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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Aussie Sonar crew claims bronze +Video

'Australian Sailing’s Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden won Sonar bronze at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres.'    Australian Sailing Team

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Australian Sailing’s Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden won Australia’s first medal on Friday, when they took out bronze in the Paralympic Sonar medal race. Gold went to the crews from Great Britain, silver to France.

A British protest over the French team ensured the gold and silver medals were decided in the Jury Room as the two bullets secured by the French were scored a discretionary 20% penalty. The French came away with a pair of 3DPI scores whilst the Britons second and fourth meant they took gold.

This did not affect third place of the Australians, who were pleased with their result as dual Paralympian Colin Harrison confirmed after the race:

'It’s always good to finish on the podium, especially in this fleet and we are very happy with that. We’d like to be a little bit higher up but that’s going to take time and we’ll keep chipping away until we get there.'

In the eight boat fleet battles were tight over the week and going into the final medal race there was very little room for error as four points separated the top four racers with the Australians in third position.

As Colin Harris explained: 'The competition in our event is always very tight. There’s six to eight countries which always fight for the podium spots and every team here has either won a gold medal in the Paralympic Games or World Championships so it’s a very tough fleet, always close and always good fun. Today it all came down to the last race where we had four teams including ours in contention for the podium places.'

It was a first time racing experience for the Australian Sonar Team in Hyères, which they quite enjoyed:

'It was our first time racing in Hyères and it was exciting to come to a new venue and get to grips with all the challenges a new location brings. It’s a fantastic venue and we’ve really enjoyed the whole week.'

The Australian team will race next at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands (20-24 May 2014) before they return back to Australia to train in preparation for the IFDS World Championships in August.

The High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds which take place in Nova Scoatia, Canada from 15-24 August 2014 serve as the first qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition.




Sonar – Overall Results

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

Net

1

GBR

GBR1

John Robertson

Hannah Stodel

Stephen Thomas

3

2

2

1

4

2

(5)

3

2

4

28.00

23.00

2

FRA

FRA840

Bruno Jourdren

Nicolas Vimont Vicary

Eric Flageul

2

(5)

1

2

3

4

3

4

3
DPI

3
DPI

30.00

25.00

3

AUS

AUS1

Colin Harrison

John Harris

Russell Boaden

1

(9)
OCS

6

3

2

3

4

2

3

2

35.00

26.00

4

NOR

NOR1

Aleksander Wang-Hansen

Per Eugen Kristiansen

Marie Solberg

4

4

5

4

1

1

1

(8)

5

3

36.00

28.00

5

GER

GER11

Jens Kroker

Siegmund Mainka

Robert Prem

5

1

4

5

5

(7)

7

5

4

7

50.00

43.00

6

NED

NED1

Marcel van de Veen

Mischa Rossen

Miranda Wevers

6

7

3

(8)

6

6

2

1

6

8

53.00

45.00

7

IRL

IRL844

John C Twomey

Austin O'Carroll

Ian Costelloe

7

3

7

6

7

5

6

6

(9)
RET

5

61.00

52.00

8

GBR

GBR747

Craig Wood

Luke Sinnott

Steven Palmer

(8)

6

8

7

8

8

8

7

7

6

73.00

65.00


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by Cora Zillich


  

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