Moth World Championship- Competitors worried about racing

2013 Moth Worlds fleet in action, Day 3.
Talk around Kaneohe Yacht Club’s boat park this morning wasn’t about which foils to use or which sails were best for today’s racing. Instead, competitors at the 2013 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship were worried if they’d get any racing in at all in the final two remaining days of the regatta.

'With 3-4 knots the likely max we’d see today, we’re abandoning the day so you can all go and enjoy Hawaii,' said Matt Knowles, US Moth Class President and organizer of the event at the morning briefing. 'Models are all showing a tough couple of days ahead, but we’re hoping a window opens for a few more good, fair races.'

Bora Gulari’s (USA) five-point lead over Australia’s Nathan Outteridge becomes far more crucial with a reduced schedule ahead, though the 2009 Detroit-based World Champion isn’t counting on nature to make his life any easier. 'I’ve had some great battles with Nathan over the years, but I’m really just happy to be here, sailing fast and enjoying Hawaii,' said Gulari, busy preparing his boat for some practice in Thursday’s zephyrs. Bora was the first American to win a Moth World Title in 33 years when he won the event in Cascade Locks, Oregon; finishing just behind was Outteridge. Two years later, Aussie Gold Medalist and America’s Cup skipper Outteridge crushed the fleet in Belmont, Australia to win his first Moth Worlds.

American racer Brad Funk saw his lock on third place disappear when race officials corrected an earlier scoring error; the Florida Olympic sailor now sits in fourth place, tied on points with third place Julian Salter from Tasmania (AUS). Fellow Tasmanian Rob Gough rounds out the top 5. Full results.


Injuries, Damage Surprisingly Small After 'Scariest Boat Crash I’ve Ever Seen'
The first top mark of Race 4 of the Championship was the site of the 'scariest boat crash I’ve ever seen,' according to one witness, yet neither of the two sailors involved suffered more than a scratch. 'I was coming in on the port tack layline, ducking a wall of starboard tackers,' explained Tom Offer (GBR). 'Philip [Käsermann] was on starboard, and I think he bore away to let me through just as I was bearing away to go behind him.' At a closing speed of nearly 40 knots, the bow of Offer’s Exocet moth tore into the Swiss sailor’s wing bar, bringing both boats to a spectacular stop and catapulting both sailors through the air and into the water. Offer’s royal blue dinghy suffered damage to the bow though was otherwise unharmed. 'It’s a bit much to reconstruct the nose right now, and while I’m massively disappointed to end my regatta after such strong results, I’m very happy neither of us was hurt,' Offer said. Käsermann’s boat was luckier. 'I’ve changed the wing bar and will replace the broken boom; I can’t finish my sailing season with a retirement!' The incident served as a reminder of the skill needed to sail a moth at the very highest level. 'One little misstep at these speeds can be catastrophic,' said Knowles.


Youth America’s Cup Star Wins $1000 'Velocitek Dash For Cash'
New Zealand hasn’t sent an army of competitors to this Worlds like their neighbor to the West, but Youth America’s Cup winner and 49er World Champion Peter Burling made up for the deficit in numbers with a victory in the annual Velocitek Dash For Cash contest. After verifying data from Burling’s Velocitek speed-measuring device, Velocitek founder Alec Stewart announced that Burling had reached an incredible 25.0 knots of boatspeed; all in a maximum wind of around 11 knots – and between two races. 'I came in after a race to replace a broken part, and I was definitely in a rush to get back to the start of the next race,' said Burling. The young Kiwi would start 4 minutes behind the fleet and still finish the race in the top ten. 'We’ve really enjoyed supporting the Moth fleet over the years with the Dash For Cash,' said Stewart. 'The cutting edge technology, incredible efficiency, and simplicity are exactly what Velocitek stands for.'


Overall Results After seven Races (Top five Only):
1. USA 7: Bora Gulari, Detroit, MI, [16]-1-2-1-3-3-7- ; 17
2. AUS 3997: Nathan Outteridge, Wangi Wangi, Australia, 1-2-1-[11]-9-1-8- ; 22
3. AUS 8, Julian Salter, Tasmania, 11-9-8-5-2-[29]-5- ; 40
4. USA 1111: Brad Funk, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 24(ZFP)-5-4-3-5-5-[18]- ; 40
5. AUS 3, Rob Gough, Tasmania, [15]-8-13-8-8-2-4- ; 43





Sail  
Boat  SkipperYacht Club  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  TotalPos
USA 7    Bora Gulari  Bayview Yacht Club   [17]  1  2  1  3  3  7   17  
1  
AUS 3997    Nathan Outteridge  Wangi Sailing Club   1  2  1  [10]  9  1  8   22  
2  
USA 1111  UFO  Brad Funk  Lauderdale yacht club   [24/ZFP]  5  4  3  5  5  18   40  
3  
AUS 8  Salter marine @ gmail  Julian Salter  Royal yacht club of Tasmania   12  9  8  5  2  [29]  5   41  
4  
AUS 3  The Belafonte  Rob Gough  royal yacht club of tasmania   [16]  8  13  8  8  2  4   43  
5  
GBR 7  Royal London Yacht Club  Chris Rashley  Royal London Yacht Club   3  [35]  6  11  7  4  13   44  
6  
AUS 2  7  Scott Babbage  WSC   4  4  [27]  24  1  12  1   46  
7  
GBR 4047  50 Shades  Robert Greenhalgh  Royal Southern YC/HRSC/SBSC   2  7  7  9  [19]  13  11   49  
8  
GBR 3982  PATONATOR  BEN PATON  LYMINGTON TOWN SC   [54]  3  3  15  23  6  3   53  
9  
AUS 1  Equinox Racing  Josh Mcknight  RPAYC   7  10  [16]  7  14  10  9   57  
10  
USA 4054    George Peet  BYC/LTYC   5  6  9  [37]  22  9  14   65  
11  
AUS 3951  Puddles  Iain Jensen  wangi amateur sailing club   [33]  27  21  4  6  14  15   87  
12  
NZL 3991  Be rude not to  Peter Burling  Tauranga Yacht Club   39  28  [52]  2  10  7  6   92  
13  
USA 3911  General Disarray  Eric Aakhus  Kaneohe YC   10  [37]  32  19  4  16  26   107T  
14  
SUI 3796    Psarofaghis Arnaud  SNG   [32]  21  18  23  15  20  10   107T  
15  
AUT 4029    Nico Luca Marc Delle Karth  KYC   6  [32]  14  30  16.5/TIE  17  28   111.5  
16  
AUS 5  KA Sail  Andrew McDougall  Black Rock YC   [35/ZFP]  11  22  14  20  15  30   112  
17  
USA 4056  the spruce goose  Tom Johnson  Tom Johnson   25  [33/ZFP]  28  18  12  11  21   115  
18  
GBR 3985  Shocksailing.com  Simon Hiscocks  Wpnsa   18  [43]  24  13  13  22  27   117  
19  
AUS 3958    Steven Thomas  Royal Perth Yacht Club   13  16  12  32/ZFP  [34]  30  16   119  
20  
ITA 3912  Owner drive  Rizzi Stefano  Svoc   20  12  [43]  17  27  24  20   120  
21  
JPN 3989  Kurenai  Hiroki Goto  JMCA   23  14  17  21  30  25  [35]   130  
22  
AUS 3832  Stonecutter  Les Thorpe  BYRA   24  20  15  20  [41]  19  33   131  
23  
USA 3896  sailingbits  John Harris  A18FL   30  26  10  [39]  16.5/TIE  21  31   134.5  
24  
USA 4007    Dalton Bergan  Seattle YC   34  22  36  22  11  [39]  19   144  
