49er Europeans preview

96 teams from 24 countries expected in Norway

Friday July 26th 2002, Author: Mikkel Thommessen, Location: Scandinavia
More than 90 of the world's best 49er teams are gathered in Grimstad, Norway for the MasterCard European Championship which starts on Monday 29 July. The qualification series in four groups goes on for three days before the finals on 1-2 August.

All the medal winners from the recent World Championships in Hawaii are present, and with the 19 top ranked teams from the most recent ISAF ranking the racing will be hot.

The favourites are bound to be the current World Champions Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez who will however have to beat their compatriots Santiago Lopez-Vazquez and Javier de la Plaza, who they currently lead in the ISAF rankings.

Also taking part is three time world champion Chris Nicholson who has now teamed up with former Laser Champion Michael Blackburn.

Team GBR is again fielding is a strong contingent including Paul Brotherton/Mark Asquith, Alistair Richardson/Peter Greenhalgh and Chris Draper/Simon Hiscocks.

The race organisers Grimstad Seilforening are celebrating their centennial anniversary and will have their hands full for the coming week.

Entries
Sail no Helm/crew Ranking
AUS 416 MARK TURNBULL/NICK PARTRIDGE 40
AUS 627 CHRIS NICHOLSON/MICHAEL BLACKBURN 56
AUS 687 GRANT ROLLERSON/GUY NAYLOR -
AUS 766 BEN TARDREW/MARCUS TARDREW 110
AUT 8 DOMINIK KOCHOLL/DANIEL KOCHOLL 120
AUT 753 NICO DELLE KARTH/NIKOLAUS RESCH 72
BEL 650 QUENTIN BLONDIAU/LIONEL BLONDIAU 22
BEL 256 JOHANN BLONDIAU/PIM PEETERS -
BEL 518 MICHEL PROOT/XAVIER ROYAUX -
BEL 729 MAXIM VAN PELT/BENOIT GALLET 103
BRA 238 EDGARDO VIEYTES/MARTIN WINTER 59 helmsman
BRA 637 MARCOS FERRARI/ARTHUR VASCONCELLOS 105
DEN 9 MICHAEL HESTBÆK/RASMUS T. VAN HANSEN 6
DEN 14 PETER HANSEN/SØREN HANSEN 9
DEN 287 LARS SCHRØDER/MAJBRITT LANG -
DEN 338 NIELS REFSGAARD/NIELS J FLOHR -
DEN 591 MATTHEW VANDELEUR/MICHAEL W HENRIKSEN -
DEN 628 MARTIN KIRKETERP/STIG SALLING 53
DEN 633 EMIL TOFT NIELSEN/SIMON TOFT NIELSEN -
DEN 691 JONATAN ÅGE PERSSON /THOMAS IVERSEN 13
DEN 693 CLAUS HASTRUP KNUDSEN/DENNIS DENGSØ ANDERSEN 16
DEN 722 JONAS WARRER/PETER KRUGER ANDERSEN 37
DEN 723 ALLAN NORREGAARD/KLAUS NAUR 27
ESP 15 IKER MARTINEZ/XABI FERNANDEZ 3
ESP 427 SANTIAGO LOPEZ-VAZQUEZ/JAVIER DE LA PLAZA 1
FIN 424 ILMARI KUUSI/KALLE SALMELIN 158
FIN 449 JAN THORSTROM/MATIAS NIEMELAINEN 32
FIN 572 MARC LINDROOS/TED LINDROOS -
FIN 593 JANNE UUSI-AUTTI/KASIMIR JOHANSSON 23
FIN 595 PETRI KARTO/RISTO TAPPER 66 helmsman
FIN 690 THOMAS JOHANSON/JUKKA PIIRAINEN 31 helmsman
