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Finn Gold Cup - Mills extends lead in tricky day 2 conditions + Video


'Andrew Mills (GBR) in action on day 2 of the 2013 Finn Gold Cup'    Robert Deaves/Finn Class©

On day two of the Finn Gold Cup in Tallinn, Estonia, Andrew Mills (GBR) has extended his lead after winning the second race of the day. Zsombor Berecz (HUN) moves up to second with Michele Palette (ITA) now in third. The first race of the day was won by Pieter-Jan Postma (NED).

In conditions very similar to Monday's races the fleet was again held on shore for two hours for the wind to build. The wind turned up again, but was still not more than 7-8 knots at any time and still very unpredictable, causing a string of high scores throughout the fleet. The results make for interesting reading with a huge number of different names near the top, with many of the favourites struggling down to mid-fleet.

Day 2, start of race 3 - 2013 Finn Gold Cup -  Robert Deaves-Finn Class©  

Race three got under way after two general recalls. Starting right at the pin end and tacking straight across to the right side if the course. Pieter-Jan Postma ((NED) controlled race three from start to finish. He rounded the top mark ahead of Josh Junior (NZL) and Jonathan Lobert (FRA) and these positions remained the same throughout. Junior made some gains on the second upwind with Postma tacking right on top of him as they approached the top mark. However, Postma extended downwind to win from Junior and Lobert. Mark Andrews (GBR) recovered from the teens at the first mark to cross the line in fourth.

Regatta leader, Andrew Mills (GBR)) crossed in 15th after rounding the first mark well placed, as he slipped back slightly. However in the second race, he made amends, starting near the pin and tacking across to the right to lead at each mark for the whole race. He rounded the top mark ahead of Michal Jodlowski (POL) and Milan Vujasinovic (CRO). Many of the overall leaders were deep in the fleet again.

As Mills maintained his lead throughout Vujasinovic moved up to second at the downwind gate. Jodlowski was back in second at the final top mark and held it to the finish, only to find out he was one of seven boats black flagged at the start. So Vujasinovic picked up the second place with Jorge Zarif (BRA) had a great last leg to move up to third.

The list of black flagged starters also showed that Bruno Prada (BRA) had picked up his second black flag of the day.

Pieter Jan Postma leading on day 2 of the 2013 Finn Gold Cup -  Robert Deaves-Finn Class©  

Postma described his day, 'Before the start, the wind shifted a little bit left and so I went to the left side of the line and I won that side, and then I could take the shift and I was leading straight away. The fourth race was not a good race for me. Again the wind shifted left at the start but farther than the whole day so I started on the right side and I thought it would shift back but it only shifted more left so I was taking the long way and had a bad race.'

Junior scored a 2, 11 today and moved up to 15th overall. He said, 'Another glamour day with five knots and the shifts continued, but instead of the right paying like yesterday, the left paid. I was pretty lucky and found myself out on the left and managed to get a second in the first race and a 12th in the second, so I'm pretty happy. It's plenty tricky and it's really hard to predict what's going to happen as you can't really see the pressure, so all you can do is get a good start and play the percentages and work your way up.'

Mills said, 'Another tricky day. It was just about trying to get two consistent races, maybe top 10s. Light winds is not traditionally what I am good at but I seem to be doing OK here. But it's a long way to go, with seven races left.'

'The last race was tight, with a black flag and a lot of people pushing the line at the pin. I lined up with a few seconds to go and was perfectly covered and found a wave to surf out of the line. I hit that perfectly. From there I was well punched, tacked on the shifts and got a decent bit ahead. From there it was just sailing, as I was confident I was in the top two from five minutes out.'

After an indifferent Monday, Greg Douglas (CAN) had a better Tuesday with a 8, 13 to move up to 13th overall. He said, 'It was another lovely summer day in Estonia with a light, tricky breeze which made for some interesting racing. As always the boys were eager to get off the line so we had a few recalls which made for a slow start but we got away and had two great races.'

'Being consistent and keeping your head out of the boat really paid. There was more wind in the second race which stretched the fleet out a bit more, which was nice so the marks were less crowded and made the racing easier and more spread.

The man who brought the Finn Gold Cup to Estonia two weeks ago now finds himself 17 points clear at the top of the leader-board after four races. He is not taking anything for granted but in this high scoring regatta most of his main rivals have already collected two high scores. The forecast is for more of the same conditions in the coming days.

Jonathan Lobert in action on day 2 of the 2013 Finn Gold Cup -  Robert Deaves-Finn Class©  

Racing continues at 12.00 on Wednesday. The opening series of ten races will be followed by the medal race for the top ten and the final race for the rest on Saturday, 31 August..



