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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Laser battle Down Under

by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team on 26 Apr 2014
Laser - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres © Franck Socha / ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres http://swc.ffvoile.fr/
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Going into the Medal race in Hyeres, at the top of the leader board are two antipodean sailors.

Australia and New Zealand are definitely boxing above their weight in the Laser class, they made up half of the medal fleet in Palma Mallorca. This week there are three sailors from Down Under in medal round, six in top 15 in Hyeres.

Andy Maloney (NZL) took the lead today when Tom Burton (AUS) blotted his copybook with a BFD in the final race of the Gold medal series.

Sail-World talked to the Kiwi sailor this morning:

‘Together we have been strong for the past four or five years now. For the whole Olympic program I think New Zealand and Australia were pushing pretty hard with Tom Slingsby and Andrew Murdoch and the rest of us young guys coming through. We learned a lot off those two and we got pushed along. Between the two countries, it’s a pretty good training squad right now.

‘In the summer some of the them come over to New Zealand and some of us will go over to Australia for Sail Melbourne and we will do some training in amongst that time and then also when we are in Europe will work with each other quite a bit before regattas and team up with each other to do some training because we know both countries are quite good and we can learn off each other.

‘Going into Palma I was just a bit rusty with all the big fleet tactics as was expected after not sailing in a big fleet since the Worlds in Oman. Got that out of the way in Palma and at the first half of the event and feeling pretty confident with the big fleet here.

‘Here is Hyeres, going into the medal race in the lead is pretty good. Just focussing on a few specific things and just been managing to stay consistent and get some top ten results which has put me in a good position so far. It’s probably the most consistent I have been at a major Laser event.

‘Next up for us, its two EUROSAF events Garda, then Medemblik and then the Laser Europeans in Croatia.’


Tom Burton - ‘This morning my drop was a six, so the BFD did not hurt too much. I guess it is everyone’s goal to try and not have a bad race and I was pretty disappointed with myself in Palma that I was not as consistent as I wanted to be and this week I have definitely done the opposite. It was what I wanted to do.

‘Last year I didn’t really go to well right at the tail end of regattas. I ended up seeming always leading then falling a little bit short. Not sure if it was because of the format or the way I was sailing but the way I try and take it is it is not really what your best result is it is what you worst result is. That’s my mentality and try and make my worst result not as bad as other peoples.

‘If I make a mistake then it’s just a leg up if I can get back close. I know if I am close then that’s all I want to be.’

And that is where Burton is going into tomorrow’s Hyeres medal race.

