The final race of the FD World Championship 2012 has now finished and boats are returning to the harbour… provisional overall results after two discards ….1st HUN 70. 2nd NED 26, 3rd GER 88, 4th ITA 4……..provisional results for rest of fleet will be published when available..
NZL 111 maintained its lead with NED 26 second, 3rd USA 1197, 4th HUN 70, 5th ITA 4, 6th USA 36, 7th USA 251…a few capsizes .. Fleet Now very spread out..
Remains a glorious sunny day on the water with 12 knots of wind, leading boats are starting second beat. At the wing mark NZL 111 remained in the lead with NED 26 second and third local boat USA 1197 with HUN 70 fourth
Leading boats are rounding windward mark. 12 knots wind 240*…first boat to round NZL 111
Race 9 . Course laid now in start sequence..Class flag up at 1330hrs..
42 FD s are now afloat and heading to race area..sun still shining! Beautiful day on the water, a slight chop. wind approx 8 knots 240*. Race committee is laying course for final race.
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The International Jury has now considered the various protests and requests for redress and has decided the Results as previously published stand.
The sun is still shining, the shoreside postponement ended at 1220hrs…boats are preparing to go afloat for the last Race.
With the sun shining for the first time during the Championship with views across Santa Cruz Bay, the Start of Race 9 scheduled for 1200hrs has been postponed.
This is at the request of the International Jury so that they can resolve the issues arising from various claims for redress and re-opening of last night’s Hearing.
It is important that competitors go into the last race knowing their current standings as this may determine their racing strategy – see Preview of Race 9 to see how hotly contested the Top 10 positions will be.
Race 9, the last race, is scheduled to start at 1200hrs on Sunday 30 September.
This preview was written on the basis of the International Jury decisions on Saturday night. Some competitors have now filed a request to re-open the Hearing and this may significantly effect the Preview below. The International Jury is assembling to meet to consider the situation at 1030hrs.
With the Championship winners,Â Szabolcs MajthÃ©nyi & AndrÃ¡s Domokos – HUN 70,Â decided with a race to spare, the battle for second place remains intense.Â
Kay-Uwe LÃ¼dtke &Â Kai SchÃ¤fers – GER 88 are on 16 points with a 5th & 11 th discarded andÂ Enno Krammer & Ard Geelkerken are on 17 points with two 11ths discarded and thus need to beat GER 88 and finish in the top 4 to achieve second overall.
Nicola Vespasiani &Â Francesco Vespasiani (ITA 4) are currently fourth overall on 28 points and are assured of finsishing fourth overall.
Peggy & Torsten Bahr (GER 19) are fifth overall on 39 points.
Sixth place will be very hotly contested with only four points separating the next seven boats.