RS Feva World Championship 2011 day 1

Practice Day - RS Feva World Championship 2011
Richard Gibbons/Anemoi
RS Feva World Championship is being held in Bruinisse, Netherlands between 22nd and 29th July.

Today was for the big boys and girls with 18-22kts average and gusts of some more. Rescue was stretched but nowhere close to breaking point. Medics were on standby though, with their extractor pumps to remove the dangerous excess levels of adrenaline produced.

The day was just begging to be monstered and monstered it was. Jovian Short and James Barlow obliged by not just winning all their three races but doing it in style. They were putting half a beat between themselves and second. That was truly stupendous.

Team GBR was generally in very fine form. But as befits the GBR reputation when barnacles are being blown off rocks that was internationally par. Owen Bowerman and Charlie Darling, the reigning World Champs, scored 1,1,3 on the day and RYA NJS improvers of the year. Robert and Alice Masterman were third overnight with 1,4,2. Rounding out the top Brits in fourth are Robert Baddeley and James Taylor and with a career best day in fifth Seb Baucutt and Harry Buisseret from Tonbridge School.

Other notables are hot Italians Matteo Pilati and Mattia Ducchi who are back for umpteenth time hanging in there in sixth. Steady eddies Matt Whitfiled and Scott Wallis are in seventh ahead of top HKG boat Matt Hollis and Scarlett Manzoni. Sterliing effort by the latter in the breeze as she can fit into pocket for all the bulk she can muster. Top 10 rounded out by Morgan Peach and Herbie Harford and Barnie Blackstone and Will Proud. 11th and 12th are the top duelling Nordics from Sweden leading a swag more Brits including the Barnett Band, Hugo Tucker and Tim Collino, Alex Farrell and Alex Warrington, the brazen Sarah Hussey and Andy (Feet) Brierley and the Family Bristow.

Results:

Rank

Sail
No

Nation

  Helm Name

Crew Name

Club

Prize
Cat

Q1

Q2

Q3

1st

1250

GBR

Jovian Short

JamesBarlow

Royal Torbay Yacht Club

 

1

1

1

2nd

4204

GBR

Owen Bowerman

CharlieDarling

Hayling Island Sailing Club

15

1

1

3

3rd

4251

GBR

Robert Masterman

Alice Masterman

HISC/PapercourtSC

Fam

1

4

2

4th

3307

GBR

Robert Baddeley

James Taylor

HISC/ Burghfield SC

 

3

3

2

5th

4242

GBR

Seb Baucutt

Harry Buisseret

Tonbridge School SS

 

2

2

5

6th

4481 

ITA

Matteo Pilati

Mattia Duchi

 

15

3

3

5

7th

2686

GBR

Matthew Whitfield

Scott Wallis

Penarth YC / Spinnaker SC

15

8

1

3

8th

4475

HK

MattHollis

Scarlett Manzoni

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

 

3

3

6

9th

4000

GBR

Morgan Peach

Herbie Harford

Royal Torbay Yacht Club

15

2

9

2

10th

129

GBR

Barnaby Blackstone

William Proud

Bewl Valley Sailing Club

 

4

7

3


Full results are available here.

RS Feva World Championship website
http://www.sail-world.com/86364