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Following an impressive and vibrant opening ceremony 2 days previously, the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay welcomed the 102 strong fleet of 29ers for the first day of qualifying at the World Championships in Sorrento, Melbourne. A 15 knot steady North Easterly breeze lead to spectacular conditions for the first races, although by the end of the day the breeze had fallen to around 5 knots. 4 flights of 25 boats raced on 2 different courses. A solid start for the Bristish team saw James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald win 2 of their races, and Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humphries win 1, although disappointingly a knot in the spinnaker halyard at the leeward mark lost them first place in another. 2nd places were recorded by Tom Durham and Alex Cooper, Max Richardson and Alex Groves, and Becky Diamond and Fiona Hampshire. Tomorrow"s forecast is for lighter winds. The competitors and supporters are all wishing Mike Wood well following his unscheduled visit to Frankston hospital for an appendectomy.
With most GBR 29er sailors now "down under" for Christmas the first event result with a GBR 29er entery is in. Tom Durham and Alex Cooper were the sole GBR 29er boat to enter the Sydney International Regatta. Having got off the plane after a long flight they went straight into the 4 day event in a charter boat unknown to them.The weather for the event went from hot sunshine to heavy rain, light wind to gusts of over 25 knots. The fleet totalling 31 entrants had just about all conditions during the event to contend with.All credit to Tom and Alex for a steady improvement throught the event as they began to get used to the conditions and time zone difference from GB.They finished the event in 10th place behind several Austrailian current and ex champions plus older sailors who knew their patch of water very well.
James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald are 29er Inland Champions with Phil Walker and John Mather runners up in a fleet of 55 including 6 French visitors. An uncharacteristically warm November weekend meant light winds on Saturday and no racing on Sunday. Click title for report and results Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5V0FSNEg5bnp0SHM/edit?usp=drivesdk
After the disappointment of Saturday when rain prevented play, and the highlight of the day was watching Pearl Harbour at the yacht club, the final day saw a return to classic Garda conditions, with the Southerly breeze filling in allowing 4 races to be sailed. Solid performances by all the Brits resulted in all 6 teams finishing in the top 10 overall. The event was won by James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald, Croations Tomislav Basic and Leon Ostrez were 2nd, and Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humphries finished 3rd. Well Done everyone!
Day 2 of the eurocup saw the morning northerly breeze drop and veer right to the South. One race was started and abandoned, and after a wait on the water, the 2nd start was successful and one race completed in classic 14-15knots. All our guys finished in the top 15, James and Ed 1st, and Max and Alex 2nd. A 3rd race was attempted, but the wind dropped away to nothing. See link for overall results
After a misty start to the day, the cloud eventually lifted from the lake alllowing the 40 boats to start racing on time on the first day of the Eurocup. The Wind was moderate from the North, with some strong gusts at times. After 3 races Bleddyn & Tom are in 1st, counting 2 x1st, James & Ed in 2nd counting 2 x 2nd, Mike & Ollie 6th, Max & Alex 7th, Becky & Fiona 11th and Frances & Claire 15th. Keep up the good work.
Following the open at Thorpe Bay last weeeknd, 6 boats were packed up ready for the long trek down to Lake Garda for the 29er Eurocup at Fraglia Vela Riva. Whilst the support crews set off on their long drive on Monday, the sailors are flying out today to be reunited with their boats, and prepare for racing which starts tomorrow, Thurs, through until Sunday. Good luck to all our guys. Follow the action on the event website by clicking the title
Great fightback by Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humpherys to take the series ahead of first day leaders, James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald. Click title for full results.
The Holt sponsored Tide Ride was sailed at HISC on 15 & 16 September by boats of Int 14, B14, RS800, RS 700, Laser 4000, and 29er (largest entry - 37 boats). The race format of qualifying series, semi-final, and final race produced a 3-way tie on points split in favour of Q-series winners Francis Peters & Stevie Wilson.Click title above for full 29er results, scroll right for finals.
A gentle misty dawn greeted the fleet for the final day of racing. The mist soon burned off to produce a proper summers day with a 8 - 10 knot breeze from the North West.Bleddyn Mon & Tom Humpreys made sure of their overall win with a 1st and a 2nd on the last day. Max Richardson & Alex Groves won the other race of the day to ensure their second place.In the Silver fleet Emma Porteous & Tom Morris continued to dominate the racing taking first place by 13 points.For full results click title or go to Events/Results page.
Both fleets achieved 3 races, a bit of a mix on the wind front. The first race was held in a good 18 knots, the second it died away to a 5 knot crawler which made it tough going in the swell that was left from the earlier wind. The final race brought the wind back and allowed the fleet to cool down after the 2nd race drifter.The Northerly wind and the big waves that came with it proved a challenge for many of the new teams but local boys Beddyn Mon & Tom Humphreys and Huw Humpreys & Max Todd still head up the leader board with Sarah Martin & Ed Chapman in third.
The 29er Nationals are following on from the 49ers in Llandudno Bay. Once the 49ers had cleared the race track the 29ers launched into a glorious increasing Northerly breeze. It was tough for some of the fleet but the top teams revelled in the conditions.Racing in 2 flights the 56 boats got 2 races each. Local teams lead the way with Beddyn Mon & Tom Humphreys leading followed by Huw Humpreys & Max Todd.
The 29er Open European Championships was concluded on Saturday 11 August in Gottskar. Following approximately 70 starts during the championships the past week, the all women"s team Emily Dellenbaugh and Briana Provancha from USA were the winners of this open championship.
Once again light winds and shifting breezes proved a challenge for both competitors and Race officers. After 2 days of finals the Gold fleet have sailed all their scheduled races while the Silver and Bronze are still a race down. A mixture of sunshine and showers playing havoc with the wind has meant long days on the water for many of the sailors.In the Gold fleet the USA team and current ISAF world champions Dellenbaugh & Provancha lead the fleet with GBRs Frances Peters & Hannah Diamond in second. Full results on the event web site. (click title)
29er Europeans, Gottskar - Sweden101 boats have spent the last two days racing in shifty and tricky conditions. The qualification series has now been completed and the fleet is now in to the finals sailing in Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets.James Peters and Olle Spensley-Corfield from Great Britain head up the leader board going into the finals with the Danish Youth World Champions Sogaard & Krisensen in Second.Full results on the event web site. (click title above)