Laser 4.7 World Championships day 3 - Pin end crowd

Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011, San Francisco
Laser 4.7 World Championships day 3, St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Saturday morning on San Francisco Bay saw clearing skies for the first race of the day for the girls fleet. After noticing the big opportunity that Greek sailor Athanasia Fakidi found yesterday to port tack the fleet from the very open pin end, 'the girls today,' according to photographer Chris Ray, 'crowded the pin end RC boat, which actually got tapped a few times.' No stone goes unturned with these girls. After a long course, Greek sailor Vasileia Karachaliou rounded the leeward mark ahead of the fleet, only to be passed by two of her competitors as they headed back upwind. Kim Plitkin finished first, but was OCS; regatta leader Cecilia Zorzi, ITA got the win, followed by Karachaliou and Nagisa Karis Sakai of Hong Kong.

While the girls start their second race, a gun at the club goes off indicating it’s time for the 112 boys to get their boats from the lawn, down the drive, to the ramp, and off the dock before the girls come in. It’s a quick and efficient process that the Club put together in order to navigate the single ramp that all 165 boats have to go up and down every day. When a fleet arrives at the dock after racing, volunteers meet them with a dolly, the sailor takes the boat up the ramp, around a loop to a hosing station, and then back to the lawn where they carefully and meticulously go over the boat and check for any equipment in need of repair or replacement.

In the second of the girls’ races, Italian Anna Liebman won the race, but Cecilia Zorzi is still winning the event with only six points after six races. Kim Pletikin, in second with 21 points, and Line Hoest, in third with 29, will face a tough challenge over the next three days to hold their places and get ahead of Zorzi.

The boys’ yellow and blue fleets started on time at 1400 today; after a recall, the races started under black flag and nine boats were flagged. After all clear starts in both fleets, the boys headed upwind in a building ebb with wind ranging from 13-17 knots. The wing marks tended to make the race into a contact sport as the boys converged to get the closest rounding they can, jibe, and head to the leeward mark on a high speed reach. The teachings of Dave Perry come to mind (if you see a big cluster at the mark, go around it and at all costs avoid protests) as the boats squeezed together, hailed protest, and slowed each other down.

Nevertheless, the Spanish regatta leaders Francisco Gonzalez in first with six points and Carlos Rosello in second with ten points, along with Hong Kong’s Keiju Okada in third with 22 points bobbed and weaved their way through the traffic and on to top finishes.

Results Laser 4. 7 Girls   Scores take into account 1  discard  
1ITA 200480Zorzi Cecila6.0(5)11112
2SLO 198483Pletikos Kim21.01356(ocs)6
3NOR 194765Höst Line Flem29.0122276(24)
4GRE 183545Fakidi Athanasia32.03(bfd)43175
5GRE 194857Karachaliou Vasileia36.09(bfd)81324
6NOR 198747Herud Celine Therese38.018(bfd)6473
7TUR 198917Yentur Zeynep42.066162(25)12
8ESP 196946Luque Gonzalez Yolanda GranCan42.04(bfd)185411
9HKG 122064Sakai Nagisa Karis45.0214(23)8318
10ITA 193660Liebman Anna65.0(41)221212181
11BRA 197089Silva Julia72.025913(27)1114
12SUI 197161Van Campenhoudt Marine76.014159(45)1325
13USA 165073Bushnell Lola77.030511922(37)
14SLO 174363Peternelj Eva77.071827(39)1510
15BEL 201051Van de Loock Laura78.013(bfd)3172421
16ITA 195487Modena Camilla79.015102120(38)13
17CRO 196187Prtenjaca Nikolina82.0102319(26)237
18AUS 196421Bennett Milly87.0198(42)112920
19SUI 199846Jayet Maud88.011(bfd)3118199
20SIN 185404Siew Kiah Hui Savannah90.0811203120(40)
21AUS 169684Chesterman Sophie92.0(37)2014291019
22USA 188912Bryer Rachel96.02816(34)241216
23GBR 199438Asplund Johanna99.0237302316(32)
24CRO 182661Kacan Antonela101.021(bfd)2928815
25USA 194042Weaver Hanne111.0454101042(ocs)
26ARG 159970Zalazar Maria Florencia111.024192616(34)26
27CRO 186212Hamerlitz Anja111.017(bfd)22222129
28JPN 196486Kunimi Ayano119.022(bfd)33153217
29ITA 193583Caruso Bianca124.031(bfd)15212631
30SLO 196239Janezic Lea Dora126.016(bfd)2835398
31SIN 185781Goh Su Min Rebecca130.029(bfd)24361427
32USA 191985Naughton Sophie133.0(44)1232253034
33AUS 184674Barton Emma139.027(bfd)7374028
34ITA 196211Frazza Francesca140.0(46)2138143730
35USA 176237Hughes Hannah143.03613(47)413122
36USA 164258White Maeve145.032(bfd)17462723
37GER 181610Edinger Nadine151.0(48)263938543
38GER 193240Hinders Sonka152.040174319(48)33
39JPN 199062Murayama Hitomi169.026(bfd)25492841
40IND 195372Sadanandan Shweta170.04324(48)48946
41IND 190923Charles Shaila173.0(47)2845323335
42SIN 182202Ho Airiel175.020(raf)3730dne36
43USA 198386Mackey Sarah192.0(50)2935344747
44ARG 164030Rivas Ines193.03430404346(48)
45HKG 180992Mascia Sofia-Marie195.033254950(dsq)38
46IND 195378Nedunchezhiyan Aishwarya198.03932(50)474139
47ARG 146046Varela Dasso Lucia200.03527514443(ocs)
48AUS 184702Vaughan Anna203.0423136(51)4549
49USA 199347Kardek Haley203.049(bfd)44333542
50USA 158824Goethe Hannah206.038(bfd)46423644
51USA 192949Dana Francesca221.051(bfd)41404445

