sail-world.com -- Byte CII World Championships day 4

Byte CII World Championships day 4    

'2009 Byte CII Worlds'    Byte Class

On day four of the 2009 Byte CII World Championship, Jon Emmett started where he left off yesterday by making it five firsts in a row. He also won the 14th race but that still left him a point out of third.

The two firsts were pulled off in the most difficult conditions Kingston has to offer - a north west wind behind a cold front that passed through in the morning. When this happens in Kingston, the offshore wind produces shifts of up to 25 degrees and, yesterday, frequent and sudden oscillations in wind strength between six and 18 knots. Boat speed becomes secondary to 'sailing smart'.

Despite a so-so start, Emmett arrives at the weather mark overlapped with current regatta leader Daren Choy SIN55.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

They are closely followed by Nathan Tang SIN1.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

Bermudan Owen Siese BER3050 arrives at the weather mark in seventh after a 'smart' leg. He would end up sixth matching his best finish of sixth in the fourth race.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

A little further back Marina Maffesanti JAM3105 leads Elizabeth Wauchope CAY3063 and Ruth Ho SIN8.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

Playing the shifts better than the rest, Jon Emmett arrives at the weather mark the second time alone in first but with Darren Choy SIN 5 (out of the picture) not far behind.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

Starting down the last run, two Bermudans who would finish sixth and seventh - Owen Siese BER3050 and Brian Bulhoes BER 3062. Brian is currently the top Bermudan in 14th place.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

Michael Louzada BRA1111 was looking for strong finishes to complement his good day on the water yesterday. Here he is in eighth, just ahead of Najwa Jumali SIN to weather and Denise Chagas BRA2220 to leeward. These two would end up ninth and 10th.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

Emmett holds off Choy on the run, rounds the leeward mark just clear ahead and holds his position on the short sprint to the line.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

This is Michael's second World Championship but his first win! He had to work for it as the Singapore and Bermudan sailors behind him were marginally faster in the lighter patches.

Another clean start to race 12.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

First time up, Louzada BRA1111 is second as they plane away from the weather mark. He would lose a Owen Siese BER on this reach and start the second beat in third.

2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

Second time up, he is in first.
2009 Byte CII Worlds -  Byte Class?nid=98831  

However, there were, left to right, two Singapore and one Bermudan sailor very close behind

2009 Byte CII World Championship

Louzada BRA gets his first WC gun

2009 Byte CII World Championship

Owen Siese BER with third place and his best race of the regatta

2009 Byte CII World Championship

It was getting a bit chilly for Owen Siese of the Bermuda contingent here lunching between starts!

2009 Byte CII World Championship

Race 13 - won by Terrence Choo SIN

This race was all Singapore, all the way, with the only challenge in the top 15 places coming from Brian Bulhoes BER in ninth, Fabio Ramos BRA in 10th and Sarah Douglas CAN in 15th. Darren continued his consistent finishes with another second putting him almost out of reach.

Below at the first mark - nothing but Singapore!

2009 Byte CII World Championship

The rest of the fleet. Emmett GBR, extreme right, was down about 14th.

2009 Byte CII World Championship

Second windward mark, Terrence Choo SIN has opened up a small lead and it was enough to hold off Choy SIN in second place.

2009 Byte CII World Championship

The only two boats to challenge the top 10 -  Fabio Ramos BRA, (Third in the Worlds in Thailand), and Brian Bulhoes BER3062 in ninth and 10th. They would reverse positions on the run to the finish 

2009 Byte CII World Championship 

The last run to the finish. Geneve Teo SIN3, Denise Chagas BRA2220, Marina Maffesanti JAM3105 and Sarah Douglas CAN2683

2009 Byte CII World Championship

Race 14 - Won by Jon Emmett GBR

This would be Emmett's sixth win in his last eight races and would bring him within a point of third but still with no hope of catching the current leader Darren Choy SIN and defending his 2008 World Championship

The last start of the day - clean.

2009 Byte CII World Championship

Ian Barrows ISV8008 covers Terrence Choo SIN55 going in to the top mark. Emmett GBR3074 is close behind


2009 Byte CII World Championship


Emmett GBR in third around the first weather mark behind Ian Barrows ISV8008, who lead, and Terrence Choo SIN10. Emmett would pass both sailors on the last beat when they both overstood the weather mark. Barrows would finish second and Choo third.

2009 Byte CII World Championship


Sarah Douglas CAN2683, up with series leader Darren Choy SIN55 after her best windward leg of the series. Chai Xun SIN6 follows

2009 Byte CII World Championship



by Byte Class Association
- 6:51 PM Thu 27 Aug 2009 GMT



Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=98831

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
Byte Class International Association
Byte CII - single handed dinghy
Byte Class Events
Byte Events
2009 Byte CII World Championship

Related News Stories:
26 Apr 2014  Byte CII World Championship - Hungary and The Netherlands lead + Video
02 Mar 2014  Byte CII North American’s and Continental Qualifier day 3
30 Aug 2013  Byte CII World Championship - Award ceremony images by Ro Fernández
30 Aug 2013  Byte CII World Championship - Hungarians claim victory in Newport
30 Aug 2013  Byte CII World Championship - Day 5 images by Rodrigo Fernández
30 Aug 2013  Byte CII World Championship - Final overall results
29 Aug 2013  Byte CII World Championship Day 4 - Northerly wind shakes up the fleet
29 Aug 2013  Byte CII World Championship - More day 4 images by Rodrigo Fernández
29 Aug 2013  Byte CII World Championship - Results after day 4
28 Aug 2013  Byte CII World Championship - Day 4 images by Rodrigo Fernández

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 VIR AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT