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Aussies take lead at 29er Worlds qualifiers

by Di Pearson / Sail-world.com/uk on 6 Jan 2008
29er Fleet, Melbourne Worlds 2008 Jeff Crow/ Sport the Library © http://www.sportlibrary.com.au

Despite a tough day on the water at the 29er Worlds in Melbourne, three British teams remain in the top five after the 20 knot southerly conditions put many upside down. Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humphreys ahd a first and second to move into fifth, while Max Richardson and Alex Groves had a seond and fourth to go third.

Most to suffer in the fresh conditions were early series leaders, James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald who finished with fifth and 12th places and in fourth overall.

Steven Thomas and Jasper Warren (AUS) today regained their lead of the 29er World Championship being sailed of Sorrento, thriving in the tough 20 knot southerly conditions, whilst many others spent most of the race upside down in the water.

Two victories, in Races 8 and 9 bumped the pair back to the top of the board, but the Danish crew of Henrik Sogaard and Soren Kristensen are in hot contention with a win and a third place today, which moved them up from third to second place and just two points adrift of the leaders.

Peters and Fitzgerald were masters of the light airs of yesterday, but could not quite come to grips with the typically Victorian strong winds at this time of year. Although they did relatively well, with fifth and 12th places, it was not enough to keep them in a podium place.

However, the three British teams are only six points off the lead at the end of the qualifying rounds. Tomorrow the fleets will be divided into Gold, Silver, Bronze and Amber groups. The Gold fleet will sail off over the next three days to find a new world champion, as the Argentinean defending champions did not come to this event.

Two Italian crews, Riccardo Camin and Giacomo Grosselli (16 and 14 years old) and Videsott Pierluigi and Franceschini Lorenzo (21 and 16) are not used to such conditions as they saw today. Camin saying: 'It is hard conditions. It is easy to sail in Italy compared to here.'

Pierluigi agreed: 'I like less wind. Today we have broken equipment. Was very hard. We found the big fleet a challenge.'

The 29er World Championship is an ISAF Grade 1 Sail Melbourne event hosted by Sorrento Couta Sailing Club. The Final series starts tomorrow at 10.00am and finishes on Wednesday afternoon.

29er - Final Qualifier positions - Results are provisional pending protests.

