Zhik SB3 World Championships day two - Doing it tough + Video

Zhik SB3 World Championships day 2
Cube Images | Brian Carlin - copyright
Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 day two was a tough onwater day for competitors and Race Officers alike. Shifting winds combined with general recalls and last minute abandonments meant a long day on the water for everyone involved. Races 4, 5 and 6 of the championship have now been completed and qualifying for the gold and silver fleets is complete.

After lying second overall at the end of the first day of the Championship, Peter Saxton (GBR) and his crew on Rola-Trac had a poor first race today. Clearly undeterred, the Rola-Trac crew got back into the groove for the second and third races, achieving a first and third place in the Orange fleet. Saxton now shows a score card of 1, 5, 2, (36), 1, 3 and leads the Championship by two points.

Zhik SB3 World Championships day 2
Cube Images | Brian Carlin - copyright

Italian entry 'Stenghele' helmed by Roberto Caresani (ITA) and crewed by Pietro Negri and Enrico Fonda put in a strong performance on the Yellow course. 'We had a good day today,' explained bow man Enrico, 'We’ve had three good races! We won the first race, we lead the first beat and after a gybe set, we literally flew downwind, extending our lead to 200m on the next boat!' Roberto added, 'It’s been a lucky day and we are very happy with our results.'

Craig Burlton (GBR) lies fifth overall going into the gold fleet and finals races. Catching up with Craig and crew after racing, it was clear that they were disappointed with their performance. 'It’s been a tough day, the wind has been really shifty and we’ve found the starts hard. The third race today wasn’t good and we got stuck in a hole downwind.' There are high expectations onboard and their frustration showed. 'We’ve made some stupid mistakes and not quite executed our attack on this event.' But fifth overall at this stage of the event isn’t too shabby is it?!

Zhik SB3 World Championships day 2
Cube Images | Brian Carlin - copyright


Many entrants are still struggling to find their form and continue to battle the vagaries of Tor Bay’s wind conditions. 2010 World Champion Jerry Hill arrived in Torquay with high hopes of defending his title, but this evening returns ashore deflated. 'It’s not been a great day...we were over the line in the first race, seventh in the second and then really deep in the third race today.' Hill has sailed in the Laser SB3 class since the beginning and has been a driving force behind the organisation of the World Championship in Torquay. It’s unfortunate to see him struggling to find his form and lying in 29th place going into the gold fleet finals.



With the challenging conditions that Tor Bay is providing, it’s certain that the winner of the Zhik SB3 Worlds will be a deserving Champion. The standard of the fleet is extremely high and nobody is yet willing to bet their life savings on who will lift the beautiful Waterford Crystal trophy on Friday 20th May. With six qualifying races now complete, the pressure really heats up as the gold and silver fleet finals begin.

