Unstoppable Ainslie

Finn European title defended with a day to spare

Tuesday June 10th 2003, Author: Sacha Oswald, Location: United Kingdom
On the penultimate day of the Finn European championships Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie scored two first places to successfully defend his European title with a day to spare. Ainslie sailed a perfect day crossing the line first in both races in winds varying from 15-16 knots on the first race and 12-14 in the second.

Ainslie commented, "I am really happy with how I sailed today and it is good to be so consistent during this event. It is obviously particularly pleasing to have won with a day to spare as all the top guys are competing. The big event is now the world championships in Cadiz this September which is the first opportunity to qualify for the Olympics."

Ainslie won from Olympic gold medallist Mateusz Kusznierewicz of Poland and silver medallist Sebastien Godefroid of Belgium.

Results

Pos Sail Sailor R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Tot
1 GBR 3 Ben Ainslie 3 1 5 3 -8 1 1 14
2 POL 17 Mateusz Kusznierewicz 6 2 4 4 6 5 -14 27
3 BEL 7 Sebastien Godefroid 1 3 10 (BFD) 7 9 19 49
4 POL 12 Waclaw Szukiel -23 18 2 6 2 19 2 49
5 DEN 200 Jonas Högh-Christensen RDG(9) 6 -31 12 1 30 8 66
6 GER 79 Michael  Fellman 2 4 32 2 -39 3 23 66
7 CRO 11 Karlo Kuret 12 11 11 15 13 -42 5 67
8 GBR 6 Andrew Simpson 15 17 9 -37 12 7 9 69
9 CRO 25 Marin Misura (Junior) 8 16 14 -50 9 16 11 74
10 NZL 27 Clifton Webb 25 12 8 (NRY) 18 4 16 83
11 CZE 1 Michael Maier 10 28 21 -45 4 10 17 90
12 TUR 6 Ali Enver Adakan 7 25 13 24 (BFD) 11 10 90
13 DEN 7 Sören Holm 22 5 25 -38 22 15 4 93
14 ESP 100 Rafael Tryllis viller 9 14 -41 22 41 2 6 94
15 GBR 577 Dave Mellor 11 8 -57 23 29 12 13 96
16 RUS 8 Evgeni Tchernov 4 20 40 -49 3 24 12 103
17 AUS 221 Anthony Nossiter 5 (BFD) 18 14 25 23 20 105
18 CRO 14 Viali Nenad 16 30 1 -40 30 22 7 106
19 USA 16 Mo Hart 27 31 7 9 5 -60 34 113
20 FRA 73 Guillaume Florent RDG(19) 15 -33 25 33 20 3 115
21 NED 78 Jaap Zielhuis 17 10 6 -56 32 26 26 117
22 CZE 9 Michal Hruby -45 39 12 1 14 40 15 121
23 SLO 5 Gasper Vinec 21 9 34 -39 23 13 21 121
24 CAN 41 Chris Cook 13 27 24 11 21 45 (BFD) 141
25 GBR 541 Chris Brittle 26 13 42 20 -49 25 18 144
26 NED 6 Stefan de Vries -36 29 35 13 20 18 33 148
27 SWE 7 Åderman Kristian 33 22 15 8 -44 39 36 153
28 POL 7 Rafal Szukiel 54 37 23 10 16 14 -55 154
29 GBR 15 Charlie Cumbley 28 32 -37 16 28 27 25 156
30 ITA 71 Massimo Gherarlucci -35 34 26 33 19 17 29 158
31 NED 701 Martyn  Van Muyden 34 38 39 36 11 6 -46 164
32 AUS 222 Paul Mc Kenzie 31 24 (BFD) 5 24 47 35 166