Results Laser 4.7 Boys   Scores take into account 1  discard  
1ESP 198731Gonzalez Sammarco Francisco6.01(14)1121
2ESP 185048Rosello Carlos10.0611(18)11
3JPN 196496Okada Keiju22.0(12)14368
4DEN 198547Guldberg Rost Christian23.04(12)52111
5ESP 196937Cabrera Gonzalez Juan Kevin27.0141435(26)
6BEL 198479de Smet William29.093(25)683
7BRA 174386Servaes Andre31.0102(18)6112
8SUI 199430Schneiter Sebastien33.0(ocs)991032
9SLO 195998Zelko Zan Luka34.0519622(dnf)
10TUR 195569Turkmen Mehmet37.0(16)1115155
11PER 182311Peschiera Stefano37.08(15)81335
12NZL 160130Inglis Keith40.05510713(23)
13AUS 193111Walkemeyer Ben41.07211129(22)
14ITA 194438Benvenuto Riccardo44.0104(17)10128
15SUI 197138Theuninck Nils49.02(24)3191015
16GBR 197306Pain David52.02(ocs)7191014
17AUS 192561Connor Nicholas56.09(33)2181611
18CRO 189507Poretti Antonio61.071451421(34)
19JPN 195676Kitamura Yuichiro61.0(ocs)121512157
20NZL 157463Rippey Trent63.011172447(ocs)
21ITA 191765de Luca Pietro64.0207711(bfd)19
22ESP 196594Cruz Gaston65.062116(ocs)193
23SLO 192388Medved Jure66.01420316(bfd)13
24GBR 185614Parke Anthony67.01118417(20)17
25JPN 195521Sugiyama Koichiro67.01553287(34)
26NOR 192013Klovstad Carl Cedrik68.04(ocs)198289
27ITA 196190Gregorin Zeno68.0197(34)52413
28MEX 151167Belausteguigoitia Ander69.0168191313(24)
29HKG 181818Williams Gerald70.0(40)81121237
30BRA 168883Lowy Martin71.02318(24)4620
31TUR 201324Sayin Mete73.0(dnf)25651720
32SIN 182200Tan Wei Ann Nicodemus74.025(26)122296
33ITA 199281Salva Simone76.013939114(ocs)
34USA 197626Marshall Jack78.01317122412(33)
35AUS 193018Vos Max84.01516(30)22274
36USA 197510Toland Jack85.0221922121(30)
37ITA 195060Kuester Maximilian85.0830(36)151616
38AUS 169434Gore Dylan88.0201033718(35)
39USA 199169Shanahan Brendan90.0176(28)252319
40GBR 196650Hazelwood James90.0141626(32)826
41ITA 198597Gasparini Angelo90.02110142718(32)
42NZL 193141Amlehn Ryan91.019(dnf)21231117
43HKG 196511Johnston James93.02211202317(33)
44SIN 182199Tan Jen-E97.0241322(40)2612
45USA 173662Shaw Bradley99.018(35)2692818
46RUS 195125Krapivin Daniil100.0328222819(ocs)
47GRE 192026Efraimidis Synodinos Panagioti101.03(ocs)27ocs410
48PER 161520Torres-llosa Alonso102.0(dnf)2910143910
49NZL 196405Mcdonald Liam107.02122(42)252415
50SUI 199851Wagen Kilian108.033(49)946146
51GRE 193175Papachristou Ioannis114.0(ocs)ocs1716204
52NZL 187886Burn Taylor122.0183035930(ocs)
53SUI 190887Ormond Bryan124.0353(45)302531
54USA 185453Livernois William125.0(38)3632241518
55USA 197571Mccarthy Liam127.0243229(38)1428
56DEN 201659Korsby Mikkel128.01225826(dnf)dns
57USA 187697Butcher Thomson129.0(34)3131262516
