Laser 4.7 Worlds - It's all about the shifts

Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011
Laser 4.7 World Championships, St Francis Yacht Club, CA, USA commenced July 28 and will conclude August 2.

Friday evening and day two of the Laser 4.7 Worlds is a wrap.


Yesterday, the dock talk among the competitors was current, today, it is the shifts. The St. Francis Yacht Club Race Committee is alternating the girls and boys fleets, 165 competitors in total, on a daily basis. Today they started the two boys fleets at 1100 this morning, and the girls fleet at 1500. This morning was overcast with increased wind from yesterday, ranging from 15-22 knots, and shifty.

Three of the boys representing Spain, Francisco Gonzalez, Juan Kevin Cabrera Gonzalez and Carlos Rosello are now in first, third and fifth, respectively, making them a team to be reckoned with. Carlos Rosello, who won the first race today, said he actually had a better start in the second race, saw a huge right shift, but because it lifted the boats to windward of him, he could not tack for it and rounded the top mark deep in the fleet. He managed to eke his way back to 19th in that race.

Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011

In race one, Rosello said he led almost the entire race, but got passed by two boats on his way to the finish line. 'I couldn’t believe it,' he said, laughing. 'But I found a wind cone and was able to get by,' and finish in first. Turkish team member Mehmet Turkmen won the second race today, and was ecstatic at his results. How does he read the shifts? 'I feel it,' Turkmen said.

It took four starts to get the girls two races off today. PRO Bruce Greene said that the competitors like to crowd the boat end of the line in order to get the long starboard tack toward the beach and as a result, he said he’s favored the pin end more than he normally would. Ultimately, Green said they had to fly the black flag to get the racers starting properly.

Italian sailor Cecilia Zorzi blazed through the fleet today with two bullets, taking her to the top of the leader board. An observer watched her surf downwind against the ebb tide, which initially seemed counter-intuitive, until she started passing all of her competition. To that she said, 'if you have good speed in the big wind, the tide doesn’t stop you.'

Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011

Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011

Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011

Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011

Results Laser 4.7 Boys   Scores take into account 1  discard  
NoSailnoNameScores1234
1ESP 198731Gonzalez Sammarco Francisco3.01(14)11
2ESP 185048Rosello Carlos8.0611(18)
3JPN 196496Okada Keiju8.0(12)143
4ESP 196937Cabrera Gonzalez Juan Kevin8.014(14)3
5DEN 198547Guldberg Rost Christian11.04(12)52
6SLO 195998Zelko Zan Luka13.05(19)62
7NZL 160130Inglis Keith17.055(10)7
8BRA 174386Servaes Andre18.0102(18)6
9BEL 198479de Smet William18.093(25)6
10AUS 193111Walkemeyer Ben20.07211(12)
11SUI 197138Theuninck Nils24.02(24)319
12ITA 194438Benvenuto Riccardo24.0104(17)10
13ITA 191765de Luca Pietro25.0(20)7711
14CRO 189507Poretti Antonio26.07(14)514
15TUR 195569Turkmen Mehmet27.0(16)11151
16GBR 197306Pain David28.02(ocs)719
17JPN 195521Sugiyama Koichiro28.0155(32)8
18SUI 199430Schneiter Sebastien28.0(ocs)9910
19AUS 192561Connor Nicholas29.09(33)218
20PER 182311Peschiera Stefano29.08(15)813
21NOR 192013Klovstad Carl Cedrik31.04(ocs)198
22ITA 196190Gregorin Zeno31.0197(34)5
23NZL 157463Rippey Trent32.01117(24)4
24GBR 185614Parke Anthony32.011(18)417
25SLO 192388Medved Jure33.014(20)316
26ITA 199281Salva Simone33.0139(39)11
27TUR 201324Sayin Mete36.0(dnf)2565
28AUS 169434Gore Dylan37.02010(33)7
29MEX 151167Belausteguigoitia Ander37.0168(19)13
30JPN 195676Kitamura Yuichiro39.0(ocs)121512
31CRO 188198Frzop Jure40.0176(34)17
32HKG 181818Williams Gerald40.0(40)81121
33USA 197510Toland Jack42.0(22)19221
34USA 197626Marshall Jack42.0131712(24)
35ESP 196594Cruz Gaston43.062116(ocs)
36BRA 168883Lowy Martin45.02318(24)4
37DEN 201659Korsby Mikkel45.012258(26)
38ITA 198597Gasparini Angelo45.0211014(27)
39USA 199169Shanahan Brendan48.0176(28)25
40RUS 195125Krapivin Daniil53.03(28)2228
41ITA 195060Kuester Maximilian53.0830(36)15
42USA 173662Shaw Bradley53.018(35)269
43PER 161520Torres-llosa Alonso53.0(dnf)291014
44HKG 196511Johnston James53.0221120(23)
45AUS 193018Vos Max53.01516(30)22
46ESP 181399Alcázar López Toño56.0(28)231320
47GBR 196650Hazelwood James56.0141626(32)
48NZL 187886Burn Taylor57.01830(35)9
49SIN 182200Tan Wei Ann Nicodemus59.025(26)1222
50SIN 182199Tan Jen-E59.0241322(40)
51NZL 193141Amlehn Ryan63.019(dnf)2123
52SUI 190887Ormond Bryan68.0353(45)30
53NZL 196405Mcdonald Liam68.02122(42)25
54SUI 194303Haenni Luca72.0(41)321327
55GRE 197175Theodorakis Nikos73.029(37)1628
56RUS 190781Voloshenko Dima75.0(39)212034
57AUS 172232Johnson Kailas77.02915(52)33
58GER 192977Lietz Jonas78.02538(dns)15
59CAN 180568Vlasic Adrian80.0342323(37)
60FRA 200296Antoine Calliste80.0262628(dns)
61CAN 188125Fritz Alexander81.02722(37)32
62AUS 197282Calvert Jock82.0282727(34)
63GBR 198882Verburgt Freddie83.03213(38)38
64USA 197571Mccarthy Liam85.0243229(38)
65GRE 192026Efraimidis Synodinos Panagioti87.03(ocs)27ocs
66SUI 199851Wagen Kilian88.033(49)946
67USA 187697Butcher Thomson88.0(34)313126
68GBR 191314Phillips Rupert88.0302731(41)
69SIN 185393Yong Jie Tan89.0352430(44)
70GRE 193175Papachristou Ioannis90.0(ocs)ocs1716
71CAN 199991Harney Graham90.0(43)203535
72GBR 196171Bullock Dan90.02331(40)36
73USA 185453Livernois William92.0(38)363224
74GER 176584Bilger Jakob94.03328(50)33
75USA 195637Larsen Kyle96.02738(43)31
76GRE 179905Giokas Thanasis97.0314818(dsq)
77THA 195004Whitcraft Don99.040(46)2336
78GBR 169214Sellers Ollie99.026(47)4231
79PER 182326Saco Sebasthian100.0(44)294130
80FRA 198818Tougeron Timothee100.0(dnf)353629
81AUS 197285Brown Nelson103.0(ocs)434020
82IND 195369Patrick Rufus103.0(44)422140
83ARG 182335Pellejero Manuel104.0363929(44)
84USA 184441Suorsa Markus106.039(44)2542
85USA 190468Willard Lawson109.03036(46)43
86ITA 200462Pescini Alfonso109.032(44)3839
87BRA 195362Boani Paulucci Luis Felipe112.042(dnf)4129
88PUR 175595Campos Diego112.03634(47)42
89ARG 168620Rolon Joan113.0373343(51)
90USA 170402Tan Michael119.03834(52)47
91USA 171007Cannard Jonathan119.03741(51)41
92USA 194291Hughes Howdy120.0(51)423345
93USA 192958Dana Will123.03141(55)51
94JPN 196497Sakakibara Ryutaro124.0(47)463939
95USA 174300Kent Greggory129.0(ocs)ocs3735
96PER 150210Dewerpe Pierre131.0434345(47)
97FRA 186558Hamker Maxence132.0(48)404646
98USA 199203Guerriero Max134.049(dns)4837
99USA 184640Cefali William134.0424844(49)
100PER 163288Dewerpe Jean134.04645(53)43
101USA 194043Finlayson Calum135.0473949(50)
102USA 198664Clemett Nathaniel136.0(dns)375445
103USA 198011Ticatch Harlan138.04545(54)48
104USA 192924Carter Joe141.0(ocs)404952
105IND 195325Prabhakar Praveen142.045(ocs)4849
106USA 181864Kendrick Daniel143.046(50)4750
107ARG 153458Rodriguez Ansaldi Tomas144.0485244(53)
108GER 191899Neumann Johannes145.0415153(dns)
109USA 187728Dreyer Sterling145.05047(51)48
110THA 174874Whitcraft Dylan148.0494950(52)
111USA 165038Lee Logan171.0(dnc)dncdnsdns
112GRE 194809Florentin Filipos171.0(dnc)dncdnsdnc




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