6th of February 2010

2010 Oceanic FW Championships (Day 3)

DIFFICULT CONDITIOS BRING FOUR MORE RACES.

Day 3 kicked off with plenty of sun and heat again but no wind for the 12.30pm start. After an extended delay of an hour the sailors were finally sent to the water in shifty light 10-12 knot breezes before the wind decided to crank to 25-30 knots for the afternoon with no warning leaving plenty of sailors struggling with their bigger rigs.

Event leader Wilhelm Schurmann (Starboard/Neilpryde) didn’t seem troubled today despite a number of Australians beating him to the top mark in the early stages of the races. Schurmann took another four bullets today to bring his score to 8 points overall; an almost unbeatable lead.

Defending champion and second place overall Sean O’Brien (Point-7/Gaastra) had a difficult day today failing to make the first start this morning after some gear failures however consolidated his tardiness with a solid 2nd behind Schurmann in Race 2. After the lunch break he fought off Brett Morris (Starboard/Neilpryde) and Sam Parker (Starboard/Neilpryde) in Race 3 to take another 2nd before three horrendous crashes in Race 4 in the strong winds put him back to 6th in the final race today.

Parker was on target today taking a 2nd and 3rd to close the gap on O’Brien to 5 points. Morris showed some late form taking it up to Schurmann in the final race to nail a solid 2nd bringing him in to the Top 5 in 4th overall.

The Windsurf’n’Snow Ladies SUP (stand-up paddle) Race kicked off today with a 400m time-trial along the edge of Jimmy’s Beach. Wives and girlfriends of the sailors fought to record the fastest times using the Naish SUP boards supplied by Windsurf’n’Snow. The contest continues tomorrow with the fastest lady up for a Blackberry Smartphone as the prize.

A lighter forecast tomorrow should change the results up a little with the more dominant light-wind sailors given an opportunity for some last minute scores. We’ll see what tomorrow brings in the morning.

Contact and further information:
Sean O’Brien
Organising Committee Director / Media Relations WINDSURFING NSW
Phone: 0402 467 857
E-Mail: seanobrien@aus120.com
Internet: www.fw-australia.com www.AUS120.com www.windsurfingnsw.com

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Results Day 3

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mike | 7th February 2010 (00:43:48)

what an event, which I was there.

Anonym | 7th February 2010 (14:33:29)

when i grow up,, i wanna be like willy..

rudy | 7th February 2010 (19:31:33)

can anybody tell me what equipment were using the top 10..? and what position did the top guy of the different sailbrands got..

ITA-4 Alberto Menegatti | 8th February 2010 (00:43:58)

ME TO, WHEN I GROW UP I WANNA BE LIKE WILLY!!!!!!
;)

CONGRATS MY FRIEND... See u soon

GABRIEL BROWNE BRA 50 | 8th February 2010 (02:34:10)

WELL DONE WILLY !!! CONGRATS FROM BRAZIL....

WHEN I GROW UP I WANNA BE LIKE WILLY !!!!!

Mathias | 8th February 2010 (02:50:49)

Well done Sean!! when i grow up i wanna be like Sean!!!! sorry willy...!

Chris AUS-5 | 8th February 2010 (03:05:52)

I wanna be like Willy, he has much better magic tricks then Sean......

SeanAUS120 | 9th February 2010 (03:20:12)

You didn't even see my magic tricks?!

Should have a gear list up by today or tomorrow.

SeanAUS120 | 9th February 2010 (10:30:44)

Gear list is now up on the Event Website.

Should be online here very shortly too. Cheers.

Anonym | 9th February 2010 (20:14:54)

No JP Australia in Australia?

SeanAUS120 | 11th February 2010 (02:46:46)

No JP's, No F2's, No PD's, No Drops. Our island is a very, very long way away ... haha.

Actually we had a pre-production JP to test out a while back. Great board. Think it will suit the bigger guys more though. Antoine & Micah should be on it at the Worlds.

Anonym | 12th February 2010 (15:29:28)

sean tell us the impressions about the 2 different starboard?
only 160 and 161 replicas or something of new?

Anonym | 12th February 2010 (16:23:26)

any news about the south american's?

ITA-4 Alberto Menegatti | 12th February 2010 (16:26:31)

today is the Gonza's birth. Congratulations Gonza! What you wish for today? Wanna be like willy as well?

Anonym | 12th February 2010 (17:19:16)

bmw oracle's wing sail dominated the 1st race of the americas cup

Don Johnson | 13th February 2010 (14:13:04)

When i grow up i wanna be like willy.... YOU ARE THE MAN !!

Sonny Crocket | 13th February 2010 (22:56:25)

Oh man!! When I grow old..i wish i could be like italian stallion ITA four! but please god give a better voice!!!!!!

ITA-4 Alberto Menegatti | 14th February 2010 (22:26:21)

I prefer to have a bad voice but, with a massive cock. I'm the dream of the little black monkeys.

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