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Pacific Sailing School 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Dragon Worlds - Day 3 - Superb racing and packed mark roundings

by Jonny Fullerton on 15 Jun 2017
Race 5 winner POR66 - Drago - Day 3 - Dragon World Championship 2017 Neuza Aires Pereira
Two more races were held in glorious sailing conditions on the Guia race course off the coast of Cascais in warm and hazy sunshine. The fleet headed out to the race course in steamy hot summer weather and a sea mist offshore which thankfully cleared to start race four of the championship in 15 - 18 knots from the NW in the now customary rolling waves.

Trying to hold 70 Dragons back off the start line in the gnarly conditions is not easy and it took the PRO two attempts including the threat of the black flag. Finally they got away for a 2.4nm upwind leg using the usual w/l course configuration.

After a packed start at the committee boat end, the majority of the fleet were keen to keep to the middle right of the race track, punching out to the inshore lay-line in front of the rocky cliffs of the Cascais shoreline.



Rounding in the lead for the first time was GER1177 (PowWow) helmed by Michael Zankel, closely followed by SUI311 (Sophie 3) skippered by Hugo Stenbeck and UAE9 (Desert Eagle) Hendrik Wintzmann.

The downwind leg was another rock & roll ride with most of the fleet enjoying some wild surfing, a blaze of colour with 70 boats all surging downwind in one huge mass. At the head of the fleet SUI311 Hugo Stenbeck closed on the stern of PowWow, taking her wind and gliding past to windward.

The gate rounding was always going to be chaotic with so many Dragons trying to round five abreast. A whole lot of shouting and bumping and grinding but amazingly not much damage, just some dented pride!

The course length was considerably shortened to 1.5nm legs at the gate.

Generally the right and middle right (inshore side) of the course paid but many boats again overstood the final lay-line approach at the top of the course.



At the second windward mark rounding the first three places remained the same but places changed hands behind the leaders. Downwind again and the championship joint leaders TUR1212 (Provezza) Andy Beadsworth and RUS27 (Annapurna) Anatoly Loginov, were closing on the leaders.

On the final upwind leg Hugo Stenback did a good job of holding off Michael Zankel for her first win of the championship. Hendrik Wintzmann took third but crucially Andy Beadsworth managed to put a boat between Provezza and Annapurna, that was local Portuguese sailor Patrick Montiero do Barros sailing Lady Tati.



Race five started around 1530hrs in similar conditions to race four. A gusty 16 - 19 knots from 340 degrees and the now familiar disturbed seas. Another crowded committee boat end start and this time the dreaded black flag caught out around five boats including race four winners SUI311, Hugo Stenback.



Again whilst some of the fleet headed out offshore to try and hook into some more pressure, the majority of the fleet hugged the inside track along the coast. Again it was GER1177 (PowWow) who got off the line and tacked right to a clear lane to round the windward mark in the lead, closely followed by local Portuguese legends POR66 (Drago) sailed by Jose SM Matoso with crew Gustavo Lima and Frederico Melo. Usual suspects TUR1212 (Provezza) and RUS27 (Annapurna) were close by in fourth and fifth but in another tense and noisy rounding RUS27 was judged to have fouled and had to do a 360 penalty which could have been costly.



Downwind the Portuguese surfed past PowWow to snatch the lead with Andy Beadsworth TUR1212 chasing in third. There was lots of carnage at the bottom gate as again bunches of the fleet tried to round the gate without incident. GER1177 just got a late overlap to round inside POR66 with TUR1212 choosing the opposite gate.

POR66 (Drago) again got past upwind to round just clear of the Germans but Beadsworth sailing the Turkish flagged boat squeezed inside at the spreader mark. Lawrie Smith (Alfie) sailing with his Portuguese young stars, was closing on the lead bunch.

On the last downwind the Portuguese had to keep their concentration with Beadsworth right on their stern at the final gate rounding. Surprise, surprise, the ever consistent Anatoly Loginov RUS27 was back in the hunt rounding in fifth.



Again the course was shortened and Jose SM Matoso got the loudest cheer of the day crossing to take her first gun of the regatta. TUR1212 crossed second to take back the overall championship lead and Michael Zankel (PowWow) had to settle for third. Fourth was GBR815 (Alfie) Lawrie Smith and fifth RUS76 (Rocknrolla) Dmitry Samokhin. Loginov dropped a couple of places to finish seventh, leaving her trailing championship leader Andy Beadsworth by seven points.

