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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mitakis lead reduced on day 2

by Robert Deaves on 23 Apr 2014
Pieter-Jan Postma - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Day 2 Thom Thow Photography
With race wins on day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres going to Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) and Thomas Le Breton (FRA), Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) now has a reduced lead of just one point. Postma jumps two places to second, while Caleb Paine (USA) remains in third.

It was another glamour day in Hyeres with sunshine, 10-15 knot winds and nice waves, making the racing testing but fun. Overnight leader Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) faltered in the opening race with a 17th but then recovered in the second race to post fourth and maintain his overall lead, however now by only one point.

The first race of the day went to Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) from Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) and Caleb Paine (USA). Kljakovic Gaspic, who had a poor first day on Monday posting a 16-20, followed on with a third in the second race to bolster his overall position to eighth. After an excellent day on Monday, Jake Lilley (AUS) fell foul of the U flag, and along with Gasper Vincec (SLO), both were unrewarded for their efforts in race 3.

The Palma silver medalist Thomas Le Breton (FRA) took the second race of the day from Postma and Kljakovic Gaspic as the leaders consolidated their points, and those who had slipped up Monday carried out some recovery work. Apart from Kljakovic Gaspic, Josh Junior (NZL) drops his BFD from race 1 to move to seventh and Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops his 28th in race 2 to climb to fifth.

Le Breton explained his race. 'I had better starts than yesterday. My speed upwind was OK and I managed to go on the left, which was the good side. But I was super fast downwind, and I managed to get a nice lead by the second mark.'

Third placed Paine said, 'The wind was fairly steady with large left pressure. I just tried to start conservatively and not get leveraged to a side.'

Postma said, 'Today we had great racing. In the first race everybody was at the pin end. And I started at the boat end. I tacked directly after start for 200 metres, and then tacked, and I had a clear lead. I was very happy with that.'

'The competition is tough. And we are not half way yet, so let's see tomorrow.'

Postma is of course testing for a place on Team Brunel for the next Volvo Ocean Race, but is back sailing Finn for a few weeks. 'I sailed for eight weeks with Brunel, but now they're testing other sailors for four weeks. Then I'm back on the 65, and in June will be the selection. Looking forward to sailing the VOR.'

While the day’s best performance went to Postma with a 1, 2, one of the day's big risers was the SWC Melbourne winner, Björn Allansson (SWE), moving up to 15th from 27th after Monday. He said, 'Pretty good start in the second race, finished fifth. Tomorrow we keep on improving.'

Lilley ended the day with a 17th. He commented, 'Happy to be 11th overall after two days. Had some poor starts and sailed smart and fast today. Will be aiming to get off the line in better shape tomorrow.'

The opening series continues until Friday, with the medal race for the top 10 on Saturday. From Wednesday all boats will be tracked and this can be watched live online here.

Finn Overall Results

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

Total

Net

1

GRE

GRE77

Ioannis Mitakis

2

1

(17)

4

24.00

7.00

2

NED

NED842

Pieter-Jan Postma

5

(9)

1

2

17.00

8.00

3

USA

USA6

Caleb Paine

7

3

3

(10)

23.00

13.00

4

FRA

FRA29

Thomas Le Breton

9

(15)

5

1

30.00

15.00

5

FRA

FRA112

Jonathan Lobert

1

(28)

7

8

44.00

16.00

6

CRO

CRO69

Milan Vujasinovi?

3

5

(22)

11

41.00

19.00

7

NZL

NZL24

Josh Junior

(60)
BFD

4

9

7

80.00

20.00

8

CRO

CRO524

Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic

16

(20)

2

3

41.00

21.00

9

SWE

SWE33

Max Salminen

6

(34)

8

9

57.00

23.00

10

ITA

ITA123

Filippo Baldassari

(19)

2

10

14

45.00

26.00

11

AUS

AUS41

Jake Lilley

4

11

(60)
UFD

17

92.00

32.00

12

EST

EST2

Deniss Karpak

(14)

13

13

6

46.00

32.00

13

POL

POL1

Milosz Wojewski

8

10

(32)

19

69.00

37.00

14

ITA

ITA117

Giorgio Poggi

(60)
DNF

16

4

18

98.00

38.00

15

SWE

SWE6

Björn Allansson

23

(33)

