Flying 15 Worlds Day 6 - Leaders extend

Flying 15 World Championships 2011 Photo: Chris Balshall (copyright)
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Flying 15 World Championships at Hayling Island SC conclude Thursday 28th July.

The main Worlds fleet completed one race which was won by Graham Vials and Chris Turner. Second was Ian Cleaver and Steve Milne, third Brett Dingwall and Jonathan Clark. Vials and Turner now have a 15 point lead ahead of Mike and Gemma McIntyre, with two more races possible. The second race was abandoned.

The Derwent Water pair continued their low scoring path to the Flying 15 World title despite the light, fickle wind out in Hayling Bay Wednesday. The fleet launched early and then spent over four hours waiting for the wind to settle for any reasonable amount of time. It wasn't until around 13:00 hrs that it rose above 5 knots.

The 60 boats of the gold fleet eventually got away in a northerly at six to seven knots. Series leaders, Vials and Turner had an average start and worked the shifts, while keeping a watch on nearest rivals, Mike and Gemma McIntyre. At the top mark Nigel and Gavin Tullett led from Matt Owen and Andrew Reed with Vials and Turner rounding third.

The wind had gone left and made a tight reach and then a broad run. The second beat was a long starboard tack with the tide and at the spreader marks, Vials and Turner took the right hand and Ian Cleaver and Steve Milne the left. From here Vials and Turner took the lead and eventually a comfortable win. Clever and Milne were second and Dingwall and Clark third.

Graham described the conditions, 'just like Lake sailing', which might explain the five inland-water based boats in the top seven today. Not quite how some would describe the difficult conditions they have experienced for most of the two weeks of the championships. The normal sea-breeze dominated sailing in Hayling Bay has been conspicuous by its absence. And conditions show little sign of improving for the final day.

At the suggestion that they might have found things very different in a stronger breeze, being a lightweight crew, Graham pointed out that they were using a different rig to the norm for the class. A softer Alto mast and a mainsail with more luff curve in the head which he felt helped them stay with the heavier crews. Their Ovington hull is a standard Mk 10 with an extra layer of carbon.

An early start has been posted for Thursday, with the hope of completing two final races, but for Vials and Turner it looks to be little more than a formality. Staying close to Mike and Gemma McIntyre will be their priority, but they are sailing so well this week they will have to try very hard to miss the top podium spot. - GN

The Classic/Silver fleet completed two races today. First Classic race won by Bobby Salmond and Robert Till GBR627. Second race by David Morgan and Lorena Walden GBR2663. Overall Salmond and Till lead from Morgan and Walden.

In the Silver fleet, Hachez Veronique and Pitou Vanderpoel BEL2818 won the first race, Mike Pelegrin and Erwan Gouriou FRA3164 the second race. Malcolm and Alex Hall lead the Silver overall.

Grant Alderson and Dean Mcaullay (Royal Freshwater Bay YC) are the best placed Australians in seventh place, followed by David Tucker and Matthew Summers (Royal Freshwater Bay YC) in tenth.

2011 International Flying Fifteen World Championship Gold Fleet
1st27GoldGBR3972VIALS GrahamTURNER ChrisDerwent SC3. BFD)
2nd20GoldGBR3928MCINTYRE MikeMCINTYRE GemmaHayling Island SC11.0(34.0)
3rd33GoldGBR3902MCKEE AndyJONES RichardDovestone SC(12.0)(18.0)
4th24GoldGBR3922DAVY JeremyCHILDS SimonHayling Island SC5.04.0(16.0)
5th12GoldGBR3920WELLS GregDARLING MarkHayling Island SC2.01.0(17.0)
6th19GoldGBR3911PETERS RussellHALL TimHayling Island SC(18.0)(13.0)
7th10GoldAUS3933ALDERSON GrantMCAULLAY DeanRoyal Freshwater Bay YC4.03.0(32.0)
8th18GoldGBR3941BAX AlanMASTERMAN BillHayling Island SC(29.0)2.03.0(13.0)
9th41GoldGBR3821GOACHER SteveEVANS PhilRoyal Windermere YC9. BFD)11.0(20.0)113.044.0
10th115GoldAUS3781TUCKER DavidSUMMERS MatthewRoyal Freshwater Bay YC10.05.0(19.0)10.013.0(18.0)
11th3GoldGBR3957APTHORP CharlesTAPPENDEN GavinHayling Island SC20.
12th1GoldGBR3917HART MikeRIGG RichardPort Dinorwic SC17.0(23.0)
13th84GoldNZL3754SANDALL JamesROBINSON GraemeWairoa YC/Napier SC1.
14th32GoldGBR3905MCKEE DavidHEWKIN ChrisDovestone SC5.015.014.0(19.0)8.09.0(31.0)6.0107.057.0
15th52GoldIRL3892MCKEE BrianSMYTH IanStrangford Lough YC1.0(17.0)
16th35GoldGBR3977POTTS SimonHARPER TimShustoke SC(27.0)(30.0)
17th110GoldAUS3984OWEN MattREED AndrewCanberra YC15.0(29.0)13.0(49.0 DSQ)
18th105GoldAUS3619PACKER RonaldMUDFORD PeterRoyal Freshwater Bay YC2.
19th31GoldGBR3862JAMESON AndrewGRANT JamesHayling Island SC17.02.0(22.0)
20th23GoldGBR3904CRAVEN-SMITH HenryALVARADO MattHayling Island SC(38.0)(33.0)
21st34GoldLCA3690GREEN MichaelGREEN MarkST Lucia Yacht Club13.0(49.0 OCS)
22nd16GoldGBR3896PETERS NickYEATES NickHayling Island SC12.0(36.0) DNC)167.070.0
23rd100GoldAUS3881HAWKINS AdamJONES BenMornington YC22.07.0(28.0)
24th39GoldGBR3937KNELLER SimonLUCAS DaveGrafham Water SC(23.0) DNC)16.0158.074.0
25th51GoldRSA3868HARRIS PatrickKRIEK JeremyRoyal Natal YC10.018.04.0(49.0 DNC)
26th45GoldGBR3953HOGBEN RobertMORGAN GlynBewl Valley SC6.
27th55GoldIRL3883LAVERY JohnO'BRIEN DavidNational YC Dunlaoghaire(30.0)
28th37GoldGBR3816TULLETT NigelTULLETT GavinRoyal Windermere YC8.021.0(26.0)
29th15GoldGBR3716WAPLES ChrisWAPLES TomHayling Island SC20.03.0(25.0)
30th40GoldGBR3954WAPLES JustinSTOWE IainRoyal Corinthian YC6.0(22.0)
31st114GoldAUS3903CLEAVER IanMILNE SteveRoyal Highland YC(44.0)
32nd6GoldGBR3875DINGWALL BrettCLARK JonathanDatchet Water SC(24.0)
33rd38GoldGBR3667LONGSTAFF MarkWARD JonOgston SC16.012.04.0(23.0)
34th85GoldNZL3839LOWE BenGILBERT KateGlendowie Boating Club(35.0)
35th82GoldGBR3936DOUTHWAITE SteveAVERLEY PaulDerwent SC19.09.08.0(28.0)23.019.0(41.0)22.0169.0100.0
36th8GoldGBR3812MAXFIELD HenryDALLIMORE JonHayling Island SC31.0(35.0)
37th87GoldNZL3840GILBERT MurrayBURGESS JonathanRoyal Akarana YC11.
38th83GoldFRA3961BIET ArnaudCONSTANT FabienYacht Club de Dinard(28.0)
39th7GoldGBR3736BANNISTER PeterBANNISTER SueHayling Island SC18. BFD)24.0(29.0)181.0103.0
40th62GoldRSA3916HEGERSTROM SteveDOBSON GreggRoyal Natal YC4.07.030.0(31.0)
41st21GoldGBR3955BROWNING GillWEATHERILL SimonHayling Island SC23.011.0(35.0)
42nd86GoldNZL3838LEYDON JohnWILLIAMS SandraMotueka Y&CC24.09.08.0(35.0)25.027.0(39.0)31.0198.0124.0
43rd109GoldAUS3968MILNE PeterWILLIAMSON DavidSandringham YC22.012.020.0(23.0)
44th36GoldGBR3851LINDER IanSWEETMAN KevinBurghfield SC(34.0) DNC)225.0130.0
45th56GoldIRL3893LAWSON PeterBRIDGES BarryPortaferry SC33.
46th9GoldGBR3974BAYLISS GeoffRUMFITT TimHayling Island SC(30.0)
47th103GoldAUS3930COLLINGS DaleSCHEEN GlennMordialloc SC9.028.0(36.0)
48th66GoldFRA3976DERMARTIAL BernardRENAULT Jean-YvesYacht Club de Dinard3.
49th49GoldGBR3965OSMAN AnthonyMURPHY AndrewParkstone YC25.019.0(34.0)
50th29GoldGBR3730GODWIN RobertGODWIN StuartHayling Island SC(45.0)
51st73GoldGBR3950CLARKE JulianPAINTER AshleyGrafham Water SC40.0(43.0)
52nd17GoldGBR3947NICHOLSON IanNICHOLSON JamesHayling Island SC28.0(29.0) DNC)54.0243.0153.0
53rd117GoldAUS3833BURTENSHAW PeterBURTENSHAW TravisSouth of Perth YC13.0(32.0)
54th22GoldGBR3959GODDARD AndyHARTLAND MalDovestone SC19.
55th89GoldAUS3919DALY MarkTAYLOR CameronDaveys Bay YC7.017.0(39.0)
56th58GoldHKG3981WILLIAMS HowardNELSON JosephRoyal Hong Kong YC27.
57th42GoldGBR3914TATTERSALL AdrianSMART TimParkstone YC32.026.0(42.0)
58th108GoldAUS3964LUCAS SimonLUCAS AileenPrincess Royal SC14.024.015.0(39.0)34.036.0(55.0)53.0270.0176.0
59th116GoldAUS3800LESLIE RupertGOODING MarkSouth of Perth YC14.0(42.0) BFD)281.0178.0
60th63GoldIRL3850MULLIGAN BenDOHERTY AlistairDublin Bay SC(41.0) BFD)289.0187.0
F2 - Gold FleetStart: Gold Fleet, Finishes: Place
127GoldGBR3972VIALS GrahamTURNER ChrisDerwent SC11.0
2114GoldAUS3903CLEAVER IanMILNE SteveRoyal Highland YC22.0
36GoldGBR3875DINGWALL BrettCLARK JonathanDatchet Water SC33.0
4110GoldAUS3984OWEN MattREED AndrewCanberra YC44.0
537GoldGBR3816TULLETT NigelTULLETT GavinRoyal Windermere YC55.0
632GoldGBR3905MCKEE DavidHEWKIN ChrisDovestone SC66.0
733GoldGBR3902MCKEE AndyJONES RichardDovestone SC77.0
8115GoldAUS3781TUCKER DavidSUMMERS MatthewRoyal Freshwater Bay YC88.0
919GoldGBR3911PETERS RussellHALL TimHayling Island SC99.0
1018GoldGBR3941BAX AlanMASTERMAN BillHayling Island SC1010.0
113GoldGBR3957APTHORP CharlesTAPPENDEN GavinHayling Island SC1111.0
1212GoldGBR3920WELLS GregDARLING MarkHayling Island SC1212.0
1320GoldGBR3928MCINTYRE MikeMCINTYRE GemmaHayling Island SC1313.0
1440GoldGBR3954WAPLES JustinSTOWE IainRoyal Corinthian YC1414.0
1534GoldLCA3690GREEN MichaelGREEN MarkST Lucia Yacht Club1515.0
1639GoldGBR3937KNELLER SimonLUCAS DaveGrafham Water SC1616.0
17105GoldAUS3619PACKER RonaldMUDFORD PeterRoyal Freshwater Bay YC1717.0
1835GoldGBR3977POTTS SimonHARPER TimShustoke SC1818.0
1915GoldGBR3716WAPLES ChrisWAPLES TomHayling Island SC1919.0
2041GoldGBR3821GOACHER SteveEVANS PhilRoyal Windermere YC2020.0
2155GoldIRL3883LAVERY JohnO'BRIEN DavidNational YC Dunlaoghaire2121.0
2282GoldGBR3936DOUTHWAITE SteveAVERLEY PaulDerwent SC2222.0
2352GoldIRL3892MCKEE BrianSMYTH IanStrangford Lough YC2323.0
2451GoldRSA3868HARRIS PatrickKRIEK JeremyRoyal Natal YC2424.0
2587GoldNZL3840GILBERT MurrayBURGESS JonathanRoyal Akarana YC2525.0
2685GoldNZL3839LOWE BenGILBERT KateGlendowie Boating Club2626.0
279GoldGBR3974BAYLISS GeoffRUMFITT TimHayling Island SC2727.0
2823GoldGBR3904CRAVEN-SMITH HenryALVARADO MattHayling Island SC2828.0
297GoldGBR3736BANNISTER PeterBANNISTER SueHayling Island SC2929.0
3010GoldAUS3933ALDERSON GrantMCAULLAY DeanRoyal Freshwater Bay YC3030.0
3186GoldNZL3838LEYDON JohnWILLIAMS SandraMotueka Y&CC3131.0
32100GoldAUS3881HAWKINS AdamJONES BenMornington YC3232.0
3321GoldGBR3955BROWNING GillWEATHERILL SimonHayling Island SC3333.0
3431GoldGBR3862JAMESON AndrewGRANT JamesHayling Island SC3434.0
3538GoldGBR3667LONGSTAFF MarkWARD JonOgston SC3535.0
3645GoldGBR3953HOGBEN RobertMORGAN GlynBewl Valley SC3636.0
3783GoldFRA3961BIET ArnaudCONSTANT FabienYacht Club de Dinard3737.0
3824GoldGBR3922DAVY JeremyCHILDS SimonHayling Island SC3838.0
3958GoldHKG3981WILLIAMS HowardNELSON JosephRoyal Hong Kong YC3939.0
4066GoldFRA3976DERMARTIAL BernardRENAULT Jean-YvesYacht Club de Dinard4040.0
41103GoldAUS3930COLLINGS DaleSCHEEN GlennMordialloc SC4141.0
4262GoldRSA3916HEGERSTROM SteveDOBSON GreggRoyal Natal YC4242.0
43109GoldAUS3968MILNE PeterWILLIAMSON DavidSandringham YC4343.0
4422GoldGBR3959GODDARD AndyHARTLAND MalDovestone SC4444.0
45117GoldAUS3833BURTENSHAW PeterBURTENSHAW TravisSouth of Perth YC4545.0
4649GoldGBR3965OSMAN AnthonyMURPHY AndrewParkstone YC4646.0
4756GoldIRL3893LAWSON PeterBRIDGES BarryPortaferry SC4747.0
4873GoldGBR3950CLARKE JulianPAINTER AshleyGrafham Water SC4848.0
4984GoldNZL3754SANDALL JamesROBINSON GraemeWairoa YC/Napier SC4949.0
5042GoldGBR3914TATTERSALL AdrianSMART TimParkstone YC5050.0
511GoldGBR3917HART MikeRIGG RichardPort Dinorwic SC5151.0
528GoldGBR3812MAXFIELD HenryDALLIMORE JonHayling Island SC5252.0
53108GoldAUS3964LUCAS SimonLUCAS AileenPrincess Royal SC5353.0
5417GoldGBR3947NICHOLSON IanNICHOLSON JamesHayling Island SC5454.0
5589GoldAUS3919DALY MarkTAYLOR CameronDaveys Bay YC5555.0
5629GoldGBR3730GODWIN RobertGODWIN StuartHayling Island SC5656.0
57116GoldAUS3800LESLIE RupertGOODING MarkSouth of Perth YCBFD61.0
5763GoldIRL3850MULLIGAN BenDOHERTY AlistairDublin Bay SCBFD61.0

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