Finn – Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012 – Day 4

 Finn

Photos: Thom Touw

No stopping Scott with yet another win

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, the British weather shows how wrong you can be. The atrocious weather so far at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta got a whole level worse on day four in Weymouth with stronger winds, torrential rain and limited visibility. However the stand out performer this week Giles Scott (GBR) was unfazed by the conditions to notch up a fifth race win in the only race possible. He now has a 12 point lead over Ben Ainslie and a 23 point lead over third placed Zach Railey (USA).
Strong winds restricted the Finns to the inner harbour course today as the event was lashed by heavy rain and simply horrible conditions. The Finn fleet was held on shore all morning while other classes got some races in and were released at just before midday. Race seven got away first time at 13.00.
Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) emerged through the gloomy murk to lead at the top mark from Rafael Trujillo (ESP) and Giles Scott (GBR). The conditions worsened through the race with winds up to 20 knots and increasingly bad visibility. Postma held onto his lead at the gate while Scott moved up to second and Brendan Casey (AUS) to third.
Scott made his move on the next downwind and Mark Andrews (GBR) also got past Postma up the second beat. Scott then sailed away to win by a sizeable margin while Daniel Birgmark (SWE) squeezed in third place just ahead of Postma.
The conditions had by then turned so bad that the race committee sent the fleet ashore for the day.
Scott now leads by regatta by 12 points with two days to go. He commented, “It was pretty miserable out there, rainy and wet but it wasn’t too windy, maybe 20 knots. It only got windy when the clouds cleared and it came through at 35 knots – the racing was fine.”
“It was a good show from the British boys, we love the rain. I haven’t done a lot of Finn racing recently, but I’m still in shape and I’ve
been doing a lot of America’s Cup sailing which is really physical. I’ve also been training with Ben and the other boys so I’m not racing fit, but I’m still physically fit and capable of sailing a Finn. I seem to be sailing quite fast, so more of the same tomorrow. It’s looking fresh so I think we might be on for an afternoon sail but I’m sure we will get a race in.”
Seventh in the race and now fifth overall, Jonathan Lobert (FRA) said, “Today was not as windy as expected with around 15 to 20 knots, but it was very shifty. I was pretty happy with my speed upwind and I could play with the top guys. I made some mistakes at the beginning of the second beat so I dropped a bit in the fleet but I managed to come back on the last downwind. So I am happy with my race.”
“It was good to get some southerly wind because it was the first time. As expected, to be good this summer in the Games I will have to be fast upwind and downwind. I think we all have a good example with Giles this week. For now I am happy with my position. I have been struggling this year to have any consistency in my sailing. So I am taking race by race and we will see at the end.”
It was a dramatic day for third placed Zach Railey (USA). While rounding the leeward gate, one of the boats behind tried to take a more direct route and barged at the mark, colliding with the American. He explained, “The race today was tough. In fact the whole day has been tough. We waited around with this weather system and we finally got out onto the water and I was doing pretty good in the race. I had just made up a bunch of boats on the downwind and was waiting to go around the leeward marks. It was very tight with the pack and there was a boat that came in without room and unfortunately tried to take room on a couple of us. There was a pretty big collision which threw me out of the boat and the boat got broken in the process. So I had to come in.”
Railey claimed for redress and was granted that to remain in third place overall, just one point ahead of Postma in fourth and now 10 points behind Ben Ainslie (GBR) in second.
The final opening series races are scheduled for Friday with the medal race on Saturday. However Friday’s forecast doesn’t dip much below 30 knots until mid-afternoon, so the race team will be hard pressed to get in any out of the maximum of three races possible. It will be another tough day at the Olympic venue.

Photos: Thom Touw
Event website: http://www.skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk
Full results: http://www.skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk/results/index12.html

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Finn – Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012

Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy

Finn PROVISIONAL Results as of 16:21 on June 7, 2012

Overall
Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 44, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Nat SailNo HelmName ISAFid Total Nett R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7

1st GBR 41 Giles SCOTT GBRGS20 28.0 7.0 (21.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0
2nd GBR 3 Ben AINSLIE GBRCA1 27.0 19.0 5.0 5.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 (8.0)
3rd USA 4 Zach RAILEY USAZR1 37.3 29.3 4.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 (8.0) 4.0 RDGa [5.3]
4th NED 842 Pieter Jan POSTMA NEDPP1 44.3 30.3 RDGa [6.3] 3.0 8.0 7.0 2.0 (14.0) 4.0
5th FRA 112 Jonathan LOBERT FRAJL23 69.0 37.0 (32.0) 2.0 7.0 8.0 6.0 7.0 7.0
6th GBR 88 Mark ANDREWS GBRMA18 64.0 38.0 3.0 11.0 (26.0) 11.0 5.0 6.0 2.0
7th CRO 524 Ivan KLJAKOVIC GASPIC CROIK3 62.0 42.0 7.0 8.0 12.0 2.0 10.0 3.0 (20.0)
8th GBR 85 Andrew MILLS GBRAM55 58.0 43.0 8.0 10.0 4.0 4.0 12.0 (15.0) 5.0
9th SWE 11 Daniel BIRGMARK SWEDB1 69.0 54.0 12.0 14.0 3.0 12.0 (15.0) 10.0 3.0
10th ESP 100 Rafael TRUJILLO ESPRT7 75.0 59.0 6.0 (16.0) 9.0 6.0 14.0 11.0 13.0


