23 September 2003
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With six classes still competing at the 2003 ISAF World Championship in Cadiz, Spain, Australia is well placed for a strong finish.
In the first race of the day the Tornado team of Darren Bundock (AIS/NSWIS) and John Forbes (AIS/NSWIS) finished with a bullet in their battle with the young British team and overnight leaders Leigh McMillan and Mark Bulkeley.
In the second race the two crews again finished one place apart, 11th place went to the Aussie’s and 10th to the Brit’s.
At the press conference following today''s races John Forbes was asked what he and Darren will do to try and retain their world title, ‘keep an eye on Leigh (Mc Millan) and also Santiago (Lange in 3rd place), who are sailing well and try and put as many boats as we can between us and them.’
On the 470 course Head Coach Victor Kovalenko remarked that the conditions reminded him of Melbourne with similarities in the waves, wind and sunny conditions.
The conditions must have suited the Australian teams of Jenny Armstrong (AIS/NSWIS) and Belinda Stowell (AIS/WAIS) and Nathan Wilmot (AIS/NSWIS) and Malcolm Page (AIS/NSWIS) who recorded some strong results.
Armstrong and Stowell move into the top three with impressive results recorded. The pair currently sit on equal points with the Dutch crew (2nd), and can only be split on a third place countback. Over the next two days, there will be some very close and tight racing in this class.
Wilmot and Page (5th) are in the process of staging an impressive comeback, and with only three points separating them from 2nd place, consistent racing by the pair could see them in a podium finish.
Mathew and Daniel Belcher (QLD) have also maintained their top ten standing, with a 4th and 19th in the 470’s first day of finals.
On the Laser course, in the first gold fleet race, Michael Blackburn (NSWIS) was leading and eventually finished with a 2nd, whilst Brendan Casey (AIS/QLD) came from 16th to finish 12th.
In race two, Blackburn was 35th at the 1st mark and Casey 8th, however Blackburn fought back to finish with a 10th placing. Unfortunately Casey received a yellow flag in the first run (which means ‘be careful’) and finished in 17th.
In the 49er class, Chris Nicholson (NSWIS) and Gary Boyd (NSWIS) had another gear breakage in the first race of the day, which makes their chance of securing a medal more difficult.
On returning to the course for race 10, the pair finished with a 17th after a capsize in the choppy conditions. They recorded a good 5th placing in the final race of the day, ending in 13th place overall.
With the regatta two thirds complete, tomorrow''s three races will be critical to Nicholson and Boyd’s overall success.
A 19th place in race nine and a 7th in race ten, sees Anthony Nossiter (NSWIS) in 10th overall. With a strong performance in the final race of the championship, Nossiter has a chance to improve on his 10th place.
Tornado – Day four racing/Day one finals (8 races)
1. Leigh McMillan/Mark Bulkeley GBR (1,7,1,12,2,3,2,10) 26pts
2. Darren Bundock and John Forbes AUS (2,1,2,14,15,1,1,11) 32pts
3. Santiago Lang/Carlos Espinola ARG (11,15,9,1,8,6,6,2) 43pts
470 Women – Day four racing/Day one finals (8 races)
1. Sofia Bekatorou/Emilia Tsoulfa GRE (1,1,2,1,1,2,1,4) 9pts
2. Lisa Westerhof/Margriet Matthijsse NED (2,1,9,3,11,16,4,1) 31pts
3. Jenny Armstrong/Belinda Stowell AUS (7,9,1,5,1,19,6,2) 31pts
Laser – Day four racing/Day one finals (6 races)
1. Gustavo Lima BRA (1,1,3,2,1,1,8,1) 10pts
2. Robert Scheidt BRA (4,1,4,1,1,2,6,3) 16pts
3. Michael Blackburn AUS (5,1,5,1,1,11,2,10) 25pts
12. Brendan Casey AUS (7,2,15,2,7,2,12,17) 47pts
27. Tom Slingsby AUS (4,8,10,15,10,5,30,29) 81pts
48. Ricky Ironmonger AUS (13,25,10,3,6,OCS,18,7) 82pts
470 Men – Day four racing/Day one finals (8 races)
1. Gabrio Zandoria/Andrea Trani ITA (1,1,2,2,1,20,8,7) 22pts
2. Gustavo Martinez Doreste/Dimas Wood ESP (6,2,4,5,1,2,19,11) 31pts
3. Alvaro Marinho/Miguel Nunes POR (8,4,1,3,58,5,3,18) 32pts
5. Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page AUS (2,12,1,7,12,5,6,1) 34pts
9. Mathew Belcher/Daniel Belcher AUS (5,1,5,6,11,20,4,19) 51pts
45. Nathan Outteridge and Ayden Menzies AUS (10,26,8,13,23,14),9,15 92pts
68. Mark Padgett/Nick Behrens AUS (27,25,25,24,24,4,4,2) 102pts
Finn – Day five racing (10 races)
1. Ben Ainslie GBR (3,5,7,8,19,4,1,2,1,10) 41pts
2. Rafael Trujillo ESP (9,8,1,5,5,10,19,1,6,1) 46pts
2. Andrew Simpson GBR (32,14,9,1,1,3,3,4,8,8) 51pts
10. Anthony Nossiter AUS (6,20,16,9,4,OCS,8,7,19,7) 95pts
34. Paul McKenzie AUS (56,26,41,44,44,31,43,13,31,38) 310pts
74. Dean McAullay AUS (75,69,70,72,63,70,72,71,66,60) 612pts
77. John Shallvey AUS (71,72,76,71,70,67,70,79,70,65) 631pts
49er– Day four racing/Day one finals (11 races)
1. Christopher Draper/Simon Hiscokcs GBR (3,2,2,1,4,2,2,2,2,6,1) 21pts
2. Christoffer Sundby/Frode Bovim NOR (2,1,8,3,3,1,8,11,7,1,21) 45pts
3. Marcus Baur/Max Groy GER (3,2,7,2,1,5,16,3,3,13,8) 47pts
13. Chris Nicholson/Gary Boyd AUS (DNF,1,4,1,2,6,2,11,DNF,17,5) 75pts
42. Mark Turnbull/Nick Partridge AUS (14,13,4,11,11,9,17,21,18,17,20) 134pts
48. Ben Tardrew/Marcus Tardrew AUS (17,17,16,18,DNC,22,10,7,17,13,DNC) 168pts
Mistral Women – Final Results (11 races)
1. Lee Korsitz ISR (1,4,3,6,1,32,2,2,14,5,17) 55pts
2. Barbara Kendell NZL (2,1,12,5,11,9,4,1,10,1,27) 56pts
3. Faustine Merret FRA (3,27,10,1,6,6,5,9,2,17,4) 63pts
4. Jessica Crisp AUS (4,10,1,10,29,11,6,7,6,10,1) 66pts
7. Allison Shreeve AUS (24,14,4,2,2,1,1,3,22,15,42) 88pts
Star – Final Results (10 races)
1. Xavier Rohart/Pascal Rembeau FRA (1,2,5,2,3,1,4,1,2,DNC) 21pts
2. Fredrik Loof/Andrew Ekstram FRA (3,6,2,3,2,3,1,DNF,1,7) 28pts
3. Iain Percy/Steven Mitchell GBR (13,1,1,2,1,1,2,2,19,23) 42pts
13. Iain Murray/Andrew Palfrey AUS (16,13,8,15,22,11,OCS,11,6,5) 107pts
16. Colin Beashel/David Giles AUS (9,DNC,DNC,1,4,4,21,6,18,12) 118pts
22. Ian Walker/Nick Williams AUS (OCS,10,16,16,26,16,11,5,7,35) 142pts
61. Michael Jones/Bill Sykes AUS (34,25,31,37,38,33,21,17,14,18) 230pts
Mistral Men – Final Results (11 races)
1. Przemek Miarczynski POL (1,1,1,8,1,1,1,1,1,6,DNC) 22pts
2. Nikolaos Kaklamanakis GRE (4,3,2,OCS,1,21,5,4,3,3,7) 53pts
3. Gal Fridman ISR (3,4,1,DSQ,7,10,4,12,5,2,9) 57pts
17. Lars Kleppich AUS (13,9,17,OCS,8,8,52,16,11,7,11) 152pts
46. Michael Lancey AUS (21,20,18,24,17,37,55,45,37,29,OCS) 303pts
Silver Fleet – 9 races only
77. Jonothan Bonnitcha AUS (36,37,50,47,42,30,26,16,6) 239pts
89. Corey Plant AUS (46,46,37,40,49,41,23,24,29) 286pts
Yngling – Final results (11 races)
1. Hannah Swett/Joan Touchette/Melissa Purdy USA (16,12,2,7,1,10,4,1,12,4) 54pts
2. Ulrike Scheumann/Wibke Buelle/Winnie Lippert GER (15,27,1,1,13,2,2,10,4,1,12) 61pts
3. Dorte O Jensen/Helle Jesperson/Rachael Kiel DEN (1,5,7,17,32,6,5,15,7,2,2) 67pts
16. Nicky Bethwaite/Kristen Kosmala/Katie Hage AUS (11,11,18,14,25,19,13,20,24,13,15) 158pts
23. Melanie Dennison/Caroline Aders/Fiona Herbert AUS (6,20,4,13,26,7,20,30,33,38,24) 183pts
41. Patricia Warn/Margaret Morgan/Joyce Warn AUS (41,41,DNC,DNC,38,39,39,DNF,DNC,DNC,DNC) 408pts
Europe – Final results (11 races)
1. Siren Sundby NOR (1,1,3,5,2,3,14,1,23,1,DNC) 54pts
2. Sari Multala FIN (1,1,2,1,33,53,1,15,1,6,1) 62pts
3. Mary Gaillard USA (9,4,3,7,5,8,21,33,5,9,10) 81pts
20. Sarah Blanck AUS (11,18, DNC,23,12,12,10,29,8,31,29) 183pts
85. Clare Hozack AUS (38,42,44,43,DNE,26,14,38,19,37,33) 349pts
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