Steve Brewin claims title

Australians dominate Ronstan A-Class World Championship

Friday August 19th 2011, Author: James Boyd, Location: none selected

“This has been my best win ever! I stood up and delivered,” said Steve Brewin in a live interview few minutes after crossing the finish line.
After eight successful races in weather conditions ranging from clear blue skies, with 4–6 knot breezes, to harsh, rainy days with up to 22 knot gusts, the 2011 Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship was finally settled today.

The excitement of this last day’s racing at the A-Class World Championship in Aarhus, Denmark was further underlined by the fact that PRO Andreas Kuchler, following today’s first race (the eighth overall), put the AP over H (postponement on shore), sending the sailors back to shore due to the rough conditions. The sailors had to endure nearly one hour of tension, not knowing whether to ready themselves for a ninth race or to get changed and pack their gear.

At 14.00, after having been in dialogue with the meteorological Royal Danish Airforce Base in Karup, PRO Andreas Kuchler decided to fire one shot and pull down the postponement pennant, calling the sailors onto the water for a ninth race.

By 14.45 the wind had dropped to a steady 17 knots and there was some sunshine, so PRO Andreas Kuchler set the starting time to 15.05. As the sailors were still facing relatively rough conditions, though, many stayed on shore, either for fear of damaging their gear or due to their poor overall rankings.

The ninth race was started at 15.10 and was an action-packed drama, with live video streaming commentated on by an energetic Jack Punch (father of Jack Benson), who provided enthusiastic coverage of the hectic battle between the all-Australian leaders, Steve Brewin, Scott Andersson, Jack Benson and Andrew Landsberg.  Steve Brewin had to make at least third place to win, but ended the race with a spectacular first place and, hence, the title of 2011 World Champion in front of Scott Anderson (AUS) and Jack Benson (AUS).
“This has been my best win ever!  I stood up and delivered,” said Steve Brewin.

The last day of the 2011 Ronstan A-Catamaran World Championship thus ended with the mixture of both drama and action that characterizes the spectacular A-Cat. All that remains is the prize-giving ceremony and barbecue, where many sailors will doubtless linger in the bar, despite their tiredness, consuming plenty of beer and recalling the events of recent days with the well known “hand sailing” attitude.

Results:

Pos Nat Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Tot
1 AUS Steve Brewin -6 1 -37 4 3 4 1 1 2 16
2 AUS Scott Anderson 1 2 5 1 1 -11 4 4 (97.0 DNF) 18
3 AUS Jack Benson 2 7 -21 8 5 1 -39 2 1 26
4 AUS Andrew Landenberger 5 9 1 2 -25 6 -21 9 13 45
5 AUS Brad Collett 9 5 -16 7 9 3 -11 8 6 47
6 ESP Manuel Calavia 3 10 -33 12 2 10 -16 7 5 49
7 USA Ben Moon 7 6 3 15 4 7 (97.0 BFD) (97.0 DNC) 8 50
8 AUS Steve Brayshaw 8 -48 12 13 10 2 3 -16 15 63
9 NZL Mike Drummond 14 8 8 9 13 -22 10 (97.0 OCS) 7 69
10 GER Bob Baier -27 4 13 23 8 9 2 (97.0 OCS) 11 70
11 GBR Chris Field 4 11 4 18 -32 19 -33 5 12 73
12 NED Mischa Heemskerk (97.0 DNC) 35 -48 19 6 5 9 3 3 80
13 DEN Thomas Paasch -31 3 -24 11 7 21 5 13 21 81
14 ESP Gustavo Doreste 16 20 2 6 17 14 -27 (97.0 DNC) 9 84
15 NED Pieterjan Dwarshuis 10 -31 17 20 11 8 (97.0 BFD) 11 10 87
16 NED Roeland Wentholt 19 21 -38 3 18 20 -44 12 4 97
17 ESP Enrique Cornejo 17 -36 -61 16 22 13 6 19 19 112
18 GER Thilo Keller 15 14 28 17 -70 12 -36 15 16 117
19 ITA Eugenio Calabria 18 46 6 5 (97.0 BFD) 17 (97.0 BFD) 14 17 123
20 SWE Pontus Johnsson 12 -27 9 -47 12 21.4 RDGb 26 18 26 124.4
21 POL Jacek Noetzel 21 23 7 10 -44 26 -50 28 18 133
22 ESP Juan José Sola Nogales 23 -57 -63 28 41 16 19 6 14 147
23 ITA Francesco Marcolini (97.0 DNC) 17 14 22 16 30 -31 22 28 149
24 USA Matt Struble 11 22 -50 21 19 24 38 17 (97.0 DNC) 152
25 FRA Jean-Louis Le Coq -44 15 18 30 20 25 -41 29 23 160
26 NED Sjoerd Hoekstra 30 50 19 14 27 (97.0 DNF) 13 10 (97.0 DNF) 163
27 GER Guido Schulte 22 29 22 25 29 -46 18 -30 20 165
28 GER Helmut Stumhofer 32 13 34 24 21 15 30 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 169
29 USA Lars Guck 25 18 45 27 -72 28 7 21 (97.0 DNC) 171
30 DEN Lars Schrøder 29 32 20 -49 31 42 8 (97.0 DNC) 33 195
31 ITA Luigi Blancato 43 16 15 24.7 RDGb 58 -59 25 20 (97.0 DNC) 201.7
32 NZL Murray Philpott 38 -55 35 29 -54 32 28 24 24 210
33 AUS David Loutit 42 33 10 35 47 38 12 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 217
34 GER Jörg Horn 53 12 23 36 50 33 15 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 222
35 SWE Kristian Malmsjå 28 -56 29 43 23 37 -55 25 37 222
36 ITA Teo Di Battista 35 26 49 45 -57 23 20 26 (97.0 DNC) 224
37 POL Marcin Badzio -58 28 -75 56 24 27 22 36 31 224
38 ITA Alberto Farnesi 24 52 -73 -69 15 31 69 27 22 240
39 SUI Sascha Wallmer 13 19 27 34 30 36 (97.0 BFD) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 256
40 GER Klaus Raab 40 43 46 -57 -56 50 17 34 27 257
41 GER Matthias Dietz 37 25 26 26 36 18 (97.0 BFD) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 265
42 DEN Michael Schwarz 34 51 11 39 55 29 59 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 278
43 ITA Alessandro Beretta 41 34 55 54 26 -75 29 40 (97.0 DNC) 279
44 NED Jaap Straakenbroek 20 24 40 44 46 47 65 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 286
45 FRA Thierry Boisbouvier (97.0 DNS) 39 51 -59 34 44 53 31 36 288
46 ESP Juan Antonio Ladron De Guevara 56 38 -81 40 -76 35 73 23 29 294
47 FRA Jean Darnaude 46 -69 -69 42 38 43 42 46 38 295
48 DEN Bo Ehrhardt (97.0 DNC) 53 42 53 49 -57 45 33 25 300
49 DEN Rasmus Fredsted -62 40 32 -70 48 56 37 47 44 304
50 GER Peter Klemenz 33 37 78 31 62 41 23 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 305
51 AUT Karsten Heinzle 52 -71 52 -76 35 54 47 41 30 311
52 SWE Håkan Fråjdh 26 45 25 41 (97.0 DNF) 48 32 (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 314
53 GER Alexander Maier 54 41 54 58 40 -73 54 45 (97.0 DNC) 346
54 DEN Jørgen Skov Hansen 49 60 43 48 53 39 57 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 OCS) 349
55 ITA Marci Gaeti 55 66 44 67 45 34 40 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 351
56 POL Piotr Baryzewski 45 62 74 46 52 (97.0 DNC) 52 32 (97.0 DNC) 363
57 NED Theo van Hilten 47 42 85 33 67 55 34 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 363
58 ITA Stefano Sirri 69 -79 76 (97.0 DNF) 28 63 67 44 32 379
59 FRA Yann Baglin 48 54 39 64 33 52 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 387
60 GER Rainer Bohrer 79 47 59 65 51 51 35 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 387
61 AUT Nicole Salzmann 63 72 41 -84 63 61 (97.0 BFD) 48 42 390
62 SUI Peter Ryeegsegger 68 59 64 60 43 -69 62 35 (97.0 DNC) 391
63 USA Ben Hall (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 36 32 14 68 49 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 393
64 GER Florian Hennig 59 44 31 72 60 62 66 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 394
65 POL Tymoteusz Bendyk 65 65 -80 62 -86 60 71 42 35 400
66 SWE Truls Axelson 60 67 -68 66 -83 66 64 38 39 400
67 NED Janwillem Van Leeuwen 36 58 77 51 81 40 58 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 401
68 AUS John Dowling 66 74 92 61 37 49 24 (97.0 DNF) (97.0 DNC) 403
69 IRL Yvonne Sheehan 76 -77 57 -86 64 67 51 49 40 404
70 NED Piet Saarberg (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 47 50 39 65 14 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 409
71 FRA Herve Ledue 50 63 62 -81 78 71 56 43 (97.0 DNC) 423
72 GER Katrin Brunner 75 76 -87 -91 42 78 63 51 43 428
73 ITA Antonino Agosta 64 64 -86 -85 65 83 60 50 45 431
74 SUI Alex Seiler 57 68 58 38 82 (97.0 DSQ) 43 (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 443
75 GER Thomas Becker 73 86 -93 -87 80 84 75 37 34 469
76 DEN Frederik Stage-Nielsen 61 49 66 68 59 70 (97.0 BFD) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 470
77 GER Michelangelo Hesterman 77 -83 72 71 66 74 72 (97.0 DNC) 41 473
78 GER Peter Ruebener 70 73 60 74 73 76 48 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 474
79 NED Arno Terra (97.0 DNF) 30 30 52 74 (97.0 DNC) 97.0 BFD 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 477
80 SUI Dieter Melcher 74 85 53 82 69 79 46 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 488
81 NED Frank Mauritz 72 80 88 63 61 64 70 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 498
82 GER Donald Beike (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 56 37 79 58 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 521
83 DEN Steffen H. Bay 67 61 70 77 77 (97.0 DNF) (97.0 BFD) 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 546
84 FRA Martin Fischer 39 78 84 55 (97.0 BFD) (97.0 DNF) 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 547
85 DEN Aksel Lykke Paulsen 82 84 -91 90 84 86 76 (97.0 DNC) 46 548
86 AUT Hanns Schiefele 81 70 71 79 75 85 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 558
87 POL Allan Nørregaard 51 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 71 53 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 563
88 AUT Burkhard Brandstaetter (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 79 89 68 72 68 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 570
89 FIN Matti Nieminen (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 83 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 61 39 97.0 OCS 571
90 POL Piotr Weltrowski 71 81 82 75 85 80 (97.0 BFD) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 571
91 ESP Angel Fernandez (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 65 78 88 77 74 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 576
92 SUI Yves Theuninck 78 82 94 73 87 81 (97.0 BFD) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 592
93 GER Ekkehart von Selzam 80 75 89 88 (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 623
94 GER Udo Reutter (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 67 80 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 632
95 AUS Bob Griffits (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 90 83 89 82 97.0 BFD 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 635
96 GER Georg Reutter (97.0 DNC) (97.0 DNC) 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 97.0 DNC 679

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