Aug 19, 2011

A-Class Worlds 2011: Steve Brewin World Champ


Photo: Kristoffer West / Sailing Aarhus - Steve Brewin, impressive title coming from behind on his Dna.



Photo: Kristoffer West / Sailing Aarhus - Scott Anderson on a Nikita, finally 2nd, he was the most consistent sailor the whole week, a capsize on 9th and last race ended his wc aspirations, +50 years old and still performing at the highest level.


Photo: Kristoffer West / Sailing Aarhus - Jack Benson 3rd, dna.


Photo: Kristoffer West / Sailing Aarhus - Andrew Landenberger 4th, Scheurer.


Photo: Kristoffer West / Sailing Aarhus - Brad Collet 5th, Scheurer









All Photos: Kristoffer West / Sailing Aarhus  - I Don't have much knowledge on the history of the A-Class, but this could easily be on of their greatest events ever.
Title decided on the last race with Scott Anderson leading by 2 points, he needed a 2nd for securing the title beyond Brewin winning the last race.
Anderson led all week with comfort until yesterday Brewin won 2 races, and today a bullet on the 8th .
After the 8th race the organizers decided to postpone the last one, they had until 4pm to launch the 9th, with Anderson being virtual champ. The winds came up to +20knots and at 15,05 the RC started the alst race of the event.
Brewin with a controlled 2nd behind future World Champ, Jack Benson.
Anderson was on the top ten but suffered a pitchpole ending any possibility for him.
This is one of those events when you need to declare a tie! but Steve Brewin "stood up and deliver" as he said today, a deserved title for the A-Class warrior.
Impressive Win under pressure for Steve Brewin and hat off to Scott Anderson, when 50 I want to be riding an A like him.

Mischa Heemskerk ended with a double 3rd for a 12th overall... next year top 5 for sure.

No A-Class here in Arg yet, but as I wrote several times, it will be the next big project.
The local F18 is running on wheels, so not much to do there, and as I did when working office hours, where I changed every two years for new challenging projects, is time to start thinking on the next step of performance Catsailing. Not design or building this time, I'll just wait for Fischer's new daggers...



Live Feed by streamfactory.dk- Steve flying downwind for the title on the final race.This was the best broadcasted World Championship coverage that I remember.
- GPS
- Live Video Feed
- Online Chats
- Instant results
- Hundred of high quality images by Kristoffer West
- The RC boat twitting updates from the Course

You can´t ask for more, the last race was followed with a rib close to the action, see image above.
Again, congrats to Sailing Aarhus and the Class, www.a-cat.org for delivering the goods to promote such an event.
Check full results and much more at:
2011ronstanacatworlds.sailing-aarhus.dk


Rank Nat SailNo Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Points
1 AUS 4 Steve Brewin -6 1 -37 4 3 4 1 1 2 16
2 AUS 92 Scott Anderson 1 2 5 1 1 -11 4 4 (dnf) 18
3 AUS 13 Jack Benson 2 7 -21 8 5 1 -39 2 1 26
4 AUS 38 Andrew Landenberger 5 9 1 2 -25 6 -21 9 13 45
5 AUS 1 Brad Collett 9 5 -16 7 9 3 -11 8 6 47
6 ESP 1 Manuel Calavia 3 10 -33 12 2 10 -16 7 5 49
7 USA 11 Ben Moon 7 6 3 15 4 7 (bfd) (dnc) 8 50
8 AUS 25 Steve Brayshaw 8 -48 12 13 1 2 3 -16 15 63
9 NZL 245 Mike Drummond 14 8 8 9 13 -22 10 -ocs 7 69
10 GER 14 Bob Baier -27 4 13 23 8 9 2 -ocs 11 70

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