Tasar 2019 World Championship at Hayling Island SC Friday - Day 5 – The Waiting Game…

Race 9 started after an initial hour’s postponement due to the lack of breeze on the race course, followed by an indefinite postponement. Racing got underway at 1442 BST in glorious sunshine and 8 – 10 knot breeze. The first start was a general recall & black flag but everyone got away on the second start.

First round the mark was local duo GBR 2877 James Peters followed by AUS 2942 James Burman and AUS 2848 Rob Douglass. The front running boats where all team racing to the finish with a first for AUS 2813 Rick Longbottom and Darryl Bentley, second AUS 2942 James and Tara Burman and third for Championship leaders AUS 2848 Rob and Nicole Douglass with GBR 2877 James Peters and Charlie Darling losing out on a top 3 spot in fourth.





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Despite the longer than planned stint ashore this morning, competitors sailing past the committee boat shouted “Thank you for waiting the for the weather!”

Race 10 saw the fleet away, first time, in steady 12 knots. AUS 2942 James and Tara Burman were first round the first mark and then a couple of new faces GBR 735 Richard Marsden and Emma Toman and then AUS 2931 Paul and Bronwyn Ridgeway.

With only two races today and everything to play for, finishers for Race 10 saw AUS 2942 James and Tara Burman keep the lead they had at the beginning, with AUS 2848 Rob and Nicole Douglass finishing with another consistent second, AUS 2813 Rick Longbottom and Darryl Bentley in third and fourth for GBR 2877 James Peters.

The Race Team said “it was worth waiting for, the wind kicked in as planned and it doesn’t get any better”

With a second discard of the championship now in play there are only 5 points between first and second place and 6 points between the top 3.

The top 10 for the World Championship looks like this
1st AUS 2848 Rob Douglass and Nicole Douglass 16 points
2nd GBR 2877 James Peters and Charlie Darling 21 points
3rd AUS 2942 James Burman and Tara Burman 22 points
4th AUS 2813 Rick Longbottom and Darryl Bentley 30 points
5th USA 2398 Michael Karas and Molly Jackson 39 points
6th AUS 2831 Paul and Bronwyn Ridgeway 46 points
7th AUS 2857 Craig McPhee and Gillian Berry 47 points
8th AUS 2925 Hugh and Anna Tait 60 points
9th AUS 2969 Heather Macfarlane and Chris Payne 69 points
10th USA 2916 Jay Renehan and Lisa 82 points

Race 9 Provisional R9 Finish Leaders:

1st AUS 2813 Rick Longbottom and Darryl Bentley
2nd AUS 2942 James Burman and Tara Burman
3rd AUS 2848 Rob Douglass and Nicole Douglass
4th GBR 2877 James Peters and Charlie Darling
5th NED 298 Constantijn Udo Jan Kellermann
6th AUS 2931 Paul Ridgway and Bronwyn Ridgway
7th AUS 2857 Craig McPhee and Gillian Berry

Thursday 1 August - Race Day 4

What a difference a day makes

With a calmer 6-8 knot SW breeze in Hayling Bay Race 6 start was postponed for an hour this morning. The fleet was released at 11:15 BST to allow plenty of time to get out to the race course.

Race 6 started at after a general recall with one boat black flagged. First round the first mark was HISC’s very own James Peters GBR 2877 who continued to dominate the race and finished first, followed by Rob and Nicole Douglass AUS 2848 and third AUS James and Tara Burman.

Race 7 started for the second time after another general recall and a black flag for three boats. GBR 2877 James Peters and Charlie Darling were again first round the mark and continued to lead round the course with an impressive 2 and half minute lead over second boat AUS 2848 Rob and Nicole Douglass, and third boat AUS 2942 James and Tara Burman.











Race 8 started first time without anyone being over the line and made it 3 out of 3 wins for dynamic duo GBR 2877 James Peters and Charlie Darling. Australian boats AUS 2857 Craig McPhee and Gillian Berry came in second and AUS 2848 Rob and Nicole Douglass came in third.

James Peters said “It was a great day in Hayling Bay again providing champagne sailing, but today only around 8-10 knots. We made three great starts and had the rig working nicely that enabled us to convert 3 raced wins."

"It’s not often you do that on a day’s racing with a fleet as tough as this one, so we’re super happy. Lots still to do.”

“Sailor Girl” Nicole Douglass commented that “We sailed an incredibly consistent day with consistent results but not enough to beat local duo James and Charlie. We have become great friends over the regatta as we are all super competitive – they are lightning fast upwind.”












Top 10 Overall after day 4 and 8 races, 1 discard

1st AUS 2848 Rob Douglass and Nicole Douglass - - 14pts
2nd GBR 2877 James Peters and Charlie Darling - - 18pts
3rd AUS 2942 James Burman and Tara Burman - - 26pts
4th USA 2398 Michael Karas and Molly Jackson - - 32pts
5th AUS 2813 Rick Longbottom and Darryl Bentley - - 34pts
6th AUS 2857 Craig McPhee and Gillian Berry - - 46pts
7th AUS 2925 Hugh Tait and Anna Tait - - 56pts
8th AUS 2831 Paul Ridgway and Bronwyn Ridgway - - 66pts
9th AUS 2969 Heather Macfarlane and Chris Payne - - 68pts
10th USA 2916 Jay Renehan and Lisa - - 71pts
11th NED 2876 Willem Schutte and Luna Schutte - - 74pts

Results available HERE

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