19th Int. Flying 15 Worlds - 50 boats turn up on day 7

Flying 15 Worlds 2013 fleet in action.
At the 19th International Flying Fifteen World Championships, with first place already decided, 50 boats turned up at the start line for the seventh and final race. It’s no exaggeration to say that the weather and sea state has been different on every day of this regatta and today was just perfect – sunny, 15kts, a light swell.

Race management was not in for an easy day though, with two ships anchored on the preferred layline. Having moved closer inshore to allow adequate leg length without encroaching into China waters, the line was laid for an axis slightly to the right of the wind, to balance the course against the ‘left at Lamma’ effect.
Everything was going to plan until two minutes into the start sequence, when the AP had to be raised to allow for a commercial ship crossing the course on the port layline.

Just as thoughts were turning to getting into the start sequence again, a tanker anchored just upwind of the start line, forcing the team to up sticks and move back further offshore and reset the course.

Flying 15 Worlds 2013

Finally, 50 minutes behind schedule, the start gun was fired for the last race of the 19th International Flying Fifteen World Championships and the fleet was away with a clean start. Nick and Janet Jerwood, already assured of second overall for Ineffable, were out for glory and led from the front to take their second first of the series, finishing on a nett 15 points two minutes ahead of Matthew Owen and Andrew Reed on The Wife’s Ffault – their best placing of the series. El Toro was only seconds behind in third, cementing third place overall for the Australian duo of Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay.

The Jerwoods seemed happy with their overall performance and unperturbed by the changeable weather, with Nick saying 'conditions are probably the best I’ve ever sailed in at a (Worlds) regatta'.

Flying 15 Worlds 2013


Flying 15 Worlds 2013


Flying 15 Worlds 2013 teams in action.


Flying 15 Worlds 2013


Flying 15 Worlds 2013


Flying 15 Worlds 2013


Top Ten Placings
RankSail No.BowNameHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7TotalNett
1stGBR40041FoofGraham VialsChris Turner112151DNC6411
2ndAUS398650IneffableNick JerwoodJanet Jerwood4512-6212115
3rdAUS393346El ToroGrant AldersonDean McAullay227BFD1937724
4thGBR402113TBASteve GoacherPhil Evans366524-73326
5thAUS368440The Wife's FfaultMatthew OwenAndrew Reed-1583431124631
6thGBR39206BettyGreg WellsAndrew Jameson578BFD4368633
7thGBR399810 Alan BaxChris Hewkin644677-114534
8thGBR401911Pure MagicDavid TabbChewey Sherrell1210538-1645842
9thAUS399252Glamour BuoysGregory LeaversuchPeter Barblett991181010-238057
10thAUS398249StorytellerChristopher PatersonRupert Leslie-1412101014887662


Provisional Results Race 7 at 1630hrs
RankPrefixSail No.BowBoat NameHelmCrewElapsedPoints
1AUS398650IneffableNick JerwoodJanet Jerwood02:06:051
2AUS368440The Wife's FfaultMatthew OwenAndrew Reed02:08:132
3AUS393346El ToroGrant AldersonDean McAullay02:08:173
4GBR401911Pure MagicDavid TabbChewey Sherrell02:08:384
5AUS397248PHAROS Financial GroupAshley SmithAdam Kingston02:09:245
6GBR39206BettyGreg WellsAndrew Jameson02:09:436
7GBR402113TBASteve GoacherPhil Evans02:09:487
8AUS398249StorytellerChristopher PatersonRupert Leslie02:10:178
9GBR402012Freaking FantabulousGraham ScroggieBen Scroggie02:11:039
10AUS379742Changing LanesDavid SwanMatt Elliot02:11:0410
11GBR399810 Alan BaxChris Hewkin02:11:2311
12GBR39539Fforca del VentoRobert HogbenGlyn Morgan02:11:3912
13AUS374341Spot the DifferenceGreg TonnisonSteve Roberts02:11:5713
14NZL375437BusinessSandra WilliamsGraeme Robinson02:12:2514
15GBR36924fenturaNick HeathPippa Noon02:12:5615
16GBR402214Always FforeverAndy GoddardMal Hartland02:13:4316
17AUS385543FflashpointPeter RookeMartin Arrowsmith02:13:4417
18AUS401053Mr FoxJade laneWilliam Ian Lane02:13:4718
19GBR39367Smooth and StonedSteve DouthwaitePaul Averley02:14:1919
20HKG401535Uffa Fox AcheBarry HayesSheridan Teasel02:14:4520
21HKG330518Ffact or FfictionSimon PickeringRafael Buitre02:14:5621
22AUS388044Where The Bl**dy Hell Are YouCraig RaineyIan Rainey02:15:0422
23AUS399252Glamour BuoysGregory LeaversuchPeter Barblett02:15:0723
24AUS398951Fast Lane 4John WilsonDavid Tucker02:15:2224
25GBR39015Freewheelin'Mike KilbeeTony Cox02:15:2325
26AUS393045Aussie FalconDale CollingsGlenn Scheen02:15:2626
27GBR35393Hakuna MatataJohn HansonHelen Selden02:15:3027
28HKG398132TchaikoffskyHoward WilliamsHuw Riley02:16:0028
29HKG372225Noisy ForefatherCosmas GrelonRory Godman02:16:1529
30ESP373516PathffinderMichael CloughHendrik Penndorf02:16:5130
31HKG399734TomffooleryTom SheppardPeter Barker02:17:3031
32HKG353322My Ffair LadyBrian HendersonBen Muskett02:17:5032
33NZL371436jaffaAndrew TaylorGreg Taylor02:17:5433
34HKG397931KerfuffleCarlyon Knight-EvansLucy Sutro02:18:2634
35HKG387628French FriesAkira TakadaWataru Takada02:18:3135
36AUS396447FforeignerSimon LucasAileen Lucas02:18:3436
37HKG388229No NameKoichi YamamotoShinji Ishiwata02:18:4637
38AUS362039CasperHoward FaulksNick Faulks02:19:1238
39HKG350021FFatal AttractionMurray LathamNigel Davis02:19:2839
40HKG370124Puff'n StuffDavid ChowMark Lyons02:19:3440
41HKG399033FfreeFire 90Sam ChanNick Atkinson02:19:5041
42AUS354538Frequent FlyerJennifer SimsAndrew Wallace02:19:5142
43HKG383027SquiffyJoe NelsonDavid Bone02:19:5243
44GBR6272VamooseBobby SalmondRobert Till02:20:0644
45HKG382826FfirecrackerNaoki IshiharaMartin Heath02:21:1345
46HKG330417SkiverLouis BrinkThomas Issac02:21:3346
47HKG346920Frantic FortiesWai Chuen ChanJack Leung02:21:4947
48HKG341519Fflippin' MuppetsKunihiro FukushimaMotokazu Nlshimura02:29:5948
49GBR40041FoofGraham VialsChris TurnerDNC53
49GBR39398AtholAthol KingTrevor BellisDNF53
49IRL400215Afloat.ieJohn LaveryDavid O'BrienDNC53
49HKG346823ZestChris HowardAndrew HowardDNS53