Saugmann / Ramsbaek win race 6 at 505 World

2007 SAP 505 World Championship, Day 4

Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbaek of Denmark nailed race six of the SAP 505 World Championship being sailed in Australia and now have a firm grip on the world title.

In second place overall Mike Martin and Jeff Nelso of the USA could only finish in eleventh and the gap has now opened to 11 points off the Danes. Harry Hamlin and Fritz Lanzinger of the USA jump up into third place overall after finishing second today.

Third on the water in race six went to the lowly placed (28th) German pair, Boris Herrman and Julian Kliener, who have suddenly found some speed, they finished fifth in race five, by far their best results for the week so far.

Another German pair, Jens Findel and Johannes Tellen took fourth and climb seven places to be seventh overall, one behind the best placed British team, Ian Pinnell and Steve Hunt in sixth overall after a seventh place finish today.

Continuing the German theme, their was another good performance today for the ladies; Helen Fischer and Angela Strenger of Germany finished fifth and after an 8th in race five they move up six places to 32nd overall in the 92 boat fleet.

The fourth day of the 2007 World Championship being sailed out of Brighton and Seacliff YC, 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 Saugmann and Ramsbaek from Denmark, but they had to work hard to do it, digging themselves out from 14th at the first mark. Hamlin and Lanzinger pulled second after being ninth at the first mark.

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.

Positions after 6 races:

