Saugmann/Ramsbaek win Race 8 and SAP 505 World Championship

Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbaek approach the finish line winning Race 5 of the 2007 SAP World Championships

Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbaek (DEN) have won Race 8 and are in an unbeatable position for the 2007 SAP World Championship with one race left to sail.

The second last race in the 2007 SAP 505 Worlds started this afternoon in a gentle 6-8 knot south westerly, at a heading of 215, the shorter course 2 was signalled.

The gate boat was Queenslander Kevin Cameron who was required to run the line on port tack. If the right hand side of the course was favoured, he would be well placed at the top mark, otherwise not. Not was the answer, Cameron was 18th at the top mark.

Leading the fleet were the Super Danes, already leading the series, Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbaek (DEN) who were two lengths ahead of Howie Hamlin (USA), the 2007 Australian 505 champion Michael Quirk, with Malcolm Higgins (AUS) a few seconds back.

Race 5 winner Ebbe Rosen (SWE) was sixth, just a second ahead of Sandy Higgins (AUS/SA). Hasso Plattner (GER) was 15th and was fast to hoist his SAP spinnaker.

At the bottom mark, Michael Quirk had sailed through Hamlin into second place. Hamlin was fighting to stay ahead of Martin Goerge (GER).

At the top mark for the second time Saugmann led from Quirk, who was not losing contact, again right on his stern.

Hamlin was third, about three boat lengths back. Down the run for the second time, the breeze was steady around 8-10 knots, still from 215, no changes in the top five. This might be Mal Higgins, (Sandy's older brother) best ever race, he is steady in fourth, but only a length ahead of Rosen.

Stamping their authority on the 2007 World Championship Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbaek (DEN) got the gun in race 8. They finished ahead of Michael Quirk (AUS), Howie Hamlin (USA), Ebbe Rosen (SWE) and Ian Pinnell (GBR).

The 2005 Australian 505 champion Phil Gray (AUS) looks to have finished sixth ahead of Mal Higgins (AUS/SA) with Sandy Higgins (AUS/SA) next.

In winning Race 8, Saugmann and Ramsbaek have won the 2007 World Championship with a race to spare. The main interest in tomorrow's final race will be for the other podium places, with three crews covered by just two points, and with a fourth easily able to stage an upset.