Two more races are planned for Thursday with an earliest start time of 1200 noon local time. Forecast is looking like some even stronger winds which promises some more wild rides.



Results:

Dragon

  Series Place Sail No Boat Category Helm Crew Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5
1 TUR1212 Provezza Dragon   Andy Beadsworth Ali Tezdiker, Simon Fry 18 1 1 10 4 2
2 RUS27 Annapurna   Anatoly Loginov Vadim Statsenko, Alexander Shalagin 25 3 6 3 6 7
3 UAE7 Bunker Prince   Braslavets Yevgen Pugachev Sergey, Timokhova Sergey 37 13 2 5 9 8
4 GBR815 Alfie   Lawrie Smith Hugo Rocha, João Matos Rosa, Gonçalo Ribeiro 39 2 21 4 8 4
5 POR66 Drago   José SM Matoso Gustavo Lima, Frederico P. Melo 48 7 18 12 10 1
6 NED412 Troika   Pieter Heerema Lars Hendriksen, Claus Olesen 65 4 16 17 18 10
7 GBR780 Louise   Grant Gordon Ruaridh Scott, Kasper Harsberg 70 6 10 11 30 13
8 MON2 Jeanie   Jens Rathsack Diogo Pereira, Tiago Marcelino 79 34 15 9 7 14
9 GER1162 Desert Holly M Stephan Link Frank Butzmann, Michi Lipp 82 9 9 1 32 31
10 GER1177 PowWow   Michael Zankel Pedro Andrade, Charles Nankin 84 5 41 33 2 3
11 UAE9 Desert Eagle   Hendrik Witzmann Henrique Anjos, Markus Koy 84 16 48 2 3 15
12 RUS76 Rocknrolla   Dmitry Samokhin Andrey Kirilyuk, Alexey Bushuev 84 27 17 23 12 5
13 ESP71 Gunter   Javier Scherk Diogo Barros, Nuno Barreto 114 12 24 6 26 46
14 POR64 Lady Tati   Patrick Monteiro de Barros Álvaro Marinho,, Rodrigo Vantacich 118 15 43 49 5 6
15 IRL206 Cloud   Laura Dillon Jonathan Bourke, Rita Gonçalves, Antonio Gois 118 18 25 45 13 17
16 GBR758 Fever   Klaus Diedrichs Diego Negri, Jamie Lea 120 10 22 41 35 12
17 DEN411 African Queen C Jørgen Schönherr Christian Aaberg Videbæk, Thomas Schmidt 121 44 11 13 44 9
18 GER1180 Rosie C Benjamin Morgen Tim Trober, Nicolas Raedecke 125 23 5 54 27 16
19 GBR810 Badger   Tom Vernon Oliver Spensley –Corfield, Adam Bowers 126 26 45 21 15 19
20 FRA401 Corrier des Saints   Géry Trentesaux Eric Brezelec, Jeremie Mion, Jean Queveau 130 8 30 47 21 24
21 SWE385 Still Crazy C Stefan Winberg Fredrik Brotell, Markus Lagerquist 131 31 44 19 14 23
22 FRA365 Ar Youleg   Christian Guyader Gwenael Chapalain, Erwan Le Chat 134 30 12 22 34 36
23 GER1140 Smaug   Nicola Friesen Vincent Hoesch, Joost Houweling 138 53 20 28 17 20
24 POR47 Catarina III C Vasco Serpa Manuel Durães Rocha, Pedro Costa Alemão 139 14 65 14 25 21
25 DEN332 Monick M David Holm Bo Selko, Anders Bagger 142 29 42 15 31 25
26 FRA420 Outlaw   Stephane Baseden Aucour Patrick, Pascal Rambeau 144 11 19 38 47 29
27 GBR761 Jerboa M Gavia Wilkinson-Cox Mark Hart, Philip Catmur 146 33 27 40 19 27
28 GBR803 Gorgeous Worgeous M Quentin Strauss Simon Strauss, Nigel Young 151 DNC71 35 7 16 22
29 RUS35 Sunflower   Viktor Fogelson Oleg Khoperskiy, Viacheslav Kaptyukhin 152 24 46 24 28 30
30 SUI311 Sophie 3   Hugo Stenbeck Bernardo Freitas, Martin Westerdahl 153 39 13 29 1 BFD71
31 GBR744 Monday   Tim Tavinor Noddy Norden, Dave Hall 154 19 31 16 49 39
32 RUS98 Zenith   Goikhberg Igor Sadchykov Roman, Berezkin Dmitry 154 40 36 20 40 18
33 AUS225 Dragonfly C&M William Packer Julian Harding, Denis Cullity 158 17 29 30 39 43
34 FRA413 Nenette C Guillou Gauthier L'Hostis Guillaume, Thomas Gauthier 170 43 8 26 22 DNF71
