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Laser 4.7 Worlds - It's all about the shifts

by Paige Brooks on 30 Jul 2011
Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011 Chris Ray © http://www.printroom.com/pro/crayivp
Laser 4.7 World Championships, St Francis Yacht Club, CA, USA commenced July 28 and will conclude August 2.

Friday evening and day two of the Laser 4.7 Worlds is a wrap.


Yesterday, the dock talk among the competitors was current, today, it is the shifts. The St. Francis Yacht Club Race Committee is alternating the girls and boys fleets, 165 competitors in total, on a daily basis. Today they started the two boys fleets at 1100 this morning, and the girls fleet at 1500. This morning was overcast with increased wind from yesterday, ranging from 15-22 knots, and shifty.

Three of the boys representing Spain, Francisco Gonzalez, Juan Kevin Cabrera Gonzalez and Carlos Rosello are now in first, third and fifth, respectively, making them a team to be reckoned with. Carlos Rosello, who won the first race today, said he actually had a better start in the second race, saw a huge right shift, but because it lifted the boats to windward of him, he could not tack for it and rounded the top mark deep in the fleet. He managed to eke his way back to 19th in that race.


In race one, Rosello said he led almost the entire race, but got passed by two boats on his way to the finish line. 'I couldn’t believe it,' he said, laughing. 'But I found a wind cone and was able to get by,' and finish in first. Turkish team member Mehmet Turkmen won the second race today, and was ecstatic at his results. How does he read the shifts? 'I feel it,' Turkmen said.

It took four starts to get the girls two races off today. PRO Bruce Greene said that the competitors like to crowd the boat end of the line in order to get the long starboard tack toward the beach and as a result, he said he’s favored the pin end more than he normally would. Ultimately, Green said they had to fly the black flag to get the racers starting properly.

Italian sailor Cecilia Zorzi blazed through the fleet today with two bullets, taking her to the top of the leader board. An observer watched her surf downwind against the ebb tide, which initially seemed counter-intuitive, until she started passing all of her competition. To that she said, 'if you have good speed in the big wind, the tide doesn’t stop you.'





