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Wet and windy for Flying Dutchmen Worlds

by Alan Henderson on 15 Jul 2014
Olaf Ballerstein - Zobst Wellensiek, Germany - Flying Dutchmen Worlds day one. Alan Henderson
The 2014 Flying Dutchman World Championships started at Largs, Scotland on Monday 14th July. Competitors withstood a tough introduction, in a war of attrition with the conditions. Southerly winds of up to 22 knots in gusts and heavy rain gave a stirring start, with many boats capsizing and suffering gear breakages.


Only half of the fleet of 42 boats were still standing and able to answer the call for the second of the two races sailed today. The first race was held over a long initial leg of two miles, but after visibility closed in, the second race was over a reduced course size of just one mile, but sailed over three rounds of the shorter course, rather than two large rounds.

But the change in course size made no difference to former World Champions Szabolcs Majthenyi and Andras Domokos, of Hungary, who opened the week with two emphatic race wins to establish an early lead in the Championship. They won both races by over two minutes to show their class in these fresh wind conditions.

Also scoring very well were current World Champions Enno Kramer and Ard Geelkerken from the Netherlands. They opened with a third place, then improved with a second place in the second race.

To complete a formidable trio of current or former World Champions at the top of a very competitive event, former World Champions the brothers Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Moller, from Denmark, lie in third overall.


The depleted fleet in the second race meant opportunities for those who remained, and for instance Germany’s Jan Lechler and Jens Salow took an eleventh place in the second race after opening with a 19th place.

'Championships are meant to be challenging; this was true Championship sailing', said Austria’s Philipp Zingerle.
Racing among this international gathering from eleven countries worldwide will continue tomorrow with another two races.

Results, Race one
1. Szabolcs Majthenyi - Andras Domokos, HUN
2. Kilian Konig - Johannes Brack, GER
3. Enno Kramer - Ard Geelkerken, NED

Race two
1. Majthenyi - Domokos
2. Kramer - Geelkerken
3. Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Moller, DEN

FD World Championships 2014

Largs sailing Club

Results as of 16:24 on July 14, 2014

Overall

Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Entries: 42, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank SailNo Fleet BowNumber HelmName CrewName R1 R2 Total Nett
1st HUN70 FD 26 Szabolcs Majthenyi Andras Domokos 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
2nd NED26 FD 38 Enno Kramer Ard Geelkerken 3.0 2.0 5.0 5.0
3rd DEN21 FD 01 Jorgen Bojsen-Moller Jacob Bojsen-Moller 5.0 3.0 8.0 8.0
4th GER113 FD 19 Kilian Konig Johannes Brack 2.0 8.0 10.0 10.0
5th HUN13 FD 25 Andras Suli David Papp 6.0 5.0 11.0 11.0
6th GER88 FD 16 Kay-uwe Ludtke Kai Schafers 8.0 4.0 12.0 12.0
7th GER28 FD 12 Olaf Ballerstein Zobst Wellensiek 7.0 7.0 14.0 14.0
8th AUT38 FD 01 Chrisophe Aichholzer Philipp Zingerle 9.0 6.0 15.0 15.0
9th GER98 FD 17 Schmuel Markhoff Michael Matscheroth 11.0 10.0 21.0 21.0
10th CZE21 FD 42 Jiri Hruby   10.0 13.0 23.0 23.0
11th ITA7 FD 28 Alberto Barenghi Gabor Koles 12.0 12.0 24.0 24.0
12th ITA94 FD 30 Pierfrancesco Eustachi Paolo Rossi 14.0 14.0 28.0 28.0
13th GER100 FD 18 Jan Lechler Jens Salow 19.0 11.0 30.0 30.0
14th NED18 FD 36 Frank Nooijen Sjors Riemslag 13.0 20.0 33.0 33.0
15th GER12 FD 11 Ernst Greten Detlef Kruger 15.0 18.0 33.0 33.0
16th GBR389 FD 10 Glyn Sheffield Chris Rutter 17.0 19.0 36.0 36.0
17th GBR387 FD 08 Jon Williams Alex Rogers 24.0 15.0 39.0 39.0
18th GBR380 FD 06 Julian Bridges Jack Wild 23.0 16.0 39.0 39.0
19th GER133 FD 21 Elisa Koenig Alexander Schmidt 25.0 17.0 42.0 42.0
20th GER1777 FD 23 Hartmut Wesemuller Holger Wesemuller 21.0 21.0 42.0 42.0
21st ITA4 FD 28 Nicola Vespasiani Francesco Vespasiani 4.0 43.0 DNC 47.0 47.0
22nd HUN11 FD 24 Gabor Gaborjani Szabo Bela Argay 43.0 DNC 9.0 52.0 52.0
23rd AUS7 FD 01 Edward Cox Peter Bevis 16.0 43.0 DNC 59.0 59.0
24th GER66 FD 14 Kurt Prenzler Wolfgang Hoft 18.0 43.0 DNC 61.0 61.0
25th NED341 FD 40 Ronald Stalman Durk Zandstra 20.0 43.0 DNC 63.0 63.0
26th GER123 FD 20 Martin Krumhaar Uwe Stemmler 22.0 43.0 DNC 65.0 65.0
27th USA3 FD 41 Paul Hemker Richard Phillips 26.0 43.0 DNC 69.0 69.0
28th ITA20 FD 28 Giacomo Samuelli Feretti Tommaso Samuelli Feretti 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th NED16 FD 35 Robert DeLange Pieter Zandstra 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th NED20 FD 37 Carlo Brugman Wim Brugman 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th NED29 FD 39 Durk Schroor Wiecher Leidekker 43.0 DNF 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th GER172 FD 22 Marc Strittmatter John Maguire 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th MEX125 FD 31 Rodolfo Valdes Garcia Satiago Ayala Cortina 43.0 DNF 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th MEX126 FD 32 Javier Valdes Pablo Valdes 43.0 DNF 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th NED5 FD 33 Fred Schaaf Klaas van der Spek 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th NED10 FD 34 Lotje Meijer Louis de Ruiter 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th GER40 FD 13 Bernd Schreiber Carsten Jacob 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th GER87 FD 15 Hans-Peter Schwarz Roland Kirst 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th GBR310 FD 04 Chris Nicol Dawn Macrae 43.0 DNF 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th GBR373 FD 05 Rosie Pye Neil Pye 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th GBR382 FD 07 Peter Doran Philip Kyewski 43.0 DNF 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0
28th GBR388 FD 09 Tony Lyall Colin Burns 43.0 DNC 43.0 DNC 86.0 86.0

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