The Official
Website of the
International
Sailing Federation

www.sailing.org
16 November 2002, 12:27 pm
Tornado Sailors Xander Pols and Mark Zwart (NED) Win
No ALT tag specified
Aruba Regatta Winners

Aruba Catamaran Regatta
Oranjestad

42 teams, mostly from the Netherlands and Great Britain came to Aruba to sail their last races this season in sunny weather and warm waters.
Aruba has excellent conditions to host a catamaran event. Sailing with winds from 4-6 beaufort and water of 28 degrees Celsius, is the ultimate challenge for a cat sailor.

Race manager Edwin Lodder, is a happy man. Lodder: "we had excellent competition conditions on the water. And beside the sailing the sailors enjoyed the hospitality of the friendly people of the island."

During the week there were alternative gate courses, triangle courses and long distance courses.

The long distance race passes by the beautiful shore of Aruba.

Up until the last race the competition was exciting. Numbers 1 till 5 all had a chance for the title. Unfortunately potential winner and helmsman of Arie van de Plas jr. Rob Klootwijk broke his leg. Klootwijk will be in the Arubian hospital until Wednesday. Klootwijk disappointed: 'sadly enough…, we were in second position and going strong'.

Arie took the helm and sailed the last race with another crew. The result was a fifth place.
W
inners Xander Pols en Mark Zwart are very excited and happy with their result. Pols: "the last race was a very tactical race. We had to win from John Moret and Nico Harrewijn. It was very close but we've made it!" Zwart: we enjoyed the sailing very much. The organisation of the event was perfect.'

Overall Top 10 (After 8 Races)

Position Class Helm Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Points
1 Tornado 2001 Pols, Xander NED 2 DNF 1 2 1 DNF 5 2 13
2 Tornado 2001 Allen, Richard GBR 1 7 DNF 1 10 2 2 1 14
3 Tornado 2001 Moret, John NED 4 2 2 5 4 1 3 3 15
4 Hurricane 5.9 Machin, Ashley GBR 5 1 8 4 6 4 1 4 19
5 Tornado 2001 Klootwijk, Rob NED 3 3 4 3 2 DNC DNC 10 25
6 Dart 18 Smith, Mike GBR 7 6 7 7 5 3 6 8 34
7 Dart 18 Spi Thomasch, Manfred AUS DNS 4 3 10 3 6 11 9 35
8 Tornado Ambtman, Leo NED 12 9 5 6 8 11 4 17 43
9 Tornado 2001 Diks, Marcel NED 11 11 9 DNF 7 8 7 7 49
10 Dart 18 Winchester, Toby GBR 6 8 DNF DNF 17 7 10 5 53


Event Media/ISAF News Editor
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