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Delta Lloyd Regatta day 1 Finn shared lead

'Tough conditions for the Finns day 1 Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011'    Wieringa Photography

Delta Lloyd Regatta, Holland is the fifth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011.

A sturdy 20 knot wind kicked up choppy waters for the Finn class on the IJsselmeer and the day was dramatic. With a first and second each Ed Wright (GBR) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) share the lead after day one. Greg Douglas (CAN) is third.


The Finns had a late start to the racing, and didn't get their second race off until nearly 17.30. However the sailors reveled in the challenging conditions for a great start to the week.

There are quite a number of notable absentees at this year’s regatta in Medemblik, with many of the top sailors taking a break between training camps at Weymouth, prior to the all important Sail for Gold Regatta in two weeks, which many are using as a crucial event in their selection series for 2012.

Even the usually dominant Skandia Team GBR have only one entry in the form of world champion Ed Wright (GBR). Wright, who generally enjoys the stronger wind conditions placed second to Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) in race one. Gasper Vincec (SLO) won thebattle for third place from Greg Douglas (CAN) and fellow Slovenian Vasilij Zbogar (SLO).

Kljakovic Gaspic is the current European Champion and the winner in Medemblik last year and usually prefers the lighter conditions. Wright turned the tables in race two to win from Kljakovic Gaspic with World Masters Champion Michael Maier (CZE) in third. Maier will be keen to defend his World Masters title in Punta Ala in Italy next month against a pre-entered fleet of some 308 Finns.

Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic leads downwind. Finns days 1 Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 -  Wieringa Photography  

Local hero Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) picked up a fourth in the race while Douglas rounded out a fantastic day for him with a fifth place.

Douglas is really the surprise package of the day. Having placed 33rd in last year's Finn Gold Cup in San Francisco, and 15th at the Rolex Miami OCR, this is his first major international regatta since then. Douglas competed in the 2008 Olympics in the Laser class before moving into the Finn in 2010 and is improving all the time.

The fleet of 66 Finn sailors from 24 nations again has a number of new faces and some sailors returning to the class. The Delta Lloyd Regatta also attracts a sizable amateur contingent who enjoy the challenge of racing against the class stars.

Fleet racing continues to Saturday with the medal race for the top 10 boats on Sunday 29 May.

Results after two races:

Results - FINN

Rank

Country

Sail Nr

Start Nr

Helmsman

R1

R2

Points

1 GBR 11 5 Edward Wright 2 1 3
2 CRO 524 1 Ivan Kljakovic Ga 1 2 3
3 AUS 1 20 Brendan Casey 6 4 10
4 CAN 5 64 Greg Douglas 4 6 10
5 NED 842 14 Pieter-Jan Postma 10 5 15
6 SLO 5 16 Gasper Vincec 3 13 16
7 SLO 573 15 Vasilij Zbogar 5 12 17
8 CRO 25 6 Marin Misura 8 10 18
9 CZE 1 41 Michael Maier 14 7 21
10 POL 17 19 Piotr Kula 7 14 21
11 CZE 52 34 Tomas Vika 11 17 28
12 POL 7 75 Rafal Szukiel 12 19 31
13 CHN 1 25 Zhang Peng 13 22 35
14 NED 841 55 Hein van Egmond 20 16 36
15 UKR 5 33 Gusenko Andrrii 9 30 39
16 TUR 21 43 Alican Kaynar 24 15 39
17 AUS 2 32 Rob McMilllan 21 18 39
18 UKR 1 51 Oleksiy Borysov 32 8 40
19 AUS 235 26 Timothy Castles 16 24 40
20 NED 83 35 Timo Hagoort 17 23 40
21 BRA 109 39 Jorge Zarif 15 27 42
22 CHN 8 36 Cheng Cheng Kong 25 20 45
23 TUR 211 42 Ali Kemal Tufekci 26 21 47
24 CHN 6 24 Gong Lei 19 31 50
25 GER 64 44 Lennart Luttkus 23 28 51
26 CHN 42 38 Ai Ming Cheng 18 34 52
27 USA 619 68 Caleb Paine 42 11 53
28 DEN 46 50 Kaspar Andresen 22 33 55
29 HUN 6 28 Gaszton Pal 27 32 59
30 IRL 4 31 Ross Hamilton 34 26 60
31 AUS 261 29 Oliver Tweddell 54 9 63
32 CAN 26 65 Paul Brikis 35 29 64
33 EST 11 47 Lauri Vainsalu 29 38 67
34 NED 29 72 Bas De Waal 33 35 68
35 NZL 1 10 Dan Slater BFD 3 70
36 CAN 110 63 Martin Robitaille 46 25 71
37 USA 21 48 Gordon Lamphere 30 41 71
38 AUS 11 30 Shaun Wells 28 44 72
39 TUR 7 46 Akif Muslubas 31 42 73
40 HUN 8 22 Marton Beliczay 38 36 74
41 CHN 43 37 Li Zhen 40 39 79
42 NED 909 59 Simeon Tienpont 39 40 79
43 DEN 262 49 Bo Teglers 36 45 81
44 GRE 41 54 Panagiotis Kotsovos 43 43 86
45 HUN 10 61 Richard Hirschler 37 50 87
46 NED 787 76 Nanno Schuttrups 45 48 93
47 BUL 855 74 Dimitar Vangelov 41 53 94
48 GBR 18 23 James Hadden 47 47 94
49 NED 54 69 Joos Bos 50 46 96
50 GER 501 45 Fabian Lemmel 48 49 97
51 USA 81 40 Joshua Revkin 44 55 99
52 NED 724 58 Stefan Marechal 49 52 101
53 NED 7 73 Cees Scheurwater 51 51 102
54 POL 1 71 Jakub Dumara DNF 37 104
55 GRE 71 53 Panagiotis Davourlis 52 54 106
56 NED 50 67 Jan Zetzema 53 56 109
57 GER 129 70 Walter Siemers 55 57 112
58 NED 8 60 Rodrick Casander DNF DNF 134
59 NED 110 56 Diederik Sarels van Rijn DNF DNF 134
60 NED 835 27 Jaap Goede DNF DNF 134
61 NED 941 57 Pim Mommersteeg DNF DNF 134
62 SVK 15 52 Slavomir Sopuch DNF DNF 134
63 USA 56 62 Charles Heimler DNF DNF 134
64 USA 74 66 Henry Sprague DNF DNF 134
65 NED 100 77 Arend van der Sluis DNF DNF 134
66 NED 22 21 Peter Hubregtsen DNF DNF 134



Pieter-Jan Postma. Finns day 1 - Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 -  Wieringa Photography  


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