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Etchells World Championship day one - Hiatt top placed foreign boat

by Etchells Worlds on 7 Jun 2011
Courtesy Doug Peterson - EW SD 2011 - Etchells World Championship 2011 Doug Peterson - copyright
The Etchells World Championship 2011 is underway in San Diego. The event is being organized by Etchells Fleet 13 in conjunction with the San Diego Yacht and will be sailed on the Pacific Ocean from June 6 to June 11, 2011.

AUS 1278 Michael Hiatt is the top foreign boat in sixth place overall.

A great day for USA 979 Bill Hardesty (1,1) who takes and early lead. USA 1227 Vince Brun (3,4) is second and the top Corinthian boat is Peter Vessella (USA 1168) who is third overall.

With calm seas and consistent 275-280 direction, the race committee presented two races on Day 1 with wind in the range of 7-16 knots averaging 10-11 all day. The two sided start line (committee boat in the middle and two pin boats on 1/3 mile to port and starboard), allowed for better line judgment with the 83 boat Etchells fleet.

Bill Hardesty and Vince Brun were at the front of the fleet for nearly the entire day. After a middle of the pack finish for AUS 1278 Michael Hiatt in Race 1, they were able to take and hold the lead through every turn of Race 2 until Hardesty made the pass on the final leg for his second bullet of the day.

More to follow when available.

2011 Etchells World Championship
Place Bow Country Sail Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
1 79   USA 979 Bill Hardesty 1 1               2
2 27   USA 1227 Vincent Brun 3 4               7
3 68   USA 1168 Peter Vessella* 5 7               12
4 46   USA 946 Craig Healy* 10 3               13
5 60   USA 1060 Dennis Conner 15 5               20
6 80   AUS 1278 Michael John Hiatt 20 2               22
7 23   USA 969 Chris Busch 4 18               22
8 05   USA 1305 Michael Gavin 13 15               28
9 08   USA 1308 Senet Bischoff 8 21               29
10 26   AUS 1026 Noel Drennan 21 9               30
11 75   USA 1375 Argyle Campbell* 19 11               30
12 16   USA 1216 Brian Camet 9 23               32
13 69   USA 1018 Chris Snow 22 10               32
14 48   NZL 1348 Andrew Wills 2 33               35
15 78   USA 1378 Marvin Beckmann 7 30               37
16 52   USA 1152 Keith Whittemore 23 14               37
17 35   USA 935 David Ullman 24 19               43
18 81   FRA 1281 Frederic Laffitte* 16 28               44
19 85   USA 1285 Bruce Golison 37 8               45
20 37   USA 1137 Shannon Bush 35 12               47
21 56   USA 1234 David Levy 31 16               47
22 54   USA 556 David Steffan 44 6               50
23 62   USA 1262 Philippe Kahn 18 38               56
24 31   GRE 1368 George Andreadis 33 24               57
25 96   GBR 962 Rob Goddard 14 45               59
26 10   USA 1066 Jon Rogers 6 55               61
27 98   USA 985 Andy La Dow* 27 36               63
28 06   USA 706 JJ Fetter 47 17               64
29 28   USA 1283 Andrew Whittome* 30 34               64
30 84   USA 984 Steve Wright* 41 25               66
31 33   AUS 1337 Rupert Henry 26 40               66
32 04   USA 904 Will Stout 36 32               68
33 94   USA 794 Steve Pacelli 11 59               70
34 89   AUS 1389 Robert Hanna 52 20               72
35 86   USA 986 Bruce Nelson 32 43               75
36 66   USA 666 Don Jesberg* 25 51               76
37 21   USA 1221 Wade Edwards 12 65               77
38 03   NZL 1379 Gavin Gerrard 28 49               77
39 07   USA 552 Tom Malone 48 29               77
40 40   AUS 1384 Stephen Orourke 65 13               78
41 73   CAN 973 Kirk Palmer* 17 62               79
42 18   AUS 1223 Chris Hampton 43 37               80
43 83   USA 983 Kevin Hoyt* 42 39               81
44 19   USA 966 Michael Laport 56 26               82
45 22   USA 1224 Peter Sulick 29 53               82
46 87   GBR 987 Robert Elliott 34 50               84
47 30   USA 1350 Bruce Burton 63 22               85
48 20   BER 1394 Mark Watson 59 27               86
49 93   AUS 1293 Ian Crisp 55 31               86
50 99   USA 669 Ted Hardenbergh 38 52               90
51 57   AUS 1237 John Savage 45 48               93
52 50   AUS 1150 Bill Steele* 53 41               94
53 58   NZL 1058 John Melville 39 58               97
54 45   UAE 1386 Jan Muysken* 68 35               103
55 29   USA 294 Larry Schmitz 40 64               104
56 44   USA 1044 John Downing 62 42               104
57 51   USA 926 Nico Landauer 60 44               104
58 09   USA 909 Marshall Harrington* 51 57               108
59 77   AUS 1277 Peter Coleman 46 66               112
60 14   USA 1149 John Pedlow 50 63               113
61 49   BER 1249 Tim Patton 61 54               115
62 36   ITA 836 Marco Cimarosti 70 47               117
63 41   USA 1241 Ken Womack* 58 61               119
64 39   USA 1220 Mark Teborek 64 56               120
65 15   USA 1315 John Gilmour 57 67               124
66 97   USA 897 Bill Melbostad* 54 72               126
67 17   AUS 1117 Ian Anderson 69 60               129
68 12   USA 1126 Rick Kaiser 84 dnc 46               130
69 47   SUI 1187 Seamus McHugh 49 84 dnc               133
70 01   USA 1301 Peter Shumaker 66 69               135
71 88   USA 889 Thomas Corkett 71 68               139
72 74   USA 977 Tom Oller* 73 71               144
73 11   USA 1111 Patricia Stadel* 76 70               146
74 55   USA 674 Tom Stanford 72 76               148
75 24   AUS 1124 Michael Morris* 77 73               150
76 53   USA 583 Kjeld Hestehave 75 75               150
77 43   AUS 1343 Nick Kingsmill 67 84 ocs               151
78 38   USA 385 Gary Baker* 74 77               151
79 32   USA 1069 Elizabeth Altman 79 74               153
80 02   USA 1002 John Chapman* 78 78               156
81 25   AUS 1025 Glenn Norton* 84 dnc 84 dnc               168
82 34   GBR 1354 David Franks 84 dnc 84 dnc               168
83 42   AUS 1385 Jason Ward 84 dnc 84 dnc               168




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