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05/08/2014
World Championship

    Photos: Jacez@cambuse.com

     

    Days 1 & 2

     

    This is a short report of the first days of the RS500 Worlds in Loctudy, France. Upon arrival at the shoreline of Loctudy it was clear why the Swedish teams were already here for one week. The weather was gorgeous and so is the beach from where the boats launch. The hosts from Cercle de Nautique Loctudy were welcoming new guests on Monday with a ride on a foiling catamaran. For others there was the chance to start training with their international competitors and the first practise race was sailed in perfect conditions.

    After Int. Chairmen Michiel Geerling-van Susante's opening on tuesday morning, the sailors were all very excided to race. The first day of racing took place medium to light winds with a moderate ocean swell rolling in from the Southeast. Tim and Heather sailed their first bullet of the week in the first race. The second race was won by Mike and Meg after some stunning downwind sailing. Competition seems to get higher every year with some protest filled on the first day, but no serious problems or damages. Fun and fair sailing seems to be the continuing spirit in the RS500 class. The friendly people from Loctudy prepared a nice opening BBQ for us. Lots of stories were exchanged at the large dinner tables with French wine and cheese.

    The second day proves to be difficult sailing with big competition in light winds and choppy waves. Two races were sailed and being new to parenthood and sleepless nights didn't seem to slow Tim and Heather down. Lots of typically French games were played in the evening before the traditionnal Dutch party took place. We saw old friends and new faces all enjoying the orange madness and red-white-blue drinks. Heather chipperfield was voted best red-white-blue outfit of all attendees, allthough she was wearing a bit of an English orientated dress (I.e. Union Jack)... Christopher Tuckert won best dutchie of the night, but that was mainly because he won the limbo dance competition. For the rest, let's just say some teams performed a little less than normal the next day... Thanks to all the sailors this RS500 Worlds is already a big success with more great racing days and socials to come!

     

    Nick van Alphen

    RS500 965

     

    Day 3
    Medium winds arrived late in the afternoon with crews finally able to stretch their legs on the trapezes.

    In race 5 Mike Saul & Meg Fletcher’s GBR legendary downwind talent brought through for the win. The favoured right hand side of the beat gave 2nd and 3rd to Peter Barton & Heather Chipperfield GBR and Hannah & Graeme Bristow GBR respectively. The ever consistent Tim & Heather Wilkins GBR kept up to 4th.

    Race 6 had a long port biased start line but with evidence of the right paying. Barton & Chipperfield on port skimmed across the bows of the fleet to win the race to the right and extended for their 1st win. Saul & Fletcher again pulled through for 2nd with team Wilkins keeping the points tight in 3rd.

    The points at the front of the fleet had compressed a little, keeping the title chase wide open.

    The party was a ‘500 Likes’ social media party, where the Dutch made a presentation on the 2015 Worlds.  Within an hour, there were almost 20 entries ….

    Day 4
    After a morning ashore admiring a moderate onshore breeze with some waves the fleet launched into a dying breeze. After a long wait the direction shifted with over 20knots coming in from the opposite direction. After some time for consideration a course was set close under the shoreline as the breeze began to drop and become unstable.

    The heroes in the charge to mark 1 were Johan Van Veen & Floris Stapel NED who intelligently banked the port layline for a big lead with Team Bristow hot on their heels. Clever judgment of the offshore gusts and gybe angles was the ticket to downwind success. Team Bristow pulled away for a big win with Saul & Fletcher gaining on the left inside the reefs and out of the tide. This race was one for Team Sweden with Martin & Axel Johansson SWE sailing cleverly for 3rd and Malin Broberg & Johan Rook SWE pulling through the fleet for a 5th.

    Team Wilkins made a comeback for a useful 4th to keep the series tied at the top with Saul & Fletcher, leaving it all to play for going into the final day!

    CN Loctudy hosted an amazing Hog Roast in the massive marquee, which was very welcome after such a long day …

    Day 5
    An early launch into a light breeze and a possibility of 3 races produced high tensions for the final battles throughout the fleet, especially for the title and podium places.

    As it happened there was only just enough wind for one light race which allowed the 2nd discard, much to many team’s relief. The race officer wasted no time in starting a sequence, all be it with a biased start line and windward leg. It took the whole 5 minute sequence to sail the length of the start line close hauled in the light breeze but those who made it to the port end were generously rewarded by tacking onto the long port tack. Young Italians Lucas Abergo & Andrea Dellepiane ITA showed lightening upwind speed to cruise into the distance for 1st with French Team Nico & Thomas Honor FRA 2nd. A solid 3rd was enough for Team Wilkins to take the title with Saul & Fletcher back in 12th. 4th went to Jane Olive and Chris Tuckett GBR jumping them up to 8th overall. 5th went to another French team of Olivier & Paco Thomas FRA, slipping in their best result.

    Overall
    Tim & Heather Wilkins regain the World Title that they have won twice before with consistency, speed and solid tactics making the difference. Mike Saul and Meg Fletcher pushed them hard but ultimately had to settle for 2nd. Peter Barton & Heather Chipperfield rounding out the podium in 3rd.narrowly edging out 2013 RS Feva World Champion 4th placed Hannah & Graeme Bristow. The biggest movers of the final day were the Italian race winners Lucas Abergo & Andrea Dellepiane who discarded a 25th for their 1st and jumped from 11th to 5th, only narrowly missing out on the podium.

    Category Champions:
    1st Parent/Child team; Hannah & Graeme Bristow GBR (4th)
    1st Lady team; Martina Gommellini & Beatrice Xodo ITA (19th)
    1st Youth team; Matteo Cara & Leonardo Pizzagalli ITA (14th)
    Youngster award; Martin Riou FRA (10 years) crewing for local Vendee Globe hero, Vincent Riou.

    With 5 countries well represented in the 51 boat World Championship and 4 counties in the top 7 places the RS500 continues to go from strength to strength internationally.

    Massive thanks must go the helpful and smiling staff and volunteers of CN Loctudy, who worked hard to make the event a great success.   A wonderful venue – we will return!

    Twitter:  Don’t forget to follow and post at #RS500Worlds

    Photos are available from jakez@cambuse.com
    Tuesday : https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZS5q9e
    Friday : https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZXjqfB
    If you see anything you like, please contact Jakez direct.

    Next years Worlds are in the Netherlands from 2-6 August with the promise of sensational Dutch hospitality. 22 boats are already entered and with the Dutch fleet growing rapidly with tremendous enthusiasm and team spirit this promises to be a fabulous event with every likelihood of the Orange team mounting a full assault on the top ten.      For more information and to enter -

    http://www.rs500.org/championships/cindex.asp?eid=949

    FINAL RESULTS BELOW


    Championnat du monde RS 500

     

    Championnat du monde RS 500
    World Championships RS 500
    -_-
    05/08/2014 au 09/08/2014

    Contact Email :info@cnloctudy.com


    Résultat du Samedi 9 Août 2014 à 16.44 h.


    Scratch après 8 courses (Inc.2 retrait[s]) (51 inscrits)


    (Cliquez sur les noms soulignés pour accéder à la fiche du coureur)

    Rgs Ident Concurrents P Ret P tot c.1 c.2 c.3 c.4 c.5 c.6 c.7 c.8 Club / Pays
    1

     625

    WILKINS Tim
     WILKINS Heather 

    13.00 24.00 1
    1.0
    7
    7.0
    1
    1.0
    1
    1.0
    4
    4.0
    3
    3.0
    4
    4.0
    3
    3.0

    GREAT YARMOUTH AND GORLESTON SL - Great Britain
    -

    2

     1040

    SAUL Mike
     FLETCHER Meg 

    14.00 40.00 6
    6.0
    1
    1.0
    2
    2.0
    14
    14.0
    1
    1.0
    2
    2.0
    2
    2.0
    12
    12.0

