Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

Star World Championship - Ledbetter and Morton win Race 2

by Star Worlds 2013 on 3 Sep 2013
2013 Star World Championship Marc Rouiller/StarWorlds2013
At the Qualcomm 2013 Star World Championship, race two got underway after a postponement due to fog. The Race Committee set a Course three (five legs) at 2.1 miles a leg again today.

The overall results after two races show that only four of the 66 teams have finishes in the top 10 in both races.

Local Gold Star Winner Vince Brun and Brian Terhaar rounded each mark solidly in the top of the fleet in today’s race and now lead the Qualcomm 2013 Star World Championship series.

Today’s race winners Brian Ledbetter and Greg Morton had a clear air start at the starboard end of the line with full boat speed at the gun. Ledbetter and Jean-Pascal Chatagny with Patrick Ducommun paced each other to work out into the front of the fleet with Hubert Merkelbach with Gerrit Bartel from Germany and Augie Diaz with Arnis Baltins from Florida keeping the pressure on.


Ledbetter and Morton led at every mark putting more and more precious seconds between them and the fleet. Brian Ledbetter and Greg Morton went on to win race two by an impressive one minute and nine seconds.

Following today’s race results, six of the top 10 teams are local San Diego Star Sailors, including the father and son team of Mike and Matt Dorgan. This event is 13 year old Matt’s first Star World Championship and he and his father are currently tied for seventh place.


A recap of today from USA 8203 Brian Ledbetter, winner of Race 2: 'It was a nice race today. The day started foggy and so the Race Committee waited because we couldn’t see the weather mark. But when we finally got started, it was nice hiking breeze, we got off the line clear, and went to the right. And that actually worked out really well. There were three boats really close, but we got around the weather mark ahead of them, and that was pretty crucial because after that there weren’t too many passing lanes during the race. So at that point we had to stay ahead, a little bit of easy covering, not too difficult, and tried to extend on the run. The trickiest part of the race was after we rounded the first mark first and the fog closed in. We couldn’t see the leeward mark, so we didn’t know where we were headed. But we held them off there, and we stayed ahead on the way to the finish.

Our plan is to be consistent. It’s a tough fleet, 60 plus boats, and if you can keep throwing single digits up on the board, you’ll be close to the action. Our goal is top 10 here, and we’re in that spot now so it feels pretty good.'


Provisional results after two races:

1) V. Brun-B. Terhaar, USA, 9 pts.
2) B. Ledbetter-G. Morton, USA, 10 pts.
3) J. MacCausland-P. Trinter, USA, 13 pts.
4) G. Szabo-C. Moss, USA, 13 pts.
5) M. Reynolds-H. Haenel, USA, 15 pts.
6) A. Diaz-A. Baltins, USA, 16 pts.
7) J.P. Chatagny-P. Ducommun, SUI, 20 pts.
8) M. Dorgan-M. Dorgan, USA, 20 pts.
9) L. Grael-S.F. Goncalves, BRA, 21 pts.
10) A. Campbell-J. von Schwarz, USA, 22 Event website

North Technology - Southern SparsSchaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82InSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Stage set for nail biting final at 420 World Championships
Patience earlier in the week turned to raw energy out on the race track on Day 5 in Sanremo as the breeze kicked in 420 World Championships - Patience earlier in the week turned to raw energy out on the race track on Championship Day 5 in Sanremo as the breeze kicked in. A forerunner to what looks likely to be epic 'big breeze' conditions tomorrow.
Posted on 23 Jul
Harkers Island Regatta draws 51 Sunfish for three-day sailing event
The crowd cajoled and hooted around a ten-foot circle, each hoping their chosen crab would cross the finish line first. And…they’re off! Not the boats, the crabs! The crowd cajoled and hooted around a ten-foot circle, each hoping their chosen crab would cross the finish line first. Thus began the racing on a historic island off the coast of central North Carolina.
Posted on 22 Jul
55 boats from 11 Nations already entered for RS Aero Europeans
With many sailors from across Europe and the World having not yet met, the form guide remains wide open. With many sailors from across Europe and the World having not yet met, the form guide remains wide open. This leaves potential event leaders hard to pick, however, here is a short summary of those with form so far this season.
Posted on 21 Jul
420 World Championships - Gold and Silver fleet splits decided
The priority on race day three at the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo was to get the qualification stage 2016 420 World Championships - The priority on race day three at the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo was to get the qualification stage wrapped up for the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets, and confirm the teams advancing to the gold and silver splits for the six race final series.
Posted on 21 Jul
Rio 2016 – Olympic dreams run in the family for Deniss Karpak
For Karpak, Olympic ambitions are more than a singlehanded drive for the gold. For him it is very much a family affair. For Deniss Karpak (EST), his Olympic Finn ambitions are more than a singlehanded drive for the gold. For him it is very much a family affair. While his mother, Marina, is the team manager, his father Igor is the head coach. They travel with him everywhere, working together as a very tight unit, but also making sure it is fun along the way.
Posted on 20 Jul
RS Aero USA Atlantic Coast Championship at the Newport Regatta
The inaugural championship at the Newport Regatta, Rhode Island was a successful event with 17 RS Aeros in total! The inaugural championship at the Newport Regatta, Rhode Island was a successful event with 17 RS Aeros in total! A clinic on Friday gave 10 attendees a chance to get to know each other, share rigging/sailing tips, and dust off the cobwebs with practice starts and even a few practice races.
Posted on 18 Jul
2016 Lightning Atlantic Coast Championship at Carolina Yacht Club
This weekend the International Lightning Class held their Atlantic Coast Championship on waters off Wrightsville Beach. The event began with Greg Fisher (College of Charleston, Director of Sailing) and Brian Hayes (North Sails One Design) leading a clinic for the early arriving teams. These clinics, know to the class as Lightning Labs, are very intuitive seminars directed at performance in the Lightning.
Posted on 18 Jul
Pieter-Jan Postma ready for a big Finn fight in Rio 2016
He wants a medal, but he knows that it will be a big fight on the water to achieve that dream. Since 2012 he has had, as usual, some ups and downs, but over the last 12 months he has most definitely been on the up.
Posted on 18 Jul
So What's Special About September?
Our sailing holidays in Vassiliki are now completely full until August 28th but there is plenty going on in September. Our sailing holidays in Vassiliki are now completely full until August 28th but there is plenty going on in September and we still have spaces most weeks.
Posted on 18 Jul
Finn contender Caleb Paine makes the hard work count for Rio Olympics
In the cockpit of the Finn belonging to Caleb Paine (USA) there is a decal that reads “No Paine, no gain”. In the cockpit of the Finn belonging to Caleb Paine (USA) there is a decal that reads “No Paine, no gain”. This very much sums up his attitude towards making sure he is the absolutely best prepared he can possibly be come the start of the Olympic Games in August.
Posted on 16 Jul