ISCYRA  Regatta Report

Sat Feb 12th, 2005 through Fri Feb 18th, 2005

Xavier Rohart and Pascal Rambeau, 2005 World Champions

Xavier Rohart and Pascal Rambeau, 2005 World Champions

2005 World Championship - final

 

More detailed reports of racing

6th and final race:
Percy/Mitchell won the race but Rohart/Rambeau won the 2005 Worlds title by finishing 2nd.

The conditions for this race had wind from 120 at 8 knots to start, building to 14 knots and then dropping back to 13 at the finish. With a third in this race, Grael/Ferreira were 2nd overall, Percy/Mitchell 3rd, and Loof/Eckstrom were 4th in this race and championship.

5th race on Feb. 17:
Iain Percy and Steve Mitchell climbed from 7th at the first mark to end up winning the 5th race of the World Championship under wind conditions of 8 knots building to 11 at the finish. The direction shifted from 140 at the start to 130 at the first mark, back to 135 at the leeward mark, to 125 at the 2nd windward mark and finally back to 130 at the finish.

The regatta leaders Rohart/Rambeau finished 2nd after having been 3rd and 4th most of the race, and the early leaders in this race, the Portuguese team of Afonso Domingos/Bernardo Santos, were 3rd.

Grael/Ferreira had been 2nd in the race until the 2nd windward mark and then slipped to 4th at the end. Finishing in 5th were Francesco Bruni/Guido Antar Vigna and sixth was taken by Presti/Saliou who moved up from 15th at the 1st mark. Seventh place went to Loof/Eckstrom.

The 4th race on Feb. 15 started with the wind from 120 at 10 knots. At the first windward mark, it had shifted left 10 degrees and increased slightly to 11 knots. Leading at the first mark were Presti/Saliou (FRA) with T. Grael/Ferreira (BRA) and Labandeira/Thompson (ARG) in 2nd and 3rd.

By the leeward mark the wind had gone back to the right by 5. First and second remained the same with Rohart/Rambeau (FRA) climbing to 3rd. At the 2nd windward mark, T. Greal/Ferreira were in front, Rohart/Rambeau 2nd and Presti/Saliou 3rd. Labandeira/Thompson moved back towards the front into 4th after being in 6th place.

The order of the top 4 remained the same to the finish, with Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada moving from 10th to 5th in the final leg, followed by Frederik Loof/Anders Eckstrom in 6th. The standing after 4 races has Rohart/Rambeau in 1st with a 4 point margin over Grael/Ferreira. Loof/Eckstrom are two points further back in 3rd and Presti/Saliou are three points behind them in 4th.

Two boats, Milner/Johnston (CAN) and Roy Heiner/Alex Breuseker (NED) were OCS, three boats did not finish and two did not start.

The third race on Feb. 14 started in winds of 12 knots from 125 which eased during the race to 9 knots and moved 10 degrees to the right. Percy/Mitchell were leading at the first and second marks but were passed at the 3rd buoy by Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada. Thereafter Percy/Mitchell alternated second and third places during the race with Rohart/Rambeau. Philippe Presti/Jean Phillipe Saliou were 2nd at the first mark and then settled into 4th. Loof/Eckstrom moved up from 8th to 5th and Murray/Palfrey stayed in 6th most of the race.

The second race on Feb. 13 had conditions of 14 to 15 knots at the start, increasing to 18 knots by the end. The direction was constant, from 130. Xaviar Rohart/Pascal Rambeau led around all marks to win the race. with Percy/Mitchell 2nd, Reynolds/Trinter 3rd, Loof/Eckstrom 4th, and Domingos/Santos 5th. Yesterday's winner, T. Grael/Ferreira finished 6th.

The leaders after two races are Loof/Eckstrom with a 2nd and a 4th. T. Grael/Ferreira and Rohart/Rambeau are tied for 2nd, one point back.

The first race on Feb. 12 was on a sunny day with a strong wind around 18-20 knots. A few crews preferred not to leave the dock and one boat broke down before leaving the port area.

The race started at 16:16 with wind of 18-20 knots from 125. By the third mark, the wind had diminished to 14-16 knots and moved 5 to the right where it stayed the rest of the race.

Leading around the first three marks was Max Treacy from Ireland. Iain Murray from Australia was 2nd until passed by Roy Heiner (Netherlands) at the 3rd mark. Following were a batch of world champions - Percy (GBR), Loof (SWE), Rohart (FRA), Reynolds (USA) and T. Grael (BRA).