    YORKSHIRE DALES S C - Great Britain
    -

    3

     1015

    BARTON Peter
     CHIPPERFIEL Heather 

    25.00 88.00 3
    3.0
    BFD
    52.0
    6
    6.0
    7
    7.0
    2
    2.0
    1
    1.0
    6
    6.0
    11
    11.0

    LYWINGTON TOWN - Great Britain
    -

    4

     1054

    BRISTOW Hannah
     BRISTOW Graeme 

    27.00 63.00 2
    2.0
    5
    5.0
    20
    20.0
    9
    9.0
    3
    3.0
    7
    7.0
    1
    1.0
    16
    16.0

    LEIGH AND LOWTON SC - Great Britain
    -

    5

     946

    ABERGO Lucas
     DELLEPIANE Andréa 

    28.00 80.00 5
    5.0
    6
    6.0
    3
    3.0
    5
    5.0
    8
    8.0
    27
    27.0
    25
    25.0
    1
    1.0

    Italy
    -

    6

     1067

    HONOR Thomas
     HONOR Nicolas 

    34.00 54.00 4
    4.0
    8
    8.0
    9
    9.0
    2
    2.0
    11
    11.0
    9
    9.0
    9
    9.0
    2
    2.0

    YC LA GRANDE MOTTE - France
    S.R.C Sud-Oise

    7

     112

    BROBERG Malin
     ROOK Johan 

    38.00 86.00 7
    7.0
    23
    23.0
    11
    11.0
    4
    4.0
    5
    5.0
    6
    6.0
    5
    5.0
    25
    25.0

    GOTHENBURG ROYAL YACHT CLUB - Sweden
    -

    8

     727

    OLIVE JANE
     TUCKETT CHRIS 

    50.00 154.00 8
    8.0
    12
    12.0
    OCS
    52.0
    10
    10.0
    RET
    52.0
    8
    8.0
    8
    8.0
    4
    4.0

    NETLEY SAILING CLUB - Great Britain
    -

    9

     659

    CURTIS Peter
     CURTIS JAMES 

    51.00 81.00 9
    9.0
    10
    10.0
    4
    4.0
    13
    13.0
    17
    17.0
    12
    12.0
    10
    10.0
    6
    6.0

    ISLAND BARN RESERVOIR SAILING CLUB - Great Britain
    -

    10

     111

    BOKMARK Peter
     BOKMARK Sara 

    53.00 89.00 13
    13.0
    4
    4.0
    12
    12.0
    8
    8.0
    6
    6.0
    10
    10.0
    13
    13.0
    23
    23.0

    SS KAPAREN - Sweden
    -

    11

     950

    CARLINI Luca
     RUBINO Rodolfo 

    56.00 99.00 12
    12.0
    3
    3.0
    7
    7.0
    11
    11.0
    10
    10.0
    13
    13.0
    21
    21.0
    22
    22.0

    UGO COSTAGUSTA - Italy
    -

    12

     1032

    OPPIZZI Michele
     FRAZZICA Pietro 

    58.00 148.00 16
    16.0
    2
    2.0
    OCS
    52.0
    3
    3.0
    20
    20.0
    4
    4.0
    DPIi
    38.0
    13
    13.0

    CANOTTIERI DOMASO - Italy
    -

    13

     1066

    GEERLING Michiel
     VAN SUSANTE Hilde 

    66.00 106.00 10
    10.0
    15
    15.0
    10
    10.0
    16
    16.0
    9
    9.0
    24
    24.0
    15
    15.0
    7
    7.0

    WV BRAASSEMERMEER - The Netherlands
    -

    14

     1031

    CARA Mattéo
     PIZZAGALLI Leonardo 

    75.00 152.00 14
    14.0
    DSQj
    52.0
    15
    15.0
    25
    25.0
    14
    14.0
    5
    5.0
    19
    19.0
    8
    8.0

    Italy
    -

    15

     1064

    RUSSELL Henry
     COLLINO Tim 

    86.00 142.00 15
    15.0
    14
    14.0
    24
    24.0
    12
    12.0
    22
    22.0
    16
    16.0
    7
    7.0
    32
    32.0

