the fifth day of racing - 4
photos by Kim Bergevin
|(l to r) Gordon
Harris, Stephan Nandrup-Bus and John Hartley have recovered well after
unspectacular starts, but ...
|... it will be Graham
and Robin Barker (8888) - seen here ahead of Richard Johnson (l)
and Søren Jensen (r) - who ...
|... round the mark ...
|... in first place.
|A quick spinnaker
hoist by Graham and Robin for the brief offset leg, while the Taylor
brothers (7673) and the Rahns (286) ...
|... will round 2-3
just ahead of ...
|... Gordon Harris
(968) and Uncle Al (3854) with Toby Mace? to windward of them and Hans
Gottschling with Pedro Santos in The Nutshell (938) just behind
them. Al and Marc (3854) have recovered very well from a bad start and
will round 6th or 7th.
|Both Peter (l)
and Mark have waited til the offset mark to ...
... hoist their chutes. The mark in this photo is the offset mark, and Gordon (968), Søren (9355 who has come in on port and tacked underneath at the last second) and Al (3854) still have a few lengths to go before reaching the windward mark. Ted Gadd (7699) has now joined the procession in front of Hans (far right)....
|Peter (286) casts an
anxious glance astern. And why not? The hordes are ...
... on their way! It's a slow hoist for Uncle Al (r) as another red spinnaker (Toby Mace) is already filled and straining to catch Al. Other from left to right: Ted Gadd in front of Hans Gottschling, Jay Colville (and his pink hourglass!), Steve Carroll (6066, his best first leg yet!) in front of Paul Laderoute who has fallen back in the last couple of hundred yards to the windward mark, John Hartley, Guy Hacon (making a much needed recovery from a poor start, too), Doug and Chris Ryan (dear old dad making his only start of the Worlds a fine one as he filled in for Chris Purtle who had to leave) and Brian Mills with Louis Jaillet (4675) also looking excellent....
|893 - for full-size view, click here
|Graham Barker (8888)
opts for the left side of the run, letting his nearest pursuers, Mark
Taylor (7673) and Peter Rahn (286) go off to the right. If nothing
else, Graham will have right of way, should these three meet again near
crews, Ted Gadd with Wendy (7699) and Jay Colville with Ian Harley
(404) stay right while Steve Carroll and John Attwell are gybing Fanfare
(6066) to go left.
|A lovely, quick hoist
for Hans Gottschling and Pedro Santos (yellow, red and black spi) as
they try to get past Paul and Alan Laderoute (7380) and John Hartley
with Nick Philp in Fantasia (7628) who will have to hurry and
get their spis filled before Hans takes their wind.
|Guy Hacon (8686) has a
nice puff as he nears the offset mark and begins a major comeback that
will bring him back to 11th, just enough to edge out Uncle Al for
series 7th by a single point - for full-size
image, click here
|A header for Hans
(938) while Peter Kozak (300) still struggles to complete the first
beat. All else being equal, Peter should have gone right on the beat as
soon as he realized lots of boats would round ahead of him, because by
staying left, he is now sailing in wind that has already been used and
depleted by dozens of boats going to the offset mark and then starting
the run, as can be seen ...
|... here. Guy (8686)
meanwhile, is cleverly sailing high to increase his apparent wind
before he tries to bear away and sail deeper.
|Louis Jaillet (4675)
will no doubt invite his helm, Brian Mills, to get the spinnaker all
the way up as soon as Louis gets the pole taken care of. Not too many
appealing options for Roger Challis (9174) until Doug Netherton (1366)
and Paul Laderoute (r) get a bit further away. Not the best of
days for Kit Wallace (1037) as he too, limps through air that has been
chopped up by dozens of boats.
|Meanwhile, rush hour
at the windward mark continues.
|Paul (7380) has to be
sure to keep clear of the boat off his bow who is the leeward boat.
Roger Shepherd and Joanne Kumpf (7700) head right on the run as Heider
Funck's bow enters the picture from the ...
|... left corner.
Meanwhile, Mike O'Malley and Justin Denny (551) get set to pop the chute
and set off in pursuit of Dwight Aplevich in Eclairelle.
|Still busy times at
the windward mark: (l to r) Alastair Ryder-Turner with young
Andrew, the Isle of Man men: John Dowling with Terry Holt, Bob Kennedy
with son, Scott, off the bow of Alan and Lesley Chaplin, UKWA Chairman,
Liz Feibusch with Frances Lilley (10000) and Vancouver's own Doug Honey
and Becky Robson.
|The beauty of a run:
there's room for everyone to find their own lane of clear air.
|John and Dolores de
Boer prepare for their spinnaker hoist in ...
|... a fair bit of
traffic. Annelies Groen (300) appears all set to harpoon a whale while
Kevin and Shirley Pegler in Wildwood (1071) wisely steer for
emptier spaces off to the right side of the run.
|As Kit Wallace and
David Weatherston (finally) pilot Ab faB past the windward mark
just behind Andrew and Nigel Gumley, John Dowling (8322) fins a good
escape route by gybing to port and heading left.
|Geoff Edwards and
George Waller (9483) have the inside track on Ed and Winnie Gillespie
as they round the windward mark.
|AEC Wayfarer Worlds links|
report by Uncle Al
report from Richard & Michele
the real story by Toby Mace and Neil Fletcher
how we all fared
we got letters
the Whiffle that covered the Worlds
photos from on shore
on shore with Richard Johnson
on shore with Gord Leachman
at PCYC with John de Boer and Dave Hansman
at PCYC with Liz Feibusch and Tony Hunt
on shore with Uncle Al - 1
on shore with Uncle Al - 2
caricatures with Diane Zaremba (W440)
one group's aftermath
a few pics of the champion boat's layout
photos on the water
the practice race - 1
the practice race - 2
the practice race - 3
the practice race - 4
the practice race - 5
the first day of racing - 1
the first day of racing - 2
the first day of racing - 3
the second day of racing - 1
the second day of racing - 2
the third day of racing - 1
the third day of racing - 2
the fourth day of racing - 1
the fourth day of racing - 2
the fifth day of racing - 1
the fifth day of racing - 2
the fifth day of racing - 3
the fifth day of racing - 4
the fifth day of racing - 5
AEC Wayfarer Worlds Annex
at PCYC with Geoff Lepper - 1
at PCYC with Geoff Lepper - 2
at PCYC with Geoff Lepper - 3
Wayfarer Worlds XII: as Paul Robinson captured them:
Thursday's racing - 1
Thursday's racing - 2
Friday night was caricature night
leaving MSC for Saturday's final race