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RS Feva World Championship 2018 presented by PA Consulting and Allen Sailing - Day 3

by Lucy Jameson 7 Apr 2018 11:15 PDT 1-8 April 2018

The PRO wasted no time in releasing the sailors off the beach on race day three of the RS Feva World Championships. The breeze was good, 12-15 knots from the east, as the sailors headed out into the Gulf of Mexico for another fantastic day of racing in this beautiful part of the US.

Unfortunately the breeze moderated to around six knots at the beginning of the first race of the day (race eight in the series). In the light conditions CZE6965 Jakub and Veronika, seemed to excel as they lead the fleet to the windward mark. Just behind them was GBR6974 Joe Slipper and Tea Sirolla, who also seemed to enjoy the lighter conditions as they appeared back in the top five for the first time since race day one. On the final run GBR7063 Ben and Abi, punched through the fleet making up an impressive 10 places on the final run, to finish second behind CZE6965. GBR6972 Joe and Tea, finished third recording their third top five finish of the championships. USA6851 Dieter and Conrad manage a fourth in the tricky light conditions.

As the final boats crossed the finish line the PRO was keen to turn them around quickly but the wind faded away leading to a frustrating one hour postponement. All support boats mingled within the fleet to ensure all sailors had access to water and sun cream. Eventually the wind shifted 45 degrees to the south and started to build again. The course was quickly relayed and the race team did a brilliant job of getting race nine underway.

Race nine was a GBR7064 Tom and Rupert, master class as they lead the race from start to finish. GBR7063 Ben and Abi gave them a scare with some great pace down the final run. The finish was so close that the pin end boat could not call it and the committee boat needed to replay the footage to confirm Tom and Rupert had just hung on for the win.

In race 10 it was time to shine for the all female team CZE6962 Anna and Nela, they lead for most of the race. GBR7063 Ben and Abi, again found pace on last run to grab the bullet, Anna and Nela finished third just behind USA6951, Dieter and Conrad. As the boats headed home after another amazing day of racing only four points separated the top three boats. It looks like this championship will stay alive until the final races. A protest against USA6951 would see them take a 30% penalty leaving them in third overall.

At this year's World Championships the female sailors make up 46% of the fleet and the Ladies World Championship title is looking like a tough battle between NED7028 Femme Rijk and Silke Zuidema, CZE6962 Anna Justová and Nela Višcorová and CHN6970 Ooynag Huiyun and Ouyang Huixin. With only a few points between them this title will go down to the last day. GBR7030 Annie Hammett and Emma Wells should not be ruled out, they will be right in the mix when the second discard comes into play.

Once again Clearwater and the race committee delivered a fabulous day of racing. This championship is very much alive with a lot of sailor still in the hunt of titles!

Results after Day 3:

PosNatSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1stGBR7063Ben Hutton‑PenmanAbi Jayasekara‑1152‑93112211119
2ndGBR7064Tom StoreyRupert Jameson5‑10‑612335142228
3rdCZE6965Jakub DobryVeronika Cibulkova1232(OCS)13813‑215947
4thUSA6851Dieter CreitzConrad Miller311‑12111244(SCP)121150
5thGBR6985William CaigerBecky Caiger133474248‑20‑177355
6thNED7026Robbert HuismanGijs Zuidema129(BFD)109‑14976113480
7thAUT7031Johanna BöcklBenjamin Kogard4175195816‑2871416‑25111
8thGBR7038Joshua DaviesFreddie Ellis156(BFD)(OCS)84720143545118
9thGBR7030Annie HammettEmma Wells26(BFD)(BFD)4691019919106118
10thCZE6968Petr TupýDan Višcor22‑25(BFD)616121511161868130
11thCZE6962Anna JustováNela Višcorová‑24‑221514191617121331513137
12thGBR7042Oliver BunceArchie Baker20181318186‑27‑26191587142
13thUSA6787Adrian WinklemanRy Menke16(DSQ)(BFD)2075132310201415143
14thCZE6963Frantisek VitakVojtech Cibulka‑3123(BFD)514185215102024145
15thCAN7036Phillip RojkovTom Sluyter‑3416(BFD)327176241192117151
16thNED7028Femme RijkSilke Zuidema811982119422786(OCS)(DNS)159
17thCHN6970OUYNAG HUIYUNOUYANG HUIXIN7147171321‑33‑302582927168
18thNED7033Hanna RijkBente Zuidema3220(BFD)38(OCS)1014101212912169
19thCHN6983MA YUKNIU SHIYIN1412824152021‑451526‑2823178
20thCHN6967FENG ZITENGDING ZHAOHUI6291023261519918‑3425‑32180
21stGBR6966Ben MillardTommy Millard188122711(DSQ)112543(RET)1322190
22ndSUI7068Verhoest BrentVerhoest Robbe926(BFD)22‑2826121827132718198
23rdCHN6964ZHANG JENNIFER DINGJIECHEN XINYI293011262023326‑3616‑3629222
24thGBR6974Joe SlipperTea Sirolla24(BFD)16(OCS)34393227DNCDNC231
25thCHN6975OUYANG YIMINGHAI LAN217(BFD)31(OCS)25181439282431238
26thGBR7061Isabel LeetchJames Mansfield3321(BFD)1112323013292535‑36241
27thCHN6981ZHANG FEIERMENG YANG‑4431231310292616‑42312638243
28thNED7034Imme RijkItte Klimp27281432(OCS)222817452211(RET)246
29thGBR7025Tess SadowskiFrances Daubeny28241629(OCS)30‑341523303026251
30thNED7040Abel JansenEmma Jansen1915(BFD)253027203638‑412221253
31stUSA6754Preston WeaverPeyton Weaver17‑36173334‑39232226293320254
32ndCAN6769Zavary KoehnHenry Blue‑3833(BFD)152533363431231710257
33rdGBR7062Libby PetitIssy Heller‑Janes2319(BFD)39242425‑4228333219266
34thNOR7041Filippa Blakstad NilssonAugust Wergeland‑41‑4219303228243740381814280
35thITA6657Jordi RodriguezTommaso Acerbis1013(BFD)21233735382132(RET)RET282
36thAUS6979Rohan StannageStella Hurley2527(BFD)283543433517537(RET)295
37thUSA6727Eli SolnickMelissa Solnick4246(BFD)3417731(DNC)DNCDNC1916316
38thGBR7043Jude SolomonsFred Gwinnett3632(BFD)4129‑42402924243135321
39thGBR7029Alice LucyAlex Brown(RET)412036383122403027(RET)DNC337
40thCAN7066Tomas HarmerBen Maga40341840333638323336(RET)(DNS)340
41stGBR7027Sian NutterKata Kemp3537(BFD)423635373134‑432330340
42ndNED7037Jella‑Rike SpijkervetElze‑Mieke Reitsma3935(BFD)(OCS)2240294335393428344
43rdUSA7035Ava HurwitzWendi Froelich3040(BFD)373138(RET)4132404037366
44thUSA7032Catherine FroelichFiona Froelich4638(BFD)35(OCS)41413937443933393
45thUSA6785Tanner DeMarzoCallen Barnett37442144424844444137(OCS)(RET)402
46thGBR7069Tasha DambacherOlivia Scott‑Smith45432443374445‑46‑46464134402
47thCAN7065Isaac MitchellGraham Maude4339(BFD)4639454933444238(DNS)418
48thUSA6655Sophia NyborgAmanda Campbell49472245404648484747(RET)(DNC)439
49thCAN7039Nixon FrancisCarter Chartier48(BFD)2548414747475048(RET)39440
50thUSA6488Jack EmersonKyle Bisceglia4745DNE(DNS)(RET)RETDNS494845DNCDNC494
51stCAN7044Ruby FarrSofia McDonnell(RET)(RET)DNF47DNFRET46504949RETRET501

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