Domination at Finn World Masters
Published on June 13th, 2019
Skovshoved, Denmark (June 13, 2019) – With five wins from five races, Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) is schooling the fleet at the Finn World Masters.
The day’s forecast was for light winds later in the day but after a 90-minute delay from the scheduled 12.00 start, the fleet set out to enjoy two great races in a steady 12-14 knots. As the day progressed the cloud cleared to leave a beautiful sunny day on the Øresund.
Krutskikh dominated Yellow fleet, leading both races at the top and extending for some huge wins. In Race 4, Marc Allain des Beauvais (FRA) was second at the top and held on to finish second while Christoph Christen (SUI) crossed in third. The wind abated slightly for the next race with Krutskikh building an even bigger lead, to take his fifth win in a row, from Christen and Michel Audoin (FRA).
In contrast, Blue fleet had two different race winners and many place changes. Felipe Silva (POR) punched out of the start in the first race to lead at the top and was never headed to take the race win from Maier and Paul McKenzie (AUS). Maier went one better in Race 5, though he had to pass Bas de Waal (NED) to take his second race win of the week. Anthony Nossiter (AUS) took third.
The results are subject to many scoring errors, which are currently being sorted out and will be updated later. The 2019 Finn World Masters will conclude tomorrow with possibly two races.
Results after 5 races (Top 10 of 246)
1. RUS 73 Vladimir KRUTSKIKH – M
2. CZE 1 Michael MAIER – GM
3. SUI 5 Christoph CHRISTEN – M
4. AUS 221 Anthony NOSSITER – M
5. FRA 75 Laurent HAY – GM
6. POR 51 Filipe SILVA – M
7. ESP 757 David TEROL – M
8. GER 707 Uli BREUER – GM
9. GER 193 Thomas SCHMID – GGM
10. AUS 22 Paul McKENZIE – GM
Eight races are scheduled from June 10 to 14 with an innovative new random fleet selection format being trialed to make sure there are no ties at the end of the week, removing the need for the unpopular medal race.
Source: Finn Class