2003 Europeans - Marstrand, Sweden

European Championship 2003 - Marstrand, Sweden
 
1
GBR 3
Ben Ainslie
3
1
5
3
8
1
1
(DNS)
22
2
POL 17
Mateusz Kusznierewicz
6
2
4
4
6
5
14
(DNS)
41
3
BEL 7
Sebastien Godefroid
1
3
10
(BFD)
7
9
19
5
54
4
GER 79
Michael  Fellman
2
4
32
2
(39)
3
23
1
67
5
CRO 11
Karlo Kuret
12
11
11
15
13
(42)
5
3
70
6
POL 12
Waclaw Szukiel
23
18
2
6
2
19
2
(30)
72
7
GBR 6
Andrew Simpson
15
17
9
(37)
12
7
9
4
73
8
DEN 200
Jonas Hoegh-Christensen
RDG(9)
6
(31)
12
1
30
8
17
83
9
CRO 25
Marin Misura (Junior)
8
16
14
(50)
9
16
11
15
89
10
ESP 100
Rafael Tryllis viller
9
14
(41)
22
41
2
6
2
96
11
CZE 1
Michael Maier
10
28
21
(45)
4
10
17
6
96
12
TUR 6
Ali Enver Adakan
7
25
13
24
(BFD)
11
10
10
100
13
DEN 7
Sˆren Holm
22
5
25
(38)
22
15
4
8
101
14
GBR 577
Dave Mellor
11
8
(57)
23
29
12
13
12
108
15
CRO 14
Viali Nenad
16
30
1
(40)
30
22
7
7
113
16
NZL 27
Clifton Webb
25
12
8
(DNF)
18
4
16
31
114
17
RUS 8
Evgeni Tchernov
4
20
40
(49)
3
24
12
20
123
18
AUS 221
Anthony Nossiter
5
(BFD)
18
14
25
23
20
21
126
19
NED 78
Jaap Zielhuis
17
10
6
(56)
32
26
26
9
126
20
FRA 73
Guillaume Florent
RDG(19)
15
(33)
25
33
20
3
16
131
21
USA 16
Mo Hart
27
31
7
9
5
(60)
34
27
140
22
SLO 5
Gasper Vinec
21
9
34
(39)
23
13
21
26
147
23
CZE 9
Michal Hruby
(45)
39
12
1
14
40
15
33
154
24
SWE 7
≈derman Kristian
33
22
15
8
(44)
39
36
13
166
25
GBR 541
Chris Brittle
26
13
42
20
(49)
25
18
22
166
26
NED 6
Stefan de Vries
(36)
29
35
13
20
18
33
19
167
27
CAN 41
Chris Cook
13
27
24
11
21
45
(BFD)
36
177
28
GBR 15
Charlie Cumbley
28
32
(37)
16
28
27
25
29
185
29
ITA 71
Massimo Gherarlucci
35
34
26
33
19
17
29
(39)
193
30
AUS 222
Paul Mc Kenzie
31
24
(BFD)
5
24
47
35
28
194
31
POL 7
Rafal Szukiel
54
37
23
10
16
14
(55)
41
195
32
USA 1208
Kevin Hall
(51)
49
16
18
10
51
28
23
195
33
NED 701
Martyn  Van Muyden
34
38
39
36
11
6
(46)
35
199
34
FRA 972
Bruno Ismael
30
23
38
21
(45)
21
37
32
202
35
FRA 17
Rambeau Pascal
14
19
48
(52)
40
33
30
25
209
36
SUI 7
Christoph Burger
20
7
30
(BFD)
35
35
DNF
11
218
37
GBR 2
Adam Cowling
32
35
(54)
43
31
37
43
18
239
38
IRL 10
Aaron O Grady
24
36
(52)
28
47
44
50
24
253
39
GBR 550
Matthew Howard
38
40
27
(51)
38
34
39
38
254
40
ESP 107
Agustin Juarez Marrero
41
46
17
32
(DNF)
8
57
58
259
41
USA 11
Geoffrey Ewenson
42
26
(BFD)
29
34
32
61
37
261
42
CRO 16
Emil Tomasevic
39
43
53
(62)
57
29
27
14
262
43
ITA 15
Michele Marchesini
53
55
19
(64)
17
43
32
51
270
44
GRE 12
Karntoutsos Apostolos
40
54
36
(BFD)
37
31
40
40
278
45
GBR 593
Edward Greig (Junior)
43
48
50
34
(55)
28
44
34
281
46
SWE 736
Johan Tillander
49
45
49
19
(54)
54
31
42
289
47
DEN 9
Thomas Laursen
47
51
20
(53)
27
50
48
48
291
48
BEL 17
Vannes Van Laer (junio
48
44
44
57
15
(64)
24
60
292
49
SWE 734
Anders Nilsson
37
33
65
27
(73)
36
56
43
297
50
GRE 6
Papathanasiou Emilios
29
21
3
7
(DNF)
DNS
DNS
DNS
300
51
USA 1140
Boyd Bryan
55
50
29
31
(59)
46
38
55
304
52
FIN 216
Tapio Nirkko (Junior)
44
42
45
59
53
38
(64)
46
327
53
NED 80
Sander Willems
57
41
46
(63)
36
59
42
47
328
54
TUR 7
Akif Muslubas
(DNF)
DNS
22
35
BFD
49
22
45
333
55
GRE 11
Papastefanou Pachos (Ju
60
61
51
41
46
(66)
49
57
365
56
USA 78
Andrew Kern
46
56
55
47
51
48
62
(DNS)
365
57
NZL 19
Peter Fox
50
47
(DNS)
BFD
26
41
45
DNF
369
58
EST 8
Imre Taveter
52
(BFD)
58
48
62
53
51
49
373
59
GBR 8
Tim Carver
56
68
(72)
30
56
52
59
59
380
60
GBR 13
John  De Leeuw
(74)
53
70
26
70
55
63
53
390
61
NED 804
Cees Scheurwater
65
58
(71)
42
61
57
60
54
397
62
GBR 1
Sander Kooij
71
(DNF)
56
54
50
63
47
65
406
63
ITA 890
Iacopo Tacchino (Junior
59
59
63
61
60
(67)
65
44
411
64
IRL 5
Youen Jacob
62
52
(DNF)
66
43
56
BFD
56
415
65
HUN 5
Tibor Pallay
(DNF)
62
43
58
66
65
58
64
416
66
UKR 1
Yevhen Yaroshenko (Jun
(72)
64
59
46
58
71
52
67
417
67
GBR 567
Thomas Greig
61
(DNF)
60
70
42
61
BFD
52
426
68
SWE 735
Johan Wijk
73
(DNS)
64
17
65
62
67
DNF
428
69
BLR 7
Ivan Karatkevich
67
63
62
55
68
72
41
(DNS)
428
70
NED 66
Ewout Meijer
66
65
47
69
52
(70)
66
63
428
71
DEN 215
Lars Vesterholm-Nielse
(69)
66
68
65
63
68
54
62
446
72
AUS 223
Dean Mc Aullay
64
60
66
72
72
74
(DNS)
50
458
73
EST 15
Janno Hool
63
(DNS)
69
BFD
48
58
DNF
66
464
74
GER 203
Hartmut Duisborg
58
57
61
68
64
(DNS)
DNS
DNS
468
75
POL 40
Rubert Polczynski
(DNF)
DNS
67
44
DNF
69
53
DNF
473
76
SWE 3
Christian Finnsgård
70
(DNS)
73
60
69
73
68
61
474
77
SWE 726
Jonas Andersson
68
67
(DNF)
71
71
75
69
DNF
501
78
SWE 31
Bjørn Smit
(DNF)
DNS
DNS
67
67
DNS
DNS
DNS
534
79
ITA 1
Luca Devoti
(DNF)
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
560
 
