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Etchells World Championship 2011 crowns a winner

'Etchells World Championship 2011 Day 3'    Tim Wilkes ©

Etchells World Championship 2011 regatta is a nine race series with a single throwout score. San Diego Yacht Club’s Bill Hardesty, Steve Hunt, Mandi Markee and Craig Leweck only needed to achieve wins in eight races to secure the World Championship title.

As the team finished Race 8 coming in second, they had a 19 point lead overall with a 19 point throwout score (so regardless of their final race finish, they will maintain the best overall score in the regatta).

USA 979 Team Hardesty’s fate was not so clear as Race 8 developed, rounding the first three marks in eighth, seventh, and seventh position respectively. The title of ‘2011 Etchells World Champion’ remained in play. The wind shifted right on the last downwind leg, and USA 979 made its move by passing five boats to round the last leeward gate in second place. At the finish they were able to maintain second place for the race by holding off the Greek boat 1368 (George Andreadis) who sailed a great race as well.

Until this development foiled the hopes of the other two boats at the top of the score sheet (USA 1227 Vince Brun and AUS 1026 Noel Drennan), the story of Race 8 was USA 946 Craig Healy who sails out of St. Francis Yacht Club and San Francisco Yacht Club. Healy and crew rounded every mark in first place, extended to a lead of 50 seconds at the last windward mark rounding, over a minute at the last leeward gate and cruised to one of the largest time victories of the week.

The race day began with the postponement flag raised at noon as the Marine layer blanketed the course and kept the wind light and shifty. Towards the end of the hour the thermal wind began to fill from the southwest and filled in at 7-9 knots from 255-260. The Race Committee set up a Course 1 (W-L-W-L-F) 1.7 miles long at the 255 axis. The fleet started cleanly with five boats OCS. Throughout the race the R/C shifted the course right five degrees at the top of leg three, and bottom of leg four to match the right progression of the wind.

While the announcement of the USA 979 was bouncing around on Facebook and Twitter, it wasn’t recognized by the winning crew until Steve Hunt and Mandi Markee went to the scoreboard back at San Diego Yacht Club and saw the numbers. With smiles and a toast of their beer cups, they headed down to the boat to spread the word. Hardesty came up shaking hands across the docks to see for himself as well.

Congratulations to Bill Hardesty on his second Etchells World Championship (2008 in Chicago) and the first Etchells World title for all three crew members. Past Champions Chris Busch (as a crew for Hardesty in 2008), Vince Brun (as a skipper in San Diego in 2000) and Noel Drennan (as a crew in Hong Kong 1997) will all fight for second place in Saturday’s final race.

San Diego Yacht Club will host an International buffet dinner awards banquet on Saturday night after the final race.

Boat Information

Race - Click Race # below for fin times.

