Poul Jensen wins Dragon Gold Cup

Dragon Gold Cup 2008

Great Britain’s Poul Richard Hoj Jensen is the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup winner. Poul Jensen with Theis Palm and Andrew Mortem were ninth in the final race and won the championship, with a four point advantage over Gavia Wilkinson-Cox, Jon Mortimer and Ron Rosenberg (GBR).

Britain’s day was completely successfully, with Robert Campbell’s third overall, and Nations Cup title, that Gavia Wilkinson-Cox will take home.

No one was able to stop Britain’s supremacy. Portugal’s Manuel Champalimaud started the final race second overall, but the 24th today dropped him to sixth place.

Russia’s Maxim Semerkhanov, Dmitri Tereshkin and Ruslan Formichev won race 6. Ukraine’s Eugeniy Braslavets, Sergey Timokhov and Claus Olesen and Portugal’s António Mardel Correia, Pedro Rebelo de Andrade and Bernardo Santos, were second and third.

Consistancy was Poul Richard Hoj Jensen’s secret to win Cascais Dragon Gold Cup. Jensen ended the championship with a total of 95 points. Gavia Wilkinson-Cox scored 4 points more but gets the Nations Cup, because she was the best placed boat of the top winning nation (Great Britain) on the last race.

Quote by Poul Jensen:

'Last race wind conditions were very shifty. The competition was very tough. The Dragon class is stabilized and is still growing in number of boats. There are a lot of very good sailors arriving. The no discard rule makes competition harder. A bad result can compromise your possibilities'

The next Dragon Gold Cup 2009 will be held in Denmark.

