski

James Lanati

10.0

9.0

6.0

(14.0)

2.0

41.0

27.0

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