Gearing up for the Artemis International 14 Worlds

68 entries due to compete in Weymouth from next week

Wednesday August 31st 2011, Author: James Fox, Location: United Kingdom

The International 14 Class is revving up for the most important regatta on the annual global circuit, the Artemis 2011 International 14 World Championships. The event will run over 3-18 September, hosted by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

With 68 entries to date, including teams from Australia, Japan, Canada, USA, Italy, Germany, France and the UK, the event promises to provide a spectacle both on and off the water.

Two times defending World Champion, Archie Massey and crew Dan Wilsdon, will be looking to take an unprecedented third World title, in the seven race series. Based in Australia, and the current Australian National Champion, Massey regularly competes against some of the best skiff sailors in the world on the 18ft skiff circuit in Sydney Harbour. But with valuable International 14 training lost due to the shipping time from Australia to the UK, Massey admits: “with the boat having been moth-balled since the last Worlds, we are completely under-prepared compared to last time”. Maybe the door is ajar for a new 2011 World Champion? Or perhaps this expert is playing down his chances - during the moth-balled period Massey and Wilsdon won this year’s Australian National Championships!

Competition comes in the form of Roger Gilbert and Ben McCrane, second at last year’s Worlds in Sydney. They have been training hard in Weymouth and Portland over the summer and have been the team to beat on the UK circuit in both 2010 and 2011.

Three newly-designed International 14 dinghies will line up at the Worlds. The Tingtong 1, designed by Briton Tom Partington, the B6 designed by American Paul Bieker, who’s boats have won eight of the last nine World Championships, and the Killing 3 designed by Canadian, Steve Killing. The Tingtong 1 has shown blistering pace this year, under the guide of Doug Pattison and Mark Tait, winning the Riva Cup in Garda, Italy. The B6 is more of an unknown quantity, having only competed in a few races in North America; this could be the dark horse to watch. The Killing 3, the newest boat on the water may require some pre-event tuning, but no doubt the Canadian Olympic 49er pairing of
Billy Gooderham and Ian Hogan will inject some speed.

In addition to the World Championships there will be two events running in parallel to the main event both at the WPNSA venue:

- The International 14 World Team Racing Championships will be held on 5-6 September.

Seven teams will compete over two days in the eagerly awaited 4 boat team racing competition. The Australians will be looking to defend the title won in home waters, but expect fast and furious action, with plenty of opportunity for rival teams to hone their skills and knock the Australian team off the top spot.

- The globally renowned, ‘Prince of Wales (POW) Cup’, is scheduled for 10 September.

The POW Cup is a 25 mile race that also doubles as the UK National Championship. Roger Gilbert and Ben McCrane will look to defend their UK title won in 2010, but expect fierce competition in a race that cannot be shortened, can last for hours and notoriously provides many twists and turns.

Entry list:

 

