Worrell 1000 race stage five
Chris Sawyer, sailing with new crew Jim Zellmer (previous hand Matt Struble had prior business commitments) looked in good shape for his second leg win approaching the beach but had trouble dropping the kite. While trying to sort their gennaker problem, both sailors neglected to raise the starboard daggerboard and ran hard aground.
Joseph Sonnenklar and John Casey on Castrol seized the opportunity to slip through and win their second leg in five hours, six minutes and seven seconds.
After dislodging themselves from the beach and getting their spinnaker in the bag, Athletes in Action managed to hold on second position and officially finished 35 seconds later. They are now second overall.
Stephen Lohmayer and Kenneth Pierce on Tybee Island were third into Jacksonville and are still leading overall, with a two minute and 17 second advantage over Athletes in Action.
Today the eighteen Inter 20 catamarans will race 121.3 miles north to Tybee Island in the state of Georgia.
Overall results after stage five of the Worrell 1000
|Position||Team||Helm and crew||Overall race time|
|1||Tybee Island||Stephen Lohmayer and Kenneth Pierce||22hrs 33mins 26 secs|
|2||AthletesInAction.net||Chris Sawyer and Jim Zellmer||22:35 43|
|3||Alexander's on the Bay||Brian Lamber and Jamie Livingston||22:36 34|
|4||Castrol||Joseph Sonnenklar and John Casey||22:37 23|
|5||San Antonio||John Tornko and John Oliveira||22: 46 08|
|6||Tommy Bahama||Alex Shafer and Nigel Pitt||22: 53 00|
|7||Caliente||Tommy Gonzalez and Mark Murray||23: 07 25|
|8||Bay Wind 2||Craig Callahan and Rob Lancaster||23: 15 37|
|9||Antieau Art||Carl Roberts and David Lennard||23: 30 16|
|10||Bay Wind 1||Richard Pleasants and Reigh North||23:34 59|
|11||Lexis Nexis||Brendan Busch and James Korkosz||23:39 27|
|12||PI Sailing||Steve Piche and Ian Billings||23:44 59|
|13||Ruddee's Restaurant||Gerard Loos and Piet Heemskerk||23:50 10|
|14||Caribbean/Cat Fever||Todd Hart and Davis Murray||24:29 11|
|15||Fully Involved/Space Coast||Mark Herendeen and Les A Bauman||24:35 06|
|16||Outer Banks||John R McLaughlin and John Parsely Jnr||24:42 37|
|17||Howard's Pub||Mark Stopforth and Doug Kirby||24:54 11|
|18||Dimension Data||Allan Lawrence and John H. Van Der Wyer||26:22 50|