District 13  Regatta Report

Wed May 26th, 2010 through Sun May 30th, 2010

Winners Melleby and Pedersen. Photo by Sander van der Borch.

Winners Melleby and Pedersen. Photo by Sander van der Borch.

2010 Delta Lloyd

 

Shifty but increasing wind has provided for tactical racing during the opening day of the 2010 Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, 5th event in the Sailing World cup. With 10 boats in the Dutch event, the level is higher and racing today proved challenging. After two races, ISAF Sailing World Cup leaders, Eivind Melleby and Petter Morland Pedersen (NOR) lead the Star fleet. After winning the Rolex Miami OCR and Hyeres week, the Norwegian have set their objective this year in winning the new Olympic classes circuit.

"We were leading at the top mark but the pressure left and we fell into a hole with nearly no wind. The fleet caught up. In the second race we chose the wrong side, we came back slowly, gaining one boat at a time to place second to Marin Lovrovic and Sinisa Mikulicic (CRO)."

Some of the top teams are back in the circuit. After a long break, Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki (POL) are back in the international circuit. The Polish are very strong and won the first race. "We like to come and race in the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik. This year we have decided to take it easy and sail only three events. This is the first one this year and we are still a bit rusty. We have made some small changes to our boat and need to test them before the Star European Championship early June".

The Polish are second overall after taking the first race and placing 5th in the second. "We were leading the first race but collected a penalty and dropped to 5th. We managed to pass two boats and got lucky on the finish when the top two boats crossed the line on the wrong side!"

Friday:
Results changed overnight in the Star class. Andy Horton and James Lyne gained two places and replace Croatians Marin Lovrovic and Sinisa Mikulicic in second position overall. Eight boats were penalised for sailing too close to the 49er course and collected penalty points. While the Norwegians Melleby and Pedersen conserve a ten point lead, only three points separate the next three boats.

Star Medal race:
The Croatian sailors stole the show in today's Star Medal race. Mate Arapov and Ante Sitic, started in 4th position. They won the race with a good lead to move up to second overall. The Norwegians Melleby and Pederson, who after a bad start came back throughout the race to place second, collected their third Sailing World Cup title this year after victories in Miami and Hyeres. "We misjudged the time. We were fifth which was enough to keep the title. We didn't want to take too many risks so took it easy. We finally got to second so it is great." The Norwegians will concentrate this year on the Sailing World Cup events and will miss the Star Europeans.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
1 NOR 8317   Eivind Melleby   Petter Morland Pedersen   8317   NOR   2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 DPI 2.0 8.0 2.0 18
2 CRO 7287   Mate Arapov   Ante Sitic   7287   Dal   6.0 4.0 5.0 1.0 5.0 DNF 3.0 2.0 1.0 30
3 USA 8156   Andy Horton   James Lyne   8156   NB   4.0 6.0 4.0 8.0 1.0 3 1.0 7.0 3.0 34
4 CRO 8339   Marin Lovrovic   Sinisa Mikulicic   8339   Kv   8.0 1.0 2.0 7.0 3.0 DPI 4.0 1.0 6.0 36
5 USA 8250   Andrew Macdonald   Austin Sperry   8250   NH   9.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 DPI 8.0 3.0 5.0 57
6 CRO 7955   Dan Lovrovic   Antonio Arapovic   7955   Kv   7.0 3.0 8.0 3.0 7.0 DPI 9.0 6.0 8.0 61
7 USA 8376   Jud Smith   Christian Giannini   8376   CA   3.0 8.0 10.0 9.0 4.0 10 7.0 4.0 7.0 64
8 GBR 8333   John Gimson   Ed Greig   8333   SO   5.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 8.0 DPI 6.0 5.0 4.0 66
9 POL 8417   Mateusz Kusznierewicz   Dominik Zycki   8417   ISOL   1.0 5.0 7.0 4.0 DNF DPI DNC DNC DNC 76
10 UKR 8247   Vasyl Gureyev   Volodymyr Korotkov   8247   Ukr   11 14 4 6 11 12 5 11 9 78
11 JPN 8144   Kunio Suzuki   Daichi Wada   8144   ISOL   12 8 10 8 7 DPI 10 13 --- 61
12 NED 8263   Sander Jorissen   Erik Veldhuizen   8263   Med   6 12 13 15 9 7 6 10 --- 63
13 UKR 8314   Andrii Golovanov   Oleksandr Mosiazhenko   8314   EUkr   13 13 2 10 DPI 13 14 14 --- 79
14 UKR 8119   Pavlo Bondar   Nikolay Dmitrenko   8119   Ukr   14 15 15 11 13 11 12 5 --- 81
15 NED 7987   Hein Dijksterhuis     7987   Hol   15 11 12 14 14 DPI 13 12 --- 91
16 NED 7427   Rudolf Ter Haar   Thomas Mohren   7427   Med   DNS 16 16 DNF 15 DNC DNF 15 --- 113

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