FRA D'HOOGE/CHATEAU 50
FRA 58 ALEXANDRE MONTEAU/DAMIEN GUILLOU -
FRA 342 CEDRIC FLEURY/BENOIT HANTZPERG -
FRA 406 KEVIN ORLANDI/BENIOT MAURY -
FRA 709 VINCENT JOYEUX/FREDERIC MOREAU 20
FRA 710 EMMANUEL DYEN/NICOLAS CAU 21
FRA 750 GUILLAUME CHIELLINO/THOMAS DEPLANQUE -
GBR 7 PAUL BROTHERTON/MARK ASQUITH 5
GBR 7 ALISTAIR RICHARDSON/PETER GREENHALGH 8
GBR 70 ANDY RICE/RICHARD BAILEY 63
GBR 599 MARK DELL/PAUL DELL -
GBR 701 CHRIS DRAPER/SIMON HISCOCKS 8
GBR 716 ALEX HOPSON/PHIL KENNARD -
GBR 718 STEVE MORRISON/BEN RHODES 65
GBR 739 BRIAN WILSON/ROY GOODLAND -
GBR 749 STEVE HOPPER/LEWIS WOODLAND -
GER 10 MARCUS BAUR/MAX GROY 11
GER 11 MARKUS STEEG/MORITZ DEMEL 36
GER 279 JAN-PETER PECKOLT/HANNES PECKOLT 70
GER 434 GABRIEL WICKE/WOLF JESCHONNEK -
GER 451 LUCAS SEEBERG/HEIKO SALIG -
GER 473 JASPER BEHRENDT/ERDMANN FIONN -
GER 474 RALPH KAEMMERLE/JAKOB JANICH -
GER 560 FELIX OEHME/--- -
GRE 183 GEORGE PANAGIOTIDIS/ALFONSO PANAGIOTIDIS 48
GRE 623 ANDREAS KYPREOS/STELIOS SOTIRIOU 32
GRE 634 ATHANASIOS PACHOUMAS/VASILIS PORTOSALTE 33
HUN 1 IVAN NEMETH/MIKLOS KORTVELYESI 158
HUN 333 KAROLY IGNACZ/MATYAS GEREBEN -
HUN 336 MARTIN SZEPFY/BEN ALLO -
HUN 727 PETER HAMRAK/BALAZS SUKOSD -
IRL 705 TOM FITZPATRICK/FRAZER BROWN 24
ITA 6 PIETRO SIBELLO/GIANFRANCO SIBELLO 7
ITA 581 FRANSESCO BRUNI/LARS BORGSTROM 12
ITA 694 LUCA MODENA/MANUEL MODENA -
NED 290 MICHAEL STELTENPOOL/CONSTANTIJN WEBER -
NED 486 DAAN SCHUTTE/WILLEM SCHUTTE 42
NED 670 PIETER LANTERMANS/PIM NIEUWENHUIS 16
NOR 67 ARE FILIP EKLUND/SVERRE J TANGERUD -
NOR 280 EVEN ÅBY LARSEN/FREDRIK ELTER -
NOR 293 ALEKSANDER BREKKE/CARSTEN HOPSTOCK 79
NOR 428 ANDERS ROSTRUP/ØYVIND ROSTRUP -
NOR 589 VEGARD ARNHOFF/HAAVARD ARNHOFF 48
NOR 640 CHRISTOFFER SUNDBY/FRODE BOVIM 15
NOR 673 PEDER JAHRE/KRANK KIRKELAND 58
POL 10 PAWEL KACPROWSKI/PAWEL KUZMICKI 2
POL 294 MARCIN CZAJKOWSKI/KRZYSZTOF KIERKOWSKI 86
POR 15 PEDRO ANDRADE/FRANSISCO ANDRADE 19
RSA 005 GREG BARKER/DIEDERIK BULTERS -
RUS 734 ILYA ERMAKOV/MAXIM LAGOUTENKO -
SUI CYRIL WASMER/PATRICK WASMER 129
SUI 630 TOM RUEGGE/JORG STEINER -
SUI 712 MARCEL WAISER/CASPAR BUETTNER -
SUI 758 CHRIST RAST/EUAN MCNICOL 18
SWE 151 FREDRIK HALLSTEN/KARL LINDSTEN -
SWE 291 AXEL NETTERLID/JONAS LINDBERG 90
SWE 588 MATTIAS BENGTSSON/NIKLAS BENGTSSON 45
SWE 571 MARCUS HAAS/CHRISTOFFER HAAS
SWE 649 PETER NIELSEN/JOHAN NIELSEN 102
SWE 778 PETER BACKE/ANDERS BENGTSSON 33
UKR 5 RODION LUKA/GEEORGE LEONCHIK 2
USA 625 DAVID FAGEN/BORA GULARI 50
USA 646 TIM WADLOW/PETER SPAULDING 39
USA 697 DALTON BERGAN/ZACK MAXAM 60

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