Place

Bow

Country

Sail

Skipper

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

1

79


USA

979

Bill Hardesty

1

1

- 19

7

1

6

1

2


19

2

26


AUS

1026

Noel Drennan

- 21

9

8

2

8

3

5

3


38

3

27


USA

1227

Vincent Brun

3

4

2

4

7

- 14

9

12


41

4

23


USA

969

Chris Busch

4

18

5

- 38

3

12

7

4


53

5

66


USA

666

Don Jesberg*

25

- 51

3

5

4

4

2

18


61

6

46


USA

946

Craig Healy*

10

3

- 32

3

17

17

26

1


77

7

80


AUS

1278

Michael John Hiatt

20

2

1

36

6

8

- 48

8


81

8

60


USA

1060

Dennis Conner

15

5

30

1

- 36

9

6

16


82

9

52


USA

1152

Keith Whittemore

23

14

4

12

2

16

17

- 53


88

10

75


USA

1375

Argyle Campbell*

19

11

- 45

11

12

25

3

9


90

11

85


USA

1285

Bruce Golison

- 37

8

16

8

15

10

10

28


95

12

16


USA

1216

Brian Camet

9

23

21

19

13

18

- 33

7


110

13

04


USA

904

Will Stout

36

32

11

9

5

1

- 57

17


111

14

68


USA

1168

Peter Vessella*

5

7

23

14

26

34

- 63

14


123

15

48


NZL

1348

Andrew Wills

2

33

25

6

9

19

- 41

31


125

16

08


USA

1308

Senet Bischoff*

8

21

13

27

- 50

24

25

10


128

17

81


FRA

1281

Frederic Laffitte*

16

28

24

28

- 39

5

4

29


134

18

30


USA

1350

Bruce Burton

- 63

22

7

20

23

26

16

22


136

19

35


USA

935

David Ullman

24

19

14

17

27

15

20

- 49


136

20

86


USA

986

Bruce Nelson

32

- 43

15

21

20

2

18

35


143

21

33


AUS

1337

Rupert Henry

26

- 40

10

22

19

36

11

38


162

22

69


USA

1018

Chris Snow

22

10

28

23

40

11

30

- 60


164

23

78


USA

1378

Marvin Beckmann

7

30

37

- 44

28

31

12

23


168

24

98


USA

985

Andy La Dow*

27

36

36

10

30

7

- 58

27


173

25

10


USA

1066

Jon Rogers

6

55

- 56

34

14

27

34

19


189

26

21


USA

1221

Wade Edwards

12

- 65

9

24

51

40

22

32


190

27

18


AUS

1223

Chris Hampton

- 43

37

17

33

22

39

8

39


195

28

28


USA

1283

Andrew Whittome*

30

34

18

13

60

23

- 84 bfd

33


211

29

06


USA

706

JJ Fetter

47

17

- 68

35

25

32

13

43


212

30

31


GRE

1368

George Andreadis

33

24

49

30

43

- 59

31

5


215

31

07


USA

552

Tom Malone

48

29

47

- 50

16

21

21

36


218

32

20


BER

1394

Mark Watson

58

27

43

18

10

- 61

38

26


220

33

84


USA

984

Steve Wright*

41

25

44

- 48

24

47

14

25


220

34

93


AUS

1293

Ian Crisp

55

31

29

15

38

35

19

- 62


222

35

37


USA

1137

Shannon Bush

35

12

35

42

31

54

23

- 55


232

36

89


AUS

1389

Robert Hanna

52

20

22

52

29

58

- 84 dns

6


239

37

96


GBR

962

Rob Goddard

14

45

33

31

46

- 51

27

44


240

38

56


USA

1234

David Levy

31

16

53

- 55

42

50

24

24


240

39

99


USA

669

Ted Hardenbergh*

38

52

6

58

- 61

20

54

13


241

40

94


USA

794

Steve Pacelli

11

- 59

42

46

59

30

56

11


255

41

51


USA

926

Nico Landauer

59

44

20

16

21

22

- 75

75


257

42

40


AUS

1384

Stephen Orourke*

65

13

26

54

- 76

37

37

48


280

43

22


USA

1224

Peter Sulick

29

- 53

38

29

48

52

47

42


285

44

47


SUI

1187

Seamus McHugh

49

- 84 dnc

59

39

47

46

35

15


290

45

14


USA

1149

John Pedlow

50

63

39

- 76

32

45

40

21


290

46

58


NZL

1058

John Melville

39

58

50

47

34

- 75

15

51


294

47

54


USA

556

David Steffan

44

6

57

49

44

43

59

- 61


302

48

87


GBR

987

Robert Elliott

34

50

60

40

66

29

28

- 73


307

49

19


USA

966

Michael Laport*

- 84 dsq

26

69

71

11

13

84 bfd

37


311

50

50


AUS

1150

Bill Steele*

53

41

27

26

57

48

- 64

64


316

51

62


USA

1262

Philippe Kahn

18

38

46

53

69

56

39

- 71


319

52

39


USA

1220

Mark Teborek

- 64

56

52

25

35

55

62

40


325

53

57


AUS

1237

John Savage

45

48

62

56

45

- 64

55

20


331

54

12


USA

1126

Rick Kaiser

62

46

64

37

56

28

- 67

41


334

55

03


NZL

1379

Gavin Gerrard

28

49

61

51

41

44

60

- 65


334

56

17


AUS

1117

Ian Anderson*

69

60

48

32

33

69

29

- 77


340

57

74


USA

977

Tom Oller*

- 73

71

31

61

49

33

50

47


342

58

73


CAN

973

Kirk Palmer*

17

62

55

- 74

52

38

51

69


344

59

83


USA

983

Kevin Hoyt*

42

39

- 67

66

58

53

42

45


345

60

44


USA

1044

John Downing

61

42

41

69

- 71

62

43

30


348

61

05


USA

1305

Michael Gavin

13

15

40

41

- 84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc


361

62

09


USA

909

Marshall Harrington*

51

57

- 71

60

37

41

61

56


363

63

15


USA

1315

John Gilmour

56

67

66

- 73

18

42

52

70


371

64

77


AUS

1277

Peter Coleman*

46

66

- 79

68

53

78

44

34


389

65

01


USA

1301

Peter Shumaker

66

69

34

57

67

63

- 70

57


413

66

41


USA

1241

Ken Womack*

57

61

63

45

65

- 76

49

76


416

67

32


USA

1069

Elizabeth Altman

- 79

74

12

78

73

49

69

63


418

68

11


USA

1111

Patricia Stadel*

76

70

58

65

- 79

57

45

54


425

69

43


AUS

1343

Nick Kingsmill

67

- 84 ocs

51

70

55

60

71

52


426

70

53


USA

583

Kjeld Hestehave

- 75

75

70

62

72

68

32

50


429

71

29


USA

294

Larry Schmitz

40

64

65

- 79

63

65

68

68


433

72

88


USA

889

Thomas Corkett

71

68

- 77

59

62

67

36

72


435

73

38


USA

385

Gary Baker*

74

- 77

54

43

75

66

72

59


443

74

49


BER

1249

Tim Patton

60

54

76

- 77

74

74

53

67


458

75

45


UAE

1386

Jan Muysken*

68

35

- 78

64

77

73

66

78


461

76

24


AUS

1124

Michael Morris*

77

73

- 81

72

54

70

65

58


469

77

02


USA

1002

John Chapman*

78

78

80

- 81

80

71

46

46


479

78

36


ITA

836

Marco Cimarosti

70

47

72

67

68

80

- 84 bfd

80


484

79

55


USA

674

Tom Stanford

72

- 76

73

63

70

72

73

66


489

80

97


USA

897

Bill Melbostad*

54

72

74

80

64

79

- 84 dns

74


497

81

25


AUS

1025

Glenn Norton*

76 rdg

76 rdg

75

75

78

77

74

- 79


531

82

34


GBR

1354

David Franks

- 84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc


588

83

42


AUS

1385

Jason Ward

- 84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc

84 dnc


588



The Etchells Fleet 13, in conjunction with the San Diego Yacht Club is hosting the 2011 World Championship which are being sailed on the Pacific Ocean June 6 to June 11, 2011.

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