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1997 Finn World Masters - Cervia, Italy

1997 Finn World Masters - Cervia, Italy
 
1
ITA 1
W Gerz
2
2
16
53
1
3
24
2
CAN 1
L Lemieux
1
1
DSQ
23
2
2
29
3
CRO 1
M Fabris
8
3
DSQ
21
6
4
42
4
ITA 784
B Catalan
6
11
53
1
14
12
44
5
GER 47
P Raderschadt
3
7
13
9
24
16
48
6
GER 3
W Mai
19
5
17
6
5
17
50
7
HUN 177
G Antal
9
9
8
67
19
7
52
8
ITA 82
R Bosetti
12
15
DSQ
13
8
11
59
9
CZE 8
J Outrata
7
4
24
91
18
9
62
10
AUT 2
K Schimitzek
14
19
DSQ
12
11
6
62
11
SWE 6
J Bjoernberg
PMS
25
27
3
7
5
67
12
FRA 78
J P Gaston
11
21
33
68
3
1
69
13
GER 51
H Heide
16
10
32
7
25
20
78
14
NED 713
H De Jager
4
32
20
10
26
21
81
15
GER 10
E Biebritz
5
14
38
26
10
31
86
16
GER 39
K Erich
30
12
12
5
45
30
89
17
NED 717
A Schippets
18
28
5
117
27
15
93
18
CZE 318
M Plecity
10
13
DSQ
18
35
28
104
19
GER 44
A Lochbrunner
21
62
DSQ
14
9
10
116
20
NED 644
L Nodari
23
55
2
97
15
22
117
21
CRO 111
M V Damir
13
26
DSQ
48
13
18
118
22
SWE 7
M Brandt
22
51
3
40
28
29
122
23
GER 77
L Koepnick
50
24
19
29
42
13
127
24
NED 600
B Van Den
31
45
28
27
29
14
129
25
SUI 445
A Roost
28
17
23
19
44
54
131
 
26   AUT 210    W Schuster
27   CRO 110   L Cicarelli
28   GER 63     M Pandler
29   GER 49     H Klein
30   GER 68     W Balthasar
31   GER 66     R Balthasar
32   NED 711   E Scherzer
33   CZE 2        J Senkyr
34   GBR 534   R Cobb
35   CZE 7        V Cintl
36   GER 2071 R Boeckelt
37   GER 55     H Sondermann
38   GER 40     H Stammnitz
39   SUI 438     H Falzer
40   SWE 688   P Nilson
41   SWE 711   S Waldo
42   GER 48     M Poeschl
43   NED 712   K Kruyer
44   SUI 430     R Baumann
45   ITA 33        F Stefani
46   GER 122   H Herwig
47   GER 53     K Berg
48   ITA 84        P Pinzan
49   FRA 784    C Vanthier
50   GER 2033  D Ottlik
51   NED 690   M Kempkes
52   GER 62     S Loeffelmann
53   ITA 93        K Mair
54   NED 723   O Van Heusden
55   GER 34     D Borges
56   GER 1669 B Guenter
57   NED 716   J Van Altena
58   GER 159   D Ciesielski
59   HUN 14     P Sipos
60   FRA 777    J Matayer
61   GER 17     C Niehusen
62   ITA 37        P Visona
63   GER 42     J Fraft
64   GER 139   H Halbach
65   GBR 536   M Till
66   NED 605   R Bnerends
67   GER 281   M Dellas
68   CZE 479    G Antonin
69   SUI 454     A Baumann
71   GER 2222 R Lehnert
72   NED 625   B Huist
73   NED 598   N Boot
74   NED 639   H Van Der
75   SUI 409     M Nerbollier
76   GER 200   H Vetter
77   NED 587   B Kraan
78   GER 78     O Ebbeke
79   GER 1983 E Zopfs
80   GER 21     J Stahlberg
81   FRA 790    D Poissant
82   NED 698   H Saarnio
83   GER 701   D Goetz
84   GER 89     G Kellermann
86   GER 98     X Stephl
87   ITA 710      E Lanzoni
88   GER 94     P Schobert
89   SWE 717   B Bergman
90   GER 102   S Boehl
91   GER 103   B Thiele
92   GER 2099 H Wendel
93   GER 119   P Bronke
94   GER 1941 A Blum
95   GER 1714 P Gellert
96   ITA 88        M Giugni Umberto
97   GER 95     G Bollrath
98   GER 1884 O Kaeser
99   SUI 523     H Lehmann
100 FRA 776 P Pregre
101 GBR 509 M Camps
102 GER 2105 B Fischer
103 NED 697 R Sala Richard
104 CZE 9 S Frantisek Dasek
105 NED 624 G Van Wouedberg
106 GER 73 G Hopp
107 GER 1863 J Ott
108 GER 105 J Warnecke
109 GER 1777 U Dahlinger
110 GER 35 H Ehlers
111 GER 1966 M Thunn
112 GER 168 J Larsen
113 GER 1796 K Mayer
114 GER 131 H Schlick
115 GER 1790  F Bordes
116 NED 532 J Isselmann
117 GER 2031 M Rowenski
118 NED 682 N Van Brummelen
119 GER 234 J Griesser
120 GER 9 F Koch
121 GER 2055 J Mueck
122 GER 153  M Witte
123 FRA 764 B Michal
124 SUI 418 M Hunziker
125 GER 115 A Simon
126 GER 1851 K Licht
127 GER 2013 D Fehse
128 GER 20 C Donner
129 BEL 35  L Neve
130 FRA 742 G Vuillemey
130 GER 1760 M Mangei
 
Participants came from 13 nations with the largest contingent from Germany. The oldest competitor was Didier Poissant aged 74, the French Olympiad of 1954 in Melbourne whilst the youngest would have been in his 40th year. For the very first time there were two lady entries, one from Switzerland and one from Germany.
 
At a meeting held during the week the Masters Secretary General Rolf Lehnert was elected to be the Masters representative on the I.F.A. committee. This invitation to join forces with the I.F.A reinforces the already very important status of the Masters fleet.
 
Race 1
In an easterly wind of 7 - 10 knots, Wolfgang Gerz sailing under ITA 1 but from Germany, made an excellent start in clear air in the middle of the line and led for the first three legs but in covering the second placed G. Antal lost out to Larry Lemieux from Canada who held the lead to the end. Wolfgang was second followed by Peter Raderschadt in third and Henk de Jager in fourth place.
 
Race 2
After a second failed start the Committee postponed and a delay of some 2 hours ensued. At the restart, Gerz who had started at the favoured pin end and went left up the first beat was first to the mark with Lemieux who started at the Committee boat end being second at the mark. After the wind increased to 2-3, Lemieux managed to slip Gerz’s cover in the shifting conditions to take the gun for his second win with Gerz second and Minski Fabris third. The French veteran Didier Poissant achieved a very creditable 29th place having being in the top ten at the early stages of the race.
 
Race 3
Most of the previous days leaders went left after the start but a very large shift to the right gave an advantage to those who had opted to go right. This situation led to a number of new faces at the weather mark including the eventual winner, Roland Balthasar from Germany, followed by L.Nodari and Michael Brandt.
 
The race committee disqualified 17 boats with PMS and posted a protest against Lemieux for apparently hitting a mark as seen by a jury boat. Lemieux denied this incident and after a peremptory hearing without Lemieux being able to call any witnesses he was disqualified. Later another competitor supported his view that he had not hit the mark but as a good sportsman he let the matter rest although this result moved him from a relatively safe overall first.
 
Race 4
After the third race the wind backed to a sea breeze and settled to force 3 / 4. At the leeward mark on the last round Larry Lemieux, Wolfgang Gerz and Jean Paul Gaston were leading. On the last beat the leaders went left and suffered badly from a 50 degree veer in the wind.  The winner was Bruno Catalan. O. Van Heusden was second place and Jan Bjoernberg was third.
 
Race 5
After an initial postponement and two general recalls the fleet got off with most boats going left. Once again both Gerz and Lemieux fought out the lead. With few windshifts of any importance speed and height through the water were essential and the more experienced helms quickly made both height and distance over the others. The reaches and runs were uneventful but fast and the final beat saw Gerz win, with Lemieux second and Jean-Paul Gaston in third.
 
Race 6
This was a most enjoyable race sailed under excellent conditions and a flat sea state. There were minor wind shifts which became critical near the first weather mark. The race leaders retained their positions with only some changes and the winner was Jean Paul Gaston from France with Wolfgang Gerz and Larry Lemieux in second and third places. This meant that Lemieux’s DSQ had effectively cost him the championship and Wolfgang Gerz walked off with the Gold Cup.
Wolfgang Gerz disproved all the theories being only some 78 kilos weight and sailing as per usual the Finn in this event only and that in a borrowed boat in which he had not sailed before.
 

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