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Int. Flying 15 Worlds - Competitors try light air sailing on Day 6


'Teams in action at the Flying 15 Worlds 2013.'    © RHKYC/Guy Nowell    Click Here to view large photo

The 19th International Flying Fifteen Worlds has thrown every conceivable weather combination at competitors, and today it was time to try some light air sailing. The T flag was displayed on shore, indicating that all competitors would be towed across the Lamma TSS and RO Jerry Rollin was happy to raise the AP at the start line in order to ensure that everyone had time to prepare.

That also gave him time to reconsider the start line position, which was pushing the windward mark right out to the limit of Hong Kong waters, by retreating 200m further downwind.

Early indications were that a 1.15nm beat would be ample to give the sailors a race of around two hours, however the wind was gradually shifting round to the east, requiring the pin boat to be re-anchored and by the time the start gun was fired, although the fleet got a clean start, Rollin noted the dying breeze, coupled with another wind shift and raised the N flag to abandon the race and bring everyone back to the start area.

The pin boat was once again relocated, and with the breeze filling in to five kts, the RO tried to get race six underway again, however just before the start gun, another AP number two was displayed, as race management waited for a wind shift to settle. The AP was removed, only to be re-hoisted four minutes later and the pin boat anchor was lifted once again with all boats standing by waiting for the new breeze to fill in.

Fill in it did, 50 degrees further east than when the first attempt at a start was made, however this time the forecast replenishment of the northeast monsoon held steady at eight to 10 knots and the RO was able to reset the line to his satisfaction. Perhaps impatient to get sailing after sitting around for so long, the bulk of the fleet was over early, earning a general recall and a black flag re-start. This time, everyone got it right, including the breeze, and the fleet were all clear nearly two hours later than scheduled.


Cosmas Grelon got a flyer of a start for Hong Kong on Noisy Forefather, reaching the windward mark first, ahead of Pharos Financial Group and the rest of the fleet before a local fishing vessel managed to hook the mark. With the mark returned to its rightful owners, the mark layers had 45 seconds to get it into place before the fleet rounded the leeward gate.

By the time they did, Graham Vials had taken up the head of the fleet, ahead of Greg Wells on Betty and Ashley Smith on PHAROS Financial Group and the Jerwoods on Ineffable and with the wind holding steady, Foof crossed the finish line in first place – their fourth of the regatta – to secure their defence of their World Title with a race in hand.

On the dock afterwards, Vials said 'it was surprisingly good racing – I was a bit concerned that with the lighter breeze we might get caught by a wind shift, but it all went to plan. We’re looking forward to the curry buffet tonight, and a day off tomorrow!'

Ineffable maintains their position in second place, six points ahead of Steve Goacher and Phil Evans on 4021. El Toro has dropped to fourth overall after a disappointing ninth today, with Betty in fifth on equal points with Alan Bax and Chris Hewkin on 3998.

Top Hong Kong boat is Noisy Forefather with Cosmas Grelon and Rory Godman in 17th overall, with Ffact or Ffiction in 21st and Uffa Fox Ache in 24th.







Fleet in action at the Flying 15 Worlds 2013. -  © RHKYC-Guy Nowell   Click Here to view large photo


Flying 15 Worlds 2013 fleet in action on day 5. -  © RHKYC-Guy Nowell   Click Here to view large photo


Flying 15 Worlds 2013 day 5. -  © RHKYC-Guy Nowell  


Flying 15 Worlds 2013 day 5. -  © RHKYC-Guy Nowell   Click Here to view large photo


