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Light winds and two races for Day 2 of Audi Flying Fifteen Worlds

'The top boats round the penultimate mark on Race 2 of the 2009 Audi Flying Fifteen World Championships, Melbourne, Australia'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Three nationalities are represented in the top five overall after the second day of racing in the 2009 Audi Flying Fifteen World Championship sailed on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne.

Britain lead the series after two races were sailed today, making three for the series to date. However in contrast to yesterday the racing was not just a contest bettween the top three crews, with the third race being the divider in the points score.

After two races were completed, mid-afternoon, today two competitors were tied on the top of the points table. Grant Alderson/Dean Mcaullay (AUS) and Steve Goacher/Phil Evans (GBR) each had four points from two races.

Racing was difficult in the light conditions allowing the British crew of Barry Parkin and Tim Hall (GBR) to take the overall lead in the series through consistent sailing. Their win in the second race of the series was backed up with a sixth, lifting them through to the points lead by four points.

In contrast to the sea breezes of yesterday, racing was initially postponed before getting underway in a light breeze of around five knots from 165 degrees - east of south and an indication that the sea breeze might not eventuate.

After several general recalls the fleet got underway for Race 2 with Parking, Alderson and Goacher in control, and with a safe margin over the rest of the fleet.

Race 3 was the upset of the series for the series leaders with Alderson/Mcaullay (AUS) picking up a 13th place and Goacher/Evans (GBR) one back in 14th place. Parkin and Hall (GBR) played it safer and emerged with a sixth, their second of the series to take the series lead.

two New Zealand crews feature in the top five overall with David Tucker/Matt Summers scoring second place in Race 3, and a good supporting oplace for their fifth in Race 2. Aaron Goodmanson/Alister Rowlands took sixth in Race 2 and 12th in race 3 to lie within ten points of the race leader.

It was not originally planned to sail two races today, however a forecast for stronger winds later in the week prompted officials to schedule an additional race to give themselves some leeway in the race schedule.

Parkin and Hall (GBR) cross the finish line for sixth place to take the series lead on Day 2, 2009 Audi Flying Fifteen World Championships, Melbourne, Australia -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=52701   Click Here to view large photo

