Jun 25, 2013

A-Class Europeans 2013 @Barcelona: Day 2

Images: Paula Kopylowicz / Exploder Team & Reial Club Maritim Barcelona. More images at IACA FB
Steve Brewin, 2001 World Champ, regaining shape against the top contenders, he scored 1,2,1,2 for a 7 point lead in only 4 races completed. He also suffered a dangerous back injury last year while racing F18, when another boat hit his boat.

Another good day of breeze with 8-12knots reported. Landy still in 3rd followed close behind by Brayshaw and Noetzel and his Exploder (3,3 today) , Thilo with his Arrow MKII in 6th place.

Steve on Nikita, Mischa  Dna, Landy Scheurer G6, Brayshaw couldn´t race the D3 and changed to a chartered dna, Ben Moon couldn´t even participate, rare he hadn´t his Nikita as backup. 
Jacek and the Exploder already an excellent surprise, as it is possible to race at top level in a 100 boat fleet without spending on the most expensive boats.

Close competition in the top five, but Brewin seems a step above on consistency.  Manuel Calavia with some bad luck on a BFD, DNS and a 4 & 1 in the other two.

Photo Left: Another way to start!  I've never ever seen something like this! Check the entire sequence and more images at IACAs FB page.


Report by Piet Saarbeg at http://www.catamaranparts.nl/news/
Report by Arno Terra at dnacat.blogspot.com
 
Top ten below , Full results at http://www.vela.cat/bisc/ClassA/130625_clas_PROV_3i4.pdf


P Flag
Name
Tot R1 R2 R3 R4
1 AUS 4 Steve Brewin 6 1 2 1 2
2 NED 7 Mischa Heemskerk 13 3 1 2 7
3 AUS 308 Andrew Landenberger 17 4 3 4 6
4 AUS 25 Stephen Brayshaw 19 2 6 7 4
5 POL 1 Jacek Noetzel, 19 5 8 3 3
6 GER 45 Thilo Keller, 33 7 7 10 9
7 ESP 72 Gustavo Doreste, 40 10 9 9 12
8 ESP 92 Luís Martinez, 42 6 16 12 8
9 SUI 19 Sandro Caviezel 63 12 11 13 27
10 POL 11 Marcin Badzio 68 14 23 16 15
11 ESP 74 Abdón Ibález 76 18 18 24 16

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