25  
SUI 0000  EFG Bank  Christopher Rast  SWYC/MBYC/TYC/RCO   38  25  [81/DNS]  6  21  32  25   147  
26  
ESP 3975  Troncho Bueno  Pablo Arandia  RCNValencia   14  30  35  26  [37]  33  12   150  
27  
USA 3799  Brohemoth  Jonathan Goldsberry  SFYC   [35]  15  29  27  31  27  32   161  
28  
AUS 3920    Ben Newling  WSC   22  23  19  [49]  36  34  42   176  
29  
AUS 3803  Onsoku2  Kohei Kajimoto  Black Rock Yacht Club   9  34  [55/TLE]  12  40  36  46   177  
30  
AUS 3657  Manic  David Lister  St George Sailing Club   28  58/ZFP  [81/DNS]  40  25  8  24   183  
31  
GBR 4025    Adam May  WPNSA   26  31  41  35  33  23  [45]   189  
32  
AUS 4000  Viva La Vida  Mark Robinson  WSC   37  19  [55/TLE]  50  26  41  17   190  
33  
USA 4017  Time Bandit  Matt Knowles  Sail Newport   29  24  [48]  42  18  40  41   194  
34  
SUI 3752  Patch  David Holenweg  CVE   31  29  30  32  38  [60]  39   199  
35  
AUS 3750  Chapman High Performance Saili  Andrew Chapman  WSC/LC12'SSC   27  36  25  48  28  [50]  36   200  
36  
SWE 3786  Drofn  Nils Akervall  royal swedish yacht club   [59/TLE]  18  31  31  45  43  43   211  
37  
NZL 4024    Mike Bullot  MBSC   [81/DNF]  57  23  34  42  18  38   212  
38  
AUS 4003    Reece Tailby  RPAYC   36  40  34  [65]  47  37  23   217T  
39  
AUS 4020  Moosters Trampoline  Warren Sare  Woollahra Sailing Club   44  [81/DNS]  53  28  32  26  34   217T  
40  
GER 3954  Lotte  Leopold Fricke  Chiemsee Yacht Club   21  50  20  43  [53]  45  44   223  
41  
ISV 4  Swinging Engine  Anthony Kotoun  Sail Newport   57  45  11  29  [81/DNF]  81/DNS  2   225  
42  
AUS 3847  Altitude  Charlie Connor  Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania   47  38  [55/TLE]  46  24  46  40   241T  
43  
JPN 3899  SAMEZIMA  Masatomo Suzuki  JMCA   [56]  41  47  38  48  38  29   241T  
44  
AUS 3878  Stray  Andrew Cuddihy  WSC   31/ZFP  54  51  [62]  35  35  37   243  
45  
SUI 3622  Gonet Conseils  Fabien Froesch  SNG   49  46  50  33  [54]  48  22   248  
46  
GBR 4038  Windy Wendy  Tom Special Offer  Rock Sailing Club   11  13  5  [81/DNF]  81/DNS  81/DNS  81/DNS   272  
47  
AUS 3771  Badin Dubh  Michael O'Shea  WSC   41  [68]  44  36  50  57  51   279  
48  
FRA 3596    Nicolas Rousselon  CNN   53  [65]  26  45  58  53  47   282  
49  
USA 3683  99 Problems...  Zack Maxam  SDYC   52  48  39  47  46  55  [59]   287T  
50  
USA 4066    Dylan DiMarchi  Waikiki Yacht Club   40  44  46  53  55  [81/DNF]  49   287T  
51  
AUT 4028  Frida  Nikolaus Leopold RESCH  Yacht Club Velden   59/TLE  [81/DNF]  55/TLE  25  39  44  66   288T  
52  
USA 3801  Dangus Junior  Ian Andrewes  Kaneohe Yacht Club/RNZYS   58  56  49  [63]  43  28  54   288T  
53  
