Jul 8, 2013

F18 Worlds 2013 @Grosseto: Day 1

Not much info form Grosseto, Race 1 was delayed and that's it...all news for now. More later if available.
Update: One race completed and day cancelled due to squalls and Lightning.
Thanks to my friend Jasper van Staveren we can have a view of today's racing. Just received these images above, more at 
CSN FB. Conditions were light and growing to squals. Only once race completed-  Check your images to buy at Jasper web www.sailshoot.com

Update 2: Well, as pointed in my last preview Booth & his son Jordi, Besson-Lagarrigue, Gabart-Vandame, Heemskerk-Tentij and Styles-Mason in the top 3. One race only but a trend already from my preview and of course all stadandard candidates confirming their intentions.

The Sach bros and Reiss-Whitehad also good, and two young crews I didn´t mentioned but well known and on the rise that will perform : Bontemp-Amiot and Veenman-deWaard.

Taking account of two 90 boat fleets, Argies Rodger-Volker scored a 6th and Smith-Heuser 10th, both on a good start. Mehl-Aragones were in the top 3 when a rudder casting simply exploded, a pity and hope they can find a replacement set , but still much to come.  
Local hopes Bissaro-Cesari matched their teammates De Paoli-Stella with a 9th.
Full Provisional Here

Image gallery by Jasper van Staveren /Sailhoot.com for Day 1 at  CSN FB
Top 10 Below - Results thanks to Lamberto Cesari, Full Provisional Here .:

Helm Crew R1 Tot
1 ESP 1910 Mitch Booth Jordi Booth 1 1
1 FRA 1796 Besson Lagarrigue 1 1
3 FRA 301 Gabart Vandame 2 2
3 NED 1796 Heemskerk Tentij 2 2
5 NED 2010 Veenman De Waard 3 3
5 GBR7 Styles Mason 3 3
7 FRA 004 Bomtemp Amiot 4 4
7 IRL 137 Mc Hugh Siobhian 4 4
8 FRA 5 Dode Moreau 5 5
8 GER 277 Sach Sach 5 5
9 ARG 666 Rodger Volker 6 6
9 NED2 Zeekant van Hek 6 6
11 USA Reiss Whitehead 7 7

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