2007 SAP 505 World ChampionshipBrighton & Seacliff Yacht Club  Results by : TopYacht Software Series Scores updated on :  01/02/2007  18:01:51 SERIES RESULTS (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 8 (Drops = 2)
PlaceTiesSail NoBoat NameSkipperCrewFromSers ScoreRace 8Race 7Race 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1 8620 Jan SaugmannMorten RamsbaekDEN17.001.00 5.00 1.00 3.00 1.00 [7.00] 6.00 [20.00]
2 8714The Black BoatMike MartinJeff NelsonUSA30.00[25.00] 1.00 11.00 9.00 2.00 6.00 1.00 [14.00]
3 8266 Howie HamlinFritz LanzingerUSA31.003.00 7.00 2.00 [14.00] 3.00 9.00 [15.00] 7.00
4 8839Hawaii Five OSandy HigginsPaul MarshAUS/SA32.008.00 2.00 [17.00] 12.00 [28.00] 1.00 8.00 1.00
5 8882MustoIan PinnellSteve HuntGBR39.005.00 9.00 7.00 [24.00] 5.00 [14.00] 10.00 3.00
6 8081 Nick AdamsonSteve BourdowUSA51.0015.00 [34.00] 12.00 15.00 [17.00] 3.00 2.00 4.00
7 8877Commonwealth BankRobin DeussenJordan SpencerAUS/SA56.0016.00 6.00 8.00 [21.00] 10.00 10.00 [34.00] 6.00
83.0S8903 Boris HerrmannJulien KleinerGER60.0014.00 4.00 3.00 5.00 23.00 11.00 [93.00S][93.00F]
9 8744 Martin GoergeHans-Heinrich RixGER60.0013.00 12.00 10.00 [19.00] 4.00 8.00 13.00 [19.00]
10 7771Sherwood ScubaKevin TaugherJon BellUSA62.0011.00 16.00 6.00 [35.00] [33.00] 13.00 7.00 9.00
117.0S8920B2Michael QuirkGeoff LangeAUS/NSW66.002.00 [35.00] [18.00] 7.00 16.00 15.00 11.00 15.00
122.0S8894 Chris NicholsonDarren NicholsonAUS/NSW66.00[29.00] 11.00 9.00 [27.00] 22.00 2.00 9.00 13.00
13 8875 Jens FindelJohannes TellenGER66.0019.00 13.00 4.00 [25.00] 15.00 [20.00] 4.00 11.00
14 8232 Ebbe RosenOlle WenrupSweden73.004.00 [39.00] 21.00 1.00 11.00 18.00 18.00 [32.00]
15 8822 Mike HoltCarl SmitUSA76.0022.00 22.00 23.00 [26.00] [34.00] 4.00 3.00 2.00
16 8890Groove TrainMalcolm HigginsAndrew ChisholmAUS/SA80.007.00 19.00 [22.00] 13.00 12.00 17.00 [25.00] 12.00
17 8784SlamAdrian FinglasTom WatsonAUS/QLD85.0024.00 20.00 [46.00] 22.00 9.00 [28.00] 5.00 5.00
18 8554PanicDoug HaganMichael DuffieldUSA /AUS88.0012.00 3.00 27.00 18.00 [29.00] 5.00 [93.00F]23.00
19 8644SkatPhil GrayRichard MachinAUS/QLD92.006.00 21.00 [48.00] 10.00 25.00 [35.00] 22.00 8.00
20 8681 Barney HarrisStuart ParkUSA96.009.00 28.00 [31.00] 11.00 8.00 [56.00] 23.00 17.00
21 8881 Terry ScutcherChristian DiebitschGBR99.00[33.00] [38.00] 13.00 16.00 24.00 12.00 12.00 22.00
22 8915 Hasso PlattnerPeter AlarieGER105.00[30.00] 24.00 14.00 [40.00] 7.00 25.00 14.00 21.00
23 8751 Helen FischerAngela StengerGER121.0021.00 8.00 5.00 8.00 30.00 [59.00] 49.00 [53.00]
24 8853FARMCarter JacksonIan TaylorAUS/NSW125.0018.00 18.00 [33.00] [31.00] 21.00 21.00 20.00 27.00
25 8631Blue SteelParker ShinGareth WilliamsUSA128.0026.00 17.00 [39.00] 17.00 14.00 [33.00] 26.00 28.00
26 8922Daring Kestrel 2Bill CuneoJohn WarlowAUS/QLD129.00[38.00] 30.00 15.00 28.00 [45.00] 16.00 16.00 24.00
27 8893Literacy CircleAndrew HewsonKane SinclairAUS/NSW130.00[34.00] [43.00] 20.00 23.00 20.00 32.00 17.00 18.00
28 8321AtaraxiaBertrand LoyalLaurent NevoFrance132.0028.00 23.00 40.00 2.00 6.00 [57.00] [93.00F]33.00
29 8840The Full MontyKevin CameronJeremy MandersAUS/QLD137.0017.00 10.00 [47.00] 4.00 32.00 38.00 36.00 [50.00]
30 8880LustspielChristian KellnerRobert RotheGER146.0010.00 [44.00] 24.00 30.00 27.00 [34.00] 30.00 25.00
