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Carveth goes top at SB3 Worlds - day 3

'SB3 World Championships 2008 - day 3'    Gareth Craig (Fotosail)

As the qualification stage of the SB3 World Championships at Dun Laoghaire, Ireland came to a close ‘humbling’ was how some crews described the intensity after day three. Until today, the top contenders may not have been on the same course as their nearest rivals in the overall standings, but with nine races now in the bag, the fleet will divide permanently into its gold and silver halves for five final races on Thursday and Friday.

Positions at the top of the fleet are very close. The leading six boats are covered by ten points with five races still to be sailed. At the top of the table is Geoff Carveth with 31 points. Second is Craig Boulton with 33 points, then Mike Budd 34, Dave Hudson (RSA) 35, Tim Fells 39 and Dave Lenz with 41 points.

The sailing by the leading teams has been of the highest quality in the big fleets. In the 18 races, each sailing nine, none of the leading group has a finishing place worse than a 17 and they have racked up ten wins. Expect to see that consistency maintained over the next two days and who ever blinks will be out of the running

Light shifty airs and grey, overcast skies on Wednesday morning warned of what is to come, with high pressure and even lighter winds set to dominate the last two days of racing.

The racing - day 3

The easterly wind never built above ten knots on Dublin Bay, and Hamble sailor Craig Burlton, overall leader going into Wednesday, said that the lighter conditions would make for unpredictable and open racing for the rest of the event.

'We’re okay in the light stuff,' he said. 'We’ve mainly sailed in heavier breezes this year as a team, but it will open the field up a lot more being lighter breeze, although the breeze so far has been better than the forecast, so fingers crossed.'

Despite posting two fourths today, Burlton could only hang on to second overall, while Geoff Carveth slipped past into the overall lead. Mike Budd, in third overall, rounds out the top three, with GBR sail numbers filling four of the top five slots.

Things could change further, however, as protest hearings are scheduled to stretch long into the night. Thirteen disputes, five of those against the race committee, will be heard before results are made final and the gold and silver fleets are split for once and for all.

Burlton and his crew are one of a handful of boats managing to find consistency in very even conditions, with normally steady performers and the bookies’ hot picks posting wildly erratic results.

'It is pretty tough to find lanes and clear breeze,' said Burlton. 'We’re trying to play the middle of the course but it is pretty tough. The courses are pretty good, some of the lines are a little more biased than we might like, but it’s very tight racing and the [race] committee are doing it very well.'

Irish boats again failed to make a dent in the top ten results overall, but there was a rare Irish one-two in the Orange fleet, with Cork helms Ronan Collins and Aidan O’Connell coming out on top in second race of the day.

'We managed to sail around the people who were around us at the first mark,' said O’Connell. 'I think we would have been four or five around the first mark – and then we were very close to Ronan but he managed to clip us at the end, which was unfortunate, but it was great to see a one-two for the Irish boats in that race.'

Among the other overseas boats, Dave Hudson from South Africa is in fourth place, Daniel Geoghegan of Australia is eighth and Hannes Wairner from the United Arab Emirates is 20th. Caresani Roberto of Italy is 21st, Fernando Belo from Portugal is 27th and Ben Duncan of New Zealand is 31st.

Tomorrow’s racing will be scrutinized further, with GPS trackers on the top 20 boats allowing online spectators follow the racing in real time on

SB3 World Championship - Leading positions after 9 races, 1 discard (132 entries)