35 SUI318 Pumper Nickel II   Wolf Waschkuhn Davide Bortoletto, Diogo Cayolla 170 DNF71 38 27 23 11
36 GER1151 Puck IV C Philip Dohse Volker Kramer, Nicola Dohse, Christian Motler 173 DNC71 3 51 20 28
37 SUI313 Free   Dirk Oldenburg Theis Palm, Dominik Zycki 175 57 55 8 29 26
38 GBR793 Harry C Michael Budd Dom Losty, Mark Greaves 176 41 32 31 37 35
39 RUS34 Even Better   Vasily Senatorov Igor Ivashintsov, Alex Muzichenko 183 32 60 18 33 40
40 HUN57 Johanna   Ferenc Kis-Szolgyemi Karoly Vezer, Tamas Kiss 193 28 37 46 11 BFD71
41 RUS31 Convergence   Mikhail Senatorov Alexandr Yanin, Maxim Semerkhanov 199 49 34 34 48 34
42 AUS109 Pinta C&M Peter Bowman Jennie Fitzhardinge, Jeremy Shellabear 201 42 14 35 56 54
43 SUI288 Kalliston   Justus Kniffka Jorge Lima, Jose Luis Costa, Mariana Freitas 206 52 7 64 51 32
44 EST17 Vitamin ONE   Mihkel Kosk Meelis Kosk, Niklas Jansson 207 47 23 43 46 48
45 GER1175 Sapphire C Jan Woortman Sonke Bruhns, Christopf Wieland 216 63 51 36 24 42
46 GBR788 Quicksilver V1 C Robert Campbell Lukasz Malissa, Paul Fletcher 220 21 26 68 54 51
47 BEL79 Princess Sofie   Alex Helsen Floris Mortelmans, Dries Crombé 221 37 33 44 36 DNF71
48 POR56 Peggy C Miguel Magalhães Jorge P. Melo, José Magalhães 221 48 52 39 45 37
49 FRA391 Ulysse   Jean Breger Gout Christhian, Aunette Gaetan 229 DNF71 4 42 41 BFD71
50 FRA422 Corto III   Bruno Jourdren Maxime Abbar, Pierre Alexis Ponsot 230 22 69 60 38 41
51 POR68 Nice Shot C José Carlos Pina Jorge Ferlov, Manuel Anjos 233 38 61 59 42 33
52 POR70 Lotte II   Rui Boia Martin Seevers, José Gonçalves 236 55 28 32 50 BFD71
53 FRA395 Air Prim   Cyrille Vernes Loïc Le Garrec, Thomas Bacchini 237 46 40 37 43 DNF71
54 AUS201 Wizzardry C&M Ray Chatfield Karen Chatfield, Peter Massee 248 35 47 50 67 49
55 JPN50 Yevis II   Bocci Aoyama Martin Payne, Norio Igei 253 25 53 67 53 55
56 NED411 Olinghi   Charlotte ten Wolde Juliette ten Wolde, Janka Holan, Franscisco Andrade 253 56 54 48 57 38
57 POR57 Whisper C Mário Quina Fernando Passeiro, Carlos R. Ferreira 256 36 49 63 55 53
58 AUS198 Whim C&M Robin Hammond Anthony Yates, Arthur Phillips 262 20 64 61 61 56
59 GBR696 Billie Whizz C Rob Riddell Simon Cash, Georgina Dewar 271 54 59 53 60 45
60 POR40 Dragull C José Bello Bernardo Torres Pêgo, Francisco P. Melo 281 45 39 55 DNF71 DNC71
61 AUS223 Hombre C&M Trish Ford Graeme Fardon, David Hay 282 58 62 56 62 44
62 AUS210 Eizh C Sandy Anderson John Moncrieff, Stephan Eyssautier, Albert Eyssautier 283 51 63 58 59 52
63 GBR748 Sanka   Dave Ross Alex Dobson, Paul Blowers 292 59 58 62 66 47
64 POR50 Christmas III   Pedro Mendes Leal Jorge Moya, Afonso Domingos, Diana Neves 295 DNF71 57 25 DNC71 DNC71
65 BEL82 Herbie C Xavier Vaneste Patrick Degryse, Karl Odent 299 60 50 66 52 BFD71
66 AUS221 Saphira C&M Ian Malley Brad Stout, Matt Zimmerman 303 61 67 52 65 58
67 GBR731 Kestra C Richard Leask William Adams, Vanessa Leask, Nevin Jamieson 305 DNF71 56 65 63 50
68 GER1163 Straight Dealer C Christian Einfeldt Alexander Plath,, Klaas Ebeling 306 62 66 57 64 57
69 SWE316 Cohiba on Fire   Niels Flohr Erik Pettersson, Carl Petersson 318 50 68 DNF71 58 BFD71
70 GER1102 LiLu   Philipp Pechstein Roman Koch, Ralf Nagel 355 DNF71 DNF71 DNC71 DNC71 DNC71

Corinthian

  Series Place Sail No Boat Category Helm Crew Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5
1 SWE385 Still Crazy C Stefan Winberg Fredrik Brotell, Markus Lagerquist 24 6 10 3 1 4
2 DEN411 African Queen C Jorgen Schonherr Christian Videbaek, Thomas Schmidt 29 13 4 1 10 1
3 GER1180 Rosie C Benjamin Morgen Tim Trober, Nicolas Raedecke 29 5 2 14 6 2
4 AUS225 Dragonfly C&M William Packer Julian Harding, Denis Cullity 32 2 7 5 8 10
5 POR47 Catarina III C Vasco Serpa Manuel Durães Rocha, Pedro Costa Alemão 33 1 22 2 5 3
6 GBR793 Harry C Michael Budd Dom Losty, Mark Greaves 38 10 8 6 7 7
7 GER1151 Puck IV C Philip Dohse Volker Kramer, Nicola Dohse, Christian Motler 44 DNC25 1 11 2 5
8 FRA413 Nenette C Guillou Gauthier L'Hostis Guillaume, Thomas Gauthier 47 12 3 4 3 DNF25
9 AUS109 Pinta C&M Peter Bowman Jennie Fitzhardinge, Jeremy Shellabear 56 11 5 7 15 18
10 GER1175 Sapphire C Jan Woortman Sonke Bruhns, Christopf Wieland 57 22 14 8 4 9
11 POR56 Peggy C Miguel Magalhães Jorge P. Melo, José Magalhães 58 15 15 9 11 8
12 POR68 Nice Shot C José Carlos Pina Jorge Ferlov, Manuel Anjos 61 9 18 19 9 6
13 GBR788 Quicksilver V1 C Robert Campbell Lukasz Malissa, Paul Fletcher 62 4 6 24 13 15
14 AUS201 Wizzardry C&M Ray Chatfield Karen Chatfield, Peter Massee 64 7 11 10 23 13
15 POR57 Whisper C Mário Quina Fernando Passeiro, Carlos R. Ferreira 72 8 12 21 14 17
16 GBR696 Billie Whizz C Rob Riddell Simon Cash, Georgina Dewar 76 17 17 13 17 12
17 AUS198 Whim C&M Robin Hammond Anthony Yates, Arthur Phillips 81 3 21 20 18 19
18 AUS223 Hombre C&M Trish Ford Graeme Fardon, David Hay 83 18 19 16 19 11
19 AUS210 Eizh C Sandy Anderson John Moncrieff, Stephan Eyssautier, Albert Eyssautier 86 16 20 18 16 16
20 POR40 Dragull C José Bello Bernardo Torres Pêgo, Francisco P. Melo 88 14 9 15 DNF25 DNC25
21 BEL82 Herbie C Xavier Vaneste Patrick Degryse, Karl Odent 92 19 13 23 12 BFD25
22 GBR731 Kestra C Richard Leask William Adams, Vanessa Leask, Nevin Jamieson 97 DNF25 16 22 20 14
23 AUS221 Saphira C&M Ian Malley Brad Stout, Matt Zimmerman 99 20 24 12 22 21
24 GER1163 Straight Dealer C Christian Einfeldt Alexander Plath,, Klaas Ebeling 102 21 23 17 21 20
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