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Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 4 Results

by www.sail-world.com on 23 Feb 2012
SAILING - Etchells Worlds 2012 - 20-25 February 2012, Sydney (AUS) START LINE © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/
Its getting to the business end of the 2012 Etchells Worlds being sailed off Sydney Heads. After today for race seven onwards the worst race drop comes into play. Hit refresh on this story at any time for the latest news.

Day 4 - a Sydney summer day right out of the brochure with a light north easter blowing and flats seas.

Principal Race officer Ross Wilson and his Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron team set a windward-leeward course on the offshore Manly Circle course, with a heading of 025 and a course 2nm from the start to the top mark, with the run about 1.5nm. The breeze was a north easter at eight knots.

There was a general recall for the first race of the day. The second start under a Black Flag, was clear.

At the top mark for the first time David Clark (Fifteen) the winner of the Etchells Pre-Worlds last week, led from the series leader Tom King (Iron Lotus) and Vince Brun (Manace) with John Bertrand (Triad) fourth ahead of Peter McNeill (Iris III) and Jud Smith (Roulette). Then came Graeme Taylor (Magpie) and Noel 'Nitro' Drennan (Boat X).

At the bottom mark Clark was about three boat lengths ahead of Tom King and John Bertrand, both very close behind. Then came McNeill. Brun rounded on the right buoy all by himself. The wind was quite shifty so the Race Committe signalled a course change to 040.

At the top Mark for the second time Clark led, but Tom King had taken some distance out of him. Next came Bertrand, Brun, McNeil, Smith, Taylor and then big gap to others. Drennan round in about 12th. The wind has increased to 10 knots and big swings in direction up to 15 degrees each way, were happening.

Race 5 finish (provisional) went to David Clark, second to Tom King, then John Bertrand, Vince Brun and Jud Smith who had slipped inside of McNeill. Next was Graeme Taylor.

At this stage it seems that King is starting to clear out from Smith, Taylor and Bertrand (after the drop comes in) and this group has begun to separate away from the rest of the championship contenders.

The fleet lined up for Race 6, yet another general recall and a Black Flagged restart.

The wind had lifted to a 12-14 knot north easterly seabreeze and the swell was up a little. The course heading was 030 and was 2.2nm to the top mark.

That man Smith first at the top mark in race six, he had started in the middle of the right hand end of the line, had a clear lane all the way. He rounded a length ahead of David Clark, another length back to Matthew Chew, then John Savage, Michael Manford, John Bertrand overlapping, Mark Langford, Mark Richards, Peter McNeill all together then just a length to Cameron Miles, Graeme Taylor, Jervis Tilly, then Tom King (12th) - just 51 seconds off the lead.

Down the run, Smith led Chew by 100 metres ahead of Clark, Savage,Langford, Miles, Bertrand. King is now back in the pack.

Smith led the fleet to the finsh ahead of Smith, Chew, Clark, with some separation between them. Then came Mark Langford, John Savage and Michael Manford. Looking for Tom King now, he has certainly sailed his drop.

