Finn Masters 2012 – Pwllheli – Day 1

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Photos: Robert Deaves

Michael Maier wins opening race at Finn World Masters

Defending champion Michael Maier (CZE) won the only race on the first day of the Finn World Masters in Pwllheli in North Wales, as the tropical conditions continued and produced a long wait ashore in light winds. Laurent Hay (FRA) crossed in second with Neil Robinson (GBR) third.
The fleet was held ashore until nearly 16.00 as the early fog gave way to more high temperatures, sunny skies and very light winds. A sea breeze started to build early on but was never strong enough to start a race until late in the day. However the sailors weren’t complaining too much as it allowed them to watch the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay at the Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club, along with its convoy of branded buses, vehicle escort, press and police motorcade.
As soon as the Torch had departed Pwllheli, almost as if it was part of the programme, the sea breeze finally strengthened enough for racing and the fleet was sent out for one race. The wind quickly built to 10-11 knots, but after a further postponement, a general recall and a then a black flag start – from which 20 boats were sent home early – it had decreased to 8-10 knots and gradually faded into the early evening. By the time the boats finished it was down to 4-6 knots. The fleet came back to shore around 19.00.
Michael Maier (CZE) was always in charge. Tacking off the line soon after the start he favoured the right hand corner and took an early lead that was never really challenged. Laurent Hay (FRA) had a good battle with Allen Burrell (GBR) for second, but on the final beat Burrell split tacks with the leading two to try and find more pressure on the left. Neil Robinson (GBR) followed Hay to the right and nearly caught him, but when Burrell crossed back, he had lost third place to Robinson.
On coming ashore the sailors were treated to free beer, supplied by Carlsberg, and pasta, while the club laid on a barbecue in the evening.
Second placed hay commented, „We had light winds, so for me it was good conditions. I had a good first leg and rounded after Mike Maier, but he is faster than me and he sailed very well so I couldn’t catch him. I had a good fight with Allen Burrell and we were second and third for most of the race, so that was very pleasant. On the last beat I was on the right and Allen went on the left, but I took the advantage there.”
„It’s been really nice weather here in Pwllheli so far. We were expecting a lot of rain, so I packed lots of wet weather clothes, but today was a beautiful day and I would be very happy for it to continue all week. The race committee is very good because they put on a good start and it was a tough decision not to send us out too early, but in the end they made a good decision on when to go out. So far it is all perfect.”
Racing continues Tuesday at 12.00. The championship will be decided over a series of eight races with the final race and the medal race for the top 10 on Friday.

Top 10 after day one

1 CZE1Michael Maier
2 FRA75Laurent Hay
3 GBR679Neil Robinson
4 GBR2Allen Burrell
5 ITA4Francesco Faggiani
6 LTU7Tauras Rymonis
7 GER711Andre Budzien
8 FRA150Pascal Tetard
9 AUS8Dirk Seret
10 GER 700Martin Hofmann

Results at: https://www.pwllhelisailingclub.co.uk/finn2012/en/home/

Quelle: finnclass.org

Results by Sail Number
Results as of 22:22 on May 28, 2012 Overall
Sailed:1, Discards:0, To count:1, Entries:132, Scoring system:Appendix A Tally Nat SailNo Helm Club R1 Total Nett Notes

