Bojsen-Møller keeps Hunger at bay on a shifty day

SAP 505 Worlds report

Tuesday August 3rd 2010, Author: Sailng Intelligence, Location: Denmark

The Danish brothers needed to sail out of their skins if they were to stop the German team of Wolfgang Hunger and Julien Kleiner running away with the regatta. The Bojsen-Møllers scored a 2nd and 1st in light offshore breezes which were shifting up to 40 degrees from the north-west.

“It was a bit scary sailing today,” said Jorgen, “because the wind was very, very shifty. So I’m happy not to have done a bad race. At one point we thought Hunger had already won, but actually he is not there yet.” The Germans now sit on 12 points overall, after scoring a 5,2 today, with the Bojsen-Møllers now on 14 points. With two races to go, and with two discards from a nine-race series, Hunger cannot afford too many mistakes, although mistakes are not usually in his repertoire.

Having said that, the three-time 505 World Champion came back from some very deep positions - calling on all his experience to get himself back into contention. “We had some scary moments today,” said Hunger, “but we did some good work to recover from bad positions at the first mark, coming back from 25th to 5th in the first race, and then 17th up to 2nd in the other race.”

The biggest concern today for the series leaders was, surprisingly, a lack of speed out of the start, as Julien Kleiner explained. “We were fast downwind but our upwind performance was very poor. Still, we have been really enjoying sailing here. What’s really good is we have had two strong wind days, one medium day and one light wind day, so everyone gets a chance to sail in their favourite conditions. You definitely need to be an all-round sailor to do well in Aarhus, and fortunately we like sailing in all types of weather.”

Kleiner’s girlfriend, Meike Schomaeker, continued her progress up the fleet. Crewed by former 505 World Champion Holger Jess, she now sits in 5th place overall despite also complaining of a lack of upwind speed in today’s tricky conditions. Sitting ahead of her in 4th is 1999 World Champion from the USA, Howie Hamlin crewed by Andy Zinn, and continuing to lie in 3rd overall are former World Champions Ian Pinnell and Ian Mitchell from Great Britain. The Brits kept themselves in championship contention with a last-gasp race win in today’s first race, moving to within 5 points of Hunger, although a 17th in the next race has knocked them back again. Such is the points gap in front of and behind them, the Brits look destined to stay in the bronze medal position for the remainder of the regatta.

Certainly Hunger is beginning to view this championship as a match race against Bojsen-Møller, who would dearly love to add the prize of a 505 world title to his trophy cabinet, which includes a gold and bronze Olympic medal from his days in the Flying Dutchman class. “In fact we already started match racing the Bojsen-Møllers on the previous day, and we will be looking closely for them for the next races,” said Hunger.

Will the superior upwind boatspeed of the Danish or the better downwind speed of the Germans be the deciding factor? Both teams have looked good across the wind range, so there isn’t much to separate them. “It’s good sailing here,” said the German. “Today the situation was shifty winds which was very difficult, but you have to deal with the winds that you get. Overall, across all the different winds we’ve had, we can be sure that the best sailor will win the week.”

The SAP 505 World Championship takes place in Aarhus, Denmark, from 30 July to 5 August. This regatta is the latest in a series of major sailing championships hosted by the City of Aarhus over the past 10 years, with the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds having taken place here in 2008 and with a number of major championships scheduled in the near future, including the A-Class Catamaran Worlds in 2011.

The 2010 SAP 505 World Championship is organised by Sailing Aarhus in cooperation with Sport Event Denmark, Sport Aarhus Event and the Danish Sailing Association. With a strong focus on innovation and new technology to promote sailing to a wider audience, Denmark and the City of Aarhus are bidding for the ISAF Worlds 2014, the most prestigious regatta next to the Olympic Games.

Top 50 results:

 

