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News / Thailand Worlds Day Four

3 April 2014

Day four of the Fireball Worlds belonged to the Aussies of Schulz / Sheppard who managerd a first and a second and  now move within three points of the lead with two races to be sailed.  Bachelor / Pascoe had a first and a fourth and Birrell / Brearey a second and third.

Gordon and Fletcher had a solid day with a thrid and a forth to move into forth overall.

 Whilst the front of the fleet is fighting out the podium positions, the real race among the league of nations in the middle to bottom of the fleet is just as hard fought with places changing on every beat and small mistakes proving very costly.  Conditions in Race 7 were very similar to race 6 with the advantage up the lefthand side into the steep chop.  The reaches proved quite challenging, with many instances of being on the edge, and the slightest mistake resulting in the loss of a position.

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 Race 8 started in a mild increase in wind with the whole fleet being well bunched on the weather mark.  The leaders then went off to play in front and our mid fleet race started with a capsize on the mark by Christina and several out of control boats on the reach.  The run settled everyone down except for Bryan and William who did us a great service by capsizing and allowing the chasing pack to get away.  The last reach was very tight with the more intellegent of us opting to white sail reach, with no speed loss and a bunched finish ensued.

Tomorrow last two races with all to play for for the big boys, and positions to be defended  for the rest of us.  Conditions are forecast to be slightly lighter which should suit all the broken bodies in the mid fleet.  We have an early start at 11h00 and then packing up and prize giving in the evening. 

1

GBR 15107

Christian Birrell, Sam Brearey

14.0

1

1

(dsq )

1

2

4

2

3

2

GBR 15087

Nathan Batchelor, Sam Pascoe

15.0

2

2

3

3

3

1

(4 )

1

3

AUS 15062

Ben Schulz, Doug Sheppard

17.0

(4 )

4

4

2

1

3

1

2

4

AUS 15071

Thomas Gordon, Jack Fletcher

26.0

5

3

5

(8 )

4

2

3

4

5

AUS 15048

Heather MacFarlane, Chris Payne

30.0

3

(6 )

1

4

5

6

5

6

6

AUS 15032

Greg Allison, Allen Blenkle

35.0

7

5

2

5

(dnf )

5

6

5

7

CAN 15024

Joe Jospe, Tom Egli

53.0

6

(11 )

6

10

7

8

7

9

8

FRA 14793

Erich Moser, Jean-Francois Nouel

55.0

8

9

8

7

6

9

(10 )

8

9

GBR 15092

Veronica Falat, Ben Falat

57.0

9

7

9

6

8

11

(dnf )

7

10

AUS 14814

Steve Goacher, Peter Crossley

63.0

(10 )

8

10

9

10

7

9

10

11

AUS 14812

Dick McCulloch, Glenn Stewart

70.0

12

10

7

(dnf )

9

13

8

11

12

GBR 14887

Bryan Sargeant, William Sargeant

86.0

13

12

13

13

14

10

11

(17)

13

SUI 14859

Christina Haerdi-Landerer, Cedric Landerer

91.0

11

14

12

11

13

(15 )

15

15

14

RSA 14901

David Laing, Mark Dee

92.0

14

13

(16 )

15

11

12

14

13

15

AUS 14510

Jim Hughes, Tom Hughes

93.0

15

(19 )

11

12

12

14

13

16

16

AUS 15011

Jaline Thompson-Kambas, Cameron Philcox

104.0

17

18

14

16

15

(dns )

12

12

17

AUS 15076

Tim Ninnes, Taylor Neighbour

107.0

16

15

15

14

16

(dnf )

17

14

18

SUI 14921

Maja Suter, Thomas Boehm

120.0

19

16

17

17

17

(dnf )

16

18

19

AUS 14265

Kevin Luff, Peta Luff

135.0

21

21

18

19

(dnf )

16

18

dnc

20

AUS 14747

Daniel Wolch, Alan Schaiars

138.0

20

20

19

18

(dns )

17

dnc

dnc

21

THA 10338

Jirawat Jodkby, Dylan Whitcraft

145.0

18

17

(dnf)

dnf

dnc

dnc

dnc

dnc

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