Worrell 1000 stage 4

New faces at the front

Thursday May 9th 2002, Author: Nigel Cherrie, Location: United States
There were two new faces at the front of the Worrell 1000 fleet yesterday. Chris Sawyer and Matt Struble sailed their Inter 20 catamaran Athletes in Action to a dominate four minute win over Joseph Sonnenklar and John Casey on Castrol, finishing the 69-mile stage in 05:01.43.

The entire eighteen cat fleet shattered the record time for the Cocoa to Daytona leg of the race, with the first team crossing the line over an hour earlier than the best time in the past 19 regattas. The stage win was particularly sweet for Athletes in Action crew Matt Struble as it is his final leg of the race.

Race leaders Stephen Lohmayer and Kenneth Pierce on Tybee Island finished the stage in fifth place, nine minutes and 41 seconds astern of the leg winners but were only 18 seconds behind Alexander’s on the Bay and so hold a one minute and 40 second advantage in the cumulative times from all four stages.

Today the fleet are sailing the final Florida stage from Daytona to Jacksonville Beach.

Worrell 1000 overall standings after four stages:

Position Team Helm and crew Overall race time
1 Tybee Island Stephen Lohmayer and Kenneth Pierce 17hrs 26mins 17sec
2 Alexander's on the Bay Brian Lamber and Jamie Livingston 17:27 57
3 AthletesInAction.net Chris Sawyer and Matt Struble 17:29 01
4 Castrol Joseph Sonnenklar and John Casey 17:31 16
5 San Antonio John Tornko and John Oliveira 17:37 43
6 Tommy Bahama Alex Shafer and Nigel Pitt 17:44 31
7 Caliente Tommy Gonzalez and Mark Murray 17:56 34
8 Bay Wind 2 Craig Callahan and Rob Lancaster 18:07 35
9 Antieau Art Carl Roberts and David Lennard 18:12 23
10 Lexis Nexis Brendan Busch and James Korkosz 18:16 24
11 Bay Wind 1 Richard Pleasants and Reigh North 18:16 28
12 PI Sailing Steve Piche and Ian Billings 18:32 01
13 Ruddee's Restaurant Gerard Loos and Piet Heemskerk 18:35 10
14 Caribbean/Cat Fever Todd Hart and Davis Murray 18:51 54
15 Fully Involved/Space Coast Mark Herendeen and Les A Bauman 18:55 06
16 Outer Banks John R McLaughlin and John Parsely Jnr 19:17 50
17 Howard's Pub Mark Stopforth and Doug Kirby 19:30 33
18 Dimension Data Allan Lawrence and John H. Van Der Wyer 20:49 33

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