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Etchells World Championship day three - Clarity at the top + Video

'Etchells Worlds fleet on day 1'    Tim Wilkes ©
The Etchells World Championship is being sailed in San Diego. Racing continues until June 11th.

The conditions again on Wednesday for Race Day #3 were excellent for Championship level sailing, with wind along the 245 axis all day and never faltering from the 10 knot average.


Six races make a regatta in this case, so the event is now official and the single throw out score now in effect which draws more clarity when looking for the eventual World Champion.

USA 1152 skippered by Keith Whittemore led the way for a majority of the first race (Race 5) which begun with no boats OCS. USA 979 Hardesty and AUS 1278 Hiatt stayed close by around the course.

At the sole leeward rounding of the race (a W-L-W-F course, two miles long), Whittemore and Hiatt took the right gate while Hardesty went around the left. Despite the left gate, Hardesty turned back to the right and navigated through the oncoming fleet to head up the right side. These three boats rounded the last weather mark in a pack which was 30 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. It looked like Whittemore hit the mark and did a penalty turn, letting the race slip away (he would still finish second).

On the final downwind leg Hardesty pulled away for the convincing victory, his third bullet of the series which would put him in great position to retake first place from USA 1227 Vince Brun. Brun managed another solid race with a seventh place finish by making up three spots on the second upwind leg of the race. Amazingly the seven for Brun was his worst finish at the time.

With conditions holding up well and the gray skies clearing, PRO Bill Stump and the R/C team quickly put together a second race of the day, Race 6 of the series and away we went on a 245 heading at 1.8 miles (Course 1, W-L-W-L-F).

In Race 6, a few boats were OCS but in general a clean start was had. Each mark rounding had a different set of leaders between the group of 1026 Drennan, 966 Laport, 986 Nelson, 904 Stout and 1281 Laffitte. At the final weather mark, USA 904 Will Stout had taken the lead which he would not give up, getting his first race win of the series. Match that with the fifth place finish for Stout in Race 5 and it was the best day by any team in the fleet on Wednesday. And after two finishes on Day 1 in the 30s, Stout and crew will be happy to find themselves in the top 10 today.

Regatta leaders Hardesty and Brun settled into the 10th / 11th positions around the first mark and played catch up all race. Hardesty made his way through the fleet to finish sixth, while Brun held position for the most part and finished 14th (current throwout score).

On a day similar to a golf tournament's 'moving day', the throwout allowed teams to scrap a bad race and make use of consistent success to solidify their placement amongst the regatta leaders.

AUS 1026 Noel Drennan and crew continued their very solid regatta with an 8 / 3 on the third day of racing to maintain a solid handle on third place overall by ditching their (21) in the first race on Monday, leaving them with no finish higher than nine to date. Fellow Aussie 1278 Michael Hiatt dropped his (36) from Tuesday and compiled a 6 / 8 on Wednesday to settle into fourth place.

In the biggest jump of the series, USA 666 Don Jesberg was able to scrap his (51) from Race 2 and finished in fourth place in both races on Wednesday to jump a dozen positions or so into fifth.

Others with good days on Day 3 were USA 969 Chris Bush with a 3 / 12 (currently sixth overall) and USA 1152 Keith Whittemore with a 2 / 16 (currently seventh overall).

On Thursday the Race Committee will look to get Race 7 complete on what will likely be a single race day as nine races is the maximum allowed for the series.



