sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 420 Worlds - Be careful what you wish for, you may get it!
420 Worlds - Be careful what you wish for, you may get it!


The sailors had one race to get done before the division of the Open Fleet into Gold, Silver and Bronze.

We arrived at the club in very hot weather and no wind and not much prospect of any until much later in the day. Everybody was wanting the one race to be held so they could have the scheduled Lay day and enjoy the 'Pasta Party' at the Club at night. The alternative was to not have the Lay day.

For some, the prospect of 160 teenage girls and a disco wasn't such a bad thing after the pressure of the first few days.

Sun tans were worked on and Paddle Board races held to keep everyone busy.
The wind came in around three pm at about 6 knots but again very shifty. The Race Committee waited until it settled down and got the races away.

Sam and Sam had first start and rounded the top mark in the early teens. They sailed a good race, just losing a little on the last down wind to finish 16th and going into 72nd overall, just sneaking into the Silver Fleet. Great to see them come back so well after not being so happy the day before.

Taylor and Oscar were in the last start, lining up at the Pin end with an Indian boat charging down the line trying to find a gap to get into the proper start position. The Indians failed, tacked on our boys, well OCS and sat on them for a minute before going back to recross the line. The breeze was starting to fade by then so the chances of a major catch up became very limited. From 26th at the top mark, they fought their way back to 17th but not good enough to make the Gold Fleet. There is 5 points from them to the cut off position.

I am writing this from the club on the morning of the Lay day. There is a beautiful breeze blowing which could have been ideal for our guys......

Both crews are naturally disappointed not to have made the Gold but there are many others who think the same. Tobias will refocus them on the task at hand to give their all in the Silver.

The weather forecast is very hot again for the next few days and there should be this good breeze for tomorrow at least.

Apologies for lack of pictures. I viewed the racing from a SUP and carrying a camera without a 'drybag' is not the most sensible option. There are some Fabulous shots on the official gallery so please go a look at the action there.

Off to Vienna now for some city culture.

As always, a huge thank you for all the support the Team is receiving.

Happy sailing
Rob


by Rob Burn

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101098

8:57 PM Wed 1 Aug 2012GMT


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


Related News Stories:

19 Aug 2012  420 Junior Europeans - Big Shifts, small gain
18 Aug 2012  420 Junior Europeans: Wind, Calm and Torrential rain
17 Aug 2012  420 Junior Europeans - What a difference a day makes!
16 Aug 2012  420 Junior Europeans - Good things, bad things and the truly odd...
14 Aug 2012  420 Junior Europeans - 'The Breeze is on!'
13 Aug 2012  420 Junior Europeans - First day nerves and a result to calm them with
12 Aug 2012  420 Junior Europeans - Cool but Chaotic
08 Aug 2012  London Olympics: NZers dominate Womens 470 with massive wins
07 Aug 2012  420 Worlds - W for Wait, W for Wind!
07 Aug 2012  London Olympics: New Zealand sailors win Silver Medal in 49er
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

































































Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead by Tink Chambers, San Francisco


2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   
2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Familiar conditions on day 1   
Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio   
Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda   
Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing   
J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom   
America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup   
Interview with West Coast International Canoe pioneer Del Olsen: Video   
2015 RC44 Championship Tour announced   
Extreme Sailing Series: Precious practice time put to good use   


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