Kalev Yacht Club 23rd August to 31st August 2013, Estonia

Results as of 19:26 on August 27, 2013

Overall

Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Entries: 86, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

SailNo

HelmName

HelmAgeGroup

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

Nett

1

GBR85

Mills Andrew

 

6.0

3.0

15.0

1.0

25.0

25.0

2

HUN40

Berecz Zsombor

 

7.0

23.0

7.0

5.0

42.0

42.0

3

ITA146

Paoletti Michele

 

14.0

9.0

11.0

8.0

42.0

42.0

4

CRO69

Vujasinovic Milan

 

38.0

2.0

5.0

2.0

47.0

47.0

5

FRA112

Lobert Jonathan

 

3.0

20.0

3.0

26.0

52.0

52.0

6

ITA117

Poggi Giorgio

 

28.0

6.0

18.0

6.0

58.0

58.0

7

GBR11

Wright Edward

 

5.0

5.0

28.0

21.0

59.0

59.0

8

EST2

Karpak Deniss

 

8.0

17.0

6.0

28.0

59.0

59.0

9

AUS261

Tweddell Oliver

 

1.0

22.0

9.0

33.0

65.0

65.0

10

BRA9

Zarif Jorge

Junior

44.0

1.0

24.0

3.0

72.0

72.0

11

EST11

Väinsalu Lauri

 

25.0

12.0

20.0

20.0

77.0

77.0

12

CZE1

Maier Michael

 

19.0

19.0

21.0

18.0

77.0

77.0

13

CAN5

Douglas Greg

 

29.0

32.0

8.0

13.0

82.0

82.0

14

NED842

Postma Pieter Jan

 

2.0

45.0

1.0

36.0

84.0

84.0

15

NZL24

Junior Josh

 

33.0

38.0

2.0

11.0

84.0

84.0

16

SLO573

Zbogar Vasilij

 

22.0

41.0

14.0

7.0

84.0

84.0

17

CRO524

Kljakovic-Gaspic Ivan

 

49.0

8.0

22.0

10.0

89.0

89.0

18

NZL1

Coutts Matt

 

4.0

7.0

43.0

37.0

91.0

91.0

19

POL17

Kula Piotr

 

13.0

39.0

38.0

12.0

102.0

102.0

20

FRA29

Le Breton Thomas

 

17.0

16.0

44.0

25.0

102.0

102.0

21

ESP7

Muscat Alejandro

 

37.0

18.0

26.0

24.0

105.0

105.0

22

TUR211

Basegmez Alican

 

12.0

14.0

32.0

49.0

107.0

107.0

23

NZL16

Murdoch Andrew

 

35.0

21.0

35.0

16.0

107.0

107.0

24

SLO5

Vincec Gasper

 

60.0

25.0

10.0

19.0

114.0

114.0

25

GRE77

Mitakis Ioannis

 

23.0

71.0

19.0

9.0

122.0

122.0

26

GBR88

Andrews Mark

 

56.0

50.0

4.0

14.0

124.0

124.0

27

RUS6

Kistanov Arkadiy

Junior

46.0

11.0

30.0

42.0

129.0

129.0

28

TUR21

Kaynar Alican

 

34.0

27.0

45.0

23.0

129.0

129.0

29

SWE6

Allansson Björn

 

15.0

67.0

12.0

39.0

133.0

133.0

30

RUS1

Selivanov Alexey

 

31.0

4.0

61.0

41.0

137.0

137.0

31

NED83

Hagoort Timo

 

69.0

36.0

33.0

4.0

142.0

142.0

32

USA6

Paine Caleb

 

63.0

40.0

13.0

29.0

145.0

145.0

33

CZE85

Vika Tomas

 

20.0

53.0

59.0

17.0

149.0

149.0

34

UKR5

Gusenko Andrii

 

32.0

24.0

40.0

53.0

149.0

149.0

35

AUS1

Casey Brendan

 

21.0

33.0

48.0

48.0

150.0

150.0

36

ESP161

Fernandez Vasco Miguel

 

9.0

48.0

51.0

45.0

153.0

153.0

37

IRL4

Hamilton Ross

 

16.0

29.0

47.0

61.0

153.0

153.0

38

USA21

Lamphere Gordon

 

39.0

49.0

29.0

38.0

155.0

155.0

39

ITA213

De Luca Umberto

Junior

58.0

51.0

34.0

15.0

158.0

158.0

40

ESP669

Guitian Sarria Pablo

 

11.0

55.0

53.0

40.0

159.0

159.0

41

RUS57

Terpigorev Egor

 

41.0

34.0

25.0

60.0

160.0

160.0

42

POL13

Jodlowski Michal

 

10.0

10.0

54.0

87.0 BFD

161.0

161.0

43

ITA123

Baldassari Filippo

 