58AUS 172232Johnson Kailas130.02915(53)332627
59CRO 188198Frzop Jure131.01763417(bfd)dnf
60GBR 196171Bullock Dan131.02331(41)362912
61GRE 197175Theodorakis Nikos140.029(37)16283136
62ESP 181399Alcázar López Toño141.028231320(bfd)ocs
63GER 176584Bilger Jakob141.03328(50)332225
64SUI 194303Haenni Luca144.041321327(42)31
65AUS 197285Brown Nelson146.0(ocs)4340202221
66CAN 188125Fritz Alexander146.02722(37)323629
67AUS 197282Calvert Jock148.02827273432(38)
68ARG 182335Pellejero Manuel150.0363929(44)379
69FRA 200296Antoine Calliste150.0262628(dns)3436
70CAN 199991Harney Graham151.0(43)2035353427
71ITA 200462Pescini Alfonso152.032(44)38392914
72IND 195369Patrick Rufus154.0(44)4221403021
73RUS 190781Voloshenko Dima156.03921203442(46)
74CAN 180568Vlasic Adrian156.034232337(43)39
75GBR 198882Verburgt Freddie157.03213393835(40)
76GBR 169214Sellers Ollie157.026(47)43312730
77FRA 198818Tougeron Timothee159.0(dnf)3536293722
78SIN 185393Yong Jie Tan163.0352430(44)3242
79THA 195004Whitcraft Don164.040(46)23364025
80USA 190468Willard Lawson165.03036(46)433323
81GBR 191314Phillips Rupert166.030273141(bfd)37
82PER 182326Saco Sebasthian168.0(44)2942303829
83GER 192977Lietz Jonas173.025383815(bfd)dnf
84USA 195637Larsen Kyle176.027384331(51)37
85PUR 175595Campos Diego181.03634(48)423138
86GRE 179905Giokas Thanasis186.0314818(dsq)bfd32
87USA 174300Kent Greggory189.0(ocs)ocs37353624
88USA 184441Suorsa Markus189.03944254239(48)
89USA 170402Tan Michael192.03834(52)474528
90USA 192958Dana Will200.03141(55)513839
91USA 194291Hughes Howdy200.0(52)4233453545
92ARG 168620Rolon Joan201.0373344(51)4641
93USA 171007Cannard Jonathan209.03741(51)414941
94JPN 196497Sakakibara Ryutaro212.0(48)4640394047
95USA 199203Guerriero Max215.049(dns)48374635
96USA 198664Clemett Nathaniel216.04637554533(ocs)
97FRA 186558Hamker Maxence218.0(49)4047464540
98USA 194043Finlayson Calum222.04739(50)504343
99USA 184640Cefali William223.0424844(49)4742
100PER 150210Dewerpe Pierre223.043434647(49)44
101BRA 195362Boani Paulucci Luis Felipe226.042(dnf)4129bfdocs
102USA 181864Kendrick Daniel229.046(50)47504145
103PER 163288Dewerpe Jean232.04745(54)434849
104USA 198011Ticatch Harlan232.04545(54)484846
105THA 174874Whitcraft Dylan237.0504951(52)4443
106GER 191899Neumann Johannes239.0415153(dns)4747
107ARG 153458Rodriguez Ansaldi Tomas239.0485245(53)5044
108IND 195325Prabhakar Praveen241.045(ocs)494941ocs
109USA 192924Carter Joe242.0(ocs)40495244ocs
110USA 187728Dreyer Sterling246.05147(52)485050
111USA 165038Lee Logan285.0(dnc)dncdnsdnsdnsdnc
112GRE 194809Florentin Filipos285.0(dnc)dncdnsdncdncdnc

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