The Crown Prince in action

The Crown Prince in action

Frederik The Great

Danish Crown Prince leads Dragon Europeans

Monday August 18th 2003, Author: David Branigan, Location: none selected
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik leads the Setanta Dragon European Championship at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland this evening after the opening race of the six race series.

After a mid-fleet start, the left-hand side of the course was favoured in the moderate westerly breeze and Prince Frederik sailing with Lars Hendriksen and Kasper Harsberg led from the windward mark.

Two laps of the windward/leeward course followed and the chasing pack was led by Germany's Marcus Brennecke with Markus Wiesser and Thomas Auracher ahead of Switzerland's Vincent Hoesch with Horro Kniffka and Bernd Faber.

A surprise absence from the leader pack was Denmark's Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen who placed tenth at the finish. The four-times past European champion will now be counting on the event discard for his passport back into contention.

Of the Irish fleet, former national champion Andrew Craig with Edward Peel and Aidan O'Connell took fifth overall in a trio of home-side finishers. Garry Treacy with Paul Maguire and Aiden Tarbertt was sixth and Douarnenez winner Johnny Ross-Murphy with Ailbe Millerick and Con Murphy was seventh.

Racing continues tomorrow (Tuesday) with a single race per day and the final set for Saturday afternoon.


Pos Sail No Boat Helm R1
1 DEN336 Nanoq Frederik 0
2 GER980 Bahati Marcus Brennecke 3
3 SUI288 Hanseatic Lloyd Vincent Hoesch 5.7
4 DEN266 My Way Berg Frank 8
5 IRL175 Chimaera Andrew Craig 10
6 IRL139 King Rat Garry Treacy 11.7
7 IRL174 Rigmarole John Ross-Murphy 13
8 USA310 Clairevoyant Ted Sawyer 14
9 NED247 Danish Joker Fred Imhoff 15
10 GBR680 Danish Blue Poul Hoj-Jensen 16
11 GER968 Chi Michael Schattan 17
12 GBR660 Aimee Julia Bailey 18
13 SWE321 Maria Tom Lofstedt 19
14 DEN341 Malou Peter Holm 20
15 SWE314 Lea Gutta Johansson 21
16 FIN50 OTT Tom Rindell 22
17 FRA305 Dirastac'h Yann Kersale 23
18 IRL142 Cloud Clare Hogan 24
19 DEN340 Lil Peter Warer 25
20 IRL171 Diva Richard Goodbody 26
21 SWE311 Deja Vu Olrog Thomas 27
22 FRA330 Ar Maout Claudia Urvois 28
23 GER970 Montana Peter Koch 29
24 IRL162 Puca Jay Bourke 30
25 NED316 Escapade Pieter Heerema 31
26 IRL176 Phantom Neil Hegarty 32
27 IRL164 TBB James Matthews 33
28 GBR675 Water Rat Ian Ratnage 34
29 GBR572 Quicksilver ll Rob Campbell 35
30 GER983 Sinewave Thomas Muller 36
31 FRA300 Ar Youleg Louis Urvois 37
32 IRL168 Tatsu Cameron Good 38
33 IRL150 Eve Matthias Hellstern 39
34 NED309 Furie Gus de Groot 40
35 IRL172 Kin Simon Brien 41
36 SWE315 Minc Sputte Baltscheffsky 42
37 IRL166 Whisper Mick Cotter 43
38 IRL161 Jessica Ward Woods 44
39 IRL173 Electra Peter O'Reilly 45
40 GBR602 Chaotic Willie Jordan 46
41 IRL159 Deemin Don Donoghue 47
42 GBR684 Hand of Fortune Mike Holms 48
43 IRL169 Christianna Olaf Sorensen 49
44 JPN46 Heigh-Ho Bocci Aoyama 50
45 IRL136 Lucky Lucky Tim Pearson 51
46 IRL154 Setanta Pat Murphy 52
47 GBR682 Ecstatic Eric Williams 53
48 GBR614 Sapphire Neil Payne 54
49 AUS156 Canewdon Witch Trish Ford 55
50 GER965 Bunny Max Glas 56
51 GBR633 Fel Lins Flirtation Ron James 57

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