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2015 F18 Worlds - Kiel #279892
07/13/15 11:11 AM
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Killing some time over lunch and checked in on it. Race tracking is up for the practice races.

Link here: http://www.tractrac.com/index.php?page=eventpage&id=558

Red race seems curious. Kinda looks like SWE2 hit USA111 (Tomeo/Tebo) near the gate. Also looks like USA1870 Laura/Alex had a technical issue. Any reports?



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Re: 2015 F18 Worlds - Kiel [Re: rehmbo] #279893
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It was a practice race today. Laura and Alex didn't have any technical/boat issues. She is happy with the boat tune and speed she is not happy with her mark roundings and some of her tacks which I have no doubt she will get cleaned up in short order. This is her first World Championship and it's a big one so you'd expect a little pre game jitters.

Tomeo/Tebo had a solid practice race, Ricky seemed a little off his game but it is a practice race so you really can't take too much away.

The tracking is awesome and I'm really looking forward to the start of racing.


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Re: 2015 F18 Worlds - Kiel [Re: rehmbo] #279899
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Holy bullet Batman, Easton/Byrd caught a bullet in the first race!

Reiss/Whitehead 5
Daniel/ 10
Ricky/ 11
Tomeo/Tebo 21
Strobel/ 27
Muma/Shafer/ 28
Uli/Seabass/ 37
Piche/ 41

Amazing to very solid numbers being posted by the US teams. Very nice to see.

http://f18worlds.kyc.de/index.php/results_f18/results/


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Re: 2015 F18 Worlds - Kiel [Re: rehmbo] #279900
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Only one race today on each course. They are done and back on the beach.


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Re: 2015 F18 Worlds - Kiel [Re: rehmbo] #279901
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Really light air today... maybe 4-7... we were worried they might blow it off on the second beat.
1 General on both courses.
Steve Piche had a senior moment and took my tracker in the morning. Someone else took my tracker for the practice race too.
We tacked right after the start, Mike & Tripp tacked a bit after and both of us crossed the fleet. We were punched out but had a little different pressure than them and managed to round in sixth while they rounded in first. They led the whole way around. We lost a couple boats downwind and a couple more upwind.
Tomorrow looking better with 10-15 forecasted

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Hellllll Yeah buddy, keep up the good work!


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Nicely done! Nothing like getting away from the pack in a big fleet.

What's it feel like to have 80 boats breathing down your neck??? I panic when there's only 20!

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From Steve Piche's FB Post

Top Ten List for Day 1 of F18 Worlds:

Good morning Germany! While you in the US rest your weary heads, the sun has popped back up here in Kiel, Germany and we are about to embark on Day 2 of the F18 Worlds. However, before we get into Day 2, let’s recap the action from Day 1 (oh and thanks to Lorelei for giving me my cowboy hat before leaving the house today!)…

1. Team USA Bullet! After the racing only one race yesterday due to light wind, I came ashore and pulled my boat up next to Michael Easton and Tripp Burd who are storing their boat next to mine. I asked Michael how they had done. He casually said “pretty well”. I asked him what “pretty well” meant. He said he got a bullet! Whew, I started cheering and letting everyone know that he had gotten a bullet! Good job Michael and Tripp. Great way to start the regatta! (However, it is only one race and we have many more to go!)

2. Regatta Site: What a beautiful place for a regatta! We are located on a large bay in the East Sea (Baltic Sea) in northern Germany. This place lives, breathes and eats sailing! Kiel Week, which is the largest regatta in the world, is held here every June. We are based out of the Olympic center which was developed for the 1972 Olympics. We are actually sailing outside of the bay in a more open area – it is about a three mile sail to the course each day. Just a really nice location for the regatta.

3. Team USA Part II: We had some other good scores from Team USA! Taylor Reiss took a fifth and Todd Riccardi took an 11th. Charles Tomeo and Laura Muma were on the race course with me and scored 22nd and 28th respectively. Juke and I survived with a mid-pack finishing in very light conditions which is usually one of our weaker points of sail so we were actually fairly happy. The wind is supposed to be up more today so we are excited to go racing in some breeze. (Sorry I don’t have the rest of the Team USA scores – no internet at our beach house so I have to go down to the regatta site to see the scores.)

4. Opening Ceremony: On Monday evening, we had a parade of nations before the opening ceremony. We all gathered together under our 24 different flags and then paraded to the hall where the opening ceremonies were conducted. It was fun for everyone including Juke’s son Lux who got to carry the USA sign for part of the parade!

5. Black Flag! As is usual for the start of any large regatta, many people jumped the starting line early on the first race and the race committee called a general recall to restart the race. However, what was unusual is that the starting line is so long, almost a half mile long, that at the far end of the line you cannot see the flags. After starting down by the favored pin end for the first start, we heard a horn and saw everyone sailing back. We started to sail back towards the committee boat and as we got closer we realized that they had a black flag up – automatic disqualification if you are over the line one minute to the start. I immediately got myself below the line and no sooner was I below the line then they took the black flag down indicating one minute to start. We tried to get ourselves in position for the start but really did not get full back up to the line in time for the start. From now on, we just have to assume that the black flag is up and get below the line good and early and be ready to go. There really is no way to see the flags on the committee boat unless you have better than 20/20 vision. We will have to work off horns.

6. Germany comes with Free Air Conditioning and Lighting! Besides the lack of wind yesterday, the weather has been quite beautiful here. It has been in the mid-60’s and partly sunny most of the time we have been here. Also, the sun sets at 10 pm and comes up at 5 pm. For this reason, I think the people in Kiel must not have an electric bill because they get free air conditioning and free lighting!

7. Fitting 100 boats through a tiny gate: So the fleet is divided up into two groups for sailing each day. During the qualifying series, which consists of the first 6 races, the fleets are divided based upon ranking and previous results. After the first 6 races, the fleet will be divided up into two groups, top half and bottom half, for the remainder of the regatta. Given the split fleet, we have 100 boats on a half mile long starting line which is fine but it is a disaster trying to fit 100 boats though a 50 yard wide gate. In the mid fleet where we found ourselves yesterday there was virtual no wind at the lower gate. We rounded the gate and just slowly poked forward in the lee of the massive number of boats coming down wind with spins flying. It took us several minutes to get going. With so many boats, the gate rounding becomes critical to how well you do in the race especially if you are in the middle of the pack.

8. Our Beach House: Juke and I are sharing the top two floors of a beach house just two blocks from the regatta site. It is really a pretty location and perfect for Juke’s family. We have a wonderful beach right in front of the house which is only slightly used due to the free air conditioning!

9. DPI: You may have seen that I got a DPI penalty on my score card. If you don’t take your tracker out or forget to return it at the end of the day, you get a one point penalty. I accidently grabbed tracker 183 instead of tracker 182 yesterday and was given a one point penalty. I will be more careful today!

10. Today: As I have been writing this top 10 list, the wind has been building outside. It is a beautiful blue sky day with wind building out of the west. A great day to go sailing! Four races are scheduled for today!


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Re: 2015 F18 Worlds - Kiel [Re: rehmbo] #279914
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Not a bad day for the US teams: After 4 races, 2 guys in the top 10, 4 in top 14.

Results

Apparently Uli got holed on the way out to the course in the morning - knocking him out for the day, including any chance for the Gold fleet.


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Originally Posted by rehmbo


6. Germany comes with Free Air Conditioning and Lighting! Besides the lack of wind yesterday, the weather has been quite beautiful here. It has been in the mid-60’s and partly sunny most of the time we have been here. Also, the sun sets at 10 pm and comes up at 5 pm. For this reason, I think the people in Kiel must not have an electric bill because they get free air conditioning and free lighting!


Great time of year to be there.... middle of December.. different story

Thanks for the update and good luck

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Re: 2015 F18 Worlds - Kiel [Re: rehmbo] #279919
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All of today's races are now in the results,
Reiss/Whitehead are second!

2 - Reiss/Whitehead
9 - Easton/Burd
11 - Tomeo/Tebo
18 - Riccardi/Aras
51 - Stroebel/Woodguard-George
52 - Daniel/Madwell
55 - Muma/Shafer
95 - Piche/Ball

Uli didn't sail today, he got hit on the way to the course he will be back tomorrow.

Again, solid showing by the US teams!


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??? I see Easton in fifth (tied for third).

Is Uli getting some sort of redress, and do you know what that is going to be?

Thanks for all of the info!

Mike

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Tomorrow the first start is scheduled for 10am(!), its unlikely that there is any wind so we'll see how that goes.
This notice went up at 8pm and I wonder if everyone saw it.

Had four races today on the yellow course with shifty conditions and some annoying chop at times.
Pretty happy with the event so far, currently sitting in 34th place which should be good enough for the gold fleet.

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Why did they bump it forward, do you know?

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Originally Posted by brucat
??? I see Easton in fifth (tied for third).

Is Uli getting some sort of redress, and do you know what that is going to be?

Thanks for all of the info!

Mike


They did a recalc with a throwout. Big shuffle, Reiss/Whitehead got bumped down Easton/Burd remain 9

Robbie dropped his BFD which moved him way up.

http://manage2sail.com/en-US/event/cf4c17df-97ca-42f8-b24f-273f1c8fd232/#!/results?classId=020b3519-02c5-4e7c-adcb-354d59eb7ede


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Originally Posted by brucat


Is Uli getting some sort of redress, and do you know what that is going to be?

Thanks for all of the info!

Mike


According to Uli's Facebook post the jury denied his redress request.


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Is Uli getting some sort of redress, and do you know what that is going to be?

Thanks for all of the info!

Mike


According to Uli's Facebook post the jury denied his redress request.


I'd really like to hear more about the reason for the denial.

Mike

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Team USA hanging in!

Good news / bad news for Easton: another bullet, but also a new throwout...

Mike

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Originally Posted by brucat
Team USA hanging in!

Good news / bad news for Easton: another bullet, but also a new throwout...

Mike


The 23 is from yesterday they only did one today and it was shortened.

Daniel and Stroebel caught black flags today which hurt them both but Robbie with two really sent him tumbling.

Tomorrows forecast looks great hopefully they will get a fair amount of racing in.


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