The Official
Website of the
International
Sailing Federation

www.sailing.org
1 August 2005, 12:27 pm
Championship Goes Down To The Wire
No ALT tag specified

Splash World Championship 2005
Puck, Poland

Hielke DIJKSTRA (NED) produced a stunning finish to claim the Splash World title in Puck, Poland. Bullets in the final two races drew him level on points with Mark BONSINK (NED) and broke the tie break in his favour.
Going into the weekend BONSINK held a six point lead at the top after six races, whilst Hielke DIJKSTRA (NED) was back in third places overall, just behind Andy MALONEY (NZL). The final three races of the Championship saw the top sailors competing against each other in the gold fleet and initially DIJKSTRA struggled. He finished 19 in race seven and with BONSINK placing twelfth and MALONEY second, it looked as if his title hopes were fast disappearing.

MALONEY struggled in the following two races, twice finishing outside the top ten to end up in third position overall. Whilst DIJKSTRA took a bullet in race eight, BONSINK finished eighth. This meant any score better than twelfth in race nine would see BONSINK claim the title. However he fell to 14th overall, DIJKSTRA powered to another win and took the title by the narrowest of margins.

Top Ten Results

Pos Nation Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Pts
1 NED Hielke DIJKSTRA 2 2 3 3 7 (44) 19 1 1 38
2 NED Mark BONSINK 1 2 9 1 3 2 12 8 (14) 38
3 NZL Andy MALONEY 3 6 1 3 2 (17) 2 14 11 42
4 NED Steyn SCHILTKAMP 4 1 6 7 (24) 5 6 12 4 45
5 BEL Laura MAES 5 3 2 13 1 8 5 (24) 16 53
6 NZL Blair TUKE 7 (OCS) 4 7 5 19 1 6 7 56
7 NZL Ersin BUCKLEY 4 6 2 (OCS) 9 6 7 13 9 56
8 POL Grzegorz NADOLNY 6 (21) 5 17 4 1 21 4 6 64
9 NED Daan FRERIKS 2 5 7 10 18 14 (32) 7 8 71
10 NZL Matthew JACOBSON 11 7 (24) 20 12 4 9 5 5 73
ISAF. Image:© splashworlds.org
Share this page
Isaf TV
Latest News
News Archive
© 2014 Copyright ISAF/ISAF UK Ltd. All Rights Reserved Privacy & Cookies delivered by Sotic powered by OpenText WSM