Jul 8, 2014

F18 Worlds 2014 @Ireland, Day 2: Larsen, Ashby, Reiss














All Images Jasper van Staveren // Clearly the F18 is not a walk in the Park to Ashby like the A-Class. Even in a reduced fleet, for the usual +100-180 IF18CA Worlds fleet.  I'm still figuring out which Class put their dates after , the F18 or the N17 Class for their Europeans?
Results after 5 Races, 4 held today. 

Great coverage by the Org, follow live tweets at twitter.com/F18worlds2014. More info & pics later. Check updates on the twitter bar to the right. 
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Close racing at Bangor, with Larsen-van West leading followed by Ashby-Goodall. Behind them a mix of Master & Junior F18 Worlds Champs like the Sach bros and Taylor Reiss-Matthew Whitehead, the US hopes already getting used to the top spots.

More youths in the top ten with Tim Mourniac helming for his dad JC, another french team and new hopes with a strong reality Lois Berrehar & Hugo le Pomelec, the kids we featured since Carnac are 8th overall.

One of the favorites crews before the event and 2014 french champs, Bontemps-Amiot getting into pace a little late with some +15s that are holding them back in the 7th overall.

The Arg crew is doing quite well with the Cirrus R , a boat they never sailed, saying a lot for Manu Boulogne work.  
On the designs you have: Infusion, C2, C2, Infusion, C2, Cirrus R, Phantom,Infusion, Cirrus R & Infusion.
Last race was held in +20knots with the Arg team reporting tough conditions, but they managed to score another 9th.

Still much to go and the with the top 4 contenders in a good position and Larsen-van West with a 10pt lead. 

- More gret pics by Jasper van Staveren at CSN FB
- BBC vid Interview onsite at bbc.com/sport/0/sailing/28208248
- Full Results at 2014.f18worlds.com
Top Ten below.


Rank Bow HelmName CrewName Sai Cat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 T Net





1st 17 Gunnar Larsen Ferdinand van West NED 17 1.0 16.0 4.0 1.0 2.0 24.0 24.0
2nd 39 Glenn Ashby Brett Goodall AUS 359 2.0 7.0 7.0 15.0 3.0 34.0 34.0
3rd 14 Taylor Reiss Matthew Whitehead USA357 Junior 7.0 8.0 1.0 9.0 10.0 35.0 35.0
4th 38 Helge Sach Christian Sach GER 310 Master 3.0 3.0 2.0 8.0 23.0 39.0 39.0
5th 48 Patrick Demesmaeker Klaas Victor BEL 1 11.0 1.0 12.0 24.0 7.0 55.0 55.0
6th 28 Tim Mourniac Jean Christophe Mourniac FRA 2222 6.0 2.0 16.0 3.0 31.0 58.0 58.0
7th 45 Gurvan Bontemps Benjamin Amiot FRA56836 16.0 21.0 5.0 12.0 4.0 58.0 58.0
8th 42 Lois Berrehar Hugo le Pomellec FRA 88 Junior 5.0 14.0 25.0 2.0 16.0 62.0 62.0
9th 19 Ian Rodger Pablo Volker ARG 666 15.0 9.0 26.0 4.0 9.0 63.0 63.0
10th 34 Grant Piggott Simon Farren GBR 1588 4.0 4.0 15.0 31.0 13.0 67.0 67.0

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