Three out of three

Ainslie picks the ladders out perfectly in tricky third race

Wednesday August 10th 2005, Author: Event Press, Location: United Kingdom
Ben Ainslie continues on his undefeated run by taking the third race of the Championship.

Today’s wasn’t easy for the sailors or for the racing committee who had to deal with shifting winds, poor visibility and heavy showers. The racing committee kept busy resetting the course several times. Beginning with 24 knots, the wind took a 65 degrees change after the top mark upsetting placing.

The racing committee changed the top mark accordingly but the wind had rotated another 25 degrees before the second upwind and dropped to 4 knots by the end of the race!

Finishing in second position Dan Slater (NZL) experienced some ups and downs in this tricky race: “I was in the lead with Rafa 50 meters before the top mark, then the wind moved and we saw Ben and Emilios passing us from the right. I ended up in 30th position and was quite upset. Then on the second beat the wind shifted another 25 degrees and this time I was on the right side and got my second place back.”

It was a similar story for Jonas Hoegh-Christensen who came from 50th at the top mark to third across the finishing line, coming up gradually throughout the race. ”It was a race for the smart and lucky guys, very difficult and nerve-racking.” explained the Dane.

Ben Ainslie has increased his lead, 13 points from Marin Misura on equal points with Spanish Silver medallist Rafael Trujillo. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic “Bambi” was again the best junior. Scoring a 12th in today’s race he is comforting his lead in the Junior fleet in 11th place overall. Tapio Nirrkko collected a second yellow flag today on the start and had to retire from the race. Norbert Wilandt from Poland and Zach Railey from the US are 2nd and 3rd Junior, only a few points apart on 24th and 25th place in the overall rankings.

Back to the shore the sailors were met with chocolate bars, juice and smarties provided by the organizers. A good way to finish a long and tough race under the rain!

Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Nett
1 GBR-3 Ben Ainslie 1 1 1 3
2 CRO-25 Marin Misura 7 3 6 16
3 ESP-100 Rafael Trujillo 5 6 5 16
4 DEN-2 Jonas Høgh-Christensen (1981) 9 7 3 19
5 SLO-5 Gasper Vincec 11 4 4 19
6 SWE-11 Daniel Birgmark 6 5 13 24
7 GRE-7 Papathanasiou Emilios 22 2 9 33
8 NOR-1 Peer Moberg 4 17 14 35
9 POL-12 Waclaw Szukiel 12 15 8 35
10 NZL-14 Dan Slater 2 35 2 39
11 CRO-524 Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (1984) 8 25 12 45
12 RUS-1 Vladimir Krutskikh 3 33 10 46
13 GBR-111 Edward Wright 13 14 20 47
14 CZE-9 Michal Hrubý 21 13 17 51
15 FRA-972 Bruno Ismael 19 11 28 58
16 AUS-228 Josh Beaver 15 22 26 63
17 GBR-550 Matt Howard 38 12 15 65
18 UKR-1 Olexiy Borysov 18 42 7 67
19 CZE-1 Michael Maier 31 21 18 70
20 AUS-221 Anthony Nossiter 26 19 31 76
21 DEN-7 Søren Holm 48 10 19 77
22 SWE-736 Johan Tillander 30 26 21 77
23 NED-6 Stefan de Vries 17 27 34 78
24 POL-17 Norbert Wilandt 32 28 23 83
25 USA-4 Zach Railey 27 30 32 89
26 NED-41 Karel van Hellemond 23 32 39 94
27 ESP-310 Pablo Arrarte Elorza 50 34 11 95
28 IRL-10 Aaron O'Grady 33 16 55 104
29 POL-7 Rafal Szukiel 43 23 38 104
30 NED-64 Wietze Zetzema 42 38 25 105
31 GER-711 André Budzien 16 40 50 106
32 ITA-25 Armando Battaglia 10 51 46 107
33 GBR-88 Mark Andrews 35 29 43 107
34 GER-174 Matthias Bohn 44 39 27 110
35 GBR-541 Chris Brittle 29 8 BFD 111
36 FIN-216 Tapio Nirkko 14 24 DNS 112
37 GRE-8 Dragutsis Alexandros 34 49 30 113
38 CRO-16 Emil Tomasevic 20 20 BFD 114
39 CZE-3 Rudolf Lidaøík 36 47 33 116
40 AUT-271 Raudaschl Florian 55 41 22 118
41 NED-80 Sander E. Willems 41 44 35 120
42 IRL-5 Timothy Goodbody 24 48 49 121
43 DEN-231 Kenneth Bøggild 58 43 24 125
44 SWE-31 Bjorn Smit 39 50 36 125
45 DEN-9 Thomas Laursen OCS 36 16 126
46 HUN-11 Peter Lovas 28 46 59 133
47 GBR-625 Edward Greig 52 9 BFD 135
48 ITA-101 Riccardo Cordovani 25 37 DNS 136
49 POL-41 Bartek Szydlowski 37 56 44 137
50 HUN-6 Gaszton Pál 45 52 42 139
51 SWE-41 Anders Nilsson 53 31 56 140
52 POL-71 Krzysztof Dabkowski 47 45 48 140
53 POL-45 Piotr Mazur 46 60 37 143
54 GRE-71 Davourlis Panagiotis 49 66 29 144
55 GER-108 Sebastian Munck 51 53 41 145
56 ESP-836 Albert Vadell DNF 18 54 146
57 ITA-27 Andrea Bianchi 59 54 53 166
58 DEN-218 Jesper Petersen 64 57 47 168
59 NED-11 Henk de Jager 66 63 40 169
60 SWE-739 Olof Lundqvist 56 68 45 169
61 SWE-734 Stefan Fagerlund 62 59 52 173
62 GER-150 Günter O. Hoffmann 40 64 DNS 178
63 GBR-631 Richard Hart 63 67 51 181
64 ITA-892 Cisbani Paolo 60 62 60 182
65 GER-19 Andreas Bollongino 70 58 58 186
66 SUI-496 Gautschi Thomas 57 69 61 187
67 GER-37 Frank Westendorf 54 72 63 189
68 FRA-9 Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (1975) 61 55 BFD 190
69 HUN-8 Márton Beliczay 68 65 57 190
70 ITA-903 Francesco Faggiani 65 61 DNS 200
71 GER-262 Barthel Uwe 67 71 62 200
72 GER-92 Detlev Guminski 69 70 DNS 213
73 GER-12 David Guminski 71 73 DNS 218

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