Zhik SB3 World Championship day 4 - Glenn Bourke hangs on

SB3 World Championship Day 4. (GBR3489) "RED" ROBERT GREENHALGH; SHANE HUGHES; JERRY EPLETT; KIRSTY SKINNE
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Zhik SB3 World Championship day 4.

Glenn Bourke and crew (Club Marine) currently hold fourth spot while Nathan Outteridge (One Design Sailing) and crew are 15th after an OCS today.

Blue skies and brilliant sunshine greeted the 103 boat fleet of SB3s on Day 4 of the Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011. Unfortunately the wind was late arriving and the 'AP' was raised for over an hour. Eventually, the wind put in an appearance and as the afternoon went on the pressure increased and as forcast, the direction tracked right.


All eyes were on Robert Greenhalgh (GBR) and the crew this morning after their strong performance yesterday. At the first windward mark 'Red' rounded towards the middle of the gold fleet, but the crew managed to pick up the wind shift and improve their position to finish the race in third place. The race was won by Irish entry Mel Collins (IRL) and his crew on Sibelus. Sarah Allan was back in action and finished the race second.

SB3 World Championship Day 4. Gold fleet
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The rock star crew on One Design Sailing, Nathan Outteridge, Ian Brown and Tom Slingsby (AUS), have had a difficult Championship and today was no exception. They were called over the line in race two, but didn’t hear the Race Committees radio announcement of their bow number. After leading the fleet all the way around the course, they finished first. The news of their 'OCS' was a bitter blow for the Australian team. Having finished tenth in race one and fifth in race three, it’s fair to say One Design Sailing’s performance was back, but their luck is yet to be found.

SB3 World Championship Day 4.(AUS3063) "One Design Sailing" Nathan Outteridge, Ian Brown,Tom Slingsb
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Gill Race Team, helmed by Craig Burlton (GBR) have found their form today. The second discard has now been applied to the results which puts Burlton in third position overall. 'From the forecast, it looked like it was going to be a really tough day, but we’ve worked it out today and the breeze was much more consistent. The smiles are back onboard!' said Craig as we had a chat on the harbour-side this evening. Going into the final day, there is a twenty point gap between Burlton and Greenhalgh, 'It would be a big call to beat Rob, and we’d have to rely on him having some major errors tomorrow. But we’re happy to be in third place this evening.'

Yesterday, Rob Gullan (GBR), the helm of Pieter Heyn’s 'Parkway Pirates' took a great leap up the overall results. This evening Parkway Pirates lie in fifth position, sixteen points behind Glenn Bourke (AUS) in fourth. 'We don’t do a lot of sailing together and it’s taken us a bit of time to work out the conditions in Tor Bay. We sailed all of our qualifying races on the Orange course, but our results have improved since we’ve been sailing in the Gold fleet on the Yellow course.' With just two races left to sail, Gullan and crew will be looking to sail two more consistent races to protect their fifth position. 'If somebody had said to us before this event we’d be fifth at this stage, we’d have taken that, the competition is the hardest it’s been at any of the World Championships so far.'

SB3 World Championship Day 4. Silver fleet upwind
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This evening the 'WKD Girls' are in town to entertain the competitors at the Zhik SB3 World Championships, though I expect for many at the top of the gold fleet the order of the day will be dinner and an early night ahead of the final battle on Tor Bay tomorrow.

