sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup - Aussies take Gold and Silver in Palma
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Aussies take Gold and Silver in Palma


'Belcher and Ryan in the 470 medal race - 44 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre Medal Race,day 6'    martinezstudios.es

On the final day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma in Mallorca, Spain, Australia has won a gold and a silver medal.

Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan continued their winning run with gold in the 470 men’s while Tom Burton picked up silver in the Laser class.


Belcher and Ryan headed into the final day with a 17 point lead over their Greek opponents with two double point medal races scheduled.

The Australians were fourth in the first medal race, extending their overall lead to 21 points, and that’s where it stayed after the shifting breeze did not allow time for the final race.

'It’s been a good week,' said Ryan. 'A lot of it has been about our own development and finding where we’re at and we’ve had a full range of conditions which has helped.

'To see where we are in terms of the rest of the fleet and ourselves has been a unique opportunity,' he said. 'The new format put a different spin on it and kind of kept the pressure on all week. It’s been pretty challenging but we’re more than happy with the outcome.'

Belcher said that the week provided a great opportunity to see where they were after training at home over the Australian summer.

'The motivation is right up there, there are a lot of teams that have new partnerships and the ones that haven’t are obviously in very good shape from the Olympics so for us it was essential to be here,' said Belcher. 'We wanted to see where we are as a team and know where we need to go and what we need to do.

'The competition was tough and it was fantastic to continue what we did last year and for Will and I to build confidence, it’s a good position to be in,' he said.

The win continued the pair’s unbeaten run since teaming up at Sail Melbourne last December, while for Belcher his winning streak now goes back to November 2011.

Tom Burton in the Laser medal race - 44 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre Medal Race,day 6 -  martinezstudios.es  

Tom Burton headed into the final day 16 points clear at the top of the Laser leader board but with two double point medal races left to contest there was still a lot to play out before the podium would be decided.

The world number one was third in the opening race but unfortunately was judged to have crossed the start line early in the final race and was excluded, scoring maximum points. The result left Burton second overall after New Zealand’s Andy Maloney won both races, giving him the regatta win.

'It was pretty trick out there, very shifty and very patchy,' said Burton. 'In the first one I got a third which set me up pretty well for the last one, I could only be beaten by one guy and I ended up getting an OCS and he beat me.

'There were a few tough lessons from today and it’s something I won’t do again but things happen and I guess this is what the medal races were designed for and it’s happened,' he said. 'I’m still pretty happy with how things went over the whole week.

'I’m sailing well, my speed is good and I know if I can put it together I’ll be at the front and in contention for the win,' said Burton.

Burton was joined in the Laser medal races by fellow Australians Matthew Wearn and Ryan Palk who had both been towards the front of the fleet all week.

Wearn was seventh in the opening race in moderated conditions and eighth in race two, leaving him sixth overall. Palk crossed the line second in race one and seventh in the final race to move up from his overnight ninth to end up seventh overall.

Earlier in the day Brendan Casey contested the two Finn medal races, ending the regatta in ninth position. Casey was OCS in race one, before finishing the week with a sixth in race two.

Joanna Sterling finished 10th in the RS:X women’s fleet after her first European medal race day. Sterling was 10th in the opening race and ninth in race two.

Full results can be found here.

Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher after winning in Palma - 44 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre -  http://www.sailingstock.com!©_Jesus_Renedo_- Sofia Mapfre  


by Craig Heydon

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108232

10:42 AM Sun 7 Apr 2013GMT


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

Click for further information on
2013 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Mapfre
2013 ISAF World Cup Palma

Related News Stories:

08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Final day video interviews
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – Laser Radial Medal Race images
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – RS:X Men’s Medal Race images
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – RS:X Women’s Medal Race images
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – Nacra 17 Medal Race images
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – Laser Medal Race images
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – Finn Medal Race images
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – 470 Women’s Medal Race images
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – 470 Men’s Medal Race images
08 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – 49er FX Medal Race images
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,




















Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video   
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   


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