The Official
Website of the
International
Sailing Federation

www.sailing.org
12 September 2003, 10:56 am
Strong Winds on Day Four
No ALT tag specified
Day Four

IFDS World Championship & Paralympic Qualification Regatta
Athens

20+ Knots on the penultimate day of racing in the championship led to only one race being sailed in the 2.4mR class and two in the Sonar Class in Athens.
The event so far has been characterised by an increasingly building breeze making for some rock and roll sailing conditions and an exciting, competitive atmosphere at the event venue. The current leaders in both fleets are the most consistent with the leaders in the Sonar only two points clear of the field.

Event multiple World and Olympic Champion Hieko KROGER (GER), leading the 2.4mR class on the penultimate day by 10 points has not had it all his own way. Before scoring a string of top three results he had a 15 place finish on day one in the lighter conditions and clearly revels when the breeze builds.

Second to Kroger at this point in the regatta is Thierry SCHMITTER (NED) proving that the Dutch are a force to be reckoned with in this field of sailing. He has sailed a strong series so far, only once dropping out of the top five. Damien SEGUIN (FRA), a single point behind Schmitter, is filling the bronze medal position. All to play for on the final day of racing today.

Things are even closer in the three person keelboat, the Sonar class. Two points separate gold from silver going into today's racing, so expect some close, hard, Ainslie/Scheidt style racing for the final day in the championship.

Current leader Udo HESSELS (NED) and his crew have proved the consistent bunch so far in the regatta, but with only one win to their name against the four scored by second placed Dror COHEN, they could see themselves on the back foot today and need to score high to achieve.

There string of second places has seen their lead whittled down against the crew from Israel in second over the course of the week. But for some scores by Cohen and crew earlier in the week they would probably have a comfortable lead right now.

Today is the last day of racing when this year's IFDS Champions will be decided. Full results are available on the event website at the address below.

Overall Top Ten

2.4mR

Crew Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Points Pos
KVOGER HEIKO GER -15 3 1 1 2 1 2 10 1
SCHMITTER THIERRY NED 2 2 3 4 5 4 -17 20 2
SEGUIN DAMIEN FRA -9 5 4 2 4 2 4 21 3
THOMPSON PETER AUS 1 4 -37 3 11 3 9 31 4
OCS
STORDAHL JOSTEIN NOR -10 1 2 7 9 6 8 33 5
McLEAN MICHAEL AUS 5 -20 6 6 12 7 5 41 6
ERIKSTAD BJOKMAR NOR -11 7 9 9 7 8 6 46 7
VAN.HOLSTEYN RUUD NED -21 9 5 11 18 5 3 51 8
Mc COY DANNY CAN 7 12 -37 10 6 11 12 58 9
OCS
MILLBAND ANDREW GBR -22 11 7 12 10 9 10 59 10

Sonar

Crew Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Points Pos
HESSELS UDO NED 2 -4 3 1 4 2 2 2 16 1
VAN DE VEEN MARCEL
ROSSEN MISCHA
COHEN DROR ISR 6 1 -7 3 5 1 1 1 18 2
VAXLER BENNY
LEVY MICHAEL
ROBERTSON JOHN GBR 1 2 5 5 6 -10 7 5 31 3
THOMAS STEPHEN
STODEL HANNAH
TWOMEY JOHN C IRL 5 3 -12 6 1 6 8 12 41 4
O'MAHONY BRIAN
Mc GRATH SEANIE
KROKER JENS GER 3 7 1 7 -12 5 12 11 46 5
REICHL PETER
GROTE LUDGER
CASSELL ANDY GBR 10 -18 4 10 2 9 6 8 49 6
SUCKLING ED
HARDING BRIAN
Mc CARTHY PAUL IRL 7 5 11 4 13 -17 5 10 55 7
DOE CHRES
RYAN PAUL
MACKIE BRIAN CAN 13 10 13 -14 7 8 3 3 57 8
TINGLEI PAUL
MAC DONALD BRIAN
BEN YAKOV SHIMON ISR 16 11 6 -18 15 3 4 4 59 9
BARDA JOSEPH
EFRATI ARNON
KELLY KEN CAN 12 -17 9 2 3 16 10 14 66 10
STEEL PETER
WESTERGAARD KIRK
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