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Zhik SB3 World Championship day 4 - Lead maintained

'SB3 World Championship Day 4. (GBR3489) 'RED' ROBERT GREENHALGH; SHANE HUGHES; JERRY EPLETT; KIRSTY SKINNE'    ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright
Zhik SB3 World Championship day 4.

Blue skies and brilliant sunshine greeted the 103 boat fleet of SB3s on Day 4 of the Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011. Unfortunately the wind was late arriving and the 'AP' was raised for over an hour. Eventually, the wind put in an appearance and as the afternoon went on the pressure increased and as forcast, the direction tracked right.


All eyes were on Robert Greenhalgh (GBR) and the crew this morning after their strong performance yesterday. At the first windward mark 'Red' rounded towards the middle of the gold fleet, but the crew managed to pick up the wind shift and improve their position to finish the race in third place. The race was won by Irish entry Mel Collins (IRL) and his crew on Sibelus. Sarah Allan was back in action and finished the race second.

SB3 World Championship Day 4. Gold fleet -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

The rock star crew on One Design Sailing, Nathan Outteridge, Ian Brown and Tom Slingsby (AUS), have had a difficult Championship and today was no exception. They were called over the line in race two, but didn’t hear the Race Committees radio announcement of their bow number. After leading the fleet all the way around the course, they finished first. The news of their 'OCS' was a bitter blow for the Australian team. Having finished tenth in race one and fifth in race three, it’s fair to say One Design Sailing’s performance was back, but their luck is yet to be found.

SB3 World Championship Day 4.(AUS3063) 'One Design Sailing' Nathan Outteridge, Ian Brown,Tom Slingsb -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

Gill Race Team, helmed by Craig Burlton (GBR) have found their form today. The second discard has now been applied to the results which puts Burlton in third position overall. 'From the forecast, it looked like it was going to be a really tough day, but we’ve worked it out today and the breeze was much more consistent. The smiles are back onboard!' said Craig as we had a chat on the harbour-side this evening. Going into the final day, there is a twenty point gap between Burlton and Greenhalgh, 'It would be a big call to beat Rob, and we’d have to rely on him having some major errors tomorrow. But we’re happy to be in third place this evening.'

Yesterday, Rob Gullan (GBR), the helm of Pieter Heyn’s 'Parkway Pirates' took a great leap up the overall results. This evening Parkway Pirates lie in fifth position, sixteen points behind Glenn Bourke (AUS) in fourth. 'We don’t do a lot of sailing together and it’s taken us a bit of time to work out the conditions in Tor Bay. We sailed all of our qualifying races on the Orange course, but our results have improved since we’ve been sailing in the Gold fleet on the Yellow course.' With just two races left to sail, Gullan and crew will be looking to sail two more consistent races to protect their fifth position. 'If somebody had said to us before this event we’d be fifth at this stage, we’d have taken that, the competition is the hardest it’s been at any of the World Championships so far.'

SB3 World Championship Day 4. Silver fleet upwind -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

This evening the 'WKD Girls' are in town to entertain the competitors at the Zhik SB3 World Championships, though I expect for many at the top of the gold fleet the order of the day will be dinner and an early night ahead of the final battle on Tor Bay tomorrow.

SB3 World Championship Day 4. -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

SB3 World Championship Day 4.(GBR3047) 'PARKWAY PIRATES' ROB GULLAN; PIETER HEYN; SARAH HICKMAN; BEN AINSWORT -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

SB3 World Championship Day 4. -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

SB3 World Championship Day 4. -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

SB3 World Championship Day 4.(GBR3468) 'FULLY BADGERED' PAUL LOVEJOY; MICKY SCHWARTZ; LEIGHTON KIN -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

SB3 World Championship Day 4. Silver fleet , upwind -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

SB3 World Championship Day 4.(GBR3053) 'RACE TEAM GILL' GEOFF CARVETH; ANDY RAMUS; EMMA CLARKE; IAN MILL -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

SB3 World Championship Day 4. -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

SB3 World Championship Day 4. (GBR3058) 'XCELLENT' JOHN POLLARD, CHARLIE HOOK;ROB SMIT -  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright




Gold Fleet
  Series Place Sail No Bow No Boat Helm Series Points Race 1A Race 1B Race 2A Race 2B Race 3A Race 3B Race 4B Race 4A Race 5B Race 5A Race 6B Race 6A Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Race 12
  1 GBR3489 19 Red Robert Greenhalgh 35 1   2   1     11   8   8 1 3 1 3 11 7
  2 GBR3053 111 Race Team Gill Geoff Carveth 40   4   2   9   3   4   1 2 14 6 9 1 8
  3 GBR3042 54 Gill Racing Team Craig Burton 55 4   3   2     8   1   10 21 2 29 4 9 1
  4 AUS3108 70 Club Marine Glenn Bourke 59   5   1   11   53   5   5 7 4 14 15 4 3
  5 GBR3047 95 Parkway Pirates Rob Gullan 75   9   14   12 11   5   15   3 6 4 7 20 4
  6 GBR3058 15 Xcellent John Pollard 77 2   6   14   1   4   1   17 13 13 36 5 15
  7 GBR3082 68 Henri Lloyd/Forelle Estates Joe Llewellyn 79   6   13   1   4   53   2 13 19 8 13 8 11
  8 ITA3073 39 Stenghele Roberto Caresani 89   2   3   19   1   3   7 23 9 32 5 24 12
  9 RSA3469 49 Musto Race Ahead Asenaithi Jim 92   3   4   10 3   53   25   9 8 10 18 25 2
  10 IRL3324 22 Sibelus Mel Collins 94   17   8   21 7   16   2   11 10 22 1 6 16
  11 RUS3554 109 Team Russia Rodion Luka 95 8   53   4     53   2   3 5 5 2 41 7 6
  12 NZL3287 36 Sailing West - Sharkbait Ben Duncan 113   16   28   4   2   6   4 15 49 11 12 34 9
  13 GBR3065 65 Rola-Trac Peter Saxton 116   1   5   2 36   1   3   18 20 43 30 12 24
  14 GBR3475 57 Perky III Jez Entwistle 124   12   6   5 26   3   11   4 1 37 17 28 42
  15 AUS3063 32 One Design Sailing Nathan Outteridge 124 6   4   3   4   53   4   24 29 35 10 53 5
  16 ITA3543 101 Bravi Thytronic Giovanni Meloni 140 23   12   17   5   7   8   16 18 19 19 19 21
  17 GBR3149 16 Poor Buoy Mark Gillett 141 17   16   6   33   19   5   27 30 5 45 2 14
  18 GBR3032 92 Rumbleflurg David Cummins 154 3   8   5   2   9   7   6 36 25 22 40 41
  19 GBR3305 55 Rigging Gurus Mark Richards 159   26   25   3   29   53   6 32 7 9 53 3 19
  20 GBR3336 8 Uber 3 Adrian Peach 162   8   15   18 9   53   9   33 27 15 11 17 43
  21 GBR3575 56 Sailboat Deliveries Sarah Allan 164 29   9   16   22   10   41   14 24 48 2 10 28
  22 GBR3292 93 Chill Pill Tich Summers 167   41   7   41 10   2   12   49 17 3 28 14 33
  23 GBR3462 58 Underground Toys Andrew Oddie 179 19   1   10     53   17   17 36 15 27 27 43 10
  24 GBR3465 26 3 Sad Old Blokes Jerry Hill 182   25   9   6   53   7   30 28 12 20 53 23 22
  25 GBR3134 84 Marilyn Dom Ford 197 5   18   9   14   8   20   36 22 28 20 37 47
