Disabled Sailing – Saturday, September 14, 2013
Stellan Berlin SWE succeeded to compensate the 9 points' backlog on the leading Paralympic Champion Helena Lucas GBR in a dramatic last race, earning his 7th Worlds title in the 2.4 m class. Megan Pascoe GBR finished 3rd behind Helena Lucas GBR. 76 boats from 17 nations participated. The final report, the videos and the ranking list.
Disabled Sailing – Friday, September 13, 2013
The Paralympic Champion Helena Lucas GBR defended her lead at the 2.4 m Worlds yesterday successfully. She has a 4 points' advantage on the six-times World Champion Stellan Berlin SWE before the last races today. Another 2 points back is Ian Barker GBR, also still a candidate for the title, as three races are left. The ranking list, the daily report and the videos.
Disabled Sailing – Thursday, September 12, 2013
75 participants from 12 nations participate in the 2.4m World Championship 2013 in England, where - as usual the Paralympic top helmsmen meet the non-disabled sailors. Six races were sailed up to now and the Paralympic-Olympic-Medalist Helena Lucas GBR took the overall lead yesterday with a race win. The multiple 2.4m World Champion Stellan Berlin SWE follows 3 points behind on rank 2. The 3rd place is shared by Ian Barker GBR, 49er-Olympia-Medalist Sydney 2000 and trainer of Helena Lucas, and Peter Andersson SWE. The results and the report of the day.
Disabled Sailing – Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Paralympic World Championship 2013 ended yesterday with three races for the Sonars and two races for the 2.4m and the Skud-18, sailed in a 12 kn breeze. Inspite of the small points' differencies among the top boats, the positions on the podiums remained unchanged. The World Champions are: Heiko Kröger GER 2.4m, Alexandra Rickham/Nikki Birrell GBR Skud-18 and Bruno Jourdren/Eric Flageul/Nicolas Vimont-Vicary FRA Sonars. The ranking lists have not yet been updated on the event-website, but a final report is available.
Disabled Sailing – Friday, August 30, 2013
After two days without races due to lack of wind, the full program was sailed on a sunny day yesterday, initially in a 18 kn breeze, decreasing to 12 kn during the races. All three Paralympic classes completed three races. Heiko Kröger GER was the man of the day with two race wins in the 2.4m. He moved up on rank 2 overall behind Guus Bijlard NED who remained on top. In the Skud-18, Alexandra Rickham/Nikki Birrell GBR won all three races and are now first overall, but Marco Gualandris/Marta Zanetti ITA 3 points behind remain in contact with the leaders. Perfect also the day for Bruno Jourdren/Eric Flageul/Nicolas Vimont-Vicary FRA in the Sonars with the ranks 1/1/2, extending the lead on Udo Hessels NED and his team on 11 points. All ranking lists and the daily report.