Strong start for Greenhalgh

Three races held for the two fleet on the opening day of the Laser SB3 Worlds in Torquay

Monday May 16th 2011, Author: Katie Ashworth, Location: United Kingdom

The 103 boat fleet of Laser SB3s left Torquay Harbour this morning for the first three races of the 2011 Zhik SB3 World Championships. Split into two fleets, Orange and Yellow, the fleet lined up for the first scheduled race at 11.00. The Race Committee, on both courses, managed to get both fleets underway exactly to schedule. Impressive.


On the Yellow course, Robert Greenhalgh (GBR) showed his talent early on. Notching up a 1, 2, 1 on day one of a World Championships is a score card anyone would be proud of. Peter Saxton (GBR) won the first race on the Orange course and followed up with a 5, 2 placing him second overall overnight on day 1.

Nathan Outteridge (AUS) collected bowman, Laser World Champion Tom Slingsby (AUS) from the airport at 1am this morning, but lack of sleep and time on the water as a crew did little to dampen his crew’s performance. “This is my first day on bow ever! There’s a bit on when you get to the bottom mark” smiled Slingsby after completing the first race of the Championships, and their first race ever as a team with fellow Aussie and one time Olympic 470 sailor Ian Brown.

The Orange course suffered two general recalls as the Race Committee tried to get the second race of the day away. Not deterred by the delay, Glenn Bourke (AUS) dominated the race, extending his lead on each leg. Chatting to Glenn last night he claimed to be “rusty”, but today he posted 5, 1, 11 on the score sheet. “More time in the boat will help us iron out some of our creases, but to take a win on the first day of an event like this always makes you feel good!”

2010 Laser SB3 World Champion Jerry Hill (GBR) had a difficult day to start the event. Sailing on the Orange course 3 Sad Old Blokes struggled in the first race, finishing in 25th position. After starting deep in the second race, they picked their way back to a respectable 9th and despite damage, finished 6th in the third race of the day. “It was hard today, really hard,” explained Hill before disappearing to repair his boat.

Joe Llewellyn (GBR) grew up sailing in Torbay, and finished the first day of the Zhik SB3 World Championships with a win on the Orange course. He explained, “It was hard conditions today and we had a bad second race. We had some luck in the third race, we benefitted from some of the shifts and we won!” Llewellyn recently became a father again, this time to twins, “I’m looking forward to another sleepless night tonight, and another day on the water tomorrow!”

A tired, but happy fleet enjoyed bowls of pasta and jugs of Shloer, provided by event sponsor Beverage Brands after racing at the Yacht Club. Three further races are scheduled for Tuesday 17th May. The fleet is split again, simply by their odd or even overall position at the end of the first day of racing, for the final day of qualifying races.

Full results:

Pos Sail No Boat Helm R1A R1B R2A R2B R3A R3B Tot
1 GBR3489 Red Robert Greenhalgh 1   2   1   4
2 GBR3065 Rola-Trac Peter Saxton   1   5   2 8
3 GBR3042 Gill Racing Team Craig Burton 4   3   2   9
4 AUS3063 One Design Sailing Nathan Outteridge 6   4   3   13
5 GBR3053 Race Team Gill Geoff Carveth   4   2   9 15
6 GBR3032 Rumbleflurg David Cummins 3   8   5   16
7 AUS3108 Club Marine Glenn Bourke   5   1   11 17
8 RSA3469 Musto Race Ahead Asenaithi Jim   3   4   10 17
9 GBR3082 Henri Lloyd/Forelle Estates Joe Llewellyn   6   13   1 20
10 GBR3058 Xcellent John Pollard 2   6   14   22
11 NED3441 Rivium Paul Gast 9   5   8   22
12 GBR3475 Perky III Jez Entwistle   12   6   5 23
13 ITA3073 Stenghele Roberto Caresani   2   3   19 24
14 GER3561 Razzmatazz Sebastian Dohrendorf 12   7   7   26
15 GBR3462 Underground Toys Andrew Oddie 19   1   10   30
16 GBR3134 Marilyn Dom Ford 5   18   9   32
17 GBR3198 Magic Marine Hugh Styles   15   12   7 34
18 GBR3047 Parkway Pirates Rob Gullan   9   14   12 35
19 GBR3546 Orthteam Richard Catchpole   7   18   13 38
20 GBR3149 Poor Buoy Mark Gillett 17   16   6   39
21 GBR3465 3 Sad Old Blokes Jerry Hill   25   9   6 40
22 GBR3336 Uber 3 Adrian Peach   8   15   18 41
23 GBR3027 Darling Associates Chris Darling   10   11   23 44
24 IRL3324 Sibelus Mel Collins   17   8   21 46
25 NZL3287 Sailing West - Sharkbait Ben Duncan   16   28   4 48
26 GBR3029 3-Some Niall Peelo   11   16   22 49
27 GBR3517 Doolalli Colin Simonds 18   19   12   49
28 GBR3276 Trouble & Strife Ian Armstrong 11   20   19   50
29 GBR3464 Eric Martin Wedge 15   13   22   50
30 GBR3556 Herbie Phil Tilley 7   29   15   51
31 GER3402 Norah Daniel Spaenle 14   17   20   51
32 ITA3543 Bravi Thytronic Giovanni Meloni 23   12   17   52
33 GBR3305 Rigging Gurus Mark Richards   26   25   3 54
34 GBR3575 Sailboat Deliveries Sarah Allan 29   9   16   54
35 UKR3443 Transbunker Polovy Valeriy 27   14   13   54
36 GBR3510 Hutton's Richard Wharram 21   10   25   56
37 GBR3041 Robina Dan Goodman 16   24   18   58
38 AUS3607 Wysiwyg VI Stephen Fries   22   10   31 63
39 RUS373 Alissa Vladislav Ivanovski   29   20   14 63
40 GBR3079 Excuse Me Gents Ann Jackson   19   37   8 64
41 RUS3554 Team Russia Rodion Luka 8   53   4   65
42 GBR3183 Respect John Danby 33   11   23   67
43 GBR3014 Sponge Bob Steve McLean 13   22   34   69
44 FRA3078 Tad Minus Vincent Biarnes   28   17   24 69
45 BEL3472 Los Zaparteros Alex Schoenmakers   14   21   36 71
46 IRL3226 Quantitative Easing Paul McMahon 35   30   11   76
47 IRL3312 Bomchickawahwah John O'Driscoll   32   30   15 77
48 IRL3338 Milvus Milvus Robert Howe 30   21   26   77
49 IRL3298 Toucan 3 Ross Vaughan   43   19   17 79
50 GBR3084 Eau No! Mark Sotkes   20   34   26 80
51 ITA3596 Briefing Luca Bacci   39   24   20 83
52 GBR3468 Fully Badgered Paul Lovejoy 10   32   42   84
53 GBR3126 Geronimo Simon Hume 28   23   35   86
54 GBR3106   Tom Clay   21   29   37 87
55 ITA3606 Lunatico XS Aurelio Bini 20   15   53   88
56 GBR3292 Chill Pill Tich Summers   41   7   41 89
57 GBR3060 Finitor 7 Stewart Reed   35   26   28 89
58 NED3511   Marco van Driel 32   26   32   90
59 GBR3362 Polar Bear Tim Newton   34   42   16 92
60 GBR3379 Joyride Nick Andrews   18   23   51 92
61 IRL3307 Bad/Kilcullen Stephan Hyde   36   22   34 92
62 GBR3545 Savage Sailing Team Chris Savage   31   32   29 92
63 FRA3423 Morpheus Edward Russo   37   31   25 93
64 GBR3038 TeamB4Ego,com2 Will Brooks   13   40   42 95
65 GBR3021 Here Comes Bod Charlie Whelan 44   27   24   95
66 GBR3074 Tonic Douglas Paton   27   33   35 95
67 FRA3609 Marcon Yachting Louis Marcon 34   25   38   97
68 GBR3516 TeamB4Ego.com Geoff Gritton 25   36   36   97
69 GBR3515 The Young Pretender Callum Calder 24   53   21   98
70 GBR3215 Sail Navy Darren Roach   24   27   47 98
71 GBR3267 Neilson Heart of Gold Tom Hayhoe 22   47   30   99
72 GER3600 Isabella III Reinhard Schroeder   23   46   30 99
73 IRL3484 Seriously Bonkers x 3 Martin Cuppage 26   44   33   103
74 GBR3319 Devils Advocate Tony Jaffa 43   33   27   103
75 GBR3081 Prostate Cancer Charity Ross Lang 36   28   43   107
76 GBR3335 Royal Signals Stu Southan 31   38   39   108
77 POR3103 Viero Piedade Colaco   38   45   27 110
78 GBR3069 Not just a number Paul Hine 42   37   31   110
79 GBR3104 Retail Therapy Charles Sheppard   40   38   33 111
80 GBR3056 Woohoo Tom Davidson 45   41   28   114
81 GBR3088 Healthy1.co.uk Ray Davies 40   34   40   114
82 ITA3598 Alghero Giorico Hotels Alessandro Balzani 38   35   42   115
83 GBR3096 Red Kite Roger Harford   30   47   39 116
84 AUS3224 Jester 3 Dave Bull 50   31   37   118
85 GBR3048 Control-Alt-Delete Ann Ashworth   33   44   43 120
86 GBR3094 Xceptable Ian Lievesley   52   39   32 123
87 UKR3522 Stemcor Valentin Klymentyev   46   35   44 125
88 ITA3437 Lupi D'irlanda Marco Sorgassi 39   42   44   125
89 IRL3062   Ronan Downing 37   49   45   131
90 GBR3531 Carnage Nick Over   44   50   38 132
91 GBR3077 Skallywag Rob Day 46   40   46   132
92 GBR3519 May contain nuts John Greenaway 41   43   49   133
93 NED3470 Cube Martijn Buitenhuis   42   43   49 134
94 GBR3309 Narwhal David Bates   51   36   48 135
95 IRL3297 Sunday Brunch Richard Tate 49   46   41   136
96 GBR3473 Sceptre Nathan Bailey   50   48   40 138
97 GBR3366 Hooligan Guy Broom   47   41   50 138
98 IRL3033 Blue Bird Cathy MacAleavey 47   39   53   139
99 GRE3251 SailingHolidays.com Ruairi Bradley   45   49   46 140
100 GBR3540 Water Music viii Jonny Foot 51   45   47   143
101 GBR3368 Kapow Nick Barnett 48   48   48   144
102 GBR3123 Mini Mayhem Paul Craft   48   53   45 146
103 IRL3315 Sirius Black Ken Hudson   49   51   52 152

 

 

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