By the 5th mark Heiner had taken the lead, T. Grael moved up to second and Treacy was in 3rd. Loof, Philippe Presti (FRA) and Reynolds followed.
Percy/Mitchell break their mast
At the finish Torben Grael was 1st, followed by Loof, Heiner, Treacy, Presti, Rohart, Reynolds, Murray, Szabo and Scheidt in the top ten. Eight teams did not complete the race including Iain Percy / Steve Mitchell and Peter Erzberger / Hans-Jurg Saner who broke their masts. The others suffered minor damages and decided to retire. At the finish the winds were from the ESE at 20-22 knots.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 FRA 8107   Xavier Rohart   Pascal Rambeau   FRA 8107     6.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 10
2 BRA 8210   Torben Grael   Marcelo Ferreira   BRA 8210     1.0 6.0 8.0 1.0 4.0 3.0 15
3 GBR 8144   Iain Percy   Steve Mitchell   GBR 8144     53.0 [DNF] 2.0 2.0 13.0 1.0 1.0 19
4 SWE 8191   Fredrik Loof   Anders Ekstrom   SWE 8191     2.0 4.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 4.0 22
5 FRA 7879   Philippe Presti   Jean Phillipe Saliou   FRA 7879     5.0 9.0 4.0 3.0 6.0 10.0 27
6 BRA 8127   Robert Scheidt   Bruno Prada   BRA 8127     10.0 8.0 1.0 5.0 13.0 7.0 31
7 NED 8170   Roy Heiner   Alex Breuseker   NED 8170     3.0 7.0 10.0 53.0 [OCS] 8.0 6.0 34
8 POR 8145   Afonso Domingos   Bernardo Santos   POR 8145     14.0 5.0 9.0 9.0 3.0 11.0 37
9 USA 8129   Mark Reynolds   Phil Trinter   USA 8129     7.0 3.0 11.0 16.0 16.0 5.0 42
10 AUS 7836   Iain Murray   Andrew Palfrey   AUS 7836     8.0 12.0 5.0 8.0 21.0 12.0 45
11 USA 7995   George Szabo   Brian Fatih   USA 7995     9.0 11.0 13.0 17.0 9.0 8.0 50
12 ITA 8180   Francesco Bruni   GUIDO ANTAR VIGNA   ITA 8180     12.0 10.0 14.0 12.0 5.0 14.0 53
13 ARG 7213   Julio Labandeira   Valentin Thompson   ARG 7213     17.0 53.0 [DNF] 17.0 4.0 19.0 9.0 66
14 ITA 8031   Luca Modena   Sergio Lambertenghi   ITA 8031     18.0 17.0 7.0 14.0 10.0 18.0 66.0001
15 USA 8163   Eric Doyle   Brian Sharp   USA 8163     13.0 16.0 12.0 15.0 15.0 13.0 68
16 IRL 8028   Maurice O'Connell   Ed Peel   IRL 8028     11.0 14.0 18.0 22.0 12.0 16.0 71
17 ESP 7581   Roberto Bermudez   Manrique Domingo   ESP 7581     16.0 23.0 16.0 10.0 14.0 31.0 79
18 IRL 8158   Max Treacy   Anthony Shanks   IRL 8158     4.0 15.0 29.0 18.0 20.0 53.0 [DNS] 86
19 ARG 8169   Alberto Zanetti   Mariano Lucca   ARG 8169     20.0 13.0 53.0 [DNF] 19.0 17.0 21.0 90
20 BRA 8046   Lars Grael   Marco Lagoa   BRA 8046     15.0 28.0 15.0 20.0 18.0 24.0 92
21 USA 8215   Larry Whipple   Mark Strube   USA 8215     19.0 18.0 20.0 28.0 23.0 17.0 97
22 ESP 8098   Guillermo Altadill   David Vera   ESP 8098     21.0 22.0 21.0 21.0 53.0 [OCS] 15.0 100
23 BRA 8109   Peter Ficker   Marcelo Jordao   BRA 8109     28.0 27.0 28.0 7.0 11.0 28.0 101
24 ARG 8070   Juan Kouyoumdjian   Juan Pablo Engelhard   ARG 8070     22.0 21.0 22.0 24.0 22.0 23.0 110
25 USA 7986   Bill Allen   Brad Lichter   USA 7986     24.0 26.0 19.0 26.0 31.0 19.0 114
