sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : WMRT Match Race Germany – YANMAR Racing solid in semi finals

WMRT Match Race Germany – YANMAR Racing solid in semi finals

'Gilmour collects a second penalty against Richard. Photo: Chris Davies/WMRT - Match Race France 2011'    © Chris Davies/AWMRT    Click Here to view large photo

Stage 2 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour is Match Race Germany. With three World Match Racing Tour previous wins here at Langenargen, Lake Constance is amongst YANMAR Racing skipper Peter Gilmour's favourite venues.

Last night Gilmour with his regular crew of Yasuhiro Yaji, Kazauhiko Sofuku, Thierry Douillard and Cameron Dunn were 2-7 down before winning their last four round robin matches to storm into the quarter finals in sixth place.


When it came time to decide the quarter final pairings, Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing with first choice was set against Eugeney Neugodnikov (RUS) – Team Synergy and then Jesper Radich (DEN) Adrian Lee & Partners chose to race against Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing Team. This meant Gilmour was paired against Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team.

Racing commenced in little more than a four knot westerly, which was not expected to strengthen much beyond five knots during the day.

In YANMAR Racing's first quarter final flight, Richard won the start and led at the first and second marks. Gilmour managed to get round the top mark for the second time in the lead but was penalised as he gybed inside them. Richard got caught up with two boats from another match and Gilmour with clear air in his spinnaker, sailed away. Gilmour had just enough time to complete his penalty at the finish line for a first up win.

Gilmour v Richard, quarter finals - Match Race France 2011 -  © Chris Davies/AWMRT   Click Here to view large photo

In the second match Gilmour won the start and headed right. As Gilmour and Richard come to cross, Gilmour was ahead and rounded the mark ahead of Richard. Gilmour still led at the top mark for the second time but it was very close. Richard managed to roll Gilmour and won. Now it was 1-1.

In their third match Richard won the start and rounded the top mark ahead. At the bottom mark there were two collisions and Gilmour received a double penalty. Game over and 1-2.

In match 4 Gilmour won the start and was two lengths ahead at the first mark, then four at the bottom mark and went on to win, levelling the scores at 2 all.

Crunch time and the deciding match. YANMAR Racing managed to clear down at the start line, tactician Cameron Dunn took them left and it paid. Gilmour rounded ahead of Richard at the top mark and held the lead down the run and for the next lap to take the quarter final 3-2.

While YANMAR Racing's quarter final was being decided, Eugeney Neugodnikov (Synergy Team) knocked out Damien Iehl (French Match Racing Team) 3-2 to set up a semi final series with YANMAR Racing. Phil Robertson (Waka Racing) beat Jesper Radich 3-1 (Adrian Lee & partners) and was matched against the round robin winner Francesco Bruni (Mascalzone Latino).

Gilmour rallies his team at Match Race Germany -  © Chris Davies/AWMRT  
In their first match Gilmour was over the line early but found a good shift to secure a big lead at the top mark. Gilmour headed down the run to the finish to go 1-0 over Neugodnikov.

In the second match of their semi final Neugodnikov was the windward boat and went right off the line, but at the top mark YANMAR Racing was just ahead.

Neugodnikov did a simultaneous gybe with Gilmour and rolled his veteran rival. The Russian has the inside berth at the bottom mark. But Gilmour attacked and forced Neugodnikov to tack off. Gilmour found better pressure and regained the lead. He sailed Neugodnikov off the course before turning under spinnaker to round the top mark three lengths ahead and went on to win on to win.

YANMAR Racing are now 2-0 in a first to three semi final. This battle will continue in the morning.

A very lively crew dinner for the YANMAR Racing team, with lots of smiles. Maybe a fourth win at Match Race Germany is a possibility after all.

Peter Gilmour explained their slow start and much improved showing. ‘This is a new boat, different from what we’ve sailed at this regatta in years past. It seems the Bavaria 40S is like an RV, a recreational vehicle, and it is hard work sailing them, they are big and heavy.

‘We have certainly been improving throughout the week. It was hard early on and we weren’t sailing particularly well together as team.

‘Now Cameron, Thierry and myself are really concentrating on the trimming and set up and boat speed while Yaji keeps the boat running and that's really worked well for us.

‘Cameron was right on the button today with his tactical calls. He really had a very clear idea of where he wanted to be on the race course and that helped tremendously.

'As with any sort of racing at this level when you get those calls right the confidence is there and you get a bit more relaxed and we are very happy with that.

'We still have more racing in the semi finals to do tomorrow morning and hopefully we will go on through to the finals. Then anything can happen.’

Standings after two semi final race sessions: SF/QF/QR

Francesco Bruni (ITA) Mascalzone Latino 1-1/ - / 6-5
Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing Team 1-1 / 3-1 / 7-4
Eugeney Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy 0-2 / 3-2 / 6-5
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 2-0 / 3-2 / 6-5

For more news and information on YANMAR Racing, please visit http://www.yanmar.co.jp/en/racing/

To discover more about the World Match Racing Tour see http://www.wmrt.com

And to discover more about YANMAR Marine go to http://www.yanmarmarine.com/




by YANMAR Racing Media

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84059

12:27 AM Sun 29 May 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial Australia



Related News Stories:

15 Sep 2014  Santander and Alicante - Nathan unloads, Mat explains, and Nico wins
18 Jun 2014  Sick of the America's Cup but read every word, and watch every video
06 Jun 2014  America's Cup- Spithill baits Kiwis, Aussie Laser sailors face tests
22 May 2014  Latest Sydney Hobart race winner sailing at Magnetic Island Race Week
07 Apr 2014  ISAF Worlds, VOR and Melges 32s—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
03 Feb 2014  Pleasing surprises on the Road to Rio
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2013 - Of Gates, Pools and Level Crossings
29 Nov 2013  BaCK IN Oz for ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2013- entries well up
20 Nov 2013  Safety first or fish first, which is your priority?
15 Nov 2013  Interesting times - with the Australians on the America's Cup circuit
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.,




















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   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


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