ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères- RS-X Gold Medals go to Europe + Video

Moana Delle (GER) after winning the Womens RS:X - ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Final day
Germany's Moana Delle brought her Olympic sailing career to a glorious end as she claimed gold in the Women's RS:X, at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères.

Piotr Myszka (POL) had Men's RS:X gold wrapped up in advance of the Medal Race.

Racing got underway just after 11:20 in Hyères with a pleasant westerly breeze that increased as the day went on.




Women's RS:X


Wu, Delle and Dziarnowska - Womens RS:X Medalists - ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Final day
It was a three way shoot out in the women's RS:X between Maja Dziarnowska (POL), Jiahui Wu (CHN) and Moana Delle (GER).

The three windsurfers had all guaranteed themselves a medal going into the final race but the colours were far from certain, as two points divided the trio.

There was very little separating the racers as a clean start saw them bunched up together. As the race progressed it was Wu who held the gold at the first mark, rounding ahead of Delle whilst Dziarnowska was down in tenth.

At the downwind mark Delle and Wu were neck and neck but the German squeezed past the Chinese sailor on the inside and kept tight to the mark and pushed forward, leaving the Chinese sailor trailing.

Delle pushed forward and whilst the race win went to Peina Chen (CHN) an eighth was enough for Delle to bring her RS:X sailing career to an end, 'It's my last regatta and last race and it couldn't have been any better. It's the perfect way to end my Olympic career.

'It was quite a challenging race physically. We've had 15 races in planing conditions and this was a light wind race which was a bit of a change. The top girls matched each other and we didn't do so good in the Medal Race but I came first.'

Conditions have suited the German racer and it will be a memorable way for her to leave life in the RS:X behind as she returns to her studies, 'It's been a perfect regatta. We've had the most beautiful conditions. It was around 15 knots every single day. I'm from Germany and I'm just enjoying France, sunshine and blue water. It's just beautiful.'

Wu finished the Medal Race in ninth as she took silver whilst a disappointing last place finish for Dziarnowska gives her bronze.

RS:X - Women - Overall Results


PosNationSail No
CrewRacePoints
12345678910111213141516TotalNet
1GERGER7
Moana Delle
8743154(60)
DSQ
823261916139.0079.00
2CHNCHN5
Jiahui Wu
141317214113(18)44351899.0081.00
3POLPOL7
Maja Dziarnowska
62123787(22)811111320103.0081.00
4POLPOL8
Zofia Noceti-Klepacka
4515941220446(60)
OCS
5248153.0093.00
5ITAITA46
Flavia Tartaglini
141462398(25)651624712124.0099.00
6POLPOL104
Kamila Smektala
31312(17)14661175141196144152.00135.00
7NZLNZL8
Natalia Kosinska
12(60)
OCS
2717814123612116715110230.00170.00
8FRAFRA22
Eugénie Ricard
(36)10712231211135101991151314210.00174.00
9CHNCHN3
Qiaoshan Weng
5(25)16158183310241571710236205.00180.00
10CHNCHN1
Peina Chen
173(38)25109102433821159262223.00185.00
11CHNCHN9
Jiali Sun
(34)6520212019515234138821
222.00188.00
12MEXMEX9
Demita Vega de Lille
16122656112811131913(60)
OCS
14132
249.00189.00
13HKGHKG5
Hei Man Hayley Victoria Chan
101461091727102715932119(34)
231.00197.00
14AUSAUS254
Joanna Sterling
99813221020(33)6171024132028
242.00209.00
15POLPOL21
Malgorzata Bialecka
232311(33)13141818191251712128
247.00214.00
16POLPOL1279
Hanna Zembrzuska
1120241111211527(38)1121932811
252.00214.00
17CHNCHN2
Manjia Zheng
21917451613143214(60)
OCS
20232510
274.00214.00
18ITAITA11
Laura Linares
1827(37)192030126121817518712
258.00221.00
19BRABRA8
Patricia Freitas
71828(34)12157317162212161619
260.00226.00
20FRAFRA12
Jeanne Dantès
15222018152216(40)37252010101815
303.00263.00


Men's RS:X

Myszka, Tarnowski and Van Rijsselberge - Mens RS:X - ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Final day
Going into the Men's RS:X Medal Race the top three podium spots were occupied by Polish racers.

Whilst Piotr Myszka (POL) had gold all wrapped up and Pawel Tarnowski (POL) silver up his sleeve but the bronze medal was far from certain. Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) had the advantage but 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Dorian Van Rijsselberge (NED) was breathing down his neck.

Van Rijsselberge knew what he had to do, and ahead of the Medal Race looked focused on the race course. He came out strong from the off and took the lead at the first mark. On the downwind he slipped to second but was strong on the upwind and took control and held the lead all the way through to the finish.

Miarczynski finished in fourth to go level on 83 points with the Dutchman. But as Van Rijsselberge took the victory, the bronze went his way.

Myszka sailed pressure free in the Medal Race and took a fifth. On the 16 race series Myszka commented, 'It was a really nice week for me and I've really enjoyed it. I was probably the fastest guy in the fleet and I was improving every race. I was going faster and faster.

'It was really important for me to improve on my speed and technique this event and I'm really happy with that.

'Everything is working and going the right way. It's the Polish in the top two positions this year, just like last year. Last year I was second and Przemyslaw, who is fourth here, finished first.

'But this year I've won and Pawel is second so it's quite nice. We were expecting Przemylsaw to defend third position but he lost it in the Medal Race. It's quite sad but it's nice to have two Polish places on the podium.'
RS:X - Men - Overall Results
PosNationSail No
CrewRacePoints
12345678910111213141516TotalNet
1POLPOL82
Piotr Myszka
11121124714311(11)1051.0040.00
2POLPOL182
Pawel Tarnowski
244582181(19)195411690.0071.00
3NEDNED8
Dorian Van Rijsselberge
312271611102101592(20)2103.0083.00
4POLPOL126
Przemyslaw Miarczynski
42241341414(16)262314899.0083.00
5NEDNED9
Kiran Badloe
136345331237(24)209.5
RDG
418125.50101.50
6FRAFRA3
Thomas Goyard
33312856(33)13206
SCP
313124135.00102.00
7GERGER3
Toni Wilhelm
4213649758221266(32)12139.00107.00
8BRABRA1
Ricardo Santos
245957(15)9111251345220128.00113.00
9ISRISR11
Shahar Zubari
868633728(25)92379236153.00128.00
10GBRGBR1
Nick Dempsey
5554132852(40)3191273014183.00143.00
11GBRGBR931
Tom Squires
864128(30)216281210131424187.00157.00
12HKGHKG2
Ho Tsun Leung
7791141141014(26)251717198189.00163.00
13LTULTU14
Juozas Bernotas
129898917(28)923191810116196.00168.00
14NORNOR7
Sebastian Wang-Hansen
7531062231427156291517(40)219.00179.00
15HKGHKG16
Chun Leung Mich CHENG
5101671551918(30)111414181017209.00179.00
16KORKOR141
Wonwoo Cho
10121514910161719(33)15521167219.00186.00
17KORKOR71
Tae Hoon Lee
9(47)
DNF
47
DNC
714712133623182018235.00188.00
18NZLNZL151
Jon-Paul Tobin
99612126312617(35)16225233232.00197.00
19UKRUKR 1
Maksym Oberemko
147146122281216(38)1711221225236.00198.00
20FRAFRA51
Igor De L'hermite
10117103101124133424(40)142519255.00215.00


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