12

5

73.00

40.00

16

BRA

BRA109

Jorge João Zarif

18

(26)

6

16

66.00

40.00

17

BRA

BRA-1

Bruno Prada

10

7

26

(30)

73.00

43.00

18

NOR

NOR1

Anders Pedersen

11

(31)

11

21

74.00

43.00

19

SLO

SLO5

Gasper Vincec

12

23

(60)
UFD

12

107.00

47.00

20

ITA

ITA146

Michele Paoletti

21

(29)

14

13

77.00

48.00

21

CRO

CRO1

Josip Olujic

15

8

(33)

26

82.00

49.00

22

POR

POR5

Frederico Melo

13

21

15

(22)

71.00

49.00

23

POL

POL17

Piotr Kula

17

6

(38)

28

89.00

51.00

24

RUS

RUS9

Eduard Skornyakov

20

14

23

(37)

94.00

57.00

25

AUS

AUS261

Oliver Tweddell

27

17

21

(33)

98.00

65.00

26

ITA

ITA66

Enrico Voltolini

22

25

18

(36)

101.00

65.00

27

NZL

NZL16

Andrew Murdoch

(60)
BFD

27

24

15

126.00

66.00

28

DEN

DEN4

Mads Bendix

24

18

(30)

24

96.00

66.00

29

POL

POL13

Michal Jodlowski

31

12

25

(60)
BFD

128.00

68.00

30

RUS

RUS57

Egor Terpigorev

25

(47)

16

29

117.00

70.00

31

CRO

CRO52

Nenad Bugarin

(34)

30

20

20

104.00

70.00

32

RUS

RUS1

Alexey Selivanov

(35)

24

29

23

111.00

76.00

33

RUS

RUS8

Anatoliy Korshikov

29

(43)

28

27

127.00

84.00

34

RUS

RUS6

Arkadiy Kistanov

32

35

19

(44)

130.00

86.00

35

FRA

FRA177

Fabian Pic

30

22

35

(38)

125.00

87.00

36

CRO

CRO7

Tudor Bilic

26

(42)

27

34

129.00

87.00

37

EST

EST11

Lauri Väinsalu

28

38

(40)

25

131.00

91.00

38

CRO

CRO6

Dan Lovrovic

(46)

19

39

41

145.00

99.00

39

POL

POL16

Mikolaj Lahn

36

(40)

31

35

142.00

102.00

40

POL

POL111

Jakub Marciniak

(39)

36

36

31

142.00

103.00

41

CZE

CZE1

Michael Maier

40

(41)

34

32

147.00

106.00

42

FRA

FRA89

Benjamin Montagut

33

(45)

37

39

154.00

109.00

43

DEN

DEN23

Martin Boidin

37

39

(41)

40

157.00

116.00

44

RUS

RUS11

Kirill Luzan

(47)

32

42

46

167.00

120.00

45

FRA

FRA99

Marc Allain Des Beauvais

44

(51)

43

43

181.00

130.00

46

ITA

ITA 747

Simone Ferrarese

45

(48)

44

42

179.00

131.00

47

USA

USA21

Gordon Lamphere

43

(49)

45

45

182.00

133.00

48

FRA

FRA114

Thomas Morel

38

37

(60)
DNF

60
DNC

195.00

135.00

49

FRA

FRA75

Laurent HAY

42

46

(49)

47

184.00

135.00

50

EST

EST7

Harles Liiv

41

(50)

47

48

186.00

136.00

51

ITA

ITA191

Alessandro Cattaneo

49

44

51

(53)

197.00

144.00

52

USA

USA69

John F Dane

48

(52)

48

49

197.00

145.00

53

SUI

SUI63

Thomas Gautschi

52

(56)

53

50

211.00

155.00

54

ITA

ITA83

Matteo Savio

(60)
DNC

60
DNC

46

51

217.00

157.00

55

VEN

VEN100

Johnny Bilbao

50

54

53
SCP

(55)
SCP

212.00

157.00

56

TUN

TUN1

Karim Esseghir

53

53

52

(56)

214.00

158.00

57

NED

NED100

Arend Van Der Sluis

51

(58)

54

55

218.00

160.00

58

FIN

FIN226

Jukka Partinen

54

55

(56)

54

219.00

163.00

59

USA

USA2

Charles Heimler

55

(57)

55

57

224.00

167.00


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