The 2014 Flying Dutchman World Championships started at Largs, Scotland on Monday 14th July. Competitors withstood a tough introduction, in a war of attrition with the conditions. Southerly winds of up to 22 knots in gusts and heavy rain gave a stirring start, with many boats capsizing and suffering gear breakages.
Olaf Ballerstein - Zobst Wellensiek, Germany - Flying Dutchmen Worlds day one.
82 Capsizes and breakages affected many competitors today - FLYING DUTCHMAN WORLDS DAY 1
Only half of the fleet of 42 boats were still standing and able to answer the call for the second of the two races sailed today. The first race was held over a long initial leg of two miles, but after visibility closed in, the second race was over a reduced course size of just one mile, but sailed over three rounds of the shorter course, rather than two large rounds.
But the change in course size made no difference to former World Champions Szabolcs Majthenyi and Andras Domokos, of Hungary, who opened the week with two emphatic race wins to establish an early lead in the Championship. They won both races by over two minutes to show their class in these fresh wind conditions.
Also scoring very well were current World Champions Enno Kramer and Ard Geelkerken from the Netherlands. They opened with a third place, then improved with a second place in the second race.
To complete a formidable trio of current or former World Champions at the top of a very competitive event, former World Champions the brothers Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Moller, from Denmark, lie in third overall.
73 The fleet heads to windward - FLYING DUTCHMAN WORLDS DAY 1
The depleted fleet in the second race meant opportunities for those who remained, and for instance Germany’s Jan Lechler and Jens Salow took an eleventh place in the second race after opening with a 19th place.
'Championships are meant to be challenging; this was true Championship sailing', said Austria’s Philipp Zingerle.
Racing among this international gathering from eleven countries worldwide will continue tomorrow with another two races.
Results, Race one
1. Szabolcs Majthenyi - Andras Domokos, HUN
2. Kilian Konig - Johannes Brack, GER
3. Enno Kramer - Ard Geelkerken, NED
1. Majthenyi - Domokos
2. Kramer - Geelkerken
3. Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Moller, DEN
FD World Championships 2014 Largs sailing Club Results as of 16:24 on July 14, 2014 Overall Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Entries: 42, Scoring system: Appendix A
|1st||HUN70||FD||26||Szabolcs Majthenyi||Andras Domokos||1.0||1.0||2.0||2.0|
|2nd||NED26||FD||38||Enno Kramer||Ard Geelkerken||3.0||2.0||5.0||5.0|
|3rd||DEN21||FD||01||Jorgen Bojsen-Moller||Jacob Bojsen-Moller||5.0||3.0||8.0||8.0|
|4th||GER113||FD||19||Kilian Konig||Johannes Brack||2.0||8.0||10.0||10.0|
|5th||HUN13||FD||25||Andras Suli||David Papp||6.0||5.0||11.0||11.0|
|6th||GER88||FD||16||Kay-uwe Ludtke||Kai Schafers||8.0||4.0||12.0||12.0|
|7th||GER28||FD||12||Olaf Ballerstein||Zobst Wellensiek||7.0||7.0||14.0||14.0|
|8th||AUT38||FD||01||Chrisophe Aichholzer||Philipp Zingerle||9.0||6.0||15.0||15.0|
|9th||GER98||FD||17||Schmuel Markhoff||Michael Matscheroth||11.0||10.0||21.0||21.0|
|11th||ITA7||FD||28||Alberto Barenghi||Gabor Koles||12.0||12.0||24.0||24.0|
|12th||ITA94||FD||30||Pierfrancesco Eustachi||Paolo Rossi||14.0||14.0||28.0||28.0|
|13th||GER100||FD||18||Jan Lechler||Jens Salow||19.0||11.0||30.0||30.0|
|14th||NED18||FD||36||Frank Nooijen||Sjors Riemslag||13.0||20.0||33.0||33.0|
|15th||GER12||FD||11||Ernst Greten||Detlef Kruger||15.0||18.0||33.0||33.0|
|16th||GBR389||FD||10||Glyn Sheffield||Chris Rutter||17.0||19.0||36.0||36.0|
|17th||GBR387||FD||08||Jon Williams||Alex Rogers||24.0||15.0||39.0||39.0|
|18th||GBR380||FD||06||Julian Bridges||Jack Wild||23.0||16.0||39.0||39.0|
|19th||GER133||FD||21||Elisa Koenig||Alexander Schmidt||25.0||17.0||42.0||42.0|
|20th||GER1777||FD||23||Hartmut Wesemuller||Holger Wesemuller||21.0||21.0||42.0||42.0|
|21st||ITA4||FD||28||Nicola Vespasiani||Francesco Vespasiani||4.0||43.0 DNC||47.0||47.0|
|22nd||HUN11||FD||24||Gabor Gaborjani Szabo||Bela Argay||43.0 DNC||9.0||52.0||52.0|
|23rd||AUS7||FD||01||Edward Cox||Peter Bevis||16.0||43.0 DNC||59.0||59.0|
|24th||GER66||FD||14||Kurt Prenzler||Wolfgang Hoft||18.0||43.0 DNC||61.0||61.0|
|25th||NED341||FD||40||Ronald Stalman||Durk Zandstra||20.0||43.0 DNC||63.0||63.0|
|26th||GER123||FD||20||Martin Krumhaar||Uwe Stemmler||22.0||43.0 DNC||65.0||65.0|
|27th||USA3||FD||41||Paul Hemker||Richard Phillips||26.0||43.0 DNC||69.0||69.0|
|28th||ITA20||FD||28||Giacomo Samuelli Feretti||Tommaso Samuelli Feretti||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||NED16||FD||35||Robert DeLange||Pieter Zandstra||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||NED20||FD||37||Carlo Brugman||Wim Brugman||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||NED29||FD||39||Durk Schroor||Wiecher Leidekker||43.0 DNF||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||GER172||FD||22||Marc Strittmatter||John Maguire||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||MEX125||FD||31||Rodolfo Valdes Garcia||Satiago Ayala Cortina||43.0 DNF||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||MEX126||FD||32||Javier Valdes||Pablo Valdes||43.0 DNF||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||NED5||FD||33||Fred Schaaf||Klaas van der Spek||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||NED10||FD||34||Lotje Meijer||Louis de Ruiter||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||GER40||FD||13||Bernd Schreiber||Carsten Jacob||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||GER87||FD||15||Hans-Peter Schwarz||Roland Kirst||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||GBR310||FD||04||Chris Nicol||Dawn Macrae||43.0 DNF||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||GBR373||FD||05||Rosie Pye||Neil Pye||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||GBR382||FD||07||Peter Doran||Philip Kyewski||43.0 DNF||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|
|28th||GBR388||FD||09||Tony Lyall||Colin Burns||43.0 DNC||43.0 DNC||86.0||86.0|