Norsk bronse til tross for avlysning på avslutningsdagen

Straff til britene ga norsk bronse til tross for at dagens seilaser i Weymouth ble avlyst. Denne gang ble det stang inn for nordmennene.

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Regattaen i Weymouth har vært litt av en berg- og dalbane for våre Sonarseilere Aleksander Wang-Hansen, Marie Solberg og Per Eugen Kristiansen. Etter feiende flott seiling med to førsteplasser igår var det medvind i den norske leieren og et berettiget håp om medalje for nordmennene. Idag måtte imidlertid arrangøren avlyse den siste seilasen, og man trodde at resultatene etter ti seilaser ville bli stående. Imidlertid ble det innlevert protest på den britiske båten etter landsetting og etter jurybehandling ble britene gitt fire plassers straff i syvende seilas.

Her er juryens dom i sin helhet:

PROTEST - DECISION

PROTEST No. 21

Event: 3-Person Keelboat (Sonar) Race: 8

Protestor: Protestee: GBR

Protest Details: SI 3 & 27

Facts found:

GBR asked for the measurer's permission to haul the Sonar to effect repairs to perceived damage to the bottom of the

keel. GBR complied with the instructions at the time of haul-out as the measurer inspected the keel. The measurer

provided consent for GBR to effect repairs to the bottom of the keel, as well as to three marks on the starboard side. The

crew was present for the inspection and instructed their bosun to make the repairs.

Once the bosun completed the repairs he began to wipe the whole keel including the port side. The measurer made 3

requests for the bosun to stop wiping the keel, but he kept wiping. After second request to stop, the measurer explained

that he might have to make a report if he did not stop. The bosun replied, "go ahead and make your report" and continued

wiping. After the third request, the bosun explaining that he had to do his job and he continued wiping until he finished the

job.

The measurer's opinion is that there was no performance advantage gained by wiping the keel.

Conclusion:

GBR complied with the application procedure to effect the repair under EIR 3.

GBR did not effect repairs beyond those permitted by the measurer under EIR 3.3.

The bosun failed to comply with the reasonable request by the measurer to stop wiping other areas of the keel, in breach of

SI 3. The breach was deliberate. Mitigating circumstances are that GBR does not dispute any aspect of the measurer's

report, and acknowledges that the bosun made an error of judgement.

Rule(s) applicable:

SI 3, EIR 3.1, RRS 64,1(d)

Decision:

The jury's discretionary scoring penalty to GBR is 30% of boats, i.e. 4 points in race 7, the race closest in time to the

incident

Decision - short:

Penalty to GBR 4 points in race 7

Dermed ble det bronsemedaljer til de norske seilerne, en fin oppreisening etter 4. plassen i paralympics 2008 der den norske båten hadde samme poengsum som sølvvinnerne. Det er svært jevnt i Sonarklassen, og bortsett fra Nederlenderne som var helt suverene var det svært tett mellom båtene. 

Norsk bronse og 8. plass blir dermed fasit etter regattaen.

Sluttresultater Sonar

1 HESSELS Udo, van de VEEN Marcel, ROSSEN Mischa NED (8) 2 2 1 1 3 3 2 1 5 20

2 KROKER Jens, MAINKA Siegmund, PREM Robert GER 6 1 6 8 5 4 1 (9) 5 4 40

3 WANG-HANSEN Aleksander, SOLBERG Marie KRISTIANSEN Per Eugen NOR 10 4 5 4 (15) 1 8 1 8 1  42

2.4 m

1 LUCAS Helena GBR  2 1 3 (11) 1 1 1 4 8 5 26

2 KROGER Heiko GER  4 3 5 1 4 (11) 6 1 10 1 35

3 SCHMITTER Thierry NED  5 2 1 6 6 (9) 4 6 1 6 37

4 SEGUIN Damien FRA 1 (17) 4 4 10 2 13 5 3 2 DSQ 44

5 TINGLEY Paul CAN 6 7 2 (10) 9 6 2 2 9 4 47

6 LEBLANC Mark USA 3 8 7 5 13 (17) 3 3 2 8 OCS 52

7 BUGG Matthew AUS  8 4 6 8 7 5 7 7 4 (17) DNF  56

8 ERIKSTAD Bjørnar NOR 7 6 10 15 3 (17) OCS 8 8 7 3  67