Morrison/Rhodes trail Aussies at 49er Worlds

Andrea Fonseca & Rodrigo Duarte have made a good start to qualifying Brazil for the Beijing Games - Day 2 2008 49er Worlds
Britain's Steve Morrison and Ben Rhodes are in third place after the second day of qualifiers at the 49er World Championships. Australia’s Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin lead at Sail Melbourne with the Hansen brothers from Denmark in second.

With the first discard in place, Outteridge/Austin are three points ahead of yesterday’s leaders, brothers Peter and Soren Hansen from Denmark, who dropped to second place overall. Their downfall was a 14th in Race 5, which they used as their discard.

'We got two firsts and a seventh – we cleared out at the starts and just kept going fast – we led pretty much whole way from top mark in the first two races,' Outteridge said.

'In our third race (Race 6), someone tacked on top of us and we couldn’t get away, but we were happy to make seventh. It could have been worse,' the 22 year old said.

'Our major threats are the Hansen brothers and the defending world champions Stevie and Ben (Morrison/Rhodes from Great Britain). I wouldn’t rule out the Olympic gold medallists from Athens either (Iker Martinez/Xabi Fernandez),' he added.

Racing started on time in an 8-11 knot northerly, but lightened out to a top strength of around 8 knots, averaging around 5-6 knots, turning nor-nor-easterly and shifty.

Morrison and Rhodes’ group was last off the blocks. Keeping good their promise to protect their world champion status, the pair scored 8, 5, 1 results to hang in at third place, using the eighth place as their drop. They are five points behind the leaders.

Crash at the 49er committee boat - Day 2 2008 49er Worlds
The Italian Sibello brothers, Pietro and Gianfraco, and Rodion Luka/George Leonchuck (UKR) respectively worked their way into fourth and fifth places after each won his group’s Race 6 this afternoon. Both pairs came into their own in the fluky light winds.

Brazil’s hopes of qualifying for the Beijing Games to be sailed off Qingdao next year, moved closer to reality when Andrea Fonseca/Rodrigo Duarte scored 1,8,4 places for 12th place overall.

That was not the case for Irish brothers Russell and Matthew McGovern. 'It’s not going according to plan,' said a disappointed Russell. The two finished their day with 10,12,8 results and are 30th overall.

'Racing is really good, tight –and nice wind, but things aren’t going so great for us. It’s tough, I hope we get more wind tomorrow, we’re better in that,' added Matthew.

A tricky day for Race Officials with a couple of general recalls and incidents. In one group’s pre-start there was a pile-up at the start boat causing a few collisions. Seven competitors were Black Flagged, four OCS’d and others not finishing racing. It proved costly for those trying for Olympic qualification.

Results are provisional pending protests. The Sail Melbourne ISAF Grade 1 event continues tomorrow.

    49er
PlNameBoatSail

Number
Club

/Cty
123456789Net

Points
1AUSTIN, Ben

OUTTERIDGE, Nathan
FearlessAUS3AUS213117   8
2HANSEN, Soren

HANSEN, Peter
Hempel/Dong EnergyDEN12DEN1215142   11
3RHODES, Ben

MORRISON, Stevie
GBR1GBR214851   13
4SIBELLO, Gianfranco

SIBELLO, Piero
ITA4ITA192731   14
5LEONCHUK, George

LUKA, Rodion
VoroninUKR14Ukraine3135231   14
6PECKOLT, Hannes

PECKOLT, Jan Peter
11GER146253   15
7FERNANDEZ, Xabier

MARTINEZ, Iker
ESP10ESP449426   20
8RESCH, Nikolaus Leopold

DELLE KARTH, Nico Luca Marc
Mary Jane, HOBAS Tiroler Wasserkraft 1A Inst.AUT2AUT635364   21
9RAST, Chris

WADLOW, Tim
SecoraUSA13USA688233   22
10ASQUITH, Mark`

CAMPBELL-JAMES, Paul
EITSGBR21GBR3521149   23
11ANDRADE, Francisco

LIMA, Jorge
LusodietePOR18POR3512852   23
12DUARTE, Rodrigo

FONSECA, Andre
Vaca VoadoraBRA29BRA776184   25
13ZUCCHETTI, Pietro

ANGILELLA, Giuseppe
ITA30ITA4222865   25
14ARTURO, Alonso

FEDERICO, Alonso
ESP6ESP10251812   26
15STÉPHANE, Christidis

MORGAN, Lagraviere
Rougail RiverFRA 7FRA56176110   28
16DENGSØ ANDERSEN, Dennis

KRÃœGER ANDERSEN, Peter
DEN15DEN63141028   29
17NEWMAN, Jon

PHILLIPS, William
AUS27AUS56133411   29
18KIRKETERP, Martin

WARRER, Jonas
Hempel Dong EnergyDEN 8DEN91411344   31
19WHEELER, Simon

PINK, John
Skandia Team GBRGBR28GBR532528

BFD
18   33
20HOPSON, Alex

EVANS, Dave
MyfanwyGBR22GBR751012102   34
21BOVIM, Frode

GUNDERSEN, Christopher
NOR20NOR1188675   34
22REMOCKER, Ben

COOK, Gordon
SamsonCAN19CAN928

OCS
74214   36
23THOMPSON, Cy

KOTOUN, Anthony
www.verticalyachts.comISV817ISV710313186   39
24BAUMANN, Hannes

BAUR, Marcus
FritzIIGER26GER82064193   40
25SOININEN, Heikki

LEHTINEN, Lauri
FIN1060FIN4111011109   44
26YANN, Rochierieux

EMMANUEL, Dyen
FRA16FRA291617711   45
27TORLÉN, Kalle

LINDBERG, Jonas
AplicatorSWE42SWE106991114   45
28KRUSE, Clemens

SIEBER, Christoph
T-SystemsAUT38AUT81111998   45
29BASK, Kalle

UUSI-AUTTI, Janne
FIN44FIN187913117   47
30MCGOVERN, Matthew

MCGOVERN, Russell
IRL40IRL991410128   48
31KIERKOWSKI, Krzysztof

CZAJKOWSKI, Marcin
POL17POL8101451412   49
32SIOUZIOUS, Athanasios

PACHOUMAS, Athanasios
GRE37GRE14411151013   52
33GRANQVIST, Jacob

KUUSI, Ilmari
GantFIN48FIN10121015913   54
34TAKAHASHI, Kenji

TODOROKI, Kenjiro
KANTO AUTO WORKSJPN 35JPN12107728

BFD
19   55
35STAVENUITER, Wilco

SCHUTTE, Daan
CLB - TUDELFTNED39NED13131628

BFD
23   56
36SIGN, Alain

FLETCHER, Dylan
Great BearGBR33GBR2015491316   57
37KUZMICKI, Pawel

STANCZY, Tomasz
Delphia YachtsPOL1069POL11142115125   57
38MAKINO, Yukio

ISHIBASHI, Akira
JPN985JPN1813191169   57
39CUPAC, Petar

KOSTOV, Pavle
CRO41CRO1112314928

OCS
   58
40JENSEN, Iain

O'CONNOR, David
The CapeAUS46AUS19151610116   58
41IVANKOVIC, Ivan

IVANKOVIC, Goran
CRO959CRO1571713176   58
42HUBER, Lorenz

FRICKE, Leopold
GER34GER14161271511   59
43HEINEKEN, John

NOBLE, Matt
USA50USA28

DNF
113191613   62
44KIVISTIK, Lenart

HAAVEL, Tõnis
EST894EST15828

RDG
181112   64
45PATENIOTIS, Michalis

DIMOU, Dionisis
GRE47GRE28

DNF
17201777   68
46HALKES (HO WAI HO), Mike

KNIGHT, Richard
Little DragonHKG1064HKG13168161715   68
47PANAGIOTIDIS, Alfonso

PANAGIOTIDIS, George
GRE994GRE28