 

2003 Europeans report

 

The 2003 Finn European Championship was sailed from 6th to 11th of June and saw defending champion Ben Ainslie retain his title in fine form, winning the week with a race to spare.

 

In all 77 boats competed from 28 nations. For many, the Europeans were the final preparations for the World Championship in Cadiz in September and the pre-Olympics in August. All the top runners were present in Marstrand. In fact the line-up included a total of 15 highly merited Olympic sailors

 

Day one

 

After the two races on the first day, defending champion Ben Ainslie was leading, followed by Sebastien Godefroid and Michael Fellman. Rough seas, westerly winds and a heavy swell made for good but demanding sailing conditions.

 

Day two

 

Although Viali Nenad scored nest on the day, Ben still remains at the top of the overall results. The second day’s racing was held in light winds of 8 knots. Just before the scheduled start the wind shifted, causing a postponement followed by a general recall, and finally the start was given under black flag. After the wind decreased further, the course had to be shortened for the race to conclude within the time limit. The winner of today’s race was Viali Nenad. Waclaw Szukiel came in second and Emilios Papathanasiou, finished third.

 

 

Day three

 

After five races Ben Ainslie was still in the lead. The winners today were Michal Hruby, in race 4 and Jonas Hoegh-Christensen in race 5. Ben Ainslie placed third in race 4 and eighth in race 5.

 

 

Day four

 

No races today due to strong winds.

 

Day five

 

On the penultimate day of the championships Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie scored two first places to successfully defend his European title with a day to spare. Ainslie sailed a perfect day crossing the line first in both races in winds varying from 15-16 knots on the first race and 12-14 in the second.

 

Ainslie commented, “ am really happy with how I sailed today and it is good to be so consistent during this event. It is obviously particularly pleasing to have won with a day to spare as all the top guys are competing. “

 

Day six

 

With Ben having already won and Mateusz secure in second, who would take third position, was still an open question at the start of the final race. Six sailors were possible candidates for the bronze, and of these Sebastien Godefroid, and Waclaw Szukiel were in the best position.

 

In the end, Sebastien won the battle for the bronze. With a fifth place, he secured his place on the winners’ stand. Rival Waclaw Szukiel ended up sixth in the series. Michael Fellman won the final race.

 

The Finn Open Junior European Championship was held along with the Finn Europeans. The top three juniors were Marin Misura, Croatia, followed by Edward Greig, Great Britain and, in third place, Vannes Van Laer, Belgium. In all, seven sailors competed in the Junior Europeans.

 

In varied conditions that ranged from no wind to 22 knots, Ainslie scored nothing worse than an eighth place and included three first places in his score line. There were very varied sailing conditions. From light winds, almost too light for sailing at all, to Monday’s thunderstorm which forced the race to be cancelled. Sailors and officials alike were pleased with the event, and the atmosphere was been very agreeable.

 

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