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  1. Less than 12 hours to go…

    • jess atkinson says:

      To all from the USA, Good Luck… Sail Fast and Have Fun..
      For My Barbados Buddies, I send the Same. More better faster…May you find whats right with that Tony …….Go rabbit

    • Mark Cooper says:

      What a finish ahead. Wishing good winds for the rest of the event. Excellent coverage and love the twitter feeds.

      Keep it going Team USA, BAR,CAN. Finish Strong!!!

      Good Sailing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ _/)
      USA #199

  2. Damian Ackroyd says:

    Good luck to all

  3. Come on you Brit’s (and our adopted Aussie)
    The midlands skippers are rooting for Tony “The Tiger” Edwards.

  4. Ted Flack says:

    The Twitter updates are fantastic, thank you Damian.

  5. Tony Guerrier says:

    I’m reading twiiter while watching the Grand Prix and I think the sailing has been more entertaining!

  6. Tony Guerrier says:

    just reading on twitter race 3a with the top 4 guys leading to the first mark all the big names it must be fantastic to watch!

  7. J.Colliot says:

    Just a little word to support French skippers.
    Go guys !
    good job for the first races.
    thanks for all the news by twitter and with official website for the results.

  8. Graham Allen says:

    Well Done the race team. You have all done a fantastic job on the first day of this event. Tomorrow should be slightly easier as you all know what to do and are working well as a team.

    The news on Jeff Hills feet is not good!

  9. Best of luck to the two Irish lads – John Morehead IRL 77 and Jeff Kay IRL 43.

  10. Windward RC says:

    We are eagerly awaiting the Video!!!!

    good luck all!

  11. Lars Møller says:

    Too the danisk people. Good luck. It looks good

    Den 717
    Lars Møller

  12. John Arundell says:

    GB sailors going great guns, local knowledge helping? Well done so far boys.
    Which is the design to have : Britpop? Or will the wind get up for the Lintel of Robbie Walsh and he runs away with it! Will the Viper bite, I’d bet on it!
    What’s happened to the Croatian lads?
    Still, early days………….

  13. Nigel says:

    looking at the pics, it looks as if the Viper (GBR 22) has turned into a Lintel :o)

  14. Guy Lordat says:

    Where is the video live ??????
    Where is youtube links ??????
    Where is Brasil, Chile, Argentina, France flags???????

  15. Peter Sutton says:

    Congratulations to all the organisers and officials and thanks to Damian for the tweets. It is very interesting to be able to follow the racing.

  16. Windward RC says:

    The video was fantastic!!! Keep up the great work!

  17. mark dicks says:

    shame the viper designer was not told the boat was not sailing

  18. mark dicks says:

    can we get the right designs listed for the skippers, ned 99 is not an obsession, gbr72 is not an isis

  19. Windward RC says:

    Nice Job USA 29 !!! Hello A fleet!

  20. Nigel says:

    Mark
    NED 99 is an Obsession built as by Huub with the prior approval of Craig Smith. Huub actually also has a fantastic timber Obsession.

    But AUS 138 doesn’t look much like a Pikanto….

  21. Nigel says:

    Twitter feed is very good and the video summary of the day was great. Keep it coming!

  22. Twitter are fantastic, thank you Damian

    A big “ciao” to : Massimiliano Apostoli, Mike Clifton, Gibbo, Graham Elliot.

  23. mark dicks says:

    meant ned99

  24. Tony Guerrier says:

    Is Ken Binks (83) sailing an Isis2 or his new Psycho?

  25. John Arundell says:

    Hi Damian, Jelacic score and position is showing incorrectly after Race 7. Keep up the gr8 work mate!

    • bdfox1 says:

      I think the only thing that happened is the sort by position isn’t in order. The scoring system ties the sail number to the score very exactly. I noticed that there are a number of places where the order jumped around a bit but that the scores looked to be right for the position listed.

  26. Nigel GER 87 says:

    Once more a big thanks for keeping all the web – spectators happy and so quickly responding to comments and reacting on feedback

  27. Anon says:

    BritPOPs 1, 2 and 3 😀

  28. Barry Chisam says:

    Ken Binks GBR 83 is sailing a Psycho.
    Well done all inolved with the video and featuring Wodspring’s very own Sarah Conner. Look out Kate Adie.

  29. Just driven up from Poole to the Midlands, 4 hrs in the car non stop, what did I miss?

  30. Dieter says:

    Hello,

    I would like to send all good luck to the German Team. And thank you to the organization team for keeping us up to date all the time, it is great.