Laser - Men - Overall Results

   
Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total Net
1 NZL NZL203776 8 7 1 6 3 1 3 3 8 (20) 2 62.00 42.00
2 AUS AUS199012 6 5 2 1 4 2 5 6 6 8 (63)
BFD
108.00 45.00
3 NED NED204567 2 5 6 2 4 6 10 4 (37) 14 5 95.00 58.00
4 BRA BRA176622 1 9 7 4 1 22 4 8 2 (24) 1 83.00 59.00
5 GBR GBR201402 9 8 10 9 2 (63)
DSQ
17 2 3 5 10 138.00 75.00
6 FRA FRA203800 1 1 9 15 (63)
BFD
5 8 7 26 4 6 145.00 82.00
7 BRA BRA203765 3 6 10 8 5 7 (38) 1 18 15 17 128.00 90.00
8 CRO CRO204731 3 4 4 2 1 26 23 12 13 (39) 7 134.00 95.00
9 NZL NZL196871 6 2 15 5 6 9 35 11 (52) 3 3 147.00 95.00
10 NED NED204566 23 11 12 6 10 11 12 17 1 9 (63)
BFD
175.00 112.00
11 SWE SWE199617 13 1 16 10
RDG
10
RDG
4 22 18 22 1 (63)
BFD
180.00 117.00
12 AUS AUS199014 16 16 7 3 6 20 25 22 5 (29) 9 158.00 129.00
13 AUS AUS203770 11 2 1 9 2 8 51 14 32 10 (63)
DNC
203.00 140.00
14 GER GER204906 12 10 2 12 7 48 18 10 4 27 (63)
BFD
213.00 150.00
15 NZL NZL197250 14 9 32 27 10 3 1 20 29 (38) 12 195.00 157.00
16 USA USA182345 5 16 8 11 17 16 7 47 (51) 28 4 210.00 159.00
17 CRO CRO202974 2 8 5 26 24 15 26 21 22
SCP
11 (31) 191.00 160.00
18 ITA ITA199697 31 3 14 8 21 28 24 (61) 15 2 15 222.00 161.00
19 GBR GBR200490 9 27 11 12 (44) 21 21 5 7 19 39 215.00 171.00
20 ARG ARG200624 22 15 11 1 12 (37) 33 32 21 17 13 214.00 177.00
21 SIN SIN197538 4 23 25 17 18 13 20 (34) 9 31 23 217.00 183.00
22 NOR NOR204758 7 4 8 16 9 49 15 44 16 21 (63)
BFD
252.00 189.00
23 CRO CRO197294 7 14 17 3 3 (59) 43 9 30 33 32 250.00 191.00
24 GBR GBR206491 18 3 15 13 8 23 9 (60) 17 56 36 258.00 198.00
25 EST EST203724 (63)
BFD
12 4 7 39 14 16 50 25 25 8 263.00 200.00
26 ITA ITA205243 18 24 9 5 15 40 31 15 31 12 (63)
BFD
263.00 200.00
27 POL POL196898 11 18 18 10 16 (61) 54 19 33 6 19 265.00 204.00
28 CYP CYP205124 4 29 3 4 36 27 (63)
RET
13 48 34 16 277.00 214.00
29 RUS RUS202692 27 12 5 7 16 24 (58) 40 41 18 24 272.00 214.00
30 AUS AUS203759 10 27 19 19 19 12 14 48 53 7 (63)
BFD
291.00 228.00
31 POR POR207025 20 10 23 (63)
RET
23 25 19 33 14 41 28 299.00 236.00
32 CAN CAN181191 23 21 3 10 41 31 27 (62) 43 32 26 319.00 257.00
33 ITA ITA196685 20 6 31 (63)
DSQ
5 41 6 58 27 23 40 320.00 257.00
34 NED NED206431 (63)
BFD
19 12 21 23 29 44 46 42 13 11 323.00 260.00
35 AUS AUS206019 10 7 16 16 (63)
RET
34 41 41 40 49 14 331.00 268.00
36 CAN CAN200610 8 34 20 23 38 (52) 37 30 38 16 29 325.00 273.00
37 CHN CHN205040 28 14 38 29 7 39 34 24 36 (42) 25 316.00 274.00
38 KOR KOR206182 21 13 36 18 20 17 39 39 (58) 51 21 333.00 275.00
39 ESP ESP204673 25 20 24 23 37 30 28 45 24 (54) 22 332.00 278.00
40 SWE SWE199611 17 32 33 11 40 19 45 53 10 (62) 20 342.00 280.00
41 CAN CAN197120 32 30 6 21 29 45 2 54 20 43 (63)
DNC
345.00 282.00
