Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 33 728x90

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes

by Fabienne Morin on 27 Apr 2013
2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup: Medal Races © Jean-Marie Liot /DPPI/FFV
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 , the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France.

Although Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) brought an 18 point 49erFX lead into the final day there was no room for complacency as three double point Medal Races could have brought dramatic changes.



Keeping out of trouble they posted a steady 5-4-5 to take their second ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta win of the 2012-13 season. 'We’re happy that we’ve won our first World Cup event in Europe,' said Maloney, who with Meech won the inaugural 49erFX event at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. 'It was quite stressful out there with it being so light and shifty and the lead changed all the time.'

There is room for optimism with the girls, however they know the road to Rio will take time, 'It’s just beginning,' said Meech. 'Most of the girls are quite new to the boat so there’s a long way to go and it’s going to keep getting harder.'

Charlotte Dobson and Mary Rook (GBR) take silver and Dutch team Annemiek Bekkering and Claire Blom had a great day to take the final podium spot.

Great Britain’s Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign got the job done the 49er with a 2-1-3 score line. Having come into the day with a joint lead Fletcher and Sign couldn’t have asked for much more in tricky conditions. David Evans and Ed Powys made it a British top two and Carlos and Anton Paz (ESP) rounded off the top three.

Marit Bouwmeester (NED) christened her return back in the Laser Radial after London 2012 with a well-deserved gold medal. Leading the first Medal Race from start to finish Bouwmeester established a seven point advantage over Tuula Tenkanen (FIN) and Alison Young (GBR) who were tied for silver.



'I just had to focus on myself and sail a good race,' said the Dutch sailor. 'When it is light and tricky it’s a bit easier because you can only focus on yourself and I won the first race and made it a bit easy. The other two girls started racing each other in the second race so it was easy for me,' she said with a smile.

'I didn’t really have it as a goal to win a medal. I had a big break and came out here to see how it goes and it went a lot better than I expected,' Bouwmeester added.

At the start of the final Laser Radial Medal Race Tenkanen found herself ahead of Young and made sure she kept her at bay, 'I didn’t get a very good start on upwind but I climbed a bit on the first downwind and chose the better gate mark,' said Tenkanen. 'I was before Alison and because Marit was so far in front I decided to ensure Alison stayed behind so the rest of the race I tried to cover her.'

Finishing in ninth and tenth place Tenkanen and Young could not be caught so Young, who won gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma took bronze.

Tom Burton (AUS) put his ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma woes behind him in Hyères to claim a hard earned gold medal. Burton lost a commanding lead in Palma but chipped away at Tonci Stipanovic’s (CRO) advantage to come from behind and take Laser gold. Stipanovic (CRO) fell to third whilst Robert Scheidt (BRA) tastes silver on his Laser return.

'I was always coming from behind here whereas in Palma I was always in the front,' said Burton. 'It doesn’t make up for it but it’s good to learn from my experience and improve on it this.'



Burton has been ranked world number one in the Laser since December 2012 but doesn’t see himself as the guy to beat, 'Everyone is so good if you don’t sail well it doesn’t matter what your ranking is you’re going to get chopped. It’s good to be world number one and at the front as well.'

Daniel Mihelic (CRO) had a superb day on the water taking both race wins but being too far behind to take a medal he ended up fourth overall.


Charline Picon (FRA) lost a substantial Women’s RS:X lead after she was OCS in the first Medal Race. This put Bryony Shaw (GBR) and Blanca Manchon (ESP) in the driving seat going into the second Medal Race making it winner takes all.

Ahead of racing on the final day Shaw said, 'I’m really happy to be windsurfing. I had a good World Championship finished second and I want to keep the momentum going from that. That’s why I’m happy to be here and doing all the World Cups.'

Shaw has been prevalent on the World Cup circuit with a fourth in Miami and a second in Palma to move to world number three and showed she is one of the best at the moment by taking the final race win in Hyères to seal gold.

Manchon finished third to take silver whilst a seventh for Picon meant she won bronze.



Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) came back into the Men’s RS:X with a bang and notched up double bullets to claim gold. Compatriot Piotr Myszka came through in silver medal position and Julien Bontemps (FRA) concluded the podium.

'It was pretty hard and I’ve not trained a lot in the light conditions,' said Miarczynski, London 2012 bronze medallist, 'I didn’t expect to be so good in the light winds but preparing a lot in the winter time was helpful here.'


Poland boasts a strong RS:X contingent personified by them taking the top two spots in Hyères and Miarczynski is reaping the rewards, 'This is very good because we train together and it’s really helpful. We also have Pawel Tarnowski and he’s also very good and we’re three competing against each other so it’s very nice.'

Andrew Mills (GBR) overcame Giles Scott (GBR) in the Finn to take gold. Going into the last race the pair had secured the top two spots so it was winner takes all. 'We both needed to get a result in to secure silver at least in the first race and then the last race was just a match race between the two of us. It was whoever did the best would win,' Mills said.



Coming in third Mills was ahead of Scott who finished at the back of the pack and Mills was pleased to overcome his countryman, 'Giles is hard to beat at any point so to beat him and put myself up there is great.'

New Zealand’s Josh Junior had a great week and sailed himself to the bronze knocking Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) out of the medals.


Brazil’s Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Barbachan (BRA) turned their overnight Women’s 470 lead into another ISAF Sailing World Cup gold medal making it three in a row after Miami and Palma wins. 'It was so difficult today,' said Oliveira. 'We didn’t do good races and our starts were so bad. We are happy with the result and it’s good to win again. We’re going to have some days of rest, relaxing at home and then we’ll start training again.'

Camille Lecointre and Mathilde Geron (FRA) took the silver medal and Great Britain’s Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre took their second consecutive World Cup podium spot in third.


Double bullets on the last day for Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) secured them their fourth gold medal together since teaming up. For Belcher his unbeaten Men’s 470 run, that stems from November 2011, continues, 'To come into these events having won them last year and with a new partnership there’s high expectations,' said Belcher. 'To come away with another win with today’s condition and finish off by winning both Medal Races was fantastic.'

Ryan added, 'There’s been a full range of conditions and a lot of the top sailors have really come through. Everybody has had a few bad races along the way and I think every fleet saw really close racing so it’s been a really great event.'



Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion (FRA) maintained their spot in second place and London 2012 Olympic bronze medallists Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente (ARG) complete the top three.

Anything was possible on the final day in the Nacra 17 as just five points divided the top five.

The fleet were delayed due to fickle breeze and testing conditions that were prevalent on the course. Once racing got underway it was Sweden’s Tim Shuwalow and Hanna Klinga (SWE) who prevailed. They ended up tied on 59-points with Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) but based on the combined score of the Medal Races the Swedes took gold to win on count back.

Matias Buhler and Nathalie Brugger complete the podium.

Regattas in Melbourne, Miami, Palma and Hyères have made up the 2012-13 ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit with some great racing seen along the way.

With a busy summer of World Championships for the ten Olympic events attentions will turn back to World Cup duties starting at Qingdao, China in October 2013.





Results Before Jury

RS:X Women's:

1 – Bryony Shaw (GBR): 21 pts
2 – Blanca Manchon (ESP): 24 pts
3 – Charline Picon (FRA) 42 pts

RS:X Men's:
1- Przmyslaw Miarczynski (POL) : 20 pts
2- Piotr Myszka (POL) : 28 pts
3- Julien Bontemps (FRA) : 30 pts

Finn:
1- Andrew Mills (GBR): 23 pts
2- Gilles Scott (GBR): 35 pts
3- Josh Junior (NZL): 49 pts

Laser Radial:
1 – Marit Bouwmeester (NED): 19 pts
2 – Tuula Tenkanen (FIN): 36 pts
3- Alison Young (GBR): 42 pts

Laser Standard:
1-Tom Burton (AUS) : 54 pts
2- Robert Scheidt (BRA):63 pts
3- Stipanovic Tonci (CRO): 66 pts

470 Women's:
1 – Fernanda Oliveira et Ana Barbachan (BRA) : 38 pts
2 – Camille Lecointre et Mathilde Géron (FRA) : 39 pts
3- Sophie Weguelin et Eilidh Mcintyre (GBR) : 50 pts

470 Men's:
1- Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) : 19 pts
2- Sofian Bouvet and Jéremie Mion (FRA) : 51 pts
3- Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente (ARG) : 60 pts


49er:
1 – Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign (GBR) : 63 pts
2 – David Evans and Edward Powys (GBR) : 83 pts
3- Carlos Paz and Anton Paz (ESP) : 87 pts

49er FX:
1- Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL):46 pts
2- Charlotte Dobson and Mary Rook (GBR): 60 pts
3 – Annemiek Bekkering and Claire Blom (NED): 69 pts

Nacra:
1 – Tim Shuwalow and Hanna Klinga (SWE): 59 pts
2 – Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) : 59 pts
3 – Matias Buhler and Nathalie Brugger (68 Event website

Wildwind 2016 660x82North Technology - Southern SparsInsun - AC Program

Related Articles

She’s still here with us, and now we can be there for her
Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the one that is paramount is her effervescence. Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the one that is paramount is her effervescence. Yet it is what lies behind that which could be her most incredible characteristic. Sometimes you can almost overlook her steely determination, but not for long when you start talking with her. Catching up with her live from Cape Town surely was a vivid reminder of not only what this sailor can accomplish
Posted on 24 Apr
Gladwell's Line - Timeout in Bermuda and a decision OTUSA will regret?
With Emirates Team New Zealand's AC50 now in Bermuda and being re-assembled, it is time to take a breath With Emirates Team New Zealand's AC50 now in Bermuda and being re-assembled, it is time to take a breath from what has been a hectic couple of months, both in Auckland and Bermuda. The third major Practice Session has concluded in Bermuda. This was conducted almost entirely if winds of around 16-25kts - starting to get close to the top end of the range for the AC50's.
Posted on 20 Apr
America's Cup - Glenn Ashby on hitting the AC50's sound barrier
These boats are incredible. The performance that can be achieved in light airs is the amazing thing. The big difference between the AC72, the America's Cup Class, used in the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco and the smaller AC50 to be sailed in Bermuda, lies in their light and medium air performance. 'These boats are incredible. The performance that can be achieved in light airs is the amazing thing. In 7-8-9-10 knots of breeze, you are sailing at 30kts at times.
Posted on 18 Apr
America's Cup - Bernasconi on expected winning factors in Bermuda
ETNZ's Technical Director, Dan Bernasconi has let out a few clues as to where he thought the differences might lie Emirates Team NZ's Technical Director, Dan Bernasconi has let out a few clues as to where he thought the differences might lie once the six teams entered in the 35th America's Cup. 'We have had a great run', he says. 'We've had a few hiccups along the way, as always. But the boat is going really well. We are getting through manoeuvres very well. And we think our straight line speed is good.'
Posted on 18 Apr
America's Cup - Team NZ return fire at Coutts' social media bullets
Emirates Team New Zealand have corrected the allegations made by America's Cup organisers Emirates Team NZ have corrected the allegations made by America's Cup organisers in a media release on Thursday (NZT) over the team's daggerboard use. In the release, replayed by America's Cup Events Authority and Oracle Team USA CEO Sir Russell Coutts on his Facebook page. It was claimed that the Kiwi team had an issue with daggerboards and were using a rule they had not supported to keep sailing
Posted on 2 Apr
New Pacific 52 class makes its debut in San Francisco
The first of two new-build Pacific 52's from Auckland's Cookson Boats is now sailing in San Francisco. The first of two new-build Pacific 52's from Auckland's Cookson Boats is now sailing in San Francisco. Invisible Hand for San Francisco's Frank Slootman replaces his earlier RP63 of the same name. She will soon be joined by a second Cookson build, Bad Pack (Tom Holthus) from the same moulds. A third, RIO 52 is for RIO 100 supermaxi owner Manouch Moshayedi.
Posted on 18 Mar
Gladwell's Line - Of Carnage, Characters and Colour
About this time of an America's Cup season, the sap begins rising as new boats are launched About this time of an America's Cup season, the sap begins rising as new boats are launched, and Cup fans get their first sight of the various team designers' response to the latest America's Cup Class rule. In the monohull days, of course, we initially only got a partial glimpse thanks to the shrouding practices adopted by all teams to hide the nether regions of their America's Cupper
Posted on 13 Mar
So what’s it really like?
For ages now, these editorials have talked about multihull this, record that, outrageous boat speed and 24-hour runs For ages now, well it seems like that anyway, these editorials have talked about multihull this, record that, outrageous boat speed and incredible 24-hour runs. In their own very unique way they totally represent the technical avant-garde, and thank God for that. Where would we be without their impressive shapes, wonderful rigs, and now of course, foiling magic.
Posted on 6 Mar
JJ Giltinan 18ft - Kiwi Champion the subject of two protests in Sydney
Overall series leader Yamaha will have her position put on the line in a series of protest hearings on Friday Overall series leader Yamaha will have her position put on the line in a series of protest hearings Friday morning in Sydney. She faces two claims - both from Appliancesonline (David Witt). The first is an attempt to re-open the Hearing held on Wednesday morning after Yamaha was suffered damage in Race 3 as a result of a collision with a give way yacht, and Yamaha received redress of average
Posted on 3 Mar
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ give first look at the pedaling AC50
Emirates Team New Zealand formally christened their new AC50 America's Cup Challenger on a rainy Auckland afternoon. Emirates Team New Zealand formally christened their new AC50 America's Cup Challenger on a rainy Auckland afternoon. The team has been sailing for the previous two days making news headlines after it was revealed in Sail-World.com that the AC50 would become only the second yacht in America's Cup history to use pedal power.
Posted on 16 Feb