ISCYRA  Regatta Report

Mon Sep 1st, 2003 through Tue Sep 9th, 2003

Grael/Ferreira

Grael/Ferreira

2003 Star Europeans

 

The first race brought typical conditions of Cascais, north-west wind between 12-16 knots. The Race Committee selected course 3, with three upwind and two downwind legs, at ten nautical miles. Upwind, one group chose a wider course, near the shore, and a second one more through the center.

Mark Neeleman (NED), the winner of the first race, started very well and was 3rd at first mark, while Michael Koch (GER) was first, followed by Torben Grael (BRA). The Dutch crew was the first to round the leeward mark and then increased their lead over their opponents. Michael Koch/Marcus Koy fell to the second position and in third was an Italian crew - Roberto Benamati/Filippo Domenicalli. The Brazilians couldn't find their rhythm in the first downwind leg and finished seventh.

2nd race started at 13h05 on course 4. Wind blowing at 15 knots from northwest.

3rd race started at 14h55 on course 4. Wind was blowing at 13 knots from northwest.

4th Race was on course 3 (three upwind and two downwind legs). Although the wind always blew from the same direction - northwest - its intensity changed during the race: in the start it was 14 knots, in the second upwind fell to ten, finishing in 25 knots.

The 5th race was a course 3 with the wind blowing 10 knots from the northwest. Fredrik Loof and Anders Ekstrom lead from the beginning to the end. The race began with a collision when Rohan Lord/Andrew Taylor (NZL) hit the boat of Claude Bonanni/Gennadly Korolkov (USA), causing a hole in the left quarter what made the USA team leave the race. The New-Zealanders made a 360º penalty turn and followed the fleet. Also at the start the Race Committee gave an individual call that took to the disqualification of a Danish crew (DEN 7872 - Stig Westergaard/Kasper Harsberg). Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira were 2nd across the finish line, putting them in first overall. Although they hit the first mark and had to do a circle, they recovered during the first downwind leg.

Wind conditions were slightly different from previous days. It blew from the NNW and was weaker: ten/twelve knots in the beginning, diminishing during the race.

The 6th race brought very strong wind (more than 25 knots) and choppy sea. The RC flew a postponement flag after a start due to the conditions and the crews went back to shore to wait. At 1514 the postponement was struck and the Stars went back out but half the fleet chose not to race again. The final race started at 1628 with the wind from the north at about 18 knots, which diminished to ten by the end of the race.

