French sneak into lead
Tuesday morning’s cloudy skies cleared during the afternoon and a steady south westerly breeze of 18-23 knots with the occasional squall made for exciting and close racing on day two of the regatta.
Starting the day lying fifth overall Guichard and Guyander led the fleet around the race track in the first race of the day winning race 3 from Aussies Bundock and Ashby who were second. In race 4 the top placed French pair placed third to sit at the top of the leader board two points clear of their nearest rivals.
While overnight leaders Roland Gaebler and Gunnar Struckman of Germany relinquished the top spot they only slipped to second overall. In racing today they were 4th and then 9th.
Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis of the Netherlands hold onto third place overall and are now four points adrift of Gaebler and Struckman.
The Canadian duo of Oskar Johansson and Kevin Stittle impressed today with a 3rd in race 3 and then winning race 4 to move from 8th overall up to 4th place clearly signalling their determination to earn one of the final Olympic berths on offer. They are now the best placed of the ten countries fighting for four places.
Australian representatives Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby came out firing on day two and brought home two 2nd’s to improve their overall standing after a poor first day on the water on Monday. At the outset of racing today they were back in 19th place but now feature well inside the top ten in 8th overall after four races sailed.
New Zealand is the second best placed of the nations looking for qualification with Aaron McIntosh and Mark Kennedy sailing well today and moving up into 7th overall. Race 4 was tight and Kennedy recounts that the finish was close.
“That last race three of us went through the finish line at the same time, it was so close,” said Kennedy. “We were the third of those three.”
Behind Canada and New Zealand in the race for Olympic qualification Russia is next best placed with Kirilyuk and Ushkov currently in 13th place, while Hagara and Steinacher of Austria are in 15th place.
Racing resumes Wednesday with a planned start time of 1pm and a further two races scheduled.
|1st||FRA||Yann Guichard||Alexandre Guyander||4||9||1||3||17|
|2nd||GER||Roland Gaebler||Gunnar Struckman||3||3||4||9||19|
|3rd||NED||Mitch Booth||Pim Nieuwenhuis||7||2||6||8||23|
|4th||CAN||Oskar Johansson||Kevin Stittle||21||1||3||1||26|
|5th||ITA||Francesco Marcolini||Edoardi Bianchi||11||7||10||5||33|
|6th||ESP||Fernando Echavarri||Anton Paz||1||14||8||11||34|
|7th||NZL||Aaron McIntosh||Mark Kennedy||17||8||5||7||37|
|8th||AUS||Darren Bundock||Glen Ashby||14||23||2||2||41|
|9th||FRA||Billy Besson||Arnaud Jarlegan||19||20||7||4||50|
|10th||FRA||Xavier Revil||Cristophe Espagnon||18||12||14||6||50|
|11th||ARG||Santiago Lange||Carlos Espinola||15||10||13||12||50|
|12th||BEL||Carolijn Brouwer||SEbastian Godefroid||12||11||19||10||52|
|13th||RUS||Andrey Kirilyuk||Valeriy Ushkov||16||13||15||13||57|
|14th||GBR||Andrew Walsh||Edward Barney||5||4||21||28||58|
|15th||AUT||Roman Hagara||Hans Peter Steinacher||10||25||12||15||62|
|16th||GBR||Rob Wilson||Mark Bulkeley||13||15||11||23||62|
|17th||GRE||Iordanis Paschalidis||Konstantinos Trigonis||6||24||20||16||66|
|18th||UKR||Pavlo Kalynchev||Andriy Shanfranyuk||9||19||24||21||73|
|19th||DEN||Allan Norregaard||Michael Risoer||22||18||17||22||79|
|20th||GER||Johannes Polgar||Florian Spalteholy||27||22||18||14||81|
|21st||PUR||Enrique Figueroa||Jorge Hernandez||8||17||28||32||85|
|22nd||USA||John Lovell||Charlie Ogletree||2||5||29||52 DNF||88|
|23rd||ESP||Toni Rivas||Fabian Escude||34||6||36||17||93|
|24th||GBR||John Gimson||Stuart Bithell||26||29||16||27||98|
|25th||AUT||Thomas Zajac||Thomas Czajka||29||16||25||31||101|
|26th||GBR||Leigh McMillan||Will Howden||20||21||9||52 DNF||102|
|27th||AUS||Rohan langworthy||Jack Punch Benson||25||34||31||18||108|
|28th||RUS||Sergey Dzhienbaev||Maxim Semenov||24||40||27||20||111|
|29th||NZL||Rex Sellers||Brett Sellers||32||26||23||33||114|
|30th||BRA||Bruno Di Bernaldi||Mario Tinoco||33||27||35||26||121|
|31st||NZL||Bruce Kendall||Blair Tuke||31||38||30||24||123|
|32nd||CHN||You Jia Lao||Xiu Ke Chen||30||37||34||25||126|
|33rd||AUS||Brett Burvill||Ryan Duffield||35||33||32||30||130|
|34th||POL||Piotr Kowalewski||Maciey Klosowicz||37||31||33||34||135|
|35th||GBR||Tom Phipps||Marcus Lynch||43||52 DNF||22||19||136|
|36th||GER||Tino Mittlemeier||Niko Mittlemeier||23||32||52 DNF||29||136|
|37th||NZL||Nigel Williams||Jeremy Stephenson||38||36||26||39||139|
|38th||NZL||Dave Shaw||Susan Shaw||36||35||37||37||145|
|39th||NZL||Paul Francis||Aaron Duncan||40||28||52 DNF||36||156|
|40th||VEN||Saba Yamil||Cendiza Gonzala||39||39||38||41||157|
|41st||GER||Eckart Kaphengst||Rasmus Topsch||28||30||52 DNF||52 DNC||162|
|42nd||CHN||Bo Lin||Shanfeng Yang||44||42||39||38||163|
|43rd||AUS||Damian Ford||Mark Edmonds||52 DNS||41||40||35||168|
|44th||NZL||David Mead||Chris Burgess||48||43||42||40||173|
|45th||AUS||Paul Peterson||Matt Thackray||42||44||44||44||174|
|46th||AUS/GBR||Stephen Medwell||Stuart Offer||41||52 DNF||41||43||177|
|47th||AUS||Allan Gamble||Kim Nicholas||46||46||45||42||179|
|48th||GER/NZL||Justus Wolf||Justus Maus||45||45||43||46||179|
|49th||CHN||An Jie Lu||Xue Hai Zhuang||47||52 DNF||48||45||192|
|50th||NZL||William Caunce||Andrew Springford||52 DNF||47||46||47||192|
|51st||AUS||Paul Raymond||Nicholas Raymond||49||48||47||48||192|