    EMSWORTH SAILING CLUB - Great Britain
    -

    16

     1003

    ROT Thomas
     ROT Marloes 

    89.00 155.00 22
    22.0
    17
    17.0
    40
    40.0
    26
    26.0
    12
    12.0
    11
    11.0
    12
    12.0
    15
    15.0

    WVA VINKEVEEN - The Netherlands
    -

    17

     821

    FASSBERG Stéphan
     FASSBERG Johanna 

    91.00 158.00 26
    26.0
    13
    13.0
    17
    17.0
    18
    18.0
    16
    16.0
    41
    41.0
    17
    17.0
    10
    10.0

    SS KAPAREN - Sweden
    -

    18

     51

    JOHANSSON Martin
     JOHANSSON Axel 

    100.00 180.00 25
    25.0
    18
    18.0
    8
    8.0
    28
    28.0
    DSQj
    52.0
    26
    26.0
    3
    3.0
    20
    20.0

    SS KAPAREN - Sweden
    -

    19

     949

    GOMMELLINI Martina
     XODO BEATRICE 

    100.00 156.00 21
    21.0
    11
    11.0
    19
    19.0
    6
    6.0
    29
    29.0
    22
    22.0
    27
    27.0
    21
    21.0

    UGO COSTAGUTA - Italy
    -

    20

     1028

    VAN DER VEN Joris
     HONIG Jeroen 

    101.00 186.00 18
    18.0
    BFD
    52.0
    13
    13.0
    15
    15.0
    7
    7.0
    30
    30.0
    18
    18.0
    33
    33.0

    NKV - The Netherlands
    -

    21

     763

    VAN DEN BOOGAARD DRIES
     VANDEN BOOGAARD KARLIJN 

    102.00 174.00 28
    28.0
    21
    21.0
    5
    5.0
    19
    19.0
    34
    34.0
    38
    38.0
    11
    11.0
    18
    18.0

    WV BRAASSEMERMEER - The Netherlands
    -

    22

     777

    BLOMSMA Marleen
     DE JAGER Jody 

    103.00 167.00 17
    17.0
    22
    22.0
    14
    14.0
    17
    17.0
    15
    15.0
    18
    18.0
    28
    28.0
    36
    36.0

    WV BRAASSEMERMEER - The Netherlands
    -

    23

     718

    GROEN Max
     OUDE AVENHUIS Bjorn 

    111.00 168.00 11
    11.0
    20
    20.0
    31
    31.0
    23
    23.0
    26
    26.0
    17
    17.0
    23
    23.0
    17
    17.0

    WV A VINKEVEEN - The Netherlands
    -

    24

     665

    HIGHFIELD Phillip
     HIGHFIELD Tamsin 

    123.00 183.00 24
    24.0
    19
    19.0
    29
    29.0
    31
    31.0
    24
    24.0
    14
    14.0
    14
    14.0
    28
    28.0

    GREAT YARMOUTH & GORLESTON SAILING CLUB - Great Britain
    -

    25

     965

    VAN SUSANTE Willemijn
     VAN ALPHEN Nick 

    133.00 201.00 36
    36.0
    16
    16.0
    25
    25.0
    32
    32.0
    25
    25.0
    15
    15.0
    22
    22.0
    30
    30.0

    WV BRAASSEMERMEER - The Netherlands
    -

    26

     940

    THOMAS Olivier
     THOMAS Paco 

    137.00 224.00 30
    30.0
    25
    25.0
    21
    21.0
    27
    27.0
    DNF
    52.0
    35
    35.0
    29
    29.0
    5
    5.0

    C V L M - France
    C V L M

    27

     994

    SLIKBOER Jochem
     BERTLING Anna 

    138.00 201.00 29
    29.0
    30
    30.0
    27
    27.0
    22
    22.0
    18
    18.0
    23
    23.0
    33
    33.0
    19
    19.0

    ZEIL VERENIGING DORDREEHT OF AMSTREHEN - The Netherlands
    -

    28

     1068

    RIOU Vincent
     RIOU Martin 

    141.00 231.00 34
    34.0
    BFD
    52.0
    38
    38.0
    34
    34.0
    19
    19.0
    21
    21.0
    24
    24.0
    9
    9.0

    C N LOCTUDY - France
    C N LOCTUDY

    29

     716

    ROT Richard
     GIJZEL Marieke 

    144.00 222.00 45
    45.0
    9
    9.0
    23
    23.0
    33
    33.0
    28
    28.0
    33
    33.0
    20
    20.0
    31
    31.0

    WSV AQUADELTA - The Netherlands
    -

    30

     961

    BLOKKER Giel
     VAN DALEN Corinne 

    148.00 239.00 19
    19.0
    27
    27.0
    30
    30.0
    20
    20.0
    21
    21.0
    31
    31.0
    DNF
    52.0
    39
    39.0

    HAARLEM ZEILVERENIGING - The Netherlands
    -

    31

     795

    HOUGHTON David
     SYMONDS John 

    159.00 263.00 43
    43.0
    DSQj
    52.0
    26
    26.0
    24
    24.0
    33
    33.0
    19
    19.0
    DNF
    52.0
    14
    14.0

    GREAT YARMOUTH & GORLESTON SAILING CLUB - Great Britain
    -

    32

     67

    VAN VEEN Johan
     STAPEL Floris 

    169.00 266.00 23
    23.0
    BFD
    52.0
    45
    45.0
    41
    41.0
    31
    31.0
    20
    20.0
    16
    16.0
    38
    38.0

    ALSZV DE BLAUWE SCHUIT - The Netherlands
    -

    33

     1038

    VOGELAAR Sander
     BERENDS Laura 

    171.00 248.00 20
    20.0
    26
    26.0
    28
    28.0
    37
    37.0
    30
    30.0
    37
    37.0
    30
    30.0
    40
    40.0

    The Netherlands
    -

    34

     837

    KIKKERT Anneke
     HAAKSMAN Viktor 

    173.00 268.00 BFD
    52.0
    24
    24.0
    39
    39.0
    29
    29.0
    13
    13.0
    34
    34.0
    34
    34.0
    43
    43.0

    A.L.S.Z.V. DE BLAUWE SCHUIT - The Netherlands
    -

    35

     934

    CORTIER Christophe
     CORTIER Quentin 

    176.00 257.00 27
    27.0
    34
    34.0
    34
    34.0
    30
    30.0
    27
    27.0
    45
    45.0
    36
    36.0
    24
    24.0

    C N CASTELNAUDARY - France
    C N CASTELNAUDARY

    36

     748

    ZMURA Anna
     SYKES Keith 

    185.00 284.00 31
    31.0
    32
    32.0
    22
    22.0
    36
    36.0
    47
    47.0
    DNF
    52.0
    38
    38.0
    26
    26.0

    GREAT YARMOUTH & GORLESTON SAILING CLUB - Great Britain
    -

    37

     18

    EIJTJES Nikki
     JOHANNSSON Lisa 

    192.00 282.00 33
    33.0
    35
    35.0
    16
    16.0
    43
    43.0
    46
    46.0
    36
    36.0
    44
    44.0
    29
    29.0

    DE SPIEGEL - The Netherlands
    -

    38

     1005

    WILSON George
     WILSON Laura 

    193.00 279.00 35
    35.0
    38
    38.0
    32
    32.0
    48
    48.0
    38
    38.0
    28
    28.0
    26
    26.0
    34
    34.0

    NETLEY SAILING CLUB - Great Britain
    -

    39

     1069

    WEBBER Steph
     MC KENNIG Robin 

    195.00 299.00 40
    40.0
    BFD
    52.0
    18
    18.0
    21
    21.0
    32
    32.0
    32
    32.0
    DNF
    52.0
    DNF
    52.0

