sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : B14 Europeans and Pre Worlds Day 1 – Racing in a washing machine
B14 Europeans and Pre Worlds Day 1 – Racing in a washing machine


'B14 World Championship - Plerin, France'       Click Here to view large photo

In the B14 Europeans and Pre Worlds, following light winds and wall to wall sunshine, day one greeted the fleet overcast, breezy and with the sea in full spin cycle. The shore break causing plenty of anxious looks.

As the tide retreated the sea state moderated the fleet were able to launch on time, albeit with a few attempts needed by many to get off the beach into the onshore breeze.

On the race course the swell of over 2m and a breeze in the early 20’s presented challenging conditions for the fleet as Race 1 got underway. AUS 782 'One more for the bone' Guy Bancroft/Lachlan Imeneo led the charge of the Aussies with the top mark seeing AUS 782 lead from, AUS 375 'Octopussy' Andre Webster/Allen Graham, and AUS 373 'Bonework' Ian/Dave Cunningham with only GBR 791 'Team Ullman Sails' Mark Watts/Chris Bishop joining the Aussie party in fourth.

The first run was a case of keeping the bow out of the tide and trying to spot the yellow marks against the beach. The result was the majority of the fleet over-standing the gate and blasting in at various over pressed angles.

Lap two saw the places remain unchanged with AUS 782 extending for a convincing win. The final run saw AUS 375 hit the tide leaving AUS 373 to take second and GBR 791 third.

Race 2 and the breeze had eased fractionally but the tide had turned creating even steeper foaming ramps. A number of teams succumbing to the sea state in the pre start.

The start saw split opinions on tactics with some teams taking the pin on port whilst others opted for a more conservative mid line start. GBR 788 'Seavolution' Mark Barnes/ Jeremy (Doobie) Williamson' led the charge with AUS 782 hot on his heels. The pack was led by GBR 774 'Doris' Ben/Roz McGrane finding their feet quickly in the class and proving once again that light teams can be fast in the breeze.

GBR788 and AUS 782 were then seen to play a tactical dogfight and stretch away. GBR 788 finally losing the fight on the last run to see AUS 782 take a second win. GBR 774 delivered a solid third.

For all teams the day was not yet over. .. The return to the beach saw breaking surf and different approaches ranging from sending it into the shallows for a last minute handbrake turn through to mains down, foils out surfboard approach. All proved equally successful/un-successful with a number of teams ending up on their side in the surf. Some anxious moments followed but the fleet worked together to rescue teams in trouble and see them all escape damage free.

The club hosted welcome drinks as the fleet told tales of the day’s adventures and some licked their wounds.

Forecast for tomorrow is the swell and breeze to reduce.. Phew!!

Pre Worlds
1st AUS 782 Guy Bancroft/Lachlan Ineno
2nd AUS 373 Ian Cunningham/Dave Cunningham
3rd GBR 791 Mark Watts/Chris Bishop

Europeans
1st GBR 791 Mark Watts/Chris Bishop
2nd GBR 774 Ben McGrane/Roz McGrane
3rd GBR 788 Mark Barnes/Jeremy Williamson


by Mark Watts

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111892

7:23 PM Fri 12 Jul 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World



























America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




























PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT