One Ton Cup Corel 45 World Championship - Day 1

A tricky opener

Thursday August 31st 2000, Author: Mark Chisnell, Location: United Kingdom
Marseille - the South of France in late August? Sunny, cafe latte sailing? Wrong, it was rain with light and shifty breeze for the Brit pack at the opening day of the One Ton Cup. Only one race of the scheduled three was sailed, and that after a long postponement, and a 90 degree windshift half-way down the first run that caused an abandonment.
When it did get underway in an 8 knot easterly, it was the defending champion, Faster K-Yote II that took the lead and held it all the way to the finish. Second was the Swiss boat, Serono, and third the French in Magician. David McLean was the best of the Brits with a fourth. Despite efforts for another start at 17.30, a glass-out at the windward mark saw the fleet headed for home. Things are forecast to change for tomorrow, with a Mistral in the offing.

Overall Leaders (after race 1)

1 Faster K-Yote II (Germany), Orwin Kandler
2 Serono (Switzerland), Ernesto Bertarelli
3 Magician (France), Jacques Bureau
4 Babaalaas (UK), David McLean
5 Cavale Bleu (France), Michel Duquenne
6 Atalanti X (Greece), George Andreadis
7 La Casera (Spain), Eugenio Jaudenes
8 Indulgence (UK), Graham Walker
9 Aifos (Spain), Spanish Navy
10 Yet another coup (UK), Peter Morton/
11 Investor (Sweden), Thomas Blixt
12 Bounder (UK), Chris Little

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