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The Britains reinforce their lead at the sixth day of Delphis Dart18

At the sixth day of the Delphis Dart 18 World Championships there were 3 races. The first race could only begin after 3 startingprocedures. 13 teams got a Black Flag. Alan and Fiona Kernick from the UK immediately took the lead and never gave it away. Dave and Louise Roberts & Dan Norman with Melanie Rogers, also from the UK, were battling al race for the second place. Eventually the Roberts won the battle and finished second, followed by Norman – Rogers.
The start of the second race went a lot better. Norman – Rogers took a huge leap, but at the third rack they had to give it away to Marco Manganelli and Amy Knott (UK) because he didn’t judge the buoy right en had to tack two times. Dave and Louise Roberts finished third, followed by Alan and Fiona Kernick who came in fourth.

During the last start of the day the wind was shifting 30 degrees, which ment all the buoys had to be moved again. Once everyone was off, Alan en Fiona immediately took the lead again.

At the first buoy their lead was huge. Again there was a though battle for the second place. Dan Norman and Melanie Rogers eventually won the battle. The French British combination Herve le Maux/Tory Hackman took the third place.
Overall Alan and Fiona Kernick reinforced their first position. They are now 8 points ahead of Norman/Rogers. The Roberts (31 points) are now third. The first Belgian team is Patrick Demesmaeker with his 10 year old son Henri from Knokke at the 6th place. The first dutch team is Nicolette van Gorp with Ruud van Gisbergen from Huizen at the 17th place.

You can follow the races everyday with a track&trace system on

Leaderboard after 8 races:
1. Alan Kernick – Fiona Kernick (GBR), 15 pts.
2. Dan Norman – Melanie Rogers (GBR), 23 pts
3. Dave Roberts – Loiuse Roberts (GBR), 31 pts
4. Emmanuel Dodé – Fred Moreau (FRA), 36 pts
5. Thierry Wibeaux – Christine Wibeaux (FRA), 41 pts

The Championships are organized by the Royal Belgian Sailing Club (RBSC) Het Zoute in Knokke, a sailing club with loads of experience with International top sailing events. During the event it will be possible to follow the sailors live with a GPS track system on website

In addition to the title sponsor Delphis Container Transport, this years Dart18 Worlds Championships are supported by Knokke-Heist, Province of West-Vlaanderen, Gaastra International Sportswear, National Loterij Belgium, McDonalds, Landrover, Duo, Windsport International, Vivium Assurances, Fluxys Gastransport, Hansgrohe en Metapro Network Event Kortrijk Xpo.

For more information on the Delphis Dart18 Worlds please contact:

Royal Belgian Sailing Club
Sven Janssens, Beachmaster
Mobile: +32 475928005

International Dart Association
Nicolette van Gorp, Voorzitter
Mobile: +31 (0)6 51577809


Royal Belgian Sailing Club
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