24.0

28.0

27.0

87.0 RET

166.0

166.0

44

ITA66

Voltolini Enrico

 

45.0

26.0

49.0

47.0

167.0

167.0

45

GBR29

Mccoy Peter

Junior

55.0

44.0

42.0

27.0

168.0

168.0

46

ITA214

Bevilacqua Riccardo

Junior

42.0

13.0

31.0

87.0 RET

173.0

173.0

47

SWE33

Salminen Max

 

36.0

70.0

23.0

51.0

180.0

180.0

48

AUS41

Lilley Jake

Junior

57.0

72.0

17.0

35.0

181.0

181.0

49

FIN218

Nirkko Tapio

 

30.0

31.0

36.0

87.0 DSQ

184.0

184.0

50

RUS9

Skornyakov Eduard

 

50.0

30.0

62.0

43.0

185.0

185.0

51

GBR23

Briddon Harry

Junior

73.0

52.0

16.0

46.0

187.0

187.0

52

POL1

Wojewski Milosz

 

26.0

15.0

60.0

87.0 BFD

188.0

188.0

53

RUS111

Ianitckii Andrei

 

47.0

75.0

39.0

31.0

192.0

192.0

54

ARG2

Zabalua Agustin

 

43.0

69.0

50.0

44.0

206.0

206.0

55

POR5

Melo Frederico

 

27.0

87.0 BFD

41.0

55.0

210.0

210.0

56

GBR18

Hadden James

 

62.0

57.0

58.0

34.0

211.0

211.0

57

EST12

Kinkar Martti

 

66.0

54.0

37.0

54.0

211.0

211.0

58

CRO11

Olujic Josip

 

52.0

87.0 BFD

57.0

22.0

218.0

218.0

59

FIN99

Kylanpää Jesse

 

48.0

37.0

68.0

70.0

223.0

223.0

60

CAN17

Roney Jeff

 

59.0

66.0

75.0

30.0

230.0

230.0

61

POL8

Lesinski Lukasz

 

77.0

68.0

56.0

32.0

233.0

233.0

62

GBR87

Childs Paul

 

74.0

65.0

46.0

50.0

235.0

235.0

63

FRA89

Montagut Benjamin

 

54.0

58.0

67.0

59.0

238.0

238.0

64

RUS1117

Bill Andrew

 

18.0

87.0 DNE

73.0

62.0

240.0

240.0

65

FIN228

Kokko Harri

 

71.0

47.0

64.0

63.0

245.0

245.0

66

RUS5

Filippov Viktor

 

40.0

62.0

87.0 RET

57.0

246.0

246.0

67

CRO627

Lovrovic Dan

 

53.0

74.0

70.0

52.0

249.0

249.0

68

FRA99

Allain Des Beauvais Marc

 

65.0

43.0

74.0

71.0

253.0

253.0

69

AUS2

Mcmillan Joe

Junior

68.0

59.0

69.0

58.0

254.0

254.0

70

CRO7

Bilic Tudor

 

87.0 RET

35.0

77.0

56.0

255.0

255.0

71

CAN110

Robitaille Martin

Junior

51.0

87.0 BFD

55.0

65.0

258.0

258.0

72

NOR1

Pedersen Anders

Junior

76.0

46.0

52.0

87.0 BFD

261.0

261.0

73

LTU24

Felenderis Sarunas

 

79.0

60.0

71.0

64.0

274.0

274.0

74

DEN23

Boidin Martin

 

67.0

61.0

63.0

87.0 BFD

278.0

278.0

75

RUS777

Izmestyev Ivan

 

70.0

56.0

66.0

87.0 RET

279.0

279.0

76

FRA177

Pic Fabian

Junior

64.0

63.0

72.0

87.0 BFD

286.0

286.0

77

BRA1

Prada Bruno

 

72.0

42.0

87.0 BFD

87.0 DNF

288.0

288.0

78

EST3

Eesalu Heiko

 

78.0

64.0

78.0

68.0

288.0

288.0

79

USA975

Miller August

 

61.0

77.0

80.0

72.0

290.0

290.0

80

EST111

Raus Kristian

Junior

87.0 RET

76.0

65.0

66.0

294.0

294.0

81

FIN226

Partinen Jukka

 

75.0

73.0

79.0

69.0

296.0

296.0

82

GBR631

Hart Richard

 

80.0

78.0

81.0

67.0

306.0

306.0

83

BUL13

Nedyalkov Valentin

 

82.0

79.0

76.0

73.0

310.0

310.0

84

USA2

Heimler Charles

 

81.0

81.0

82.0

74.0

318.0

318.0

85

EST1

Idnurm Juhan

 

83.0

80.0

84.0

76.0

323.0

323.0

86

USA1213

Nady Andras

 

84.0

82.0

83.0

75.0

32

 

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