2011 Etchells World Championship
Place Bow Country Sail Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 79   USA 979 Bill Hardesty 1 1 - 19 7 1 6       16
2 27   USA 1227 Vincent Brun 3 4 2 4 7 - 14       20
3 26   AUS 1026 Noel Drennan - 21 9 8 2 8 3       30
4 80   AUS 1278 Michael John Hiatt 20 2 1 - 36 6 8       37
5 66   USA 666 Don Jesberg* 25 - 51 3 5 4 4       41
6 23   USA 969 Chris Busch 4 18 5 - 38 3 12       42
7 52   USA 1152 Keith Whittemore - 23 14 4 12 2 16       48
8 46   USA 946 Craig Healy* 10 3 - 32 3 17 17       50
9 85   USA 1285 Bruce Golison - 37 8 16 8 15 10       57
10 04   USA 904 Will Stout - 36 32 11 9 5 1       58
11 60   USA 1060 Dennis Conner 15 5 30 1 - 36 9       60
12 48   NZL 1348 Andrew Wills 2 - 33 25 6 9 19       61
13 68   USA 1168 Peter Vessella* 5 7 23 14 26 - 34       75
14 75   USA 1375 Argyle Campbell* 19 11 - 45 11 12 25       78
15 16   USA 1216 Brian Camet 9 - 23 21 19 13 18       80
16 35   USA 935 David Ullman 24 19 14 17 - 27 15       89
17 86   USA 986 Bruce Nelson 32 - 43 15 21 20 2       90
18 08   USA 1308 Senet Bischoff 8 21 13 27 - 50 24       93
19 69   USA 1018 Chris Snow 22 10 28 23 - 40 11       94
20 30   USA 1350 Bruce Burton - 63 22 7 20 23 26       98
21 81   FRA 1281 Frederic Laffitte* 16 28 24 28 - 39 5       101
22 98   USA 985 Andy La Dow* 27 - 36 36 10 30 7       110
23 33   AUS 1337 Rupert Henry 26 - 40 10 22 19 36       113
24 28   USA 1283 Andrew Whittome* 30 34 18 13 - 60 23       118
25 51   USA 926 Nico Landauer - 59 44 20 16 21 22       123
26 78   USA 1378 Marvin Beckmann 7 30 37 - 44 28 31       133
27 10   USA 1066 Jon Rogers 6 55 - 56 34 14 27       136
28 21   USA 1221 Wade Edwards 12 - 65 9 24 51 40       136
29 93   AUS 1293 Ian Crisp - 55 31 29 15 38 35       148
30 18   AUS 1223 Chris Hampton - 43 37 17 33 22 39       148
31 37   USA 1137 Shannon Bush 35 12 35 42 31 - 54       155
32 20   BER 1394 Mark Watson 58 27 43 18 10 - 61       156
33 06   USA 706 JJ Fetter 47 17 - 68 35 25 32       156
34 07   USA 552 Tom Malone 48 29 47 - 50 16 21       161
35 96   GBR 962 Rob Goddard 14 45 33 31 46 - 51       169
36 99   USA 669 Ted Hardenbergh 38 52 6 58 - 61 20       174
37 89   AUS 1389 Robert Hanna 52 20 22 52 29 - 58       175
38 31   GRE 1368 George Andreadis 33 24 49 30 43 - 59       179
39 84   USA 984 Steve Wright* 41 25 44 - 48 24 47       181
40 54   USA 556 David Steffan 44 6 - 57 49 44 43       186
41 94   USA 794 Steve Pacelli 11 - 59 42 46 59 30       188
42 19   USA 966 Michael Laport - 84 dsq 26 69 71 11 13       190
43 56   USA 1234 David Levy 31 16 53 - 55 42 50       192
44 05   USA 1305 Michael Gavin 13 15 40 41 - 84 dnc 84 dnc       193
45 40   AUS 1384 Stephen Orourke 65 13 26 54 - 76 37       195
46 50   AUS 1150 Bill Steele* 53 41 27 26 - 57 48       195
47 22   USA 1224 Peter Sulick 29 - 53 38 29 48 52       196
48 62   USA 1262 Philippe Kahn 18 38 46 53 - 69 56       211
49 03   NZL 1379 Gavin Gerrard 28 49 - 61 51 41 44       213
50 87   GBR 987 Robert Elliott 34 50 60 40 - 66 29       213
51 39   USA 1220 Mark Teborek - 64 56 52 25 35 55       223
52 73   CAN 973 Kirk Palmer* 17 62 55 - 74 52 38       224
53 58   NZL 1058 John Melville 39 58 50 47 34 - 75       228
54 12   USA 1126 Rick Kaiser 62 46 - 64 37 56 28       229
55 14   USA 1149 John Pedlow 50 63 39 - 76 32 45       229
56 47   SUI 1187 Seamus McHugh 49 - 84 dnc 59 39 47 46       240
57 17   AUS 1117 Ian Anderson - 69 60 48 32 33 69       242
58 74   USA 977 Tom Oller* - 73 71 31 61 49 33       245
59 09   USA 909 Marshall Harrington* 51 57 - 71 60 37 41       246
60 15   USA 1315 John Gilmour 56 67 66 - 73 18 42       249
61 57   AUS 1237 John Savage 45 48 62 56 45 - 64       256
62 83   USA 983 Kevin Hoyt* 42 39 - 67 66 58 53       258
63 44   USA 1044 John Downing 61 42 41 69 - 71 62       275
64 32   USA 1069 Elizabeth Altman - 79 74 12 78 73 49       286
65 01   USA 1301 Peter Shumaker 66 - 69 34 57 67 63       287
66 41   USA 1241 Ken Womack* 57 61 63 45 65 - 76       291
67 29   USA 294 Larry Schmitz 40 64 65 - 79 63 65       297
68 43   AUS 1343 Nick Kingsmill 67 - 84 ocs 51 70 55 60       303
69 77   AUS 1277 Peter Coleman 46 66 - 79 68 53 78       311
70 38   USA 385 Gary Baker* 74 - 77 54 43 75 66       312
71 45   UAE 1386 Jan Muysken* 68 35 - 78 64 77 73       317
72 36   ITA 836 Marco Cimarosti 70 47 72 67 68 - 80       324
73 11   USA 1111 Patricia Stadel* 76 70 58 65 - 79 57       326
74 88   USA 889 Thomas Corkett 71 68 - 77 59 62 67       327
75 49   BER 1249 Tim Patton 60 54 76 - 77 74 74       338
76 97   USA 897 Bill Melbostad* 54 72 74 - 80 64 79       343
77 24   AUS 1124 Michael Morris* 77 73 - 81 72 54 70       346
78 53   USA 583 Kjeld Hestehave - 75 75 70 62 72 68       347
79 55   USA 674 Tom Stanford 72 - 76 73 63 70 72       350
80 25   AUS 1025 Glenn Norton* 76 rdg 76 rdg 75 75 - 78 77       379
81 02   USA 1002 John Chapman* 78 78 80 - 81 80 71       387
82 34   GBR 1354 David Franks - 84 dnc 84 dnc 84 dnc 84 dnc 84 dnc 84 dnc       420
83 42   AUS 1385 Jason Ward - 84 dnc 84 dnc 84 dnc 84 dnc 84 dnc 84 dnc       420

 



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