Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by phish133, Jun 12, 2010.
We would all love to hear some news/photos from the worlds if possible.
First race is on Monday, June 14.
Gerard, with the Netherlands Sunfish Klasse appears to be posting some updates already from Italy: http://www.sunfishklasse.nl/worlds/default.asp
apparently, they are having some issues with the daggerboards being too big!
more pictures from Gerard can be found here.
here's another update from a racer from the Texas Sunfish Racing Circuit:
Thanks tag. I will keep checking those sites.
The Dutch provided interesting reports from the (windy) 2009 Worlds in the Bahamas with different sailors blogging.
Looking forward to seeing more of those...
Does that board look different?
here's another site to check - from Jonathan Martinetti, of Ecuador. latest post:
it's not English, so I used Google Translate to (sort of) convert it to English here.
to Wavedancer - the top of the daggerboard does look different, that's for sure.
The results of the first day (3 races) can be found on the Dutch site:
The Dutch contingent must be a happy bunch because The Netherlands beat Denmark 2-0 in World Cup soccer today....
Per PJ Patin's Facebook update:
looks like the beach launching and retrieval were challenging. this picture is great showing the waves. more pics here.
day 1 results are also here (.pdf file) on the Sunfish Class homepage.
more thoughts on day 1, this time from Texas:
day 2 results are now up: http://www.sunfishklasse.nl/worlds/results.asp
more news from the Dutch: http://www.sunfishklasse.nl/worlds/default.asp
Looks like some aggressive sailing and/or RC issues? The OCSs and Black Flag toss-outs are staggering. Anyone know why Bill Brangiforte retired today?
Anyone have a link to some race course pictures from the world's? I only see a few beach launch pictures.
It appears that only race 5 had BFDs. And you expect aggressive starting at this level...
Current could be the reason for the OCS disqualifications.
PS: It's been awhile, but my old mind seems to remember mostly Black Flag starts at the Worlds that I attended. One hundred boats in those days, which made life a lot harder on the RC (and the sailors).
Sorry for my ignorance and the fact that I have not raced in 25 years. Back then you had DNS, DNF or DSQ. So what is BFD, OCS and RAF?
BFD = Black Flag Disqualification This is over the line within on minute of the start with a black flag flying
OCS = On the course side also known as over early
RAF = Retired after finish Probably fouled someone and thought about it during the race and did not do 720 so did the right thing and dropped out after the race.
Does anyone know what was really wrong witht he center boards, too big can mean a lot. Were they too long or too big front to back or too wide and did not fit the trunk. The pictures of show a black top on the boards, what is this about.
Sure wish I was there but I am working 70 hours a week and was not able to make it.
Results after three days of racing have been posted on the Dutch site. But there appear to be some errors in the ranking. For instance, Ard van Aanholt is listed in 37th place, but should be in third place, I think, with 38 points.
Top five after nine races (preliminary!):
Jonathan Martinetti: 20 pts
David Mendelblatt: 25
Ard van Aanholt 38
Just van Aanholt 40
Conner Blouin 49
The young guys are taking over, but (not so young) Mendelblatt could still win it all...
I thought you retired??
Looked like the boards were too thick. LP announced a new mfr a while back. Belive the boards were to be made of glass instead of foam. Apparently the new mfr does not own a calipers. Chris
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