PosFromSail NoSkipperCrewR 6R 5R 4R 3R 2R 1Pts
1DEN8620Jan SaugmannMorten Ramsbaek1.003.001.007.006.00[20.00]18.00
2USA8714Mike MartinJeff Nelson11.009.002.006.001.00[14.00]29.00
3USA8266Howie HamlinFritz Lanzinger2.0014.003.009.00[15.00]7.0035.00
4USA8081Nick AdamsonSteve Bourdow12.0015.00[17.00]3.002.004.0036.00
5AUS/SA8839Sandy HigginsPaul Marsh17.0012.00[28.00]1.008.001.0039.00
6GBR8882Ian PinnellSteve Hunt7.00[24.00]5.0014.0010.003.0039.00
7GER8875Jens FindelJohannes Tellen4.00[25.00]15.0020.004.0011.0054.00
8GER8744Martin GoergeHans-Heinrich Rix10.0019.004.008.0013.00[19.00]54.00
9AUS/NSW8894Chris NicholsonDarren Nicholson9.00[27.00]22.002.009.0013.0055.00
10AUS/SA8877Robin DeussenJordan Spencer8.0021.0010.0010.00[34.00]6.0055.00
11USA8822Mike HoltCarl Smit23.0026.00[34.00]4.003.002.0058.00
12AUS/NSW8920Michael QuirkGeoff Lange[18.00]7.0016.0015.0011.0015.0064.00
13USA7771Kevin TaugherJon Bell6.00[35.00]33.0013.007.009.0068.00
14Sweden8232Ebbe RosenOlle Wenrup21.001.0011.0018.0018.00[32.00]69.00
15AUS/QLD8784Adrian FinglasTom Watson[46.00]22.009.0028.005.005.0069.00
16GBR8881Terry ScutcherChristian Diebitsch13.0016.00[24.00]12.0012.0022.0075.00
17AUS/SA8890Malcolm HigginsAndrew Chisholm22.0013.0012.0017.00[25.00]12.0076.00
18GER8915Hasso PlattnerPeter Alarie14.00[40.00]7.0025.0014.0021.0081.00
19USA8681Barney HarrisStuart Park31.0011.008.00[56.00]23.0017.0090.00
20AUS/NSW8893Andrew HewsonKane Sinclair20.0023.0020.00[32.00]17.0018.0098.00
21AUS/QLD8922Bill CuneoJohn Warlow15.0028.00[45.00]16.0016.0024.0099.00
22AUS/QLD8644Phil GrayRichard Machin[48.00]10.0025.0035.0022.008.00100.00
23USA /AUS8554Doug HaganMichael Duffield26.5018.0029.005.00[93.00F]23.00101.50
24USA8631Parker ShinGareth Williams[39.00]17.0014.0033.0026.0028.00118.00
25AUS/NSW8853Carter JacksonIan Taylor[33.00]31.0021.0021.0020.0027.00120.00
26AUS/SA8783Michael ThomsonNick Johnston36.0044.00[48.00]19.0019.0010.00128.00
27AUS/QLD8921Nigel LottBob Franks35.0032.0019.0022.0021.00[43.00]129.00
28GER8903Boris HerrmannJulien Kleiner3.005.0023.0011.0093.00S[93.00F]135.00
29GER8880Christian KellnerRobert Rothe24.5030.0027.00[34.00]30.0025.00136.50
30France8321Bertrand LoyalLaurent Nevo40.002.006.0057.00[93.00F]33.00138.00
31AUS/SA8891Damian CareyMarcus Cooper16.0048.00[61.00]23.0028.0026.00141.00
32GER8751Helen FischerAngela Stenger5.008.0030.00[59.00]49.0053.00145.00
33DEN8826Tom BojlandJakob Karbo[93.00R]29.0026.0026.0029.0036.00146.00
34USA8919Neal FowlerDoug McKeige30.006.0035.0039.00[51.00]38.00148.00
35USA8831Mats ElfPaul VonGrey[52.00]33.0042.0030.0027.0016.00148.00
36AUS/QLD8840Kevin CameronJeremy Manders47.004.0032.0038.0036.00[50.00]157.00
37GER8777Stefan SchollmayerFrisco Sanguino19.0037.0031.0046.0033.00[93.00F]166.00
38AUS/WA8855Mark StowellAnthony Dean32.0036.0040.0027.0031.00[40.00]166.00
39GBR/AUS8701Rob NapierPip Pearson26.5042.0018.00[52.00]47.0035.00168.50
40AUS/QLD8781Earle AlexanderIan Gregg24.5034.0047.0024.00[93.00S]45.00174.50
41USA8012Henry AmthorDouglas Amthor41.0039.0038.0029.0038.00[49.00]185.00
42GBR8905Stuart TurnbullJason Lunn28.0038.00[93.00S]47.0042.0044.00199.00
43DEN/SWE8849Per LarsenAndreas Carlsson93.00F20.0013.0031.0043.00[93.00F]200.00
44AUS/NSW8557Neil LongLes Evans43.00[71.00]56.0058.0024.0029.00210.00
45USA8084Aaron RossRob Waterman[68.00]52.0041.0051.0035.0031.00210.00
46AUS/SA8884Chris WentMitchell McDonald37.0046.0046.0037.00[93.00F]46.00212.00
47AUS/SA8810John JenkinsSteve Sievewright42.0065.0043.00[68.00]46.0030.00226.00
48RSA8520Rudolph HolmDirk Rother50.0058.00[93.00Q]50.0032.0037.00227.00
49AUS/QLD8876Chris TattersallGreg Clarke[70.00]41.0049.0062.0048.0039.00239.00
50AUS/NSW8759Scott OvendenBryce Penfold51.0059.0036.0054.00[93.00S]41.00241.00
51GER8675Volker GoergeFriederichs Hartwig54.00[55.00]50.0049.0041.0048.00242.00
52AUS/NSW8864Hamish JarrettChris Pearson29.0061.0053.00[71.00]58.0047.00248.00
53AUS/SA8785Ian BurfordWayne Boyd45.0054.0057.0048.0044.00[64.00]248.00
54USA6499Angus BrackettColin Orsini34.0043.0037.0042.0093.00S[93.00F]249.00
55GBR8925Martin WedgeScott Allen[82.00]45.0065.0060.0040.0042.00252.00
56AUS/SA8796Jonno BannisterMatt Burns81.0049.0052.0041.0037.00[93.00S]260.00
57ITA8817Marco GambardellaGabriele Cortegiani[85.00]50.0069.0055.0045.0051.00270.00
58POL7539Kuba PawlukPiotr Zoltowski38.0053.0063.00[65.00]57.0061.00272.00
59AUS/SA8795Martin PikeDan Cowan[77.00]62.0058.0067.0054.0034.00275.00
60AUS/SA8760Peter WoolmanPhil Webb53.0064.0073.0040.00[93.00S]52.00282.00
61USA8786Hubert GuySteve Adolph55.0070.0055.0044.00[93.00F]59.00283.00
62AUS/NSW8648Jeff RobinsonMick O'Donnell60.0057.0044.0036.0093.00F[93.00F]290.00
63AUS/WA8278Luke PayneBen Davis44.0072.0062.00[77.00]53.0062.00293.00
64USA7873Mark DowdyJason Bright72.0068.00[74.00]61.0039.0054.00294.00
65AUS/WA8811Matt HansenShane Attwell67.00[67.00]64.0063.0050.0057.00301.00
66ZIM8445Patrick McCoshDavid Horsfall49.0047.0051.0064.0093.00F[93.00F]304.00
67Finland8746Raimo RaitaJuha Nurmela57.0051.0060.0045.0093.00S[93.00S]306.00
68USA8577Bruce Van DeventerScott Weiler58.0060.0054.0076.0064.00[93.00F]312.00
69GBR8885Ben IliffeSimon Lake62.0056.0039.0066.0093.00S[93.00F]316.00
70AUS/WA8501Heath PattenNick Merker78.00[89.00]72.0053.0066.0056.00325.00
71AUS/SA8092Bill TravisWarren Cosh64.0073.0071.00[73.00]56.0067.00331.00
72AUS/NSW8637Sam CroninKevin Whitbread69.0079.0079.00[84.00]52.0055.00334.00
73RSA8789Tony MurrayKarl Kuhn66.0084.0075.00[93.00F]62.0058.00345.00
74AUS/SA8602Kym CampionCharlie Longbottom75.0078.00[84.00]78.0055.0060.00346.00
75GER8418Jan SellWiebke Gewinn56.0066.0059.0074.0093.00S[93.00F]348.00
76AUS/QLD8589Annabel JonesBrian Jones79.0075.0068.00[79.00]60.0066.00348.00
77RSA8707Albrecht HolmWarwick Ham61.0063.0093.00Q72.0063.00[93.00Q]352.00
78AUS/SA8040Robin CrossMark Paparella74.0069.0067.0082.0061.00[93.00F]353.00
79AUS/NSW8173Bob FussellJeremy Fussell65.0085.0066.0069.00[93.00F]68.00353.00
80AUS/NSW8803Ian BrydenJames Bryden93.00S93.00S80.0043.00[93.00S]63.00372.00
81AUS/SA8765Greg IllmanAndrew Slater83.0076.0077.0083.0059.00[93.00F]378.00
82AUS/SA8292Mark ScrymgourLiam McMahon84.00[86.00]81.0085.0065.0065.00380.00
83USA8808Evert MeyerMatt Kennerknecht59.0081.0078.0070.0093.00S[93.00S]381.00
84GBR8907Jim BerryCarl Gibbon63.0074.0076.0075.0093.00S[93.00F]381.00
85AUS/WA7830Jake FlintoffJesse Flintoff71.0087.0070.0081.0093.00S[93.00S]402.00
86CAN8755Brian TrainorKarl Oswald73.0082.0082.0086.0093.00S[93.00S]416.00
87AUS/NSW7983David JohnsonGrahame Tindall80.0077.0087.0080.0093.00S[93.00F]417.00
88AUS/SA7338Glen GreenhalghJeff Keogh76.0088.0086.0087.0093.00S[93.00S]430.00
89USA8647Hank HenryMike Zimmerman87.0080.0085.0088.0093.00S[93.00S]433.00
90GBR/AUS8435Patrick McGaleMarcus Korobacz86.0083.0083.0093.00F93.00S[93.00S]438.00
91AUS/QLD6765Peter CroftGary Rushton88.0090.0088.0089.0093.00F[93.00F]448.00
92GER8728Meiki SchomaekerRainer Goerge93.00S93.00S93.00S93.00S93.00S[93.00S]465.00
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