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RS Feva World Championship 2018 presented by PA Consulting and Allen Sailing - Day 1

by Lucy Jameson 5 Apr 2018 04:52 PDT 1-8 April 2018

102 young sailors from 11 nations arrived at Clearwater Community Sailing Centre full of expectation on race day 1 of the RS Feva World Championships. Florida delivered beautiful weather with 10-12 knots of breeze, Clearwater added the location (with the best beaches in the US according to TripAdvisor 2018) and the RS Feva class turned up with their buzzing atmosphere.

News Channel 8 arrived early at the club with local TV roaming reporter 'Double A' - Antony Allred to check out what was going on. Check out the full article from News Channel 8 here.

Day 1 belonged to the birthday boy Dieter and crew Conrad from the USA, who scored an impressive 3,1,1. They were outstanding on the water and the months of hard training this winter had clearly paid off. This was no push over, the front of the fleet was very competitive with only a few boat lengths separating the top 5 boats in all 3 races on the first day.

The fleet was so eager to start the PRO had a tough time getting the fleet away, the black flag had to come out eventually to encourage the sailors to behave. This very committed fleet were not scared off by the black flag which lead to several boats being pinged in the first of many starts for race 3. This lead to many discussions in the dinghy park! Being the PRO is a hard job at a major championship, but for most he did a good job.

Despite the black flag those that started the right side of the line were treated to some fantastic racing in amazing conditions. The teams from China, Canada, Austria and the Czech Republic have all clearly work hard thought the winter, these teams have surprised some with their improvement since the last Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands. The stand out coach has to be Summer from Vanhang Sailing in China. The Chinese teams are clearly the most improved with 3 teams in the top 10.

At the end of day 1, 6 nations were represented in the top 10. This championships in still wide open as many teams have a lot to prove with discards to be included by the end of day 2.

As the RS Team left the club in the evening, it was great to see RS Feva sailors from different nationalities hanging out. Some were simply chilling, while the Canadians organised a game of American Football for all to join in. #friendsforlive

Results after Day 1:

PosNationalitySail NoHelm NameCrew NameR1R2R3Pts
1stUSA6851Dieter CreitzConrad Miller3115
2ndCZE6965Jakub DobryVeronika Cibulkova1236
3rdGBR7063Ben Hutton‑PenmanAbi Jayasekara115218
4thGBR6985William CaigerBecky Caiger133420
6thNED7028Femme RijkSilke Zuidema811726
8thGBR6966Ben MillardTommy Millard1881036
10thAUT7031Johanna BöcklBenjamin Kogard4172445
11thGBR7042Oliver BunceArchie Baker20191150
12thGBR6974Joe SlipperTea Sirolla24BFD58
13thCZE6962Anna JustováNela Višcorová24231360
14thGBR7064Tom StoreyRupert Jameson510DSQ67
15thGBR7025Tess SadowskiFrances Daubeny28251467
16thNED7034Imme RijkItte Klimp27291268
18thUSA6754Preston WeaverPeyton Weaver17371569
19thGBR7038Joshua DaviesFreddie Ellis156BFD73
20thNED7026Robbert HuismanGijs Zuidema129BFD73
21stITA6657Jordi RodriguezTommaso Acerbis1013BFD75
23rdNED7040Abel JansenEmma Jansen1915BFD86
24thUSA6787Adrian WinklemanRy Menke1618BFD86
25thSUI7068Verhoest BrentVerhoest Robbe927BFD88
26thCAN7066Tomas HarmerBen Maga40351691
27thGBR7062Libby PetitIssy Heller‑Janes2320BFD95
29thCZE6968Petr TupýDan Višcor2226BFD100
30thNOR7041Filippa Blakstad NilssonAugust Wergeland414317101
31stUSA6785Tanner DeMarzoCallen Barnett374519101
32ndCAN7036Phillip RojkovTom Sluyter3416BFD102
33rdNED7033Hanna RijkBente Zuidema3221BFD105
34thAUS6979Rohan StannageStella Hurley2528BFD105
35thGBR7061Isabel LeetchJames Mansfield3322BFD107
36thCZE6963Frantisek VitakVojtech Cibulka3124BFD107
37thGBR7069Tasha DambacherOlivia Scott‑Smith454422111
38thGBR7029Alice LucyAlex BrownRET4218112
39thUSA6655Sophia NyborgAmanda Campbell494820117
40thGBR7043Jude SolomonsFred Gwinnett3633BFD121
41stCAN7039Nixon FrancisCarter Chartier48BFD23123
42ndUSA7035Ava HurwitzWendi Froelich3041BFD123
43rdCAN6769Zavary KoehnHenry Blue3834BFD124
44thGBR7027Sian NutterKata Kemp3538BFD125
45thNED7037Jella‑Rike SpijkervetElze‑Mieke Reitsma3936BFD127
46thGBR7030Annie HammettEmma Wells26BFDBFD130
47thCAN7065Isaac MitchellGraham Maude4340BFD135
48thUSA7032Catherine FroelichFiona Froelich4639BFD137
49thUSA6727Eli SolnickMelissa Solnick4247BFD141
50thUSA6488Jack EmersonKyle Bisceglia4746BFD145
51stCAN7044Ruby FarrSofia McDonnellRETRETDNC156

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