Moth Italian National Championship - Australians dominate top ten

Italian Moth National Championship - Supplied by Peter Campbell
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Australian sailors hold five of the top six placings overall in the International Moth Italian Open championship, being sailed on Lake Garda, Italy, as a lead-up to next week’s World championship.

Nineteen Australians have entered for the Moth world titles, with most of them contesting the Italian championship which has attracted 83 competitors as a lead-up event in the spectacular foiler Moths. A record total of 119 sailors have entered for the Worlds.

Leading the Italian championship after two days of racing and five heats is Scott Babbage from Woollahra Sailing Club in Sydney on 11 points.

American sailor Bora Gulari is second overall on 13 points while in third place is Joe Turner (AUS) on 15 points.

Australian Moth champion Robbie Gough is fourth overall, while Julian Slater (AUS) is fifth and Joshua McKnight (AUS) is sixth. Chris Rashley (GBR), Eric Aakhus (USA), Jason Paul Belben (GBR) and Francesco Bianchi ITA) complete the top ten.


 ZHIK NAUTICA NATIONAL OPEN MOTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Overall results  Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4
RankBowNNatSailNoHelmNameR1R2R3R4R5TotalNett
1st03AUS3Scott Babbage(7)52221811
2nd05USA5Bora Gulari(13)14172613
3rd02AUS2Joe Mothman Turner62(9)432415
4th08AUS8Rob Gough5(13)3363017
5th45AUS3631Julian Salter211(19)613920
6th26AUS3776Joshua Aaron McKnight16(27)7125326
7th12GBR3939Chris Rashley(11)106553726
8th44USA3911Eric Aakhus97(43)847128
9th33GBR3942Jason Paul Belben1498(15)85439
10th32ITA3791Francesco Bianchi12(18)169167153
11th79GBR3708Michael Lennon17(DNC)17101014354
12th38NZL3774Matt Vincent10824(25)158257
13thB8ISV3596Anthony Kotoun419728(41)9958
14thA8USA6531Brad Funk334116(DNS)15263
15th86AUS3717Jack Riley Sherring26(38)12131410365
16th48AUS3783Warren Sare1612(25)22229772
17th78GBR3979Robert Greenhalgh201620(48)2012476
18th83AUS3900Andrew McDougall15(69)3718914879
19thC2ITA3912Stefano Rizzi19252312(33)11279
20thA5GBR3836Simon Payne860111(66)14680
21st87GBR3892Andrew Friend(35)205332311681
22nd54ITA3901Peter Stuffer24(70)13351315585
23rdB6USA3615George Peet(42)2215292813694
24th55ITA3879Harald Stuffer21302221(64)15894
25th85NZL3715Jason Russell(32)2914272512795
26thD1AUS3833James Edward Dorron2944717(DNS)18697
27th17GBR3805Tom Offer272331(DNS)1718798
28th34AUS3719Phillip Kurts252726(37)26141104
29th36SUI3846Psarofaghis Mikis433710(69)18177108
30thA2SWE3786Nils Gustav Åkervall2317(48)2346157109
31st82AUS3803Kohei Kajimoto312428(32)27142110
32nd84ITA3392Pietro Sibello363233(43)19163120
33rdB5SUI3622Fabien Froesch302834(49)36177128
34th93SWE3794Emma Aspington(51)47321931180129
35th95GBR3614Doug Pybus283436(47)32177130
36th47SUI3626Renker Matthias39(59)443121194135
37th81AUS3920Ben Newling404421(50)34189139
38th53ITA3854Marco Lanulfi2231(51)5135190139
39th06AUS6John Harris(DNC)DNC182411231142
40th69ITA3855Fabio Mazzetti4726(57)3930199142
41st27SUI3884Hochmann Marc50(61)304024205144
42nd61GBR3795Peter Barton44213944(67)215148
43rdC8ITA3950Fonda Enrico(53)39402643201148
44thC5ITA3871Ferrighi Stefano(67)45463029217150
45thC4ITA3872Ferrighi Gianmaria4846(DNS)2038241152
46th23GBR3607Olivier Vidal3340(56)4237208152
47th11SUI3729Philip Käsermann3741(54)3845215161
48th60GER3684Sven Kloppenburg41(42)424139205163
49th58GBR3757Ben Paton343311(DNF)DNS256167
50th94GBR3916James Phare181450(DNS)DNS260171
51st31BEL3607Good Morgan54(56)383644228172
52nd73SUI3624Zaeh Martin56(71)295240248177
53rd18IRL3771Michael Joseph O’Shea46494945(57)246189
54th67GER3843Carlo Mäge(59)50585742266207
55th13AUS3784Simon John Liddington554359(63)51271208
56th59FRA3718Rezzoug Anthony493669(DNS)55298209
57th20GER3259Gerold Pauler(71)65681463281210
58thC3ITA3679Valpolini Roberto575353(60)49272212
59th66AUS3770Emma J Spiers(60)58555650279219
60th51NED3849Constantijn Weber5855(61)5552281220
61st52AUS3781Will Logan453552(DNS)DNF310221
62ndC9NZL3773Read Glen65726334(DNS)323234
63rd71SUI3798Philippe Boris Schiller6254(75)6454309234
64th75ESP3606Simon Alexander Fisher(64)57606159301237
65th80SUI3797Patrick Ruf(DNC)DNC455847328239
66th90SUI3831Decarli Nicola38(DNC)7046DNS332243
67th97SUI3387Dazio Roberto6167(71)6553317246
68th28GER3788Nina Zühlke(69)68656256320251
69thB4SUI3949Marc Armand Brugger72527654(DNS)343254
70th99GER3399Harald Steiner66666459(DNS)344255
71st57AUS4000Mark Robinson6351(DNS)53DNS345256
72nd62NED3100Koos Winnips(68)64676662327259
73rd96ITA3789Andrea Biagioni7063(72)6761333261
74thC1AUS3905Phil Stevenson5248(DNF)DNSDNS367278
75th35BEL3915Galeotti Giovanni(DNC)15DNSDNSDNS371282
76th98FIN3291Janne Mikael Uusi-Autti(DNC)DNC3571DNS373284
77th49GBR3192Chris Jeeves(DNC)DNC736860379290
78thD3HUN3919Balazs Krauth(DNC)DNC747058380291
79thB3AUS3949Alan John Goddard73(DNC)DNCDNF48388299
80th92SWE3793Magnus Grävare(DNC)6266DNSDNS395306
81stA1FIN2973Sami Jokinen(DNC)DNC62DNSDNS418329
82ndB1EST3937Sten Mark Bachmann(DNC)DNCDNCDNC65421332
83rdA7GBR3870Oliver Daniel Holden(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC445356
83rdB2GBR3674Neil Baker(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC445356
83rd70FRA3755Le Houerou Damien Damien(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC445356
83rd41SUI3734Jean-Pierre Ziegert(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC445356
83rd14SIN3869James Cole(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC445356