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Saugmann / Ramsbaek win race 6 at 505 World

by Jordan Spencer/SW UK on 1 Feb 2007
2007 SAP 505 World Championship, Day 4 Sail-World.com /AUS © http://www.sail-world.com

Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbaek of Denmark nailed race six of the SAP 505 World Championship being sailed in Australia and now have a firm grip on the world title.

In second place overall Mike Martin and Jeff Nelso of the USA could only finish in eleventh and the gap has now opened to 11 points off the Danes. Harry Hamlin and Fritz Lanzinger of the USA jump up into third place overall after finishing second today.

Third on the water in race six went to the lowly placed (28th) German pair, Boris Herrman and Julian Kliener, who have suddenly found some speed, they finished fifth in race five, by far their best results for the week so far.

Another German pair, Jens Findel and Johannes Tellen took fourth and climb seven places to be seventh overall, one behind the best placed British team, Ian Pinnell and Steve Hunt in sixth overall after a seventh place finish today.

Continuing the German theme, their was another good performance today for the ladies; Helen Fischer and Angela Strenger of Germany finished fifth and after an 8th in race five they move up six places to 32nd overall in the 92 boat fleet.

The fourth day of the 2007 World Championship being sailed out of Brighton and Seacliff YC, in Adelaide, South Australia. Race 6 and the forecast was to be a 15-20kn sea breeze.

The morning dawned with a strong ‘gully wind’, a 15kn Sou’ Easter and a lot of cloud. Normally it will bend to the South West and turn into a sea breeze. The cloud was a warning sign, but when it swung to the nor’ East, we knew we were in trouble.

You never get a good sea breeze after a Northerly. Before the race start, it had bent back to the South easter by the time we started; we were heading into a North Wester. There was going to be trouble ahead.

Pressure wise, it was light, 5-8 knots occasionally hitting 10 knots. And there were, as you would expect a lot of shifts. There were some massive positional movements throughout the field, with the field being both compressed several times during the race and then spread on the last beat.

The winner was again Saugmann and Ramsbaek from Denmark, but they had to work hard to do it, digging themselves out from 14th at the first mark. Hamlin and Lanzinger pulled second after being ninth at the first mark.

Beyond that there were some huge horror stories. There were plenty of shifts during the race, with the race committee moving the top mark at every bottom mark rounding.

But it was the last beat that was the doozy. The wind had weakened and had bent a little to the left, but there was slightly more pressure to the right and direction was WSW. However as the leaders approached the finish, the wind died and a south easter formed on the shore.

The first two boats crept over the line, and then we had boats coming from the right in a Westerly and boats running from the left with their kites up. In the end the Sou’ Easter kicked in, but a lot of damage was done.

Tomorrow, there are two races and the forecast is again for a 15-20kn sea breeze. We can only hope.

Positions after 6 races:

Pos From Sail No Skipper Crew R 6 R 5 R 4 R 3 R 2 R 1 Pts
1 DEN 8620 Jan Saugmann Morten Ramsbaek 1.00 3.00 1.00 7.00 6.00 [20.00] 18.00
2 USA 8714 Mike Martin Jeff Nelson 11.00 9.00 2.00 6.00 1.00 [14.00] 29.00
3 USA 8266 Howie Hamlin Fritz Lanzinger 2.00 14.00 3.00 9.00 [15.00] 7.00 35.00
4 USA 8081 Nick Adamson Steve Bourdow 12.00 15.00 [17.00] 3.00 2.00 4.00 36.00
5 AUS/SA 8839 Sandy Higgins Paul Marsh 17.00 12.00 [28.00] 1.00 8.00 1.00 39.00
6 GBR 8882 Ian Pinnell Steve Hunt 7.00 [24.00] 5.00 14.00 10.00 3.00 39.00
7 GER 8875 Jens Findel Johannes Tellen 4.00 [25.00] 15.00 20.00 4.00 11.00 54.00
8 GER 8744 Martin Goerge Hans-Heinrich Rix 10.00 19.00 4.00 8.00 13.00 [19.00] 54.00
9 AUS/NSW 8894 Chris Nicholson Darren Nicholson 9.00 [27.00] 22.00 2.00 9.00 13.00 55.00
10 AUS/SA 8877 Robin Deussen Jordan Spencer 8.00 21.00 10.00 10.00 [34.00] 6.00 55.00
11 USA 8822 Mike Holt Carl Smit 23.00 26.00 [34.00] 4.00 3.00 2.00 58.00
12 AUS/NSW 8920 Michael Quirk Geoff Lange [18.00] 7.00 16.00 15.00 11.00 15.00 64.00
13 USA 7771 Kevin Taugher Jon Bell 6.00 [35.00] 33.00 13.00 7.00 9.00 68.00
14 Sweden 8232 Ebbe Rosen Olle Wenrup 21.00 1.00 11.00 18.00 18.00 [32.00] 69.00
15 AUS/QLD 8784 Adrian Finglas Tom Watson [46.00] 22.00 9.00 28.00 5.00 5.00 69.00
16 GBR 8881 Terry Scutcher Christian Diebitsch 13.00 16.00 [24.00] 12.00 12.00 22.00 75.00
17 AUS/SA 8890 Malcolm Higgins Andrew Chisholm 22.00 13.00 12.00 17.00 [25.00] 12.00 76.00
18 GER 8915 Hasso Plattner Peter Alarie 14.00 [40.00] 7.00 25.00 14.00 21.00 81.00
19 USA 8681 Barney Harris Stuart Park 31.00 11.00 8.00 [56.00] 23.00 17.00 90.00
20 AUS/NSW 8893 Andrew Hewson Kane Sinclair 20.00 23.00 20.00 [32.00] 17.00 18.00 98.00
21 AUS/QLD 8922 Bill Cuneo John Warlow 15.00 28.00 [45.00] 16.00 16.00 24.00 99.00
22 AUS/QLD 8644 Phil Gray Richard Machin [48.00] 10.00 25.00 35.00 22.00 8.00 100.00
23 USA /AUS 8554 Doug Hagan Michael Duffield 26.50 18.00 29.00 5.00 [93.00F] 23.00 101.50
24 USA 8631 Parker Shin Gareth Williams [39.00] 17.00 14.00 33.00 26.00 28.00 118.00
25 AUS/NSW 8853 Carter Jackson Ian Taylor [33.00] 31.00 21.00 21.00 20.00 27.00 120.00
26 AUS/SA 8783 Michael Thomson Nick Johnston 36.00 44.00 [48.00] 19.00 19.00 10.00 128.00
27 AUS/QLD 8921 Nigel Lott Bob Franks 35.00 32.00 19.00 22.00 21.00 [43.00] 129.00
28 GER 8903 Boris Herrmann Julien Kleiner 3.00 5.00 23.00 11.00 93.00S [93.00F] 135.00
29 GER 8880 Christian Kellner Robert Rothe 24.50 30.00 27.00 [34.00] 30.00 25.00 136.50
30 France 8321 Bertrand Loyal Laurent Nevo 40.00 2.00 6.00 57.00 [93.00F] 33.00 138.00
31 AUS/SA 8891 Damian Carey Marcus Cooper 16.00 48.00 [61.00] 23.00 28.00 26.00 141.00
32 GER 8751 Helen Fischer Angela Stenger 5.00 8.00 30.00 [59.00] 49.00 53.00 145.00
33 DEN 8826 Tom Bojland Jakob Karbo [93.00R] 29.00 26.00 26.00 29.00 36.00 146.00
34 USA 8919 Neal Fowler Doug McKeige 30.00 6.00 35.00 39.00 [51.00] 38.00 148.00
35 USA 8831 Mats Elf Paul VonGrey [52.00] 33.00 42.00 30.00 27.00 16.00 148.00
36 AUS/QLD 8840 Kevin Cameron Jeremy Manders 47.00 4.00 32.00 38.00 36.00 [50.00] 157.00
37 GER 8777 Stefan Schollmayer Frisco Sanguino 19.00 37.00 31.00 46.00 33.00 [93.00F] 166.00
38 AUS/WA 8855 Mark Stowell Anthony Dean 32.00 36.00 40.00 27.00 31.00 [40.00] 166.00
39 GBR/AUS 8701 Rob Napier Pip Pearson 26.50 42.00 18.00 [52.00] 47.00 35.00 168.50
40 AUS/QLD 8781 Earle Alexander Ian Gregg 24.50 34.00 47.00 24.00 [93.00S] 45.00 174.50
41 USA 8012 Henry Amthor Douglas Amthor 41.00 39.00 38.00 29.00 38.00 [49.00] 185.00
42 GBR 8905 Stuart Turnbull Jason Lunn 28.00 38.00 [93.00S] 47.00 42.00 44.00 199.00
43 DEN/SWE 8849 Per Larsen Andreas Carlsson 93.00F 20.00 13.00 31.00 43.00 [93.00F] 200.00
44 AUS/NSW 8557 Neil Long Les Evans 43.00 [71.00] 56.00 58.00 24.00 29.00 210.00
45 USA 8084 Aaron Ross Rob Waterman [68.00] 52.00 41.00 51.00 35.00 31.00 210.00
46 AUS/SA 8884 Chris Went Mitchell McDonald 37.00 46.00 46.00 37.00 [93.00F] 46.00 212.00
47 AUS/SA 8810 John Jenkins Steve Sievewright 42.00 65.00 43.00 [68.00] 46.00 30.00 226.00
48 RSA 8520 Rudolph Holm Dirk Rother 50.00 58.00 [93.00Q] 50.00 32.00 37.00 227.00
49 AUS/QLD 8876 Chris Tattersall Greg Clarke [70.00] 41.00 49.00 62.00 48.00 39.00 239.00
50 AUS/NSW 8759 Scott Ovenden Bryce Penfold 51.00 59.00 36.00 54.00 [93.00S] 41.00 241.00
51 GER 8675 Volker Goerge Friederichs Hartwig 54.00 [55.00] 50.00 49.00 41.00 48.00 242.00
52 AUS/NSW 8864 Hamish Jarrett Chris Pearson 29.00 61.00 53.00 [71.00] 58.00 47.00 248.00
53 AUS/SA 8785 Ian Burford Wayne Boyd 45.00 54.00 57.00 48.00 44.00 [64.00] 248.00
54 USA 6499 Angus Brackett Colin Orsini 34.00 43.00 37.00 42.00 93.00S [93.00F] 249.00
55 GBR 8925 Martin Wedge Scott Allen [82.00] 45.00 65.00 60.00 40.00 42.00 252.00
56 AUS/SA 8796 Jonno Bannister Matt Burns 81.00 49.00 52.00 41.00 37.00 [93.00S] 260.00
57 ITA 8817 Marco Gambardella Gabriele Cortegiani [85.00] 50.00 69.00 55.00 45.00 51.00 270.00
58 POL 7539 Kuba Pawluk Piotr Zoltowski 38.00 53.00 63.00 [65.00] 57.00 61.00 272.00
59 AUS/SA 8795 Martin Pike Dan Cowan [77.00] 62.00 58.00 67.00 54.00 34.00 275.00
60 AUS/SA 8760 Peter Woolman Phil Webb 53.00 64.00 73.00 40.00 [93.00S] 52.00 282.00
61 USA 8786 Hubert Guy Steve Adolph 55.00 70.00 55.00 44.00 [93.00F] 59.00 283.00
62 AUS/NSW 8648 Jeff Robinson Mick O'Donnell 60.00 57.00 44.00 36.00 93.00F [93.00F] 290.00
63 AUS/WA 8278 Luke Payne Ben Davis 44.00 72.00 62.00 [77.00] 53.00 62.00 293.00
64 USA 7873 Mark Dowdy Jason Bright 72.00 68.00 [74.00] 61.00 39.00 54.00 294.00
65 AUS/WA 8811 Matt Hansen Shane Attwell 67.00 [67.00] 64.00 63.00 50.00 57.00 301.00
66 ZIM 8445 Patrick McCosh David Horsfall 49.00 47.00 51.00 64.00 93.00F [93.00F] 304.00
67 Finland 8746 Raimo Raita Juha Nurmela 57.00 51.00 60.00 45.00 93.00S [93.00S] 306.00
68 USA 8577 Bruce Van Deventer Scott Weiler 58.00 60.00 54.00 76.00 64.00 [93.00F] 312.00
69 GBR 8885 Ben Iliffe Simon Lake 62.00 56.00 39.00 66.00 93.00S [93.00F] 316.00
70 AUS/WA 8501 Heath Patten Nick Merker 78.00 [89.00] 72.00 53.00 66.00 56.00 325.00
71 AUS/SA 8092 Bill Travis Warren Cosh 64.00 73.00 71.00 [73.00] 56.00 67.00 331.00
72 AUS/NSW 8637 Sam Cronin Kevin Whitbread 69.00 79.00 79.00 [84.00] 52.00 55.00 334.00
73 RSA 8789 Tony Murray Karl Kuhn 66.00 84.00 75.00 [93.00F] 62.00 58.00 345.00
74 AUS/SA 8602 Kym Campion Charlie Longbottom 75.00 78.00 [84.00] 78.00 55.00 60.00 346.00
75 GER 8418 Jan Sell Wiebke Gewinn 56.00 66.00 59.00 74.00 93.00S [93.00F] 348.00
76 AUS/QLD 8589 Annabel Jones Brian Jones 79.00 75.00 68.00 [79.00] 60.00 66.00 348.00
77 RSA 8707 Albrecht Holm Warwick Ham 61.00 63.00 93.00Q 72.00 63.00 [93.00Q] 352.00
78 AUS/SA 8040 Robin Cross Mark Paparella 74.00 69.00 67.00 82.00 61.00 [93.00F] 353.00
79 AUS/NSW 8173 Bob Fussell Jeremy Fussell 65.00 85.00 66.00 69.00 [93.00F] 68.00 353.00
80 AUS/NSW 8803 Ian Bryden James Bryden 93.00S 93.00S 80.00 43.00 [93.00S] 63.00 372.00
81 AUS/SA 8765 Greg Illman Andrew Slater 83.00 76.00 77.00 83.00 59.00 [93.00F] 378.00
82 AUS/SA 8292 Mark Scrymgour Liam McMahon 84.00 [86.00] 81.00 85.00 65.00 65.00 380.00
83 USA 8808 Evert Meyer Matt Kennerknecht 59.00 81.00 78.00 70.00 93.00S [93.00S] 381.00
84 GBR 8907 Jim Berry Carl Gibbon 63.00 74.00 76.00 75.00 93.00S [93.00F] 381.00
85 AUS/WA 7830 Jake Flintoff Jesse Flintoff 71.00 87.00 70.00 81.00 93.00S [93.00S] 402.00
86 CAN 8755 Brian Trainor Karl Oswald 73.00 82.00 82.00 86.00 93.00S [93.00S] 416.00
87 AUS/NSW 7983 David Johnson Grahame Tindall 80.00 77.00 87.00 80.00 93.00S [93.00F] 417.00
88 AUS/SA 7338 Glen Greenhalgh Jeff Keogh 76.00 88.00 86.00 87.00 93.00S [93.00S] 430.00
89 USA 8647 Hank Henry Mike Zimmerman 87.00 80.00 85.00 88.00 93.00S [93.00S] 433.00
90 GBR/AUS 8435 Patrick McGale Marcus Korobacz 86.00 83.00 83.00 93.00F 93.00S [93.00S] 438.00
91 AUS/QLD 6765 Peter Croft Gary Rushton 88.00 90.00 88.00 89.00 93.00F [93.00F] 448.00
92 GER 8728 Meiki Schomaeker Rainer Goerge 93.00S 93.00S 93.00S 93.00S 93.00S [93.00S] 465.00

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