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9 January 2004, 02:37 pm
Brits Win As Racing Is Abandoned On Final Day
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Light Wind on Final Day

Fireball World Championship
Adelaide

Racing was abandoned at 1430 local time on the final scheduled day as the required breeze would not hold following one light wind race sailed in the morning. Seven races were sailed in the series.
Competitors experienced nearly every condition of racing throughout the series, including some weather that even locals had never seen before. (Fog you couldn't see through and near mid-winter conditions!!!)

All seven races were close and competitive with the lead changing hands at finish of racing each day.

The eventual winners of the 2004 Fireball World Titles were Andy SMITH and James MELDRUM from Great Britain.

Andy and James, sailing "Gul", had results of a seventh, two firsts, a disqualification, a fifth an 11 and a fourth. It was enough to take the lead by 10 points but shows the closeness and competitiveness of the fleet.

For a full list of final results please visit the event website at the address below.

Thanks to all who competed, supported, officiated, and generally hung around adding to the spectacular event that was the Fireball World's in "Sensational" Adelaide.

Overall Top Ten

Prefix Skipper Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Pts Place
GBR Andy Smith James Meldrum 7 1 1 98B 5 11 4 29 1
CZE Tomas Musil Jan Danek 1 98C 14 8 2 6 8 39 2
GBR Dave Wade Richard Wagstaff 3 2 9 13 4 8 18 39 3
GBR Malcolm Davies Russell Thorne 2 12 10 29 12 1 7 44 4
AUS Brett Young Allen Blenkle 9 3 2 1 98B 7 25 47 5
GBR Kevin Hope Rob Gardener 8 17 20 6 7 15 5 58 6
GBR Richard Estaugh Simon Potts 4 4 11 9 98B 14 21 63 7
AUS Dylan Clarke Jonno Bannister 14 9 3 3 31 20 19 68 8
AUS Brendan Garner Christopher Schwarz 15 16 16 7 3 98F 12 69 9
AUS Greg Allison Richard Watson 10 8 4 16 16 98B 16 70 10
Event Media (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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