Pos Helm Crew Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Tot
1 Hunger, Dr. Wolfgang Kleiner, Julien GER -6 1 1 1 2 5 2 12
2 Bojsen-Møller, Jørgen Bojsen-Møller, Jacob DEN 4 -8 2 2 3 2 1 14
3 Pinnell, Ian Mitchell, Ian GBR 1 7 4 4 5 1 -17 22
4 Hamlin, Howard Zinn, Andy USA 2 2 9 11 12 -13 10 46
5 Schomaeker, Meike Jess, Holger GER -13 11 7 10 4 12 11 55
6 Böhm, Stefan Roos, Gerald GER 3 3 8 20 13 -31 9 56
7 Rosen, Ebbe Wenrup, Olle SWE 12 6 16.0 DPI 3 16 -54 20 73
8 Kellner, Christian Schöler, Martin GER 11 9 6 13.0 DPI 41.0 DPI 9 -64 89
9 Goerge, Martin Goerge, Rainer GER 9 5 30 30 9 10 -40 93
10 Bøjland, Tom Friis, Anders DEN 16 25 -34 7 8 16 24 96
11 Stauffer, Florian Jacot, Philippe SUI 7 13 18 31 -35 23 13 105
12 Lehmann, Claas Oehme, Leon GER 10 32 27 -41 20 14 5 108
13 Smith, Andy Needham, Tim GBR 5 4 22 32 -46 22 25 110
14 Conrads, Edward Haines, Brian USA 15 19 5 17 21 41 -53 118
15 Moore, Tyler Ewenson, Geoff USA 17 (126.0 DNC) 20 12 44 29 3 125
16 Cédric, Bart Ueli, Marti SUI 19 15 21 36 17 21 -47 129
17 Kemper, Florian Krause, Michael GER 25 25.0 RDGa 35 13 11 -40 26 135
18 Quirk Reffold AUS 21 (126.0 DNF) 10 16 52 11 29 139
19 Scutcher, Terry Diebitsch, Christian GBR 8 (126.0 DSQ) 13 49 41 24 6 141
20 Dr.Plattner, Hasso Alarie, Peter GER (126.0 DNF) 24 16 39 31 20 12 142
21 Ferrarone, Ted McKeige, Doug USA 23 26 29 31.0 DPI (38.0 DPI) 27 8 144
22 Holzapfel, Alexander Worm, Stefan GER 26 21 26 -37 18 37 19 147
23 Christiansen, Mikkel Christiansen, Mads DEN 24 18 47 5 30 30 -63 154
24 Nelson, Macy Barclay, Parry USA (126.0 DNC) 16 17 33 26 19 44 155
25 Buhl, Nikolaj Hoffmann Buhl, Henrik DEN 47.0 DPI 17.0 DPI 3 18 -67 47 27 159
26 Heyer, Sophie Salein, Sebastian GER 37 (126.0 DNC) 24 19.0 DPI 12.0 DPI 65 4 161
27 Saugmann, Jan Ramsbæk, Morten DEN (126.0 DNF) 126.0 DNC 19 6 1 3 7 162
28 Diaz, Augie Lawrence, Luke USA 14 14 31 15 -54 35 54 163
29 Christensen, Kim Overbeck, Søren DEN -48 31 36 29 42 6 23 167
30 de Kergariou, Hervé Geron, Basile FRA 31 46 43 21 10 17 -51 168
31 Hyysalo, Sampsa Salonen, Antti FIN 22 20 25 48 48 7 -57 170
32 Funke, Peter Funke, Thomas RSA (126.0 DNC) 17 42 42 22 8 43 174
33 Andersen, Jon Andreasen, Lasse DEN 23.0 DPI 27.0 DPI 53 44 19 -67 15 181
34 Napier, Rob Cram, Francis GBR 34 34 -67 38 6 42 36 190
35 Broise, Xavier Des Jamonières, Nicolas FRA 30 (126.0 DNF) 14 34 32 52 33 195
36 Chappell, Peter Spence, Graeme AUS 28 27 -66 23 50 51 32 211
37 Petermann, Gilles Grob, Laurent SUI 40 35 48 35 15 -49 39 212
38 Esdorn, Daniel Esdorn, Joerg USA 29 30 -71 45 25 48.0 DPI 55.0 DPI 232
39 Owen, Tudor Forwood, Nolan GBR 33 33 41 -60 28 39 58 232
40 Holt, Mike Smit, Carl USA (126.0 DNF) 126.0 DNC 12 24 45 4 22 233
41 Findel, Jens Tellen, Johannes GER (126.0 DNC) 126.0 DNC 15 9 43 38 18 249
42 Ciferri, Enrico Natali, Gabriele ITA (126.0 DNC) 42.0 DPI 62 50 40 44 16 254
43 Key, Ramsay Buttner, Andrew USA (126.0 DNC) 126.0 DNC 38 22 39 18 21 264
44 Dasenbrook, Norbert Meier, Sven GER 32 (126.0 DNC) 32 46 74 56 28 268
45 Heeschen, Klaus Schmidt, Stefan GER 36 23 33 62 51 -90 85 290
46 Johan, Calvert Haas, Marcus SWE 41 35.0 RDG 58 68 64 32 -72 298
47 Schweiger, Stephan Koch, Thorsten GER (126.0 DNF) 126.0 DNC 37 40 29 26 42 300
48 Laitinen, Eino Castren, Thomas FIN 39 (126.0 DNC) 51 70 76 28 41 305
49 Birkner, Nicola Stenger, Angela GER (126.0 DNF) 126.0 DNF 59 28 37 15 49 314
50 Jungclaus, Andreas Priegann, Axel GER 27 (126.0 DNC) 40 126.0 DNS 65 36 30 324

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