8 AUS 8 Seret Adelaide Sailing Club 9
92 AUT 11 Moser UYCWg 14
114 BEL 76 Goossens Delmare 91
125 CAN 3 Bostock TBD 53
122 CZE 222 Vinkl YC Kladno 98
138 CZE 18 Svoboda YCK DNF
96 CZE 318 Plecitƒ ½ YC Tousen 41
14 CZE 1 Maier YCR 1
39 DEN 77 Bender Jensen Dragoer 89
44 DEN 80 Staal Dragor Sejlklub 27
94 DEN 210 Elmer Ishoej Sail Club 15
73 DEN 249 Andersen Royal Danish Yacht club 73
116 DEN 6 Hall Royal Danish Yachtclub 30
137 FIN 22 Valtonen TPS 35
112 FIN 112 Ajanko RPS BFD
101 FRA 75 Hay YCIF 2
118 FRA 99 Allain des Beauvais SNO Nantes 22
119 FRA 150 Tetard Yacht Club Ile De France 8
42 FRA 40 Joseph ACAL BFD
34 FRA 800 Zoccola CN Haute Seine 75
27 GBR 2 Burrell Thorpe Bay 4
29 GBR 40 Daniels Warsash SC 29
30 GBR 17 Blowers Gurnard SC 20
20 GBR 20 Denison Christchurch 84
21 GBR 65 Potter West Kirby Sailing Club 64
9 GBR 631 Hart Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club 39
10 GBR 567 Hughes Warsash SC 32
11 GBR 19 Hoult RYA 58
12 GBR 658 Wyburd MRSC BFD
13 GBR 5 Greenwood West Kirby Sailing Club 12
2 GBR 55 TILL RSYC BFD
3 GBR 68 Mackie Pwllheli Sailing Club 71
5 GBR 611 lock Christchurch Sailing Club 67
6 GBR 706 Livingston Holyhead Portdinorwic 101
36 GBR 10 Deaves Waldringfield SC 52
40 GBR 4 Ward Loch Venachar S C 50
43 GBR 93 Duffill Blakeney 106
50 GBR 63 Macdonald Merngeham Rythe SC 83
52 GBR 679 Robinson MRCS 3
53 GBR 1 Kooij TBYC BFD
55 GBR 682 Mount 69
68 GBR 42 Buswell Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club 93
120 GBR 587 Stuart 108
126 GBR 46 Moore Tata Steel Sailing Club 102
128 GBR 548 Gibb Largo Bay Sailing Club 57
136 GBR 695 Petty-Mayor Thorpe Bay Yacht Club 55
143 GBR 708 de Courcy Mengeham Rythe SC 19
144 GBR 78 Temple Trearddur Bay SC DNC
97 GBR 61 Heyes Mengeham Rythe SC 59
99 GBR 99 Torrance Burnham SC 74
115 GBR 80 New Christchurch 46
77 GBR 77 Sellars Warsash S C 25
74 GER 158 Meid ABC 70
81 GER 142 Paech SGSB 85
86 GER 293 Siebeck SGK 79
89 GER 282 Woiwode YCR 48
90 GER 116 Maiwaldt NRV 13
150 GER 202 Elsaesser AHYC 31
133 GER 98 Andre Sternberger Seglerverein e V 107
127 GER 217 Niehusen SYC 37
129 GER 706 Breuer YCR 94
130 GER 165 Meid SCLM BFD
70 GER 707 Breuer YCR 11
57 GER 700 Hofmann KSCH 10
58 GER 8 Eiermann 17
46 GER 161 Kratz SVBiblis 100
47 GER 92 Guminski DSCL 45
35 GER 62 Barthel SCD 36
38 GER 248 Zƒ ¼low BG 064 56
4 GER 19 Bollongino Jollensegler Reichenau DNC
7 GER 711 Budzien SYC 7
22 GER 208 Kinast WSU 68
23 GER 175 Mƒ ¶ckel ASVzR 54
28 GER 122 Holger YCH 60
93 GRE 71 Davourlis NCPF 21
78 HUN 51 Rutai THE 86
79 HUN 2 Sipos Alba Regia 49
149 ITA 4 Faggiani Triestina Della Vela 5
59 ITA 11 Cisbani Club Vela Portocivitanova 18
145 LTU 7 Rymonis LFA 6
146 NED 900 Meijaard The White House BFD
147 NED 81 Visser WVRANDMEER 38
135 NED 35 Proper Het Witte Huis BFD
139 NED 100 Van Der Sluis HWH BFD
140 NED 902 Risseeuw Het Witte Huis BFD
141 NED 10 Boot Randmeer 63
71 NED 32 Verhoef The White House 81
72 NED 27 Kamphorst wv hellevoetsluis BFD
75 NED 47 Woerdeman HWH 65
84 NED 823 van Wirdum WV Aalsmeer 92
103 NED 13 Lensing WV Randmeer 99
105 NED 896 Hermus wsv arne 87
108 NED 51 Oberman KMJC 105
54 NED 848 van de Griend WSV Randmeer 76
61 NED 52 Meijer randmeer BFD
65 NED 82 Casander Randmeer HWH DNC
69 NED 38 van Heusden The White House BFD
37 NED 6 COCQ Randmeer 77
41 NED 50 Zetzema WV Monnickendam 28
51 NED 9 Isselmann WV Randmeer 97
26 NED 26 van Veen WVRandmeer NL BFD
32 NED 11 De Jager WSV Het Witte Huis 42
17 NED 1 Van der horst Randmeer 66
18 NED 93 Peeters WV Randmeer 96
1 NED 748 van Gent Maas en Roer BFD
15 NED 2 Molenaar The White House 23
16 NED 88 Barends The White House 80
19 NZL 213 Duncan Naval Point Club Lyttelton 88
67 NZL 15 Wilcox Potsdamer Segler Verein 40
95 NZL 9 Coutts RAYC BFD
62 POL 26 Nowakowski KW GARLAND LOK 78
63 POL 13 Okulicz SPOJNIA WARSZAWA 109
48 RSA 51 Baum Aeolians Sailing Club 62
109 RSA 540 Tucker Aeolians BFD
87 RSA 5 Greaves Aeolians 95
91 RUS 95 Udartsev Siberia ZGYC 72
131 RUS 69 Kharitonov MACF 24
132 RUS 41 Denikaev MACF 16
121 RUS 21 Butenko MAKF BFD
123 RUS 142 Polovinkin MFA 26
124 RUS 34 Kasatov MACF 47
45 RUS 71 Klyayman MACF BFD
25 RUS 25 Voshchennikov MACF 90
24 SUI 11 Fatzer Yacht Club Arbon 51
64 SUI 13 Kilchenmann Thunersee YC 61
49 SWE 721 Brandt Uppsala Kanotforening UKF 44
117 SWE 9 Jutmar SSS DNE
148 SWE 96 Ridderheim 104
83 SWE 111 Jarnstam Jolleseglarna Karlstad 43
88 SWE 14 Nordstrƒ ¶m Jolleseglarna Karlstad 34
102 USA 4 Heimler Finn Club of California 82

 

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