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Glenn Ashby is A-Cat World Champion

 
Australia's Glenn Ashby is the 2018 A-Cat World Champion, completeing the series with two race wins to finish nine points ahead of Mischa Heemskerk, with Blair Tuke completing the podium.

After two days of strong winds, the final day finally allowed the fleets to return to racing at Hervy Bay, Australia.

Pete Burling won the the first race (R7) with Heemskerk second and Ashby in third place.

Ashby then took the next two races to confirm the title, with Burling second in the two final races and Tuke taking third in both races.

Burling finished fourth overall, Darren Bundock in fifith and Steve Brewin sixth.

This completed a World/National title double for Glenn Ashby, and his tenth world title.

Ashby and Emirates Team New Zealand team mates Tuke and Burling have been training and testing their boats in McRae, Victoria, Glenn’s hometown during November, prior to the move north to Queensland for the Worlds.

They will be part of a formidable team as they moving forward to developing their first AC75 boat and onwards to the America's Cup in 2021.

In the Classic fleet championship, Andrew Landenberger won the three final races to finish eight points ahead of Scott Anderson, with Graeme Parker completing the all Australian podium.

2018 A-Cat Worlds - Open Series after 9 races, 1 discard (69 entries)

1st AUS 111 Glenn Ashby 1 1 1 -5 1 -3 3 1 1 - - 9 pts
2nd NED 007 Mischa Heemskerk 4 3 2 -9 2 1 2 -5 4 - - 18 pts
3rd NZL 777 Blair Tuke 2 4 5 -8 3 4 -12 3 3 - - 24 pts
4th NZL 7 Peter Burling 3 7 9 -14 -10 2 1 2 2 - - 26 pts
5th AUS 88 Darren Bundock -7 5.5 4 1 4 7 -10 4 5 - - 30.5 pts
6th AUS 4 Steven Brewin 8 2 8 7 6 -9 6 -10 6 - - 43 pts
7th NZL 270 Dave Shaw 11 9 6 -25 5 -16 7 8 8 - - 54 pts
8th ESP 97 Iago Lopez Marra 9 -14 10 6 -22 5 11 7 7 - - 55 pts
9th AUS 25 Stephen Brayshaw 5 6 3 -32 9 11 -19 13 13 - - 60 pts
10th USA 311 Bruce Mahoney -13 11 7 11 -14 6 4 11 11 - - 61 pts
11th AUS 16 Mark Bulka 12 10 13 2 -19 -21 8 15 10 - - 70 pts
12th AUS 1065 Thomas Johnson 14 8 DNF 13 -15 13 5 12 12 - - 77 pts
13th AUS 89 James Clark 6 5 12 17 -26 DNF 17 14 14 - - 85 pts
14th AUS 1047 Robert Gough 10 12 18 -49 20 8 15 -21 15 - - 98 pts
15th NZL 96 Micah Wilkinson 17 16 11 12 12 -24 22 9 DNF - - 99 pts
16th AUS 1035 David Brewer 18 -23 -27 20 7 17 9 16 16 - - 103 pts
17th AUS 14 Adam Beattie 19 13 22 22 -38 -32 20 6 9 - - 111 pts
18th AUS 321 Andrew Williams 15 17 15 -19 16 -23 16 17 17 - - 113 pts
19th FRA 2 Emmanuel Dode 24 -33 14 -27 8 20 21 19 24 - - 130 pts
20th NED 28 Pieterjan Dwarshuis -34 20 20 15 18 18 13 -29 29 - - 133 pts

2018 A-Cat Worlds - Classic Series after 9 races, 1 discard (45 entries)

1st AUS 308 Andrew Landenberger 7 -1 1 1 -5 1 1 1 1 1 - - 7 pts
2nd AUS 31 Scott Anderson 15 2 2 -3 -8 3 2 2 2 2 - - 15 pts
3rd AUS 967 Graeme Parker 24.4 6 -9 -9 1 2 3 3 4.7 4.7 - - 24.4 pts
4th SWE 59 Alberto Farnesi 29 3 3 2 -14 -9 7 5 4 5 - - 29 pts
5th USA 165 Bob Webbon 40 -15 6 4 -13 5 5 8 9 3 - - 40 pts
6th AUS 49 Matt Johnson 51 7 4 7 -40 -34 6 18 3 6 - - 51 pts
7th AUS 960 Neil Caldwell 52 20 7 6 -25 4 4 OCS 7 4 - - 52 pts
8th USA 99 Ben Hall 52 -17 8 5 11 7 -12 6 6 9 - - 52 pts
9th SUI 65 Charles Bueche 53 -19 -12 8 4 8 11 7 5 10 - - 53 pts
10th AUS 300 Andy Landenberger 71 13 10 DNS 7 12 8 4 -18 17 - - 71 pts
11th AUS 67 Trevor Brown 72 10 DNC DNC 15 6 9 10 10 12 - - 72 pts
12th AUS 954 Paul Neeskens 77 4 5 14 -19 17 18 -28 8 11 - - 77 pts
13th AUS 27 William Michie 78 DNF DNC 22 3 10 14 11 11 7 - - 78 pts
14th AUS 987 Clare Neeskens 87 -18 11 -20 9 13 13 12 15 14 - - 87 pts
15th USA 007 J Michael Krantz 98 14 16 11 20 -28 16 -25 13 8 - - 98 pts
16th AUS 984 Leon McNeill 106 22 20 12 2 15 21 14 -31 DNC - - 106 pts
17th AUS 1020 Bruce Woodward 111 -28 14 10 23 16 -26 21 12 15 - - 111 pts
18th AUS 40 Michael Kopp 117 16 18 15 16 -31 10 -35 19 23 - - 117 pts
19th AUS 957 Doug Haig 120 12 -25 21 6 24 -25 16 20 21 - - 120 pts
20th AUS 955 Peter York 124 8 19 17 -31 -27 17 22 17 24 - - 124 pts

Full results here

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