Please select your home edition
Edition
Lancer Not Equal

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - Paralympic podium decided

by FFVoile on 27 Apr 2013
Heiko KROEGER © Jean-Marie Liot /DPPI/FFV
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - Racing in the Paralympic classes came to a close at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères as Heiko Kroger (GER) and France’s Bruno Jourdren, Eric Flageul and Nicolas Vimont-Vicary took the 2.4mR and Sonar honours.

Kroger impressed all week in Hyères winning five of ten races after a shaky start that saw him OCS in Race 2. Having overcome his early wobbles three race victories in a row saw him open an advantage and a final day second and bullet sealed the deal.

London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas (GBR) was back in the boat for racing in Hyères and christened her comeback with a silver medal. Compatriot Megan Pascoe rounded off the 2.4mR podium

'At the beginning of the week I had some problems downwind but I was able to fix it,' said Kroger. 'A lot of good sailors were here and a lot of medallists. I had a very good set up and that’s easy when you’re fast. It helps a lot.'

Damien Seguin had been a mainstay on the top of the podium in Hyeres from 2008 but missed out entirely on any honours for the first time in his home nation. He still took heart from some steady racing that included three race wins, 'I’ve won races in all types of weather so it is reassuring and it proves I can still win races at least. I may have been taking too many risks. I was close to the podium but it’s still a shame.'

Three French smiles were prevalent in the Sonar as Jourdren, Flageul and Vimont-Vicary celebrated victory back on shore taking gold ahead of Jens Kroker, Robert Prem and Siegmund Mainka (GER).



Coming into the final day the French trio were tied on 13 points with Aleksander Wang-Hansen, Marie Solberg and Per-Eugen Kristiansen (NOR). 'It was tight because this morning we were on equal points,' said Jourdren. 'We did two rounds and the conditions could not have been more lenient because we never had more than 10 knots of wind. We expected more.

'In the first race we had a great start and we managed to break fast away from the rest of the fleet and preserve the advantage to the finish. Given our place in the first round we were further from the Norwegians so we are very happy.'

The Norwegians could not find their mid-week form that brought them into contention for gold as a third and a fifth meant they slipped to third.

Related Articles

So, thou doth protest too much, me thinks
And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen about now. At any rate, it is simply an adaptation of Lady Gertrude’s original line. We merely seek to use it as a way to demonstrate that when there is a lot of brouhaha going on, the smoke screen ultimately ends up as a lovely, colourful flag as to the real intent behind it.
Posted on 4 May
Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
Pantaenius – Smooth sailing is more than a favourable weather forecast
Pantaenius get ready to launch into their fourth year operating in Australia As Pantaenius get ready to launch into their fourth year operating in Australia, we get to see why they continue to grow their happy crew of customers. Sitting down with Pantaenius Australia’s MD, Jamie MacPhail, you immediately get a sense that the smooth sailing is a direct result of both their unique product and the marketplace’s willingness to embrace the better mousetrap
Posted on 27 Apr
100 days to Rio, are there potholes and bumps ahead?
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for most crews.
Posted on 26 Apr
Is George Lucas a sailor?
He’s very famous for a lot of things, and justifiably so. One of them is Industrial Light and Magic He’s very famous for a lot of things, and justifiably so. One of them is Industrial Light and Magic, which has been instrumental in the making of many of the special effects that have made the digital world so impressive. Gone are the smears of Vaseline along the bottom edge of the clear filter to hide the trolley that was actually transporting Luke Skywalker’s Speeder, for instance.
Posted on 25 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
Thou doth protest too much, me thinks
And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen about now. At any rate, it is simply an adaptation of Lady Gertrude’s original line. We merely seek to use it as a way to demonstrate that when there is a lot of brouhaha going on, the smoke screen ultimately ends up as a lovely, colourful flag as to the real intent behind it.
Posted on 18 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
Henri Lloyd 50 YearsInSunSport - NZT Clewring AC72