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Fireball Worlds Day 2 - Brits lead Aussies

by Chris Payne on 18 Mar 2008
After the first days perfect conditions at the Fireball Worlds, day 2 was even better with slightly more wind for the second race, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the sailing at the Royal Varune Yacht Club.

The first race of the day started under a black flag on the third attempt attempt as there was a following tide. Peter Inns/Chris Went(AUS), rounded the first mark just ahead of Heather Macfarlane/Chris Payne(AUS) with Tom Jeffcote/Mark Hogan (GBR) very close in third. The two Australian boats stretched their lead on the reaches and rounded clear at the leeward mark. The three boats were close in the oscillating breeze, with Macfarlane?Payne just ahead of Inns/Went at the next windward and leeward marks. On the last short beat to the finish Inns/Went got in front to win with Jeffcote/Hogan in third ahead of a fast finishing Robin Inns/Joel Coultas (AUS) and Matt Mee/Richard Wagstaff(GBR).

The second race was a little bit windier and got away on the second start. A large shift to the left on the first beat caught a few out, and made the first reach very tight. David Wade/Ben McGrane(GBR) and Nathan Stockley/Sam Muirhead (AUS) rounded the first mark together and had a great tussle all around the course, with Mee/Wagstaff right behind them all the way. Wade/McGrane took the win, just ahead of Stockley/Muirhead.

After two days of racing, Mee/Wagstaff and Stockley/Muirhead are looking consistent and fast in the current conditions, but Wade/McGrane are close behind particularly if they can drop their 16th place.

Top 20 Results after Day 2:

Pos Nat Sail No Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 Pts
1 GBR 14919 MATT MEE RICHARD WAGSTAFF 1 2 5 3 11
2 AUS 14587 NATHAN STOCKLEY SAM MUIRHEAD 2 3 12 2 19
3 GBR 14976 DAVID WADE BEN McGRANE 6 1 16 1 24
4 AUS 14971 GREG ALLISON RICHARD WATSON 5 4 10 5 24
5 AUS 14943 HEATHER McFARLANE CHRIS PAYNE 8 8 2 8 26
6 CZE 14879 TOMAS MUSIL JAN STANTEJSKY 4 9 11 4 28
7 GBR 14920 VINCE HOREY ANDREW THOMPSON 20 6 6 7 39
8 AUS 14812 PETER INNS CHRIS WENT 7 22 1 11 41
9 GBR 14948 RICHARD ESTAUGH ROB GARDENER 3 18 9 14 44
10 GBR 14969 RICHARD MASON SIMON HEXTALL 11 10 20 6 47
11 AUS 14786 JOHN HEYWOOD BRETT LITTLEDIKE 9 5 17 17 48
12 SUI 14799 ERICH MOSER RUEDI MOSER 10 19 7 16 52
13 AUS 14850 BEN SCHULZ BEN NEAYLON 14 13 18 9 54
14 IRL 14894 NOEL BUTLER SEAMUS MOORE 15 14 15 12 56
15 AUS 14936 IAN RAVENSCROFT PAUL GRANT 12 17 13 19 61
16 GBR 14887 STEVE GOACHER TIM EDLUND 32 15 8 13 68
17 GBR 14964 DAVID GILES DAVID MASON 13 11 27 22 73
18 GBR 14950 KEVIN HOPE RUSSELL THORNE 25 12 22 15 74
19 AUS 14782 ROBIN INNS JOEL COULTAS BFD 7 4 10 90
20 SUI 14897 KURT VENHODA SONJA ZAUGG 22 25 14 29 90

Full details and results at www.fireball-international.com
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