Ronstan US Midwinters: Perfect '9' for Ben Moon

Impressive Midwinters win for Ben with 9 bullets out of nine races. The Class in the US continues to gather big numbers as shown at Isla Morada Worlds. Ben will be for sure a menace at the 2013 Europeans. No pics from the event available. Only report by Bob Hodges at Sailing Anarchy - Note that Bob says "Scheurer G6" but he is confused I guess, Ben will race the 'D3' at Barcelona. As informed weeks ago Andy Scheurer will continue to produce the Scheurer G6 (Landy's boat) and his son Dominik is building the 'D3'. Photo Kristofer West from Aarhus 2011.

By Bob Hodges - "Aussie A-Class sailor Ben Moon currently living and working in the US for RONSTAN did his boss proud by winning the 2013 RONSTAN A-Class Catamaran US Midwinter Championship sailed at the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL this past weekend. Moon dominated the 22 boat fleet in a 9 race series with a perfect score of all firsts. His upwind sailing showed a height and speed mode that no one in the fleet could match.

This in combination with excellent downwind speed and smart conservative race tactics made it relatively easy for Moon to achieve his perfect score. Moon’s success in this regatta and his recent successes at the 2011 World Championship (8th overall in a 99 boat fleet) and 2012 European Championship (8th overall in a 96 boat fleet) have established him as one of the top A-Class sailors internationally and this is being recognized with the opportunity to race a D3 AClass provided by the builder at the 2013 European Championship in Barcelona and the 2014 World Championship in New Zealand. Ben’s success in the class is great for US sailors as he freely shares his experience and knowledge to help raise and maintain the level of the US A-Class fleet...
Full Article at http://sailinganarchy.com/2013/02/25/bad-moon-a-rising/

Results https://www.regattatech.com/events/DIYC/AClass13/scoring/showResultsRoster

pos Sail Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Points
1 AUS 11 Moon, Ben [1] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
2 USA 230 Hodges, Bob 2 2 2 4 dns 4 4 3 3 24.0
3 USA 99 Hall, Ben 5 [18] 5 3 2 5 5 9 7 41.0
4 31 Herrin, Jeremy 6 5 3 [9] 8 3 3 6 8 42.0
5 USA 304 Curry, Bob 4 8 7 8 dnf 6 7 5 2 47.0
6 310 Cope, Woody 3 3 4 11 dnf 9 14 4 4 52.0
7 73 Rodgers, O H 7 7 [11] 7 7 7 6 8 11 60.0
8 USA 320 White, Bailey dns dns dns 5 3 2 2 2 5 67.0
9 USA 72 Tihansky, Jahn 8 4 15 2 5 dnf dns 7 6 71.0
10 usa 294 Krantz, Mike dnf 6 6 6 4 11 11 13 16 73.0
11 231 Bird, Rush [17] 11 13 13 6 12 9 11 9 84.0
12 USA 172 Cordes, Chris 9 14 12 16 dnf 8 8 10 10 87.0
13 usa 122 Schiefer, John 12 10 8 14 dns 18 10 12 dns 108.0
14 309 Vining, Bill 10 9 10 10 dns 19 18 19 dns 119.0
15 USA 108 Orr, Bob dnf 19 dns 19 9 13 13 14 13 124.0
16 USA 243 Burger, Pat 13 12 16 18 dnf 16 17 18 14 124.0
17 181 Doyle, Warren 16 17 18 15 dnf 15 16 16 12 125.0
18 127 Kaub, Skip 14 15 9 12 dnf 14 dns dns dns 136.0
19 USA 270 Kinnie, Carl dns dns dns 20 dns 17 15 17 15 156.0
20 usa 154 Isco, Gordon dnf dns dns dnf dns 10 12 15 dns 157.0
21 usa 121 Schiefer,Carla 11 13 14 dnf dns dns dns dns dns 158.0
22 196 Carlson, Dave 15 16 17 17 dnf dns dns dns dns 161.0
23 USA 135 Oliver, Tracy dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns 192.0