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505 World Championship at Fremantle Sailing Club - Summary

by Rick Steuart 10 Jan 06:55 PST 2-7 January 2019

Fremantle as the port city of Perth in Western Australia has a rich heritage of seafaring and the fabled Freo Doctor, the sea breeze that comes in around noon during summer played its part in this regatta.

How do you tell a story of a world championship in a fleet that abounds in world champions? Easy; ignore them. As an outsider, asked to step up, my only choice was to evaluate what I saw on and off the water. That meant looking and listening to every presentation and talking to people who were there. What did I see?

A mature and well developed association/fleet that has a wonderful coherence, one where a competitor, the current leader at the time, broke his centre board and his main competition sent their coach boat back to the beach and returned in time with a spare centreboard to allow his competitor to continue sailing.

A fleet where young and old mingle easily, where the mid fleet performers are celebrated as well as the winners. Gender is no barrier with male and female crews melding well and the girls putting up great performances despite the weight disadvantage on a heavy day.

The world champions were already named by the end of the fourth day and Mike Martin and Adam Lowry of the West Coast of USA were content to pack their boat on the final day and leave the field open for some champagne sailing on the last day.

This allowed the fleets to sail to their maxima and former world champions USA's Mike Holt and Carl Smit took away second by 2 points from up and coming Parker Shinn and Eric Anderson also of the USA. It's no secret that these teams all hail from the west coast, train together and are used to the big sea breezes that boom in on the coast. Their sailing reflects that and it's a point to observe that the top Australian pair was local sailors. Peter Nicholas and Luke Payne took a well deserved fourth overall and owe their success to a degree to their time spent on the water off Fremantle.

The Classic fleets had a great result when Swedes Galen Mack and Wilhelm Johannisson took the win from Aussies Neil Long and David Atwell with RSA's Bronwen Klaas and Kobus Holtzhausen in third place.

In the Australian Nationals, run concurrently with the Worlds, Peter Nicholas and Luke Payne took the win from big improvers Chris Patterson and Thor Schoenhoff with Sandy Higgins and Paul Marsh taking third.

Fremantle Sailing Club and the host of volunteers, both on and off the water should be commended on their hard work to make this world championship a success and the tremendous roll up of visiting sailors from around the globe shows how well this class is loved. The three or four hundred guests in the Sunset Bar on Monday presentations night roared with approval at the crowning of the new Word champions Mike Martin and Adam Lowry and listened in fascination to the tales spun by engineer and sailor par excellence Mike Martin of the time and work put into getting there. Apparently for the first time, his family accompanied him and the chirp of his daughter reminding all and sundry that "that's my daddy" rang through the crowd near the stage.

The Freo doctor may well be described as relentless in its force as was described on day three, but we were blessed with five days of great sailing in breezes that stretched from light to medium strong. Suitable for testing every aspect of the assembled fleet of 90 yachts.

The 505 World Championships now moves to Båstad in Sweden in July-August 2020 and the Swedish summer welcomes all to this south western coastal area.

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Overall Results:

1Mike's BoatUSA9106Mike MartinAdam Lowry101121144(DNC)(DNC)24
2IO IntegrationUSA9072Mike HoltCarl Smit4‑233448‑1257338
3N = 1USA9004Parker ShinnEric Anderson8(DNF)8585134‑1142
4The FishAUS8801Peter NicholasLuke Payne‑259‑201262063148
5Nine One Six OhUSA9160Howard HamlinJeff Nelson‑1564‑30547910550
6n.n.GER8992Wolfgang HungerHolger Jess55‑14‑16712829452
7Easy TigerGBR9190Ian PinnellReeve Dunn33‑2113133686‑1455
8TBAGER9198Julian StuecklJohannes Tellen27‑29146‑3021521269
9FrankenjessAUS9059Christopher PatersonThor Schoenhoff‑16‑3311811135128775
10Ovington BoatsGBR9203Nathan BatchelorHarry Briddon‑261710‑259292512892
11Hawaii five oAUS8946Sandy HigginsPaul Marsh‑2213962091313‑301093
12TBAGER9121Jan‑Philipp HofmannFelix Brockerhoff14‑241214‑39177231896
13NoneAUS9210Michael QuirkJoel Castle1721515‑272031414‑32100
14TBADEN/AUS9209Jan SaugmannMarcus Cooper29‑3561921(DNC)111113101
15WhiskeyTangoFoxtrotAUS9191Malcolm HigginsNick Johnston6285183‑33‑38191524118
16White BoatCAN9207Robert TennantSteve Bourdow‑37187101673016‑4721125
17Alarm InnovationsAUS9061Kevin CameronSam Heritage915(RET)‑3810232422139125
18IntergalacticAUS8760Daniel KeysDaryl Roos‑27211721171814‑27515128
19IBIPCYHIUSA9208Edward ConradsBrian Haines711‑261119191526‑2820128
20RNSAGBR8970Penny ClarkRuss Clark1812‑2332222231022‑35132
21TBAGER9070Stefan KoechlinAndreas Achterberg338233‑42‑451024256141
22IrisRSA9063James LargierRichard Hutton‑Squire(DNC)2422‑3526101611230141
23Sailingbits.comAUS9115Dean SouterBradley Clarke3026(DNF)71814‑33202616157
24TM‑RacingGER9035Timon TreichelMorten Roos‑47251392416‑37233422166
25Alvin Rides AgainAUS8794Michael BabbageJames McAllister‑49311617121519‑403228170
26Little Blue Ringed OctopusRSA8725Alexander HamJonathan Ham24102834‑37(DNC)18172417172
27PanicUSA9102Douglas HaganPaul Von Grey21‑3012‑28252527281126175
28gehalt.deGER9169Tim BogerFinn Boger1116‑4226‑462822351725180
29SoakedAUS9167Nigel LottBob Franks‑322227292924252118‑36195
30TBAGBR9124Terry ScutcherChristian Diebitsch42143320(DNC)(DNC)26331612196
31Le vent/vin nous porteraGER9182Alexander HolzapfelAron Tellen121918‑37232935‑473133200
32LELORSA9094Peter FunkeThomas Funke‑3634(DNF)31281728182723206
33MiracleUSA9082Jeff MillerPat Diola203619‑42153636‑423319214
34Rammel IVGER9133Lena StuecklWolfgang Stueckl3129‑5432‑453229322027232
35PrawnbrokerAUS9192Mark StowellConall Hansford1320‑43413534403038‑43251
36Tensing NorgayAUS8817Michael DuffieldAnthony Gaunt5141(RET)223411‑68293529252
37Magic MarineSWE8974Malin BrobergJohan Rook353232‑68‑442631374239274
38Yeah BuddyAUS8893Ryan MenziesLachlan Hornsby2338344036414446‑51‑47302
39KRAKENAUS8644Ayden MenziesGrant Rose38‑4931‑58404045411949303
40ASAPAUS8920Jeffrey RobinsonAdam Wyatt53‑6725233921‑71505340304
41Epileptic OctopusAUS8855Nicholas MarianiAlex Thomson1440‑47464747393944‑55316
42Legia Warszawa / Spojnia WarszawaPOL9118Jakub PawlukMarcin Jozefowski34375039‑54(RET)34384342317
43Crimson AutographAUS8811Matthew HansenChris Whyte40434048‑613832‑533941321
44Bikini Atoll 2GER9197Nicola BirknerAngela Stenger19(DSQ)5351‑584341432952331
45DoobAUS9047Noah TaylorDavid Mole55‑734143‑603548344631333
46F 9RSA8789Ryan RobinsonWarwick Ham28‑696549‑73TLE21453645354
