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Magic Marine RS500 World Championships day 2

by RS Association on 18 Aug 2011
Magic Marine RS500 Worlds 2011 © Tom Gruitt http://www.tom-gruitt.co.uk
The Magic Marine RS500 World Championships have now completed the second day of racing which brought totally different wind conditions and introduced a mix of top contenders.

Alex Mobbs and Bryan Taylor proved they’re not just made for the high winds, winning both races. However, they had to fight for their wins with the racing incredibly close and hard fought right to the finish line.

Around sixty boats started the two races that were held inside the harbour. The light, shifty conditions meant that it could have been any of the top ten boats making it over the finish line in first position. Significant wind shifts during the starting sequence made it difficult for race officer Arky to get the second start underway, with two last-minute postponements and, finally, the black flag coming out again.

Showing good, consistent form in the difficult conditions were team Hong Kong Lars Schkade and Justin Tse who claimed two third positions with exceptional downwind speed. Fellow team mates Cosmas Grelon and Will Stephens along with Brits Mike Saul and Meg Fletcher, and 2010 World Champions Tim Wilkins and Heather Martin also did well.

Close racing throughout the fleet was shown by the fact that the whole fleet finished within five minutes of each other.











Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 57, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank
Tally
Class
Nat
SailNo
Helm
Crew
R1
16/08/2011 14:00
R2
16/08/2011 15:00
R3
17/08/11 12:00
R4
17/08/11 13:30
Total
Nett
1st
339
RS500
GBR
799
Alex Taylor
Bryan Mobbs
(2.0)
1.0
1.0
1.0
5.0
3.0
2nd
358
RS500
NED
899
Barend Hiltermann
Max Blom
1.0
2.0
(13.0)
5.0
21.0
8.0
3rd
348
RS500
GBR
536
Mike Saul
Meg Fletcher
4.0
3.0
2.0
(9.0)
18.0
9.0
4th
315
RS500
GBR
625
Tim Wilkins
Heather Martin
(6.0)
5.0
4.0
2.0
17.0
11.0
5th
364
RS500
GBR
665
Phillip Highfield
Tamsin Butcher
3.0
8.0
6.0
(16.0)
33.0
17.0
6th
334
RS500
GBR
659
Peter Curtis
James Cutis
8.0
4.0
(23.0)
7.0
42.0
19.0
7th
330
RS500
HKG
939
Lars Schkade
Justin TSE
13.0
(27.0)
3.0
3.0
46.0
19.0
8th
355
RS500
HKG
937
Cosmas Grelon
Will Stephens
(19.0)
12.0
8.0
4.0
43.0
24.0
9th
346
RS500
SWE
112
Johan Rook
Malin Broberg
5.0
10.0
(19.0)
10.0
44.0
25.0
10th
332
RS500
GBR
934
Jon Partridge
10.0
6.0
(18.0)
12.0
46.0
28.0


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