31 8849 Per LarsenAndreas CarlssonDEN/SWE155.0023.00 25.00 [93.00F]20.00 13.00 31.00 43.00 [93.00F]
3219.0S8921Sweaty BettyNigel LottBob FranksAUS/QLD157.0032.00 31.00 [35.00] 32.00 19.00 22.00 21.00 [43.00]
33 8826PowerwareTom BojlandJakob KarboDEN157.0020.00 27.00 [93.00R]29.00 26.00 26.00 29.00 [36.00]
34 8783Mikaila LeeMichael ThomsonNick JohnstonAUS/SA168.00[50.00] 40.00 36.00 44.00 [48.00] 19.00 19.00 10.00
35 8831 Mats ElfPaul VonGreyUSA169.0031.00 32.00 [52.00] 33.00 [42.00] 30.00 27.00 16.00
36 8919 Neal FowlerDoug McKeigeUSA173.0027.00 37.00 30.00 6.00 35.00 [39.00] [51.00] 38.00
37 8777StrawberryStefan SchollmayerFrisco SanguinoGER175.0041.00 14.00 19.00 37.00 31.00 [46.00] 33.00 [93.00F]
38 8701OrlandoRob NapierPip PearsonGBR/AUS176.0040.00 15.00 26.00 42.00 18.00 [52.00] [47.00] 35.00
39 8891The Surly MermaidDamian CareyMarcus CooperAUS/SA179.0044.00 42.00 16.00 [48.00] [61.00] 23.00 28.00 26.00
40 8855OccyMark StowellAnthony DeanAUS/WA188.0036.00 26.00 32.00 36.00 [40.00] 27.00 31.00 [40.00]
41 8905ItinerantStuart TurnbullJason LunnGBR220.0035.00 33.00 28.00 38.00 [93.00S][47.00] 42.00 44.00
42 8012 Henry AmthorDouglas AmthorUSA222.0037.00 41.00 [41.00] 39.00 38.00 29.00 38.00 [49.00]
43 8781Alexander & Assoc.Earle AlexanderIan GreggAUS/QLD223.0048.00 [57.00] 25.00 34.00 47.00 24.00 [93.00S]45.00
44 8884SchiavelloChris WentMitchell McDonaldAUS/SA255.0043.00 46.00 37.00 46.00 46.00 37.00 [93.00F][46.00]
45 808488th PlanetAaron RossRob WatermanUSA257.0047.00 [64.00] [68.00] 52.00 41.00 51.00 35.00 31.00
4629.0S8759The MissusScott OvendenBryce PenfoldAUS/NSW262.0051.00 29.00 51.00 [59.00] 36.00 54.00 [93.00S]41.00
47 6499OrgasmatronAngus BrackettColin OrsiniUSA262.0052.00 54.00 34.00 43.00 37.00 42.00 [93.00S][93.00F]
48 8810GoJohn JenkinsSteve SievewrightAUS/SA271.0061.00 49.00 42.00 [65.00] 43.00 [68.00] 46.00 30.00
4924.0S8557WhateverNeil LongLes EvansAUS/NSW272.00[64.00] 62.00 43.00 [71.00] 56.00 58.00 24.00 29.00
50 8796Fangin HoonsJonno BannisterMatt BurnsAUS/SA272.0046.00 47.00 [81.00] 49.00 52.00 41.00 37.00 [93.00S]
51 8520GeelslangRudolph HolmDirk RotherRSA275.00[67.00] 48.00 50.00 58.00 [93.00Q]50.00 32.00 37.00
5236.0S8785SS CardsharksIan BurfordWayne BoydAUS/SA280.0053.00 36.00 45.00 54.00 [57.00] 48.00 44.00 [64.00]
53 8675Graue MausVolker GoergeFriederichs HartwigGER280.0039.00 53.00 [54.00] [55.00] 50.00 49.00 41.00 48.00
54 8876 Chris TattersallGreg ClarkeAUS/QLD284.0056.00 51.00 [70.00] 41.00 49.00 [62.00] 48.00 39.00
55 8925 Martin WedgeScott AllenGBR288.0042.00 59.00 [82.00] 45.00 [65.00] 60.00 40.00 42.00
56 8648eziboats.comJeff RobinsonMick O'DonnellAUS/NSW307.0045.00 65.00 60.00 57.00 44.00 36.00 [93.00F][93.00F]
57 87602 Minute NoodlesPeter WoolmanPhil WebbAUS/SA315.0054.00 52.00 53.00 64.00 [73.00] 40.00 [93.00S]52.00
58 8864 Hamish JarrettChris PearsonAUS/NSW316.0068.00 [72.00] 29.00 61.00 53.00 [71.00] 58.00 47.00
59 7539ADHDKuba PawlukPiotr ZoltowskiPOL317.0058.00 50.00 38.00 53.00 [63.00] [65.00] 57.00 61.00
60 8817Cut SnakeMarco GambardellaGabriele CortegianiITA319.0060.00 58.00 [85.00] 50.00 [69.00] 55.00 45.00 51.00
61 8746PantherRaimo RaitaJuha NurmelaFinland323.0055.00 55.00 57.00 51.00 60.00 45.00 [93.00S][93.00S]
