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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Postma takes Finn control on day 3

by Robert Deaves on 24 Apr 2014
Finn fleet in action on day 3 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Thom Touw © http://www.thomtouw.com
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) took control of proceedings on the third day with two great victories to take a commanding lead at the top of the scoresheet at the half way stage. He holds an 18 point lead over Caleb Paine (USA) and 19 over third placed Thomas Le Breton (FRA).

After a short postponement due to lack of wind, the breeze kicked in as predicted and the fleet enjoyed two races in 12-16 knots.

In the first race of the day, the leaders favoured the right hand side with Postma rounding ahead of Deniss Karpak (EST) and Bjorn Allansson (SWE). Postma maintained his lead throughout to win from Karpak by 35 seconds, while Giorgio Poggi (ITA) moved up from fifth at the first mark to third at the finish, with Allansson fourth.

Race 6 was much tighter, but Postma still lead all the way round, again from the right on the first upwind. This time Josh Junior (NZL) followed him round the windward mark with Allansson close behind. The top three made a little gap downwind but on the second beat Thomas Le Breton (FRA) found his way up to third, with Ivan Kljkakoivc Gaspic (CRO) in fourth. These two exchanged places on the final downwind, while Postma took his third win of the regatta by just 10 seconds from Junior.


After a 4, 5, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne winner Allansson now moves into the top 10 for the first time this week. He said, 'Today we had a bit more wind, up to 16 knots and from 240 deg. I know I'm good in these conditions and two solid starts today really helped.'

'In the first race I managed to win the start at the starting vessel, and was then able to ride over all the way to the left with good speed and pressure, rounding first mark in third.'

'Before the second race I told PJ, that he had enough bullets and that I would win the race. I got a good start at the pin end, but PJ had a even better start and was able to tack in front of the entire fleet rather quickly. I was able to once again round the top mark in third which was great for me.'

Jake Lilley (AUS) has had an up and down week and today collected a 7, 21 to sit in 14th overall. Commenting on a big improvement since the last event in Palma he said, 'Palma was not the greatest for me. I was pretty sick and didn't sail very well. Since then, my coach (John Bertrand) and I have done a lot of analysis and hard work and made a lot of improvements in our game. The target for the year is the ISAF worlds and the Rio Test Event so we are just using Hyéres to learn as much as we can. Making the top 10 would be a bonus.'

There are just four more races in the opening series, which continues until Friday, before the medal race for the top 10 on Saturday.

Finn – Overall Results

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Net

1

NED

NED842

Pieter-Jan Postma

5

(9)

1

2

1

1

19.00

10.00

2

USA

USA6

Caleb Paine

7

3

3

10

5

(17)

45.00

28.00

3

FRA

FRA29

Thomas Le Breton

9

(15)

5

1

10

4

44.00

29.00

4

NZL

NZL24

Josh Junior

(60)
BFD

4

9

7

8

2

90.00

30.00

5

CRO

CRO524

Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic

16

(20)

2

3

13

3

57.00

37.00

6

EST

EST2

Deniss Karpak

(14)

13

13

6

2

13

61.00

47.00

7

GRE

GRE77

Ioannis Mitakis

2

1

17

4

24

(60)
BFD

108.00

48.00

8

ITA

ITA117

Giorgio Poggi

(60)
DNF

16

4

18

3

7

108.00

48.00

9

SWE

SWE6

Björn Allansson

23

(33)

12

5

4

5

82.00

49.00

10

FRA

FRA112

Jonathan Lobert

1

28

7

8

(60)
DSQ

6

110.00

50.00

11

SWE

SWE33

Max Salminen

6

(34)

8

9

16

11

84.00

50.00

12

CRO

CRO69

Milan Vujasinovi?

3

5

(22)

11

15

20

76.00

54.00

13

ITA

ITA123

Filippo Baldassari

19

2

10

14

(28)

14

87.00

59.00

14

AUS

AUS41

Jake Lilley

4

11

(60)
UFD

17

7

21

120.00

60.00

15

BRA

BRA109

Jorge João Zarif

18

(26)

6

16

6

23

95.00

69.00

16

NOR

NOR1

Anders Pedersen

11

(31)

11

21

12

16

102.00

71.00

17

POL

POL1

Milosz Wojewski

8

10

(32)

19

26

12

107.00

75.00

18

SLO

SLO5

Gasper Vincec

12

23

(60)
UFD

12

20

8

135.00

75.00

19

POL

POL17

Piotr Kula

17

6

(38)

28

17

10

116.00

78.00

20

ITA

ITA146

Michele Paoletti

21

(29)

14

13

11

24

112.00

83.00

21

POR

POR5

Frederico Melo

13

21

15

22

(60)
BFD

19

150.00

90.00

22

NZL

NZL16

Andrew Murdoch

(60)
BFD

27

24

15

19

9

154.00

94.00

23

BRA

BRA-1

Bruno Prada

10

7

26

30

22

(60)
BFD

155.00

95.00

24

DEN

DEN4

Mads Bendix

24

18

(30)

24

14

15

125.00

95.00

25

RUS

RUS9

Eduard Skornyakov

20

14

23

(37)

18

29

141.00

104.00

26

ITA

ITA66

Enrico Voltolini

22

25

18

(36)

25

22

148.00

112.00

27

CRO

CRO7

Tudor Bilic

26

(42)

27

34

9

18

156.00

114.00

28

CRO

CRO1

Josip Olujic

15

8

33

26

(39)

37

158.00

119.00

29

AUS

AUS261

Oliver Tweddell

27

17

21

33

23

(35)

156.00

121.00

30

CRO

CRO52

Nenad Bugarin

34

30

20

20

(60)
BFD

27

191.00

131.00

31

RUS

RUS1

Alexey Selivanov

(35)

24

29

23

30

25

166.00

131.00

32

POL

POL13

Michal Jodlowski

31

12

25

(60)
BFD

27

39

194.00

134.00

33

EST

EST11

Lauri Väinsalu

28

38

(40)

25

21

30

182.00

142.00

34

RUS

RUS57

Egor Terpigorev

25

47

16

29

37

(60)
BFD

214.00

154.00

35

FRA

FRA177

Fabian Pic

30

22

35

38

(42)

32

199.00

157.00

36

RUS

RUS8

Anatoliy Korshikov

29

43

28

27

35

(60)
BFD

222.00

162.00

37

CZE

CZE1

Michael Maier

40

(41)

34

32

31

28

206.00

165.00

38

POL

POL16

Mikolaj Lahn

36

(40)

31

35

32

33

207.00

167.00

39

CRO

CRO6

Dan Lovrovic

(46)

19

39

41

38

36.6
RDG

219.60

173.60

40

DEN

DEN23

Martin Boidin

37

39

(41)

40

36

36

229.00

188.00

41

RUS

RUS6

Arkadiy Kistanov

32

35

19

44

(60)
BFD

60
DSQ

250.00

190.00

42

USA

USA21

Gordon Lamphere

43

(49)

45

45

29

31

242.00

193.00

43

ITA

ITA 747

Simone Ferrarese

45

(48)

44

42

37
DPI

29
DPI

245.00

197.00

44

FRA

FRA89

Benjamin Montagut

33

45

37

39

45

(60)
BFD

259.00

199.00

45

POL

POL111

Jakub Marciniak

39

36

36

31

(60)
BFD

60
BFD

262.00

202.00

46

FRA

FRA114

Thomas Morel

38

37

(60)
DNF

60
DNC

33

34

262.00

202.00

47

RUS

RUS11

Kirill Luzan

47

32

42

46

(49)

38

254.00

205.00

48

FRA

FRA99

Marc Allain Des Beauvais

44

(51)

43

43

40

41

262.00

211.00

49

EST

EST7

Harles Liiv

41

(50)

47

48

41

40

267.00

217.00

50

FRA

FRA75

Laurent HAY

42

46

(49)

47

43

42

269.00

220.00

51

USA

USA69

John F Dane

48

(52)

48

49

47

45

289.00

237.00

52

ITA

ITA191

Alessandro Cattaneo

49

44

51

(53)

50

49

296.00

243.00

53

ITA

ITA83

Matteo Savio

(60)
DNC

60
DNC

46

51

44

43

304.00

244.00

54

VEN

VEN100

Johnny Bilbao

50

54

53
SCP

(55)
SCP

46

44

302.00

247.00

55

SUI

SUI63

Thomas Gautschi

52

(56)

53

50

48

47

306.00

250.00

56

TUN

TUN1

Karim Esseghir

53

53

52

(56)

53

46

313.00

257.00

57

NED

NED100

Arend Van Der Sluis

51

(58)

54

55

51

48

317.00

259.00

58

FIN

FIN226

Jukka Partinen

54

55

(56)

54

52

51

322.00

266.00

59

USA

USA2

Charles Heimler

55

(57)

55

57

54

50

328.00

271.00


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