Sep 14, 2012

F18 Worlds 2012: Day 3, Results




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Photo Left by Dave Hein / pix.daveheinphotography.com This is just an incredible event. More wind today after the fog went out. We were having great fun and speeding with the Falcon until a bad offset leeward gate and a boat closing in helped me to pitched slow motion, I hanged to the dagger but didn´t released the mainsheet thinking on the mast. Just a shame silly pitch, we made a quick recovery and went to finish the race.

On the second with even more wind (Matt said 19knots on the mark) another bad start (for a change..) but we recovered quite well footing as mad men, after the reach we raised the spi and started powering up, we passed the photographers boats 'screaming' , someone told Matt (driving a coach boat with press guys) "who are those?", he said, "well, my boys on the Falcon"... full speed catching up and passing boats like grounded posts, all good for the showoff until a gust/deep wave combo send us to the bottom, Gustavo went flying hard, the boat was about to keep flat but again, I didn´t released the car/ mainsheet on the final stage of the pitch, just a little but not that much and we went down x2.

Quick rec again but I waste too much time/energy coming onboard, we were both with some bruises, tired and we went back to fight the remaining days.
Waiting for day 3 images. Check CSN Facebook for more images.

Dave Hein has a Gallery too here

Meanwhile you can check Christophe Favreau ones at http://christophefavreau.photoshelter.com
Check for us on the slow motion sideway pitch..

Race Replay GPS at http://kws.kattack.com
Full Results:  abyc.org/upload/2012_F18_World_Championship2.html

Rank Nat SailNo HelmName CrewName  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  Q5  Q6  F1  F2  F3 Total Nett
1st FRA 36 Olivier Backes Matthieu Vandame 2.0 3.0 (6.0) 6.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 30.0 24.0
2nd SUI 1 Billy Besson Jeremie Laguarrigue 3.0 6.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 7.0 2.0 4.0 (24.0) 52.0 28.0
3rd NED 7 Mischa Heemskerk Bastiaan Tentij 8.0 8.0 5.0 (12.0) 2.0 1.0 9.0 1.0 3.0 49.0 37.0
4th AUS 888 Darren Bundock Jeroen van Leeuwen 9.0 (11.0) 3.0 2.0 5.0 1.0 5.0 5.0 9.0 50.0 39.0
5th NED 2 Oscar Zeekant Karel Begemann 5.0 5.0 (10.0) 3.0 2.0 5.0 10.0 7.0 2.0 49.0 39.0
6th NED 1933 Gunnar Larsen Gerhard van Geest 7.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 (8.0) 6.0 2.0 7.0 49.0 41.0
7th FRA 5 Emmanuel Boulogne Frederic Moreau (18.0) 9.0 3.0 14.0 1.0 3.0 11.0 8.0 5.0 72.0 54.0
8th NED 3 Coen De Koning Thijs Visser 3.0 15.0 8.0 13.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 (17.0) 6.0 74.0 57.0
9th AUS 331 Jason Waterhouse Brett Goodall 11.0 6.0 8.0 1.0 8.0 2.0 (19.0) 10.0 13.0 78.0 59.0
10th BEL 888 Carolijn Brouwer Wouter Samama 4.0 2.0 2.0 6.0 6.0 (29.0) 14.0 11.0 14.0 88.0 59.0

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