Jul 10, 2008

F18 Worlds Day 4: Results Plate


First timers from Argentina and only South American team, Cruz Smith and Ian Rodger, had a really good day of racing.
With a 7, 29 and a 13th place the crew went from 96 yesterday to 83 in the gral and 17th in the Plate group.
Argentina has recently created an F18 fleet from scratch where Cruz and Ian had few chances to train in numerous fleets.

The 1st day with light weather they finished 37 and 40, for a 75 overall, 2nd day with ocs for a 88 , 3rd day again with light weather for the rather heavy pair and a bad day with 47 and 57 place.
Short on making the gold fleet the argetinean team needed serious weather to get better results, and today they just got what they wanted, a little late though, 15/20knots and an incredible recovery for an inexperienced crew.

Their Laser racing history is quite large so for sure they can apply their knowledge, but cat racing is another sport and they managed to get a really good performance overall till now, even more thinking of their best results in heavy weather when the F18 gets more technical.

So cheers for these 1st timers at an F18 Worlds, they-ll bring back home all things learned to provide enormous feedback for the homeland fleet.


1 GBR 111 Martin Chadder, Great Britain, Sam Chadder 158 35 19 36 -48 35 17 5 9 2
2 SWE 49 Fredrik Karlsson, Sweden, Gustaf Nyblaeus 164 42 -43 40 15 24 26 4 6 7
3 NED 879 Coert van Dam, Netherlands, Marius van Dam 172 34 -36 31 34 30 27 2 10 4
4 BEL 2184 Spilleboudt Jerome, Belgium, Spilleboudt Nicolas 182 -48 30 27 31 29 40 1 18 6
5 FRA 111 Lamotte Benjamin, France, Courtel Gregoire 184 -47 28 17 38 29 41 18 5 8
6 GER 172 Sven Lindastadt, Germany, Susanne Hahn 186 10 -58 44 51 45 24 9 2 1
7 FRA 733 Dubourg, France, Jenouvrier 211 31 25 -51 24 34 35 35 11 16
8 NED 99 Elke Denooz, Netherlands, Harry Schoorl 225 26 -55 22 40 35 45 24 22 11
9 ESP 86 Manolo Garcia, Spain, Manolo Garcia 229 29 34 36 32 43 -46 13 14 28
10 NED 8 Hans Breur, Netherlands, Michael Kijf 230 (dnf) 43 48 46 50 14 17 7 5
11 ITA 969 Giovanni Fantasia, Italy, Lamberto Cesari 243 33 47 28 29 19 (dsq) 8 12 ocs
12 FRA 7 Neau Julien, France, Neau 248 31 41 37 -45 17 44 3 8 dnf
13 ITA 73 Fava Paolo, Italy, Favro Fabrizio 248 37 29 -63 26 46 56 12 27 15
14 AUS 616 Don Dull, Australia, Kegan Dull 249 51 46 -57 37 46 50 6 3 10
15 AUS 999 Andrew Holden, Australia, Brent Kincade 250 40 -54 29 31 47 32 dnf 1 3
16 GER 187 Dirk Sessinghaus, Germany, Tina Vecauteren 265 -56 31 38 50 39 48 34 16 9
17 ARG 2423 Cruz Gonzalez Smith, Argentina, Ian Rodger 266 40 37 (ocs) 39 55 46 7 29 13
18 ESP 2367 Jaime Garcia Roman, Spain, Willy Caamaño 267 46 40 28 35 (bfd) 30 50 20 18
19 GBR 812 David Allan, Great Britain, Hugo Bull 270 38 27 -43 30 42 43 19 4 ocs
20 NED 15 Ad Noordzij, Netherlands, Nelleke Noordzij 281 43 -50 41 50 36 31 29 31 20

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