Oct 20, 2013

Moth Worlds 2013 @Hawaii: Bora Gulari Champ





Nathan Outteridge finished 2nd 8 point behind 2009 World Champ, Bora Gulari. Nathan is right now one of the most versatile sailors in the World , being able to race 49er, A-Class, Moth, AC45 and AC72s at top level. Looking forward to see him helm next Cup in h a competitive design. Bora maybe can have a ride on multis in exchange...
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All images Thierry Martinez. Official report MothWorlds.org "Kaneohe Bay, HI (19 October 2013) – An early squall drenched the 80 competitors for the 2013 McDougall + McConaghy International Moth World Championship this morning as they prepared their flying carbon-fiber craft for the final day of racing. The rain and clouds brought with them an unfortunate side effect, cooling down Oahu’s Koʻolau Mountains and shutting down the building thermal breeze that might have allowed a final day of racing for the Moth World title.

After a tense 3-hour wait in the Kaneohe Yacht Club boat park, Race Officer Tom Pochereva reached for the treble horn that indicates the end to the regatta; within seconds, a dozen American racers lifted Michigan’s Bora Gulari in the air and tossed him in the club pool for the 2013 World Champion’s ceremonial dunking.

Gulari becomes the first American two-time Moth World Champion since 1959; he won the 2009 World Championship in Cascade Locks, Oregon. “It hasn’t really set in yet,” said Gulari, after drying himself off. “One thing I know for sure is that without Anthony, George, Brad, and pretty much the entire US Moth racing team, I would never be World Champion again.."
Full report at http://www.mothworlds.org/hawaii/

Top ten below. Full Resutls Here


P Sail   Skipper  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  Total
1   USA 6   Bora Gulari   [18]   1   2   1   3   3   [7]   5   3   3   21  
2   AUS 3997   Nathan Outteridge   1   2   1   [10]   9   1   8   2   [12]   5   29  
3   AUS 2   Scott Babbage   4   4   [27]   [24]   1   12   1   4   5   13   44  
4   GBR 3982   BEN PATON   [15]   3   3   15   [23]   6   3   6   2   7   45  
5   GBR 4047   Robert Greenhalgh   2   7   7   9   [19]   [13]   11   1   1   8   46  
6   AUS 3   Rob Gough   [17]   8   13   8   8   2   4   [38]   6   1   50T  
7   GBR 7   Chris Rashley   3   [35]   6   11   7   4   13   [36]   4   2   50T  
8   AUS 8   Julian Salter   [12]   9   8   5   2   [29]   5   3   11   11   54  
9   USA 3931   Brad Funk   [24/ZFP]   5   4   3   5   5   18   10   20   [23]   70  
10 NZL 3991   Peter Burling   [40]   28   [52]   2   10   7   6   9   10   4   76  

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