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5.5m IC 2013 Scandinavian Gold Cup and World Championships

The 5.5m IC 2013 Scandinavian Gold Cup and World Championsips are being hosted in the Caribbean island of Curaçao. The Gold Cup, which is a challenge event with one yacht only from each challenging country plus the defender, was held last week. The winner was the Norwegian crew of Artemis (NOR 57) composed of Kristoffer Spone, Johan Barne and Christen Horn-Johannesen, who won the coveted trophy being the first boat winning three races.

5.5M Artemis (NOR 57) - Kristoffer Spone, Johan Barne and Christen Horn-JohannesenClick image for a larger image

The 5.5m World Championships are underway with 22 entries and after five races, reigning champion Kristian Nergaard (NOR 57) is leading by five points from GER 79, Markus Wieser + Crew, followed by NOR 64 of Fjeld and crew. (the website is not too forthcoming on names).

Weather conditions have been temperature around 30 C with winds from 17 to 22 knots and some bigger gusts. The increase in wind has created considerable waves, which took their toll. There have been tight upwind mark meetings, small collisions fairly handled there and no major ocurances on the downwind mark.

5.5m World Championship in the Caribbean island of CuracaoClick image for a larger image

5.5m - 2013 World Championship after 5 of 8 races (22 entries)
1 NOR-57 Nergaard 2 3 6 1 1 13pts
2 GER-79/NOR 65 Wieser 1 1 1 6 9 18pts
3 NOR-64 Fjeld 3 2 9 4 2 20pts
4 NED-35 Opzeeland 14 5 2 3 4 28pts
5 FIN-49 Gullichsen 4 4 5 7 10 30pts
6 GER-55 Schumann 5 6 13 2 5 31pts
7 BAH-19 McKinney 9 9 11 5 7 41pts
8 SUI-226 Kellenberger 11 12 16 9 6 54pts
9 SUI-217 Frei 6 14 12 11 13 56pts
10 SUI-214 Haissly 15 7 4 8 23 57pts
11 NED-26 Pasman 7 8 7 12 23 57pts
12 SUI-219 Schenker 13 16 10 15 3 57pts
13 SUI-222 Menzi 23 11 3 10 11 58pts
14 NED-31 Bredero 8 10 17 13 23 71pts
15 BAH-20 Symonette 12 13 14 14 23 76pts
16 SUI-213 Schmid 23 15 15 16 12 81pts
17 GER-75 Schultz 16 19 18 18 14 85pts
18 GER-30 Christiansen 23 17 8 17 23 88pts
19 SUI-201 Isler 17 20 19 19 15 90pts
20 AHO-2 Kooistra 10 18 23 23 23 97pts
21 AHO-1 Boer 23 23 23 23 23 115pts
22 SUI-225 Martinet 23 23 23 23 23 115pts

2012 5.5m World Championship

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31 January 2013 18:09 GMT


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