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SAP 5O5 World Championship - Jiggering the Trend Lines + Video


'2013 SAP 505 World Championship'    Christophe Favreau ©    Click Here to view large photo

Race three of the SAP 505 World Championship was a reminder that, while crunching the best data, and executing appropriate strategies, in sailing as in business you need to keep a weather eye out for what the legal team refers to as an Act of God.

The waters off Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday were bright, turquoise in the shallows, then darkened almost-suddenly by a great, gray cloud that jiggered all the trend lines right out of their grooves. What didn't change is that, two days running, German teams topped the leaderboard in this very international event where 69 boats made the start. The German team at the top—that changed.

2013 SAP 505 World Championship -  Christophe Favreau ©   Click Here to view large photo

Claas Lehmann and crewman Leon Oehme, the new fleet leaders, pushed hard on first-day leaders Stefan Boehm and Gerald Roos in the early going of race three, then both lost out to the Aussie team of Sandy Higgins and Paul Marsh. Lehmann led going away in race four. But that cloud—

Sailboats race on an open course, not a narrow track, and the first leg is always directly upwind, a direction that no one can sail. That is why boats work their way 'up the staircase' to go upwind and in the process the sailors have to decide whether to favor the left hand side of the course or the right. It's an essential strategic decision.

Off Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, the Worlds fleet has found that, almost always, the left side develops the better trends and produces the better outcomes. And that's where our heroes found themselves when the big black cloud came through and, as one wag had it, 'the gasping gang on the right was suddenly off life support and ready to boogie.' Or as Lehmann had it, 'Sometimes you can be too fixed in your ways. We stuck to the left and lost ten boats.'

2013 SAP 505 World Championship -  Christophe Favreau ©   Click Here to view large photo

It's not about being perfect, it's about how you recover, and with scores of 2-4-14-1, Lehmann and Oehne are the leaders of the moment, with five more races to be sailed.

Lehmann, a surgeon, is emerging from a long German winter and five months without sailing. Apparently it's like bicycling. You don't forget how. But, displaying his bandaged right hand, Dr. Lehmann was prepared to allow that, 'If your surgeon is a sailor, you don't want to schedule a procedure on Friday, because he's itching to go sailing. And you don't want to schedule for Monday, because he's been sailing.'

Racing continues through Friday, with a single race today at 1400 local time and a day off on Tuesday.

2013 SAP 505 World Championship -  Christophe Favreau ©   Click Here to view large photo

2013 SAP 505 World Championship -  Christophe Favreau ©   Click Here to view large photo

2013 SAP 505 World Championship -  Christophe Favreau ©   Click Here to view large photo

2013 SAP 505 World Championship -  Christophe Favreau ©   Click Here to view large photo

2013 SAP 505 World Championship -  Christophe Favreau ©   Click Here to view large photo



Top 10 Overall

 

 

 

NCA

 

 

SAIL No

 

 

Helm

 

 

Crew

 

 

R1

 

 

R2

 

 

R3

 

 

R4

 

Total Score

 

Series Score

1

GER

8992

Class Lehmann

Leon Oehme

2

4

14

1

21

7

2

GER

9035

Stefan Boehm

Gerald Roos

1

1

8

7

17

9

3

USA

9072

Mike Holt

Carl Smit

5

9

2

3

19

10

4

GER

9071

Wolfgang Hunger

Holger Jess

3

6

7

2

18

11

5

DEN

8964

Jan Saugmann

Martin Gorge

17

8

5

4

34

17

6

GBR

9094

Ian Pinnell

Ian Mitchell

10

5

9

5

29

19

7

AUS

8946

Sandy Higgins

Paul Marsh

12

16

1

8

37

21

8

USA

9091

Ted Conrads

Brian Haines

4

7

12

29

52

23

9

GER

9112

Morten Bogacki

Lars Dehne

8

15

4

11

38

23

10

GER

8875

Tobias Schoedewald

Johannes Tellen

6

17

3

RET

104

26


Full results here

SAP 505 Worlds website


by Kimbell Livingston

  

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