Etchells World Championship 2014 - Hardesty takes third title

Bill Hardesty (far right) and his team of (left to right) Stephanie Roble, Marcus Eagan and Taylor Canfield shortly after winning the 2014 Etchells World Championship off Newport, R.I. For Hardesty this is his third world title in the Etchells Class. He also won the championship in 2008 and 2011.
Sharon Green/New York Yacht Club
2014 Etchells World Championship - Consistency is king and Bill Hardesty and crew of Stephanie Roble, Taylor Canfield and Marcus Eagan have earned the 2014 Etchells World Championship by sticking to a steady plan for success.

The plan was formulated six months ago, when Hardesty put together his young team consisting of Match Race World Champion Taylor Canfield and top women’s match racer Stephanie Roble—25-year-olds eager to dedicate themselves to a worthy goal. Add in top trimmer Marcus Eagan and the team was complete.

After a tough series in Miami last winter, Hardesty made the decision to train in his home waters of San Diego where he had top talent and similar conditions to the worlds venue in Newport. 'Tom Carruthers, Vince Brun and Bruce Nelson helped us up our game through sail testing and boat tuning,' Hardesty said. But they didn't focus solely on boat speed. 'We worked on evaluating risk management to make good decisions, define it, buy into it and follow through; that all came together at this regatta and helped with our consistency.'

Hardesty further commented that having three elite match racers on board 'gave us an advantage at the start through our time and distance timing and laylines, which made starting easier and more comfortable. We only had one bad start, that was the race we finished 20th.'

Commenting on his third Etchells World title, Hardesty said: 'This was one of the toughest to win; the level of sailing was at its highest. But it's very exciting. I love the class, I love the boat.'

Winning the last race was Peter Duncan, who had local ties. 'We didn’t sail a particularly great series,' said Duncan. 'Our expectations were certainly higher, so this was great to end on a high note, which is better than the alternative.' Duncan’s crew included former world champion Jud Smith and Thomas Blackwell.

Ante Razmilovic, Chris Larson and Stuart Flinn finished second overall, with 2013 world champion Marvin Beckman, Steve Hunt and Ezra Culver in third.

Competitors will look forward to the 2015 Etchells Worlds which will be held in Hong Kong, hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, November 1 to 7, 2015.

Complete Result 2014 Etchells World Championship

 

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World Championship Racing
 One Design Division
  International Etchells
  1.79USA 979Line HonorsEtchellsBill Hardesty / Taylor Canfield / Stephanie Roble / Marcus Eagan 2220145131596/DNC[96]62.0
  2.33HKG 1333Swedish BlueEtchellsAnte Razmilovic / Chris Larson / Stuart Flinn 36844141933113[44]97.0
  3.78USA 1378The MartianEtchellsMarvin Beckmann / Steve Hunt / Ezra Culver 83115154632719[46]100.0
  4.8USA 1308KGBEtchellsSenet Bischoff / Ben Kinney / Clay Bischoff 102025521312915[52]113.0
  5.72USA 1372AretasEtchellsSkip Dieball / John McClean / Jeff Eiber 381341971716123[61]122.0
  6.39CAN 1396CAN 1396EtchellsHank Lammens / Jens Bojsen-Moller / Steve Girling 18112167474942[49]134.0
  7.38AUS 1383TriadEtchellsJohn Bertrand / Grant Simmer / Andrew Palfrey 410528272353432[53]142.0
  8.76USA 1376ArethusaEtchellsPhil Lotz / Eric Doyle / Rodrigo Meireles 918696/BFD52912378[96]151.0
  9.37USA 1137La TormentaEtchellsShannon Bush / Brad Boston / Curt Oetking 2616313762161666[66]159.0
  10.4USA 1404LiftedEtchellsJim Cunningham / Jeff Madrigali / Mark Ivey / Bryn Bachman 424324050342510[50]160.0
  11.11USA 1198America Jane 11EtchellsScott Kaufman / Justin Law / Jesse Kirkland / Austen Anderson 2514426281041320[62]163.0
  12.96USA 1296AppreciationEtchellsJeffrey Siegal / Tim Healy / Willem Van Waay / Sarah Callahan 17171617478205427[54]169.0
  13.69NZL 1348NZL 1348EtchellsAndrew Wills / Anatole Masfen / Matthew Kelway 502826201320173811[50]173.0
  14.97USA 1397Raging RoosterEtchellsPeter Duncan / Thomas Blackwell / Judson Smith 2725338451363261[63]178.0
  15.88USA 1388AnnieEtchellsGary Gilbert / Mark Mendleblatt / Luke Lawrence 45522485085022[50]182.0
  16.41USA 1411ElizabethEtchellsTom Carruthers / Chris Busch / Andrew Campbell 512374651624604[60]185.0
  17.77USA 1149MoneyballEtchellsBlaine Pedlow / Danny Pavel / Justin Boitano 30274832126528105[65]192.0
  18.58AUS 1306The Hole WayEtchellsCameron Miles / Grant Crowle / David Sampson 39/ZFP96/BFD409111474240[96]202.0
  19.16GBR 1036EspritEtchellsRobert Elliott / Stuart Childerley / Sam Richmond 4843302424021463[48]209.0
  20.29USA 1229VivaEtchellsDon Jesberg / Scott Mason / Ed Wright 4054283201186486[86]210.0
  21.92AUS 1393BootrossEtchellsMark Bradford / Brad Butterworth / Will McCarthy 582114783012302718[78]210.0
  22.62USA 1262ScimitarEtchellsStewart Neff / Will Welles / Henry Brauer 13575118224295321[57]211.0
  23.17UKR 1297ArcturEtchellsVasyl Gureyev / Andriy Shafranyuk / Vitalii Kushnir 217719394433142033[77]223.0
  24.40SIN 1340MatatuEtchellsNils Razmilovic / Brian Hammersley / Andrew Mills 38/ZFP366941102455134[69]239.0
  25.91AUS 1391TangoEtchellsChris Hampton / Ian Walker / Matt Johns 12408248528572131[82]242.0
  26.53USA 1228TerrapinEtchellsStephen Benjamin / Moose McLintock / Phil Trinter 162217253327718132[81]243.0
  27.26HKG 1269RX2EtchellsMark Thornburrow / Bucky Smith / Malcolm Page / Simon Cooke 53/ZFP12196/BFD54385677[96]246.0
  28.18USA 988USA 1185EtchellsTomas Hornos / Josh Revkin / Andy Casey 67311242464575412[75]259.0
  29.85USA 1285Midlife CrisisEtchellsBruce Golison / Bill Lynn / Richard Clarke / Dina Corsi 5258796/BFD391234436[96]260.0
  30.75USA 13751375EtchellsArgyle Campbell / Robert Kinney / Payson Infelise 92/ZFP154936647218817[92]279.0
  31.15USA 1405CarambaEtchellsJose Fuentes / Geoff Ewenson / Greg Hryniewicz 37642435214372479[72]280.0
  32.5USA 1305Clean ExecutionEtchellsMichael Gavin / William Abbott / Paul Davis 46735529347251463[73]282.0
  33.89USA 928Something GoodEtchellsTito Gonzalez / Trinnidad Gonzalez / Bill Mauk / Ched Proctor 362380343715346844[80]291.0
  34.68USA 1168MahalagaEtchellsPeter Vessella / John Callahan / Tracy Usher 22292296/BFD2835662465[96]291.0
  35.12USA 1012NatashaEtchellsTed Hardenbergh / James Hardenbergh / Mark Hardenbergh 73046713825562268[71]292.0
  36.45BER 1412TiberonEtchellsMark Watson / Dirk Kneulman / Andreas Josenhans 60718434152913937[91]297.0
  37.64HKG 13641364EtchellsFrank Van Kempen / Gregory Kearns / Ronan Collins 433713734258335816[73]300.0
  38.52USA 1222Marx BrosEtchellsChris Marx / Tom Marx / Dan Ronan 78/ZFP591547016422869[78]303.0
  39.94USA 1394Amercian BabyEtchellsGeorge Francisco / Michael Guerriero / Zach Railey 182423236930747747[77]308.0
  40.55USA 1355LuckyEtchellsBryon Ehrhart / Rodney Hagebols / Chris Lefferdink 14386775737597830[78]309.0
  41.98USA 1398Firing LineEtchellsBruce Burton / Glenn Burton / Jon Easley 63329665648154149[66]313.0
  42.3SUI 1403No DramasEtchellsJames (Seamus) McHugh / Andy Beadsworth / Simon Fry 2396/BFD96/DSQ21362697035[96]316.0
  43.42USA 398Skanky GeneEtchellsJay Cross / Jeremy Wilmot / Aubrey Mayer / Lauren Gillooly 1550725318447740/RDG26[77]318.0
  44.7USA 1307NemesisEtchellsJeff Nehms / Bill Johns / Tim Banks 554968164339262971[71]325.0
  45.50AUS 1150Chelsea LadyEtchellsBill Steele / Jake Gunther / David Heritage 74444513238961561[89]326.0
  46.35GBR 1354Strait DealerEtchellsDavid Franks / Graham Sunderland / Bleddyn Mon / Amy Prime 494150493461225629[61]330.0
  47.21USA 1221RivaEtchellsWade Edwards / Timo Platt / Ben Newman 51/ZFP3333506632313467[67]330.0
  48.20USA 1208Gumption3EtchellsKevin Grainger / Max Skelley / Karl Anderson 61976336084521277[84]335.0
  49.2UAE 1400African QueenEtchellsJan Muysken / Gavin Brady / Brad Farrand 564261118254821714[82]337.0
  50.27CAN 1327BlackadderEtchellsAndrew Cumming / Brian Kamilar / Eric Aronsohn / Victor Diaz de Leon 4196/BFD27546322106957[96]343.0
  51.48USA 1248USA 1248EtchellsWill Ricketson / Annie Haeger / Luke Ramsay / Addison Caproni 801139612642398556[85]354.0
  52.44USA 944FireflyEtchellsMeredith Carroll / Peter Carroll / Allan Terhune / Mitchell Callahan 478834475851603525[88]357.0
  53.46AUS 1325Iris IIIEtchellsPeter McNeill / Roger Hickman / Phil Smidmore 61705861962683651[70]361.0
  54.23USA 1199USA 1199EtchellsW. Jay Mills / Christopher Constant / William J. Mills III / Luke Reich 96/BFD92914802896376[96]362.0
  55.84AUS 1384PantherEtchellsSteve O'Rourke / Terry Yuill / Burke Melia 883536306560118443[88]364.0
  56.73USA 1373VictoryEtchellsBuddy Cribb / Eamonn deLisser / Stuart deLisser 294610744964488346[83]366.0
  57.70USA 971Miss MurphyEtchellsKjeld Hestehave / Ian Storer / Lynne Shore 39347468556745259[74]369.0
  58.9USA 1309Landed GentryEtchellsDon Brush Ken Fells / Kevin Hawko 713935272459448882[88]381.0
  59.49BER 1249ThrashEtchellsTim Patton / Peter Martin / Jason Owen 317571796118434055[79]394.0
  60.30USA 1300USA 1300EtchellsMichael Dressell / Ernie Pomerleau / Chris Morgan / Justin Callahan 657284102957277958[84]397.0
  61.59USA 1238WhirlwindEtchellsChristopher Brady / Catherine Guiader / James McKenna / Melissa Deveney 5384538696/DNF6619639[96]406.0
  62.95AUS 1395Should'a Gone LeftEtchellsPeter Coleman / Iain Gartley / Wayne Dixon 246285454074802364[85]412.0
  63.74USA 1085CougarEtchellsEthan Doyle / Will Graves / Matt Szala 776970267429375950[77]414.0
  64.60USA 1260PlaymakerEtchellsAlan Kelly / Jonathan Forsberg / Robbie Brown 755559517734851954[85]424.0
  65.86AUS 868Yandoo XXEtchellsJeanne-Claude Strong / Neville Wittey / Marcus Burke / Tiana Wittey 517160608379671324[83]425.0
  66.67CAN 968JRWOneDesignEtchellsJerry Wendt / Alex Baker / Mike Nichol 7085/ZFP44642556586260[85]439.0
  67.36USA 1363UntouchableEtchellsJustin Palm / Chris Clark / Tom Dawson 577973639491696/DNC96/DNC[96]442.0
  68.71USA 13711371EtchellsKen Womack / Watt Duffy / Cary Trapani 728662875341641153[87]442.0
  69.65AUS 1165KirribilliEtchellsDoug Flynn / Alex Flynn / Andy Green 96/RET6377761755385762[96]445.0
  70.22AUS 1022Screaming PlumEtchellsDoug Kerr / Greg Kerr / Luke Paterson 52/ZFP6141567573544578[78]457.0
  71.43GBR 1407IceEtchellsAndrew Cooper / James Downer / Robert O'Leary 644554317971407688[88]460.0
  72.56GBR 1329StampedeEtchellsRob Goddard / Scott Findley / Nigel Wakefield 797843776886461852[86]461.0
  73.32AUS 932KarabosEtchellsPaul Garaty / Dean Blatchford / Richard Allanson 11535796/DSQ8753788738[96]464.0
  74.19USA 819Make Mine a DoubleEtchellsJeff Borland / Reid McLaughlin / Brian Robinson 35487896/BFD6763365196/DNF[96]474.0
  75.87IRL 987BedrockEtchellsDavid Burrows / Richard Burrows / Samantha Burrows 66265683296/DNC96/DNC96/DNC96/DNC[96]476.0
  76.99AUS 1399Thats LifeEtchellsIan Crisp / Marcus Sill / Fergus Forbes 285165708490498941[90]477.0
  77.13USA 1313CrapshootEtchellsPatricia Stadel / Ralph Carpenter / Andrew Coldicutt 767675573578623374[78]488.0
  78.81USA 1301Mary AnnEtchellsPeter Shumaker / Lindsey Horvat / Kenneth Flaska 846038727676695545[84]491.0
  79.63AUS 963The RatEtchellsGrantham Kitto / Bradley Moore / Tim Ward / Rachel Mullins 815247657177737148[81]504.0
  80.93GBR 992China WightEtchellsNicholas Stagg / Kim Ridge / David Bedford 544763587880885272[88]504.0
  81.51AUS 511Grand VEtchellsGordon Hinds / Stephen Ingate / Nicholas Ingate 96/DSQ6752553169799070[96]513.0
  82.57USA 575PerezosoEtchellsMark Luckes / Rick Humphrey / Josh White 688181699068517228[90]518.0
  83.10USA 1103IndefinitelyEtchellsTodd Lalumiere / Matthew Lalumiere / Charlie Lalumiere 446583758887653287[88]538.0
  84.82USA 1212CarinaEtchellsJonathan Nye / Ray Harrington / Karl Fjeld 96/DNF6879156275836596/DNF[96]543.0
  85.83NZL 1083EchelonEtchellsGavin Gerrard / Richard Bouzaid / Ross Bannan / Troy Bannan 8580642296/DNF833596/DNC96/DNC[96]561.0
  86.28USA 1328Hat TrickEtchellsMark Toso / Terry Naylon / Joshua Toso 877486677381703086[87]567.0
  87.34HKG 1344Mind the BumpsEtchellsJohn Breen / Denis Martinet / Mike Huang / Chandler Gregoire 828387598570506475[87]568.0
  88.24AUS 1124GumptionEtchellsMichael Morris / Geoff Masters / Joshua Singh / Maclean Paton 868593818936816680[93]604.0
  89.90USA 1097Eduardo EspecialEtchellsEd Holt / Ernest Freeland / Sarah Russell 96/BFD6666885985848279[96]609.0
  90.61USA 1061PanacheEtchellsPaul V. McLaughlin / Rob Gorman / Wayne Huntley 625691828682907385[91]616.0
  91.31CAN 931ImpudenceEtchellsDavid Lowther / Anthony Lowther / Andrew Lowther 698988859188769183[91]669.0
  92.25AUS 1025Walk on WaterEtchellsGlenn Norton / Peter Rattray / Richard Hodgson 8982908096/DNF92937481[96]681.0
  93.14NZL 1114WindwardEtchellsCharles Maud / Luke Carter / Scott Clark 908792837291928684[92]685.0
  94.54USA 54Christine FrancisEtchellsDaniel Smith / Sara Smith / Gregory Hoyt 96/DNF96/DNC89848196/DNF96/DNC8073[96]695.0
  95.1AUS 401OzziEtchellsAl Harrison / Ian Staples / Brady Lowe 8390948996/DNC938796/DNC96/DNC[96]728.0
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