Cadet Worlds underway
|Cadet World Championship - Cadet Worlds underway|
|ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA-(31-12-2004) Warm sunshine, but little wind greeted the competitors on the opening day of the 2004 Cadet World Championships in Adelaide, South Australia yesterday. An attempt to get a first race in before lunch was aborted as the wind faded, but fortunately over lunch it gradually built to a solid force 2 from the South.
The first race saw all of the seven strong British contingent heading out to sea in search of more breeze, but this proved not to be a wise choice with the inshore path paying dividends. First around the windward mark was Yannick LEFEVRE (BEL), followed by Manuel BOLOGNA (ARG) and the European Champion Petr FIALA (CZE).
The second race got underway in a strengthening Force 3 breeze, and the British sailors were now back in the groove. At the first mark Autralian Pat HUTTON narrowly led from GBR8415 Will RUSDEN / Matthew DAVANZO and GBR8420 Jodie & Stevie GREEN. By the second Mark Will & Matthew had taken the lead which they went on to build to well over a minute by the finish. Behind them the racing was close with James RUSDEN temporarily taking second place before falling back into the chasing pack and leaving Jodie & Stevie GREEN to finish second with Tom MAKEY and Jonathan KIMBER finishing in 5th place.
Full results will be published at www.adelaidesailingclub.com.au
Source: Ian Videlo, Amended by ISAF