SB3 World Championship Day 4.
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SB3 World Championship Day 4.(GBR3047) "PARKWAY PIRATES" ROB GULLAN; PIETER HEYN; SARAH HICKMAN; BEN AINSWORTH
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SB3 World Championship Day 4.
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SB3 World Championship Day 4.
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SB3 World Championship Day 4.(GBR3468) "FULLY BADGERED" PAUL LOVEJOY; MICKY SCHWARTZ; LEIGHTON KIN
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SB3 World Championship Day 4. Silver fleet , upwind
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SB3 World Championship Day 4.(GBR3053) "RACE TEAM GILL" GEOFF CARVETH; ANDY RAMUS; EMMA CLARKE; IAN MILL
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SB3 World Championship Day 4.
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SB3 World Championship Day 4. (GBR3058) "XCELLENT" JOHN POLLARD, CHARLIE HOOK;ROB SMIT
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Gold Fleet
 Series PlaceSail NoBow NoBoatHelmSeries PointsRace 1ARace 1BRace 2ARace 2BRace 3ARace 3BRace 4BRace 4ARace 5BRace 5ARace 6BRace 6ARace 7Race 8Race 9Race 10Race 11Race 12
 1GBR348919RedRobert Greenhalgh351 2 1  11 8 81313117
 2GBR3053111Race Team GillGeoff Carveth40 4 2 9 3 4 12146918
 3GBR304254Gill Racing TeamCraig Burton554 3 2  8 1 1021229491
 4AUS310870Club MarineGlenn Bourke59 5 1 11 53 5 574141543
 5GBR304795Parkway PiratesRob Gullan75 9 14 1211 5 15 3647204
 6GBR305815XcellentJohn Pollard772 6 14 1 4 1 17131336515
 7GBR308268Henri Lloyd/Forelle EstatesJoe Llewellyn79 6 13 1 4 53 21319813811
 8ITA307339StengheleRoberto Caresani89 2 3 19 1 3 72393252412
 9RSA346949Musto Race AheadAsenaithi Jim92 3 4 103 53 25 981018252
 10IRL332422SibelusMel Collins94 17 8 217 16 2 1110221616
 11RUS3554109Team RussiaRodion Luka958 53 4  53 2 35524176
 12NZL328736Sailing West - SharkbaitBen Duncan113 16 28 4 2 6 415491112349
 13GBR306565Rola-TracPeter Saxton116 1 5 236 1 3 182043301224
 14GBR347557Perky IIIJez Entwistle124 12 6 526 3 11 4137172842
 15AUS306332One Design SailingNathan Outteridge1246 4 3 4 53 4 24293510535
 16ITA3543101Bravi ThytronicGiovanni Meloni14023 12 17 5 7 8 161819191921
 17GBR314916Poor BuoyMark Gillett14117 16 6 33 19 5 2730545214
 18GBR303292RumbleflurgDavid Cummins1543 8 5 2 9 7 63625224041
 19GBR330555Rigging GurusMark Richards159 26 25 3 29 53 6327953319
 20GBR33368Uber 3Adrian Peach162 8 15 189 53 9 332715111743
 21GBR357556Sailboat DeliveriesSarah Allan16429 9 16 22 10 41 14244821028
 22GBR329293Chill PillTich Summers167 41 7 4110 2 12 49173281433
 23GBR346258Underground ToysAndrew Oddie17919 1 10  53 17 17361527274310
 24GBR3465263 Sad Old BlokesJerry Hill182 25 9 6 53 7 30281220532322
 25GBR313484MarilynDom Ford1975 18 9 14 8 20 362228203747
 26GBR302763Darling AssociatesChris Darling197 10 11 23 32 13 2926334761531
 27GER356186RazzmatazzSebastian Dohrendorf19912 7 7 45 14 6 412631372237
 28GBR355669HerbiePhil Tilley1997 29 15 6 53 18 444030161820
 29GBR310637 Tom Clay203 21 29 3720 6 24 48112483327
 30GBR354698OrthteamRichard Catchpole204 7 18 13 25 10 23123817244251
 31IRL329864Toucan 3Ross Vaughan204 43 19 17 14 19 1231377255023
 32GBR351775DoolalliColin Simonds20818 19 12  22 18 28223221322717
 33GBR3079116Excuse Me GentsAnn Jackson213 19 37 817 21 14 82540423229
 34GBR351052Hutton'sRichard Wharram22121 10 25 21 18 30 384118262618
 35NED344117RiviumPaul Gast2239 5 8  5 9 9464612394744
 36GBR30841Eau No!Mark Sotkes226 20 34 2623 26 13 302116383913
 37GBR3029443-SomeNiall Peelo232 11 16 2227 11 34 194833144435
 38GBR302151Here Comes BodCharlie Whelan24544 27 24  9 24 22253438291350
 39GBR34645EricMartin Wedge25415 13 22  7 11 53295134444138
 40GER340221NorahDaniel Spaenle256.214 17 20  6 14 14.2433539482945
 41GBR304167RobinaDan Goodman25916 24 18  10 15 25334742462134
 42GBR318330RespectJohn Danby26433 11 23 8 28 32 393926233549
 43ITA3606114Lunatico XSAurelio Bini26420 15 53  23 16 11402346345336
 44ITA359699BriefingLuca Bacci266 39 24 20 53 12 14374344213125
 45GBR327689Trouble & StrifeIan Armstrong26811 20 19 30 12 53 501649404526
 46UKR344378TransbunkerPolovy Valeriy26827 14 13  53 25 20474223432932
 47AUS3607104Wysiwyg VIStephen Fries280 22 10 3125 13 10 453136534840
 48BEL347235Los ZapaterosAlex Schoenmakers282 14 21 36 26 23 16354541313046
 49GBR346860Fully BadgeredPaul Lovejoy29710 32 42 29 17 17 342850334948
 50IRL333859Milvus MilvusRobert Howe31930 21 26 38 20 19 425251353639
 51IRL3226112Quantitative EasingPaul McMahon32935 30 11 13 53 31 524445533830
 52IRL331291BomchickawahwahJohn O'Driscoll368 32 30 15 16 29 53515052474652


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