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Kiwis have their work cut out in Tornados

by Sail-World on 4 Feb 2008
Part of the 17 strong fleet on the startline for the 2008 Tornado Nationals, Takapuna © Richard Gladwell www.richardgladwell.com

The New Zealand contingent are being shown a clean set of transoms by the international fleet at the 2008 Tornado Nationals, a build up regatta to the World Championships being staged later this month off Takapuna.


Only one international competitor is spoiling the clean sweep the Kiwis are making of the tail-end of the fleet.

The regatta is led by Xavier Revil and Christophe Espagnon (FRA), with Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher (AUT) holing second place overall.

As reigning Olympic champion, Hagara is obviously focussed on taking one of the Olympic Qualifying places available at the 2008 World Championships.

The runners up at the 2007 World Championships, Carolijn Brouwer and Sebbe Godefroid (BEL), in spite of being reasonably familiar with the Takapuna conditions are also suffering a little, lying in 5th place overall.

Top New Zealand crew is Aaron McIntosh and Mark Kennedy, who are in 10th position on the points table. Olympic Gold and Silver medallist, Rex Sellers with crew Nigel Williams lies in 14th place overall - just ahead of his son Brett, sailing with Peter Fyfe.

Conditions for the regatta this far have been light to moderate sea breezes.

Racing concludes on Tuesday, with Sail Auckland starting the following day.

2008 TORNADO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 3

 

Results as of 20:47 on February 4, 2008
Overall
Sailed:9, Discards:1, To count:8, Entries:17, Scoring system:My scoring system
Rank Fleet Nat SailNo Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Total Nett
1st Open FRA 1 Xavier Revil Christophe Espagnon 1 2 4 2 4 1 3 1 (5) 23 18
2nd Open AUT 3 Roman Hagara Hans Peter Steinacher 4 (10) 3 3 1 2 2 6 1 32 22
3rd Open ARG 1 Santiago Lange Carlos Espinola 3 5 (6) 4 5 4 1 3 2 33 27
4th Open FRA 5 Billy Besson Arnaud Jarlegan 8 3 1 6 7 3 (9) 4 3 44 35
5th Open BEL 7 Carolijn Brouwer Sebastian Godefroid 6 1 2 5 (12) 5 7 5 10 53 41
6th Open CAN 7 Oskar Johansson Kevin Stittle 2 (8) 5 8 3 7 6 8 4 51 43
7th Open USA 808 John Lovell Charlie Ogletree 7 9 7 (13) 6 8 4 2 12 68 55
8th Open FRA 71 Yannon Guichardito Alexandre Guyader 5 7 10 1 8 6 12 (18 DNF) 7 74 56
9th Open AUT 8 Thomas Zajac Thomas Czajka 9 6 9 7 2 (10) 10 7 6 66 56
10th NZ NZL 121 Aaron McIntosh Mark Kennedy 10 4 8 10 9 (12) 5 9 8 75 63
11th NZ NZL 8 Bruce Kendall Blair Tuke 11 (13) 12 12 10 9 11 10 13 101 88
12th Open CHN 58 You Jia Lao Xiu Ke Chen (15) 11 14 15 11 11 8 12 9 106 91
13th NZ NZL 73 Dave Shaw Susan Shaw 12 12 11 11 14 14 14 11 (15) 114 99
14th NZ NZL 84 Rex Sellers Nigel Williams 14 (15) 13 9 15 15 15 15 11 122 107
15th NZ NZL 1 Brett Sellers Peter Fyfe 13 14 (18 DNF) 14 13 13 13 13 14 125 107
16th NZ NZL 70 David Mead Chris Burgess 16 16 15 16 16 (18 DNF) 16 14 16 143 125
17th NZ NZL 83 William Caunce Liam Caunce 17 17 (18 DNS) 17 17 18 DNF 18 DNC 18 DNC 18 DNC 158 140

Scoring codes used
Code Description
DNC Did not come to the starting area
DNF Started but did not finish
DNS Came to the start area but did not start
Newport Boat Show 2016 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82T Clewring J-class

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