33 FRA 972 Bruno Ismael 30 23 38 21 -45 21 37 170
34 USA 1208 Kevin Hall -51 49 16 18 10 51 28 172
35 FRA 17 Rambeau Pascal 14 19 48 -52 40 33 30 184
36 ESP 107 Agustin Juarez Marrero 41 46 17 32 (DNF) 8 57 201
37 SUI 7 Christoph Burger 20 7 30 (BFD) 35 35 DNF 207
38 GBR 550 Matthew Howard 38 40 27 -51 38 34 39 216
39 ITA 15 Michele Marchesini 53 55 19 -64 17 43 32 219
40 GRE 6 Papathanasiou Emilios 29 21 3 7 (DNF) DNS DNS 220
41 GBR 2 Adam Cowling 32 35 -54 43 31 37 43 221
42 USA 11 Geoffrey Ewenson 42 26 (BFD) 29 34 32 61 224
43 IRL 10 Aaron O Grady 24 36 -52 28 47 44 50 229
44 BEL 17 Vannes Van Laer (junio 48 44 44 57 15 -64 24 232
45 GRE 12 Karntoutsos Apostolos 40 54 36 (BFD) 37 31 40 238
46 DEN 9 Thomas Laursen 47 51 20 -53 27 50 48 243
47 SWE 736 Johan Tillander 49 45 49 19 -54 54 31 247
48 GBR 593 Edward Greig (Junior) 43 48 50 34 -55 28 44 247
49 CRO 16 Emil Tomasevic 39 43 53 -62 57 29 27 248
50 USA 1140 Boyd Bryan 55 50 29 31 -59 46 38 249
51 SWE 734 Anders Nilsson 37 33 65 27 -73 36 56 254
52 NED 80 Sander Willems 57 41 46 -63 36 59 42 281
53 FIN 216 Tapio Nirkko (Junior) 44 42 45 59 53 38 -64 281
54 TUR 7 Akif Muslubas (DNF) DNS 22 35 BFD 49 22 288
55 NZL 19 Peter Fox 50 47 (DNS) BFD 26 41 45 289
56 USA 78 Andrew Kern 46 56 55 47 51 48 -62 303
57 GRE 11 Papastefanou Pachos (Ju 60 61 51 41 46 -66 49 308
58 GBR 8 Tim Carver 56 68 -72 30 56 52 59 321
59 EST 8 Imre Taveter 52 (BFD) 58 48 62 53 51 324
60 GBR 13 John  De Leeuw -74 53 70 26 70 55 63 337
61 GBR 1 Sander Kooij 71 (DNF) 56 54 50 63 47 341
62 NED 804 Cees Scheurwater 65 58 -71 42 61 57 60 343
63 SWE 735 Johan Wijk 73 (DNS) 64 17 65 62 67 348
64 UKR 1 Yevhen Yaroshenko (Jun -72 64 59 46 58 71 52 350
65 HUN 5 Tibor Pallay (DNF) 62 43 58 66 65 58 352
66 BLR 7 Ivan Karatkevich 67 63 62 55 68 -72 41 356
67 IRL 5 Youen Jacob 62 52 (DNF) 66 43 56 BFD 359
68 NED 66 Ewout Meijer 66 65 47 69 52 -70 66 365
69 ITA 890 Iacopo Tacchino (Junior 59 59 63 61 60 -67 65 367
70 GBR 567 Thomas Greig 61 (DNF) 60 70 42 61 BFD 374
71 DEN 215 Lars Vesterholm-Nielse -69 66 68 65 63 68 54 384
72 GER 203 Hartmut Duisborg 58 57 61 68 64 (DNS) DNS 388
73 POL 40 Rubert Polczynski (DNF) DNS 67 44 DNF 69 53 393
74 EST 15 Janno Hool 63 (DNS) 69 BFD 48 58 DNF 398
75 AUS 223 Dean Mc Aullay 64 60 66 72 72 74 (DNS) 408
76 SWE 3 Christian Finnsgård 70 (DNS) 73 60 69 73 68 413
77 SWE 726 Jonas Andersson 68 67 (DNF) 71 71 75 69 421
78 SWE 31 Björn Smit (DNF) DNS DNS 67 67 DNS DNS 454
79 ITA 1 Luca Devoti (DNF) DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 480

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