Dart 18 Worlds lead to Norman and Rogers

Delphis Dart 18 World Championships 2011
The Delphis Dart 18 World Championships 2011’s first day saw only two races sailed under completely different circumstances. After a delay there was a light but stable wind to start the first race.

Thierry and Christine Wibeaux from France reached the first mark with a big lead, followed by the English team Geoff and Jenny Lloyd. Both teams managed to expend their lead in the downwind lab. During the second round the expected wind shift continued and the wind decreases.

The race was shortened to two rounds; in the last downwind lap the wind shifted about 60 degrees causing a total mix up in results. The lead of team Wibeaux was enough to finish first. The British team Alan and Fiona Kernick finished second with Niels Oostenbrug and Harry van Veen from the Netherlands third.

The wind shift came with an increase of wind, so the second race could be started with a stable three bfd wind. Unfortunately the tide also turned causing the fourth attempt to be honest. Seven teams were disqualified under the black flag rule. From the first moment three teams took the lead and didn’t relinquish their lead. Dan Norman and Melanie Rogers from the United Kingdom were all too fast. Second was the French team Dodé Emmanuel and Fred Moreau. Alan and Fiona Kernick finished in third positions.

The overall rankings after two races:

1. Dan Norman and Melanie Rogers (GBR), 5 points
2. Alan and Fiona Kernick (GBR), 5 points
3. Thierry en Kristine Wibaux (FRA), 7 points
4. Emmanuel Dodé en Fred Moreau (FRA), 7 points

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Delphis Dart 18 Worlds day 2

Today we had our last day of registrations, 85 boats have now officially registered for the Delphis Dart 18 Worlds 2011, and we wish them all the best!! Unfortunately due to the wind, we didn't have our practice race today but we are sure that all teams are ready to compete in this year’s event. Later on this evening we also had our opening ceremony, it was a lot fun.... it looks like this week will be one to remember! Tomorrow we have our first races of this year’s championship. Good luck to all the teams.

1GBR 49Dan Norman, Melanie Rogers, 7788, Sheppey SC5,041
2GBR 57Alan Kernick, Fiona Kernick, 7770, UKIDA5,023
3FRA 25Thierry Wibaux, Christine Wibaux, 7921, CV Angouleme7,016
4FRA 93Emmanuel Dodé, Fred Moreau, 7935, SR VANNES7,052
5GBR 55Dave Roberts, Louise Roberts, 7835, Stokes bay SC12,075
6GBR 47Marco Manganelli, Amy Knott, 7810, Stokes bay SC14,0104
7GBR 56Geoff Sherwood, William Sherwood, 7781, Parkstone Yacht Club16,097
8SUI 82Michiel Fehr, Raphael Jakob, 6708, SKM23,0149
9GBR 45David Lloyd, Joanna Jones-Pierce, 7724, Stokes bay SC24,01113
10GBR 52Chris Goymer, Jenni Donovan, 7727, IOSSC28,0208

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