Oct 22, 2014

Zhik US F18 Nats 2014, Day 3: Easton-Burd lead after 10 Races





All images by Jasper van Staveren - Full gallery at CSN FB.
5 races today inthe breeze and 3 were for the Argies. Local favorites Easton & Burd are taking Matt McDonals's Falcon F18 to a smooth consistence ride at Corpus Christi, 6th is their worst result so far and they have put 9pts behind Smith-Heuser in 2nd place, these two got tired today of scoring 2s and finished the day with a deserved bullet. Casey-Page only 1 pt behind them in 3rd.

Larsen-van West scoring top 5 results but no bullets yet for the 2014 World Champs, with Faustin-Aragones pushing to grab a spot in the podium with 2 bullets for the day, 3 in total for the event.

Argentine crews owning the Day again:
3 of them are part of our Class since first the Arg Nats in 2008. Juan, Cruz & Mariano are F18 Arg Nats Champs each, also travelling abroad since 08 and a key part of the Class local growth.
Nico Aragones is member of the new breed that will take Arg Multihull sailing to new heights beyond Lange's past and current campaigns.

Let me put it this way: Nico might be one of the best trimmers in the Globe right now.
His CV includes 2 arg F18 titles, an Americas Youth AC45 Wing trimmer position, a stellar performance at 2013 F18 Worlds and a current 49er campaign.

Juan & Nico are blasting the course with bullets on a rented C2 with a so so used Spi, they sail a Phantom here.
Check first pic for how low Nico traps a la Ashby,
If any Americas Cup team is looking for young multihull sailors, just call me , we have a bunch of talented kids here down South.

Corpus Christi yacht Club has result a perfect venue, the event also has great coverage and timely results.

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Top ten below. Full resutls at http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=8448&show_crew=1


Pos Sail   Boat   Skipper  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  Total
1   USA 11   Ronstan  / Falcon Michael Easton/ 1   1   3   4   3   3   [6]   3   1   2   21  
Tripp Burd  
2   ARG1785   Tuluka  / MKII Cruz Gonzalez Smith/ [8]   5   2   2   2   2   2   8   6   1   30  
Mariano Heuser  
3   USA 80   Wet Yeti  / MKII John Casey/ 2   4   4   1   [15]   6   1   2   4   7   31  
Colin Page  
4   NED 1803   Nacra Infusion   Gunnar Larsen/ 3   [7]   6   3   5   5   4   5   3   3   37  
Ferdinand VonWest  
5   ARG C2 Juan Faustin/ 5   2   1   10   [13]   1   5   1   13   5   43  
Nicolas Aragones  
6   USA 7   C2 Red Gear Racing   Robbie Daniel/ 9   [16]   10   6   4   7   3   4   2   4   49  
Karl Brogger  
7   USA 315   2 Wire Sailing   John Tomko/ 6   10   5   5   1   8   10   7   5   [11]   57  
Jonathan Atwood  
8   USA 111   Waveyheaven   Charles Tomeo/ [31]   3   9   18   6   4   7   9   10   6   72  
Dalton Tebo  
9   USA 192   ShackAttack   Ken Marshack/ 4   11   8   8   7   [dnf]   8   10   19   9   84  
Eric Marshack  
10  USA 316   Tradewind Aviation   Todd Riccardi/ 7   15   [17]   7   8   9   9   14   7   12   88  
Matthew Keenan  

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