  31. J.Colliot says:

    to the organisation team : thanks for the news
    to french guys : Bravo Marc P.et Alexis. bien les gars, allez, rien n’est joué.
    Pierrot, courage, Patrice, Marc A. rien n’est perdu.
    Bye

  32. Windward RC says:

    Graham Elliot looks mighty studly in those Crocs & Socks! Don’t change em now Graham, you’re sailing too good!

  33. Tony Guerrier says:

    Heh! Barry answer your phone Iv’e been calling for over 2 weeks just keep getting the machine which I have left a message😦

    on another note it seems the conditions suit the hard chine boats at the moment what’s happining with the Pikanto’s maybe when the winds die down a bit!

    • Barry Chisam says:

      Tony G, if thats me you are trying to get theres no messages on my machine just a couple of hang ups with no message.

  34. Keagan says:

    Good to see the close racing and an Aussie on top so far! The Britpop! must be a flyer with the right people on the tiller!

  35. Patrick Parisienne says:

    To the organisors, great job! The constant twitter feeds are a godsend to us here in lonely Australia. The pics and especially the videos, are absolutely fantastic, very professional. Ca think of no better advertisement for our sport.

    Good luck to the Aussies ( Brad is an Aussie….) , hopefully the others can climb their way up the scoresheet.

    Must say, I too am surprised that the Croats aren’t higher up, but it’s a long way to go yet.

    Cheers,

    Pat

    • ScoringTeam says:

      Hi Patrick, it is Anne Walker here in the scoring room. Good to hear comments from Australia. Highly competitive racing here – great to watch, and score for. Regards to all in sunny Australia.

  36. Can we get an update on the footwear of Graham Elliott?

  37. Scott Chisholm says:

    Great report’s, it’s making for interesting reading, would love to hear some more interview’s from some others, Graham, Pete and Brad have done well but they will never make main stream news anchors!! Graham I would have thought blue Cros’s were too main stream for your sense of fashion??
    Hi to everyone enjoy playing with your toys I only hope the weather warms and the wid keeps blowing.

    Go the Yellow Lintels!! (GBR 22. GBR 125)

    Regards
    Scott

  38. Congratulations on the website and the speed of updates and results
    Not so happy about the late nights into the early mornings following the action.
    I think you will find NZL82 is a Drumbeat 2 – currently showing as NYD
    Best wishes to Ian and Paul – There are still plenty of races left to climb the ladder

  39. Good luck to all the Aussies competing in the worlds.

    All the boys from Kogarah Bay wish Brad and his BritPOP!! all the best, so far so good.

    A nice touch Brad sailing with his dad’s famous “CHEVRONS” on his deck. Kerry would be proud.

    Cheers
    Bomber

  40. chris thomas says:

    Go Lisa Go!!!!!!!!

  41. John Arundell says:

    For a bit of fun and to fill in the time between updates I’m running a competition for most promoted skipper. So far Craig Mackey, USA 29 in the lead with 8 promotions. Stand by for updates…………………

  42. Brian Dill says:

    We all got smashed at the Aussie Nats by the Best sailor in the World. Go Brad!!!
    Brian D

  43. Brian Dill says:

    We all got smashed at the Aussie Nats by the best sailor in the World. Go Brad.

  44. pato says:

    Send it Gibo!…Pato

  45. Windward RC says:

    Did they have to bring in the CSI unit for the protest in 11B?😉

  46. The UK guys (and our adopted Aussie) are doing well so far but the forecast is for less wind on Thursday.
    Keeping your eyes on Zvonko.

  47. John Arundell says:

    For a bit of fun and to fill in the time between updates I’m running a competition for most promoted skipper. So far Craig Mackey, USA 29 in the lead with 8 promotions. Stand by for updates…………………
    Reply
    John Arundell says:
    May 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    Update on most promoted:
    Justessen 52 and Gillessen 99 close behind now with 7 promotions after R10

    Update on most promoted after R12:
    Still Craig Mackey USA 29 on 8, Justessen and Gillessen still on 7 and Vessanovic joining them on 7 promotions.
    More updates soon……………..

  48. John Arundell says:

    Joining the above on 7 promotions: de Jong NED41, van Rossem CAN66, and Lisa Blackwood, hooray and go Lisa!
    Joining Craig Mackey USA29 on 8 proms at the top is Huub Gillessen NED99
    PS I’m awaiting 2 race results still…..

    • John Arundell says:

      Update after R13 (2 heat results missing)
      Gillessen NED 99 now most promoted on 9, followed on 8 by Mackey USA29 and De Jong NED41, joined now by Tony Edwards GBR75

  49. John Arundell says:

    Watch Craig Mackey jump up the table if he has a couple more good results, if he can drop a 42 and 32.5 current discards……………..