  26 GBR3027 63 Darling Associates Chris Darling 197   10   11   23   32   13   29 26 33 47 6 15 31
  27 GER3561 86 Razzmatazz Sebastian Dohrendorf 199 12   7   7   45   14   6   41 26 31 37 22 37
  28 GBR3556 69 Herbie Phil Tilley 199 7   29   15   6   53   18   44 40 30 16 18 20
  29 GBR3106 37   Tom Clay 203   21   29   37 20   6   24   48 11 24 8 33 27
  30 GBR3546 98 Orthteam Richard Catchpole 204   7   18   13   25   10   23 12 38 17 24 42 51
  31 IRL3298 64 Toucan 3 Ross Vaughan 204   43   19   17   14   19   12 31 37 7 25 50 23
  32 GBR3517 75 Doolalli Colin Simonds 208 18   19   12     22   18   28 22 32 21 32 27 17
  33 GBR3079 116 Excuse Me Gents Ann Jackson 213   19   37   8 17   21   14   8 25 40 42 32 29
  34 GBR3510 52 Hutton's Richard Wharram 221 21   10   25   21   18   30   38 41 18 26 26 18
  35 NED3441 17 Rivium Paul Gast 223 9   5   8     5   9   9 46 46 12 39 47 44
  36 GBR3084 1 Eau No! Mark Sotkes 226   20   34   26 23   26   13   30 21 16 38 39 13
  37 GBR3029 44 3-Some Niall Peelo 232   11   16   22 27   11   34   19 48 33 14 44 35
  38 GBR3021 51 Here Comes Bod Charlie Whelan 245 44   27   24     9   24   22 25 34 38 29 13 50
  39 GBR3464 5 Eric Martin Wedge 254 15   13   22     7   11   53 29 51 34 44 41 38
  40 GER3402 21 Norah Daniel Spaenle 256.2 14   17   20     6   14   14.2 43 35 39 48 29 45
  41 GBR3041 67 Robina Dan Goodman 259 16   24   18     10   15   25 33 47 42 46 21 34
  42 GBR3183 30 Respect John Danby 264 33   11   23   8   28   32   39 39 26 23 35 49
  43 ITA3606 114 Lunatico XS Aurelio Bini 264 20   15   53     23   16   11 40 23 46 34 53 36
  44 ITA3596 99 Briefing Luca Bacci 266   39   24   20   53   12   14 37 43 44 21 31 25
  45 GBR3276 89 Trouble & Strife Ian Armstrong 268 11   20   19   30   12   53   50 16 49 40 45 26
  46 UKR3443 78 Transbunker Polovy Valeriy 268 27   14   13     53   25   20 47 42 23 43 29 32
  47 AUS3607 104 Wysiwyg VI Stephen Fries 280   22   10   31 25   13   10   45 31 36 53 48 40
  48 BEL3472 35 Los Zapateros Alex Schoenmakers 282   14   21   36   26   23   16 35 45 41 31 30 46
  49 GBR3468 60 Fully Badgered Paul Lovejoy 297 10   32   42   29   17   17   34 28 50 33 49 48
  50 IRL3338 59 Milvus Milvus Robert Howe 319 30   21   26   38   20   19   42 52 51 35 36 39
  51 IRL3226 112 Quantitative Easing Paul McMahon 329 35   30   11   13   53   31   52 44 45 53 38 30
  52 IRL3312 91 Bomchickawahwah John O'Driscoll 368   32   30   15   16   29   53 51 50 52 47 46 52



 

Silver Fleet
  Series Place Sail No Bow No Boat Helm Series Points Race 1A Race 1B Race 2A Race 2B Race 3A Race 3B Race 4B Race 4A Race 5B Race 5A Race 6B Race 6A Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Race 12
  1 FRA3078 115 Tad Minus Vincent Biarnes 142   28   17   24 37   53   21   2 1 24 8 1 3
  2 GBR3198 80 Magic Marine Hugh Styles 156   15   12   7   53   53   53 1 5 5 3 5 2
  3 GBR3531 87 Carnage Nick Over 171   44   50   38 24   15   22   5 2 1 29 12 8
  4 GBR3074 3 Tonic Douglas Paton 178   27   33   35 12   24   53   30 9 3 5 2 28
  5 GBR3060 73 Finitor 7 Stewart Reed 193   35   26   28   12   32   31 16 7 17 49 14 10
  6 FRA3423 76 Morpheus Edward Russo 196   37   31   25   53   22   21 7 15 14 24 20 4
  7 GBR3215 79 Sail Navy Darren Roach 199   24   27   47 34   33   35   10 4 22 2 8 25
  8 NED3511 29   Marco van Driel 202 32   26   32   41   22   53   14 3 16 17 9 7
  9 GBR3515 108 The Young Pretender Callum Calder 206 24   53   21     53   21   15 24 11 21 13 3 46
  10 IRL3307 31 Bad/Kilcullen Stephan Hyde 206   36   22   34   19   53   53 4 31 8 7 18 5
  11 GBR3362 47 Polar Bear Tim Newton 208   34   42   16   28   39   53 12 21 23 4 6 6
  12 IRL3484 33 Seriously Bonkers x 3 Martin Cuppage 214 26   44   33     18   35   18 23 27 2 27 21 11
  13 GBR3545 71 Savage Sailing Team Chris Savage 223   31   32   29 32   30   16   21 25 36 19 11 9
  14 RUS373 106 Alissa Vladislav Ivanovski 225   29   20   14   38   38   27 3 6 33 43 40 15
  15 GBR3104 74 Retail Therapy Charles Sheppard 238   40   38   33   17   33   19 18 10 10 23 44 37
  16 FRA3609 2 Marcon Yachting Louis Marcon 247 34   25   38     34   37   13 6 35 9 35 45 19
  17 GBR3056 100 Woohoo Tom Davidson 247 45   41   28   40   34   29   11 14 26 22 16 12
  18 GBR3069 66 Not just a number Paul Hine 250 42   37   31   39   29   37   19 13 6 15 26 24
  19 GER3600 13 Isabella III Reinhard Schroeder 250   23   46   30 19   27   39   31 22 32 14 13 39
  20 GBR3038 119 TeamB4Ego,com2 Will Brooks 255   13   40   42 43   32   23   22 20 18 30 22 23
  21 GBR3014 61 Sponge Bob Steve McLean 259 13   22   34     40   53   39 15 12 19 48 38 27
  22 GBR3081 9 Prostate Cancer Charity Ross Lang 263 36   28   43     41   53   53 29 24 4 1 15 18
  23 GBR3048 23 Control-Alt-Delete Ann Ashworth 264   33   44   43   27   27   32 35 42 7 11 7 45
  24 UKR3522 41 Stemcor Valentin Klymentyev 290   46   35   44   24   36   24 8 38 25 40 35 21
  25 GBR3094 20 Xceptable Ian Lievesley 292   52   39   32 28   23   44   17 29 44 37 10 33
  26 GBR3267 77 Neilson Heart of Gold Tom Hayhoe 292 22   47   30     15   40   36 47 32 38 36 30 13
  27 GBR3088 6 Healthy1.co.uk Ray Davies 295 40   34   40     33   39   34 9 53 43 9 19 35
  28 IRL3062 40   Ronan Downing 299 37   49   45     31   43   53 20 28 11 18 17 51
  29 GBR3516 14 TeamB4Ego.com Geoff Gritton 300 25   36   36   42   42   53   13 17 47 46 42 1
  30 POR3103 48 Viero Piedade Colaco 302   38   45   27   20   30   53 27 23 37 31 24 40
  31 NED3470 82 Cube Martijn Buitenhuis 308   42   43   49   36   31   33 33 37 13 25 32 20
  32 GBR3126 102 Geronimo Simon Hume 309 28   23   35     21   28   53 45 36 15 53 36 42
  33 AUS3224 28 Jester 3 Dave Bull 312 50   31   37   31   44   40   44 41 12 38 4 34
  34 GBR3319 12 Devils Advocate Tony Jaffa 313 43   33   27   18   25   42   42 40 27 26 33 50
  35 IRL3033 34 Blue Bird Cathy MacAleavey 318 47   39   53   16   31   45   49 19 35 6 51 31
  36 GBR3379 27 Joyride Nick Andrews 321   18   23   51 35   39   26   36 30 39 41 34 41
  37 GBR3473 85 Sceptre Nathan Bailey 325   50   48   40 15   43   43   34 26 31 33 29 17
  38 GBR3096 72 Red Kite Roger Harford 326   30   47   39   13   34   53 43 47 48 32 27 14
  39 GBR3335 24 Royal Signals Stu Southan 326 31   38   39   48   36   53   41 16 34 34 28 22
  40 ITA3598 96 Alghero Giorico Hotels Alessandro Balzani 333 38   35   42   49   53   28   25 33 30 44 23 30
  41 GBR3123 4 Mini Mayhem Paul Craft 348   48   53   45 47   37   27   39 34 29 16 39 26
  42 GRE3251 105 SailingHolidays.com Ruairi Bradley 349   45   49   46   39   20   35 37 53 42 10 37 38
  43 GBR3366 11 Hooligan Guy Broom 352   47   41   50   30   41   37 28 45 20 39 25 44
  44 GBR3309 43 Narwhal David Bates 356   51   36   48 44   35   33   26 39 40 12 43 49
  45 GBR3368 45 Kapow Nick Barnett 382 48   48   48     37   42   53 32 18 49 50 31 29
  46 IRL3297 90 Sunday Brunch Richard Tate 385 49   46   41     53   44   38 38 48 45 21 47 16
  47 GBR3077 88 Skallywag Rob Day 394 46   40   46     53   53   53 46 8 28 28 46 47
  48 GBR3519 107 May contain nuts John Greenaway 397 41   43   49   46   38   36   51 43 46 20 48 36
  49 ITA3437 53 Lupi D'irlanda Marco Sorgassi 434 39   42   44   50   41   38   48 46 41 47 49 48
  50 GBR3540 46 Water Music viii Jonny Foot 440 51   45   47   51   40   46   40 44 50 45 50 32
  51 IRL3315 42 Sirius Black Ken Hudson 444   49   51   52   35   45   39 50 49 51 42 41 43



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