sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : WMRT Match Race Germany - Competition hots up for Yanmar Racing
WMRT Match Race Germany - Competition hots up for Yanmar Racing

'Match Race Germany 2012'    Andrew Carter/WMRT

At Match Race Germany, it was a long, tough day and while Yanmar Racing slipped off the podium to fifth, they are still almost certain to progress to the quarter finals of the first event on the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour.

After yesterday’s disappointing conditions, when most of the excitement came from the late-afternoon thunder and lightning, Lake Constance turned it on for the second day of racing. The breeze shifted gears up to 15-16 knots at times, but was never solid, remaining puffy and very challenging for the teams.

It was almost a straight sweep for Yanmar Racing’s afternoon qualifying session, rattling off two quick wins in succession, after dominating starts against Poland’s Karol Jablonski, and the flying Finn, Staffan Lindberg. Bowman, Kazuhiko Sofuku (JPN) commented, ‘We had a good start against Jablonski and were in a controlling position, they kept coming at us all the way round but we never lost control. Then it was Lindberg, and we had another good start to leeward, we wanted the left side and we got it, we got the better breeze we expected and again we led all the way round.’

Yanmar Racing vs Phil Robertson -  Andrew Carter/WMRT  
It was a strong recovery from a poor return on their morning qualifying session, Sofuku explained, ‘We went out to practice, but we got too involved in it and didn’t hear the warning signal for our first race against Phil Robertson, so we were late at the start and that was really it, a bad start to the day. And then in the next race against Eric Monnin I must put my hand up, it was my fault that I didn’t keep us back from the start line, and we crossed early. So that cost us the race and gave us two losses in the first session, but we learned from it.’

And so with one race left before the end of the second day of qualifying, Yanmar Racing came up against Joachim Aschenbrenner of Denmark. A small error of timing meant Sofuku and his team mates handed a controlling position to Aschenbrenner off the start line, and the young Dane made the most of it, taking the first leg and leading from there.

Sofuku summed up their day, ‘Conditions were challenging and really interesting, and overall we made quite a few mistakes but it will make us stronger, we learnt a lot today and talked about it afterwards and figured out what we can do better. That’s all I’m worried about, I’m not counting the score yet, I take it one race, one start, one mark rounding at a time. Everything else follows from doing those things well.’

The result leaves Yanmar Racing on four wins and four losses, and in fifth position on the leaderboard. The qualifying system rewards six wins with a guaranteed place in the next round, but it takes some very unusual circumstances and a multiple-tie for five not to be enough to go forward – so Yanmar Racing must win at least one, and preferably two from their final three races to make the quarter finals.

Yanmar Racing -  Andrew Carter/WMRT  

Racing ended at flight sixteen, with six more to race to complete the qualifying round tomorrow. Yanmar Racing will be back in action for the final three flights, against WMRT Tour Card holders Bjorn Hansen, then fellow Western Australian Keith Swinton and finally New Zealand’s Laurie Jury.

Match Race Germany, the first event on this year’s Tour is held on Lake Constance, at Langenargen in Germany, and runs from the 23rd to 28th May.

Qualifying session Qualifying Session MRG

PAM

PR

LJ

EM

PG

KJ

KS

SF

SL

JA

BH

JEA

Pts

Pl
















Pierre-Antoine Morvan

Vannes Agglo Sailing Team


1

N/A

1

1

1

N/A

1

0

1

N/A

1

7

1

Phil Robertson

WAKA Racing Team

0


N/A

1

1

1

N/A

1

1

1

N/A

1

7

2

Laurie Jury

Zoke Kiwi Match

N/A

N/A


1

N/A

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

6

3

Eric Monnin

Oklays Corum Sailing Team

0

0

0


1

N/A

1

1

N/A

N/A

1

1

5

4

Peter Gilmour

YANMAR Racing

0

0

N/A

0


1

N/A

1

1

0

N/A

1

4

5

Karol Jablonski

Jablonski Sailing Team

0

0

1

N/A

0


1

N/A

1

0

1

N/A

4

6

Keith Swinton

Black Swan Racing

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

0


0

1

1

1

1

4

7

Simone Ferrarese

Ferrarese Racing Team

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

1


N/A

N/A

1

1

3

8

Staffan Lindberg

Alandia Sailing Team

1

0

1

N/A

0

0

0

N/A


1

0

N/A

3

9

Joachim Aschenbrenner

Team Trifork

0

0

0

N/A

1

1

0

N/A

0


1

N/A

3

10

Björn Hansen

Mekonomen Sailing Team

N/A

N/A

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

1

0


1

2

11

Jan-Eike Andresen

NRV Team Hamburg

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

N/A

0


0

12



WMRT website


by Mark Chisnell

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97696

9:58 PM Fri 25 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

26 May 2012  WMRT Match Race Germany - Morvan and Robertson on top form
26 May 2012  WMRT Korea Match Cup - Britain's Ian Williams prepares for battle
25 May 2012  WMRT Match Race Germany – Difficult first day
24 May 2012  WMRT Match Race Germany - Peter Gilmour renews old rivalry
24 May 2012  WMRT Match Race Germany - Yanmar Racing braced for opening action
23 May 2012  World Match Racing Tour - Match Race Germany preview
17 May 2012  Grand Slam Match Racing Series expands internationally
14 May 2012  World Match Racing Tour – Racing rules amended
12 May 2012  Malaysian Match Racing Circuit Stage 1 - Down to the wire
09 May 2012  Malaysian Match Racing Circuit - Seven skippers confirm entry
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

























































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,










29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT