sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite

'Dorian Van Rijsselberge at 2012 Olympic Games - London 2012 gold medallist Dorian make only his second World Cup appearance since Olympic Games.'    Carlo Borlenghi/FIV - copyright

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 as sailors trickled in to rig their boats on the second day of racing they were greeted with flags fluttering in a beautiful breeze that will whet their sailing appetite.

Inside the large low pressure area spreading over western Europe, the combination of a secondary low 1006 mb west off the Balearic Islands with a feeble ridge developing from northern Italy to south-western France allows to maintain a prevailing easterly moderate wind flow over the area.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères sees London 2012 Men’s RS:X gold medallist Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) make only his second World Cup appearance since the Olympic Games.

The Olympic champion started steady on the opening day and is currently third overall and relishes the conditions Hyères has to offer, 'It can be really diverse but it can also be howling winds and you’ve got to bite through it,' commented Van Rijsselberge. 'It’s got a bit of everything and it’s quite interesting what it’s going to throw at you.

'It’s a big bay and quite choppy and there’s short steep chop when it’s onshore and flat winds when it’s offshore. It’s a diverse place in that kind of way.'

Van Rijsselberge last raced in a big international fleet at Santander 2014 test event in September 2013 and feels back at home in the 91-boat Men’s RS:X fleet, 'I haven’t sailed a competition in six months and I’m really excited to go sailing and race against the other top guys. It’s such a nice thing to do, to compare yourself with the others and next to that just try to do my best and be at the front as much as possible but it’s not always the case.'

Competition for the 1,111 sailors from 59 nations commences at 11:00 local time across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic fleets.

A north easterly at 7-12 knots is expected to increase throughout the morning to 14-18 knots. As it veers easterly towards the latter part of the afternoon it is predicated to decrease to 8-11 knots.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Men’s RS:X – 3 races – 13:30
Women’s RS:X – 3 races – 13:50
Men’s 470 – 2 races – 11:00
Women’s 470 – 2 races – 11:20
Finn – 2 races – 11:00
Laser – 2 races – 11:00
49er – 3 races – 11:00
49erFX – 3 races – 13:30
Nacra 17 – 3 races – 13:30
2.4mR – 2 races – 11:00
Sonar – 2 races – 11:10

Event website: click here


by Daniel Smith


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=121359

8:42 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014GMT


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


Related News Stories:

22 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Day 1
22 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Strong start for Fletcher and Sign
22 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Nacra 17 images by Thom Touw
22 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Laser images by Thom Touw
22 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Ioannis Mitakis leads Finns after day 1
22 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Excellent racing on opening day
22 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images by Yvan Zedda and Franck Socha
22 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 images by Franck Socha
22 Apr 2014  Hyeres World Cup: Kiwis lead but Outteridge Jensen back in 49er fray
21 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



























Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,






















Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   


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