ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - World no.1 and 2014 World Cup winners

ISAF World Cup Hyeres
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - We are pleased to report a Gold Medal win at the Hyeres ISAF World Cup, which has seen us also secure the overall ISAF World Cup for 2014 and continues our hold on the no.1 World Ranking!

After what seemed a very short break following the Palma regatta, we once again found ourselves in the dinghy boat park, but this time in Hyeres, France. Although with the usual sandflies, baguettes and variable wi-fi ,contrary to what anyone could remember from years past in Hyeres... we were met with warm weather!

Although the breeze was light in the lead-up to the event, we were fortunate to have good consistent winds for the entire racing week. We had ended Palma regatta feeling we had struggled to find our usual racing form and that we had made some uncharacteristic mistakes which ultimately cost us a chance at the top podium position.

With the extra racing experience of Palma, our focus for Hyeres was to perform more to our own personal standards and an opening qualifying day posting a first, seventh, first was a better way to start!

2014 Menorca Maxi
© Jesus Renedo / Consell Insular de Menorca


The next few days saw a see-saw of good results with tight racing against the French, Greek and Swedish teams before on the final day we were able to secure two first place finishes in the Gold fleet to then hold a useful 17 point lead into the Medal Race. Lighter winds greeted us for the final day but the points gap allowed us to sail conservatively while keeping an eye on the Greek team who were the only boat able to mathematically beat us, and we crossed the finish line in fifth to win the event.

This marks the second ISAF World Cup Hyeres win in a row for our team, and is Mat's third in a row! This event victory also secured the overall ISAF World Cup win for our team. Although ISAF does not officially recognise the World Cup circuit anymore or award any overall prizes, similar to last year we have un-officially presented it to ourselves. Impressively since the inception of the ISAF World Cup in 2010 Mat has been the winner each year in the 470 Class!

For the team we will now return to Australia for Mat to fulfill his role as skipper of the Team Australia America's Cup challenge; but we will be looking to return to Europe in May to prepare towards the ISAF World Championships and Olympic Selection event in Santander, Spain to be held in September.

Thank you as always to our Coach Victor, and to all our sponsors, suppliers and supporters!

unnamed - International 14 World Championships 2015
International 14 World Championships


Full Results:
 470 - Men - Overall Results:
PosNationSail NumberCrewRacePoints
123456789101112TotalNet
1AUSAUS11
Mathew Belcher
William Ryan
17191(11)191111053.0042.00
2GREGRE1
Panagiotis Mantis
Pavlos Kagialis
6426228667(21)1686.0065.00
3FRAFRA27
Sofian Bouvet
Jeremie Mion
24122310515(24)101290.0066.00
4ARGARG7
Lucas Calabrese
Juan de la Fuente
176213642(25)411696.0071.00
5SWESWE349
Anton Dahlberg
Fredrik Bergström
293928(42)
RET
528918117.0075.00
6GBRGBR863
Luke Patience
Elliot Willis
149318647(30)91984131.00101.00
7CROCRO83
Sime Fantela
Igor Marenic
36713821(33)273238134.00101.00
8USAUSA1713
Stuart Mcnay
David Hughes
73539132(42)
DNC
24131314148.00106.00
9ESPESP9
Onan Barreiros
Juan Curbelo Cabrera
182121718(42)
BFD
1743720151.00109.00
10GERGER55
Jan-Jasper Wagner
Dustin Baldewein
115641852114(29)6192140.00111.00
11GREGRE165
Panagiotis Kampouridis
Efstathios Papadopoulos
24386520(27)781218 138.00111.00
12FINFIN7
Joonas Lindgren
Niklas Lindgren
4121811110281230(42)
BFD
 159.00117.00
13CHNCHN1267
Hao Lan
Chao Wang
161341211151731515(33) 154.00121.00
14AUTAUT437
David Bargehr
Lukas Mähr
15121(30)6394222022 153.00123.00
15JPNJPN12
Tetsuya Matsunaga
Yugo Yoshida
8171031017112220(42)
DNC
5 165.00123.00
16ESPESP44
Jordi Xammar
Joan Herp
389154331420135(38) 162.00124.00
17FRAFRA4
Vianney Guilbaud
Vincent Guillarm
7214261216311(35)2616 168.00133.00
18GERGER10
Ferdinand Gerz
Oliver Szymanski
1911379(31)31814928 170.00139.00
19SUISUI16
Yannick Brauchli
Romuald Hausser
52420107(30)612112223 170.00140.00
20FRAFRA76
Guillaume Pirouelle
Sipan Valentin
1615171241218(29)171715 172.00143.00
21RSARSA1
Asenathi Jim
Roger Hudson
10(42)
DNC
192677132331212 201.00159.00
22FRAFRA44
Pierre Leboucher
Nicolas Le Berre
175217162928(31)101026 191.00160.00
23FRAFRA7
Nicolas Charbonnier
Achille Nebout-Javal
6816241028123521(36)4 200.00164.00
24RUSRUS2
Mikhail Sheremetyev
Maxim Sheremetyev
201888523(32)10272730 208.00176.00
25ISRISR17
Gal Cohen
Dan Froyliche
23(27)51620142313232514 203.00176.00
26CHNCHN67
Zangjun Xu
Wei Wang
191191413382619(41)1612 218.00177.00
27ITAITA29
Simon Sivitz Kosuta
Jas Farneti
91429523(34)222572924 221.00187.00
28JPNJPN 11
Kazuto Doi
Kimihiko Imamura
11252341432151628(42)
BFD
20 230.00188.00
29NZLNZL2
Paul Snow-Hansen
Daniel Willcox
42116251319(42)
BFD
15183429 236.00194.00
30AUTAUT3
Matthias Schmid
Florian Reichsteaedter
121342319(42)
BFD
42
BFD
18161434 237.00195.00
31BRABRA 1
Geison Mendes Dzioubanov
Gustavo Thiesen
81518241524(36)3330236 232.00196.00
32BRABRA27
Henrique Haddad
Bruno Bethlem De Amorim
9332371427(42)
BFD
26261817 242.00200.00
33AUSAUS6
Alexander Conway
Patrick Conway
201022111125162137(38)27 238.00200.00
34ITAITA5
Giulio Desiderato
Andrea Trani
13117515(42)
BFD
1938363132 249.00207.00
35ESPESP769
Jorge Martínez Doreste
Aaron Sarmiento
27630812262934(39)1125 247.00208.00
36GERGER15
Julian Autenrieth
Philipp Autenrieth
1412151918(35)2024333231 253.00218.00
37SWESWE350
Carl-Fredrik Fock
Marcus Dackhammar
1728121120(36)3432192836 273.00237.00
38PORPOR1
Gonçalo Pires
Miguel Nunes
527251916935(40)383335 282.00242.00
39CHNCHN1041
Wuwei Liu
Dongwu Lyu
1323131243930373435(42)
BFD
 291.00249.00
40RUSRUS7
Vladimir Chaus
Denis Gorety
21223217822253632(42)
DNC
42
DNC
 299.00257.00
41ITAITA99
Francesco Rebaudi
Matteo Ramian
1026102019372439(40)3737 299.00259.00
42FRAFRA8
Kevin Peponnet
Nicolas Rossi
15(29)24102717171121 144.00115.00
43RUSRUS5
Pavel Sozykin
Denis Gribanov
22251918227.5(41)
UFD
4313 165.50124.50
44GBRGBR843
Mike Wood
David Kohler
25211113(26)151177155 156.00130.00
45JPNJPN4422
Ikuko Sakudo
Shinji Hachiyama
(31)192420217.51691047 168.50137.50
46AUSAUS 5
Matthew Crawford
Robert Crawford
23(42)
DSQ
222317361115148 184.00142.00
47ITAITA10
Matteo Capurro
Matteo Puppo
2116262732181243(41)
BFD
 191.00150.00
48ITAITA7
Francesco Falcetelli
Matteo Bernard
(28)161121281610241672 179.00151.00
49GREGRE333
Alexandros Kavvas
Georgios Kavvas
(36)2428272661461764 194.00158.00
50GREGRE10
Vasilis Papoutsoglou
John Orfanos
121417282522032(41)
BFD
41
BFD
 205.00164.00
51FRAFRA 18
Hugo Feydit
Charlie Aganeau
3023252927102511(41)
BFD
11 214.00173.00
52ITAITA300
Emanuele Savoini
Enzio Savoini
332920142294(41)
UFD
191314 218.00177.00
53FRAFRA5
Rémy Thuillier
Mathieu Corruble
(32)203131291315814189 220.00188.00
54DENDEN164
Balder Tobiasen
Magnus Jung Johansen
(37)311533302411981019 227.00190.00
55JPNJPN4420
Naoki Ichino
Jyunpei Hokazono
2822(34)222120301492010 230.00196.00
56AUSAUS7
Angus Galloway
Timothy Hannah
322614(35)30424292586 233.00198.00
57GERGER75
Denny Naujock
Paul Kuebel
251721293412121826(41)
BFD
12 247.00206.00
58GERGER13
Malte Winkel
Matti Cipra
(38)182837332553112513 245.00207.00
59ITAITA753
Niccolò Bertola
Massimiliano Berta
31192725(36)18.3
RDG
18.3
RDG
3261718 247.60211.60
60PORPOR7
António Rosa
Ricardo Schedel
2710323733(41)
UFD
31551141
BFD
 255.00214.00
61UKRUKR67
Yurii Zhuravlov
Pavlo Matsuyev
2220311524(41)
DSQ
721841
BFD
41
DNC
 262.00221.00
62ESPESP 1
David Charles Vila
Alex Charles
263727223559252025(41)
BFD
 272.00231.00
63GREGRE4
Antonios Tsimpoukelis
Vasileios Kontakis
3034(36)362918191030917 268.00232.00
64PORPOR10
Joao Villas-Boas
Francisco Pinheiro de Melo
26343328(39)112726211624 285.00246.00
65CROCRO3
Ante Botica
Jure Vuletic
183136383119231323(41)
BFD
15 288.00247.00
66GERGER11
Simon Diesch
Patrick Aggeler
29303034(38)231333351216 293.00255.00
67AUSAUS3
Scott Cotton
Tom Potter
(38)28353331291822222720 303.00265.00
68SUISUI2
Fabrice Rigot
Guillaume Rigot
35(38)293032222217313122 309.00271.00
69GBRGBR828
Robert Gullan
Sam Brearey
343526(42)
UFD
233241
UFD
28132225 321.00279.00
70SUISUI1453
Philippe Erni
Stephan Zurfluh
24333832342128232819(41)
BFD
 321.00280.00
71GERGER48
Julian Patrunky
Max Schümann
3432(42)
BFD
16252625302941
BFD
41
DNC
 341.00299.00
72AUTAUT477
Stefan Scharnagl
Helmut Schulz
(39)36373936272627272321 338.00299.00
73FINFIN77
Okko Konttinen
Zacharias Still
(37)32353437342120362428 338.00301.00
74RUSRUS10
Kristian Chekh
Maxim Cherenkov
403533312814(41)
UFD
21332641
BFD
 343.00302.00
75FINFIN111
Miikka Nikkilä
Leo Tykkyläinen
(39)37343835283116323027 347.00308.00
76PORPOR19
João Pestana
Tomas Marques
35383932373129(41)
UFD
342823 367.00326.00
77UKRUKR1
Oleksandr Izarov
Ivan Savchenko
33(39)383539333235382926 377.00338.00
78FRAFRA 77
Sacha Pelisson
Berger Amaury
363637363830(41)
UFD
41
DNC
242141
RET
 381.00340.00
79LTULTU4
Andrius Ramonaitis
Emilis Valentinaitis
40404039(42)
DNC
353336393230 406.00364.00
80CROCRO111
Sime Soric
Marin Jakovcev
(41)4139404041
UFD
3434373329 409.00368.00
81BELBEL16
Corentin Demanet
Quinten Lauwers
2930(42)
DNC
42
DNC
42
DNF
41
DNF
41
DNC
41
DNC
41
DNC
41
DNC
41
DNC
 431.00389.00
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