John MacCausland and Phil Trinter steal the Qualcomm 2013 Star World Champion title
samedi 7 septembre 2013 –
According to the local sailors, the trick to sailing in San Diego is to get a clear start, tack onto port as soon as possible and sail towards the right side of the course for about 30 minutes, then tack back onto starboard and head towards the windward mark. Today, that was not the case. In fact, it was exactly the opposite. Competitors were surprised to see some boats sail on the left side and round the windward mark in the front of the fleet. Today’s conditions were very unusual and yielded some interesting results throughout the fleet.
Augie Diaz and crew Arnis Baltins were able to position themselves well on the line and got a good start with speed and clear air. Diaz and Baltins rounded both the first windward mark and leeward mark in first place with the rest of the fleet close behind. After the fleet rounded the first leeward mark, the breeze began to die and became very spotty causing some frustration among the sailors and several position changes, some more dramatic than others.
For the remainder of the second upwind leg, there was a lack of breeze in the middle of the course and once again the breeze favored the left side. Campbell and von Schwarz were the first to reach the second weather mark in the dying breeze, with a large gap between them and the second boat. The breeze began to increase on the second downwind, giving Campbell and von Schwarz the ability to easily maintain their lead all the way to the finish.
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- 1) J. MacCausland-P. Trinter, USA 8490, 19 pts.
- 2) A. Campbell-J. von Schwarz, USA 8209, 28 pts.
- 3) M. Reynolds-H. Haenel, USA 8129, 29 pts.
- 4) X. Rohart-S. Pulfer, FRA 8237, 31 pts.
- 5) B. Lendbetter-G. Morton, USA 8203, 39 pts.
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