SAP 505 World Championships Day 4

2007 SAP 505 World Championship, Day 4
The fourth day of the 2007 World Championship being sailed out of Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club, in Adelaide, South Australia. Race 6 and the forecast was to be a 15-20kn sea breeze.

The morning dawned with a strong ‘gully wind’, a 15kn Sou’ Easter and a lot of cloud. Normally it will bend to the South West and turn into a sea breeze. The cloud was a warning sign, but when it swung to the nor’ East, we knew we were in trouble.

You never get a good sea breeze after a Northerly. Before the race start, it had bent back to the South easter by the time we started; we were heading into a North Wester. There was going to be trouble ahead.

Pressure wise, it was light, 5-8 knots occasionally hitting 10 knots. And there were, as you would expect a lot of shifts. There were some massive positional movements throughout the field, with the field being both compressed several times during the race and then spread on the last beat.

The winner was again Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbaek from Denmark, but they had to work hard to do it, digging themselves out from 14th at the first mark.

Their win gives them an 11 point lead at the front of the field. Howie Hamlin and Fritz Lanzinger pulled second after being ninth at the first mark and Boris Herrmann and Julien Kliener picked up third place.

Beyond that there were some huge horror stories. There were plenty of shifts during the race, with the race committee moving the top mark at every bottom mark rounding.

But it was the last beat that was the doozy. The wind had weakened and had bent a little to the left, but there was slightly more pressure to the right and direction was WSW. However as the leaders approached the finish, the wind died and a south easter formed on the shore.

The first two boats crept over the line, and then we had boats coming from the right in a Westerly and boats running from the left with their kites up. In the end the Sou’ Easter kicked in, but a lot of damage was done.

Tomorrow, there are two races and the forecast is again for a 15-20kn sea breeze. We can only hope.