11th CAN 5 Greg DOUGLAS BARGD1 105.0 68.0 (37.0) 7.0 6.0 15.0 16.0 13.0 11.0
12th DEN 2 Jonas HOEGH-CHRISTENSEN DENJH2 113.0 68.0 15.0 (BFD [45.0]) 14.0 13.0 7.0 9.0 10.0
13th GBR 11 Ed WRIGHT GBREW3 118.0 73.0 25.0 4.0 21.0 (DNC [45.0]) 9.0 8.0 6.0
14th AUS 1 Brendan CASEY AUSBC4 121.0 85.0 (36.0) 13.0 10.0 29.0 19.0 5.0 9.0
15th EST 2 Deniss KARPAK ESTDK1 139.0 94.0 13.0 19.0 24.0 18.0 4.0 (DNF [45.0]) 16.0
16th FIN 218 Tapio NIRKKO FINTN1 127.0 94.0 (33.0) 9.0 15.0 19.0 25.0 12.0 14.0
17th POL 17 Piotr KULA POLPK8 124.0 95.0 (29.0) 15.0 13.0 20.0 11.0 18.0 18.0
18th USA 11 Caleb PAINE USACP65 133.0 101.0 1.0 17.0 18.0 (32.0) 27.0 26.0 12.0
19th NZL 24 Josh JUNIOR NZLJJ1 130.0 101.0 10.0 18.0 11.0 23.0 23.0 16.0 (29.0)
20th BRA 109 Jorge ZARIF BRAJZ4 143.0 108.0 9.0 25.0 23.0 9.0 (35.0) 21.0 21.0
21st ITA 123 Filippo BALDASSARI ITAFB31 157.0 112.0 14.0 21.0 17.0 17.0 21.0 22.0 (DSQ [45.0])
22nd RUS 1 Aleksey SELIVANOV RUSAS8 148.0 118.0 2.0 28.0 29.0 14.0 (30.0) 19.0 26.0
23rd GER 151 Mattieu MILLER GERMM09 147.0 120.0 16.0 20.0 (27.0) 21.0 24.0 24.0 15.0
24th CZE 1 Michael MAIER CZEMM1 154.0 122.0 24.0 24.0 16.0 10.0 17.0 (32.0) 31.0
25th AUT 3 Florian RAUDASCHL AUTFR3 157.0 126.0 22.0 23.0 20.0 27.0 (31.0) 17.0 17.0
26th GRE 77 Ioannis MITAKIS GREIM3 160.0 128.0 17.0 22.0 22.0 24.0 13.0 30.0 (32.0)
27th RUS 9 Eduard SKORNYAKOV RUSES2 163.0 130.0 20.0 12.0 25.0 25.0 26.0 (33.0) 22.0
28th TUR 21 Alican KAYNAR TURAK2 178.0 137.0 (41.0) 26.0 19.0 26.0 20.0 23.0 23.0
29th NZL 8 Matt COUTTS NZLMC2 187.0 153.0 11.0 33.0 32.0 31.0 18.0 (34.0) 28.0
30th CRO 11 Josip OLUJIC CROJO1 189.0 158.0 30.0 29.0 (31.0) 30.0 22.0 20.0 27.0
31st CAN 110 Martin ROBITAILLE CANMR7 205.0 173.0 DNE [45.0] (32.0) 28.0 22.0 32.0 27.0 19.0
32nd CRO 671 Tudor BILIC CROTB8 209.0 173.0 28.0 31.0 30.0 (36.0) 29.0 31.0 24.0
33rd RUS 57 Egor TERPIGOREV RUSET1 214.0 175.0 31.0 27.0 33.0 (39.0) 34.0 25.0 25.0
34th UKR 1 Oleksiy BORYSOV UKROB1 213.0 178.0 (35.0) 30.0 34.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 30.0
35th GBR 29 Peter MCCOY GBRPM40 229.0 189.0 (40.0) DPI10% [39.0] 38.0 16.0 33.0 29.0 34.0
36th SWE 89 Andreas AXELSSON SWEAA5 240.0 200.0 23.0 DPI10% [38.0] 35.0 34.0 (40.0) 37.0 33.0
37th GBR 7 George COOPER GBRGC19 245.0 204.0 18.0 (DPI10% [41.0]) 40.0 37.0 36.0 35.0 38.0
38th NZL 9 Rob COUTTS NZLRC12 249.0 209.0 19.0 39.0 39.0 38.0 39.0 (40.0) 35.0
39th GBR 18 James HADDEN GBRJH86 254.0 209.0 26.0 36.0 37.0 33.0 41.0 36.0 (OCS [45.0])
40th USA 53 Ben LEIBOWITZ USABL24 261.0 220.0 27.0 40.0 (41.0) 40.0 38.0 38.0 37.0
41st USA 21 Gordon LAMPHERE USAGL12 262.0 221.0 38.0 (41.0) 36.0 35.0 37.0 39.0 36.0
42nd USA 81 Joshua REVKIN USAJR83 291.7 248.7 RDGa [41.7] 42.0 42.0 41.0 (43.0) 42.0 40.0
43rd GBR 595 Edward THORBURN GBRET6 292.0 249.0 42.0 (43.0) 43.0 42.0 42.0 41.0 39.0
44th TUR 7 Akif MUSLUBAS TURAM1 297.0 252.0 34.0 38.0 (DNF [45.0]) DNC [45.0] DNC [45.0] DNC [45.0] DNC [45.0]

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