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Bourke and Luke tie for lead at SB20 World Championship

Austalian Glenn Bourke is tied for the lead of the 2012 UON SB20 World Championship at Hamilton Island with Rodion Luka of Russia, with just one day to go. Three races on Wednesday and the reinstatment of the two British crews in race 7, has set-up a three-way competition for the title on Thursday.

SB20 fleet charge downwind at UON SB20 World ChampionshipClick image for a larger image

Rob Greenhalgh stormed to two victories after being reinstated in race 7 and with a seventh in the final race finished the day in fourth overall. Bourke finished second to Greenhalgh in the first race of the day, then took fourth in the second and finished the day with victory in the final race, his first win of the series, to tie the overall lead with Luka, both on 33pts.

Rodion Luka kept control of the series until race 10 when, after a third and a second he could only finish 15, which he discards, to tie with Bourke for the lead. Defending champion Geoff Carveth stayed in contention with a 4, 8, 4 scoreline for the day to take third overall and just three points behind the two leaders.

Ben Saxton, who was also reinstated in race 7, finished the day in fifth place.

The forecast for Thursday’s final two races is SE to NE winds 10-15 knots. Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson has scheduled an 11am start so the SB20s being shipped back to Europe can be packed into containers before most crews head off Friday to be home in time for Christmas.

SB20 - UON 2012 World Championship, after 10 races, 1 discard (42 entries)
1 RUS 3703 Team Russia / Rodion Luka 6 4 1 3 2 8 4 3 2 [15.0] 33 pts
2 AUS 3030 Club Marine / Glenn Bourke 3 [10.0] 4 5 6 2 6 2 4 1 33 pts
3 GBR 3053 WKD / Geoff Carveth [17.0] 5 2 1 10 1 1 4 8 4 36 pts
4 GBR 3060 The Beard / Robert Greenhalgh 4 8 [15.0] 9 9 4 7.0G 1 1 7 50 pts
5 GBR 3065 Bango Powered bySLAM / Ben Saxton 1 1 9 11 1 6 7.0G [15.0] 5 11 52 pts
6 AUS 3382 One Design Sailing / Ian Brown 8 15 3 4 5 5 [43.0B] 6 7 2 55 pts
7 FRA 3580 Hyeres2013 / Rouxel Thomas [13.0] 6 10 8 11 13 2 11 3 3 67 pts
8 RUS 3140 Aquaholics / Anna Basalkina 12 7 [14.0] 6 3 9 8 7 12 5 69 pts
9 ITA 3058 ALTEA / Andrea Racchelli 10 3 [24.0] 7 13 7 5 10 13 9 77 pts
10 ITA 3637 Stenghele / Pietro Negri 5 2 8 15 [22.0A] 3 3 13 22 22 93 pts
11 GBR 3037 sportsboatworld.com / Jerry Hill 2 16 [17.0] 2 8 11 7 17 17 16 96 pts
12 SCO 3027 Darling Associates / Chris Darling 15 9 12 10 7 17 19 [21.0] 11 6 106 pts
13 GBR 3462 Harry powered by Und / Andrew Oddie 21 23 6 [35.0] 4 16 16 5 10 10 111 pts
14 AUS 3662 Karabos / Nick Rogers 11 17 [21.0] 13 19 10 11 16 14 13 124 pts
15 GBR 3336 UBER3 / Adrian Peach 9 11 27 [31.0] 20 12 9 12 6 21 127 pts
16 GBR 3575 Sailboat Deliveries / Sarah Allan 7 25 32 [43.0S] 31 14 10 9 15 14 157 pts
17 FRANC 3391 New Caledonia1 / TUGDUAL Piriou 22 19 19 [28.0] 12 20 14 19 24 23 172 pts
18 AUS 3036 And Then / Peter Jones [34.0] 12 7 30 17 18 24 20 27 19 174 pts
19 FRA 3653 Zeus / Ed Russo 28 14 11 25 21 22 15 [32.0] 9 31 176 pts
20 AUS 3352 Typhoon / Craig Nicholls [33.0] 29 25 21 22 19 13 8 28 12 177 pts
21 AUS 3658 Flirtatious / Chris Dare 18 18 18 17 [33.0] 21 29 14 19 26 180 pts
22 AUS 3356 Black Rat / Troy Forrest 16 21 [31.0] 12 18 23 21 31 21 30 193 pts
23 AUS 3121 WYSIWYG V / Stephen Fries 20 20 5 20 34 24 12 25 34 [37.0] 194 pts
24 FRANC 3080 New Caledonia2 / Alan Quere [31.0] 27 22 14 28 15 22 30 25 27 210 pts
25 UAE 3348 Marine Tech / Gareth Owen 32 22 [42.0] 29 25 32 20 29 16 8 213 pts
26 AUS 3396 Still Out of control / Mark Wolfenden 14 30 20 24 16 29 27 38 [39.0] 24 222 pts
27 AUS 3380 Jump! / Dennis Winstanley 25 [33.0] 30 16 24 25 17 27 31 29 224 pts
28 AUS 3108 Blue Tac / Trevor Martin 26 31 13 26 29 28 35 [36.0] 26 20 234 pts
29 ITA 3652 Borgo Scopeto / Giulia Tobia [38.0] 13 37 27 30 27 31 26 30 18 239 pts
30 AUS 3610 Dart Vader / Mark Prince 23 [37.0] 34 18 32 37 25 24 29 17 239 pts
31 AUS 3395 Wedgewood / David Graney 30 28 [36.0] 34 23 33 28 22 23 25 246 pts
32 GBR 3126 Geronimo / Simon Hume [43.0R] 40 26 23 14 26 18 33 36 32 248 pts
33 NED 3702 Cube II / Martijn Buitenhuis 24 24 23 22 27 35 [43.0B] 28 33 33 249 pts
34 AUS 3660 Purple Patch / Callum Burns 19 32 28 37 35 [43.0B] 43.0B 18 20 28 260 pts
35 AUS 3364 Got a bit on / Matt Wenke 27 26 40 40 26 [43.0F] 26 23 18 38 264 pts
36 AUS 3618 Mountain Goat Racing / Mike McLean 35 34 16 33 [42.0] 31 23 35 35 34 276 pts
37 AUS 3063 Chota Hazri / Chris Kameen 29 35 33 19 [41.0] 30 30 37 32 36 281 pts
38 AUS 3120 UON Hamilton Island / Tim Henderson 36 36 [41.0] 32 39 39 33 40 37 35 327 pts
39 ITA 3638 NURI / Andrea Zanforlin 37 38 38 38 37 34 32 [41.0] 40 40 334 pts
40 AUS 3570 Squalo Bianco / Paris Stowell 39 [42.0] 39 39 36 36 34 34 38 39 334 pts
41 AUS 3268 Sidewinder / Declan Keogh 41 39 29 36 40 38 [43.0B] 39 41 41 344 pts
42 AUS 3611 Oceanburo Discover S / John Gardiner 40 41 35 41 38 40 36 [42.0] 42 42 355 pts



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19 December 2012 8:15 GMT


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