26 ARG 7907   Fabian Mac Gowan   Federico Calegari   ARG 7907     53.0 [DNF] 24.0 23.0 11.0 35.0 27.0 120
27 CAN 8143   Brian Cramer   Iain Greensmith   CAN 8143     26.0 19.0 24.0 53.0 [DNF] 25.0 29.0 123
28 BRA 8117   Alessandro Pascolato   Ronald Seifert   BRA 8117     25.0 30.0 33.0 23.0 24.0 30.0 132
29 BRA 7871   Marcelo Fuchs   Fabio Kraiczyk   BRA 7871     27.0 29.0 35.0 30.0 29.0 20.0 135
30 IND 7901   Mahesh Ramchandran   Nitin Mongia   IND 7901     23.0 20.0 37.0 53.0 [DNF] 30.0 32.0 142
31 ARG 7226   Guillermo Calegari   Nicolas Rosas   ARG 7226     53.0 [DNF] 35.0 36.0 27.0 32.0 25.0 155
32 ARG 7700   Eduardo Farre   Santiago Sharpin   ARG 7700     32.0 33.0 26.0 39.0 27.0 53.0 [DNC] 157
33 ARG 7316   Alejandro Chometowski   Hernan Celedoni   ARG 7316     31.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNF] 159
34 BRA 7774   Andre Mirsky   Marco Aurelio Sa Ribeiro   BRA 7774     33.0 37.0 39.0 32.0 26.0 34.0 162
35 GER 8016   Hubert Rauch   Sergey Horetski   GER 8016     35.0 36.0 32.0 37.0 34.0 26.0 163
36 ITA 8183   Antonio Tamburini   Albino Fravezzi   ITA 8183     29.0 43.0 30.0 36.0 36.0 35.0 166
37 ITA 7237   Lucio Boggi   Andrea Tarabella   ITA 7237     36.0 31.0 31.0 34.0 40.0 37.0 169
38 ARG 7534   Pablo Gianelli   Jorge Caviglia   ARG 7534     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [OCS] 27.0 31.0 39.0 22.0 172
39 ARG 7909   Jorge Perez   Enrique De La Torre   ARG 7909     34.0 34.0 38.0 33.0 43.0 38.0 177
40 SUI 7717   Peter Erzberger   Hans Jurg Saner   SUI 7717     53.0 [DNF] 39.0 40.0 29.0 38.0 33.0 179
41 USA 8122   Claude Bonanni   Richard Burgess   USA 8122     38.0 32.0 41.0 38.0 33.0 53.0 [DNC] 182
42 ARG 6924   ALEJANDRO CHERRO   Ariel Simonet   ARG 6924     53.0 [DNF] 38.0 42.0 41.0 41.0 36.0 198
43 CAN 7899   Mike Milner   Matthew Johnston   CAN 7899     30.0 53.0 [DNF] 43.0 53.0 [OCS] 28.0 53.0 [DNF] 207
44 ARG 8008   Luis Bustelo   Jualian Gazari Barroso   ARG 8008     37.0 42.0 45.0 42.0 46.0 43.0 209
45 ARG 8211   Juan Jose Percossi   Juan Pablo Percossi   ARG 8211     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNC] 34.0 35.0 37.0 53.0 [DNS] 212
46 USA 7650   Tomas Hornos   Hector Longarella   USA 7650     53.0 [DNF] 41.0 46.0 43.0 42.0 40.0 212
47 GER 7946   Herman Weiler   Steffen Rutz   GER 7946     40.0 44.0 47.0 40.0 47.0 42.0 213
48 ARG 6926   Martin Costa   Federico Mera   ARG 6926     53.0 [DNC] 40.0 48.0 44.0 44.0 41.0 217
49 ARG 7736   Eduardo Soraide   Corrado Cristaldini   ARG 7736     39.0 53.0 [DNF] 44.0 53.0 [DNC] 45.0 39.0 220
50 CHI 7106   Vicente Gimeno   Jorge Zuazola   CHI 7106     53.0 [DNC] 53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNC] 45.0 48.0 44.0 243
51 JPN 7517   Tomoya Hotta   Takashi Hotta   JPN 7517     41.0 45.0 53.0 [RAF] 53.0 [DNC] 53.0 [DNC] 53.0 [DNC] 245
52 ARG 5235   Guillermo J Calegari   Patricio Homps   ARG 5235     53.0 [DNC] 53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNF] 49.0 53.0 [DNC] 261

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