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                    Foto: Robert Deaves

Finn focus at the 2011 Finn Gold Cup, Perth

Media summary
After the first day at the Finn Gold Cup in Perth, Australia, Ben Ainslie (GBR) takes an early lead after winning both his heats with ease in the
yellow fleet. There was about an hour delay for the wind to fill in, but the first race started in 11-12 knots. However it soon dropped to 8-9 before
coming back in strongly for the second race, peaking at 16 knots in some great sailing conditions.
In the first race Ainslie led from start to finish, while in the second race in stronger winds he trailed current world champion Ed Wright (GBR),
rounding the top mark in fifth. However the Olympic champion took the lead from Wright on the downwind to build a useful lead into the finish.
In the blue fleet, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist Rafa Trujillo (ESP) led the first race from start to finish while Pieter-Jan Postma (NED), put a
poor race behind him to lead all the way and take the second race. Trujillo rounded off a great day with a third place, to end the day in second
overall behind Ainslie. A second and a fifth for the 2008 Silver medalist Zach Railey (USA) leaves him in third overall.

Quelle: finnclass.org

 

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Zwischenergebnis nach 2 Wettfahrten


1 AINSLIE Charles Benedict GBR 1 1 2 2
2 TRUJILLO Rafael ESP 1 3 4 4
3 RAILEY Zach USA 2 5 7 7
4 KLJAKOVIC GASPIC Ivan CRO 3 6 9 9
4 SCOTT Giles GBR 3 6 9 9
6 BIRGMARK Daniel SWE 5 4 9 9
7 WRIGHT Edward Martin GBR 8 2 10 10
8 HOEG-CHRISTENSEN Jonas DEN 4 7 11 11
8 MILLS Andrew GBR 4 7 11 11
10 KARPAK Deniss EST 6 5 11 11
11 LEBRETON Thomas FRA 10 2 12 12
12 COOK Christopher CAN 2 14 16 16
13 SLATER Dan NZL 5 11 16 16
14 LOBERT Jonathan FRA 13 4 17 17
15 ANDREWS Mark GBR 9 8 17 17
16 CASEY Brendan AUS 16 3 19 19
17 BORYSOV Oleksiy UKR 7 12 19 19
18 ZBOGAR Vasilij SLO 11 8 19 19
19 TWEDDELL Oliver AUS 7 13 20 20
20 POSTMA Pieter-Jan NED 20 1 21 21
21 NIRKKO Tapio FIN 8 13 21 21
22 ALLANSSON Bjorn SWE 11 10 21 21
23 BALDASSARI Filippo ITA 13 9 22 22
24 POGGI Giorgio ITA 6 17 23 23
25 NOSSITER Anthony AUS 10 14 24 24
26 MITAKIS Ioannis GRE 17 9 26 26
27 DOUGLAS Gregory CAN 15 11 26 26
28 PAINE Caleb USA 9 19 28 28
29 RAUDASCHL Florian AUT 12 17 29 29
30 COUTTS Matt NZL 15 15 30 30
31 TERPIGOREV Egor RUS 12 19 31 31
32 JOAO ZARIF Jorge BRA 16 15 31 31
33 TILLANDER Johan SWE 23 10 33 33
34 KURFELD Jan GER 14 21 35 35
35 VIKA Tomas CZE 19 16 35 35
36 GONG Lei CHN 17 18 35 35
37 SKORNYAKOV Euard RUS 26 12 38 38
38 SZUKIEL Rafal POL 18 21 39 39
39 EGMOND, van Hein NED 19 20 39 39
40 VINCEC Gasper SLO 22 18 40 40
41 MAIER Michael CZE 18 22 40 40
42 SELIVANOV Alexey RUS 14 27 41 41
43 MILLER Matthias GER 27 16 43 43
44 HAGOORT Timo NED 23 20 43 43
45 CASTLES Tim AUS 20 25 45 45
46 PAPADOPOULOS Haris CYP 25 22 47 47
47 VAINSALU Lauri EST 22 26 48 48
48 WILTON Brendan CAN 25 23 48 48
49 TUFEKCI Ali Kemal TUR 24 24 48 48
50 ROBITAILLE Martin CAN 27 23 50 50
51 DOUGLAS Brad NZL 24 26 50 50
52 JOHAL Nachhatar Singh IND 21 30 51 51
53 BURFOOT Nik NZL 26 25 51 51
54 WELLS Shaun AUS 21 32 53 53
55 KAYNAR Alican TUR 30 24 54 54
56 BELICZAY Marton HUN 28 28 56 56
57 McMILLAN Rob AUS 31 27 58 58
58 PAL Gaszton HUN 29 29 58 58
58 PEDERSEN Anders NOR 29 29 58 58
60 AXELSSON Andreas SWE 32 28 60 60
61 HAMILTON Ross IRL 28 33 61 61
62 SCHUTTRUPS Nanno NED 31 30 61 61
63 CHRISTEN Christoph SUI 32 31 63 63
64 FERNANDEZ Miguel ESP 30 35 65 65
65 HIRSCHLER Richard HUN 35 31 66 66
66 MUSLUBAS Akif TUR 33 33 66 66
67 LEIGH David Ken RSA 33 34 67 67
68 HOFER Silvan SUI 36 32 68 68
69 COUTTS Robin NZL 35 34 69 69
70 GAUTSCHI Thomas SUI 34 35 69 69
71 VANGELOV Dimitar BUL 34 37 71 71
72 LEIBOWITZ Benjamin USA 37 36 73 73

 

Finn Races 1 and 2: Ben Ainsley (GBR)

blasts to two wins on Day 3 of the ISAF

Worlds

Unstoppable Ben Ainsley (GBR) overcame his traditional slow start to world championships when he won both Yellow Fleet opening races of the Finn class at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships on Monday.
Published on 05/12/11

The five-time Finn world champion won from the front in the first race but had to come from fifth place to take the second, and put himself firmly at the top of the fleet.

„The first race was quite close with (Jonas) Hoeg-Christensen (DEN), who finished fourth. We had a great race. I had to push quite hard to lead and then, when in front, conserve energy for the next race.”

The start did not go to plan for the Briton in the second race.

„I didn’t have a particularly good start but I was good on the downwind reach and was in front at the second mark,” he said.

On why he was so good at downwind sailing, he said: „It has to do with the conditions and technique. After all I have been sailing a lot. You just get into a groove and go with it.”

Ainsley cannot remember if he had won twice on the opening day of a world championship before, but said he liked the experience.

World No 5 Zach Railey (USA) had a stellar day with a second and a fourth to rank second after a day of light winds for the first race and stronger winds for the late afternoon race as the Fremantle Doctor gathered pace.

World No 1 Edward Wright (GBR) had to be satisfied with eighth and a stirring second to be well in the hunt.

In the Blue Fleet, Spain’s Rafael Trujillo, the world No 11, said he was very happy with his day’s efforts with first and third, stating that he was happier with the way he had to work in the second race.

Trujillo headed Canada’s Christopher Cook and world No 2 Giles Scott (GBR) in the first race while the Netherlands‘ Pieter-John Postma claimed the second race from Thomas Lebreton (FRA) and Trujillo.

Quelle:   https://www.perth2011.com/

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Der Veranstalter meldet: „We have experienced some technical problems in the results process on the first day of Fleet Racing.“

Ainslie gewqinnt die ersten beiden Wettfahrten der Yellow fleet

R2 Blue finish ned842 fra29 esp100 swe11 est2 gbr41 gbr85 slo5

R 2 Yellow finish gbr3 Gbr 11 aus1 usa4 fra112

R 1 Blue Finish: ESP 100 can41 gbr41 gbr85 swe11 est2

R1 Yellow finish: Gbr 3 usa4 cro524 den2 nzl 1

 

 © 2003-2011 Ocean Images.

 

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