 
Race 6  
Rank Prefix Sail No. Bow Boat Name Helm Crew Elapsed Points
1 GBR 4004 1 Foof Graham Vials Chris Turner 02:01:11 1
2 AUS 3986 50 Ineffable Nick Jerwood Janet Jerwood 02:01:35 2
3 GBR 3920 6 Betty Greg Wells Andrew Jameson 02:02:35 3
4 GBR 4021 13 TBA Steve Goacher Phil Evans 02:02:58 4
5 AUS 3972 48 PHAROS Financial Group Ashley Smith Adam Kingston 02:03:07 5
6 AUS 3743 41 Spot the Difference Greg Tonnison Steve Roberts 02:03:37 6
7 GBR 3998 10   Alan Bax Chris Hewkin 02:03:50 7
8 AUS 3982 49 Storyteller Christopher Paterson Rupert Leslie 02:04:22 8
9 AUS 3933 46 El Toro Grant Alderson Dean McAullay 02:04:29 9
10 AUS 3992 52 Glamour Buoys Gregory Leaversuch Peter Barblett 02:04:34 10
11 AUS 3684 40 The Wife's Ffault Matthew Owen Andrew Reed 02:04:55 11
12 HKG 3722 25 Noisy Forefather Cosmas Grelon Rory Godman 02:05:20 12
13 GBR 4020 12 Freaking Fantabulous Graham Scroggie Ben Scroggie 02:05:22 13
14 GBR 3953 9 Fforca del Vento Robert Hogben Glyn Morgan 02:05:23 14
15 AUS 3930 45 Aussie Falcon Dale Collings Glenn Scheen 02:05:38 15
16 GBR 4019 11 Pure Magic David Tabb Chewey Sherrell 02:05:39 16
17 GBR 3936 7 Smooth and Stoned Steve Douthwaite Paul Averley 02:05:57 17
18 GBR 4022 14 Always Fforever Andy Goddard Mal Hartland 02:06:39 18
19 AUS 4010 53 Mr Fox Jade lane William Ian Lane 02:06:46 19
20 AUS 3880 44 Where The Bl**dy Hell Are You Craig Rainey Ian Rainey 02:07:03 20
21 AUS 3797 42 Changing Lanes David Swan Matt Elliot 02:07:10 21
22 GBR 3539 3 Hakuna Matata John Hanson Helen Selden 02:07:25 22
23 GBR 3692 4 fentura Nick Heath Pippa Noon 02:07:38 23
24 HKG 3305 18 Ffact or Ffiction Simon Pickering Rafael Buitre 02:08:05 24
25 AUS 3989 51 Fast Lane 4 John Wilson David Tucker 02:08:27 25
26 GBR 3901 5 Freewheelin' Mike Kilbee Tony Cox 02:08:30 26
27 NZL 3754 37 Business Sandra Williams Graeme Robinson 02:08:54 27
28 HKG 3701 24 Puff'n Stuff David Chow Mark Lyons 02:09:05 28
29 AUS 3964 47 Fforeigner Simon Lucas Aileen Lucas 02:09:19 29
30 HKG 3882 29 No Name Koichi Yamamoto Shinji Ishiwata 02:09:25 30
31 HKG 4015 35 Uffa Fox Ache Barry Hayes Sheridan Teasel 02:09:56 31
32 HKG 3990 33 FfreeFire 90 Sam Chan Nick Atkinson 02:09:57 32
33 AUS 3545 38 Frequent Flyer Jennifer Sims Andrew Wallace 02:10:10 33
34 HKG 3979 31 Kerfuffle Carlyon Knight-Evans Lucy Sutro 02:10:17 34
35 GBR 627 2 Vamoose Bobby Salmond Robert Till 02:10:51 35
36 NZL 3714 36 jaffa Andrew Taylor Greg Taylor 02:11:10 36
37 AUS 3855 43 Fflashpoint Peter Rooke Martin Arrowsmith 02:11:17 37
38 GBR 3939 8 Athol Athol King Trevor Bellis 02:11:31 38
39 HKG 3500 21 FFatal Attraction Murray Latham Nigel Davis 02:11:32 39
40 HKG 3997 34 Tomffoolery Tom Sheppard Peter Barker 02:12:07 40
41 ESP 3735 16 Pathffinder Michael Clough Hendrik Penndorf 02:12:12 41
42 HKG 3830 27 Squiffy Joe Nelson David Bone 02:12:31 42
43 HKG 3469 20 Frantic Forties Wai Chuen Chan Jack Leung 02:13:03 43
44 HKG 3304 17 Skiver Louis Brink Thomas Issac 02:14:00 44
45 HKG 3828 26 Ffirecracker Naoki Ishihara Martin Heath 02:17:57 45
46 HKG 3981 32 Tchaikoffsky Howard Williams Huw Riley DSQ 53
46 AUS 3620 39 Casper Howard Faulks Nick Faulks DNF 53
46 HKG 3876 28 French Fries Akira Takada Wataru Takada RET 53
46 HKG 3533 22 My Ffair Lady Brian Henderson Ben Muskett RET 53
46 HKG 3468 23 Zest Chris Howard Andrew Howard RET 53
46 HKG 3415 19 Fflippin' Muppets Kunihiro Fukushima Motokazu Nlshimura DNC 53
46 IRL 4002 15 Afloat.ie John Lavery David O'Brien DNC 53


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