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5O5 Pre-Worlds and North American Championship at St. Francis Yacht Club

by St. Francis Yacht Club 25 Sep 2023 21:23 PDT 23-24 September 2023

Racing concluded on Sunday, September 24, for the 2023 5O5 Pre-Worlds and North American Championships at St. Francis Yacht Club. The event was held on two sailing areas on San Francisco Bay, with the first day of racing on Saturday held on Race Area A, west of Alcatraz Island, and the second day on Race Area B, just west of Treasure Island.

On Saturday, after three races, San Francisco Bay locals Mike Martin and Adam Lowry were leading the pack of 60 teams, with a 2-2-1 score line. Racing was very tight with boats up and down the fleet gravitating toward each other at the marks, and the leading duo favored the South side of the course for most of the day.

On Sunday, sailors were greeted with a mild cross-current and more champagne conditions for San Francisco Bay. Three races were completed on windward-leeward courses with the final race finishing to windward to help the sailors return to the harbor at St. Francis Yacht Club.

Martin and Lowry continued their lead, finishing first and winning both the new Howard Hamlin Pre-Worlds Perpetual Trophy as well as the North American Championship trophy. Nic Baird and Eric Anderson scored two bullets on the final day, but it wasn't enough to overcome Martin and Lowry's lead. Third place for the Pre-Worlds went to the British team of Nathan Batchelor and Sam Pascoe, and the third-place North American team was Howard Hamlin and Jeff Nelson.

On Sunday evening, trophies were awarded at St. Francis Yacht Club and race organizers officially opened the 5O5 World Championship. Racing begins on Tuesday, September 26, with first warning at 12:00pm Pacific Time. The 5O5 Worlds will run from September 26 through October 1, with five days of racing and one lay day.

The event has drawn a diverse field of competitive teams from the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Poland, including several past world champions: Howard Hamlin (1999) and Jeff Nelson (2009); Mike Holt (2014, 2015, 2017) and Carl Smit (2015, 2017); Mike Martin (1999, 2009, 2016, 2019) and Adam Lowry (2016, 2019); and Ian Pinnell (2008).

Overall Results:

PosHelmCrewSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1Mike MartinAdam LowryUSA 9106StFYC22122[10]9
2Eric AndersonNic BairdUSA 9248YCYC/SPYC/StFYC[5]3431112
3Nathan BatchelorSam PascoeGBR 9253Tynemouth SC1451[6]314
4Roger GilbertIan MitchellGBR 9215Frensham Pond / Hayling Island[11]12119427
5Howard HamlinJeff NelsonUSA 9160NHYC4[13]665627
6Mike HoltCarl SmitUSA 9072Santa Cruz Yacht Club[9]6377528
7Ian PinnellAlex DaiesGBR 9238Hisc39983[12]32
8A.J. ConradsRob WoefulUSA 9240Tahoe YC[15]713581447
9Alexander HolzapfelArne WittemerGER 9258Post‑Sportverein Koblenz1010[16]4131350
10Tim BögerFinn BögerGER 9260HSC138[15]10101556
11Malcom HigginsPaul Von greyUSA 9142PCYC14197[25]12860
12Luke IngallsJohn IngallsUSA 8786Sakonnet YC1911111211[22]64
13Ryan CoxStuart ParkUSA 8681Ventura Yacht Club812[19]14151968
14Craig ThompsonAdam WolnikowskiUSA 8854Thompson Boat Works221610[26]22777
15JB TurneyJon BellUSA 9250Santa Barbara Yacht Club[18]151817161177
16Ted ConradsReeve DunneUSA 9091Tahoe7172227[31]982
17Michael QuirkJohannes TellenAUS 9210CNCB65[DNS]94DNS85
18Pete SpauldingMike RadziejowskiUSA 9165.2418121518[28]87
19Jeff MillerMatt MerchantUSA 9082Santa Cruz YC21[28]818242697
20Jakub PawlukMarcin JózefowskiPOL 9145Sailing Legia Warszawa[33]2226132916106
21Mike PunnettRich MundellUSA 8576SISA[37]2117163223109
22Eric SchwabClark HayesUSA 9184Corpus Christi Yacht Club12[29]27232129112
23Chris GreggIan GreggAUS 8781Darling Point Sailing Squadron (DPSS)20142033[36]25112
24Kevin CameronSam HeritageAUS 9202Darling Point Sailing Squadron1623[DNS]213718115
25Robert TennantSteve BourdowCAN 9216Royal Victoria Yacht Club2620142928[30]117
26Tim MurphyIan MathiesenUSA 8937US Sailing[41]2432341721128
27Bruce EdwardsShane IllidgeUSA 9237StFYC[43]3129302320133
28James GoldenCaleb YoslovUSA 8967Annapolis Yacht Club/ San Francisco Yacht Club34[38]31361917137
29Macy NelsonNate BartonUSA 9095West River Sailing Club362725[41]2524137
30Christian ManchesterAndrea CiccardiUSA 9004StFYC2725213233[36]138
31Duane DelfosseMike HullUSA 8930LSYC28303020[34]32140
32Pierre JeangirardLangdon JungeUSA 9027PCYC1735332238[DNF]145
33Ryan NelsonMike BishopUSA 8680Encinal Yacht Club293724[38]2631147
34Peter ScannellJohn DunleaIRL 8987Monkstown Bay Sailing Club35[42]34312734161
35Neil FulcherJim HuntGBR 9236Stone Sc3826[RET]1920DNS164
36Norbert DasenbrokOliver StieglitzGER 9230HSC23394037[41]33172
37Elsa BaltonBlaine PedlowUSA 9208StFYC39332324[RET]RET180
38Robert BartlewskiAlexis PreelCAN 7606OHCC Toronto[42]3638404039193
39Ali MellerAngela StengerCAN 7200Kingston Yacht Club253435[RET]43RET198
41Steve AnderesNathan de VriesUSA 8266IYC/EYC324043[46]4443202
42Craig CobbinJeff HolderUSA 9084Black Rock Y C314439[RET]4941204
43Colin WahlIan ReevesUSA 8782Bellingham Community Boating Center[50]4142424238205
44Ben CokerCharlie CurtisUSA 9009Davis Island Yacht Club[49]4336444642211
45Jimmy FranzoneBjorn AntellUSA 9116StFYC464537[48]4737212
46Carter JacksonDon SmithAUS 9073Manly Yacht Club30[DNS]DNS3530RET217
47Herve De KergariouGuillaume DekerjreouFRA 9147Sshr[DNC]DNCDNC283535220
48Ian O'LearyNat BurkUSA 7875505 association45494445[50]40223
49Aaron RossRob WatermanUSA 9083Santa Cruz Yacht Club443228[DNC]DNCDNC226
50James BrownEthan BrownCAN 7611Wabamun Sailing Club47[48]45474545229
51Ole EichhornJotham SchwartzUSA 8207SBYC[DNS]5047494844238
52Brian TrainorBrendan TrainorCAN 8755Kitsilano Yacht Club48474143[DNS]DNS240
53Martin WedgeJohn IronmongerGBR 9261Carmaux40[DNS]DNS39DNSDNS262
54Antoine LaussuAlexandre LaussuUSA 8908PSSA514646[DNC]DNSDNS265
55Al SargentAdam WyattUSA 8714St. Francis YC / Newcastle Cruising YC[DNC]DNCDNCDNSDNS27271
57Marek BalinskiAlex ByczkoCAN 9138OHCC[DNC]DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC305
58Patrick McgaleChris PearsonGBR 8435Queen mary sailing club[DNC]DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC305
59Michael WilsonPhillip HardistyGBR 9229Isle Of Man Yacht Club[DNC]DNCDNCDNCDNSDNS305
60Douglas HaganKeahi HoUSA 9252None[DNC]DNCDNCDNFRETRET305

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