6244.0S8278ValkyrieLuke PayneBen DavisAUS/WA330.0049.00 60.00 44.00 [72.00] 62.00 [77.00] 53.00 62.00
63 8445Big Red TodgerPatrick McCoshDavid HorsfallZIM330.0063.00 56.00 49.00 47.00 51.00 64.00 [93.00F][93.00F]
64 8795SleekMartin PikeDan CowanAUS/SA334.0059.00 [93.00Q][77.00] 62.00 58.00 67.00 54.00 34.00
65 8811Crimson AutographMatt HansenShane AttwellAUS/WA336.0057.00 45.00 [67.00] [67.00] 64.00 63.00 50.00 57.00
66 8786 Hubert GuySteve AdolphUSA346.00[73.00] 63.00 55.00 70.00 55.00 44.00 [93.00F]59.00
67 7873FloydMark DowdyJason BrightUSA352.0069.00 61.00 [72.00] 68.00 [74.00] 61.00 39.00 54.00
68 8885 Ben IliffeSimon LakeGBR356.0065.00 68.00 62.00 56.00 39.00 66.00 [93.00S][93.00F]
69 8577Plum CrazyBruce Van DeventerScott WeilerUSA389.0077.00 [80.00] 58.00 60.00 54.00 76.00 64.00 [93.00F]
70 8092SwiftBill TravisWarren CoshAUS/SA390.0062.00 70.00 64.00 [73.00] 71.00 [73.00] 56.00 67.00
71 8501TSTOY WindscreenHeath PattenNick MerkerAUS/WA391.0075.00 69.00 [78.00] [89.00] 72.00 53.00 66.00 56.00
7261.0S8707AitsaAlbrecht HolmWarwick HamRSA407.0070.00 78.00 61.00 63.00 [93.00Q]72.00 63.00 [93.00Q]
73 8173FussbusBob FussellJeremy FussellAUS/NSW407.0066.00 73.00 65.00 [85.00] 66.00 69.00 [93.00F]68.00
74 8040A Cunning PlanRobin CrossMark PaparellaAUS/SA414.0076.00 67.00 74.00 69.00 67.00 [82.00] 61.00 [93.00F]
75 8418 Jan SellWiebke GewinnGER415.0089.00 71.00 56.00 66.00 59.00 74.00 [93.00S][93.00F]
76 8637BlowfliesSam CroninKevin WhitbreadAUS/NSW418.0084.00 [87.00] 69.00 79.00 79.00 [84.00] 52.00 55.00
77 8589Ross IslandAnnabel JonesBrian JonesAUS/QLD422.0074.00 [82.00] 79.00 75.00 68.00 [79.00] 60.00 66.00
78 8907ZimmerjimJim BerryCarl GibbonGBR425.0071.00 66.00 63.00 74.00 76.00 75.00 [93.00S][93.00F]
79 8789FlobalobTony MurrayKarl KuhnRSA426.0081.00 [85.00] 66.00 84.00 75.00 [93.00F]62.00 58.00
80 8602Makybe DivaKym CampionCharlie LongbottomAUS/SA430.00[93.00S][89.00] 75.00 78.00 84.00 78.00 55.00 60.00
81 8808The RegurgitatorEvert MeyerMatt KennerknechtUSA442.0079.00 75.00 59.00 81.00 78.00 70.00 [93.00S][93.00S]
82 8765Into the RedGreg IllmanAndrew SlaterAUS/SA458.0082.00 81.00 83.00 76.00 77.00 [83.00] 59.00 [93.00F]
8365.0S8292ZooomMark ScrymgourLiam McMahonAUS/SA464.00[87.00] 84.00 84.00 [86.00] 81.00 85.00 65.00 65.00
84 7830Stiff RipplesJake FlintoffJesse FlintoffAUS/WA464.0078.00 77.00 71.00 87.00 70.00 81.00 [93.00S][93.00S]
85 8803Don't AskIan BrydenJames BrydenAUS/NSW465.0093.00S 93.00S 93.00S [93.00S]80.00 43.00 [93.00S]63.00
86 8755BansheeBrian TrainorKarl OswaldCAN469.0072.00 74.00 73.00 82.00 82.00 86.00 [93.00S][93.00S]
87 7983Absolutely FuglyDavid JohnsonGrahame TindallAUS/NSW488.0088.00 76.00 80.00 77.00 87.00 80.00 [93.00S][93.00F]
88 8647LiberatorHank HenryMike ZimmermanUSA502.0083.00 79.00 87.00 80.00 85.00 88.00 [93.00S][93.00S]
89 7338BluebeardGlen GreenhalghJeff KeoghAUS/SA505.0085.00 83.00 76.00 88.00 86.00 87.00 [93.00S][93.00S]
90 8435 Patrick McGaleMarcus KorobaczGBR/AUS513.0080.00 88.00 86.00 83.00 83.00 93.00F [93.00S][93.00S]
91 6765InfraredPeter CroftGary RushtonAUS/QLD527.0086.00 86.00 88.00 90.00 88.00 89.00 [93.00F][93.00F]
92 8728XYMeiki SchomaekerRainer GoergeGER558.0093.00S 93.00S 93.00S 93.00S 93.00S 93.00S [93.00S][93.00S]
http://www.sail-world.com/30870