1 GBR 3053  Geoff Carveth Orange 3 2 -16 8 2 1 1 6 8 47 31 nett pts
2 GBR 3042  Craig Burlton Orange 1 -17 2 5 1 3 13 4 4 50 33 nett pts
3 GBR 3475 Mike Budd Blue 3 1 14 1 -17 1 9 2 3 51 34 nett pts
4 RSA 3451  David Hudson Blue 1 6 4 -17 11 2 1 7 3 52 35 nett pts
5 GBR 3231  Tim Fells Blue 2 4 1 1 -67 8 7 3 13 106 39 nett pts
6 GBR 3106  David Lenz Blue 4 -7 7 4 7 5 3 5 6 48 41 nett pts
7 GBR 3082  Mark Richards Orange 6 3 1 3 -20 2 16 15 1 67 47 nett pts
8 AUS 3469  Daniel Geoghegan Orange 4 1 5 9 5 -23 4 9 14 74 51 nett pts
9 GBR 3027  Chris Darling Blue -27 2 2 2 18 4 2 1 27 85 58 nett pts
10 IRL 3500  Peter Kennedy Blue 6 5 3 -24 5 15 15 4 11 88 64 nett pts
11 GBR 3467  Mark Rushall Orange 11 7 4 8 8 11 10 -13 9 81 68 nett pts
12 GBR 3057  Martin Boatman Orange 12 5 15 3 1 11 6 18 -29 100 71 nett pts
13 IRL 3307  Peter O Leary Blue 7 3 16 15 2 8 6 -18 14 89 71 nett pts
14 GBR 3517  Colin Simonds Orange 14 -19 8 7 12 4 17 13 5 99 80 nett pts
15 GBR 3039  Marshal King Blue 22 -25 22 5 8 10 4 14 2 112 87 nett pts
16 GBR 3152  Guy Jackson Blue -35 10 15 11 3 25 14 9 5 127 92 nett pts
17 GBR 3462  Paul Lovejoy Blue 5 8 6 18 27 -41 8 5 15 133 92 nett pts
18 GBR 3134  Jono Shelley Orange 8 18 14 6 12 6 15 -22 22 123 101 nett pts
19 GBR 3465  Jerry Hill Orange 2 6 38 25 9 7 -67 11 4 169 102 nett pts
20 UAE 3360  Hannes Waimer Blue 17 14 9 13 3 -67 12 20 24 179 112 nett pts
21 ITA 3543 Caresani Roberto Blue 28 9 11 2 9 16 28 -40 10 153 113 nett pts
22 GBR 3527 Richard Stenhouse Orange -67 16 18 11 15 7 15 19 12 180 113 nett pts
23 GBR 3336  Adrian Peach Orange 10 -28 27 14 6 9 27 16 6 143 115 nett pts
24 GBR 3508 Nick Phillips Blue 19 11 9 20 18 -30 8 7 26 148 118 nett pts
25 IRL 3281  Sean Craig Orange 33 25 3 6 4 10 -36 32 7 156 120 nett pts
26 GBR 3546 Richard Catchpole Orange 13 13 9 21 24 18 -26 17 12 153 127 nett pts
27 POR 3506 Fernando Belo Orange 24 -26 13 7 13 3 17 26 25 154 128 nett pts
28 GBR 3021  Charlie Whelan Orange 27 9 28 16 19 21 3 6 -41 170 129 nett pts
29 IRL 3232 Stefan Hyde Blue -40 18 35 14 4 20 24 8 11 174 134 nett pts
30 IRL 3551 Ronan Collins Orange 5 14 7 38 -39 23 22 1 25 174 135 nett pts
31 NZL 3287  Ben Duncan Orange 9 11 -35 19 17 17 31 29 2 170 135 nett pts
32 GBR 3509 Nico Honor Blue 16 16 5 22 21 22 11 23 -26 162 136 nett pts
33 GBR 3154  Jeremy Entwistle Blue 21 27 24 10 16 13 21 -29 13 174 145 nett pts
34 GBR 3060  Stewart Reed Blue 10 21 18 4 25 26 16 27 -31 178 147 nett pts
35 IRL 3433  Gareth Flannigan Blue 8 24 12 34 13 -67 26 17 15 216 149 nett pts
36 ITA 3187  Luca Bacci  Blue -67 28 29 9 16 12 22 12 23 218 151 nett pts
37 GBR 3047  Ben Ainsworth Orange 16 -67 39 21 26 33 12 10 1 225 158 nett pts
38 GBR 3149  Mark Gillett Blue 26 15 17 26 10 -35 20 11 33 193 158 nett pts
39 IRL 3501  Emma McDonald Blue 18 13 13 -67 7 28 23 26 32 227 160 nett pts
40 GBR 3302  Ian Sullivan Orange 25 -34 6 15 14 30 31 24 19 198 164 nett pts
41 IRL 3279  Aidan O'Connell Orange 17 28 32 27 -45 16 37 2 7 211 166 nett pts
42 IRL 3240  Ger Owens Orange 28 23 45 10 -57 34 19 8 8 232 175 nett pts
43 IRL 3324  Kieran Dorgan Blue 13 29 27 -35 15 29 30 16 17 211 176 nett pts
44 IRL 3322  Robert Cahill Orange 41 -75 10 35 11 22 20 12 28 254 179 nett pts
45 POR 3256  Peter Stratton Blue 32 -67 23 26 21 6 33 21 19 248 181 nett pts
46 GBR 3031  Christina Summerhayes Orange 7 8 19 41 28 19 -49 46 21 238 189 nett pts
47 IRL 3257  Colin Galavan Orange 19 17 20 -46 25 12 38 30 34 241 195 nett pts
48 GBR 3388  Chris King Blue 31 23 19 33 31 34 10 -35 18 234 199 nett pts
49 TBA 3542 Kaity Storck Blue 30 32 30 30 -51 13 35 14 20 255 204 nett pts
50 GBR 3216  Dave Best Orange 34 -49 49 18 34 29 18 3 24 258 209 nett pts

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