505 World Championships 2007 Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club SERIES SCORES for Open up to Race 6 on 31/01/2007 Ties Breaking to Stage 1 & 2 & 3 Duty Score Average of 6 best scores (Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RAF S=DNS U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=No Data "(x.y)" Discarded)
Series Results [Open ] up to Race 6 (Drops = 1)
PlaceTiesSail NoBoat NameSkipperCrewFromSers ScoreRace 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1  8620  Jan SaugmannMorten RamsbaekDEN18.001.003.001.007.006.00[20.00]
2  8714The Black BoatMike MartinJeff NelsonUSA29.0011.009.002.006.001.00[14.00]
3  8266  Howie HamlinFritz LanzingerUSA35.002.0014.003.009.00[15.00]7.00
4  8081  Nick AdamsonSteve BourdowUSA36.0012.0015.00[17.00]3.002.004.00
51.0S8839Hawaii Five OSandy HigginsPaul MarshAUS/SA39.0017.0012.00[28.00]1.008.001.00
6  8882MustoIan PinnellSteve HuntGBR39.007.00[24.00]5.0014.0010.003.00
74.0S8875  Jens FindelJohannes TellenGER54.004.00[25.00]15.0020.004.0011.00
8  8744  Martin GoergeHans-Heinrich RixGER54.0010.0019.004.008.0013.00[19.00]
92.0S8894  Chris NicholsonDarren NicholsonAUS/NSW55.009.00[27.00]22.002.009.0013.00
10  8877Commonwealth BankRobin DeussenJordan SpencerAUS/SA55.008.0021.0010.0010.00[34.00]6.00
11  8822  Mike HoltCarl SmitUSA58.0023.0026.00[34.00]4.003.002.00
12  8920B2Michael QuirkGeoff LangeAUS/NSW64.00[18.00]7.0016.0015.0011.0015.00
13  7771Sherwood ScubaKevin TaugherJon BellUSA68.006.00[35.00]33.0013.007.009.00
141.0S8232  Ebbe RosenOlle WenrupSweden69.0021.001.0011.0018.0018.00[32.00]
15  8784SlamAdrian FinglasTom WatsonAUS/QLD69.00[46.00]22.009.0028.005.005.00
16  8881  Terry ScutcherChristian DiebitschGBR75.0013.0016.00[24.00]12.0012.0022.00
17  8890Groove TrainMalcolm HigginsAndrew ChisholmAUS/SA76.0022.0013.0012.0017.00[25.00]12.00
18  8915  Hasso PlattnerPeter AlarieGER81.0014.00[40.00]7.0025.0014.0021.00
19  8681  Barney HarrisStuart ParkUSA90.0031.0011.008.00[56.00]23.0017.00
20  8893Literacy CircleAndrew HewsonKane SinclairAUS/NSW98.0020.0023.0020.00[32.00]17.0018.00
21  8922Daring Kestrel 2Bill CuneoJohn WarlowAUS/QLD99.0015.0028.00[45.00]16.0016.0024.00
22  8644SkatPhil GrayRichard MachinAUS/QLD100.00[48.00]10.0025.0035.0022.008.00
23  8554PanicDoug HaganMichael DuffieldUSA /AUS101.5026.5018.0029.005.00[93.00F]23.00
24  8631Blue SteelParker ShinGareth WilliamsUSA118.00[39.00]17.0014.0033.0026.0028.00
25  8853FARMCarter JacksonIan TaylorAUS/NSW120.00[33.00]31.0021.0021.0020.0027.00
26  8783Mikaila LeeMichael ThomsonNick JohnstonAUS/SA128.0036.0044.00[48.00]19.0019.0010.00
27  8921Sweaty BettyNigel LottBob FranksAUS/QLD129.0035.0032.0019.0022.0021.00[43.00]
28  8903  Boris HerrmannJulien KleinerGER135.003.005.0023.0011.0093.00S[93.00F]
29  8880LustspielChristian KellnerRobert RotheGER136.5024.5030.0027.00[34.00]30.0025.00
30  8321AtaraxiaBertrand LoyalLaurent NevoFrance138.0040.002.006.0057.00[93.00F]33.00
31  8891The Surly MermaidDamian CareyMarcus CooperAUS/SA141.0016.0048.00[61.00]23.0028.0026.00
32  8751  Helen FischerAngela StengerGER145.005.008.0030.00[59.00]49.0053.00
33  8826PowerwareTom BojlandJakob KarboDEN146.00[93.00R]29.0026.0026.0029.0036.00
346.0S8919  Neal FowlerDoug McKeigeUSA148.0030.006.0035.0039.00[51.00]38.00
35  8831  Mats ElfPaul VonGreyUSA148.00[52.00]33.0042.0030.0027.0016.00
36  8840The Full MontyKevin CameronJeremy MandersAUS/QLD157.0047.004.0032.0038.0036.00[50.00]
3719.0S8777StrawberryStefan SchollmayerFrisco SanguinoGER166.0019.0037.0031.0046.0033.00[93.00F]
38  8855OccyMark StowellAnthony DeanAUS/WA166.0032.0036.0040.0027.0031.00[40.00]
39  8701OrlandoRob NapierPip PearsonGBR/AUS168.5026.5042.0018.00[52.00]47.0035.00
40  8781Alexander & Assoc.Earle AlexanderIan GreggAUS/QLD174.5024.5034.0047.0024.00[93.00S]45.00
41  8012  Henry AmthorDouglas AmthorUSA185.0041.0039.0038.0029.0038.00[49.00]
42  8905ItinerantStuart TurnbullJason LunnGBR199.0028.0038.00[93.00S]47.0042.0044.00
43  8849  Per LarsenAndreas CarlssonDEN/SWE200.0093.00F20.0013.0031.0043.00[93.00F]
4424.0S8557WhateverNeil LongLes EvansAUS/NSW210.0043.00[71.00]56.0058.0024.0029.00
45  808488th PlanetAaron RossRob WatermanUSA210.00[68.00]52.0041.0051.0035.0031.00
46  8884SchiavelloChris WentMitchell McDonaldAUS/SA212.0037.0046.0046.0037.00[93.00F]46.00
47  8810GoJohn JenkinsSteve SievewrightAUS/SA226.0042.0065.0043.00[68.00]46.0030.00
48  8520GeelslangRudolph HolmDirk RotherRSA227.0050.0058.00[93.00Q]50.0032.0037.00
49  8876  Chris TattersallGreg ClarkeAUS/QLD239.00[70.00]41.0049.0062.0048.0039.00
50  8759The MissusScott OvendenBryce PenfoldAUS/NSW241.0051.0059.0036.0054.00[93.00S]41.00
51  8675Graue MausVolker GoergeFriederichs HartwigGER242.0054.00[55.00]50.0049.0041.0048.00
5229.0S8864  Hamish JarrettChris PearsonAUS/NSW248.0029.0061.0053.00[71.00]58.0047.00
53  8785SS CardsharksIan BurfordWayne BoydAUS/SA248.0045.0054.0057.0048.0044.00[64.00]
54  6499OrgasmatronAngus BrackettColin OrsiniUSA249.0034.0043.0037.0042.0093.00S[93.00F]
55  8925  Martin WedgeScott AllenGBR252.00[82.00]45.0065.0060.0040.0042.00
56  8796Fangin HoonsJonno BannisterMatt BurnsAUS/SA260.0081.0049.0052.0041.0037.00[93.00S]
57  8817Cut SnakeMarco GambardellaGabriele CortegianiITA270.00[85.00]50.0069.0055.0045.0051.00
58  7539ADHDKuba PawlukPiotr ZoltowskiPOL272.0038.0053.0063.00[65.00]57.0061.00
59  8795SleekMartin PikeDan CowanAUS/SA275.00[77.00]62.0058.0067.0054.0034.00
60  87602 Minute NoodlesPeter WoolmanPhil WebbAUS/SA282.0053.0064.0073.0040.00[93.00S]52.00
61  8786  Hubert GuySteve AdolphUSA283.0055.0070.0055.0044.00[93.00F]59.00
62  8648eziboats.comJeff RobinsonMick O'DonnellAUS/NSW290.0060.0057.0044.0036.0093.00F[93.00F]
63  8278ValkyrieLuke PayneBen DavisAUS/WA293.0044.0072.0062.00[77.00]53.0062.00
64  7873FloydMark DowdyJason BrightUSA294.0072.0068.00[74.00]61.0039.0054.00
65  8811Crimson AutographMatt HansenShane AttwellAUS/WA301.0067.00[67.00]64.0063.0050.0057.00
66  8445Big Red TodgerPatrick McCoshDavid HorsfallZIM304.0049.0047.0051.0064.0093.00F[93.00F]
67  8746PantherRaimo RaitaJuha NurmelaFinland306.0057.0051.0060.0045.0093.00S[93.00S]
68  8577Plum CrazyBruce Van DeventerScott WeilerUSA312.0058.0060.0054.0076.0064.00[93.00F]
69  8885  Ben IliffeSimon LakeGBR316.0062.0056.0039.0066.0093.00S[93.00F]
70  8501TSTOY WindscreenHeath PattenNick MerkerAUS/WA325.0078.00[89.00]72.0053.0066.0056.00
71  8092SwiftBill TravisWarren CoshAUS/SA331.0064.0073.0071.00[73.00]56.0067.00
72  8637BlowfliesSam CroninKevin WhitbreadAUS/NSW334.0069.0079.0079.00[84.00]52.0055.00
73  8789FlobalobTony MurrayKarl KuhnRSA345.0066.0084.0075.00[93.00F]62.0058.00
74  8602Makybe DivaKym CampionCharlie LongbottomAUS/SA346.0075.0078.00[84.00]78.0055.0060.00
7556.0S8418  Jan SellWiebke GewinnGER348.0056.0066.0059.0074.0093.00S[93.00F]
76  8589Ross IslandAnnabel JonesBrian JonesAUS/QLD348.0079.0075.0068.00[79.00]60.0066.00
77  8707AitsaAlbrecht HolmWarwick HamRSA352.0061.0063.0093.00Q72.0063.00[93.00Q]
7861.0S8040A Cunning PlanRobin CrossMark PaparellaAUS/SA353.0074.0069.0067.0082.0061.00[93.00F]
79  8173FussbusBob FussellJeremy FussellAUS/NSW353.0065.0085.0066.0069.00[93.00F]68.00
80  8803Don't AskIan BrydenJames BrydenAUS/NSW372.0093.00S93.00S80.0043.00[93.00S]63.00
81  8765Into the RedGreg IllmanAndrew SlaterAUS/SA378.0083.0076.0077.0083.0059.00[93.00F]
82  8292ZooomMark ScrymgourLiam McMahonAUS/SA380.0084.00[86.00]81.0085.0065.0065.00
8359.0S8808The RegurgitatorEvert MeyerMatt KennerknechtUSA381.0059.0081.0078.0070.0093.00S[93.00S]
84  8907ZimmerjimJim BerryCarl GibbonGBR381.0063.0074.0076.0075.0093.00S[93.00F]
85  7830Stiff RipplesJake FlintoffJesse FlintoffAUS/WA402.0071.0087.0070.0081.0093.00S[93.00S]
86  8755BansheeBrian TrainorKarl OswaldCAN416.0073.0082.0082.0086.0093.00S[93.00S]
87  7983Absolutely FuglyDavid JohnsonGrahame TindallAUS/NSW417.0080.0077.0087.0080.0093.00S[93.00F]
88  7338BluebeardGlen GreenhalghJeff KeoghAUS/SA430.0076.0088.0086.0087.0093.00S[93.00S]
89  8647LiberatorHank HenryMike ZimmermanUSA433.0087.0080.0085.0088.0093.00S[93.00S]
90  8435  Patrick McGaleMarcus KorobaczGBR/AUS438.0086.0083.0083.0093.00F93.00S[93.00S]
91  6765InfraredPeter CroftGary RushtonAUS/QLD448.0088.0090.0088.0089.0093.00F[93.00F]
92  8728XYMeiki SchomaekerRainer GoergeGER465.0093.00S93.00S93.00S93.00S93.00S[93.00S]
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