sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds: Babbage leads after day 1 - Results + Video
Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds: Babbage leads after day 1 - Results + Video

'2012 ZHIK NAUTICA MOTH WORLDS. Day 1.
START'    ThMartinez ©

Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds 2012 Campione del Garda, Italy - day 1.

Scott Babbage from Australia is leading the Moth Worlds after three bullets in three races on day 1.

Fellow Australian Joshua McKnight and US Virgin Islands sailor Anthony Kotoun are equal on eight points, McKnight leading on count back. US sailor Eric Aakhus is fourth, while 2009 Moth World Champion Bora Gulari, also from the USA, is fifth.

2012 ZHIK NAUTICA MOTH WORLDS. Day 1.
START -  ThMartinez ©  

Babbage won the pre-event to the Worlds, the Italian National Open Moth Championships just a few days ago and has carried his form into day 1 of this event.

With a record-setting 125 entries, organizers split the fleet into two groups that alternated on an inner and outer racing area. Getting the right start, ahead of pack, flying to the rocks and tacking under the layline first would practically guarantee a win in the inner course. The steep hills surrounding Lake Garda not only provide a stunning
backdrop they also give more pressure to the breeze and the closer you sail, the more pressure you get. There was little tactical brainpower needed further into the race and the leader of the fleet at the first top mark that would avoid stupid mistakes would bag the win.

On the outer loop, further in the middle of the lake, things were much more complicated, or even 'spooky' as Bora Gulari stated. The breeze was much harder to read and a favored side in one race would then fail to pay out.

Still, Scott Babbage managed to tick all the boxes. He nailed his starts, got to the rocks and seemed to always pick the favored side in the outer course, something that his closest opponent, and favorite according to the form guide, Joe Turner, failed to do. Indeed, with the exception of Babbage, the form guide didn’t seem to hold true on the
opening day of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds. Bora Gulari and Turner are fifth and tenth, respectively, while Australian Joshua McKnight and Anthony Kotoun from the Virgin Island had an excellent day and sit on second and third place overall.

Racing resumes on Tuesday and the weather forecast calls for the same type of conditions. The African heat wave passing through Italy results in record-high temperatures that don’t allow the 'Ora', the afternoon breeze Lake Garda is famous for, to develop properly. However, even with 8-9 knots of breeze the Moths are fun and spectacular to watch and the tight leaderboard promises another exciting day.

Joe Turner: 'This was probably one of the worst days of Moth sailing I have ever had in my life. The boat was going very good but the driver was a bit of an idiot. It was a tough day and I think the start line wasn’t set up very fairly. It was extremely biased in the pin end and every one was port-tack starting. People were too scared to start on
starboard.

In the first race I tried to port tack the fleet along with everyone else and some guy who was on starboard protested and I had to do a 360. In the second race I tried to call someone up and crashed into another boat. In the last race I sailed OK, I made a lot of mistakes but still managed to finish second.

It was still a relatively fun day on the water. It is always fun to sail on the moth.'

Bora Gulari: 'On the outer loop it was kind of spooky. When I chose the left, the right would pay and when I chose the left, the right would pay. I was a little bit lost on the outside course. I would say that my boat speed was OK, not great but I’m still working on it. It’s still the qualification stage so we have a couple of days before the final
showdown.

The starts are probably the most exciting 30 seconds of sailboat racing that can exist as most of the fleet is lining up on port and a few people are lining up on starboard and with closing speeds of 30 knots it gets your heart going. That’s for sure.'




Top 22 Overall:

 ZHIK MOTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
Campione del Garda - Italia
Results as of 23:41 on August 20, 2012
Overall
Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Entries: 117, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank Tally BowNumber Fleet Nat SailNo HelmName Club Q1 Q2 Q3 Total Nett
1 3 3 B AUS 3 Scott Babbage WSC 1 1 1 3 3
2 29 29 Y AUS 3776 Joshua Aaron McKnight RPAYC 6 1 1 8 8
3 116 B8 B ISV 3596 Anthony Kotoun VISA 3 3 2 8 8
4 44 44 Y USA 3911 Eric Aakhus Balboa Yacht Club 1 4 5 10 10
5 5 5 Y USA 5 Bora Gulari Bay View Yacht Club 2 2 7 11 11
6 32 32 Y ITA 3791 Francesco Bianchi Club Nautico Marina di Carrara 3 6 4 13 13
7 45 45 B AUS 3631 Julian Salter royal yacht club of tasmania 7 4 3 14 14
8 83 83 B AUS 3900 Andrew McDougall Black Rock Yacht Club 2 8 5 15 15
9 12 12 B GBR 3939 Chris Rashley Royal London Yacht Club 4 7 4 15 15
10 2 2 Y AUS 2 Turner Joe Mothman Woollahra Sailing Club 9 9 2 20 20
11 107 A8 Y USA 3931 Brad Funk Lauderdale Yacht Club 7 7 6 20 20
12 38 38 B NZL 3774 Matt Vincent Auckland SC 10 2 10 22 22
13 78 78 Y GBR 3979 Robert Greenhalgh Stokes Bay SC 4 12 8 24 24
14 88 88 B GBR 3804 Ricky Tagg Hayling Island SC 11 6 8 25 25
15 8 8 Y AUS 8 Rob Gough RYCT 5 3 17 25 25
16 104 A5 B GBR 3836 Simon Payne HISC 6 9 11 26 26
17 48 48 Y AUS 3783 Warren Sare Woollahra Sailing Club 8 16 3 27 27
18 58 58 B GBR 3757 Ben Paton ROYAL LYMINGTON 12 12 7 31 31
19 26 D1 B AUS 3833 James Edward Dorron Manly 16ft Skiff Club 5 14 13 32 32
20 17 17 Y GBR 3805 Tom Offer Rock Sailing Club 17 8 9 34 34
21 87 87 Y GBR 3892 Andrew Friend Queen Mary Sailing Club 14 10 10 34 34
22 40 40 Y GBR 3914 Mike Cooke BCYC 13 14 12 39 39


Full results here
Mothe Worlds website


by Moth Worlds/Sail-World.com

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101180

5:30 AM Tue 21 Aug 2012GMT


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

Click for further information on
Zhik news

Related News Stories:

22 Aug 2012  Zhik Moth Worlds - Weather halts competition on day 2
19 Aug 2012  Zhik Moth Italian Championships - Flying Hellfish takes sixth overall
19 Aug 2012  Zhik Moth Worlds - Record breaking fleet set to compete
19 Aug 2012  Zhik Fireball Nationals - Ellis duo victorious
16 Aug 2012  Zhik Moth Worlds: Flying Hellfish all set
10 Aug 2012  Moth World Championships preview - Record number of entries
11 Jun 2012  Top sailors wear Zhik: The world's top sailors up close - Video
26 May 2012  The Brand is Zhik! Part two
25 May 2012  The Brand is Zhik!
12 Apr 2012  NSW Tasar State Championships - Victorians take top four
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World













































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,










Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   


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