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Disabled Sailing – Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014   (Image © Tim Wilkes)
The Paralympic World Championship continued yesterday with two races for all three classes. Much applauded by the local public, Paul Tingley CAN, Scott Lutes CAN and Logan Campbell CAN moved on top of the Sonars ahead of John Robertson GBR and Colin Harrison AUS with their teams. Rick Doerr USA and his team are 4th. Marco Gualandris/Marta Zanetti ITA are now alone on the first place of the Skud 18, but Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR and Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS are only one point behind. John McRoberts CAN and this team are 4th, Ryan Porteous USA 6th. Helena Lucas GBR moved on top of the 2.4m yachts, in front of Kevin Cantin FRA and Brett Willcock NZL. John Ruf USA is 4th, Bruce Millar CAN 6th. Heiko Kröger GER dropped on rank 10 after a premature start, but - winning race 2 of the day - he will be back in the race for the title as soon as the worst result will be discarded.
All ranking lists and the videos.
Disabled Sailing – Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (Image © Tim Wilkes)
The IFDS World Championship 2014 began yesterday with 2 races for each of the three Paralympic classes. Heiko Kröger GER is on top of the 2.4m with the day ranks 1 and 3, two points ahead of Kevin Cantin FRA. Helena Lucas GBR is 3rd. Bruce Millar CAN is 4th, John Ruf USA 8th. Shared leaders in the Skud-18 are Marco Gualandris/Marta Zanetti ITA and Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS at equal points. John McRoberts CAN and this team are 4th, Ryan Porteous USA 6th. John Robertson AUS and his team won both heats of theSonars, setting quite a distance to the 2nd-ranked Paul Tingley CAN. John Doerr USA ist 3rd.
All ranking lists, the report and video of the day, taken from a drone (a 'drownie').
Disabled Sailing – Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (Image © Tim Wilkes)
Today begins the World Championship of the three Paralympic Classes 2.4m, Skud-18 and Sonar in Halifax CAN with strong USA and CAN delegations in all three events.
The largest fleet are the one-person-keelboats - the 2.4m - with 48 participants from 29 nations. The English women Megan Pascoe GBR and Helena Lucas GBR, dominators of this season, encounter the Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA, and also Germany's Heiko Kröger GER is one of the favorites. In the two-person-keelboat - the Skud-18 - 26 teams from 10 nations are present. The undisputed favorites are Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR. 18 teams from 14 nations participate on three-person-keelboats - the Sonars. Bruno Jourdren FRA, John Robertson GBR or Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR are the most cited contenders for a Medal.
The entry list, the event website and the event facebook page with the report on the opening ceremony.
Disabled Sailing – Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014   (Image © Segelbilder.de)
After the unplanned lay day due to too much wind, the International Classes SB20, Platu 25, Melges 24, Albin Express, J/70, J/80 as well as the two Paralympic Classes 2.4 m and Sonar continued racing yesterday. All ranking lists are linked at the 'Live-Center' in the left column.
Disabled Sailing – Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014   (Image © Guilain Grenier)
The Paralympic classes terminated the Delta Lloyd Regatta on the Ijsselmeer with two races. As expected, the superior winner in the 2.4 m one-person-keelboat was Megan Pascoe GBR, unchallenged, as the direct opponents dropped out of the medals because of premature starts. Silver went therefore to Barend Kol NED and Bronze to Guus Bijlard NED. The duel for victory in the Skud-18 went to Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR 3 points ahead of Gualandris/Zanetti ITA. Voorbach/van Essenfeld NED earned Bronze. Bruno Jourdren/Eric Flageul/Nicolas Vimont-Vicary FRA are on top of the Sonars in front of John Robertson GBR and Colin Harrison AUS with their teams. All ranking lists, die reports and the videos.
Disabled Sailing – Saturday, May 24, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014   (Image © Guilain Grenier)
Only late in the afternoon, a light breeze filled in and th Paralympic classes could sail 1 or 2 races. The positions before the last two races today are: 2.4 m one-person-keelboat Megan Pascoe GBR 13 points ahead of Matt Bugg AUS. Skud-18, Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR just one points ahead of Gualandris/Zanetti ITA. Sonars, Bruno Jourdren/Eric Flageul/Nicolas Vimont-Vicary FRA are 7 points in front of the tied John Robertson GBR and Colin Harrison AUS. All ranking lists, the reports and the videos.
Disabled Sailing – Friday, May 23, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014   (Image © Guilain Grenier)
Megan Pascoe GBR in the 2.4m and Gualandris/Zanetti ITA in the Skud-18 apparantly much welcomed the fresher 15 - 18 kn breeze and finished both heats on rank 1. Pascoe GBR extended her lead on Helena Lucas GBR on 8 points. Matt Bugg AUS remains on the 3rd place. Thanks to their race wins, Gualandris/Zanetti ITA reduced the gap to the leading Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR to 1 points. In the Sonars, Bruno Jourdren and his team finished 1st and 2nd and are now the sole leader 2 points ahead of Colin Harrison AUS and his team. All ranking lists, the daily report and the videos.
Disabled Sailing – Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014   (Image © Sander van der Borch)
In spite of the very light wind, the three Paralympic Classes sailed two races each according to program.
Finishing twice as first, Bruno Jourdren/Eric Flageul/Nicolas Vimont-Vicary FRA took the overall lead in the Sonars ahead of Colin Harrison AUS and Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR with their teams. The same is true for Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR as double winner in the Skud-18, extending their lead on Gulandris/Zanetti ITA. Megan Pascoe GBR remains on top of the 2.4 m. The winner of the day, Matt Bugg AUS, advanced on rank 2.
All ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the day.
Disabled Sailing – Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014   (Image © Sander van der Borch)
The three Paralympic Classes participate in the Delta Lloyd Regatta, second Act of the EUROSAF Sailing Champions Cup, as well.
First in the one-person keelboat 2.4m is Megan Pascoe GBR one point ahead of Helena Lucas GBR. Kevin Cantin FRA follows on rank 3. Shared leaders in the Skud-18 are Rickham/Birrell GBR and Gualandris/Zanetti ITA. Close fight on top of the Sonars too with Colin Harrison AUS and Bruno Jourdren FRA with their teams at equal points, and tied also are the followers Jens Kroker GER and Alexander Wang-Hansen NOR Rang 3.
All ranking lists, the reports and the videos.
Disabled Sailing – Saturday, April 26, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014   (Image © Frank Socha)
The Hyères Paralympic Worldcup ended yesterday with two races and no changes on top of the rankings.
Heiko Kröger GER finished on the ranks 1 and 2 in the 2.4 m one-person-keelboat and remained on top one points ahead of Damien Séguin FRA. Megan Pascoe GBR completes the podium. The 2.4m-results.
John Robertson/Hannah Stodel/Stephen Thomas GBR defended the first place in the Sonars with a 2 points' advantage on Bruno Jourdren FRA and his team. Colin Harrison AUS moved up on rank 3 on the final day.
All ranking lists and the daily report.
Disabled Sailing – Friday, April 25, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014   (Image © Yvan Zedda)
The westerly thermal breeze filled in late around noon increasing to a moderate 15 kn wind during the afternoon. Before the last heats of the Paralympic classes today - they do not sail Medal Races - several teams have still chances for the overall win.
In the 2.4m one-person-keelboat, the leader is still Heiko Kröger GER, but his advantage on the tied chasers Damien Séguin FRA and Megan Pascoe GBR is only one point.
In the Sonars, the gap between the first John Robertson and Bruno Jourdren FRA with their teams is only 2 points. The 3rd-ranked Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR is another point behind. Chances for a medal are also with Colin Harrison AUS, whose backlog on the leader is 4 points.
The reports and all ranking lists.
Disabled Sailing – Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014   (Image © Yvan Zedda)
Two races yesterday also for the two Paralympic Classes.
With the day ranks 1 and 2, Heiko Kröger GER took the sole lead in the 2.4m- Damien Séguin FRA follows 3 points behind. Finishing 1 and 2 also, Megan Pascoe GBR is on rank 3.
In the Sonars, Akeksander Wang-Hansen NOR and his team won both races of the day and moved up on rank 3 overall. John Robertson GBR and his team remain on top 2 points ahead of Bruno Jourdren FRA.
All ranking lists and the report of the day.
 
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