Zhik SB3 World Championships day 2
Cube Images | Brian Carlin - copyright

Zhik SB3 World Championships day 2
Cube Images | Brian Carlin - copyright

Zhik SB3 World Championships day 2
Cube Images | Brian Carlin - copyright

Zhik SB3 World Championships day 2
Cube Images | Brian Carlin - copyright


    ResultsDay 2           
 1GBR306565Rola-TracPeter Saxton12 1 5 236 1 3 
 2GBR305815XcellentJohn Pollard142 6 14 1 4 1 
 3GBR3053111Race Team GillGeoff Carveth14 4 2 9 3 4 1
 4ITA307339StengheleRoberto Caresani16 2 3 19 1 3 7
 5GBR304254Gill Racing TeamCraig Burton184 3 2  8 1 10
 6GBR348919RedRobert Greenhalgh201 2 1  11 8 8
 7AUS306332One Design SailingNathan Outteridge216 4 3 4 53 4 
 8GBR303292RumbleflurgDavid Cummins253 8 5 2 9 7 
 9GBR308268Henri Lloyd/Forelle EstatesJoe Llewellyn26 6 13 1 4 53 2
 10AUS310870Club MarineGlenn Bourke27 5 1 11 53 5 5
 11NZL328736Sailing West - SharkbaitBen Duncan32 16 28 4 2 6 4
 12NED344117RiviumPaul Gast369 5 8  5 9 9
 13GBR347557Perky IIIJez Entwistle37 12 6 526 3 11 
 14RSA346949Musto Race AheadAsenaithi Jim45 3 4 103 53 25 
 15GER356186RazzmatazzSebastian Dohrendorf4612 7 7 45 14 6 
 16ITA3543101Bravi ThytronicGiovanni Meloni4923 12 17 5 7 8 
 17IRL332422SibelusMel Collins50 17 8 217 16 2 
 18GBR304795Parkway PiratesRob Gullan51 9 14 1211 5 15 
 19GBR313484MarilynDom Ford545 18 9 14 8 20 
 20GBR33368Uber 3Adrian Peach59 8 15 189 53 9 
 21GBR314916Poor BuoyMark Gillett6317 16 6 33 19 5 
 22GBR346258Underground ToysAndrew Oddie6419 1 10  53 17 17
 23GER340221NorahDaniel Spaenle65.214 17 20  6 14 14.2
 24GBR34645EricMartin Wedge6815 13 22  7 11 53
 25RUS3554109Team RussiaRodion Luka708 53 4  53 2 3
 26GBR354698OrthteamRichard Catchpole71 7 18 13 25 10 23
 27GBR329293Chill PillTich Summers72 41 7 4110 2 12 
 28GBR355669HerbiePhil Tilley757 29 15 6 53 18 
 29GBR3465263 Sad Old BlokesJerry Hill77 25 9 6 53 7 30
 30GBR3079116Excuse Me GentsAnn Jackson79 19 37 817 21 14 
 31AUS3607104Wysiwyg VIStephen Fries80 22 10 3125 13 10 
 32IRL329864Toucan 3Ross Vaughan81 43 19 17 14 19 12
 33GBR304167RobinaDan Goodman8316 24 18  10 15 25
 34ITA3606114Lunatico XSAurelio Bini8520 15 53  23 16 11
 35GBR357556Sailboat DeliveriesSarah Allan8629 9 16 22 10 41 
 36GBR302763Darling AssociatesChris Darling86 10 11 23 32 13 29
 37GBR3029443-SomeNiall Peelo87 11 16 2227 11 34 
 38GBR330555Rigging GurusMark Richards89 26 25 3 29 53 6
 39GBR351775DoolalliColin Simonds8918 19 12  22 18 28
 40GBR327689Trouble & StrifeIan Armstrong9211 20 19 30 12 53 
 41GBR351052Hutton'sRichard Wharram9521 10 25 21 18 30 
 42UKR344378TransbunkerPolovy Valeriy9927 14 13  53 25 20
 43GBR310637 Tom Clay100 21 29 3720 6 24 
 44BEL347235Los ZaparterosAlex Schoenmakers100 14 21 36 26 23 16
 45GBR318330RespectJohn Danby10233 11 23 8 28 32 
 46GBR346860Fully BadgeredPaul Lovejoy10510 32 42 29 17 17 
 47GBR302151Here Comes BodCharlie Whelan10644 27 24  9 24 22
 48GBR30841Eau No!Mark Sotkes108 20 34 2623 26 13 
 49ITA359699BriefingLuca Bacci109 39 24 20 53 12 14
 50IRL333859Milvus MilvusRobert Howe11630 21 26 38 20 19 
 51IRL3226112Quantitative EasingPaul McMahon12035 30 11 13 53 31 