Provisional Results after three races - 2009 Audi Flying Fifteen Worlds



Sail Yacht Skipper 1 2 3 Total Standing
3911 **** Barry Parkin 6 1 6 13 1
3833 No Bull Grant Alderson 2 2 13 17 2
3821 Tba Steve Goacher 1 3 14 18 3
3781 16 David Tucker 15 5 2 22 4
3739 Ffortune Aaron Goodmanson 5 6 12 23 5
3840 Ffrenetic Murray Gilbert 11 17 4 32 6
3905 Secret Ingredient X David McKee 9 18 9 36 7
3917 Art Gekko Mike Hart 3 36 1 40 8
3881 I'd Swap This For A Bundy Adam Hawkins 7 23 11 41 9
3799 One Under Veronica Falat 23 20 3 46 10
3823 Ffoto Finish Brett Willcock 10 15 22 47 11
3931 N/a Alan Bax 8 4 41 53 12
3883 Boat John Lavery 38 11 10 59 13
3670 Escalator Graeme Lillingston 29 16 15 60 14
3611 Smooth & Stoned Steve Douthawaite 37 8 21 66 15
3641 F'feckin'Eegit Andy Martin 22 31 16 69 16
3661 Fizz Gavin Dagley 43 9 17 69 16
3832 Blowffish Craig Coulan 58 10 5 73 18
3662 Wings John Tracey 28 12 37 77 19
3903 Elise Ian Cleaver 36 21 20 77 19
3890 If Only..... Geoff Bayliss 13 35 30 78 21
3909 Skandia Gavin Gourley 12 25 46 83 22
3718 Fully Active Board Ashley Smith 14 22 49 85 23
3880 Where The Bloody Hell Are You Craig Rainey 30 40 19 89 24
3923 Ff Charles Apthorp 4 7 81 92 25
3754 Business Ian Morley 54 30 8 92 25
3619 Affrodisiac Ron Packer 27 28 40 95 27
3797 Changing Lanes David Swan 49 14 32 95 27
3897 Kooigjug Ken Dumpleton 32 32 33 97 29
3910 Yes Brad Sheridan 25 47 27 99 30
3796 Ffatigaos Javier Chacártegui 21 43 36 100 31
3525 Freodoctor Doug Cooksey 42 52 7 101 32
3743 Spot The Difference Greg Tonnison 33 34 35 102 33
3572 Relience 17 Hamish Carnachan 18 50 34 102 33
3914 Defying Gravity Adrian Tattersall 20 42 43 105 35
3907 Foreign Affair Phil Quinn 56 29 24 109 36
3851 Ffuk Ian Linder 19 38 52 109 36
3717 Glamour Buoys Greg Leversuch 16 66 29 111 38
3800 Saltheart Rupert Leslie 35 19 64 118 39
3541 Snafler Richard Guy 59 37 25 121 40
3786 Sans Culottes Christopher Harris 51 44 26 121 40
3879 Aussie Way Kim Peaker 47 26 48 121 40
3861 Supertoy Plays On Brian Carroll 31 46 45 122 43
3062 Good Thing David Meldrum 45 55 23 123 44
3527 Just Looking Peter Milne 17 65 47 129 45
3095 Fiddle-de-dee Adam Semple 53 27 51 131 46
3878 Ffast Lane 2 John Wilson 40 54 38 132 47
3854 Relience Ffenty Ffoo William Shand 50 53 31 134 48
3818 Ffizzy Gill Browning 44 13 81 138 49
3928 Got any lettuce? Howard Green 26 33 81 140 50
3087 Iff Sally Garrett 55 49 39 143 51
3814 Comited to conffusion John Wallace 24 67 58 149 52
3259 Celtic Pride Chris Hall 48 58 44 150 53
3930 Aussie Falcon Dale Collings 41 81 28 150 53
3835 Sucking Feagulls Andy Goddard 46 24 81 151 55
3616 Ffunnily Enuff Stephen Leiceter 64 45 42 151 55
3902 Blue Flame Peter Hogg 34 62 55 151 55
3822 Ruffians John Crosby 81 57 18 156 58
3774 Rollercoaster Tom Murphy 39 63 60 162 59
3169 Skinffull Robert Anderson 52 56 56 164 60
3709 Ghost Magic ronald walker 60 59 53 172 61
3775 Absolutely Ffabulous Philippa Packer 81 39 54 174 62
3815 Passing Wind Athol King 57 60 61 178 63
3088 Ffirst Offspring Fred Price 63 48 69 180 64
3893 Ffrig It Peter Lawson 62 41 81 184 65
3745 Splash Tom Ruut 67 69 50 186 66
2823 Diffino Murray Latham 81 51 62 194 67
3761 Grumpy Old Woman John Hassen 68 68 59 195 68
3063 Stress Free Zone Kevin Griffiths 65 73 57 195 68
3846 Demon 3 Alan Carson 61 71 65 197 70
3722 Noisy Forefather Joseph Nelson 69 72 66 207 71
3767 Bubbles Ken Bubb 81 64 63 208 72
3876 Kerfuffle Carlyon Knight-Evans 81 61 67 209 73
3859 Gannin Tappy Lappy Michael Clark 71 70 70 211 74
3012 Sunday Session Jennifer Richardson 66 79 71 216 75
2825 Happy Days Jennifer Sims 70 76 75 221 76
3887 Affa Robert Chaffe 74 74 74 222 77
3309 Clockwork V11 Denis Buckley 72 77 73 222 77
3836 Effeffex Peter Bradford 81 78 68 227 79
3442 Lean & Mean Doug Bell 81 75 72 228 80

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World


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