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2002 Europeans - Cesme, Turkey

Finn European Championships 2002 - Cesme, Turkey
 
 
Seq
Sailno
Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Score
1
GBR 3
Ben AINSLIE
4
8
1
9
DSQ*
4
5
1
1
33
2
ITA 1
Luca DEVOTI
6
2
4
2
13*
9
4
10
6
43
3
CRO 11
Karlo KURET
3
9
8
1
5
15
29*
3
7
51
4
ESP 100
Rafael Trujillo VILLAR
2
6
6
6
10
3
19
29*
16
68
5
NED 785
Jaap ZIELHUIS
1
4
10
8
21
6
15
4
29*
69
6
GBR 6
Andrew SIMPSON
5
12
BFD*
7
19
1
9
12
5
70
7
FRA 17
Pascal RAMBEAU
7
11
7
11
6
2
7
34*
26
77
8
GRE 6
Emilios PAPATHANASSIOU
8
7
24
16
1
7
1
DNF*
16
80
9
GER 79
Michael FELLMANN
11
1
2
5
2
32
38*
20
23
96
10
TUR 6
A. Enver ADAKAN
22
3
16
17
22
23*
2
2
12
96
11
GBR 15
Charlie CUMBLEY
17
15
17
10
18
21
12
6
22*
116
12
SWE 7
Kristian ADERMAN
14
34*
22
23
17
19
3
15
4
117
13
DEN 7
Soren HOLM
27
14
15
12
14
18
10
9
DNF*
119
14
CRO 14
Nenad VIALI
28
31
5
13
8
10
36*
14
17
126
15
FRA 73
Guilleaume FLORENT
9
21
BFD*
21
16
20
34
8
2
131
16
CZE 1
Michael MAIER
30
23
12
34*
29
8
11
7
13
133
17
GBR 541
Chris BRITTLE (J)
19
DSQ*
27
15
7
14
8
22
31
143
18
NED 6
Stefan De VRIES
20
27
13
4
24
16
25
21
BFD*
150
19
AUS 221
Anthony WOSSITER
24
24
11
19
23
13
22
17
25*
153
20
SUI 477
Christophe BURGER
39
5
BFD
33
3
12
16
11
36
155
21
DEN 200
Jonas Hoegh CRISTENSEN (J)
10
25
23
18
12
5
24
DNF*
41
158
22
GBR 577
Dave MELLOR
29
19
14
25
28
31
17
32*
3
166
23
IRL 8
David BURROWS
35
13
9
27
20
11
28
55*
30
173
24
POL 12
Waclaw SZUKIEL
26
26
36
24
11
28
21
5
43*
177
25
FRA 7
Sylvain CHTOUNDER
34
22
31
14
4
44
6
23
50*
178
26
SWE 736
Johann TILLANDER
16
18
49*
46
33
27
26
30
8
204
27
AUS 228
Josh BEAVER
15
29
21
22
32
30
30
48*
42
221
28
CRO 25
Marin MISURA (J)
23
10
20
37
15
OCS*
47
42
33
227
29
USA 40
Bryan BOYD
25
38
43
41
37
29
45*
16
10
239
30
AUT 271
Florian RAUDASCHL
21
39
18
DNF*
30
41
14
31
47
241
31
GRE 12
Apostolos KARNOUTSOS
32
41
40
39
40
22
13
18
DNF*
245
32
BRA 109
Jorge ZARIF
51
32
29
OCS*
27
25
50
27
9
250
33
SWE 734
Anders NILSSON
41
BFD*
35
35
34
17
20
51
18
251
34
FRA 11
Mathieu DEPLANQUE
18
17
BFD*
36
43
38
DNF
24
14
254
35
TUR 3
Arif GURDENLI
40
33
30
40
46*
33
18
36
28
258
36
ESP 107
Agustin HUAREZ
44
30
32
38
DNF*
39
33
25
19
260
37
CZE 9
Michal HRUBY
36
20
19
DNF*
25
43
37
50
32
262
38
IRL 5
Jacob YOUEN
56*
45
44
28
35
37
23
13
45
270
39
GBR 2
Adam COWLING
31
46
34
30
26
47*
32
45
27
271
40
UKR 21
Sergey KOTOV (J)
52
36
26
DNF*
DNF
26
46
19
11
280
41
GBR 593
Ed GREIG (J)
48*
43
25
31
38
45
39
38
21
280
42
GBR 550
Matt HOWARD
42
42
33
45*
41
36
41
26
20
281
43
POL 13
Mateusz KUSZNIEREWICS
13
16
3
3
DSQ*
DNC
DNC
DNC
DNC
291
44
IRL 10
Aaron OGRADY
37
40
48
32
31
46
54*
44
15
293
45
FIN 216
Tapio NIRKKO (J)
46
28
38
49*
42
35
48
28
34
299
46
SLO 5
Gasper VINCEL (J)
45
35
39
29
39
40
DNF*
35
38
300
47
POL 7
Rafal SZUKIEL
55*
37
28
42
44
24
35
47
44
301
48
ITA 15
Michele MARCHESINI
12
BFD*
BFD
26
45
OCS
42
33
35
321
49
TUR 7
Akif MUSLUBAS
47
BFD*
41
20
9
OCS
43
46
BFD
334
50
USA 74
Henry SPRAGUE
38
53
37
48
36
34
27
DNF*
BFD
337
51
NED 80
Sander WILLEMS
33
44
42
DNF*
51
OCS
49
40
37
360
52
GRE 8
Alexandros DRAGOUTSIS
43
50
50
43
49
53*
52
43
40
370
53
GRE 11
Packomios PAPASTEFANOU (J)
BFD*
48
46
47
50
42
31
52
DNF
380
54
POL 40
Robert POTCZYNSKI
57*
51
51
51
48
52
40
37
51
381
55
BRA 100
Mauricio BUENO
49
DNF*
45
44
54
49
57
39
46
383
56
HUN 61
Pallay TIBOR
50
49
55
DNF*
53
50
53
53
24
387
57
ESP 292
Miguel Santa Ursula VIRA
53
55
56
DNF*
47
51
44
41
48
395
58
POL 9
Piotr ZOLTOWSKI (J)
59*
52
52
52
56
55
51
56
39
413
59
TUR 11
Sinan SUMER
54
47
47
53
55
48
56
54
DNF*
414
60
GRE 1
Angelos BOUBOURAS (J)
58*
54
53
50
52
54
55
49
49
416
61
HUN 6
Pal GASZTON (J)
DSQ*
57
58
55
58
57
59
57
52
453
62
HUN 30
Sipos BENCE (J)
61
BFD*
54
56
59
56
58
58
53
455
63
GRE 2
Mitopoulos KOUSTOUTINOS (J)
60
56
57
54
57
58
DNS*
59
DNF
465
 
 
 

Finn European Championship 2002 report

 

The 2002 Finn Junior and Senior European Championships were sailed in Cesme, in Turkey from June 29th to July 8th. It was was officially declared open by sailing 'Pope', ISAF President Paul Henderson during a wonderful opening ceremony preceding a week of wonderful sailing. Reports by by Corrine Rolland-McKenzie and Bill Bell (IJ)

 

Day one

The first day of the Finn European Championship was blessed with great sailing conditions allowing two races in medium to strong wind, waves and blue sky. The 63 Finn sailors sailed the new 'windward-leeward' course under 12 knots, and the revised RRS 42 in the afternoon race when the wind reached 18 to 20 knots.

 

Race one

Race one was started under light (8-9 knots) and a shifty wind. After one general recall, the start was given under black flag, penalising 18 years old Greek sailor, Packomios Papastefanou. Luca Devoti led to the top mark but was passed at the leeward mark by Jaap Zielhuis and Rafael Trujillo. Karlo Kuret and Ben Ainslie, also very fast on the run, gained lots of ground. They finished the race in 3rd and 4th places.

 

Race two

After a two hour race, the wind had increased to 22 knots. The course was then changed for a triangle and the 'Q' flag was up allowing pumping on the downwind legs. After one general recall, the black flag was up again disqualifying five boats.

 

Once again, Luca Devoti was leading at the top mark with Michael Fellmann. The German took advantage of the reaches and the free pumping to pass Luca. Ali Enver Adakan, gained ground on the last two legs to finish in third place. With the wind dying to 12 and eight knots toward the end of the race, the flag Q was replaced by Flag I, reinstalling RRS 42.

 

The Finn fleet 'behaved' on the run and reaches under the watchful eyes of an experienced Jury. Only three breaches of RRS 42 were recorded including two at the start of the beat.

 

After six hours spent on the water, everyone was glad to arrive at the Cesme Yacht Club for free pasta and home made pastries. Tired sailors with sore legs were hoping for some good rest and a massage. "I miss my Laser!" commented Ben Ainslie. The Olympic Champion was lying in 6th position.

 

Race three

The day's only race was started under black flag after a general recall. The wind was stable in direction but uneven in strength over the course, varying between 12 and 18 knots.

 

At the top mark, five sailors were disqualified for breaking the start. After recovering from a bad start, Luca Devoti displayed some great upwind speed to lead the fleet for the third time at the top mark. The Italian was followed by Ben Ainslie who passed him on the reaches. The Laser Champion kept his lead, pushed all the way to the finish by Michael Fellmann and Mateusz Kusznierewicz who finished the race in second and third place. After the downwind legs, Luca regained more ground to cross the line in forth position. Croatian Nenad Viali took fifth place in front of Rafael Trujillo who had an amazing recovery, improving from 26th at the first top mark to sixth at the finish after passing 10 boats on the last beat.

 

Three boats were yellow flagged today, all on the beat at the start of the race including Finn legend American 'Super' Henry Sprague for sculling!

 

Day Three

After seven hours on the water and two races sailed today, Michael Fellmann took the lead of the Finn European Championship four points ahead of Luca.

 

Race four

The German scored a fifth and a second in two tricky races with medium and shifty wind. Luca took a bad start on the second race of the day to finish in 15th position after placing second in the first race of the day. "I had a very conservative start," explained Luca. "The black flag was up and I started in the back of the line. I didn't take the right options later and couldn't recover enough." The first race of the day was won by Croatian Karlo Kuret after two hours on the water waiting for the wind to settle.

 

Race five

Emilios Papathanasiou won the afternoon race. "I had a very good start", commented the current European Champion, "I went to the middle of the course to see which side would be favoured. The right looked better so I went there. I rounded the top mark just ahead of Christoph Burger and Sylvain Chtounder." Emilios increased his lead on the run to win the race by a good margin. Michael took second in front of Mateusz Kusznierewicz.

 

Young Ukrainian, Sergey Kotov had a very bad day. He broke his sail in the first race, managed to get back to the Yacht club to change it, but unfortunately missed the start of the second race by just five minutes. The jury had a rather quiet day. After giving a few warnings to the top sailors, everyone sailed within the rule. Ben Ainslie was the only one to collect a yellow flag for pumping.

 

Day four

The competitors arrived at Cesme Sailing Club for day four of the regatta to find little wind and that Ben Ainslie and Mateusz Kusznierewicz had both been disqualified from race five. Both were measurement infractions, Ben having too much centreboard projection and Mateusz for a breach of measurement procedure.

 

Race six

 

With two races scheduled for the day, while everyone was still on the shore with no wind it was announced that the first race would start on time in thirty minutes and the start line was about 40 minutes away. We believe the towing race to the start line was won by the Australian team. Common sense prevailed and after a short postponement everyone arrived at the start to find a 12 to 14 knot wind. The race got away on the first start with four boats OCS, those who went out to the right picked up a big lift which set the pattern for the race. First was Andrew Simpson followed by Pascal Rambeau and Rafael Trujillo Villar.

 

Race seven

Race seven started in similar conditions again favouring the right hand side. Emilios Papathanassiou was sailing low and fast to the right trying to be first to the lift. The locals started to get excited when Enver Adakan led around the last mark. However sailing at the middle of the course trying to protect both sides he was pitted on the line by Emilios who was followed by Kristian Aderman, Luca, the new overall leader, Ben Ainslie and Florian Chtounder.

 

Day five

Another clear day with a 10 to 12 knot wind. The fleet got away on the start with event leader Luca in clear air at the port end and challenger Ben Ainslie at the starboard end. Luca kept to the left hand side of the course and sailed into a patch of low pressure and rounded the first mark mid fleet.

 

Race eight

Enver Adakan was again leading at the first mark and held on for second place at the finish behind Ben Ainslie who had slowly worked his way to the front. In a close bunch followed Karlo Kuret, Jaap Zielhuis, Waclaw Szukiel and Charlie Cumbley. Meanwhile Luca had clawed his way back up fleet to finish tenth.

 

Final day

Going into the final race Ben led Luca by five points with Karlo a further seven points behind Luca.

 

Race nine

The race again started in 12-14 knots. Luca led Ben at the first mark after the right handers ran out of pressure. On the first reach Luca immediately went low and was sailed over by Ben who was then never headed. A 20ø wind shift caused a course change at the windward mark at the end of the second round, however this did little to change the positions at the front of the fleet.

 

Ben, after just six months in the Finn, went on to win the race and the series, second in the race was Guilleaume Florent which was his best result for the series as was Dave Mellor third place.

 

 

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