sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Fireball World Championship - Leader board shakeup on day 2
Fireball World Championship - Leader board shakeup on day 2

'Ben Schulz and Doug Sheppard (AUS) - 2014 Fireball World Championship'    Fireball International

Day two at the Fireball Worlds brought shifty conditions and a shakeup at the top of the leader board.
Overnight leaders Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey (GBR) dropped down to sixth after a DSQ in the first race of the day. Their British rivals Nathan Bachelor and Sam Pascoe moved into the top spot after a consistent day of two third positions, followed closely by a chasing pack of five Australian pairings.


Conditions in Thailand were sunny with 10 knots of breeze with up to 20 degree wind shifts on some parts of the course. It was wind wide tide meaning the windward legs were hard on all the sailors, as everyone worked hard to keep their boat moving forwards through the water through the water.

Race 1 saw Birrell and Brearey first around the windward mark, taking off on the first reach to extend their lead. Following closesly behind in second were Batchelor and Pascoe then Heather MacFarlane and Chris Payne (AUS) in third.

The positions held through much of the race, until Birrell and Brearey decided that they wanted to practice their match racing tactics with Batchelor and Pascoe. A couple of dozen tacks ensued, letting MacFarlane and Payne slip through and get ahead of both of them. In their hurry to catch up, Birrell and Brearey decided to get physical and ended up getting whistled for kinetics, their penalty turns on the starboard layline were some cause for concern eventually leading to a DSQ in the protest room.

MacFarlane and Payne had no trouble for the rest of the race and took first very comfortably. The battle for second and third between Batchelor and Pascoe and Greg Allinson and Allen Blenkle (AUS) was where the real fight was, Allinson and Blenkle managed to catch them on the final hitch to the line for a second place finish.

First around the windward mark in Race 2 was Schulz and Sheppard followed closely by Birrell and Brearey, both teams taking advantage of the increase in wind speed and smaller waves on the left hand side of the course. The rest of the fleet rounded the windward mark within a couple of boat lengths of each other, the fleet split going down the first run with Thomas Gordon and Jack Fletcher (AUS) making a substantial gain.

The second beat saw some of the early front runners fall back and let the usual suspects make their way to the front. The two reaches caused some problems for the top sailors, Schulz and Sheppard broke a kite sheet and dropped to third while Allison and Blenkle had to drop their spinnaker to make the gybe mark.

The last couple of legs saw a number of position changes. Schulz and Sheppard recovered from their breakage to sneak up to second again, Birrell and Brearey held onto to their lead with Schulz and Sheppard in second and Batchelor and Pascoe kept MacFarlane and Payne at bay on the final run to take third.

Results subject to gear weight confirmation

No

Sailno

Name

Scores

1

2

3

4

1

GBR 15087

Nathan Batchelor, Sam Pascoe

10.0

2

2

3

3

2

AUS 15048

Heather MacFarlane, Chris Payne

14.0

3

6

1

4

3

AUS 15062

Ben Schulz, Doug Sheppard

14.0

4

4

4

2

4

AUS 15032

Greg Allinson, Allen Blenkle

19.0

7

5

2

5

5

AUS 15071

Thomas Gordon, Jack Fletcher

21.0

5

3

5

8

6

GBR 15107

Christian Birrell, Sam Brearey

25.0

1

1

dsq

1

7

GBR 15092

Veronica Falat, Ben Falat

31.0

9

7

9

6

8

FRA 14793

Erich Moser, Jean-Francois Nouel

32.0

8

9

8

7

9

CAN 15024

Joe Jospe, Tom Egli

33.0

6

11

6

10

10

AUS 14814

Steve Goacher, Peter Crossley

37.0

10

8

10

9

11

SUI 14859

Christina Haerdi-Landerer, Cedric Landerer

48.0

11

14

12

11

12

AUS 14812

Dick McCulloch, Glenn Stewart

51.0

12

10

7

dnf

13

GBR 14887

Bryan Sargeant, William Sargeant

51.0

13

12

13

13

14

AUS 14510

Jim Hughes, Tom Hughes

57.0

15

19

11

12

15

RSA 14901

David Laing, Mark Dee

58.0

14

13

16

15

16

AUS 15076

Tim Ninnes, Taylor Neighbour

60.0

16

15

15

14

17

AUS 15011

Jaline Thompson-Kambas, Cameron Philcox

65.0

17

18

14

16

18

SUI 14921

Maja Suter, Thomas Boehm

69.0

19

16

17

17

19

AUS 14747

Daniel Wolch, Alan Schaiars

77.0

20

20

19

18

20

THA 10338

Jirawat Jodkby, Dylan Whitcraft

79.0

18

17

dnf

dnf

21

AUS 14265

Kevin Luff, Peta Luff

79.0

21

21

18

19


Fireball website
ISAF website


by Fireball International Class (As Amended by ISAF)


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=120590

7:11 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World









International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA












U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT