International Lightning Class Association World Championship day 2

Lightning class
Bill Clausen
International Lightning Class Association World Championship is being hosted by Iate Clube Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil from 24th to 29th July 2011.

Day two started with another perfect day of sailing in Buzios, Brazil. Winds were from the East/Southeast at 14-16 kts. The Brazilian Team of Claus Biekarck, Gunner Ficker and Marcelo Batista da Silva kept their head in the game and won the only race of the day on the final beat and are leading the regatta after three races with 11 total points.

The USA team of David Starck, his wife Jody and Ian Jones had similar success and finished second in the race. Cristobal Perez, Philipp Goyeneche and Ignacio Perez from Chile were consistently in the top group and finished with a three today. Rounding out the top five are the teams of Will Brown, John Faus and Matty Schon from the USA and Thomas Sumner, Felipe Brito and Fillipe Gil from Brazil.

It was great to see the USA team of Philip Lange, Jonathan Lange and Alister Thomson win the pin and lead around the first two legs. Alejandro Cloos, Carlos de Mare and Julian de Mare from Argentina had similar success around the first half of the race.

Racing was very tight today and it shows in the overall results. Team Biekarck from Brazil has 11 points, The Chilian Team of Tito Gonzalez sailing with his son, Diego and Cristian Herman have 12 total points. Team Brown is in third with 14 points. Right behind them is Felipe Robles, Pablo Lorca and Andres Guevara from Chile with 15 points. The Starck Team is in sixth with 17 total points.

Winds of 25 kts combined with large rolling waves with short, steep, chop in between forced the RC to postpone race four and sent the fleet in to shore. Soon after the fleet arrived back at the club racing was canceled for the day.

Race four is scheduled to be sailed at 11 am tomorrow. Follow live text coverage of racing online.

Rank Bow No Sail No Helm Name Crew1 Crew 2 Country 123Total Nett 
1st 315333Claus Biekarck Gunner Ficker Marcelo Batista da Silva Brazil 6.0 4.0 1.0 11.0 11.0 
2nd 1111011Tito Gonzalez Mas Diego Gonzalez Parro Cristian Herman Sanhueza Chile 3.0 3.0 6.0 12.0 12.0 
3rd 3115345William Brown John Faus Matty Schon USA 4.0 6.0 4.0 14.0 14.0 
4th 2814794Felipe Robles Pablo Lorca Andres Guevara Chile 5.0 1.0 9.0 15.0 15.0 
5th 3715355Cristobal Perez Philipp Goyeneche Ignacio Perez Chile 8.0 5.0 3.0 16.0 16.0 
6th 3915470David Starck Jody Starck Ian Jones USA 1.0 14.0 2.0 17.0 17.0 
7th 2415420Ryan Ruhlman Nick Turney Martha Fisher USA 2.0 11.0 7.0 20.0 20.0 
8th 114894Thomas Sumner Felipe Brito Fillipe Gil Brazil 7.0 12.0 5.0 24.0 24.0 
9th 99Tom Allen Jr. Steve Davis Karl Allen USA 10.0 2.0 16.0 28.0 28.0 
10th 813360Alejandro Cloos Carlos de Mare Julian de Mare Argentina 16.0 7.0 10.0 33.0 33.0 
11th 2515396Felipe Echenique John Bennett Maria Hackerott Brazil 12.0 15.0 12.0 39.0 39.0 
12th 2215353Francisco Perez Cristian Perez Micah Ortuzar Chile 11.0 9.0 21.0 41.0 41.0 
13th 1015410Ian Edwards Watt Duffy Andrew Lee Australia 14.0 13.0 19.0 46.0 46.0 
14th 1714602Per Olov Hornell Nicholas Valle Leonidas Moreira Valle Brazil 20.0 17.0 14.0 51.0 51.0 
15th 2615429Fred Bojlensen Eric Christian Boilesen Fabio de Carvalho Bojlesen Brazil 9.0 21.0 22.0 52.0 52.0 
16th 2115255Dick Hallagan Hendrix TenEyck John Steiner USA 21.0 20.0 11.0 52.0 52.0 
17th 3514924Jeff Coppens Evan Hoffman Ed Petit de Mange USA 13.0 10.0 30.0 53.0 53.0 
18th 215401Gustavo Tamayo Arango Rafael Tamayo Alejandro Bacot Colombia 18.0 19.0 18.0 55.0 55.0 
19th3315276Philip LangeJonathan LangeAlister ThomsonUSA
20th2714454Andres GomezRene ContrerasHarold NovoaChile22.
21st 1915057Errazuriz Mario Fumagallo Manuel Fumagallo Andrea Chaina Argentina 24.0 18.0 17.0 59.0 59.0 
22nd 514845Rafael Krausz Carlos Ney Riberio Per Christian Hornell Brazil 26.0 16.0 23.0 65.0 65.0 
23rd 714203Caio Prado Roberto Marinelli Junior Fabio Strauss Brazil 17.0 22.0 26.0 65.0 65.0 
24th 414709Christian Barahona Cristian Barahona Scapini Patricio Flores Chile 31.0 ZFP 8.0 27.0 66.0 66.0 
25th 1515257Rob Ruhlman Abby Ruhlman Dave Werley USA 23.0 23.0 20.0 66.0 66.0 
26th 1614892Sidney Bloch Pedro Rubinsteinn Soares André Ubinha Brazil 19.0 25.0 25.0 69.0 69.0 
27th 2015405David Spira Randy Shore Ty Whitman USA 31.0 DNF 31.0 DNC 8.0 70.0 70.0 
28th 1215461Michael Barnes Kevin Gosling Alexander Hayman Nigeria 29.0 27.0 24.0 80.0 80.0 
29th 2315281Kimo Aromaa Pekka Bollstrom Erkki Maenpaa Finland 27.0 28.0 28.0 83.0 83.0 
30th 615326Gary Schwantz Scott Hommema Ingo Matenaar Nigeria 28.0 29.0 29.0 86.0 86.0 

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