1 AUS THOMAS, Steven AUS 1 1 1 4 2 2 3 7 1 1 16
WARREN, Jasper
2 DEN SOGAARD, Henrik Rask DEN 1 3 1 2 3 3 1 6 1 3 18
KRISTENSEN, Soren Wiegand
3 GBR RICHARDSON, Max GBR 2 3 7 12 1 1 1 1 4 2 22
GROVES, Alex
4 GBR PETERS, James GBR 2 1 4 1 4 3 1 1 12 5 22
FITZGERALD, Ed
5 GBR MON, Bleddyn GBR 6 1 2 2 2 10 2 4 2 1 22
HUMPHREYS, Tom
6 NZL MALONEY, Alexandra NZL 3 3 5 9 2 1 2 4 2 7 29
TUKE, Blair
7 AUS ROSE, Joel AUS 1 4 2 6 1 6 6 9 3 1 30
WOODS, Jamie
8 AUS O'ROURKE, Sean AUS 3 10 2 4 1 2 3 5 27 1 31
WALKER, Evan OCS
9 AUS PEATE, Nick AUS 2 2 3 5 5 2 3 13 7 3 32
MARA, Rhys
10 AUS WHITE, Byron AUS 3 3 3 5 3 8 5 8 2 3 35
RYAN, William
11 AUS NATTRASS, Hannah AUS 5 8 3 15 2 5 2 3 3 6 37
MULLER, Michelle
12 DEN ANDERSEN, Katrine Ditmar DEN 4 2 1 3 4 1 10 2 12 15 39
LUXHOI, Rie
13 NED BEKKERING, Annemiek NED 3 5 6 4 1 4 7 2 15 12 44
KISTERS, Jeske
14 GBR DURHAM, Thomas GBR 2 8 8 6 4 6 7 3 1 27 45
COOPER, Alex DNF
15 SIN LIU, Justin SIN 6 7 4 1 11 2 4 2 17 9 46
CHENG, Sherman
16 RSA JACOBS, Taariq RSA 9 2 1 4 5 5 2 11 12 7 46
MALAN, Neil
17 GBR DIAMOND, Hannah GBR 8 5 6 10 6 4 8 4 4 2 47
MACLEAN, Dicken
18 AUS LLEWELYN, William AUS 18 1 8 2 5 1 3 1 11 18 50
MIGHELL, Harry
19 GBR PETERS, Frances GBR 10 12 5 5 7 3 1 1 13 8 52
LASKO, Claire
20 AUS CHAPMAN, Andrew AUS 13 4 2 1 5 5 5 11 14 9 55
CHAPMAN, William
21 AUS DOYLE, Lachlan AUS 1 6 7 13 11 11 6 6 5 2 55
WELLS, Shaun
22 GBR DIAMOND, Becky GBR 8 5 12 2 3 4 4 3 19 15 56
HAMPSHIRE, Fiona
23 AUS SMITH, Shane AUS 4 7 7 7 7 10 9 4 3 10 58
MARTIN, Rayshele
24 AUS SLY, James AUS 6 6 7 9 6 5 5 7 11 27 62
GILLIES, Andrew RAF
25 ARG SIELECKI, Micael ARG 7 11 9 14 8 9 8 7 4 4 67
WAGMAISTER, Tomás
26 USA FRASER, Max USA 4 12 10 8 6 12 14 7 10 5 74
LIEBENBERG, David
27 AUS KERL, Belinda AUS 25 4 4 1 14 6 4 6 20 16 75
PHILLIPS, Emma
28 RSA HALL, Malcolm RSA 15 12 4 10 15 7 9 10 5 4 76
RHODES, Geoffrey
29 AUS HANNAH, Timothy AUS 11 6 8 6 13 6 11 8 13 8 77
HURLEY, Hamish
30 GBR HUMPHREYS, HUW GBR 9 16 14 11 4 27 13 5 1 7 80
GIBBS, Robert ocs
31 AUS PRICE, Olivia AUS 7 17 13 14 13 3 13 10 5 2 80
TURNER, Joe
32 USA RYAN, Judge USA 5 8 10 8 10 8 13 5 15 13 80
HENKEN, Hans
33 AUS SHARROCK, Justin AUS 12 13 10 10 13 9 5 8 6 8 81
SCHUTZ, Scott
34 ITA CAMIN, Riccardo ITA 19 9 15 3 3 9 10 3 16 14 82
GROSSELLI, Giacomo
35 NZL WHITBURN, Chelsea NZL 27 2 6 5 12 10 4 9 21 15 84
CROSS, Gabrielle DNF
36 AUS RANKIN, Angus AUS 21 7 5 7 9 4 8 22 12 12 85
DAHL, James
37 AUS BRUNNING, Nick AUS 5 11 18 14 9 8 14 9 9 6 85
NIXON, Daniel
38 AUS FREEMAN, Phoebe AUS 7 8 5 6 11 7 11 11 22 27 88
VAN LIER, Elliete DNF
39 AUS MCDONALD, Stuart AUS 7 10 15 8 15 13 12 12 5 6 88
NEWELL, Levi
40 GER LANGE, Tom GER 16 9 9 8 13 12 9 10 9 10.6 89.6
LANGE, Tim RDG
41 AUS CARR, Sean AUS 12 4 3 3 8 13 27 18 9 20 90
CRAIG, Jesse OCS
42 USA SIMMS, Ian USA 8 10 11 9 8 9 16 14 13 10 92
HARRIS, Pike
43 AUS THOMPSON, Oscar AUS 8 22 11 10 15 7 16 25 2 3 94
LOUGHRIDGE, James
44 AUS JOHNSON, Tom AUS 9 18 27 13 9 27 9 2 6 4 97
GLASKIN, Adam DNF OCS
45 AUS FORBES-SMITH, Tim AUS 27 6 19 7 12 17 6 9 9 12 97
KENDALL, Peter DNF
46 AUS VANDERVOORT, Mathew AUS 6 13 19 13 7 16 17 15 8 5 100
CORNFORD, Ethan
47 AUS RAE, Andrew AUS 14 10 6 15 11 13 11 21 10 12 102
FINNEY, Domnech
48 RSA TARBOTON, Rob RSA 10 11 8 21 9 10 15 14 6 27 104
TARBOTON, Andrew DNF
49 AUS WHITTY, Jonathan AUS 4 14 16 21 10 16 13 24 6 6 106
ANDERSON, Tom
50 GBR UNDRELL, Matt GBR 11 19 13 14 10 14 12 23 4 9 106
CROCKER, Rich
51 AUS OUTTERIDGE, Haylee AUS 12 12 12 9 16 7 10 13 20 18 109
DALLEN, Elizabeth
52 AUS HARRISON, Jeromino AUS 18 9 10 17 18 15 15 15 7 4 110
HACKNEY, Edward
53 SIN KHNG, Griselda SIN 20 13 9 3 12 11 11 12 21 24 112
LOW, Cecilia
54 SIN SEET, Timothy SIN 9 5 9 7 19 12 18 19 19 17 115
TANG, TERRY
55 AUS WHITE, Jessica AUS 16 15 14 11 22 11 14 6 14 17 118
BRADLEY, Justin
56 NZL BERRY, Sarah NZL 11 11 14 19 7 16 27 21 8 11 118
BERRY, Emma DNF
57 AUS WALDEN, Michael AUS 5 7 23 13 6 21 19 13 14 21 119
JOHNSTON, Joshua
58 AUS LAHEY, Adam AUS 13 14 18 11 14 14 18 11 27 8 121
RUSTON, Troy DNF
59 GBR CHAPMAN, Edward GBR 27 18 12 24 8 11 16 19 3 13 124
MCINTYRE, Gemma DNF
60 AUS GRIFFIN, Jay AUS 14 16 17 11 18 18 20 16 10 5 125
BETHWAITE, Harry
61 AUS PLAIN, Richard AUS 17 16 12 16 17 19 8 18 8 13 125
BRYAN, George
62 AUS GENDERS, John AUS 19 15 16 18 16 12 7 20 8 14.6 125.6
MORGAN, Jim RDG
63 AUS CHAPMAN, David AUS 10 23 21 12 10 17 12 14 18 14 128
RASK SOGAARD, Christian
64 AUS EDWARDS, Bryce AUS 12 18 18 18 18 27 27 12 3 3 129
TURNER, James OCS OCS RDG RDG
65 AUS SOUTER, Dean AUS 15 15 11 12 18 18 20 16 16 9 130
MIDDLETON, Jack
66 SIN CHOO, Jovina SIN 22 14 17 17 19 8 7 10 19 22 133
TAN, Sara
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