42 SWE SWE205123 15 20 24 40 20 44 42 31 12 (50) 35 333.00 283.00
43 ITA ITA179057 24 28 42 25 13 47 13 27 39 (59) 27 344.00 285.00
44 AUS AUS206382 12 17 30 25 17 10 32 57 (59) 46 41 346.00 287.00
45 USA USA194180 26 24 21 17 13 58 29 35 (63)
BFD
22 45 353.00 290.00
46 FRA FRA200239 22 29 13 50 19 32 36 38 11 (61) 43 354.00 293.00
47 BEL BEL202016 15 11 17 22 12 35 47 56 35 44 (63)
BFD
357.00 294.00
48 GBR GBR201481 5 25 43 (63)
UFD
25 18 61 16 47 30 30 363.00 300.00
49 AUS AUS203004 14 25 13 19 11 54 46 23 60 40 (63)
BFD
368.00 305.00
50 FIN FIN202978 33 35 19 15 11 38 30 37 54 36 (63)
BFD
371.00 308.00
51 ITA ITA206448 29 21 28 28 24 46 (52) 28 45 26 34 361.00 309.00
52 MNE MNE204730 19 38 (63)
UFD
18 25 60 11 29 63
DSQ
48 18 392.00 329.00
53 GBR GBR204539 30 41 14 20 49 (50) 50 25 28 37 38 382.00 332.00
54 POL POL205300 30 19 48 26 8 33 56 (59) 23 55 42 399.00 340.00
55 POR POR206406 19 23 40 24 29 53 40 26 46 52 (63)
BFD
415.00 352.00
56 CZE CZE202887 39 26 22 14 47 51 48 42 34 (57) 33 413.00 356.00
57 BRA BRA191342 25 32 21 34 21 36 57 51 49 (60) 37 423.00 363.00
58 UKR UKR171268 13 28 18 42 27 56 55 55 50 47 (63)
BFD
454.00 391.00
59 DEN DEN204750 21 13 25 (63)
UFD
39 43 53 36 55 45 63
BFD
456.00 393.00
60 POL POL196962 43 22 32 24 30 57 (60) 52 56 35 44 455.00 395.00
61 GER GER194755 27 31 22 46 28 42 59 49 44 53 (63)
BFD
464.00 401.00
62 FRA FRA196713 47 15 34 30 31 55 49 43 57 58 (63)
BFD
482.00 419.00
63 GRE GRE197348 (45) 34 20 22 35 1 5 6 11     179.00 134.00
64 GER GER203739 35 40 (63)
UFD
27 14 9 18 7 1     214.00 151.00
65 RUS RUS171513 41 (46) 28 31 14 10 4 1 23     198.00 152.00
66 GBR GBR205648 39 22 (41) 14 41 12 2 18 6     195.00 154.00
67 ISV ISV204048 34 36 37 (40) 26 2 10 11 10     206.00 166.00
68 HUN HUN197711 17 41 36 28 38 4 3 5 (62)
BFD
    234.00 172.00
69 ARG ARG200623 24 37 31 37 33 (62)
BFD
8 3 3     238.00 176.00
70 IRL IRL206936 (46) 30 29 41 22 24 12 25 4     233.00 187.00
71 FIN FIN198227 (42) 33 27 37 30 23 6 35 2     235.00 193.00
72 UKR UKR188822 41 42 30 (47) 46 3 9 27 5     250.00 203.00
73 CAN CAN197731 26 37 23 29 36 18 (48) 19 18     254.00 206.00
74 SLO SLO195998 (40) 18 26 36 32 11 24 39 21     247.00 207.00
75 USA USA203751 40 (50) 41 13 40 6 26 8 34     258.00 208.00
76 MDA MDA204929 38 (53) 35 45 18 28 36 2 7     262.00 209.00
77 DEN DEN196654 38 26 29 35 (45) 15 21 37 12     258.00 213.00
78 SWE SWE201727 37 (40) 33 30 31 14 32 22 24     263.00 223.00
79 TUR TUR195559 (51) 17 43 32 35 13 25 44 20     280.00 229.00
80 CRO CRO179403 49 (54) 38 38 32 19 19 21 13     283.00 229.00
81 BEL BEL188816 47 47 (51) 44 33 21 1 10 27     281.00 230.00
82 SUI SUI199025 43 39 40 36 22 22 11 (51) 22     286.00 235.00
83 TRI TRI184116 44 38 49 20 (50) 31 22 4 33     291.00 241.00
84 LTU LTU202989 33 (56) 39 49 9 45 14 42 14     301.00 245.00
85 ESP ESP197295 34 31 37 (63)
DNF
42 62
BFD
17 15 8     309.00 246.00
86 POR POR202211 42 46 (59) 38 28 37 37 14 9     310.00 251.00
87 SIN SIN206746 36 35 45 (48) 47 39 23 12 15     300.00 252.00
88 FRA FRA205111 (63)
BFD
39 53 53 55 5 7 9 41     325.00 262.00
89 BEL BEL202638 49 45 (58) 41 34 17 30 31 16     321.00 263.00
90 HUN HUN204922 29 43 (52) 31 37 26 20 41 42     321.00 269.00
91 CAN CAN197116 32 36 (46) 45 45 27 33 32 30     326.00 280.00
92 SWE SWE203145 (55) 52 52 34 26 16 39 17 45     336.00 281.00
93 TUR TUR111905 55 47 35 39 50 8 27 28 (62)
BFD
    351.00 289.00
94 DEN DEN206366 52 (60) 59 35 15 36 31 33 32     353.00 293.00
95 KOR KOR198076 31 48 44 43 52 30 (58) 16 40     362.00 304.00
96 MNE MNE203345 48 53 42 39 48 41 16 23 (62)
BFD
    372.00 310.00
97 NZL NZL202687 (57) 51 48 33 43 40 35 34 28     369.00 312.00
98 CAN CAN197160 44 44 39 46 (51) 29 28 38 47     366.00 315.00
99 FIN FIN200870 36 52 46 51 44 35 15 (55) 37     371.00 316.00
100 EST EST192655 35 44 (58) 55 43 32 47 20 46     380.00 322.00
101 LTU LTU202773 50 42 47 (63)
DNF
63
DNS
20 34 50 17     386.00 323.00
102 USA USA188149 56 57 55 56 (59) 7 29 49 19     387.00 328.00
103 SRB SRB187011 58 48 47 32 51 (62)
BFD
13 47 35     393.00 331.00
104 TUR TUR205155 50 43 27 33 54 38 40 48 (62)
DNF
    395.00 333.00
105 URU URU202567 48 45 (54) 50 48 44 41 13 50     393.00 339.00
106 BEL BEL191112 45 54 50 44 53 (62)
DNF
38 30 25     401.00 339.00
107 CRO CRO201759 51 (55) 53 48 46 34 42 29 43     401.00 346.00
108 TUR TUR191821 54 51 34 47 (55) 33 43 53 31     401.00 346.00
109 ARG ARG200626 46 50 49 43 34 (62)
BFD
44 43 38     409.00 347.00
110 GBR GBR204005 16 33 26 (63)
DNF
42 62
BFD
62
DNC
62
DNC
62
DNC
    428.00 365.00
111 DEN DEN201408 28 (57) 50 42 52 53 49 52 39     422.00 365.00
112 BRA BRA204596 53 56 45 54 53 (62)
BFD
45 24 36     428.00 366.00
113 RUS RUS192777 37 49 51 52 49 46 53 (56) 29     422.00 366.00
114 UKR UKR190828 52 49 44 (63)
DNF
27 25 52 62
DNC
62
DNC
    436.00 373.00
115 SWE SWE201729 (58) 58 56 49 57 43 46 40 26     433.00 375.00
116 RSA RSA186900 54 (59) 57 57 56 42 54 26 53     458.00 399.00
117 FIN FIN204023 57 55 55 52 57 (62)
BFD
55 36 49     478.00 416.00
118 SUI SUI201424 56 (60) 56 55 58 47 56 45 44     477.00 417.00
119 PER PER204578 53 (58) 57 58 58 48 51 54 51     488.00 430.00
120 BRN BRN191102 59 (61) 54 51 56 49 57 58 48     493.00 432.00
121 ESP ESP205753 59 59 (60) 59 60 50 50 46 52     495.00 435.00
122 OMA OMN205925 60 61 61 53 54 51 59 57 (62)
BFD
    518.00 456.00
123 OMA OMN205859 60 (62) 60 56 59 52 60 59 62
BFD
    530.00 468.00

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