Mourniac-Citeau into the lead

After seven races of the Hobie Tiger World Championship in Galicia

Wednesday July 26th 2006, Author: Julia Huve, Location: none selected
Galicia is increasingly enthusiastic about hosting major top level sailing competitions. After the Grand Prix des Multicoques for the ORMA 60s, then the start of the Volvo Ocean Race in Vigo in 2005, now it is the turn of Cangas - the harbour opposite Vigo - to host the World Hobie Tiger Championship this week. Australians, Porto Ricans, Dutch…the 'Tiger' community have ccme from all four corners of the world to compete in the world championship. 'Kinou' Mourniac and Franck Citeau, the French representatives of the Nissan Hobie Cat Pro Team, are also present. This evening they are leading the overall provisional scoreboard after seven rounds, including three wins.

Since 1999, this world championship has been 'the' Hobie class event says Michel Corigliano of Hobie Cat Europe. "Top notch competitors have come from all over the world, South Africa, Hong Kong, the United States. The level increases all the time."

For 'Kinou' Mourniac and Franck Citeau, his crew, the results of the first two days have been excellent. The pair is currently on the highest step of the podium followed by another French team, Moana Vaireaux and Romain Petit and an American team leading this evening, Greg Thomas and Jacques Bernier.

"On the first day, we had light air with around 6 to 7 knots and a grey sky. Americans Thomas and Bernier sail fast in those conditions. But today the thermal winds kicked in which played into our hands. We’re half way through the worlds and the pressure is on. It’s hot out there on the starting line. It’s odd. We all have the same boat. The contract is not fulfilled. We’re trying to have fun and sail as best we can. You have to remain humble. It’s so easy to find yourself capsized or disqualified on a start," says Mourniac. The world champion comprises 15 races.

Results:

Pos Helm Crew Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Tot Net
1 Jean-Christophe Mourniac Franck Citeau FRA 3 5 1 4 1 11 1 26 15
2 Moana Vaireaux Petit Romain FRA 17 6 6 2 4 1 7 43 26
3 Greg Thomas Jacques Bernier USA 1 3 2 15 10 10 2 43 28
4 Christophe Renaud de Malet Alban Rossollin FRA 4 9 19 8 2 6 4 52 33
5 Jerome le Gal Mickael Siret FRA 10 30 4 6 18 7 6 81 51
6 Mitch Booth Taylor Booth AUS 7 22 16 17 7 2 3 74 52
7 Tom Phipps Jonathan Cook GBR 8 7 26 3 22 4 9 79 53
8 Brett Dryland Rod Waterhouse AUS 19 4 33 9 9 5 13 92 59
9 Simon Kearns Mad dog Burns GBR 11 10 5 26 16 9 10 87 61
10 Mark Laruffa Brad Wilson AUS 43 2 17 1 13 14 16 106 63
11 John Tomko Ian Billings USA 13 23 11 22 8 8 11 96 73
12 Andrew Tayler Nick Tayler GBR 21 16 60 29 5 13 5 149 89
13 Cédric Bader Montoya Yann FRA 23 14 8 16 6 26 32 125 93
14 Mal Gray Daniel Sims AUS 14 15 10 19 15 20 23 116 93
15 Sam Newton Harry Blakey GBR 20 41 7 10 27 18 14 137 96
16 Shane Peterson Jerome Binder AUS 2 20 28 25 12 12 26 125 97
17 Oscar Zeekant Noor van Uchelen NED 6 13 27 23 14 16 25 124 97
18 loic Fequet François Filippi FRA 25 34 9 33 3 28 8 140 106
19 Cooper Kevin Justin Martin GBR 16 19 20 14 30 15 22 136 106
20 Gerard Loos Pieter van Ruitenburg NED 39 1 22 7 17 33 27 146 107
21 Sandra Tartaglino Luke Butler USA 5 21 15 34 44 19 17 155 111
22 Normand thomas lemaitre brice FRA 30 26 3 12 21 31 21 144 113
23 Eric Proust Timothe Bruneel FRA 9 17 60 27 20 23 19 175 115
24 Julien Feraud Alexis Doglio FRA 18 29 60 20 32 3 20 182 122
25 Rudolph Chichemanian Greg Bresil FRA 12 39 12 21 41 32 15 172 131
26 Allan Lawrence Inge Schabort RSA 38 31 13 13 24 25 30 174 136
27 Frédérique Ffeiffer Françoise Dettling FRA 34 27 35 5 23 17 41 182 141
28 Bernardo Benitez Cabrera Miguel Perez Quintana ESP 31 24 24 18 25 41 29 192 151
29 Scott Miller Kiki Miller USA 29 40 23 11 35 29 28 195 155
30 Steve Leo Jeff Fortuna USA 42 18 18 24 34 39 37 212 170
31 Richard Ayres Roxanne Dodds RSA 22 43 21 36 19 30 44 215 171
32 Blaine Dodds Peter Dodds RSA 44 32 25 31 11 40 34 217 173
33 Ysbrand ten Houte de Lange Roland van Joolen NED 27 12 43 40 45 38 24 229 184
34 Ibrahim Mustafa Gustavo Pinto PUR 15 47 39 39 31 43 18 232 185
35 Olivier Pilon Guillaume Paradis CAN 24 37 31 28 42 27 38 227 185
36 Guillaume Hemery Olivier Fernandez FRA 41 45 14 38 40 21 35 234 189
37 Colin Whitehead Peter Verdon RSA 47 52 32 42 39 24 12 248 196
38 Elke Delnooz Tim Hulsman NED 36 28 41 47 43 22 33 250 203
39 Hylton Hale Robert de Rooy RSA 28 44 38 35 28 35 39 247 203
40 Nacho Botas Pepe Etcheverria ESP 26 46 29 37 26 45 42 251 205
41 David Stiemsma Jerry Mohney USA 48 8 36 44 38 44 46 264 216
42 Chris Green David McDaniel USA 35 48 34 30 46 37 36 266 218
43 Ran Stav Ron Barak ISR 49 25 37 45 36 36 40 268 219
44 Daniel DeLave Eileen Haubl USA 60 38 60 32 29 42 31 292 232
45 Franck Jehenson Angeline Jehenson NED 54 35 45 48 37 34 47 300 246
46 David Heroux Barbara Powers USA 53 11 47 49 47 49 49 305 252
47 Michael Goodyer Louise Goodyer RSA 46 42 40 50 33 48 51 310 259
48 Peter Davies Brenda Davies HKG 45 36 46 41 48 46 45 307 259
49 Oscar Roldan Fernando Gallego ESP 37 33 49 43 51 51 48 312 261
50 Vincent Levionnois Simon Levionnois FRA 40 50 30 53 50 47 50 320 267

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