47No nameGBR9158Tom StivanoPaddy Lewis4548(DNF)50524242‑554937365
48MantaAUS9049Murray SmithDavid Gibson4144‑625231(DNF)50445846366
49Rock BeatGBR9125Roger DeaneJonathan Ward57543045(DNF)3761‑765634374
50Duck Duck Duck!GBR9105James McGillivrayJohn Mclean56‑7036605644‑64314053376
51Team PrimateAUS8781Chris GreggIan Gregg63426027‑67(DNC)46584144381
52Groove TrainAUS8890Martin PikeBrian Jones‑715237593046‑62366260382
53TBAAUS8796Adam Brenz‑VercaMatt Merchant‑68663924485260‑713758384
54SerendipityGBR9126Stuart TurnbullMike Priddle433956‑6649RDG5152‑5957386
55Angry DragonSWE8547Galen MackWilhelm Johannisson4827(RET)‑64555149495256387
56NoneUSA8937Tim MurphyAndrew Sutton‑75‑686836SCP2756605538396
57Card SharksAUS8785James RyssenbeekAndrew McCole52‑63514443485251‑6759400
58Hit the JackpotAUS9022Ian BurfordDavid Christie5055(RET)56‑703165565051414
59Devils HaircutAUS8968Andrew CawleyPatrick Atwell464558‑82575647‑686550424
60Farcical Aquatic CeremonyAUS8638Maggie BowdenMatt Bowden3950(DNC)72(TLE)5859634548434
61Cosmic ThingUSA9083Aaron RossRob Waterman5951(DNF)5338(DSQ)54646162442
62ThunderstruckAUS8886Ben SchulzDave Clayton78‑81355532(DNC)69545763443
63Bad HabitsAUS8173Brian PikeRiley Pike‑706149576449‑67486361452
64Earle Grey 2AUS9074Earle AlexanderRasmus Goerge65474569(DNF)(DNC)725748DNC493
65KE ATAO IVFRA9150Herve de KergariouGuillaume de Kergariou4460TLE657253‑8261‑8071498
66The WeekendAUS8557Neil LongDave Atwell64584670(DNF)(DNC)43RET6469504
67Black BoatAUS8894Tim WalkerMatt Summers6256664759(DNC)6659(DNC)DNC505
68EighteenAUS9018Brett BowdenTBA666267‑756857576266‑70505
69Dirty Old ScoundrelRSA8406Bronwen KlaasKobus Holtzhausen7765557151(DNF)‑83756054508
70JoAUS9205Sam (GA) CroninKevin Whitbread‑79534862696170‑826878509
71Dance Don't WalkAUS8739Steve HowdenTom Stuchbery6046387950(DNF)(DNF)DNC8167511
72NumeraireAUS8973Riley SkipworthEdmond Repsevicius‑835952‑84635955807865511
73Old TimersGBR9196David SmithwhiteNeil Fulcher5864576341(DNC)58(DNF)DNCDNC521
74The Surly MermaidAUS8891Sarah CooperDavid Ottaway72‑8563736650‑86737366536
75Red BaronAUS9071Richard HydeLindsey Gilbert7377696153TLE7765(DNC)‑79540
76LucyFurrAUT8783Adam SmithJulian Jobstl54(DSQ)(DNC)77TLE5463726977542
77White Wood Sailing TeamPOL9132Przemek Zag¢rskiMichal Olko8157(DNC)54(DNC)DNF536754DNF546
78Swing ShiftAUS8667Grant AbbottMatthew Till‑80715978(DNC)5574707272551
79String TheoryAUS9017Roger PellByron Mavrick67746476TLE60‑8074‑7768559
80TBAGER9037Anna HauschildJulia Achterberg6172706762(DNC)7877‑8274561
81Shore ThingAUS9048Robert FlemingMarcel Vos6976(RET)8165TLE756670(DNC)567
82ManaliveAUS8840Michael GallagherMatt Brooman768244(DNF)(DSQ)DNC76697964580
83ZigZagAUS8626Scott LidgettTony Wood‑8886617471(DNF)73787673592
84BoltAUS8797Xavier AgnewMichael Cook7475(DNF)86TLETLE79(DNC)7575605
85SophistGER9123Enno WiltsMartin Lietz8279(DNC)87(DNC)DNC84817176650
86LarissaGER8988Katharina MengeGeorg Mittermayer8478(RET)80TLETLE88(RET)DNCDNC651
87AliceAUS984Murray MakinDanielle Makin8684TLE83TLE(DNF)87(DNF)8481653
88GoAUS8810Max HaymanChristopher Pearson8580(DNC)(DNS)DNCDNF85797480663
890GBR8867Patrick McGalePaul Pihl8783(DNC)85(DNC)DNC818383DNC682

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