DSQ
181121228

OCS
   71
48GIFFEN, Rory

PASQUALI, Joey
USA 792USA 792USA162013161316   74
49GUILLOU, Damien

MONTEAU, Alexandre
FRA23FRA122541428

BFD
20   75
50VILLAMBROSA, Federico

GAINZA EURNEKIAN, Matias
QuicksilverARG1066ARG18197191518   77
51PEEL, Tom

MASON, Richard
MurkaGBR806GBR1614152228

BFD
10   77
52HOGAN, Ian

GOODERHAM, Billy
CAN1058CAN131224121921   77
53DELPECH, Noé

D'ORTOLI, Julien
French ConnectionFRA32FRA121817141619   77
54SMYTHE, Charlie

GOLDSBERRY, Jonathan
Skiffsailing.orgUSA877USA172428

DNF
19810   78
55STEFANI, Diego

SILVEIRA, Santiago
URU146URU28

BFD
1518161317   79
56MIRSKY, Torvar

MANN, David
Polyester GirlsAUS929AUS171716171615   81
57ZHUANG, Xuehai

WEN, Zijin
NauticaCHN1009CHN151218202018   83
58DE KOCK, Joe

WADE-LEHMAN, Clynton
Seiko VelaturaRSA010RSA162018211515   84
59FENWICK, Andrew

BORROWS, Kevin
Pocket Rocket1063NZL142320201714   85
60KELLY, Paul

PARKINSON, Luke
FluidAUS767AUS192119182117   94
61BLOCH, Sidney

BELLOTTI, Marcelo
BRA926BRA21191228

BFD
2123   96
62CORDINGLEY, Robert

LINTON, Aaron
OshinAUS411AUS192113272221   96
63ZHOU , Boxiong

LIN, Wuzhi
NauticaCHN1008CHN28

DNF
1822181424   96
64HU, Xianqiang

LI, Fei
NauticaCHN923CHN202315222217   96
65GODMAN, Rory

GRAHAM, Peter
MourphesNZL811NZL28

OCS
2415211820   98
66MARSHALL, Ty

MARSHALL, Clint
SpinelessAUS932AUS1721192228

OCS
19   98
67CHURCHER, Andrew

PHILLIPS, Samuel
Jemma the Bushpig762AUS211721212422   102
68GOMES, Henrique

GAGLIOTTI, Rafael
Porto Seguro149BRA28

DNF
2221202020   103
69DONNER, Kristoffer

GAHMBERG, Jan
AktiaFIN204FIN2019222328

BFD
21   105
70ARCHIBALD, Andrew

MCDIARMID, David
NZL433NZL221625232322   106
71ROUGHLEY, Hamish

GORDON, Murray
PPCCAUS674AUS222223252026   112
72DRESSLER, Cooper

GILMORE, John
500USA242724261822   114
73NOLAN, Ross

SPILLANE, Marcus
Seiko VelaturaIRL691IRL242220232626   115
74BROOMAN, Matthew

PETERS, Paul
Kemeny'sAUS164AUS232625241925   116
75BROWNIE, Nicholas

WALL, Kynan
Wild WilburAUS435AUS232324242324   117
76KINGSLEY-WILLIAMS, Topher

GRANT, Jamie
Pine Time230AUS262423242423   118
77BUCKINGHAM, Mitchell

GRIFFITHS, Andrew
SiroccoAUS423AUS212728

DNF
262624   124
78RANDOLPH, Nick

SPIERS, Emma
Chickn'WingsAUS768AUS222628

DNF
252527   125
79SPENCER, Tim

SPENCER, Jonathan
FKP Property Group766AUS28

DNF
2526252525   126
80GAVIN, Aron

PEARMAN, Lachlan
AUS678AUS25252628

BFD
2725   128
81AUSTIN, Timothy

ROOKLYN, Warwick
007AUS1007AUS28

DNC
28

DNC
28

DNC
28

DNC
28

DNC
28

DNC
   140
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