Grael/Ferreira won the 6th race and the regatta.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 BRA 8109   Torben Grael   Marcelo Ferreira   BRA 8109   Brazil   7.0 3.0 1.0 19.0 2.0 1.0 14
2 NED 8028   Mark Neeleman   Peter Van Niekerk   NED 8028   Nederlands   1.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 17
3 AUS 8157   Colin Beashel   David Giles   AUS 8157   Australia   6.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 8.0 4.0 13.0 2.0 33
4 GBR 8025   Iain Percy   Steve Mitchell   GBR 8025   England   10.0 1.0 2.0 15.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 6.0 34
5 SWE 8141   Fredrik Loof   Anders Ekstrom   SWE 8141   Sweden   11.0 10.0 3.0 10.0 1.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 35
6 BER 7988   Peter Bromby   Martin Siese   BER 7988   Bermuda   4.0 7.0 10.0 12.0 3.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 36
7 CAN 8168   Ross Macdonald   Kai Bjorn   CAN 8168   Canada   17.0 8.0 18.0 1.0 30.0 8.0 52
8 USA 8129   Mark Reynolds   Magnus Liljedahl   USA 8129   USA   14.0 11.0 11.0 18.0 14.0 7.0 57
9 AUS 8140   Iain Murray   Andrew Palfrey   AUS 8140   Australia   12.0 6.0 13.0 14.0 24.0 13.0 58
10 IRL 8110   Mark Mansfield   Killiou Collins   IRL 8110   Ireland   34.0 5.0 6.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 11.0 3.0 59
11 POR 81   Afonso Domingos   Bernardo Santos   POR 81   Portugal   23.0 16.0 7.0 6.0 19.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 71
12 AUS 8067   Ian Walker   Nick Willians   AUS 8067   Australia   8.0 22.0 14.0 20.0 8.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 72
13 ITA 7488   Roberto Benamati   Filippo Domenicali   ITA 7488   Italy   3.0 9.0 37.0 21.0 22.0 18.0 73
14 DEN 8101   Nicklas Holm   Martin Leifelt   DEN 8101   Denmark   5.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 9.0 8.0 46.0 5.0 73.0001
15 USA 8162   Rick Merriman   Bill Bennett   USA 8162   USA   19.0 20.0 [MAN/20.0, 20.0] 21.0 13.0 5.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 78
16 ITA 8040   Francesco Bruni   Guido-antar Vigna   ITA 8040   Italy   16.0 19.0 27.0 17.0 9.0 21.0 82
17 GRE 8079   Leonidas Pelecanalus   George Kontogouris   GRE 8079   Greece   9.0 25.0 22.0 9.0 18.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 83
18 AUT 8123   Hans Spitzauer   Andreas Hanakamp   AUT 8123   Austria   15.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 25.0 2.0 28.0 15.0 85
19 FRA 7879   Philippe Presti   Jean Saliov   FRA 7879   France   21.0 2.0 15.0 30.0 21.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 89
20 ITA 8076   Luca Simeone   Leone Rocca   ITA 8076   Italy   44.0 30.0 26.0 7.0 16.0 14.0 93
21 IRL 8158   Maxwell Treacy   Anthony Shanks   IRL 8158   Ireland   20.0 34.0 5.0 27.0 10.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 96
22 ITA 8031   Pietro Dali   Pietro Romeo   ITA 8031   Italy   35.0 27.0 28.0 36.0 7.0 12.0 109
23 GER 8150   Michael Koch   Markus Koy   GER 8150   Germany   2.0 26.0 31.0 49.0 6.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 114
24 RUS 7908   Georgy Shayduko   Juri Firsov   RUS 7908   Russia   32.0 17.0 40.0 31.0 25.0 10.0 115
25 DEN 7872   Stig Westergaard   Kasper Hausberg   DEN 7872   Denmark   24.0 13.0 16.0 11.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 127
26 BRA 8034   Alan Adler   Ricardo Armel   BRA 8034   Brazil   30.0 12.0 17.0 42.0 26.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 127
27 ITA 8143   Ricardo Simoneschi   Ferdinando Colaninno   ITA 8143   Italy   36.0 14.0 34.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 34.0 11.0 129
28 ITA 8090   Giampiero Poggi   Giovanni Stilo   ITA 8090   Italy   29.0 29.0 19.0 35.0 37.0 17.0 129
29 ESP 8121   Gonzalo Araujo   Gabriel De Llano   ESP 8121   Spain   33.0 15.0 36.0 23.0 49.0 24.0 131
30 NZL 8020   Rohan Lord   Andrew Taylor   NZL 8020   New Zealand   13.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 32.0 16.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 9.0 133
31 CAN 8111   Paul Sustronk   Mike Wolfs   CAN 8111   Canada   22.0 23.0 24.0 51.0 17.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 137
32 GBR 7943   Ante Razmilovic   John Tremlett   GBR 7943   England   37.0 40.0 12.0 52.0 29.0 23.0 141
33 ITA 8142   Enrico Chieffi   Massimo Galli   ITA 8142   Italy   47.0 31.0 30.0 3.0 32.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 143
34 SWE 7338   Martin Wigforss   Tyson Ohlsson   SWE 7338   Sweden   45.0 33.0 48.0 25.0 23.0 19.0 145
35 ITA 8155   Paolo Semeraro   Andrea Micheli   ITA 8155   Italy   31.0 32.0 33.0 32.0 31.0 20.0 146
36 GBR 7953   Jez Fanstone   Luke Chapman   GBR 7953   England   18.0 20.0 47.0 34.0 35.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 154
37 ARG 8070   Juan Kouyoumdjian   Juan Pablo   ARG 8070   Argentina   27.0 48.0 42.0 29.0 12.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 158
38 HUN 8166   Tibor Tenke   Jozsef Bendicsek   HUN 8166   Hungary   42.0 18.0 29.0 37.0 33.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 159
39 SUI 7990   Daniel Stegmeier   Beat Stegmeier   SUI 7990   Switzerland   43.0 24.0 23.0 28.0 42.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 160
40 NED 8004   Roy Heiner   Hans Bergsma   NED 8004   Nederlands   25.0 28.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 33.0 20.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 169
41 ITA 7692   Andrea Racchelli   Massimiliano Ferrari   ITA 7692   Italy   46.0 35.0 38.0 38.0 15.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 172
42 BRA 8117   Alessandro Pascolato   Ronald Seifert   BRA 8117   Brazil   40.0 45.0 43.0 50.0 36.0 16.0 180
43 POR 8145   Patrick M Barros   Henrique Anjos   POR 8145   Portugal   48.0 38.0 52.0 26.0 43.0 25.0 180
44 RUS 7805   Vitaliy Tarakanov   Alexey Bushuev   RUS 7805   Russia   59.0 37.0 35.0 43.0 45.0 22.0 182
45 RUS 7353   Maxim Karelskiy   Anatoly Mihailin   RUS 7353   Russia   26.0 36.0 51.0 41.0 44.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 198
46 RUS 8054   Ikonnikov Vladimir   Shalagin Alexander   RUS 8054   Russia   63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 44.0 45.0 22.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 26.0 200
47 AUS 8093   Michael Jones   Bill Sykes   AUS 8093   Australia   49.0 41.0 44.0 40.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 28.0 202
48 RUS 7379   Andrew Arbuzov   Alexander Annin   RUS 7379   Russia   51.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 56.0 44.0 27.0 27.0 205
49 RSA 7845   Charles Nankin   Mario Salani   RSA 7845   South Africa   41.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 39.0 24.0 39.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 206
50 ITA 7827   Nicola Celon   Edoardo Natucci   ITA 7827   Italy   39.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 20.0 39.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 224
51 LAT 7759   Eizens Cepurnieks   Alexander Muzicenko   LAT 7759   Latvia   54.0 42.0 41.0 45.0 47.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 229
52 ITA 8089   Renato Irrera   Livio Piacommo   ITA 8089   Italy   53.0 46.0 50.0 47.0 48.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 244
53 RUS 8134   Alexei Lavrov   Vladimir Krutskika   RUS 8134   Russia   60.0 43.0 53.0 53.0 40.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 249
54 SWE 3342   Sune Carlsson   Benny Nilsson   SWE 3342   Sweden   57.0 49.0 49.0 56.0 41.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 252
55 CAN 7940   Mike Milner   Steve Cutting   CAN 7940   Canada   28.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 48.0 51.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 253
56 BLR 7575   Hubert Rauch   Sergey Horetski   BLR 7575   Belarus   52.0 47.0 54.0 54.0 50.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 257
57 GER 7351   Mikhail Skachkov   Viatcheslav Ovtchinnikov   GER 7351   Germany   55.0 50.0 55.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 38.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 261
58 UKR 8047   Vasyl Gureyev   Volodymyr Korotkov   UKR 8047   Ukraine   50.0 39.0 46.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 261
59 ITA 7387   Luca Filippi   Paolo Cisbani   ITA 7387   Italy   56.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 46.0 53.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 281
60 GEO 7373   Guram Biganishvili   Giorgi Grigolia   GEO 7373   Georgia   38.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 290
61 USA 7833   Claude Bonanni   Gennadly Korolkov   USA 7833   USA   58.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 55.0 60.5 [MAN/60.5, 60.5] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 299.5
62 POR 7141   Elisio Loureno   António Carioca   POR 7141   Portugal   61.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 52.0 63.0 [MAN/63.0, 63.0] 302

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