Dragon Gold Cup - Final overall positions
1GBR-735Poul Richard Hoj JensenTheis Palm / Andrew Mordem9510262281415
2GBR-716Gavia Wilkinson-CoxJon Mortimer / Ron Rosenberg9945316151010
3GBR-688Robert CampbellMatt Walker / Jonathan Hill104,727155,7241518
4UKR-7Markus WieserThomas Auracher / Sergei Pugatchev1078213230313
5UKR-8Eugeniy BraslavetsSergey Timokhov / Claus Olesen1102602926263
6POR-42Manuel ChampalimaudMark Hart / Ed Streeter112161914141930
7RUS-77Inna ShternbergYury Bozhedomov / Petr Zakharov122362915101616
8UKR-9Lars HendriksenGeorge Leonchuk / Martin Leifelt133,717303504011,7
9SUI-288Robert StanjekMarkus Koy / Friedemann Nisch137221037131837
10POR-47Henrique AnjosVasco Serpa / Pedro Costa Alemão14038331731021
11RUS-71Maxim SemerkhanovDmitri Tereshkin / Ruslan Formichev1574237413340
12GER-996Thomas MullerVincent Hoesch / Maximillian Scheibmair164,18911,72011,711,720
13GER-976Dirk DavidStefan Abel / Mark Bayer168341430203139
14DEN-166Tom CarlsenMark Flint / Philipp Skafte-Holm168,411,73411,7214842
15DEN-391Jorgen SchonherrJan Eli Gravad / Christian Videbaek168,735957225,722
16RUS-25Alexey KrylovVlad Kapitonov / Alexey Bushuev1701920881834
17RUS-47Igor SkalinValery Zatsarinskiy / Oleg Edokimenko179314434281329
18RUS-27Anatoly LoginovAlexander Shalagin / Andrei Kirilyuk188493140163319
19RUS-81Mikhail ApukhtinLeonid Klepikov / Alexander Mironov190301824612235
20DEN-266Frank BergSoren Nielsen/ Soren Kaestel195,7605,710702525
21GER-1036Max GlasWolfi Steuer / Simon Ramstetter196292527354733
22NED-305Bram de WildeHenri Boere / Gijs Evers20239615318238
23USA-310Edward SawyerMartin Payne / William Willet203,75,72343592746
24RUS-44Artiom KuznetsovVladimir Silkin / Georgy Shayduko20903226555244
25GER-1056Burkhard KeesePhil Blin / Jorg Moesnang212354044233040
26RUS-31Emelianov KonstantinMikhail Senatorov / Alexandz Prokorov213182228375850
27POR-51Filipe SilvaJoaquim Moreira / Miguel Pinto21447600322451
28SUI-296Harro KniffkaMichael Lipp / Michael Koch22632861412064
29RUS-96Mikhail MuratovValentin Uvarkin / Viacheslav Varnachkin229564939252832
30POR-49Francisco LacerdaDiogo Lacerda / Diogo Pereira233624619483523
31SUI-297Ulli LiborFrank Butzmann / Stefan Hellriegel236431356444436
32POR-55Jose MatosoCharles Nankin / Afonso Marques238145245492949
33GER-1042Philip DohseOliver Mose / Jan Scharfetter23937383585152
34RUS-69Olga WhiteIgor Ivaskintsov / Alexey Murashkin252537047293617
35POR-54António Mardel CorreiaPedro Rebelo Andrade / Bernardo Santos252,763664651215,7
36IRL-204Don O`DonoghueBrian Mathews / Mark Pettitt255,71358815,71781
37RUS-35Oleg KhoperskyVictor Fogelson / Eugeny Ivanov256571750178926
38GBR-723Quentin StraussNigel Young/Lars Wegener260504313278938
39RUS-1Arnold ShternbergArtem Smirnov / Alexander Andrianov262445033385443
40RUS-45Sergey YazikovIgor Frolov / Vladimir Liubomirov264236342503848
41GBR-708Len JonesClaus Hoj Jensen / Jaime Lee267484818195381
42FRA-365Louis UrvoisGwen Chapalian / Jimmy Pahun268515321465641
43POR-56Miguel MagalhãesJorge P. Melo / José Magalhães273466725334953
44RUS-2Sergey MaslovVladimir Krutskikh / Aleksandr Ezhkov280401654644363
45POR-58José Duarte BelloHenrique Costa e Silva / Miguel Cardoso290583955536124
46SWE-338Stefan WinbergBosse Ahlstrom / Peter Casso290253689455045
47GER-1009Ulrich MatthiesenMichael Nesselhauf / Jorg Fischer291332452635960
48POR-57Mario QuinaFernando Passeiro / Eric Vandame293156948673757
49POR-146Jorge PinheiroFrederico P. Melo / Francisco Mourão296414731476961
50GER-1044Horst-Wilhelm StrohRudiger Karsten / Katharina Stroh298556836694228
51POR-34Fernando BelloJorge Moya / Tiago Geraldes299245549688914
52GER-972Christian KrauseneckerKarl Ibscher / Lasr Walter301207559393969
53DEN-380Peter WarrerEric Orsted / Thomas Sorensen303214281435759
54RUS-32Andrey SamoylovLeonid Altukhov / Manat Nevlyutov304547463343247
55GER-1043Cian O`CarrollThomas Hill/Kane Williamson316716523567031
56MON-11Christian BoillotLionel Pean / Gerad Le Goff317524138428955
57HKG-50Phyllis ChangLowell Chang / Lars Gelbjerg-Hansen319745658406427
58NED-309Guus de GrootRichard van Rij / Hay Winters331642766524181
59SWE-342Bjorn OsterblomPeje Emilsson / Bo Kaijser361283564758970
60POR-46Francisco Pinheiro de MeloVicente P. de Melo / Francisco Ramada372688051624566
61RUS-6Alexander ShmidAlexander Yanin / Mikhail Markin376674567796256
62GBR-730Thomas OlrogClaire Sowry / Philip Catmur383692889746558
63GBR-575Richard DaviesTitch Blachford / Patrick Welton384615470716662
64POR-50Pedro Mendes LealPedro Pinheiro de Melo / Jorge Ferlov388657160578154
65POR-36Patrick Monteiro de BarrosPedro Beckert / Paulo Bastos394597273368965
66AUS-206Gordon IngateChristine Ingate / Robert Alp394896262546067
67GBR-690Stephane BasedenPascal Buli-Debat / Franck Corbiere409725771736868
68RUS-80Andriy LitsynskyyVladimir Makaron / Andriy Golvoko410667874654681
69BEL-69Michael Van CallwelaertJan de Bie/Lien de Bien417756476665581
70POR-53Fernando NogueiraFernando Gamboa / Morgan Nogueira427707772606781
71MON-2Jens RathsackBjorn Oestreich / Nina Rathsack451895165768981
72POR-27Antonio VianezAndre Bravo/Henrique Cardoso/Filipe Talone452897968726381
73POR-40Pedro Almeida LopesJoão Almeida Lopes / António S. Matos454737675787181
74POR-23Filipe LoureiroMiguel Tavares / Luis Vasconcelos Dias457767369778181
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