Etchells World Championships 2012
18-25 February, 2012
Boat Information Race
Place Bow Country Sail Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
1 25 AUS 925 * Tom King 2 6 3 2 2 14 29
2 66 AUS 1377 Jud Smith 3 19 1 3 5 1 32
3 47 AUS 947 Graeme Taylor 4 1 12 10 7 10 44
4 03 AUS 1383 John Bertrand 5 21 4 6 3 8 47
5 32 AUS 1325 Peter McNeill 11 rdg 9 10 14 6 13 63
6 06 AUS 1306 Cameron Miles 12 8 2 7 rdg 33 7 69
7 08 AUS 876 David Clark 27 20 15 8 1 3 74
8 10 NZL 950 Alastair Gair 6 30 5 12 12 11 76
9 27 USA 1227 Vincent Brun 7 2 6 46 4 15 80
10 15 AUS 1215 Noel Drennan 30 10 9 1 10 21 81
11 64 AUS 864 Matthew Chew 21 11 18 4 35 2 91
12 56 AUS 1356 Michael Manford 15 4 27 7 45 6 104
13 70 AUS 875 * Murray Gordon 1 15 13 16 40 24 109
14 31 AUS 831 Brett Ellis 20 12 14 22 15 40 123
15 37 AUS 1337 * Rupert Henry 36 18 7 32 23 25 141
16 38 AUS 1338 * Mark Langford 22 13 75 dsq 5 25 4 144
17 40 AUS 1254 Peter Merrington 34 3 23 51 13 22 146
18 26 AUS 1226 John Savage 44 33 8 9 51 5 150
19 61 AUS 1361 Mark Tonner-Joyce 29 5 75 dsq 15 9 17 150
20 20 AUS 1320 * Dirk Van Der Struyf 47 27 21 13 18 26 152
21 57 AUS 1387 * Mark Bulka 31 43 17 23 22 19 155
22 69 HKG 1269 Mark Thornburrow 13 23 75 bfd 17 16 18 162
23 74 AUS 874 Chris Hampton 11 58 29 21 19 30 168
24 44 AUS 1244 Douglas McGain 8 22 11 54 39 35 169
25 30 AUS 1347 Vaughan Prentice 10 34 48 30 27 20 169
26 21 SIN 1021 * Jervis Tilly 32 16 60 44 8 12 172
27 33 HKG 1333 Ante Razmilovic 16 29 37 53 20 23 178
28 04 AUS 1384 Steve OƕRourke 56 37 28 19 11 29 180
29 67 AUS 867 Tom Braidwood 19 28 56 11 30 38 182
30 35 AUS 1358 Mark Richards 23 7 35 50 31 37 183
31 62 AUS 1362 * Ross Lloyd 38 25 26 26 37 32 184
32 18 USA 1198 * Scott Kaufman 39 rdg 32 40 43 17 34 205
33 01 AUS 1401 * Richard Hammond 14 60 59 38 28 9 208
34 23 AUS 1392 David Rose 39 26 46 20 49 33 213
35 49 BER 1249 Tim Patton 41 44 33 34 14 56 222
36 52 AUS 1052 Chris Rabbidge 26 35 36 52 24 49 222
37 72 AUS 882 Brendon Jukes 52 17 31 28 53 48 229
38 63 AUS 963 Grantham Kitto 18 75 dnf 22 31 41 42 229
39 24 AUS 924 * Damien King 42 31 75 dsq 24 47 16 235
40 22 AUS 1192 * Jamie Woods 61 24 16 75 dsq 26 36 238
41 12 AUS 1250 * Matt Whitnall 46 45 20 48 44 47 250
42 39 BER 898 Mark Watson 24 66 38 64 21 41 254
43 55 GBR 987 Robert Elliott 25 61 24 41 60 43 254
44 75 GBR 1331 James Howells 9 75 ocs 50 39 56 27 256
45 36 AUS 936 Shane Deussen 17 52 62 33 38 55 257
46 05 AUS 511 * Gordon Hinds 45 41 42 35 46 53 262
47 54 GBR 1354 David Franks 50 36 32 40 42 67 267
48 73 AUS 1273 Ed McCarthy 60 57 34 37 32 51 271
49 02 AUS 1268 Robert Weir 51 42 30 29 68 52 272
50 07 SUI 1187 James McHugh 62 14 75 bfd 18 43 61 273
51 14 AUS 1144 * David Healey 68 38 19 27 69 58 279
52 65 AUS 1024 * Guyon Wilson 54 39 25 60 65 46 289
53 11 AUS 1311 * Paul Henshall 35 62 39 57 55 45 293
54 19 AUS 991 * Jake Gunther 28 75 ocs 49 75 dnc 29 44 300
55 58 NZL 1058 John Melville 53 46 47 66 57 31 300
56 68 AUS 868 Jeanne-Claude Strong 48 75 dsq 41 62 36 39 301
57 34 AUS 1134 * David Seaton 43 47 64 36 48 69 307
58 53 AUS 1253 * Mark Doyle 33 63 54 49 54 59 312
59 09 AUS 1399 Ian Crisp 55 48 51 45 63 50 312
60 16 AUS 1163 Mark Anderson 59 40 75 dsq 47 64 28 313
61 60 UAE 1386 * Jan Muysken 57 54 57 61 59 54 342
62 46 AUS 1346 * Michael Bellingham 40 56 45 75 bfd 58 70 344
63 29 AUS 892 * Craig Coulsen 49 64 44 56 67 64 344
64 45 AUS 1385 * Jason Ward 65 49 58 42 71 60 345
65 59 AUS 869 * John Paul 63 51 61 65 34 72 346
66 43 AUS 1343 Peter Gardner 75 dnf 75 ocs 52 25 52 68 347
67 41 AUS 941 * Phillip Coombs 37 75 ocs 43 75 bfd 66 62 358
68 28 AUS 1288 * Robert Holm 64 55 53 59 73 73 377
69 42 AUS 943 * Burke Melia 75 dsq 53 63 55 72 63 381
70 71 AUS 1291 Don Wilson 69 65 55 63 70 65 387
71 51 ITA 1351 Marco Cimarosti 66 50 75 dnf 75 dnc 61 66 393
72 50 AUS 1150 * Bill Steele 75 dnc 75 dnc 75 bfd 67 50 57 399
73 17 AUS 1117 * Ian Anderson 67 59 75 bfd 58 74 75 dnc 408
74 48 USA 1248 Leon Christianakis 75 dnc 75 dnc 75 dnc 75 dnc 62 71 433
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