  50. Shoe says:

    Craig Mackey is moving on up! The guys back home are rooting for you, as well as the other USA sailors.

  51. Ian Hull-Brown says:

    Go the Kiwi`s. Best of luck lads.

  52. John Foster says:

    Good luck to the GB skippers from the lads at sunny Bridlington. Keep up the good work……

  53. Rob Schuch says:

    Succes to all the Dutch sailors.
    The Ace back on track.
    Go Huub go.

  54. Andy says:

    why you always see in the videos and only British competitors …… I think there are other competitors!!!!you know all…..New Zealand … usa ..Italy …Australia…Brazil …Canada..Etc. People who have been around the world to participate in world championship !!!

  55. Stan says:

    Keep it up Brad, Nice moves Craig, Come on Aqua Bunny, Tony will be back tomorrow. Lana tell Peter to stop looking for the Seals!! Big day for Peter & Jeff!!!!!!

  56. Morgan says:

    Keep it up Jerry, all your OMYC club members are rooting for you.

  57. Marco Di Giuseppe says:

    Good luck to Jeff Byerley, and to Croatian Friend Zvonko, Marko & Robert…!!

    To Martin Roberts: To Win the World You need to wear the luckie Francesco Totti tshirt…!!

    Marco from Rome…!!

  58. Terry King says:

    Good luck to all the GBR sailors taking part.
    Make us proud.

  59. Dennis says:

    Good luck to the kids from USA, Jerry, Stephan,Jeff,Peter, and Craig. Also our friends from BAR. Tony and aqua bunny and Canada PVR.
    And 42.
    Cheers
    DR

  60. Peter Sutton says:

    Looking forward to todays racing. Love the videos – well done Sarah and team. This has to be the best IOM Worlds yet! Come on all the Brits.

  61. James says:

    Web posts and twitter been fantastic. Best media coverage of Worlds yet. next host have a tough act to follow.

  62. Ian T says:

    Stop messing about Jeff B – you CAN do it – in for the “kill” from now on.

    To Lindsay W, et al, from Oz – it’s only wind!

    And to the video producers\makers – what a great job you guys are doing there – it is great to see your productions – can nearly feel the wind and chill (not that I want to!) – your videos are much appreciated from the crusty mob at GCRYC Queensland.

  63. Daniel Weizman says:

    Attention Brad, Graham, Rob, Martin and the man who just met his real Dad cutie Pete this is a World championship not a Birkenhead club championship so let someone else win. Go Brad and nice touch with the chevrons
    Daniel

    • ScoringTeam aka Mrs Stol says:

      Daniel, Vicky is telling everyone here you are the aussie Jeff Hill! How do you feel about that?

  64. Phil Page says:

    I never complain !!!!! Go Jeff all the best …..Phil

  65. John Arundell says:

    Update on most promoted (and demoted!!!!!) :
    Still Huub Gillisen, NED 99 on 9,
    then on 8: Mackey 29,de Jong 41, Signorelli180, v.Rossem 66, Blackwood 135, Rossignol 122, T Binks 72, Cohen 100, Geuerts 91, then
    on 7: Justesen 52, Vesanovic 44, Edwards 75, Walker 126, Shental 37, Goddard 82, Matuljic 33, Brower 142, Bakotic 96, Gonsalves 151, A.Carre 73, Matic 89, Nielsen 59,
    Wahlin 20

  66. John Arundell says:

    Looks like Alexis Carre FRA 73 will jump Jeff Byerley after next discard or 2?

  67. Peter Sutton says:

    Well done Graham. Nice to see the Eastern District up there. Keep up the good work, there’s still a long way to go.

  68. John Arundell says:

    Montero FRA 38 has got his mojo going! Just sailed from E to D to C! Can he make it to B…… or A???????????/
    He’s in 64th overall atmo……………!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. Race 16 is the biggy, after this not sure they will get to Race 24 for another discard.

  70. Ted Flack says:

    I believe that Mackey is a Lintel not a Patriot

  71. John Arundell says:

    WOW! Jeff Byerley dropped down into C fleet, back up to B now. Can he get back to A?

  72. John Arundell says:

    Update on most promoted skippers after R16a:
    10: Rossignol 122, Blackwood 135
    9: Gillessen 99, v.Rossem 66
    8: Cohen 100, Mackey 29, de Jong 41
    A whole bunch on 7, too long to list

    • John Arundell says:

      Ok! After R17 most promotions are:
      on 10: Rossignol 122, Blackwood 135, v.Rossem 66, Mackey 29
      on 9: Gillessen 99, de Jong 41
      on 8: T Binks 72, Cohen 100, Geuerts 91, Justesen 52
      loads on 7!!
      Ask me for any skipper and I’ll post it…………..
      Reckon that’s close of play til tomorrow……….