 52IRL331291BomchickawahwahJohn O'Driscoll122 32 30 15 16 29 53
 53FRA3078115Tad MinusVincent Biarnes127 28 17 2437 53 21 
 54RUS373106AlissaVladislav Ivanovski128 29 20 14 38 38 27
 55GBR306073Finitor 7Stewart Reed129 35 26 28 12 32 31
 56IRL348433Seriously Bonkers x 3Martin Cuppage13026 44 33  18 35 18
 57GBR30743TonicDouglas Paton131 27 33 3512 24 53 
 58GBR3515108The Young PretenderCallum Calder13424 53 21  53 21 15
 59GBR3126102GeronimoSimon Hume13528 23 35  21 28 53
 60FRA342376MorpheusEdward Russo136 37 31 25 53 22 21
 61GBR354571Savage Sailing TeamChris Savage138 31 32 2932 30 16 
 62GER360013Isabella IIIReinhard Schroeder138 23 46 3019 27 39 
 63GBR319880Magic MarineHugh Styles140 15 12 7 53 53 53
 64GBR310474Retail TherapyCharles Sheppard140 40 38 33 17 33 19
 65GBR337927JoyrideNick Andrews141 18 23 5135 39 26 
 66FRA36092Marcon YachtingLouis Marcon14334 25 38  34 37 13
 67GBR353187CarnageNick Over143 44 50 3824 15 22 
 68GBR326777Neilson Heart of GoldTom Hayhoe14322 47 30  15 40 36
 69GBR331912Devils AdvocateTony Jaffa14543 33 27 18 25 42 
 70GBR301461Sponge BobSteve McLean14813 22 34  40 53 39
 71GBR3038119TeamB4Ego,com2Will Brooks150 13 40 4243 32 23 
 72NED351129 Marco van Driel15332 26 32 41 22 53 
 73GBR321579Sail NavyDarren Roach153 24 27 4734 33 35 
 74GBR336247Polar BearTim Newton159 34 42 16 28 39 53
 75POR310348VieroPiedade Colaco160 38 45 27 20 30 53
 76GBR304823Control-Alt-DeleteAnn Ashworth162 33 44 43 27 27 32
 77GBR309672Red KiteRoger Harford163 30 47 39 13 34 53
 78UKR352241StemcorValentin Klymentyev163 46 35 44 24 36 24
 79IRL330731Bad/KilcullenStephan Hyde164 36 22 34 19 53 53
 80GBR309420XceptableIan Lievesley166 52 39 3228 23 44 
 81GBR3056100WoohooTom Davidson17245 41 28 40 34 29 
 82GBR306966Not just a numberPaul Hine17342 37 31 39 29 37 
 83IRL303334Blue BirdCathy MacAleavey17847 39 53 16 31 45 
 84GBR30886Healthy1.co.ukRay Davies18040 34 40  33 39 34
 85GBR351614TeamB4Ego.comGeoff Gritton18125 36 36 42 42 53 
 86AUS322428Jester 3Dave Bull18350 31 37 31 44 40 
 87GRE3251105SailingHolidays.comRuairi Bradley185 45 49 46 39 20 35
 88NED347082CubeMartijn Buitenhuis185 42 43 49 36 31 33
 89GBR347385SceptreNathan Bailey189 50 48 4015 43 43 
 90ITA359896Alghero Giorico HotelsAlessandro Balzani19238 35 42 49 53 28 
 91GBR333524Royal SignalsStu Southan19231 38 39 48 36 53 
 92GBR336611HooliganGuy Broom196 47 41 50 30 41 37
 93GBR330943NarwhalDavid Bates196 51 36 4844 35 33 
 94GBR30819Prostate Cancer CharityRoss Lang20136 28 43  41 53 53
 95GBR31234Mini MayhemPaul Craft204 48 53 4547 37 27 
 96GBR3519107May contain nutsJohn Greenaway20441 43 49 46 38 36 
 97ITA343753Lupi D'irlandaMarco Sorgassi20439 42 44 50 41 38 
 98IRL306240 Ronan Downing20537 49 45  31 43 53
 99IRL329790Sunday BrunchRichard Tate21849 46 41  53 44 38
 100IRL331542Sirius BlackKen Hudson219 49 51 52 35 45 39
 101GBR336845KapowNick Barnett22348 48 48  37 42 53
 102GBR354046Water Music viiiJonny Foot22951 45 47 51 40 46 
 103GBR307788SkallywagRob Day23846 40 46  53 53 53
  

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