sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup
49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup

'49er Men - GBR - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Day 1'    Yvan Zedda ©    Click Here to view large photo

It was a glorious day in the province of Toulon on the South coast of France, sunny, blue skies, and fifteen knots of wind in the afternoon.

The 49erFX raced first in the 49er race area in a single fleet of 42 boats while the 49er class waited for the afternoon and raced in split fleets of 40 boats each. The 49er course area was left favoured most of the day, so teams sailing on that course had to start well and hold their lanes to get to the left side.

The other course area used was the RSX area after they had finished and it was a little bit shiftier and teams could recover from outside the front row. Sailors faced 10-14 knot winds with a fair bit of chop on this first day of racing.

After Day 1 of Qualifying for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Hyeres, it is all the same at the top of the leader board.

Both Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (BRA) and Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL) are leading after Day 1 of Qualifying, not missing a beat after each winning the World Cup 2 weeks ago in Palma. Both foreign teams, not able to go home in between the events took extensive time away from their boats in between the regattas. The Brazilians toured Italy while the Kiwi’s logged masses of miles on their bicycles in Palma. Apparently, the breaks paid off!

49er Men - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Day 1 -  Yvan Zedda ©   Click Here to view large photo

For Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) it could have been an even better day than their 14, 1, 1 score line as in the first race they won the pin and headed left. It was only once they were over layline that they realized they were heading to a mark of a different course, not the actual windward mark. They scrambled back to round almost in last and then played catch up through the rest of the race. The second and third races of the day were more straight forward for them. Using decent starts and good speed upwind, they went wire to wire in one and had one boat to pass in the final race.

Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign, 49er - ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2014 -  Richard Langdon/British Sailing Team  

Local favourites, Manu Dyen and Stephane Cristidis (FRA) had a solid day with a 4, 4, 9 after a disappointing Palma World Cup where they were in Silver fleet. They ended up withdrawing from the final day in Palma, with Stephane not feeling 100%, but they are recovered and ambitious for a good result. They observed, 'there were a number of young teams, the Spanish and Italians for example, who are sailing really well right now.

The 49er is a boat you can sail at the highest level from 20 years of age till almost 40.' Indeed, that was the observation from the podium at the 2013 Seiko Worlds when Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski (NZL) were one of the youngest teams in the fleet and placing second, where as Manu Dyen, himself a three time Olympian, is one of the oldest in the fleet and placed third.

The fleet has one more day of qualifying before the top 25 teams are selected for Gold feet racing.

For daily updates click here


by Ben Remocker


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=121364

12:40 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2010 Mackay Boats
49er Class News

Related News Stories:

13 Nov 2013  Aleh and Powrie named 2013 ISAF Female Sailor of the Year
25 Jul 2013  Latest from Mackay Boats: New 470 Moulds, 49er and FX Production, 420
01 Nov 2012  New Olympic Womens Skiff 49erFX - Images from around the World
24 Oct 2012  New Olympic Womens skiff off to a fast start - sailing in 19 countries
01 May 2012  FX Rig Designer explains the working of the Fathead Rig + Video
28 Apr 2012  Womens Olympic Skiff proves a point in a 25kt breeze + Video
04 Mar 2012  FX: What the Sailors say about the Olympic Womens Skiff entry + Video
16 Feb 2012  Women's Olympic Skiff Trials: New FX put through paces + Video
27 Oct 2011  Prototype for Olympic Womens Skiff trials has great pedigree
27 Aug 2011  Team Jolly update on the Olympic Womens 470 at Weymouth
MORE STORIES ...




News - USA and the World









Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT