Photos: Marc Rouiller / Star Worlds 2013

Brun and Terhaar lead the field

Local teams dominate at the Qualcomm Star Worlds

Monday September 2nd 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States

Race two of the Qualcomm 2013 Star World Championship got underway after a postponement due to fog. Winds were around 10 knots at 295°. The Race Committee set a Course 3 (five legs) at 2.1 miles a leg again today.

The overall results after two races show that only four of the 66 teams have finishes in the top 10 in both races.

Local Gold Star Winner Vince Brun and Brian Terhaar rounded each mark solidly in the top of the fleet in today’s race and now lead the Qualcomm 2013 Star World Championship series.

Today’s race winners, Brian Ledbetter and Greg Morton, had a clear air start at the starboard end of the line with full boat speed at the gun. Ledbetter, and Jean-Pascal Chatagny with Patrick Ducommun, paced each other to work out into the front of the fleet with Hubert Merkelbach with Gerrit Bartel from Germany and Augie Diaz with Arnis Baltins from Florida keeping the pressure on.

Ledbetter and Morton led at every mark putting more and more precious seconds between them and the fleet. Brian Ledbetter and Greg Morton went on to win race two by an impressive 1 minute 9 seconds.

Following today’s race results, six of the top 10 teams are local San Diego Star Sailors, including the father and son team of Mike and Matt Dorgan. This event is 13 year old Matt’s first Star World Championship and he and his father are currently tied for 7th place.

Brian Ledbetter talked of his day: “It was a nice race today. The day started foggy and so the Race Committee waited because we couldn’t see the weather mark. But when we finally got started, it was nice hiking breeze, we got off the line clear, and went to the right. And that actually worked out really well. There were 3 boats really close, but we got around the weather mark ahead of them, and that was pretty crucial because after that there weren’t too many passing lanes during the race. So at that point we had to stay ahead, a little bit of easy covering, not too difficult, and tried to extend on the run. The trickiest part of the race was after we rounded the 1st mark first and the fog closed in. We couldn’t see the leeward mark, so we didn’t know where we were headed. But we held them off there, and we stayed ahead on the way to the finish.

"Our plan is to be consistent. It’s a tough fleet, 60 plus boats, and if you can keep throwing single digits up on the board, you’ll be close to the action. Our goal is top 10 here, and we’re in that spot now so it feels pretty good.”

Full results below

 

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Results 

Pos Nat Sail no / Skipper Crew R1 R2 Tot
1 USA 8362 Vincent Brun Brian Terhaar 4 5 9
2 USA 8203 Brian Ledbetter Gregg Morton 9 1 10
3 USA 8490 John MacCausland Phil Trinter 2 11 13
4 USA 8320 George Szabo Craig Moss 7 6 13
5 USA 8129 Mark Reynolds Hal Haenel 8 7 15
6 USA 8465 Augie Diaz Arnis Baltins 13 3 16
7 SUI 8479 Jean-Pascal Chatagny Patrick Ducommun 18 2 20
8 USA 8023 Mike Dorgan Matt Dorgan 11 9 20
9 BRA 8474 Lars Schmidt Grael Samuel F. Goncalves 1 20 21
10 USA 8209 Andrew Campbell John von Schwarz 3 19 22
11 FRA 8237 Xavier Rohart Serge Pulfer 6 16 22
12 GER 8331 Hubert Merkelbach Gerrit Bartel 20 4 24
13 USA 8323 Eric Doyle Payson Infelise 10 15 25
14 BRA 8390 Alessandro Pascolato Henry Raul Boening 16 10 26
15 CAN 8143 Brian Cramer Cam Lymburner 22 8 30
16 USA 8448 Carl Buchan Jamie Buchan 12 22 34
17 USA 8072 Doug Smith Myles H. A. Prichard 14 21 35
18 CAN 8028 Steven Fleckenstein Rob Mulder 15 25 40
19 USA 8291 William Swigart Brian Fatih 24 18 42
20 USA 8229 Tomas Hornos Josh Revkin 29 17 46
21 USA 7741 Benjamin Sternberg Valentin Veytsman 34 13 47
22 UKR 8247 Vasyl Gureyev Vitalii Kushnir 36 14 50
23 USA 8082 Ben Mitchell Julian Busch 19 33 52
24 USA 8015 Donny Massey Isao Toyama 23 29 52
25 USA 7620 Derek De Couteau Jamie Stewart 27 27 54
26 ARG 8268 Alejandro Bugacov Eugenio Cingolani 17 40 57
27 USA 7209 Mark Butler John Rudderham 25 36 61
28 USA 8088 Stephen Gould Greg Sieck 41 23 64
29 USA 8484 Larry Whipple Mark Strube 26 38 64
30 SUI 8409 Christoph Gautschi Dominik Schenk 40 26 66
31 USA 8000 Arthur Anosov David Caesar 30 37 67
32 BRA 8459 Admar Gonzaga Neto Andre Serpa 35 32 67
33 SWE 7978 Ingvar J-son Krook Benjamin Pettersen 38 30 68
34 CAN 8235 Mark Passmore Chris Rogers 31 39 70
35 SUI 7929 Michel Niklaus Tyler Bjorn 28 43 71
36 USA 8440 Jim Buckingham Austin Sperry 5 67 ocs 72
37 USA 8336 Steve Brown Erick Lange 37 35 72
38 CAN 8271 Allan Cullen Dave Martin 21 53 74
39 USA 8410Mike Phinney Rick Burgess 49 28 77
40 USA 8361 Tom Londrigan, Jr. Rick Peters 67 ocs 12 79
41 USA 8189 Robbie Haines Chris Barnard 45 34 79
42 USA 8379 Bill Allen Eric Beckwith 44 42 86
43 CAN 8389 Jerry Wendt Bryan Milne 33 54 87
44 USA 8260 Bill Buchan Erik Bentzen 67 ocs 24 91
45 USA 8163 Jon Pelliconi Henry Brawner 50 41 91
46 CAN 8466 Stuart Hebb Mike Wolfs 67 dsq 31 98
47 USA 6840 Chris Wright Kyle Henehan 39 59 98
48 USA 7621 Peter F. Costa Jessica Costa 42 57 99
49 FRA 7663 Guillaume Rasse Nina Aviles 43 56 99
50 USA 8065 Doug Steele Andy Dippel 51 49 100
51 USA 8269 Jock Kohlhas John Wulff 57 44 101
52 USA 7844 Foss Miller Malcolm Macneil 54 47 101
53 USA 8215 John Chiarella Bob Carlson 47 55 102
54 USA 8267 Stephen Gunther Ed Morey 59 45 104
55 USA 8087 Keith Donald Kevin Elterman 53 52 105
56 USA 7425 Laura Beigel Read Beigel 48 58 106
57 USA 8162 Chuck Driscoll Jim Oberg 60 48 108
58 GER 8416 Hubert Rauch Kilian Weise 61 51 112
59 BRA 8403 Frederico H. V. de Lima Renato Moura 52 60 112
60 USA 8306 Thomas E. Springer David Wood 67 ocs 46 113
61 CAN 8017 Bruce Long Paul Cobban 46 67 dnf 113
62 USA 7294 Charles Beek Chas Beek 67 ocs 50 117
63 USA 8187 Robert A Teitge Sam Eadie 55 63 118
64 USA 7531 William Gerard Bill Gerard 58 61 119
65 VIE 8176 Huy Nguyen Andro Korlaet 56 64 120
66 USA 7977 Paul Kresge Jon Kidder 62 62 124
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