Results Laser 4.7 Boys

 
Scores take into account 1  discard
 

No Sailno Name Scores 1 2 3 4
1 ESP 198731 Gonzalez Sammarco Francisco 3.0 1 (14) 1 1
2 ESP 185048 Rosello Carlos 8.0 6 1 1 (18)
3 JPN 196496 Okada Keiju 8.0 (12) 1 4 3
4 ESP 196937 Cabrera Gonzalez Juan Kevin 8.0 1 4 (14) 3
5 DEN 198547 Guldberg Rost Christian 11.0 4 (12) 5 2
6 SLO 195998 Zelko Zan Luka 13.0 5 (19) 6 2
7 NZL 160130 Inglis Keith 17.0 5 5 (10) 7
8 BRA 174386 Servaes Andre 18.0 10 2 (18) 6
9 BEL 198479 de Smet William 18.0 9 3 (25) 6
10 AUS 193111 Walkemeyer Ben 20.0 7 2 11 (12)
11 SUI 197138 Theuninck Nils 24.0 2 (24) 3 19
12 ITA 194438 Benvenuto Riccardo 24.0 10 4 (17) 10
13 ITA 191765 de Luca Pietro 25.0 (20) 7 7 11
14 CRO 189507 Poretti Antonio 26.0 7 (14) 5 14
15 TUR 195569 Turkmen Mehmet 27.0 (16) 11 15 1
16 GBR 197306 Pain David 28.0 2 (ocs) 7 19
17 JPN 195521 Sugiyama Koichiro 28.0 15 5 (32) 8
18 SUI 199430 Schneiter Sebastien 28.0 (ocs) 9 9 10
19 AUS 192561 Connor Nicholas 29.0 9 (33) 2 18
20 PER 182311 Peschiera Stefano 29.0 8 (15) 8 13
21 NOR 192013 Klovstad Carl Cedrik 31.0 4 (ocs) 19 8
22 ITA 196190 Gregorin Zeno 31.0 19 7 (34) 5
23 NZL 157463 Rippey Trent 32.0 11 17 (24) 4
24 GBR 185614 Parke Anthony 32.0 11 (18) 4 17
25 SLO 192388 Medved Jure 33.0 14 (20) 3 16
26 ITA 199281 Salva Simone 33.0 13 9 (39) 11
27 TUR 201324 Sayin Mete 36.0 (dnf) 25 6 5
28 AUS 169434 Gore Dylan 37.0 20 10 (33) 7
29 MEX 151167 Belausteguigoitia Ander 37.0 16 8 (19) 13
30 JPN 195676 Kitamura Yuichiro 39.0 (ocs) 12 15 12
31 CRO 188198 Frzop Jure 40.0 17 6 (34) 17
32 HKG 181818 Williams Gerald 40.0 (40) 8 11 21
33 USA 197510 Toland Jack 42.0 (22) 19 2 21
34 USA 197626 Marshall Jack 42.0 13 17 12 (24)
35 ESP 196594 Cruz Gaston 43.0 6 21 16 (ocs)
36 BRA 168883 Lowy Martin 45.0 23 18 (24) 4
37 DEN 201659 Korsby Mikkel 45.0 12 25 8 (26)
38 ITA 198597 Gasparini Angelo 45.0 21 10 14 (27)
39 USA 199169 Shanahan Brendan 48.0 17 6 (28) 25
40 RUS 195125 Krapivin Daniil 53.0 3 (28) 22 28
41 ITA 195060 Kuester Maximilian 53.0 8 30 (36) 15
42 USA 173662 Shaw Bradley 53.0 18 (35) 26 9
43 PER 161520 Torres-llosa Alonso 53.0 (dnf) 29 10 14
44 HKG 196511 Johnston James 53.0 22 11 20 (23)
45 AUS 193018 Vos Max 53.0 15 16 (30) 22
46 ESP 181399 Alcázar López Toño 56.0 (28) 23 13 20
47 GBR 196650 Hazelwood James 56.0 14 16 26 (32)
48 NZL 187886 Burn Taylor 57.0 18 30 (35) 9
49 SIN 182200 Tan Wei Ann Nicodemus 59.0 25 (26) 12 22
50 SIN 182199 Tan Jen-E 59.0 24 13 22 (40)
51 NZL 193141 Amlehn Ryan 63.0 19 (dnf) 21 23
52 SUI 190887 Ormond Bryan 68.0 35 3 (45) 30
53 NZL 196405 Mcdonald Liam 68.0 21 22 (42) 25
54 SUI 194303 Haenni Luca 72.0 (41) 32 13 27
55 GRE 197175 Theodorakis Nikos 73.0 29 (37) 16 28
56 RUS 190781 Voloshenko Dima 75.0 (39) 21 20 34
57 AUS 172232 Johnson Kailas 77.0 29 15 (52) 33
58 GER 192977 Lietz Jonas 78.0 25 38 (dns) 15
59 CAN 180568 Vlasic Adrian 80.0 34 23 23 (37)
60 FRA 200296 Antoine Calliste 80.0 26 26 28 (dns)
61 CAN 188125 Fritz Alexander 81.0 27 22 (37) 32
62 AUS 197282 Calvert Jock 82.0 28 27 27 (34)
63 GBR 198882 Verburgt Freddie 83.0 32 13 (38) 38
64 USA 197571 Mccarthy Liam 85.0 24 32 29 (38)
65 GRE 192026 Efraimidis Synodinos Panagioti 87.0 3 (ocs) 27 ocs
66 SUI 199851 Wagen Kilian 88.0 33 (49) 9 46
67 USA 187697 Butcher Thomson 88.0 (34) 31 31 26
68 GBR 191314 Phillips Rupert 88.0 30 27 31 (41)
69 SIN 185393 Yong Jie Tan 89.0 35 24 30 (44)
70 GRE 193175 Papachristou Ioannis 90.0 (ocs) ocs 17 16
71 CAN 199991 Harney Graham 90.0 (43) 20 35 35
72 GBR 196171 Bullock Dan 90.0 23 31 (40) 36
73 USA 185453 Livernois William 92.0 (38) 36 32 24
74 GER 176584 Bilger Jakob 94.0 33 28 (50) 33
75 USA 195637 Larsen Kyle 96.0 27 38 (43) 31
76 GRE 179905 Giokas Thanasis 97.0 31 48 18 (dsq)
77 THA 195004 Whitcraft Don 99.0 40 (46) 23 36
78 GBR 169214 Sellers Ollie 99.0 26 (47) 42 31
79 PER 182326 Saco Sebasthian 100.0 (44) 29 41 30
80 FRA 198818 Tougeron Timothee 100.0 (dnf) 35 36 29
81 AUS 197285 Brown Nelson 103.0 (ocs) 43 40 20
82 IND 195369 Patrick Rufus 103.0 (44) 42 21 40
83 ARG 182335 Pellejero Manuel 104.0 36 39 29 (44)
84 USA 184441 Suorsa Markus 106.0 39 (44) 25 42
85 USA 190468 Willard Lawson 109.0 30 36 (46) 43
86 ITA 200462 Pescini Alfonso 109.0 32 (44) 38 39
87 BRA 195362 Boani Paulucci Luis Felipe 112.0 42 (dnf) 41 29
88 PUR 175595 Campos Diego 112.0 36 34 (47) 42
89 ARG 168620 Rolon Joan 113.0 37 33 43 (51)
90 USA 170402 Tan Michael 119.0 38 34 (52) 47
91 USA 171007 Cannard Jonathan 119.0 37 41 (51) 41
92 USA 194291 Hughes Howdy 120.0 (51) 42 33 45
93 USA 192958 Dana Will 123.0 31 41 (55) 51
94 JPN 196497 Sakakibara Ryutaro 124.0 (47) 46 39 39
95 USA 174300 Kent Greggory 129.0 (ocs) ocs 37 35
96 PER 150210 Dewerpe Pierre 131.0 43 43 45 (47)
97 FRA 186558 Hamker Maxence 132.0 (48) 40 46 46
98 USA 199203 Guerriero Max 134.0 49 (dns) 48 37
99 USA 184640 Cefali William 134.0 42 48 44 (49)
100 PER 163288 Dewerpe Jean 134.0 46 45 (53) 43
101 USA 194043 Finlayson Calum 135.0 47 39 49 (50)
102 USA 198664 Clemett Nathaniel 136.0 (dns) 37 54 45
103 USA 198011 Ticatch Harlan 138.0 45 45 (54) 48
104 USA 192924 Carter Joe 141.0 (ocs) 40 49 52
105 IND 195325 Prabhakar Praveen 142.0 45 (ocs) 48 49
106 USA 181864 Kendrick Daniel 143.0 46 (50) 47 50
107 ARG 153458 Rodriguez Ansaldi Tomas 144.0 48 52 44 (53)
108 GER 191899 Neumann Johannes 145.0 41 51 53 (dns)
109 USA 187728 Dreyer Sterling 145.0 50 47 (51) 48
110 THA 174874 Whitcraft Dylan 148.0 49 49 50 (52)
111 USA 165038 Lee Logan 171.0 (dnc) dnc dns dns
112 GRE 194809 Florentin Filipos 171.0 (dnc) dnc dns dnc





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