Sep 13, 2012

F18 Worlds 2012: Day 2, Results

Perfect conditions for today, just incredible sailing, pics to come. Besson-Lagarrigue are currently first, followed by Backes-Vandame.

The Arg fleet had some bad luck on container boats availability, some crashes, plus today rudder breakage on a performing boat... but mainly on one of our best sailors, Lucas Gonzalez Smith being out of the event before it started on a longboard incident. He is well now, but a great pity not having him this time.

Performance to be noted is Juan Pablo Sucic & Esteban Daneri, with a superlative day 1 on really tricky light winds conditions, Gold fleet for them on their first Worlds. Quite remarkable.

At the top close racing between the top ten, all with posibilities with 3 days to go.
Today was F18 sailing at its best and Long Beach showed the real face. 120 F18 flying in a perfect venue to hold a Worlds.

Best image of the day, Darren & Carolijn changing their baby together, aside at the club house, I didn´t took a pic on respect. The couple is performing.
But best performance to me is for these two kids: Taylor Reiss & Matthew Whitehead, currently 7th. Jason and Brett too, but they like young 'veterans' by now.

The rest all too close to analyze, too much to come, the 2012 title is wide open.

More info and Images the official Globaltech FB page https://www.facebook.com/2012F18Worlds

Jeremy Leornard did some Live coverage today, so follow that official FB page for more updates-
Race tracker is here:
http://bit.ly/KattackF18LIVE
Replays:
http://bit.ly/KattackF18REPLAY

Images Day 1 , waiting for more on day 2.
Images by Christophe Favreau http://christophefavreau.photoshelter.com

Full Resutls at: http://www.abyc.org/upload/2012_F18_World_Championship1.html


Rank Flight Nat SailNo HelmName CrewName  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  Q5  Q6 Total Nett
1st Gold SUI 1 Billy Besson Jeremie Laguarrigue 3.0 6.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 (7.0) 22.0 15.0
2nd Gold FRA 36 Olivier Backes Matthieu Vandame 2.0 3.0 (6.0) 6.0 3.0 2.0 22.0 16.0
3rd Gold AUS 888 Darren Bundock Jeroen van Leeuwen 9.0 (11.0) 3.0 2.0 5.0 1.0 31.0 20.0
4th Gold BEL 888 Carolijn Brouwer Wouter Samama 4.0 2.0 2.0 6.0 6.0 (29.0) 49.0 20.0
5th Gold NED 2 Oscar Zeekant Karel Begemann 5.0 5.0 (10.0) 3.0 2.0 5.0 30.0 20.0
6th Gold NED 7 Mischa Heemskerk Bastiaan Tentij 8.0 8.0 5.0 (12.0) 2.0 1.0 36.0 24.0
7th Gold USA 284 Taylor Reiss Matthew Whitehead 8.0 3.0 (29.0) 5.0 4.0 4.0 53.0 24.0
8th Gold AUS 331 Jason Waterhouse Brett Goodall (11.0) 6.0 8.0 1.0 8.0 2.0 36.0 25.0
9th Gold NED #### Gunnar Larsen Gerhard van Geest 7.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 (8.0) 34.0 26.0
10th Gold SWE 7 Tim Shuwalow Thomas Ekefalk 6.0 4.0 4.0 (7.0) 7.0 5.0 33.0 26.0

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