World Championships 2012 – Hamilton Island, Australia | SB20 Class

World Championships 2012 – Hamilton Island, Australia

SB20 World Championships 2012 Hamilton Island, Australia

 

SB20 Worlds 2012

source: http://www.sailweb.co.uk/keelboat/2558/carveth-is-sb20-world-champion-again

Geoff Carveth and his crew of WKD, South African bowman Asenathi Jim, Roger Hudson and Lesley Dhonau won the UON SB20 World Championship in Australia, a third win for Carveth. It was the closest finish at any SB20 worlds with Carveth’s British WKD team, Glenn Bourke’s Australian entry, Club Marine, and Rodion Luka’s Team Russia all wrapping up their series tied on 41 points after six days and 12 races.

In the first race of the day Bourke took the gun with Carveth and Luka following to keep the presssure on. This put Bourke clear leader with Luka one point back and Carveth five points behind the leader – a mountain to climb at this level of racing.

In the final race Carveth, as so often when under pressure, kept his nerve and finished second behind Andrea Racchelli of Italy, with Bourke and Luka back in 7th and 6th, which tied the three leaders on 41 points. On countback Carveth took the title.

“Going into race two today we decided to take a risk. We gambled for a better ranking and took the right hand side of the course,” said Carveth. “It’s the only time, during the whole event that the right hand side paid off. Glenn and Rodion went left and suddenly the chance came. When we finished we were in disbelief that we’d put the number of boats between us.”

WKD’s South African bowman, Asenathi Jim, leapt off the boat once the result was known while the crew of Roger Hudson, Lesley Dhonau and Carveth embraced, then fell in, joining Jim for a victory swim.

“We’ve got to say a huge thank you to WKD and Joe Woods for making it possible for us to be here,” Carveth added.

The SB20 class will hold their 2013 World Championship in Hyeres in the south of France next September.

SB20 – UON 2012 World Championship, after 12 races, 1 discard (42 entries)
1 GBR 3053 WKD / Geoff Carveth 41 pts
2 AUS 3030 Club Marine / Glenn Bourke 41 pts
3 RUS 3703 Team Russia / Rodion Luka 41 pts
4 GBR 3060 The Beard / Robert Greenhalgh 58 pts
5 GBR 3065 Bango Powered bySLAM / Ben Saxton 70 pts
6 FRA 3580 Hyeres2013 / Rouxel Thomas 77 pts
7 AUS 3382 One Design Sailing / Ian Brown 84 pts
8 RUS 3140 Aquaholics / Anna Basalkina 92 pts
9 ITA 3058 ALTEA / Andrea Racchelli 93 pts
10 ITA 3637 Stenghele / Pietro Negri 129 pts
11 SCO 3027 Darling Associates / Chris Darling 134 pts
12 GBR 3037 sportsboatworld.com / Jerry Hill 137 pts
13 GBR 3462 Harry powered by Und / Andrew Oddie 146 pts
14 AUS 3662 Karabos / Nick Rogers 158 pts
15 GBR 3336 UBER3 / Adrian Peach 166 pts
16 GBR 3575 Sailboat Deliveries / Sarah Allan 180 pts
17 FRA 3653 Zeus / Ed Russo 197 pts
18 AUS 3658 Flirtatious / Chris Dare 206 pts
19 AUS 3036 And Then / Peter Jones 208 pts
20 AUS 3352 Typhoon / Craig Nicholls 220 pts
21 FRANC 3391 New Caledonia1 / TUGDUAL Piriou 222 pts
22 AUS 3121 WYSIWYG V / Stephen Fries 244 pts
23 FRANC 3080 New Caledonia2 / Alan Quere 245 pts
24 AUS 3356 Black Rat / Troy Forrest 254 pts
25 AUS 3380 Jump! / Dennis Winstanley 261 pts
26 UAE 3348 Marine Tech / Gareth Owen 262 pts
27 AUS 3108 Blue Tac / Trevor Martin 262 pts
28 AUS 3396 Still Out of control / Mark Wolfenden 285 pts
29 AUS 3395 Wedgewood / David Graney 288 pts
30 GBR 3126 Geronimo / Simon Hume 294 pts
31 ITA 3652 Borgo Scopeto / Giulia Tobia 295 pts
32 NED 3702 Cube II / Martijn Buitenhuis 298 pts
33 AUS 3610 Dart Vader / Mark Prince 303 pts
34 AUS 3660 Purple Patch / Callum Burns 320 pts
35 AUS 3364 Got a bit on / Matt Wenke 328 pts
36 AUS 3618 Mountain Goat Racing / Mike McLean 351 pts
37 AUS 3063 Chota Hazri / Chris Kameen 351 pts
38 AUS 3120 UON Hamilton Island / Tim Henderson 399 pts
39 ITA 3638 NURI / Andrea Zanforlin 410 pts
40 AUS 3570 Squalo Bianco / Paris Stowell 412 pts
41 AUS 3268 Sidewinder / Declan Keogh 425 pts
42 AUS 3611 Oceanburo Discover S / John Gardiner 440 pts

 

More info:

https://www.sail-world.com/news/167168/UON-SB20-World-Championships-day-3

https://www.sail-world.com/news/167188/UON-SB20-World-Championships-day-4

https://www.sail-world.com/Australia/SB20-Worlds–Shaping-up-at-Hamilton-Island/101299?source=email

https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/167125/Final-countdown-at-Hamilton-Island

Russians hold but young guns close the gap

http://www.thedailysail.com/inshore/12/63560/0/uon-sb20-world-championship-2012-day-2-report