AUS 4004  Impact  Will Logan  RYCT   [59/TLE]  47  55/TLE  41  44  52  57   296  
54  
NED 4023  Amsterdamned  Kalle Coster  Yab Yum's King Club   45  53  [71/ZPT*]  51  49  51  53   302  
55  
AUS 3785  Let Them Eat Cake  Rayshele Martin  WSC   48  58  33  60  57  58  [67]   314  
56  
USA 3984  tex  John Bartlett  Austin Yacht Club   51  [68/ZFP]  37  56  66  47  61   318T  
57  
SWE 3794    Emma Aspington  KSSS   42  39  38  68  [72]  69  62   318T  
58  
SWE 3793    Magnus Gravare  GKSS   46  63  55/TLE  52  61  [64]  50   327  
59  
JPN 3886    Takashi Nakagawa  JMCA   59/TLE  49  40  69  52  62  [73/TLE]   331  
60  
ITA 3855    Fabio Mazzetti  circolo vela arco   59/TLE  64  [81/DNS]  57  59  42  58   339  
61  
AUS 3824  Yoshi  Fang Warren  Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club   59/TLE  55  45  44  64  [81/DNF]  73/TLE   340  
62  
AUS 3905  Rhapsody  Phil Stevenson  StGeorge SC   59/TLE  [73/TLE]  55/TLE  58  51  56  64   343  
63  
SWE 3792  ForumILS  Casper Arvefors  BrSS   55  [67]  55/TLE  64  60  59  52   345  
64  
AUS 3934  TWW  Jamie Woods  LMYC   [81/DNC]  81/DNC  81/DNC  81/DNS  29  31  48   351  
65  
GBR 3604    Katherine Knight  SLYC   59/TLE  51  42  66  [69]  66  69   353  
66  
SUI 3798  Hula  Philippe Schiller  sng   59/TLE  62  55/TLE  55  63  65  [68]   359  
67  
AUS 3770  Ladybird  Emma Spiers  WSC   59/TLE  59  55/TLE  61  70  [81/DNF]  56   360  
68  
FRA 3964  CORUM  Loick Peyron  YCLB   59/TLE  66  55/TLE  [81/DNS]  68  54  60   362  
69  
SUI 3729  SYZ&CO  Philip Käsermann  SNG   43  33  54  [81/DNF]  81/DNS  81/DNS  81/DNS   373  
70  
USA 4018  Bronco  Thomas Loughborough  IYAC   59/TLE  60  55/TLE  54  65  [81/DNF]  81/DNS   374  
71  
ITA 3950  no name  Tommaso (Thomas) Freddi  xkite a.s.d.   59/TLE  70  [81/DNS]  59  62  67  65   382  
72  
AUS 4021  CAMARGUE  David Robinson  WSC   59/TLE  72  55/TLE  67  [73]  70  63   386  
73  
USA 4001  Norwegian Blue  Chris Maas  CIYC   59/TLE  73/TLE  55/TLE  71  51/TLE  [81/RET]  81/DNF   390  
74  
IRE 3861    Annalise Murphy  National Yacht Club   59/TLE  69  [81/DNS]  73  71  49  73/TLE   394T  
75  
USA 3678  High Speed Meditation Chamber  Guy Fleming  Waikiki   59/TLE  73/TLE  55/TLE  [75/TLE]  73/TLE  61  73/TLE   394T  
76  
USA 3479    Jimmer Montgomery  Coronado Yacht Club   59/TLE  73/TLE  55/TLE  72  [74]  71  70   400  
77  
ITA 4030  LANULFI  Marco Lanulfi  yacht club acquafresca   50  61  [81/DNS]  81/DNS  81/DNF  81/DNS  55   409  
78  
USA 3510  Doppelgänger  Ryan Lorence  Mission Bay Yacht Club   59/TLE  [81/ZFP]  55/TLE  81/ZFP  67  68  81/RET   411  
79  
IRE 3805  Lethal weapon  Ryan Seaton  BYC/CSC   80/ZFP  71  [81/DNS]  74  56  63  71   415  
80  
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