  73. John Arundell says:

    That result from 16a might shake the top 6 up a bit!!!!!! with 39 and 42 dropping to B fleet………………….

  74. John Arundell says:

    RIGHT THEN!! Now we’ll see (after R16 and 4 discards) who’s most consistent should win? No more discards for another 8 races (’til R24). Any money for Graham Bantock provided it does not start blowing hard again!! ?? He’s moved from 15th to 6th overall

  75. Jamie B says:

    interesting to note that after 16 races both Peter and brad are split on points.
    countback is interesting with 4 x 1st places each
    3 x 2nd places each 2 x 3rds places each …peter finally nailed brad by having a 4th .

    awesome racing and 2nd to none with the coverage…to all who put this world championship together hold your heads high. You may have just sealed my devorce as I’m spending the nights locked to the screan instead of bed….thanks guys ;-p

  76. John Arundell says:

    Ok! After R17 most promotions are:
    on 10: Rossignol 122, Blackwood 135, v.Rossem 66, Mackey 29
    on 9: Gillessen 99, de Jong 41
    on 8: T Binks 72, Cohen 100, Geuerts 91, Justesen 52
    loads on 7!!
    Ask me for any skipper and I’ll post it…………..
    Reckon that’s close of play til tomorrow……….

  77. John Arundell says:

    I think I am correct in saying that Martin Roberts, GBR 22, Lintel, is the only skipper not to have been demoted! Talk about consistency!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. John Foster says:

    Just heard on the weather forecast that today is going to be the hottest of the year so far. Graham will need to keep his Crocks on………

  79. Sue Gibbo says:

    Go Brad, Im not biased but we all know you can do it, dads on your shoulder but dont let him tell you which way to go.

  80. Nigel GER 87 says:

    A big thumbs up to the video team!! The short summaries of the day are ace.

  81. Peter says:

    Is it possible before the event ends for a list of the sailmaker each skipper is using to be published ?

    • John Arundell says:

      Looking at the excellent photos from Huub, Damian and Vicky on Flickr, it seems that an awful lot of top 30 skippers are using BG sails (as I do and they’re excellent)

  82. Jamie B says:

    found myself laughing whilst watching the Day 4 video. Take note of Gibbo and Elliott during Martins interview… “the Likely lads “!

  83. Resume of the reporting:
    Quite excellently event with miraculous videos and photos! It gives pleasure to sail on the computer with the eyes with!
    Greeting to Max, Jens, Carsten and Michael and all the others from Bremen

    Tommy – GER 62

  84. John Arundell says:

    If anyone is interested below is the overall position changes for top 10, from R2 to R17
    Peter Stollery 39 = 6-4-6-3-3-3-3-2-2-4-3-3-1-1-1-1
    Brad Gibson 42 =12-6-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2
    Martin Roberts 22 =3-1-3-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-3
    Robert Walsh 125 =1-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-2-4-4-4-4-3-4
    Graham Elliott 109=4-4-2-2-2-2-2-3-4-3-2-2-3-3-5-5
    Graham Bantock 95 =15-15-14-15-13-13-13-11-8-9-11-8-8-7-6-6
    Zvonko Jelacic 35=18-17-20-21-17-16-15-15-13-11-12-12-10-10-9-7
    Alexis Carre 73=7 -8-7-7-8-9-8-8-10-10-7-7 -6-8-8-8
    Ian Vickers 171= 54-32-13-14-15-15-16-14-12-14-13-10-9-6-7-9
    Mirko Ukas 80 CRO Pikanto =29-18-11-8-11-11-9-10-11-12-10-11-12-11-10-10
    I have the top 20 so if anyone interested in a skipper not mentioned let me know
    and I’ll post it

  85. John Arundell says:

    If anyone is interested below is the overall position changes for top 10, from R2 to R18
    Peter Stollery 39 = 6-4-6-3-3-3-3-2-2-4-3-3-1-1-1-1-1
    Brad Gibson 42 =12-6-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2
    Martin Roberts 22 =3-1-3-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-3-3
    Robert Walsh 125 =1-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-2-4-4-4-4-3-4-4
    Graham Elliott 109=4-4-2-2-2-2-2-3-4-3-2-2-3-3-5-5-5
    Graham Bantock 95 =15-15-14-15-13-13-13-11-8-9-11-8-8-7-6-6-6
    Zvonko Jelacic 35=18-17-20-21-17-16-15-15-13-11-12-12-10-10-9-7-8
    Alexis Carre 73=7 -8-7-7-8-9-8-8-10-10-7-7 -6-8-8-8-7
    Ian Vickers 171= 54-32-13-14-15-15-16-14-12-14-13-10-9-6-7-9-9
    Mirko Ukas 80 CRO Pikanto =29-18-11-8-11-11-9-10-11-12-10-11-12-11-10-10
    I have the top 20 so if anyone interested in a skipper not mentioned let me know
    and I’ll post it

  86. John Arundell says:

    Update on most promotions after Race 19:
    on 11:Blackwood 135, v.Rossem 66, Mackey 29
    on 10: Rossignol 122, Gillessen 99
    on 9: Grubisa 68, de Jong 41, T Binks 72, Justesen 52, Vesanovic 44, Bakotic 96, Allen 74
    on 8: Geuerts 91, Jentsch 141, Edwards 75, Albiges 05, Boker 55, Matic 89,
    Cohen 100, Walker 126, Matuljic 33, Signorelli 180

  87. John Arundell says:

    Biggest mover so far today, day4, after Race 19 is Robert Matulja who has jumped from 22nd to 20th after 2 races today

  88. John Arundell says:

    Well done Michael Scharmer GER 09 !!!
    thats his first promotion to A fleet after R 20, heat B !!!
    (He did finish 17th in R2 but was demoted.)

  89. John Arundell says:

    “39 goes out of control on the way up to the A fleet start B 42 Brad helps out in a quick receiver change ”
    Wow Brad Gibson you are a proper sportsman!!!

  90. John Arundell says:

    Update on most promotions after R20:
    on 11: Blackwood 135, v.Rossem 66, Mackey 29, Rossignol 122
    on 10: Walker 126, Gillessen 99
    on 9: Jentsch 141, Matic 89, Grubisa 68, de Jong 41, T Binks 72
    Justesen 52, Vesanovic 44, Bakotic 96, Allen 74

  91. Ted Flack says:

    Sportsmanship at the highest level!

  92. John Arundell says:

    If anyone is interested below is the overall position changes for top 10, from R2 to R20.
    Brad back on top, Peter drops to 2nd, Graham E moves to 3rd, Martin back to 4th:
    Brad Gibson 42 =12-6-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2-1
    Peter Stollery 39 = 6-4-6-3-3-3-3-2-2-4-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-2
    Graham Elliott 109=4-4-2-2-2-2-2-3-4-3-2-2-3-3-5-5-5-3
    Martin Roberts 22 =3-1-3-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-3-3-4
    Robert Walsh 125 =1-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-2-4-4-4-4-3-4-4-5
    Graham Bantock 95 =15-15-14-15-13-13-13-11-8-9-11-8-8-7-6-6-6-6
    Alexis Carre 73=7 -8-7-7-8-9-8-8-10-10-7-7 -6-8-8-8-7-7
    Zvonko Jelacic 35=18-17-20-21-17-16-15-15-13-11-12-12-10-10-9-7-8-8
    Ian Vickers 171= 54-32-13-14-15-15-16-14-12-14-13-10-9-6-7-9-9-9
    Mirko Ukas 80 CRO Pikanto =29-18-11-8-11-11-9-10-11-12-10-11-12-11-10-10-10

    I have the top 20 so if anyone interested in a skipper not mentioned let me know
    and I’ll post it

  93. John Arundell says:

    After Race 20 movers and shakers are:
    Matulja, 33 CRO improves from 22nd to 18th and Cedric Carre, 78 FRA jumps from 23rd into 20th

  94. John Arundell says:

    Torvald Klem NOR 47 makes it into A fleet (in R21) at last!!

  95. Shoe says:

    Thank you so much UK video team. We really appreciate watching here in the USA. Excellent summaries and interviews. Superb shots.

  96. John Arundell says:

    Top 10 leaderboard position changes from Race 2 to Race 22 :
    Peter Stollery 39 GBR BritPOP! 6 4 6 3 3 3 3 2 2 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
    Brad Gibson 42 GBR BritPOP 12 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2
    Graham Elliott 109 GBR BritPOP 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 4 3 3 3
    Robert Walsh 125 GBR Lintel XX 1 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 5 4
    Martin Roberts 22 GBR Lintel 3 1 3 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 5
    Graham Bantock 95 GBR Pikanto 15 15 14 15 13 13 13 11 8 9 11 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
    Zvonko Jelacic 35 CRO Pikanto 18 17 20 21 17 16 15 15 13 11 12 12 10 10 9 7 8 8 8 7 7
    Alexis Carre 73 FRA Pikanto 7 8 7 7 8 9 8 8 10 10 7 7 6 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 8
    Ian Vickers 171AUS, V7 54 32 13 14 15 15 16 14 12 14 13 10 9 6 7 9 9 9 9 10 10

    • John Arundell says:

      ….sorry Jeff got left off above:
      Jeff Byerley 14 AUS Cheinz 2 2 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 9 11 11 11 10 10 9 9

  97. Rob Schuch says:

    Goodluck to everyone at the last day of the worlds, in particular the top 5 skippers.

    That the best and fairest sailor may win the event.

  98. Peter Williams says:

    Good Luck to all on the last day. It has been a pleasure following all the action from Malta and what a supberb event.

    Thanks also to the video team, without whom it would not have felt like we were there.

  99. John Arundell says:

    I think R22 and R23 results have done for Martin Roberts hopes, but deserves a podium at least IMO

  100. John Arundell says:

    I reckon Ian Vickers will jump Carre and Jelacic after R24 (4 discards)

  101. John Arundell says:

    Update on most promoted after Race 23:
    on 11: Walker 126
    on10: Blackwood 135, Mackey 29, v.Rossem 66, de Jong 41
    0n 9: Rossignol 122, Gillessen 99, Boker 55
    on 8: Grubisaa 68, Bakotic 96, Jentsch 141, Jaklin 13, Brower 142, Justesen 52, Allen 74

  102. Windward RC says:

    Day 5 Video posted. Once again… fantastic!

    Graham is stylin the best hat, and BG is rockin his trademark Chuck Taylors… brilliant!

  103. John Arundell says:

    Update on most promotions after Race 23:
    on 14: Walker 126, Mackey 29, v.Rossem 66
    on 13: Blackwood 135
    on12: de Jong 41, Boker 55,
    on 11: Rossignol 122, Gillessen 99, Justesen 52, Grubisa 68, Jentsch 141

  104. John Arundell says:

    tactical sailing going on between 39 and 42 in R24!!!!!!!!!?????????????

  105. John Arundell says:

    anyone else clicking the refresh button every 10 seconds??

  106. Ted Flack says:

    I almost wore out the refresh button.

    Short of live video this is a fantastic way to cover an event. I sure hope they covered that race with a video, and the next one as well.

    • John Arundell says:

      Yes I agree. Next big improvement would be “live” video ideally from a boat with a professional skipper taking video.

    • John Arundell says:

      I would be prepared to pay to view such a broadcast. Maybe if enough viewers who agree would pay the cost of doing this then they might do it.

  107. John Foster says:

    My mouse is red hot now and working overtime ……………….

  108. John Arundell says:

    Anyone know final race deadline? I reckon they’ll struggle to get 2 races in now.

  109. Ted Flack says:

    4th June
    Final Racing Day (09.00 until 16.30hr)
    Award Ceremony (19.00hr)

  110. John Arundell says:

    Top 20 changes in position overall R2 to R24:
    Peter Stollery 39 GBR BritPOP! 6 4 6 3 3 3 3 2 2 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
    Brad Gibson 42 GBR BritPOP 12 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
    Graham Elliott 109 GBR BritPOP 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3
    Martin Roberts 22 GBR Lintel 3 1 3 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 4
    Robert Walsh 125 GBR Lintel XX 1 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 5
    Graham Bantock 95 GBR Pikanto 15 15 14 15 13 13 13 11 8 9 11 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
    Alexis Carre 73 FRA Pikanto 7 8 7 7 8 9 8 8 10 10 7 7 6 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 7
    Zvonko Jelacic 35 CRO Pikanto 18 17 20 21 17 16 15 15 13 11 12 12 10 10 9 7 8 8 8 7 7 8 8
    Jeff Byerley 14 AUS Cheinz 2 2 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 9 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 10 9
    Ian Vickers 171 54 32 13 14 15 15 16 14 12 14 13 10 9 6 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 10
    Marko Matic 89 CRO Pikanto 13 13 8 13 14 12 11 12 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 14 14 14 11
    Mirko Ukas 80 CRO Pikanto 29 18 11 8 11 11 9 10 11 12 10 11 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 11 11 12
    Craig Mackey 29 USA Lintel? 47 47 35 23 24 22 17 17 17 16 14 14 13 13 15 13 12 12 13 12 12 12 13
    Peter Allen 74 BAR Lintel 31 19 16 12 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 13 14 14 12 12 14 13 11 11 13 13 14
    Soren Andresen 93 DEN Mad Max 9 14 18 20 21 23 23 25 27 27 24 22 19 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 15 15 15
    Tony Gonsalves 151 BAR Lintel 5 11 9 11 12 14 14 16 15 13 16 15 15 15 14 14 13 14 14 15 16 16 16
    Marc Pomarede 144 FRA Pikanto 11 9 12 10 10 8 10 9 9 8 8 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 17 17 17 17 17
    Olivier Cohen 100 FRA Pikanto 27 26 30 22 22 24 25 24 26 28 28 29 28 27 22 22 21 21 22 21 20 18 18
    Robert Matulja 33 CRO Pikanto 26 30 34 28 27 26 27 27 28 25 25 26 25 23 21 21 22 20 18 18 19 19 19
    Yannick Rossignol 122 FRA 49 38 32 31 28 31 28 28 25 26 27 25 23 25 23 24 24 24 24 23 22 21 20

  111. ken Coles says:

    What a fantastic series – the way 39 and 45 have battled out over the last 3 days is a credit to our sport (and sportsmanship). Its a pity someone must come second

  112. John Arundell says:

    I don’t mind who wins now! 39 and 42 have sailed brilliantly (as have others) and entertained us right to the last heat, beat and race

  113. Jamie B says:

    congratulation Peter.. awesome effort !

  114. Jamie B says:

    Brad, my thoughts are with you mate.

  115. John Arundell says:

    Just goes to prove that nice guys DO win! That’s true whether Brad or Peter won. On the day it was Peter. You could not wish to meet two nicer skippers.
    Well done Peter!!

  116. Stan says:

    Thanks everyone it was fantastic to be able to follow this. Congratulations for a job well done.

  117. Peter Stollery…at last.
    Congratulations

  118. Barry Chisam says:

    Well done Peter, great performance.
    I hope the video team were able to capture this last race. If so it will cap a great week for them.

  119. Sue Gibbo says:

    Brad, not to be but you are still a winner in our eyes we are proud of you, family at home.

  120. Windward RC says:

    Congrats to Peter Stollery and the rest of the competitors, committee, and staff at West Kirby for a brilliant Worlds!

    It has been a pleasure to follow along from the US and a privledge to be a sponsor.

    Cheers All!

    Chuck & CJ LeMahieu
    Windward RC

  121. Chris Durant says:

    Very many congratulations to Peter – what a year for him!
    What all the rest of us mere mortals now need to find out is just how he and Brad do it and then do it exactly the same way ourselves!
    One of the competitors has remarked to me just now by phone that the sportsmanship displayed at this event between Peter and Brad was an example to all of us, so well done for that high standard too.
    kind regards
    Chris Durant

  122. John Arundell says:

    Top 20 skippers, overall position changes, R2 thro to R25:
    Peter Stollery 39 GBR BritPOP! 6 4 6 3 3 3 3 2 2 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
    Brad Gibson 42 GBR BritPOP 12 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2
    Graham Elliott 109 GBR BritPOP 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
    Martin Roberts 22 GBR Lintel 3 1 3 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 4 4
    Robert Walsh 125 GBR Lintel XX 1 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 5
    Graham Bantock 95 GBR Pikanto 15 15 14 15 13 13 13 11 8 9 11 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 8
    Alexis Carre 73 FRA Pikanto 7 8 7 7 8 9 8 8 10 10 7 7 6 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 6
    Zvonko Jelacic 35 CRO Pikanto 18 17 20 21 17 16 15 15 13 11 12 12 10 10 9 7 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 7
    Jeff Byerley 14 AUS Cheinz 2 2 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 9 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 10 9 9
    Ian Vickers 171 54 32 13 14 15 15 16 14 12 14 13 10 9 6 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 10 10
    Marko Matic 89 CRO Pikanto 13 13 8 13 14 12 11 12 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 14 14 14 11 11
    Mirko Ukas 80 CRO Pikanto 29 18 11 8 11 11 9 10 11 12 10 11 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 11 11 12 13
    Craig Mackey 29 USA Lintel? 47 47 35 23 24 22 17 17 17 16 14 14 13 13 15 13 12 12 13 12 12 12 13 14
    Peter Allen 74 BAR Lintel 31 19 16 12 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 13 14 14 12 12 14 13 11 11 13 13 14 12
    Soren Andresen 93 DEN Mad Max 9 14 18 20 21 23 23 25 27 27 24 22 19 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 15
    Tony Gonsalves 151 BAR Lintel 5 11 9 11 12 14 14 16 15 13 16 15 15 15 14 14 13 14 14 15 16 16 16 16
    Marc Pomarede 144 FRA Pikanto 11 9 12 10 10 8 10 9 9 8 8 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 17 17 17 17 17 17
    Olivier Cohen 100 FRA Pikanto 27 26 30 22 22 24 25 24 26 28 28 29 28 27 22 22 21 21 22 21 20 18 18 18
    Robert Matulja 33 CRO Pikanto 26 30 34 28 27 26 27 27 28 25 25 26 25 23 21 21 22 20 18 18 19 19 19 19
    Yannick Rossignol 122 FRA 49 38 32 31 28 31 28 28 25 26 27 25 23 25 23 24 24 24 24 23 22 21 20 20

