sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : A-Class Worlds: Ashby wins eighth World title
A-Class Worlds: Ashby wins eighth World title


'Glenn Ashby (AUS) does a foil jump as he crosses the finish line to win the 2014 Int. A-Class Catamaran Worlds, Takapuna, New Zealand'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Australia's Glenn Ashby won his eighth World Championship in the International A-Class off Takapuna, Auckland, on Sunday.

The final race was sailed in a building seabreeze, which provided limited foiling opportunities. Another top Australian sailor, Nathan Outteridge is widely conceded to have a sweet spot in these marginal foiling conditions, and the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist used this advantage to ease past Ashby on the final downwind leg, to score his first race win of the regatta.

The sailors left the beach for an 11am start but due to light winds the race committee delayed the race instructing sailors to return to the beach. After a short while a light sea breeze of 6 knots started to develop, peaking to 10 knots for the final leg of the race which began at 1pm.

Ashby was headed for a clear finish when Nathan Outteridge, (whose foils are better suited to light conditions) foiling beautifully, on the down wind, and final leg, came from fourth place to win.

Outteridge was heard to say later 'It doesn’t matter where I am as long as I can foil, I’ll win!'

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZInt. -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Pete Melvin (USA) Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Pete Melvin (USA) Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo



Race 9 results: First - Nathan Outteridge (Aus), second – Glenn Ashby (Aus) and third Ray Davies (NZ).

Overall results for 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships:
First place: Glenn Ashby (Aus)
Second place: Blair Tuke (NZ)
Third place: Peter Burling (NZ)
Fourth place: Andrew Landenberger (Aus)
Fifth place: Ray Davies (NZ)

Great Grand Master:
First – Scott Anderson (Aus),
Second – Simon McKeon (Aus)
Third - Mark Johntson (Aus)

Grand Master:
First - Luc de Bois (Sui)
Second – Peter Melvin (USA)
Third – Murray Philpott (NZ)

Master:
First – Andrew Landenberger (Aus)
Second – Jacek Noetzel (PL)
Third – Lars Gluck (USA)

Best Female: Denise Hillebrand (NED)

Youth:
First: Blair Tuke (NZ)
Second: Peter Burling (NZ)
Third: Thomas Stuchbery (Aus)


by Heather Forbes and Sail-World


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119329

8:28 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 A-class World Championships

Related News Stories:

17 Feb 2014  Kaenon Interviews: Pete Melvin on A-Class and new America's Cup rule
17 Feb 2014  Kaenon Interviews: With Ashby, Burling, Davies and Tuke
16 Feb 2014  A-Class World Championships 2014 – Eight titles for Ashby
16 Feb 2014  2014 A-Class Worlds: Nathan Outteridge talks foiling and A-Cats
16 Feb 2014  Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Ashby, Burling and Tuke
15 Feb 2014  A-Class Worlds: Ashby delivers the goods on Day 4
15 Feb 2014  A-Class Worlds: Away with the birds on Day 4
15 Feb 2014  Gladwell's Line: The fantastic A-Cats
14 Feb 2014  Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Ray Davies and Glenn Ashby
13 Feb 2014  A-Class Worlds: Carnage, Cartwheel and Capsizes on Day 3
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World









Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,


















Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers   
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate   
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party   
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths   
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT