Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 - Carveth and crew winners + Video

Geoff Carveth and crew: Andy Ramus, Emma Clarke and Ian Mills - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011
Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 resulted in wins for Geoff Carveth, Andy Ramus, Ian Mills and Emma Clarke (GBR). Carveth and his crew have sailed a stunning series of qualifying and finals races and have achieved victory in the 2011 Championship by a four point lead.

Going afloat this morning, Robert Greenhalgh and crew (GBR) lead the Gold Fleet by five points. At the first windward mark of race one, Rob Gullan (GBR) lead the course, tailed by John Pollard (GBR) and Geoff Carveth (GBR). Greenhalgh rounded deep in the pack. At the leeward mark, Greenhalgh had recovered some ground, but not enough.

It looked like Rob Gullan was on to take the first of the 'Two bullets,' he’d joked about in our interview the night before. On the second lap, Gullan lead Pollard and Carveth. Rodion Luka and ‘Team Russia’ were hot on the heels of the leaders. Choosing the right of the course for his final downwind leg, it paid off and Team Russia went on to win the first race of the day and the first race of their Championship. Carveth finished fourth. Greenhalgh finished seventeenth.

Carveth lead Greenhalgh by two points going into the final race of the Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011. The pressure was on Carveth to defend and Greenhalgh to attack.

By the first windward mark of race two, Race Ahead, helmed by 2010 South African Sailor of the Year, Asenathi Jim lead the fleet, Carveth rounded second. Greenhalgh rounded fifth. At the leeward gate, Asenathi Jim had extended his lead. Carveth followed the South Africans around the left leeward mark; Greenhalgh went right. By the windward mark on the second lap, positions hadn’t changed. Carveth had extended his lead and Greenhalgh’s hopes of victory were fading fast.

Asenathi Jim won the final race of the Championships. Carveth crossed the finish line second, securing his victory of the Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011.

Zhik 2011 Champions Interview from Laser SB3 on Vimeo.


'Awesome,' 'Fantastic,' and 'Amazing' cheered the crew of Race Team Gill as they hit the dock in Torquay after racing. Carveth explained their day, 'In Race 1 today Robert and I sailed our own races, we gained the upper hand and then covered Rob on the start of the second race and took control.' The rest they say is history. 'We’ll be celebrating with a few beers this evening! We’ve had a great week and we’re sailed really well as a crew.'

Geoff Carveth is a second time World Champion in the Laser SB3 class, having won the 2008 Worlds in Dun Laoghaire. 'It means a lot to win it twice; it shows the first time wasn’t just a fluke!'

The Silver fleet of the Zhik Laser SB3 World Championships was won by French team ‘Tad Minus’, helmed by Vinvent Biarnes and crewed by Nicholas Heintz and Sam Bell.

In 2012, the Laser SB3 European Championships will be held in Medemblik, Netherlands from first – 7th September and the World Championships will be held at Hamilton Island, Australia from 13th – 20th December. The Laser SB3 Class has had a fantastic Championships hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Torquay, UK. Thanks go to all of our generous sponsors, supporters and volunteers. Title sponsors, Zhik, have been fantastic to work with and our extreme thanks go to them for helping us put this event on the map.

Laser SB3 Worlds Gold Results
 Sail NoBow NoBoatHelmSeries PointsR  1AR  1BR  2AR  2BR  3AR  3BR  4BR  4AR  5BR  5AR  6BR  6AR  7R  8R  9R  10R  11R  12R  13R  14
1GBR3053111Race Team GillGeoff Carveth46 4 2 9 3 4 1214691842
2GBR348919RedRobert Greenhalgh501 2 1  11 8 81313117174
3GBR304254Gill Racing TeamCraig Burlton764 3 2  8 1 1021229491129
4AUS310870Club MarineGlenn Bourke83 5 1 11 53 5 5741415431410
5GBR305815XcellentJohn Pollard902 6 14 1 4 1 1713133651558
6GBR304795Parkway PiratesRob Gullan97 9 14 1211 5 15 3647204224
7RSA346949Musto R  AheadAsenathi Jim100 3 4 103 53 25 98101825271
8GBR308268Henri Lloyd/Forelle EstatesJoe Llewellyn101 6 13 1 4 53 21319813811333
9RUS3554109Team RussiaRodion Luka1108 53 4  53 2 35524176114
10ITA307339StengheleRoberto Caresani114 2 3 19 1 3 72393252412205
11IRL332422SibelusMel Collins122 17 8 217 16 2 1110221616626
12AUS306332One Design SailingNathan Outteridge1346 4 3 4 53 4 2429351053537
13NZL328736Sailing West - SharkbaitBen Duncan140 16 28 4 2 6 4154911123491611
14GBR347557Perky IIIJez Entwistle159 12 6 526 3 11 41371728421520
15GBR306565Rola-TracPeter Saxton180 1 5 236 1 3 1820433012242147
16ITA3543101Bravi ThytronicGiovanni Meloni19323 12 17 5 7 8 1618191919213234
17GBR346258Underground ToysAndrew Oddie19619 1 10  53 17 17361527274310116
18GBR303292RumbleflurgDavid Cummins1973 8 5 2 9 7 636252240411033
19GBR314916Poor BuoyMark Gillett20517 16 6 33 19 5 27305452141946
20GBR33368Uber 3Adrian Peach210 8 15 189 53 9 3327151117432721
21GBR3465263 Sad Old BlokesJerry Hill213 25 9 6 53 7 30281220532322823
22GBR357556Sailboat DeliveriesSarah Allan21829 9 16 22 10 41 142448210282430
23GBR330555Rigging GurusMark Richards226 26 25 3 29 53 63279533193136
24GBR313484MarilynDom Ford2285 18 9 14 8 20 3622282037471318
25GER356186RazzmatazzSebastian Dohrendorf24012 7 7 45 14 6 4126313722372219
26GBR329293Chill PillTich Summers242 41 7 4110 2 12 491732814334629
27GBR310637 Tom Clay243 21 29 3720 6 24 481124833272812
28GBR354698OrthteamRichard Catchpole243 7 18 13 25 10 231238172442512316
29GBR351775DoolalliColin Simonds25818 19 12  22 18 282232213227171853
30GBR3079116Excuse Me GentsAnn Jackson264 19 37 817 21 14 82540423229948
31IRL329864Toucan 3Ross Vaughan269 43 19 17 14 19 12313772550234817
32GBR355669HerbiePhil Tilley2837 29 15 6 53 18 4440301618204051
33GBR302763Darling AssociatesChris Darling284 10 11 23 32 13 29263347615314740
34NED344117RiviumPaul Gast2909 5 8  5 9 94646123947444225
35GBR3029443-SomeNiall Peelo293 11 16 2227 11 34 1948331444353922
36GBR30841Eau No!Mark Sotkes293 20 34 2623 26 13 3021163839133037
37GBR351052Hutton'sRichard Wharram30021 10 25 21 18 30 3841182626184438
38GBR302151Here Comes BodCharlie Whelan30144 27 24  9 24 222534382913504313
39ITA359699BriefingLuca Bacci316 39 24 20 53 12 143743442131253515
40ITA3606114Lunatico XSAurelio Bini32520 15 53  23 16 114023463453362932
41GBR327689Trouble & StrifeIan Armstrong33511 20 19 30 12 53 5016494045262641
42GBR318330RespectJohn Danby34033 11 23 8 28 32 3939262335493739
43GER340221NorahDaniel Spaenle346.214 17 20  6 14 14.24335394829455242
44GBR34645EricMartin Wedge34715 13 22  7 11 532951344441384944
45AUS3607104Wysiwyg VIStephen Fries349 22 10 3125 13 10 4531365348403435
46GBR304167RobinaDan Goodman34916 24 18  10 15 253347424621345143
47UKR344378TransbunkerPolovy Valeriy35327 14 13  53 25 204742234329323849
48BEL347235Los ZapaterosAlex Schoenmakers355 14 21 36 26 23 163545413130464528
49GBR346860Fully BadgeredPaul Lovejoy36510 32 42 29 17 17 3428503349484127
50IRL333859Milvus MilvusRobert Howe40030 21 26 38 20 19 4252513536393645
51IRL331291BomchickawahwahJohn O'Driscoll424 32 30 15 16 29 535150524746522531
52IRL3226112Quantitative EasingPaul McMahon42935 30 11 13 53 31 5244455338305050


Laser SB3 Worlds Silver Results
 Sail NoBow NoBoatHelmSeries PointsR  1AR  1BR  2AR  2BR  3AR  3BR  4BR  4AR  5BR  5AR  6BR  6AR  7R  8R  9R  10R  11R  12R  13R  14
1FRA3078115Tad MinusVincent Biarnes159 28 17 2437 53 21 2124813143
2GBR319880Magic MarineHugh Styles164 15 12 7 53 53 5315535235
3GBR353187CarnageNick Over204 44 50 3824 15 22 52129128924
4GBR321579Sail NavyDarren Roach207 24 27 4734 33 35 10422282562
5GBR30743TonicDouglas Paton207 27 33 3512 24 53 30935228821
6GBR306073Finitor 7Stewart Reed215 35 26 28 12 32 3116717491410148
7IRL330731Bad/KilcullenStephan Hyde218 36 22 34 19 53 5343187185111
8NED351129 Marco van Driel22132 26 32 41 22 53 143161797245
9FRA342376MorpheusEdward Russo227 37 31 25 53 22 217151424204725
10GBR336247Polar BearTim Newton231 34 42 16 28 39 53122123466518
11GBR3515108The Young PretenderCallum Calder24524 53 21  53 21 15241121133462316
12IRL348433Seriously Bonkers x 3Martin Cuppage26426 44 33  18 35 18232722721113623
13GBR310474Retail TherapyCharles Sheppard269 40 38 33 17 33 19181010234437247
14GBR354571Savage Sailing TeamChris Savage269 31 32 2932 30 16 212536191191043
15GBR30819Prostate Cancer CharityRoss Lang28436 28 43  41 53 532924411518174
16GBR301461Sponge BobSteve McLean28613 22 34  40 53 391512194838271611
17GER360013Isabella IIIReinhard Schroeder287 23 46 3019 27 39 312232141339433
18RUS373106AlissaVladislav Ivanovski291 29 20 14 38 38 2736334340153927
19GBR306966Not just a numberPaul Hine29242 37 31 39 29 37 191361526242517
20GBR3056100WoohooTom Davidson29545 41 28 40 34 29 1114262216123122
21GBR3038119TeamB4Ego,com2Will Brooks297 13 40 4243 32 23 2220183022231231
22FRA36092Marcon YachtingLouis Marcon30234 25 38  34 37 1363593545194213
23UKR352241StemcorValentin Klymentyev339 46 35 44 24 36 24838254035211930
24GBR326777Neilson Heart of GoldTom Hayhoe34122 47 30  15 40 364732383630133712
25GBR309420XceptableIan Lievesley342 52 39 3228 23 44 172944371033419
26GBR304823Control-Alt-DeleteAnn Ashworth346 33 44 43 27 27 3235427117453844
27POR310348VieroPiedade Colaco350 38 45 27 20 30 532723373124402919
28NED347082CubeMartijn Buitenhuis353 42 43 49 36 31 333337132532203510
29GBR30886Healthy1.co.ukRay Davies35540 34 40  33 39 3495343919352139
30GBR3126102GeronimoSimon Hume35728 23 35  21 28 534536155336422820
31GBR331912Devils AdvocateTony Jaffa36043 33 27 18 25 42 4240272633503215
32AUS322428Jester 3Dave Bull36250 31 37 31 44 40 444112384342228
33GBR351614TeamB4Ego.comGeoff Gritton37125 36 36 42 42 53 131747464213041
34GBR333524Royal SignalsStu Southan37431 38 39 48 36 53 4116343428223414
35GBR347385SceptreNathan Bailey374 50 48 4015 43 43 3426313329171538
36GBR337927JoyrideNick Andrews375 18 23 5135 39 26 3630394134411836
37GBR31234Mini MayhemPaul Craft381 48 53 4547 37 27 393429163926276
38IRL306240 Ronan Downing38637 49 45  31 43 532028111817515037
39IRL303334Blue BirdCathy MacAleavey38947 39 53 16 31 45 491935651312053
40GBR309672Red KiteRoger Harford394 30 47 39 13 34 534347483227142642
41GBR330943NarwhalDavid Bates395 51 36 4844 35 33 2639401243491326
42ITA359896Alghero Giorico HotelsAlessandro Balzani41138 35 42 49 53 28 2533304423304734
43GBR336611HooliganGuy Broom429 47 41 50 30 41 372845203925444832
44GRE3251105SailingHolidays.comRuairi Bradley441 45 49 46 39 20 353753421037384349
45IRL329790Sunday BrunchRichard Tate46049 46 41  53 44 383848452147164629
46GBR336845KapowNick Barnett47248 48 48  37 42 533218495031295340
47GBR307788SkallywagRob Day48046 40 46  53 53 53468282846474046
48GBR3519107May contain nutsJohn Greenaway49141 43 49 46 38 36 5143462048364450
49ITA343753Lupi D'irlandaMarco Sorgassi50239 42 44 50 41 38 4846414749483335
50GBR354046Water Music viiiJonny Foot53351 45 47 51 40 46 4044504550324548
51IRL331542Sirius BlackKen Hudson540 49 51 52 35 45 395049514241434947


Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011

Geoff Carveth and crew: Andy Ramus , Emma Clarke and Ian Mills - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011

Geoff Carveth and crew: Andy Ramus , Emma Clarke and Ian Mills - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011

"Musto Race Ahead" Asenaithi Jim, Roger Hudson, Marlon Jones, Wamdisile Xayimpi - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011

(GBR3489) "Red" Robert Greenhalgh; Shane Hughes; Jerry Eplett; Kirsty Skinner - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011

(GBR3058) "Xcellent" John Pollard, Charlie Hook;Rob Smith - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011

Geoff Carveth. Happy man !! - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011

Geoff Carveth and crew: Andy Ramus , Emma Clarke and Ian Mills - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011

(GBR3047) "Parkway Pirates" Rob Gullan; Pieter Heyn; Sarah Hickman; Ben Ainsworth - Zhik SB3 World Championship 2011


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