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SB20 World Championships - Double bullet taken on day 3


'Foam Up on Day 3 of the Audi Sb20 World Championships 2013'    Katie Jackson/SB20 Class

At the Audi SB20 World Championships in Hyeres, France, it was another early start for the 90 strong SB20 fleet. The Race Committee set the course even further to the right hand side of the Baie de Iles d’ Or to shelter from the 'Big Wednesday' forecast of 30 plus knots of wind.

Anticipating the arrival of the mistral, racing was underway on time; even the fleet managed to behave themselves and stay behind the start line for the first race of the day. However, the forecast wind did not arrive and the fleet tacked their way up the course in a very gentle six knots. Stephen Fries (AUS) arrived at the top mark at the head of the fleet with Phil Plumtree (GBR), Pietro Negri (ITA) and Edward Russo (FRA) in tow. In the light conditions and a spreader mark set too low, a number of the fleet hoisted their gennakers early. By the leeward mark a shuffling of the fleet saw Russo in the lead with Rodion Luka (UKR) hot on his heels followed by Sebastien Col (FRA) in third place. Assuming normal form, Luka picked his way through the fleet to emerge the victor of the fifth race of the Championships. Thomas Rouxel (FRA) muscled his way into second position, leaving Col third and Russo fourth.

Charging downwind at the Audi Sb20 World Championships 2013 -  Katie Jackson/SB20 Class  

Following a break in racing to reposition the course, the mistral, as promised, arrived in full force. In the increased pressure, the fleet were recalled twice before a start was got away. Andrew Oddie (GBR) grabbed the premium pin position at the port end of the line in a fabulous manoeuvre that saw him shoot off the line with great boat speed.

But again it was Luka rounding the first mark in poll position, with Adrian Peach (GBR) and his junior crew of 29er sailors in hot pursuit. Luka defended his lead and went on to win what was to be the final race of the day as the pressure increased to beyond sailable conditions.

'I’m hungry and I’m tired,' said Luka as he returned to the dock. 'It was a hard day today, really tactical racing. On the first downwind leg [of race one] we ripped our kite on the drop, Andre did a great job changing the sail. We are really happy with our results and our boat speed.' When pushed for his thoughts on where the overall result might go, Luka said, 'To the wire, the last race of the event will decide the Champion.'

So there we have it, five races down in the Audi SB20 World Championships. The competition is impressive. With one discard now applied, Craig Burlton (GBR) still leads the fleet with 12 points, but Rodion Luka has closed the gap with today’s double bullet performance.

90 boat start at the Audi Sb20 World Championships 2013 -  Katie Jackson/SB20 Class  

Light winds race one day three at the Audi Sb20 World Championships 2013 -  Katie Jackson/SB20 Class  

Windward Mark rounding at the Audi Sb20 World Championships 2013 -  Katie Jackson/SB20 Class  

Rodion Luka (UKR) at the Audi Sb20 World Championships 2013 -  Katie Jackson/SB20 Class  

SB20 after 6 races ( Discards : 1 ) (90 entries)

Top of Form

 

Pos

Sail

Competitors

P Net

P tot

r.1

r.2

r.3

r.4

r.5

r.6

Club/Country

1

 3042

GILL RACE TEAM 
 BURLTON Craig
 WHITE Stephen 
 HELEY Adam 

12.00

25.00

2
2.00

1
1.00

2
2.00

3
3.00

13
13.00

4
4.00


RSYC
-
-

2

 3703

KIEV RACING YACHT CLUB 
 RODION Luka
 MATVVIENKO Igor 
 KLOCHKO Andrew 
 STEPANOVA Anna 

16.00

47.00

1
1.00

6
6.00

7
7.00

31
31.00

1
1.00

1
1.00


KRYC
-
-
-

3

 3620

MARY VICKY 
 DAINSE Massimo
 BIANCHI Nicolo 
 NEGRI Pietro 

35.00

45.00

10
10.00

9
9.00

1
1.00

10
10.00

10
10.00

5
5.00


ITALIE
-
-

4

 3469

RACE AHEAD 
 HUDSON Roger
 ASENATHI Jim 
 WADI Xamimpi 
 SIBU Siaztu 

38.00

129.00

3
3.00

BFD
91.00

3
3.00

11
11.00

19
19.00

2
2.00


RCYC
-
-
-

5

 3093

PISCINE DESJOYAUX 
 BERNAZ Laurent
 BERNAZ Jean baptiste 
 LECLAIR Xavier 

39.00

53.00

14
14.00

RDG
9.00

11
11.00

2
2.00

6
6.00

11
11.00


C O Y C HYEROIS
CN Sainte-Maxime
C V MARTIGUES

6

 3709

TEAM NIKA 
 PROSIHIN Vladimirr
 BASALKIN Artem 
 MARTEMIANOV Alexander 

44.00

79.00

35
35.00

5
5.00

19
19.00

4
4.00

8
8.00

8
8.00


YCSP
-
-

7

 3580

ENORITO 
 ROUXEL Thomas
 PERON Eric 
 LEMAITRE Nolwenn 
 PUILL STEPHAN Eneour 

47.00

71.00

6
6.00

24
24.00

15
15.00

RDG
15.00

2
2.00

9
9.00


AN PORT-BLANC
C N LOCTUDY
E V LOCQUIREC
-

8

 3717

SPORTBOATWORLD. 
 HILL Jerry
 LOVERING Richaard 
 WATSON Craig 

47.00

69.00

4
4.00

8
8.00

5
5.00

19
19.00

11
11.00

22
22.00


RSYC
-
-

9

 3082

HENRI-LLOYD/FORELLE ESTATES 
 LLEWELLYN Joe
 WAKEFIELD Nigel 
 VIGUS Jerry 

51.00

142.00

7
7.00

BFD
91.00

17
17.00

1
1.00

14
14.00

12
12.00


RSYC
-
-

10

 3653

FFVOILE 
 COL Sebastien
 LE TUAUD Guillaume 
 HENRY Fabien 

53.00

144.00

DNF
91.00

10
10.00

22
22.00

12
12.00

3
3.00

6
6.00


YC POINTE ROUGE
APCC VOILE SPORTIVE
C O Y C HYEROIS

11

 3287

SHARKBAIT 
 DUNCAM Ben
 TURMER Joe 
 MACSWEEMY Aidam 

58.00

83.00

9
9.00

12
12.00

25
25.00

9
9.00

15
15.00

13
13.00


ISA
-
-

12

 3708

MELSTON TEAM 
 MURASHKIN Alexey
 IGNATENKO Egor 
 FROLOV Kirill 

60.00

100.00

5
5.00

4
4.00

40
40.00

21
21.00

9
9.00

21
21.00


YCSP
-
-

13

 3706

BLACK MAGIC 
 RUSSO Edward
 PONSOT Pierre alexis 
 FAVENNEC Gilles 

64.00

116.00

52
52.00

17
17.00

4
4.00

29
29.00

4
4.00

10
10.00


C N VALERIQUAIS
S N O NANTES
SN ST QUAY PORTRIEUX

14

 3336

UBER 3 
 PEACH Adrian
 PARTRIGE Rob 
 BOWERMAN Owen 
 WALKER Philip 

67.00

107.00

40
40.00

3
3.00

18
18.00

14
14.00

29
29.00

3
3.00


RTYC
-
-
-

15

 3044

XCELLENT 
 POLLARD Jhon
 SMITH Rob 
 SCHWARZ Mickey 

68.00

109.00

41
41.00

2
2.00

29
29.00

6
6.00

16
16.00

15
15.00


RTYC
-
-

 

 

 


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