ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Laser battle Down Under

Laser - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Going into the Medal race in Hyeres, at the top of the leader board are two antipodean sailors.

Australia and New Zealand are definitely boxing above their weight in the Laser class, they made up half of the medal fleet in Palma Mallorca. This week there are three sailors from Down Under in medal round, six in top 15 in Hyeres.

Andy Maloney (NZL) took the lead today when Tom Burton (AUS) blotted his copybook with a BFD in the final race of the Gold medal series.

Sail-World talked to the Kiwi sailor this morning:

‘Together we have been strong for the past four or five years now. For the whole Olympic program I think New Zealand and Australia were pushing pretty hard with Tom Slingsby and Andrew Murdoch and the rest of us young guys coming through. We learned a lot off those two and we got pushed along. Between the two countries, it’s a pretty good training squad right now.

‘In the summer some of the them come over to New Zealand and some of us will go over to Australia for Sail Melbourne and we will do some training in amongst that time and then also when we are in Europe will work with each other quite a bit before regattas and team up with each other to do some training because we know both countries are quite good and we can learn off each other.

‘Going into Palma I was just a bit rusty with all the big fleet tactics as was expected after not sailing in a big fleet since the Worlds in Oman. Got that out of the way in Palma and at the first half of the event and feeling pretty confident with the big fleet here.

‘Here is Hyeres, going into the medal race in the lead is pretty good. Just focussing on a few specific things and just been managing to stay consistent and get some top ten results which has put me in a good position so far. It’s probably the most consistent I have been at a major Laser event.

‘Next up for us, its two EUROSAF events Garda, then Medemblik and then the Laser Europeans in Croatia.’

Laser, Tom Burton (AUS) - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, day 1

Tom Burton - ‘This morning my drop was a six, so the BFD did not hurt too much. I guess it is everyone’s goal to try and not have a bad race and I was pretty disappointed with myself in Palma that I was not as consistent as I wanted to be and this week I have definitely done the opposite. It was what I wanted to do.

‘Last year I didn’t really go to well right at the tail end of regattas. I ended up seeming always leading then falling a little bit short. Not sure if it was because of the format or the way I was sailing but the way I try and take it is it is not really what your best result is it is what you worst result is. That’s my mentality and try and make my worst result not as bad as other peoples.

‘If I make a mistake then it’s just a leg up if I can get back close. I know if I am close then that’s all I want to be.’

And that is where Burton is going into tomorrow’s Hyeres medal race.

Laser - Men - Overall Results
  
PosNationSail NumberCrewRacePoints
1234567891011TotalNet
1NZLNZL203776
Andy Maloney
871631338(20)262.0042.00
2AUSAUS199012
Tom Burton
6521425668(63)
BFD
108.0045.00
3NEDNED204567
Rutger van Schaardenburg
256246104(37)14595.0058.00
4BRABRA176622
Robert Scheidt
1974122482(24)183.0059.00
5GBRGBR201402
Nick Thompson
981092(63)
DSQ
1723510138.0075.00
6FRAFRA203800
Jean Baptiste Bernaz
11915(63)
BFD
5872646145.0082.00
7BRABRA203765
Bruno Fontes
3610857(38)1181517128.0090.00
8CROCRO204731
Tonci Stipanovic
3442126231213(39)7134.0095.00
9NZLNZL196871
Sam Meech
62155693511(52)33147.0095.00
10NEDNED204566
Nicholas Heiner
23111261011121719(63)
BFD
175.00112.00
11SWESWE199617
Jesper Stalheim
1311610
RDG
10
RDG
42218221(63)
BFD
180.00117.00
12AUSAUS199014
Ashley Brunning
16167362025225(29)9158.00129.00
13AUSAUS203770
Matthew Wearn
112192851143210(63)
DNC
203.00140.00
14GERGER204906
Philipp Buhl
12102127481810427(63)
BFD
213.00150.00
15NZLNZL197250
Thomas Saunders
149322710312029(38)12195.00157.00
16USAUSA182345
Charlie Buckingham
5168111716747(51)284210.00159.00
17CROCRO202974
Daniel Mihelic
285262415262122
SCP
11(31)191.00160.00
18ITAITA199697
Alessio Spadoni
313148212824(61)15215222.00161.00
19GBRGBR200490
Alex Mills-Barton
9271112(44)2121571939215.00171.00
20ARGARG200624
Julio Alsogaray
221511112(37)3332211713214.00177.00
21SINSIN197538
Colin Cheng
4232517181320(34)93123217.00183.00
22NORNOR204758
Kristian Ruth
7481694915441621(63)
BFD
252.00189.00
23CROCRO197294
Filip Jurišic
7141733(59)439303332250.00191.00
24GBRGBR206491
Elliot Hanson
18315138239(60)175636258.00198.00
25ESTEST203724
Karl-Martin Rammo
(63)
BFD
12473914165025258263.00200.00
26ITAITA205243
Francesco Marrai
182495154031153112(63)
BFD
263.00200.00
27POLPOL196898
Kacper Zieminski
1118181016(61)541933619265.00204.00
28CYPCYP205124
Pavlos Kontides
429343627(63)
RET
13483416277.00214.00
29RUSRUS202692
Sergey Komissarov
2712571624(58)40411824272.00214.00
30AUSAUS203759
Mitchell Kennedy
1027191919121448537(63)
BFD
291.00228.00
31PORPOR207025
Gustavo Lima
201023(63)
RET
23251933144128299.00236.00
32CANCAN181191
Tom Ramshaw
2321310413127(62)433226319.00257.00
33ITAITA196685
Marco Gallo
20631(63)
DSQ
541658272340320.00257.00
34NEDNED206431
Yuri Hummel
(63)
BFD
19122123294446421311323.00260.00
35AUSAUS206019
Ryan Palk
1071616(63)
RET
344141404914331.00268.00
36CANCAN200610
Robert Davis
834202338(52)3730381629325.00273.00
37CHNCHN205040
Huichao Chen
28143829739342436(42)25316.00274.00
38KORKOR206182
Jeemin Ha
2113361820173939(58)5121333.00275.00
39ESPESP204673
Jesus Rogel Sanchez
252024233730284524(54)22332.00278.00
40SWESWE199611
Emil Cedergårdh
173233114019455310(62)20342.00280.00
41CANCAN197120
Lee Parkhill
323062129452542043(63)
DNC
345.00282.00
42SWESWE205123
Anders Karlsson
152024402044423112(50)35333.00283.00
43ITAITA179057
Enrico Strazzera
242842251347132739(59)27344.00285.00
44AUSAUS206382
Jeremy O'Connell
1217302517103257(59)4641346.00287.00
45USAUSA194180
Christopher Barnard
2624211713582935(63)
BFD
2245353.00290.00
46FRAFRA200239
Antony Munos
222913501932363811(61)43354.00293.00
47BELBEL202016
Wannes Van Laer
15111722123547563544(63)
BFD
357.00294.00
48GBRGBR201481
Jack Wetherell
52543(63)
UFD
25186116473030363.00300.00
49AUSAUS203004
Luke Elliott
14251319115446236040(63)
BFD
368.00305.00
50FINFIN202978
Kaarle Tapper
33351915113830375436(63)
BFD
371.00308.00
51ITAITA206448
Giovanni Coccoluto
292128282446(52)28452634361.00309.00
52MNEMNE204730
Milivoj Dukic
1938(63)
UFD
182560112963
DSQ
4818392.00329.00
53GBRGBR204539
Michael Beckett
3041142049(50)5025283738382.00332.00
54POLPOL205300
Jonasz Stelmaszyk
3019482683356(59)235542399.00340.00
55PORPOR206406
Rui Silveira
19234024295340264652(63)
BFD
415.00352.00
56CZECZE202887
Viktor Teply
392622144751484234(57)33413.00356.00
57BRABRA191342
Matheus L Dellagnelo
253221342136575149(60)37423.00363.00
58UKRUKR171268
Valeriy Kudryashov
13281842275655555047(63)
BFD
454.00391.00
59DENDEN204750
Thorbjoern Schierup
211325(63)
UFD
39435336554563
BFD
456.00393.00
60POLPOL196962
Aleksander Arian
432232243057(60)52563544455.00395.00
61GERGER194755
Fabian Gielen
27312246284259494453(63)
BFD
464.00401.00
62FRAFRA196713
Mattis Naud
47153430315549435758(63)
BFD
482.00419.00
63GREGRE197348
Adonis Bougiouris
(45)3420223515611  179.00134.00
64GERGER203739
Tobias Schadewaldt
3540(63)
UFD
271491871  214.00151.00
65RUSRUS171513
Maxim Nikolaev
41(46)283114104123  198.00152.00
66GBRGBR205648
Martin Evans
3922(41)1441122186  195.00154.00
67ISVISV204048
Cy Thompson
343637(40)262101110  206.00166.00
68HUNHUN197711
Balázs Tomai
1741362838435(62)
BFD
  234.00172.00
69ARGARG200623
Juan Bisio
2437313733(62)
BFD
833  238.00176.00
70IRLIRL206936
James Espey
(46)302941222412254  233.00187.00
71FINFIN198227
Mattias Lindfors
(42)33273730236352  235.00193.00
72UKRUKR188822
Vladymyr Volodymyrov
414230(47)4639275  250.00203.00
73CANCAN197731
Evert McLaughlin
263723293618(48)1918  254.00206.00
74SLOSLO195998
Zan Luka Zelko
(40)1826363211243921  247.00207.00
75USAUSA203751
Erik Bowers
40(50)411340626834  258.00208.00
76MDAMDA204929
Alexandr Denisiuc
38(53)354518283627  262.00209.00
77DENDEN196654
Michael Hansen
38262935(45)15213712  258.00213.00
78SWESWE201727
Emil Bengtson
37(40)33303114322224  263.00223.00
79TURTUR195559
Mustafa Cakir
(51)1743323513254420  280.00229.00
80CROCRO179403
Toma Višic
49(54)38383219192113  283.00229.00
81BELBEL188816
Sam Vandormael
4747(51)44332111027  281.00230.00
82SUISUI199025
Guillaume Girod
43394036222211(51)22  286.00235.00
83TRITRI184116
Andrew Lewis
44384920(50)3122433  291.00241.00
84LTULTU202989
Karolis Janulionis
33(56)3949945144214  301.00245.00
85ESPESP197295
Joaquín Blanco
343137(63)
DNF
4262
BFD
17158  309.00246.00
86PORPOR202211
Eduardo Marques
4246(59)38283737149  310.00251.00
87SINSIN206746
Scott Sydney
363545(48)4739231215  300.00252.00
88FRAFRA205111
Jean-Baptiste Ducamin
(63)
BFD
3953535557941  325.00262.00
89BELBEL202638
Matthias Van de Loock
4945(58)413417303116  321.00263.00
90HUNHUN204922
Benjamin Vadnai
2943(52)313726204142  321.00269.00
91CANCAN197116
Matthew Ryder
3236(46)454527333230  326.00280.00
92SWESWE203145
Philip Claesson
(55)5252342616391745  336.00281.00
93TURTUR111905
Güney Can Kaptan
554735395082728(62)
BFD
  351.00289.00
94DENDEN206366
Christian Guldberg Rost
52(60)59351536313332  353.00293.00
95KORKOR198076
Hyeonsu Yoon
314844435230(58)1640  362.00304.00
96MNEMNE203345
Igor Les
4853423948411623(62)
BFD
  372.00310.00
97NZLNZL202687
Andrew McKenzie
(57)5148334340353428  369.00312.00
98CANCAN197160
Alexander Heinzemann
44443946(51)29283847  366.00315.00
99FINFIN200870
Matias Mikkola
36524651443515(55)37  371.00316.00
100ESTEST192655
Kaarel Kruusmägi
3544(58)554332472046  380.00322.00
101LTULTU202773
Martis Pajarskas
504247(63)
DNF
63
DNS
20345017  386.00323.00
102USAUSA188149
Greg Martinez
56575556(59)7294919  387.00328.00
103SRBSRB187011
Dany Stanisic
5848473251(62)
BFD
134735  393.00331.00
104TURTUR205155
Onur Bilgen
5043273354384048(62)
DNF
  395.00333.00
105URUURU202567
Federico Yandian
4845(54)504844411350  393.00339.00
106BELBEL191112
Lander Balcaen
4554504453(62)
DNF
383025  401.00339.00
107CROCRO201759
MARIO ZEKAN
51(55)53484634422943  401.00346.00
108TURTUR191821
Alp Rona Rodopman
54513447(55)33435331  401.00346.00
109ARGARG200626
Agust Vidal
4650494334(62)
BFD
444338  409.00347.00
110GBRGBR204005
Matthew Reid
163326(63)
DNF
4262
BFD
62
DNC
62
DNC
62
DNC
  428.00365.00
111DENDEN201408
Andre Hojen Cristiansen
28(57)50425253495239  422.00365.00
112BRABRA204596
Alex Veeren
5356455453(62)
BFD
452436  428.00366.00
113RUSRUS192777
Artem Grishnyakov
37495152494653(56)29  422.00366.00
114UKRUKR190828
Denys Saidukov
524944(63)
DNF
27255262
DNC
62
DNC
  436.00373.00
115SWESWE201729
Claes Törnsten
(58)5856495743464026  433.00375.00
116RSARSA186900
Stefano Marcia
54(59)57575642542653  458.00399.00
117FINFIN204023
Niklas Areschoug
5755555257(62)
BFD
553649  478.00416.00
118SUISUI201424
Benoît Lagneux
56(60)56555847564544  477.00417.00
119PERPER204578
Jean Paul de Trazegnies
53(58)57585848515451  488.00430.00
120BRNBRN191102
Abdulla Janahi
59(61)54515649575848  493.00432.00
121ESPESP205753
Pau Schilt
5959(60)596050504652  495.00435.00
122OMAOMN205925
Ahmed Albalushi
6061615354515957(62)
BFD
  518.00456.00
123OMAOMN205859
Ahmed Alhasani
60(62)60565952605962
BFD
  530.00468.00
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