    LDC SAILING - Great Britain
    -

    40

     1039

    JONES David
     JONES Sylvie 

    202.00 287.00 32
    32.0
    28
    28.0
    43
    43.0
    39
    39.0
    37
    37.0
    25
    25.0
    42
    42.0
    41
    41.0

    C V L M - France
    C V L M

    41

     928

    BOUDRIQUE Mathilde
     COMPAIN Jerome 

    207.00 297.00 46
    46.0
    33
    33.0
    35
    35.0
    44
    44.0
    23
    23.0
    39
    39.0
    DPIi
    40.0
    37
    37.0

    C N DE PLERIN - France
    C N DE PLERIN

    42

     675

    VARAIGNE Nicolas
     FROTTIER Benoit 

    212.00 306.00 39
    39.0
    31
    31.0
    48
    48.0
    42
    42.0
    39
    39.0
    29
    29.0
    32
    32.0
    46
    46.0

    C V L M - France
    C V L M

    43

     983

    DAGORNE Adrien
     BELLETTRE Gwenola 

    214.00 303.00 37
    37.0
    39
    39.0
    36
    36.0
    49
    49.0
    36
    36.0
    40
    40.0
    31
    31.0
    35
    35.0

    Y C ST LUNAIRE - France
    CN ERQUY

    44

     915

    COLAERT Fabrice
     MALGHEM Laurent 

    230.00 323.00 41
    41.0
    42
    42.0
    42
    42.0
    38
    38.0
    40
    40.0
    50
    50.0
    43
    43.0
    27
    27.0

    C N DE PLERIN - France
    C N DE PLERIN

    45

     624

    LAPORTE Titouan
     CAHANE Louis 

    233.00 332.00 44
    44.0
    29
    29.0
    33
    33.0
    46
    46.0
    DNF
    52.0
    47
    47.0
    39
    39.0
    42
    42.0

    CN ERQUY - France
    YC du CALAISIS

    46

     749

    BECK Philip
     BECK Ylva 

    234.00 331.00 49
    49.0
    36
    36.0
    44
    44.0
    35
    35.0
    35
    35.0
    44
    44.0
    40
    40.0
    48
    48.0

    SS KAPAREN - Sweden
    -

    47

     670

    VAN GILS Noortje
     VON MORGEN Patrick 

    238.00 329.00 38
    38.0
    41
    41.0
    37
    37.0
    40
    40.0
    41
    41.0
    46
    46.0
    41
    41.0
    45
    45.0

    ALSZV DE BLAUWE SCHMIT - The Netherlands
    -

    48

     980

    EMANUEL Alexandre
     LORTHIOIR Thierry 

    248.00 341.00 42
    42.0
    37
    37.0
    41
    41.0
    47
    47.0
    42
    42.0
    42
    42.0
    46
    46.0
    44
    44.0

    Y C Grenoble Chara - France
    S.T.C

    49

     565

    POOK Will
     COLE Alex 

    267.00 368.00 47
    47.0
    40
    40.0
    49
    49.0
    45
    45.0
    45
    45.0
    43
    43.0
    DNF
    52.0
    47
    47.0

    SPINNAKER CLUB - Great Britain
    -

    50

     719

    TISSING Marnix
     TISSING Okke 

    275.00 377.00 48
    48.0
    44
    44.0
    47
    47.0
    50
    50.0
    43
    43.0
    48
    48.0
    45
    45.0
    DNF
    52.0

    SV YACHT HAVENBRUINISSE - The Netherlands
    -

    51

     563

    GDALIA Eric
     DEBEIR Guillaume 

    285.00 389.00 BFD
    52.0
    43
    43.0
    46
    46.0
    51
    51.0
    44
    44.0
    49
    49.0
    DNF
    52.0
    DNF
    52.0

    C N WIMEREUX - France
    C N WIMEREUX

    Pénalités et réparations : 26 (7 BFD; 11 DNF; 2 DPI; 3 DSQ; 2 OCS; 1 RET; )
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    PIGEAUD Laurent
    Président du Comité de Course

    Tony OGORMAN
    Président du Jury


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