Ynglings underway

Women's racing taking place at ISAF Sailing Worlds at present PLUS photos from Peter Bentley

Sunday September 14th 2003, Author: ISAF/Sasha Oswald, Location: none selected
In contrast to yesterday's strong easterly wind conditions, today dawned bright, sunny, and windless over all the race areas on the Bay of Cadiz. As predicted though, the sea breeze filled in and two races were held each for the Ynglings and Europes.

Today was the first qualification day for the Yngling fleet, and the final day of qualification for the Europe class. Racing took place on both courses after a slight delay to wait for some breeze. When it did fill in, it began as a light gradient from the north-eastern quadrant.

The Ynglings, following two-days of measurement, were straight into their first championship race, as no one sailed in yesterday's practice race, preferring to save their kit from potential damage. A whole six knots were recorded at the start of race one, which got away first time, without incident.

In mentally demanding conditions, Dorte Jensen (DEN) came away from race one with a deserved victory from Russian sailor Anna Basalkina and her crew. Whilst Dorte is currently ranked third in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings, and is expected to be a contender for the World Champion's title. Anna is a little further back in 14, and will be pleased with her first race result.

Dorte, who has a full time job as well as competing at the highest level of Olympic sailing, announced today that she would probably retire from the Yngling following Athens to concentrate on her career as well as match racing. Commenting on their performance, she noted, "the shifts and the pressure varied a lot, we got good starts and had a bit of luck being on the right side of shifts, it was hard sailing out there."

There are mixed pressures on the Danish number one, but she seems very philosophical about them. As well as the obvious World Championship there are also qualification issues at stake. "This the first qualification regatta and there are three more in the spring. It's a long period in which to perform." However, with only two Danish Ynglings in the frame, Dorte and the crew helmed by Trine Palludan, judging by current performance the odds are that Dorte will be in Athens.

In race two for the class, Jody Swanson, crewed by Cory Sertly and Elizabeth Kratzig (USA) took the gun from fellow US sailor Carol Cronin. This result for Swanson means that after day one, she leads from Jensen, who placed fifth in race two. Jody noted on her performance, "some days are better than other days, we managed to have good starts and got a couple of good lanes in which to take the shifts."

The route to qualification for a national Olympic team is varied, and no two sailors highlight the two ends of the spectrum more than Jody Swanson and Dorte Jensen. While the Danish system is a series of events, in the USA it's all down to one regatta. Jody commented. "With no pressure on us from a qualification perspective, we're using this as part of the learning process. US selection is one regatta in February, anyone can show up, and if they win, they go. So for Olympic qualification this [Championship]
means nothing."

Jody was delighted with the opening place, made sweeter that higher ranked US crews place below her, including the world's number one, Betsy Alison. Meanwhile, defending World Champion Monica Azon had a poor opener, with a 26 in the first race, but was back on form to take a further in race two, and now sits in fifteenth overall.

After a successful Pre-Olympic event, Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson has not have the best start to the championship. The first race in the Yngling class was started in six knots of breeze and Robertson, sailing with Sarah Ayton and Sarah Webb, finished the first day in 30th position overall. Fellow GBR sailors Cathy Foster, Jane Norris and Annie Lush scored two results in the top twenty to be placed 24th overall after the first day.

Today was the final day of qualification for the Europe class before the fleet is split into Gold and silver for the final three days of racing, which start on Tuesday. In the overall standings, all the race results excluding discards, including those in qualification, count towards the final result.

After the first race today (race 5) a discard came into place, which helped some, but others who managed to pull in two poor results after today's sailing. Sari Multala (FIN) seems to prefer the breezier conditions and has had a day she will no doubt wish to analyse, then forget. After a first race position of 32, she was still leading by a slim, two-point margin from Siren Sundby (NOR), but a 52 in race six has dropped her to eighth overall.

Sundby has now taken the overall lead in the regatta with a consistent score in which she hasn't finished out of the top five. Nine points behind her is Sarah Macky (NZL), who dropped a 29 place finish in the second race of the day, a score which she currently discards.

The two winners of race 6 in both groups, Petra Niemann (GER) and Blandine Rouille (FRA), are currently tenth and eleventh in the overall results.

Niemann, who is confident of being selected to represent Germany at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens is looking to improve her overall position in the final races, "I would be happy with a top five result here", she commented on coming ashore.

Among the Brits Laura Baldwin is currently leading the charge in 49th place overall.

Tomorrow, qualification continues for the Yngling class, and starts for the Mistral and Star fleets. The Europe class has a lay day before the finals start on Tuesday.

More photos on the following pages

Europes

Pos
Sail Crew
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
Tot
1
NOR 6 Siren Sundby
1
1
3
5
2
3
10
2
NZL 115 Sarah Macky
6
4
1
1
7
29
19
3
CZE 5 Lenka Smidova
2
8
5
8
3
4
22
4
DEN 11 Trine Julie Abrahamsen
3
7
7
2
7
24
26
5
USA 112 Mary Gaillard
9
4
3
7
5
8
27
6
POL 9 Weronika Glinkiewicz
25
7
14
2
4
2
29
7
NED 11 Carolijn Brouwer
12
2
6
6
10
21
36
8
FIN 7 Sari Multala
1
1
2
1
33
53
38
9
GER 14 Christiane Petzke
2
5
5
16
13
16
41
10
FRA 8 Blandine Rouille
39
10
11
14
8
1
44
11
GER 34 Petra Niemann
17
3
13
13
20
1
47
12
SLO 41 Cerne Teja
13
8
15
19
1
11
48
13
BEL 4 Evi Van Acker
27
17
16
6
2
7
48
14
DEN 3 Signe Livbjerg
18
12
12
4
19
10
56
15
BLR 7 Tatiana Drozdovskaya
4
6
1
19
41
27
57
16
POL 52 Monika Bronicka
16
11
15
9
6
24
57
17
BEL 1 Min Dezillie
10
16
14
20
9
9
58
18
ESP 6 Neus Garriga Turon
3
6
24
28
23
3
59
19
POL 41 Katarzyna Szotynska
5
10
18
12
15
19
60
20
IRL 1 Maria Coleman
15
15
12
17
12
6
60
21
DEN 4 Juul Ditte
20
17
2
3
21
25
63
22
BEL 923 Marie Amandine Van de Ghinste
17
13
17
8
11
34
66
23
RUS 21 Anastasia Maletina
21
34
26
11
5
6
69
24
ARG 123 Serena Bibiana Amato
30
21
17
26
4
2
70
25
CAN 39 Magalie Bonneau-Marcil
5
14
7
16
28
41
70
26
FRA 3 Manon Borsi
8
9
6
12
47
36
71
27
MEX 200 Tania Elias Calles
25
2
25
20
11
16
74
28
AUS 57 Sarah Blanck
11
18
DNC
23
12
12
76
29
SWE 17 Charlotte Stroby
13
15
4
4
41
43
77
30
CHN 107 Shen Xiaoying
15
13
37
9
8
32
77
31
CHN 101 Lu Chunfeng
7
16
24
26
14
17
78
32
POR 192 Joana Pratas
4
19
23
24
9
29
79
33
GER 12 Berit Berg
45
20
10
10
30
9
79
34
FRA 6 Solène Brain
19
35
4
5
19
33
80
35
GRE 808 Virginia Kravarioti
11
25
19
21
18
12
81
36
GER 18 Wiebke Schroeder
14
23
13
3
44
35
88
37
SWE 3 Emma Joensson
7
24
9
22
26
30
88
38
CHN 14 Shen Huanqi
18
23
25
30
6
18
90
39
FRA 5575 Sarah Steyaert
28
25
16
7
48
14
90
40
FRA 10 Sophie De Turckheim
27
11
9
14
39
37
98
41
ESP 20 Marina Gallego Duran
10
44
DNF
35
1
13
103
42
USA 110 Krysia Pohl
6
DNC
11
10
42
34
103
43
CAN 36 Claudia Strobele
24
14
29
27
13
31
107
44
SWE 2 Helena Skarp
32
5
29
28
16
DNF
110
45
NED 4 Merel Witteveen
DSQ
28
8
11
24
39
110
46
AUT 106 Verena Wagner
37
20
20
31
25
14
110
47
SWE 9 Caroline Aberg
22
28
38
42
22
5
115
48
CRO 54 Gea Barbic
22
29
22
23
54
19
115
49
GBR 383 Laura Baldwin
29
30
23
25
29
10
116
50
ITA 1 Larissa Nevierov
14
33
10
22
42
38
117
51
CRO 799 Mateja Petronijevic
23
19
28
32
23
26
119
52
SUI 213 Florence Béal
28
9
19
15
50
56
121
53
GER 4 Doris Wetzel
19
3
34
17
52
49
122
54
CAN 38 Victoria Crowder
34
22
26
35
33
7
122
55
NZL 114 Kate O'Brien
21
34
18
13
37
41
123
56
USA 118 Christin Feldman
12
39
8
15
51
52
125
57
GBR 374 Nicky Muller
9
31
20
18
54
47
125
58
ITA 1153 Fabiola Magnaghi
8
40
41
29
20
31
128
59
SWE 22 Karin Söderström
26
12
39
30
27
36
131
60
TUR 3 Eda Tozan
37
36
40
25
26
8
132
61
ESP 506 Alicia Cebrián
31
30
35
37
32
5
133
62
RUS 1 Ludmila Sorokina
40
35
28
32
24
18
137
63
CAN 29 Genevieve Gaudreau
35
36
30
18
21
49
140
64
NED 16 Maike Landman
26
18
33
27
53
37
141
65
CAN 71 Jennifer Spalding
32
26
27
29
27
39
141
66
FIN 797 Andrea Borenius
29
22
36
34
30
27
142
67
POR 227 Sara Carmo
30
21
46
40
35
17
143
68
BRA 311 Roberta Borges
36
39
34
33
31
11
145
69
NOR 880 Elin Samdal
38
26
21
24
37
52
146
70
ITA 1160 Angela Mastalli
23
47
30
31
17
51
148
71
JPN 1 Maiko Sato
49
27
21
21
35
44
148
72
SWE 3514 Maria Öhrn
16
37
37
39
DNF
20
149
73
ESP 272 Mónica Fernández del Castillo
44
48
53
DNF
3
4
152
74
ARG 115 Florencia Cerutti
24
45
22
33
29
46
153
75
GBR 368 Andrea Brewster
34
37
31
41
36
23
161
76
BEL 908 Marie Van Laer
50
29
32
48
25
28
162
77
LTU 10 Guntare Volungeviûte
44
32
31
34
17
DNE
173
78
POL 89 Agnieszka Konys
42
51
47
47
16
22
174
79
BEL 925 Marjan Vinck
31
24
42
36
43
51
176
80
ESP 119 Carmen Parreño
48
31
DNC
DNC
31
13
182
81
ESP 668 Lucía Reyes
39
51
DNC
DNC
14
20
183
82
FRA 5571 Sophie D'Ortoli
45
42
50
51
15
32
184
83
POR 222 Helena Vitorino
54
53
39
44
34
15
185
84
GBR 370 Lizzie Vickers
20
32
DNC
36
50
47
185
85
FRA 5588 Anne Marteau
41
38
40
38
36
33
185
86
CAN 3471 Marcia Macdonald
33
27
43
42
46
42
187
87
ITA 1135 Francesca Komatar
33
43
48
53
38
30
192
88
ITA 1158 Daniela Colombo
57
50
48
50
10
35
193
89
ESP 502 Beatriz Peñas
46
40
43
46
22
45
196
90
FRA 5564 Aurelie Lacour
46
53
42
43
44
22
197
91
CZE 19 Veronika Fenclova
35
49
27
46
45
44
197
92
USA 126 Jaime Mack
50
45
45
40
43
25
198
93
GRE 4 Maria Vlachou
40
DNC
33
41
38
46
198
94
ISR 4 Kliger Linur
43
46
44
44
32
40
203
95
USA 113 Lauren Maxam
51
43
45
45
53
21
205
96
NOR 863 Inguild Udenaes
42
44
36
38
46
58
206
97
USA 131 Kathleen Tocke
56
56
51
45
40
15
207
98
SWE 13 Caroline Johansson
41
50
41
37
40
48
207
99
AUS 56 Clare Hozack
38
42
44
43
DNE
26
208
100
NOR 306 Maike Van Der Linden
53
33
32
47
52
45
209
101
JPN 228 Izumi Shinchi
36
41
52
39
45
54
213
102
POR 226 Andreia Gonçalves
43
57
54
54
39
28
218
103
HUN 979 Klaudia Matis
56
DNC
49
DNC
34
23
221
104
ESP 467 Fátima Reyes
54
46
DNC
DNC
28
38
225
105
ESP 199 Vanessa Almeida
58
55
DNC
DNC
18
40
230
106
TUR 6 Ayda Unver
53
52
35
48
48
54
236
107
AUT 101 Angelika Jaeger Stark
52
49
38
49
OCS
48
236
108
DEN 1624 Annemarie Holm
47
41
DNC
DNC
51
43
241
109
DEN 16 Christina Ejstrup
48
54
46
52
47
50
243
110
ESP 465 Laura Alamo
47
38
DNC
DNC
58
42
244
111
EST 2 Katri Plooman
51
48
47
50
49
55
245
112
GBR 371 Barbara Watson
52
58
49
49
55
56
261
113
EST 4 Helen Plooman
55
55
50
DNF
49
55
264
114
ESP 493 Virginia Delgado
49
47
DNC
DNC
57
53
265
115
BRA 234 Paola Sass
57
54
DNC
DNC
56
50
276
116
USA 121 Tanya Haddad
55
52
DNF
DNC
55
57
278

Ynglings

Pos
Sail Crew
R1
R2
Tot
1
USA 340 Jody Swanson/Cory Sertl/Elizabeth Kratzig
3
1
4
2
DEN 196 Dorte O. Jensen/Helle Jespersen/Rachel Kiel
1
5
6
3
RUS 7 Ekaterina Skudina/Krutskikh Diana/Tatiana Lartseva
5
6
11
4
FRA 6 Anne Le Helley/Emmanuelle Duby/Elodie Lesaffre
4
10
14
5
USA 341 Carol Cronin/Elizabeth Filter/Nancy Haberland
14
2
16
6
USA 337 Sally Barkow/Carrie Howe/Deborah Capozzi
7
9
16
7
RUS 2 Anna Basalkina/Tatiana Veselova/Vlada Ukraintseva
2
19
21
8
AUS 51 Nicky Bethwaite/Kristen Kosmala/Katie Hage
11
11
22
9
NED 311 Annelies Thies/Annemieke Bes/Petronella De Jong
8
15
23
10
UKR 1 Ruslana Taran/Svitlana Matevusheva/Anna Kalinina
21
3
24
11
AUS 50 Melanie Dennison/Fiona Herbert/Caroline Aders
6
20
26
12
ITA 14 Conti Giulia/Alessandra Marenzi/Angela Baroni
20
7
27
13
BER 8 Paula Lewin/Peta Lewin/Maria Lopez
13
14
27
14
USA 342 Hannah Swett/Joan Touchette/Melissa Purdy
16
12
28
15
ESP 3 Monica Azon/Graciela Pisonero/Marina Sanchez
26
4
30
16
GER 252 Nadine Stegenwalner/Nina Grunow/Anne Koschinsky
17
16
33
17
NZL 4 Sharon Ferris/Joanna White/Sarah Winther
12
22
34
18
USA 339 Elizabeth Alison/Lee Icyda/Susanne Leech
18
17
35
19
ESP 1 Eva Rios/Marta Reynes/Helga Garces
30
8
38
20
NOR 406 Karianne Eikeland/Beate Kristiansen/Mona Minde
9
30
39
21
GER 251 Ulrike Schuemann/Wibke Buelle/Winnie Lippert
15
27
42
22
CAN 41 Felicity Clarke/Martha Henderson/Kari Mackay
10
33
43
23
ITA 15 Cristiana Monina /Francesca Scognamillo/Francesca Ruggiero
24
21
45
24
GBR 9 Cathy Foster/Jane Norris/Annie Lush
22
23
45
25
FRA 5 Coraline Jonet/Aude Trabach/Julie Gerecht
23
25
48
26
DEN 195 Trine Palludan/Christina Otzen/Ida Hartvig
36
13
49
27
GER 268 Kristin Wagner/Anna Hoell/Veronika Lochbrunner
27
24
51
28
SWE 51 Lena Carlsson/Malin Källström/Ingrid Söderström
25
29
54
29
ITA 13 Chiara Calligaris/Anna Postagna/Sara Postagna
28
26
54
30
GBR 10 Shirley Robertson/Sarah Webb/Sarah Ayton
37
18
55
31
FRA 4 Christine Briand/Pascale Dentraygues/Claire Pruvot
19
38
57
32
NZL 1 Alesha Thorpe/Karen Lambert/Michelle Vinsen
34
28
62
33
GRE 1 Katerina Giakoumidou/Helena Dimitrakopoulou/Efi Mantzaraki
32
31
63
34
NOR 404 Camilla Christiansen/Lise Birgitte Fredriksen/Cecilie Brandt-Rasmussen
33
32
65
35
ESP 2 Mar Castanedo/Julie García/Sheila Mediavilla
29
37
66
36
NOR 405 Carolina Toll/Jeannette Lunder/Ellen Cecilie Andresen
31
36
67
37
NED 310 Janneke Hin/Margriet Samama/Hanne Buis
35
34
69
38
CAN 24 Lisa Ross/Deirdre Crampton/Chantal Leger
38
35
73
39
GBR 3 Dominica Lindsey/Lucy Burn/Victoria Symmers
40
39
79
40
POL 1 Ewa Jodlowska/Katarzyna Kania/Katarzyna Rudawska
39
40
79
41
AUS 42 Patricia Warn/Margaret Morgan/Joyce Warn
41
41
82

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