Day 6 & 7 Report - Races 7 & 8

FLYING DUTCHMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

Santa Cruz Yacht Club, Santa Cruz, California, USA

23 - 30 September 2012

 

Day 6 & 7 - 28/29 September 2012 - Races 7 & 8

 

Sun - Fog - Good breeze - Race on!

 

After 8 races, Szabolcs Majthényi & András Domokos are the provisional winners of the FD Worlds with a race in hand.

 

Friday

There was no racing on Friday 28 September due to lack of wind. Racing was postponed to the lay day on Saturday 29 September. On Friday evening the Championship dinner was greatly enjoyed by approx 160 competitors, supporters and volunteers. A number of sponsored prizes were given away on the basis of bow numbers drawn from a hat.

 

Saturday

After a short shoreside postponement due to lack of wind on Saturday, boats were released from the harbour in sunshine for what proved to be a great day of racing with a good breeze for race 7 & 8.

 

However fog patches wafted through the course and some of the leading boats have claimed redress as they could not see the next mark of the course. Other boats were caught pumping by the Jury which was vigilant during the fog patches.

 

Race 7

After a General Recall, the Black flag was displayed and the 43 FDs got away to a clean start. The 10 to 12 knot SW wind enabled the fleet to quickly disperse across the course. The local sailors went hard right into the shore. During the first lap the fog kept coming and going.

 

At the first leeward mark the rounding order was 1st Szabolcs Majthényi & András Domokos - HUN 70, 2nd Enno Krammer & Ard Geelkerken - NED 26, 3rd Andrew McKee & Mathew Bismark - NZL 111, 4th Kay-Uwe Lüdtke & Kai Schäfers -GER 88, 5th Nicola & Francesco Vespasiani - ITA 4, 6th Dirk Bogumil & Michael Liskin - GER 199.

 

The fog continued to come and go on the second lap. At the end of the run on lap 2, the rounding order of the first five boats was the same. GER 19 had moved up to sixth place.

 

At the finish HUN 70 won with NZL 111 second having passing NED 26 which finished third.

 

Race 8

By the start of Race 8 the wind had increased to 15 to 18 knots and boats had changed to Clew 2. There was a significant chop on the water on top of the swell. A few boats went ashore and did not participate further.

 

Waves and wind resulted in capsizes, boats trawled spinnakers at the leeward mark and the conditions remained foggy. The first six boats at the leeward mark on the second lap were 1st NED 26, 2nd HUN 70, 3rd GER 88, 4th Kilian König & Johannes Brack - GER 113, 5th GER 199, 6th Jan Lechler & Jens Salow - GER 100.

 

At the finish the order of the first four boats remained unchanged. Most of the boats finished in foggy conditions.

 

As the last boats returned to the harbour the fog lifted and the sun shone!

 

Once ashore competitors and volunteers enjoyed a tasty snack and a glass of beer in the Regatta marquee.

 

Provisional Results

 

Race 7 - First 6 to finish

1st Szabolcs Majthényi & András Domokos - HUN 70,

2nd Andrew McKee & Mathew Bismark - NZL 111,

3rd Enno Krammer & Ard Geelkerken - NED 26,

4th Kay-Uwe Lüdtke/Kai Schäfers - GER 88,

5th Paul Scoffin & Pavel Ruzicka - NZL 145,

6th Kilian König & Johannes Brack - GER 113.

 

Race 8 - First 6 to finish

1st Enno Krammer & Ard Geelkerken - NED 26,

2nd Szabolcs Majthényi & András Domokos - HUN 70,

3rd Kay-Uwe Lüdtke/Kai Schäfers - GER 88,

4th Kilian König & Johannes Brack - GER 113,

5th Jan Lechler & Jens Salow - GER 100,

6th Andrew McKee & Mathew Bismark -NZL 111

 

Provisional Overall Results after Race 8 net of 2 discards

1st HUN 70 - 12 pts

2nd GER 88 - 16 pts

3rd NED 26 - 17 pts

4th ITA 4 - 28 pts

5th GER 19 - 39 pts

6th GER 135 - 45 pts

 

The ninth and last race is scheduled for 1200hrs on Sunday 30 September.  For more information and full provisional results see www.fdworlds2012.org

 

Overall Results after 8 races - 2 discards

The provisional overall results after 8 races are now posted at www.fdworlds2012.org. After two discards the positions are subject to claims for redress and protests as follows 1st HUN 70 12pts, 2nd GER 88 16pts, 3rd NED 26 17pts, 4th ITA 4 28pts, 5th GER 19 39pts, 6th NZL 111 45pts.

Based on the provisional results......

Congratulations to Szabolcs Majthényi & András Domokos who are the provisional winners of the FD World Championship 2012 with a race in hand having won three races.

Race 8 finished

The provisional finishing positions for race 8 are..1st NED 26, 2nd HUN 70, 3rd GER 88, 4th GER 113, 5th GER 100, 6th NZL 111 The fog has now lifted ..the sun is shining! boats have returned to the harbour...overall results will be available soon. The final race is scheduled to start on Sunday at 1200hrs.

Race 8 - update

The fleet is on the final beat to the finish of race 8. Waves and wind resulting in capsizes, boats trawling spinnakers at leeward mark.conditions remain foggy.. first 6 at leeward mark 2nd lap were 1st NED 26, 2nd HUN 70, 3rd GER 88, 4th GER 113, 5th GER 199, 6th GER 100..

FD Worlds - Overall Results after 7 races

The provisional overall results after 7 races and 1 discard are now posted at www.fdworlds2012.org ...Ist HUN 70 15pts, 2nd GER 88 18pts, 3rd NED 26 27pts, 4th ITA 4 33pts, 5th GER 19 39pts, 6th GER 135 46pts...race 8 is under way....results will be posted when available.

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