  123. John Arundell says:

    I wonder how many World championships skippers have had 6 race wins out of 25 and still lost!!!!
    Bad luck Brad, but brilliantly sailed in a truly sportsmanlike way!

  124. Peter Sutton says:

    Congratulations to Peter on a magnificent win. Congratulations to all the other competitors who have contributed to such an enthralling competition, it has kept me on the edge of my seat all week. Such close sailing, such excellent competition. Finally congratulations to all the organisers and officials without whom this event could not have happened. Wonderful film of the event and Damian’s tweets almost made me feel I was there. Thanks and well done everybody.

  125. Al says:

    I sure hope someone has a video of the last race.
    I would love to see the comeback that Peter made.

  126. Scott Chisholm says:

    Congrat’s Pete you’ve got done it this time!! Hat’s off ro you running the event and winning it thats a major effort.
    To Brad that boats a rocket impressive result to have all 3 britpop’s in the top 3.
    Good to see the local boys all right up there.
    Might even have to think about finding myself a boat again.
    Well done everyone enjoy the night.

    Regards
    Scott

  127. JOHN says:

    lindsay&annie walker well done to both such a short time in this wonderful sport. build your own boat and compete at top level ballina boys are proud of you both.congrats to the winners the coverage was great.

  128. Lars Møller says:

    Video From day 6. ????????????????????????????

  129. Christoher Englebert says:

    I followed the competion day by day and watching the great video´s and pictures.
    Unfortunately there are no video´s and pictures of day 6, anyhow congratulations to the winners and all good sailors, it was a pleasure to follow the competion from great distance and feeling so close to what happend!

    • I suspect that the delay is due to the presentation evening, this will no doubt be included in Day 6 or as an addition, plus unlike the other days everyone has to checkout of hotels, B&B’s spare rooms etc.

      On another note I think that all the MYA volunteers, assisting skippers and West Kirby Sailing Club helpers deserve a massive thanks from us for their efforts in staging the event.

      Well done to all.

  130. John Foster says:

    Give the organisers a chance for goodness sake, everything comes to he who waits…
    I am sure it will be well worth waiting for, going by the previous videos I have watched over and over again………

  131. sully says:

    Thanks to all that provided the recaps and scoresheet updates. What a great presentation of our sport.

  132. Denny says:

    Thank you to the video crew. Great job! I look forward to the last day video and I know that all of the Radio Sailing fans around the world are thankful for your efforts.

  133. Barry Chisam says:

    Thanks for that last day video with great coverage of the last and deciding race.
    Well done the whole video crew and thanks again.

  134. Graham Elliott says:

    Just a few thankyous,
    firstly to Peter for doing the lions share of the organising for a great competition. Glad we have learnt how to learn from previous events.
    Secondly to Brad for designing and building the fastest IOM I have had the privelage to sail, the britPOP! Having sailed the boat for a few weeks before the race in all conditions from ‘Birkenhead pox’ to a howling North Sea gale I knew I was going into the race with ‘quite a fast boat’.
    With the 3 boats making a clean sweep the, britPOP! is already influencing new boat design, what better compliment.
    See you Wednesday.

  135. John Foster says:

    I said earlier that the video of the last days racing would be worth waiting for, and it certainly was. Many thanks to ALL the people involved in this event, and making it a week to remember for a long time.

  136. Well back home the German Team wants to say a big THANK YOU to all who worked for the event and to all skippers!!! It was a pleassure to sail at West Kirby, to meet all the people from all over the world and to see and to feel, what our sport can be.
    Congratiulation again to you, Peter!

  137. Simon Clarke says:

    Link to my ‘2011 IOM Worlds’ Facebook album ………

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150261969837664.377951.701932663&l=e34836b2e4

    Congrats Peter, a job well done!

  138. Zio Gino says:

    Veri good and spectacular organization .- Well done podium .- Congratulations Massimo Apostoli ITA 105.-
    tks, Zio Gino

  139. Graham Elliott says:

    Stats are very interesting and extremely useful for future hosts to gain sponsorship, well done Damian.

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