Telascica Bay  651 David MCGEOCH Bridget MCGEOCH AUS
Touring Wombat  653 David ALEXANDER Pete NICHOLSON AUS
To late To Stop Now 656 Mark KRSTIC Scott CUNNINGHAM AUS
Ronstan/Irwinsails  663 Lindsay IRWIN Andrew PERRY AUS
ARGO  665 Stewart VICKERY Mattew BALMER AUS
El diablo  666 David HAYTER Trent NEIGHBOUR AUS
PTG  667 Phillip TOAMAICHEL Geoffrey TOMAMICHEL AUS
Honeymoon's Over  595 Chris LEIGH John HUDSON CAN
G Force 2  596 Greg LOFFREE Rob PATERSON CAN
Something Rude  601 Peter HAYWARD Marco KOECHLI CAN
 605 Jason LEMIEUX Graeme LOCKETT CAN
Blue-Footed Booby 610 Doug MCGHAN Matthew DAVIDGE CAN
 612 David BRADLY Peter VIETS CAN
Little Red Riding Hood 615 Billy GOODERHAM Ian HOGAN CAN
Elizabeth  1488 Dominic VAN ESSEN Simona SACCANI FRA
WINDELIA  18 Kévin FISCHER-GUILOU Richard THIBAUD FRA
Beast 2  0 Julian PEARSON Nick MARTIN GBR
Dark & Stormy  1442 Tom WATKINS Fiona JORDAN GBR
Windjammer  1465 David MACLEAN Hugh MACLEAN GBR
Flaming Ferarri  1474 Richard DOBSON Chris WATSON GBR
purple boat  1478 Doug WALKER Louise WALKER GBR
Little Bob  1480 Tom SMEDLEY Charles TAVNER GBR
The blue boat  1484 Tom HEYWOOD Ed CLAY GBR
The Flying Trouser Press/ All Good Fun  1485 Alex SMITH Luke BOUGHTON GBR
 1498 Richard BONE Chris RODWAY GBR
TRI  1499 Matt LARKIN Paul JENKINS GBR
 1500 Harvey HILLARY Damiam ASH GBR
Frisky Biscuits  1501 James FOX Jonny BLACKBURN GBR
La Bonita / Alpha plus uk  1502 Anthony HAINES Ben WATTS GBR
granny in disguise 1505 Philip MCDANELL Lisa MCDANELL GBR
Rhino/Ullman Sails 1506 Mark WATTS Chris BISHOP GBR
Hot Fuzz  1508 Colin SMITH Peter HELM GBR
Monkey Business  1509 Sam PASCOE Alex KNIGHT GBR
Fusion People  1512 Steve FISHER Neil BARBER GBR
Mark 1515 Dan HOLMAN Neil TRICKETT GBR
Gill CST  1519 Archie MASSEY Dan WILSDON GBR
Roborowski  1520 Katie NURTON Nigel ASH GBR
Tartan Fraulein  1523 Kimball MORRISON Charles CRONE GBR
 1529 Robin PASCAL Martin PASCAL GBR
Eagle 2  1531 Andrew PENMAN Phil KENNARD GBR
oceanair  1532 Andy FITZGERALD James HUGHES GBR
Things that make you go Hummmm  1535 Peter LLOYD Martin ROBB GBR
Dynamic Sails  1538 Dave DOBRIJEVIC Neale JONES GBR
Dynamic Sails  1538 Dave DOBRIJEVIC Neale JONES GBR
SCRIBBLE  1539 Paul RAVENHILL Wayne HANDCOX GBR
 1540 Andrew PARTINGTON Tom PARTINGTON GBR
Selden  1541 Roger GILBERT Ben MCGRANE GBR
mars field  1542 Damon ROBERTS Alan ROBERTS GBR
DEPARTURE  1543 Glen TRUSWELL Chris BLACKBURN GBR
Pamela  1544 Douglas PATTISON Mark TAIT GBR
The Hoff  1545 Richard MASON George NURTON GBR
Jungle Fire  1546 Charles DUCHESNE Andrew HANDASYDE-DICK GBR
Georgie Girl  1547 David CHISHOLM Jonno BAKER GBR
 11 Kai KAHM Gerrit SCHMITT GER
 12 Dirk ROTHER Kai LASSEN GER
Idefix  13 Bettina MOELLER Tobias MERKEL GER
Rudi  180 Anke MEYER Peer HARTMANN GER
Kamikaze Reloaded 204 Gregor RUSCHEMEIER Jan MÜGGENBURG GER
Ert  214 Paul Galvez Joern Schulze GER
Lilli  23 Henning UCK Per BLOHM GER
Chica  232 Stefan LAHMER Marten MÜLLER GER
 26 Sonja HEIN Tobias JANK GER
just in time  28 Georg BORKENSTEIN Eike DIETRICH GER
Erholung pur 1.1  37 Eike EHRIG Jan-martin LÜHRS GER
Passion Fingers  78 Jan-christian WITTE Jan Christian BAYKOWSKI GER
Killin`Floor  88 Peter ROOCKS Ole KLINGNER GER
 1466 Takashi FURUGAKI Takashi SHIMOZATO JPN
Green Flash  1162 Frank FLANNERY John GRAY USA
B6-H2  1184 Kris HENDERSON Joe BERSCH USA

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