Jun 26, 2013

A-Class Europeans 2013 @Barcelona: Day 3, Brewin maintains Lead

Image from yesterday: Cristayn Fletcher . Steve Brewin showing the fleet how to start.--
I've been out today laminating some hulls.... More detail in some minutes.--
Top 12 below, Full Results after 6 Races at http://www.vela.cat/bisc/ClassA/130625_clas_PROV_5i6.pdf

Only 2 races as always, and tomorrow they have lay day...? I understand that the As have lots 'Old' guard sailors as Landy defines himself! But come on! 2 races per day and they take an entire day to rest?  

In the F18 you race 4 a day no rest at all. I also understand the 2 races per day limit on breakages , but I think they need at least to take advantage of every consecutive day allowing  them to race.

6-6knots today, and Steve Brewin (Nikita/ Brewin Sails) still in front with a good 10 point lead over Landy (Scheurer G6/Landenberger) , that managed to grab 2nd with a 9 & 3 as Mischa (DNA/Mischa Sails) didn´t had a good day with a 31 & 9.
The Polish Rocket, Jacek Noetzel (Exploder/Landenberger),  continues to perform in 4th place although he score a  discarded 37 today. Bob Baier  (Nikita/Landy)  emerges as his initial BFD is off now with 4 & 2 for the day.

My candidate Manuel Calavia (DNA/Ashby) with two bullets now for a  BFD, 4 , DNS, 1 ,1 , 6 . If Manolo continues to complete valid races he will be top 3 just like that.
Another good performance is for Sandro Caviezel, used to race light carbon cats with his F18HT, Sandro is showing some excellent skills as a 'rookie' in A major events to my knowledge. He is also racing F18 now.
Thilo Keller (Arrow MKII / Landy)  with a bad today socring 56 & 35, but he might come back also with another discard.

I always like to put equipment, as like in the F18 it is incredible how many different boat / sails / masts designs are present in the top 3 and even the top 10.
At least till now, June 23 , 2013 sailors are making the difference in both classes, and those complaining should train a little more.

Great racing at Barcelona, we just need more daily pics... Although there are some excellent ones from yesterday I published at IACA's Official FB Page

Top 12 below, Full Results after 6 Races at http://www.vela.cat/bisc/ClassA/130625_clas_PROV_5i6.pdf


Pos Flag
Name
Tot R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6
1 AUS 4 Steve Brewin, 10 1 2 1 2 (bfd) 4
2 AUS 308 Andrew Landenberger, 20 4 3 4 6 -9 3
3 NED 7 Mischa Heemskerk 22 3 1 2 7 -31 9
4 POL 1 Jacek Noetzel, 25 5 8 3 3 6 -37
5 GER 14 Bob Baier, 37 (bfd) 15 6 10 4 2
6 ESP 72 Gustavo Doreste, 46 10 9 9 12 7 11
7 SUI 19 Sandro Caviezel, 48 12 11 13 -27 2 10
8 AUS 25 Stephen Brayshaw, 56 2 6 7 4 37 -39
9 ESP 92 Luís Martinez, 63 6 16 12 8 21 -26
10 GER 45 Thilo Keller, 68 7 7 10 9 -56 35
11 AUS 902 Scott Anderson, 69 19 5 (dns) 5 16 24
12 POL 11 Marcin Badzio, 72 14 23 16 15 -22 5

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