Spain the clear winners

Consistency pays for Echavarri and Paz at conclusion of Tornado European Championship

Sunday August 14th 2005, Author: James Boyd, Location: Scandinavia
The Spanish duo of Fernado Echavarri and Antón Paz, eighth at the Games last year, are the 2005 Tornado European Champions, after they were able to discard, their 29th position, leaving them with a scoreline with no result below fifth. With this result they were able to win convincingly over the Athens Gold medallists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, despite the Austrians wining today's final race at Vastervik, Sweden.

Australia's Darren Bundock and Aaron Worrall, who had been leading the non-European division of the regatta dropped down to seventh after disappointing results in the last two races.

The regatta has been dogged by light winds that saw only seven races sailed of the ten scheduled. After reconsideration by the international jury, race five, which was originally discounted due to light winds has been re-instated and will now count towards sailors' overall scores.

The final day of the Championships also got off to a questionable start. With six knots of breeze the Tornados started the first race only to have a general recall and then for the wind to die. Racing was postponed until the afternoon when thankfully the wind co-operated and the race committee were able to start two races, resulting in a complete championship.

Among the GBR team, Leigh McMillan and Will Howden had a solid second place finish in the first race, however were not able to break the top ten in the final results, finishing in 15th overall one place ahead of young British sailors Andrew Walsh and Ed Barney. Rob Wilson and Mark Bulkeley and Hugh Styles and Alistair Richardson finished in 23 and 24 respectively.

Results:

Pos Helm Crew Sail No R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Net
1 Fernando Echavarri (1972) Antón Paz (1976) ESP 1 29 2 3 2 2 5 4 18
2 Roman Hagara (1966) Hans Peter Steinacher (1968) AUT 380 1 19 9 16 1 6 1 34
3 Mitch Booth (1963) Herbert Dercksen (1973) NED 1 OCS 5 1 9 20 3 3 41
4 Xavier Revil (1971) Christophe Espagnon (1976) FRA 1 18 3 17 8 4 8 9 49
5 Francois Morvan (1983) Matthieu Vandame (1982) FRA 291 5 7 29 1 7 17 13 50
6 John Lovell (1967) Charlie Ogletree (1967) USA 808 10 16 5 15 11 4 5 50
7 Darren Bundock (1971) Aaron Worrall (1970) AUS 967 23 4 2 6 8 22 20 62
8 Johannes Polgar (1977) Florian Spalteholz (1977) GER 1087 16 23 7 20 23 1 2 69
9 Roland Gaebler (1964) Gunnar Struckmann (1981) GER 1094 20 1 23 11 12 7 18 69
10 Matthieu Souben (1982) Gurvan Bontemps (1980) FRA 282 43 10 27 5 6 16 7 71
11 Enrique Figueroa (1964) Jorge Hernandez PUR 1 3 22 22 17 15 11 11 79
12 Oskar Johansson (1977) Kevin Stittle (1979) CAN 7 31 25 8 4 29 21 6 93
13 Tino Mittelmeier (1984) Niko Mittelmeier (1981) GER 1096 7 26 25 24 13 13 12 94
14 Karl Sunesson (1975) Erik Andersson (1984) SWE 1 14 11 14 7 27 25 25 96
15 Billy Besson (1981) Arnaud Jarlegan (1976) FRA 281 21 14 21 10 18 30 16 100
16 Leigh Mc Millan (1980) William Howden (1977) GBR 436 13 18 DNF 12 34 2 22 101
17 Andrew Walsh (1982) Edward Barney (1982) GBR 430 38 17 11 22 9 23 19 101
18 Francesco Marcolini (1971) Edoardo Bianchi ITA 257 32 9 13 13 5 37 34 106
19 Vincenzo Sorrentino (1978) Giorgio Colombo (1982) ITA 5 8 13 18 31 19 20 28 106
20 Mischa Heemskerk (1974) Vincent Huntelman NED 162 19 20 16 29 25 9 21 110
21 Peder Ronholt (1974) Mads Moller (1976) DEN 1 2 28 26 32 30 10 16 112
22 Andrey Kirilyuk (1968) Valery Ushkov (1971) RUS 97 15 8 6 26 22 35 DNF 112
23 Rob Wilson (1975) MarkBulkeley (1979) GBR 420 34 6 9 19 42 26 23 117
24 Hugh Styles (1974) Alister Richardson GBR 434 28 30 12 21 17 12 27 117
25 Baptiste Balzeau (1983) Gael Ledoux (1983) FRA 276 22 31 OCS 14 14 18 24 123
26 Thomas Zajac (1985) Thomas Czajka (1985) AUT 381 6 24 31 25 26 14 30 125
27 Francois Gabart (1983) Romain David (1982) FRA 293 4 29 19 3 10 DNF DNF 126
28 Mauricio Santa Cruz (1979) Joao Carlos (1962) BRA 37 12 37 40 49 32 15 8 144
29 Javier Padron (1986) Miguel Perez (1978) ESP 104 11 35 20 18 41 31 31 146
30 Carolijn Brouwer (1973) Sebastien Godefroid (1971) BEL 7 25 21 24 36 33 38 14 153
31 Alexey Chekrygin (1983) Sergey Bogatkin (1980) RUS 27 9 39 30 35 35 32 15 156
32 Yann Guichard (1974) Alexandre Guyader FRA 2 26 12 4 DNF 3 56 DNF 162
33 Robbie Daniel (1962) Mike Hoey (1966) USA 804 17 44 33 30 24 27 32 163
34 Hans Wallén (1961) Anders Bengtsson SWE 201 27 34 35 27 31 19 26 164
35 Christina Loweg (1984) Florian Loweg (1983) GER 1052 35 27 38 28 28 39 10 166
36 Wouter Samama (1981) Jeroone Van Leeuwen (1981) NED 888 51 15 28 23 37 28 38 169
37 Diogo Cayolla (1974) Frederico Cerveira (1986) POR 1 24 DNF 15 33 49 24 29 174
38 Pavlo Kalinchev (1981) Olexiy Kholodnitskiy (1979) UKR 11 40 32 DNF 38 21 29 41 201
39 Stanislav Golimbievskyy (1973) Alexander Meninkov (1974) UKR 21 33 33 36 51 38 36 35 211
40 Jens-H Thiele (1984) Daniel Sulberg (1985) GER 1080 30 36 34 39 50 40 42 221
41 Patrick Egger (1982) Dominic Stahl (1978) GER 1048 36 DNF DNF 40 16 41 39 233
42 Antoine Koch (1978) Romaien Bouchet (1982) FRA 297 37 47 OCS 34 54 33 33 238
43 Paolo Clemente (1963) Fabrizio Clemente (1965) ITA 263 47 42 41 45 39 34 43 244
44 Fridtiof Unger (1981) Philipp Wetzig (1979) GER 1000 50 38 37 48 40 45 37 245
45 Robin Rettberg (1985) Niels Löffler (1985) GER 1021 39 45 39 44 57 48 36 251
46 Piotr Kowalewski (1963) Maciej Klosowicz (1981) POL 1 45 48 44 42 36 42 49 257
47 Ruurd van Wieren (1968) Pieter Ruitenburg NED 142 54 43 43 43 43 47 46 265
48 Fabian Will (1973) Sten Höpfner (1973) GER 1039 41 40 DNF 50 44 43 48 266
49 Kalevi Kostiainen (1967) Hannu Järvelä (1973) FIN 2 44 46 42 54 53 44 40 269
50 Michael Grandfield (1949) Mike Kuschner (1987) USA 813 42 49 46 47 48 49 44 276
51 Matteo Nicolucci (1972) Filippo Zumbo ITA 231 48 52 DNF 41 47 46 47 281
52 Sergei Dziembaev Oleg Riasanzev RUS 7 OCS 41 32 37 DNF DNC DNC 293
53 Donald Thinschmidt (1984) Andrew Wierda (1986) USA 839 49 DNF DNF 46 46 50 50 302
54 Allesio Zucchi (1979) Lorenzo Fantoni ITA 11 53 50 DNF 56 56 52 45 312
55 Ferrarese Simone (1988) Pallara Luca (1977) ITA 260 57 53 45 52 DNF 54 DSQ 322
56 Pawel Walencik (1969) Ewa Gorska (1963) POL 9 OCS DNS DNF 53 45 53 51 324
57 Göran Marström (1942) Thomas Persson (1976) SWE 191 46 DNF DNC 55 51 51 DNF 325
58 Alain Dubuc (1956) Eve-Marie L'Abbé (1975) CAN 2 56 DNF DNF 57 52 55 52 333
59 Gunter Mörtl (1950) Matthias Behla (1961) GER 1024 55 51 DNF 58 DNC DNC DNC 347
60 Jurgen Tiemann (1945) Justus Tiemann (1990) GER 1069 52 DNF DNC 59 55 DNC DNC 349

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