The British team was on good form after second day at IFDS worlds at St Petersberg Yacht Club, in Florida yesterday
The British team was on good form after second day at IFDS worlds at St Petersberg Yacht Club, in Florida yesterday (28 October, 2001). The day’s racing was initially delayed waiting for the wind and seas to subside andracing finally got underway with 30 teams from 11 countries battling the elements and enjoying close racing.
Heiko Kroger of Germany remained undefeated in the 2.4 mR singlehanded class, recording an impressive four wins out of four races. In the close fleet, Team GBR sailor Andrew Millband recorded his best result of the series so far with a fourth place in the first race of the day. Sailing well in the tricky conditions, he secured a seventh place in the second race to keep him in seventh place overall, one place in front of team mate Allan Smith, who also had a good day, scoring a second and an eighth.
In the three-crew Sonar class, the British boat of John Robertson, John Long and Hannah Stodel continued their good form from the previous day, to add a fourth and another second place to their score to keep them in second place overall behind Canadian Brian Mackie and his team. British team mates Andy Cassell, Brian Harding and Edward Suckling also had a good day, scoring a fifth and sixth place to move them up into third place overall.
Results (after day 2, 4 races)
1, B. Mackie, B. MacDonald, P. Tingley CAN (1,2,1,1) 5 pts
2, J. Robertson, H. Stodel, J. Long GBR (2,4,4,2) 12 pts
3, A. Cassell, B. Harding, E. Suckling GBR(5,6,2,3) 16 pts
1, H. Kroeger GER (1,1,1,1) 4 pts
2, T. Brown USA (6,4,3,4) 17 pts
3, J. Stordahl NOR (9,3,5,2)19 pts
Team GBR results
7, A. Millband (5,12,4,7) 28 pts
8, A. Smith (8,11,2,8) 29 pts