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RS Feva World Championship 2018 presented by PA Consulting and Allen Sailing - Day 4

by Lucy Jameson 8 Apr 2018 06:51 PDT 1-8 April 2018

The forecast for Saturday had barely changed all week and it was labelled Super Saturday in anticipation of breezy conditions. The forecast was right and Super Saturday delivered an epic day of championship racing. The PRO selected course area C, racing just off of the club on the intercoastal waterways. The sailors were made aware of all the shallow areas on the edges on the course area. The realise flag was raised and the sailors hit the water.

The course was quickly laid and Super Saturday was ready, 18-22 knots greeted the sailors as the fleet went into sequences for race 11. The fleet got away first time, GBR7038 Joshua & Freddie led to the windward mark, closely followed by GBR7063 Ben & Abbi, GBR7064 Tom & Rupert, NED7026 Robbert & Gijs and GBR6985 William and Becky. These five teams were in a league of their own in the breezy conditions and went on to make up the top 5 finishers in all 3 races of the day. At the second windward mark Tom & Rupert rounded in first but clipped the mark and had to do a penalty turn, allowing Ben & Abbi to hoist first and then lead the fleet to the finish. Followed by Tom & Rupert in 2nd, NED7026 Robbert & Gijs in 3rd and GBR7038 Joshua & Freddie in 4th. GBR7030 Annie & Emma, finished in 8th moving them into contention for the ladies title.

Race 12 saw GBR7038 lead the fleet to the windward mark but they struggled to hang on as GBR7063 Ben & Abi showed how good they are in these conditions. They went on to grab their 3rd bullet in a row and put themselves as clear favourites for the title. 2nd & 3rd required a photo finish as GBR7064 Rupert & Tom just crossed the line ahead of GBR6985 William & Becky.

Race 13 GBR7038 grabbed the hattrick of 'first to the windward mark' on race day 4, this time they lead the fleet all the way around the course until they were close to the finish. With both GBR7064 & GBR6985 right behind them, they had to choose which boat to cover. They choose GBR6985 William & Becky. GBR7064 split and sailed to the left-hand side of the course, they suddenly found themselves in more pressure allowing them scream to the finish on port ahead of the others and grab the win.

GBR7038 hung on to 2nd with GBR6985 just behind them. GBR7063 Ben & Abi finished in 5th on the water but this changed to 4th as Willian & Becky were OCS. Ben & Abi were superb today but have left the door open to Tom & Rupert for the overall title.

Teams of the day: GBR7038 Joshua & Freddie for winning all the first beats of the day, NED7026 Robbert & Gijs for 3 top 4 races and GBR7030 Annie & Emma who sailed themselves into 1st place for the ladies title. Clearwater served up a treat and Super Saturday will live in the memories of many young sailors for a long time to come. It's the last day tomorrow with 2 teams left in the hunt for the World Title.

Results after Day 4:

PosNatSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13Pts
1stGBR7063Ben Hutton‑PenmanAbi Jayasekara‑1152‑931122111423
2ndGBR7064Tom StoreyRupert Jameson5‑10‑6123351422129
3rdUSA6851Dieter CreitzConrad Miller311‑12111244(SCP)1211959
4thCZE6965Jakub DobryVeronika Cibulkova1232(OCS)13813‑21591966
5thGBR6985William CaigerBecky Caiger133474248‑201773(OCS)72
6thNED7026Robbert HuismanGijs Zuidema129(BFD)109‑149761134383
7thGBR7038Joshua DaviesFreddie Ellis156(BFD)(OCS)847201435452120
8thGBR7030Annie HammettEmma Wells26(BFD)(BFD)46910199191065123
9thAUT7031Johanna BöcklBenjamin Kogard4175195816‑2871416‑2516127
10thCZE6968Petr TupýDan Višcor22‑25(BFD)6161215111618686136
11thCZE6962Anna JustováNela Višcorová‑24‑22151419161712133151311148
12thGBR7042Oliver BunceArchie Baker20181318186‑27‑261915877149
13thUSA6787Adrian WinklemanRy Menke16(DSQ)(BFD)207513231020141512155
14thCAN7036Phillip RojkovTom Sluyter‑3416(BFD)32717624119211724175
15thCZE6963Frantisek VitakVojtech Cibulka3123(BFD)514185215102024(OCS)176
16thNED7033Hanna RijkBente Zuidema3220(BFD)38(OCS)10141012129128177
17thNED7028Femme RijkSilke Zuidema811982119422786(OCS)(DNS)21180
18thCHN6970OUYNAG HUIYUNOUYANG HUIXIN7147171321‑33‑30258292714182
19thCHN6967FENG ZITENGDING ZHAOHUI6291023261519918‑3425‑3213193
20thCHN6983MA YUKNIU SHIYIN1412824152021‑451526‑282317195
21stSUI7068Verhoest BrentVerhoest Robbe926(BFD)22‑282612182713271822220
22ndGBR6966Ben MillardTommy Millard188122711(DSQ)112543(RET)1322OCS242
23rdCHN6964ZHANG JENNIFER DINGJIECHEN XINYI293011262023326‑36163629‑37258
24thCAN6769Zavary KoehnHenry Blue‑3833(BFD)15253336343123171010267
25thCHN6975OUYANG YIMINGHAI LAN217(BFD)31(OCS)2518143928243130268
26thCHN6981ZHANG FEIERMENG YANG‑4431231310292616‑4231263927271
27thNED7040Abel JansenEmma Jansen1915(BFD)253027203638‑41222118271
28thGBR7061Isabel LeetchJames Mansfield3321(BFD)1112323013292535‑3634275
29thGBR7025Tess SadowskiFrances Daubeny28241629(OCS)30‑34152330302628279
30thGBR6974Joe SlipperTea Sirolla24(BFD)16(OCS)34393227DNCDNCDNC283
31stGBR7062Libby PetitIssy Heller‑Janes2319(BFD)39242425‑422833321920286
32ndUSA6754Preston WeaverPeyton Weaver17‑36173334‑3923222629332033287
33rdNED7034Imme RijkItte Klimp27281432(OCS)222817452211(RET)RET298
34thNOR7041Filippa Blakstad NilssonAugust Wergeland‑41‑421930322824374038181425305
35thUSA6727Eli SolnickMelissa Solnick4246(BFD)3417731(DNC)DNCDNC191615331
36thITA6657Jordi RodriguezTommaso Acerbis1013(BFD)21233735382132(RET)RETRET334
37thAUS6979Rohan StannageStella Hurley2527(BFD)283543433517537(RET)DNC347
38thGBR7043Jude SolomonsFred Gwinnett3632(BFD)4129‑4240292424313526347
39thGBR7027Sian NutterKata Kemp3537(BFD)423635373134‑43233023363
40thNED7037Jella‑Rike SpijkervetElze‑Mieke Reitsma3935(BFD)(OCS)224029433539342829373
41stCAN7066Tomas HarmerBen Maga‑40341840333638323336(RET)3838376
42ndGBR7029Alice LucyAlex Brown(RET)412036383122403027(RET)DNCDNC389
43rdUSA7035Ava HurwitzWendi Froelich3040(BFD)373138(RET)413240403735401
44thUSA7032Catherine FroelichFiona Froelich4638(BFD)35(OCS)4141393744393332425
45thGBR7069Tasha DambacherOlivia Scott‑Smith45432443374445‑46‑4646413431433
46thUSA6785Tanner DeMarzoCallen Barnett37442144424844444137(OCS)(RET)DNC454
47thCAN7065Isaac MitchellGraham Maude4339(BFD)4639454933444238(DNS)36454
48thUSA6655Sophia NyborgAmanda Campbell49472245404648484747(RET)(DNC)DNC491
49thCAN7039Nixon FrancisCarter Chartier48(BFD)2548414747475048(RET)40DNC493
50thUSA6488Jack EmersonKyle Bisceglia4745DNE(DNS)(RET)RETDNS494845DNCDNCDNC546
51stCAN7044Ruby FarrSofia McDonnell(RET)(RET)DNF47DNFRET46504949RETRETDNC553

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