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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - World no.1 and 2014 World Cup winners

'ISAF World Cup Hyeres'    Thom Touw ©

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - We are pleased to report a Gold Medal win at the Hyeres ISAF World Cup, which has seen us also secure the overall ISAF World Cup for 2014 and continues our hold on the no.1 World Ranking!

After what seemed a very short break following the Palma regatta, we once again found ourselves in the dinghy boat park, but this time in Hyeres, France. Although with the usual sandflies, baguettes and variable wi-fi ,contrary to what anyone could remember from years past in Hyeres... we were met with warm weather!

Although the breeze was light in the lead-up to the event, we were fortunate to have good consistent winds for the entire racing week. We had ended Palma regatta feeling we had struggled to find our usual racing form and that we had made some uncharacteristic mistakes which ultimately cost us a chance at the top podium position.

With the extra racing experience of Palma, our focus for Hyeres was to perform more to our own personal standards and an opening qualifying day posting a first, seventh, first was a better way to start!

ISAF World Cup Hyeres -  Thom Touw_©  


The next few days saw a see-saw of good results with tight racing against the French, Greek and Swedish teams before on the final day we were able to secure two first place finishes in the Gold fleet to then hold a useful 17 point lead into the Medal Race. Lighter winds greeted us for the final day but the points gap allowed us to sail conservatively while keeping an eye on the Greek team who were the only boat able to mathematically beat us, and we crossed the finish line in fifth to win the event.

This marks the second ISAF World Cup Hyeres win in a row for our team, and is Mat's third in a row! This event victory also secured the overall ISAF World Cup win for our team. Although ISAF does not officially recognise the World Cup circuit anymore or award any overall prizes, similar to last year we have un-officially presented it to ourselves. Impressively since the inception of the ISAF World Cup in 2010 Mat has been the winner each year in the 470 Class!

For the team we will now return to Australia for Mat to fulfill his role as skipper of the Team Australia America's Cup challenge; but we will be looking to return to Europe in May to prepare towards the ISAF World Championships and Olympic Selection event in Santander, Spain to be held in September.

Thank you as always to our Coach Victor, and to all our sponsors, suppliers and supporters!

ISAF World Cup Hyeres -  © Victor Kovalenko  


Full Results:
 470 - Men - Overall Results:

Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total Net
1 AUS AUS11 1 7 1 9 1 (11) 1 9 1 1 1 10 53.00 42.00
2 GRE GRE1 6 4 2 6 2 2 8 6 6 7 (21) 16 86.00 65.00
3 FRA FRA27 2 4 12 2 3 10 5 1 5 (24) 10 12 90.00 66.00
4 ARG ARG7 1 7 6 21 3 6 4 2 (25) 4 11 6 96.00 71.00
5 SWE SWE349 2 9 3 9 2 8 (42)
RET
5 2 8 9 18 117.00 75.00
6 GBR GBR863 14 9 3 18 6 4 7 (30) 9 19 8 4 131.00 101.00
7 CRO CRO83 3 6 7 13 8 21 (33) 27 3 2 3 8 134.00 101.00
8 USA USA1713 7 3 5 3 9 13 2 (42)
DNC
24 13 13 14 148.00 106.00
9 ESP ESP9 18 2 1 2 17 18 (42)
BFD
17 4 3 7 20 151.00 109.00
10 GER GER55 11 5 6 4 18 5 21 14 (29) 6 19 2 140.00 111.00
11 GRE GRE165 24 3 8 6 5 20 (27) 7 8 12 18   138.00 111.00
12 FIN FIN7 4 12 18 1 1 1 10 28 12 30 (42)
BFD
  159.00 117.00
13 CHN CHN1267 16 13 4 12 11 15 17 3 15 15 (33)   154.00 121.00
14 AUT AUT437 15 1 21 (30) 6 3 9 4 22 20 22   153.00 123.00
15 JPN JPN12 8 17 10 3 10 17 11 22 20 (42)
DNC
5   165.00 123.00
16 ESP ESP44 3 8 9 15 4 33 14 20 13 5 (38)   162.00 124.00
17 FRA FRA4 7 2 14 26 12 16 3 11 (35) 26 16   168.00 133.00
18 GER GER10 19 1 13 7 9 (31) 31 8 14 9 28   170.00 139.00
19 SUI SUI16 5 24 20 10 7 (30) 6 12 11 22 23   170.00 140.00
20 FRA FRA76 16 15 17 12 4 12 18 (29) 17 17 15   172.00 143.00
21 RSA RSA1 10 (42)
DNC
19 26 7 7 13 23 31 21 2   201.00 159.00
22 FRA FRA44 17 5 2 17 16 29 28 (31) 10 10 26   191.00 160.00
23 FRA FRA7 6 8 16 24 10 28 12 35 21 (36) 4   200.00 164.00
24 RUS RUS2 20 18 8 8 5 23 (32) 10 27 27 30   208.00 176.00
25 ISR ISR17 23 (27) 5 16 20 14 23 13 23 25 14   203.00 176.00
26 CHN CHN67 19 11 9 14 13 38 26 19 (41) 16 12   218.00 177.00
27 ITA ITA29 9 14 29 5 23 (34) 22 25 7 29 24   221.00 187.00
28 JPN JPN 11 11 25 23 4 14 32 15 16 28 (42)
BFD
20   230.00 188.00
29 NZL NZL2 4 21 16 25 13 19 (42)
BFD
15 18 34 29   236.00 194.00
30 AUT AUT3 12 13 4 23 19 (42)
BFD
42
BFD
18 16 14 34   237.00 195.00
31 BRA BRA 1 8 15 18 24 15 24 (36) 33 30 23 6   232.00 196.00
32 BRA BRA27 9 33 23 7 14 27 (42)
BFD
26 26 18 17   242.00 200.00
33 AUS AUS6 20 10 22 11 11 25 16 21 37 (38) 27   238.00 200.00
34 ITA ITA5 13 11 7 5 15 (42)
BFD
19 38 36 31 32   249.00 207.00
35 ESP ESP769 27 6 30 8 12 26 29 34 (39) 11 25   247.00 208.00
36 GER GER15 14 12 15 19 18 (35) 20 24 33 32 31   253.00 218.00
37 SWE SWE350 17 28 12 11 20 (36) 34 32 19 28 36   273.00 237.00
38 POR POR1 5 27 25 19 16 9 35 (40) 38 33 35   282.00 242.00
39 CHN CHN1041 13 23 13 1 24 39 30 37 34 35 (42)
BFD
  291.00 249.00
40 RUS RUS7 21 22 32 17 8 22 25 36 32 (42)
DNC
42
DNC
  299.00 257.00
41 ITA ITA99 10 26 10 20 19 37 24 39 (40) 37 37   299.00 259.00
42 FRA FRA8 15 (29) 24 10 27 17 17 1 1 2 1   144.00 115.00
43 RUS RUS5 22 25 19 18 22 7.5 (41)
UFD
4 3 1 3   165.50 124.50
44 GBR GBR843 25 21 11 13 (26) 15 11 7 7 15 5   156.00 130.00
45 JPN JPN4422 (31) 19 24 20 21 7.5 16 9 10 4 7   168.50 137.50
46 AUS AUS 5 23 (42)
DSQ
22 23 17 3 6 11 15 14 8   184.00 142.00
47 ITA ITA10 21 16 26 27 32 1 8 12 4 3 (41)
BFD
  191.00 150.00
48 ITA ITA7 (28) 16 11 21 28 16 10 24 16 7 2   179.00 151.00
49 GRE GRE333 (36) 24 28 27 26 6 14 6 17 6 4   194.00 158.00
50 GRE GRE10 12 14 17 28 25 2 20 3 2 (41)
BFD
41
BFD
  205.00 164.00
51 FRA FRA 18 30 23 25 29 27 10 2 5 11 (41)
BFD
11   214.00 173.00
52 ITA ITA300 33 29 20 14 22 9 4 (41)
UFD
19 13 14   218.00 177.00
53 FRA FRA5 (32) 20 31 31 29 13 15 8 14 18 9   220.00 188.00
54 DEN DEN164 (37) 31 15 33 30 24 1 19 8 10 19   227.00 190.00
55 JPN JPN4420 28 22 (34) 22 21 20 30 14 9 20 10   230.00 196.00
56 AUS AUS7 32 26 14 (35) 30 4 24 29 25 8 6   233.00 198.00
57 GER GER75 25 17 21 29 34 12 12 18 26 (41)
BFD
12   247.00 206.00
58 GER GER13 (38) 18 28 37 33 25 5 31 12 5 13   245.00 207.00
59 ITA ITA753 31 19 27 25 (36) 18.3
RDG
18.3
RDG
32 6 17 18   247.60 211.60
60 POR POR7 27 10 32 37 33 (41)
UFD
3 15 5 11 41
BFD
  255.00 214.00
61 UKR UKR67 22 20 31 15 24 (41)
DSQ
7 2 18 41
BFD
41
DNC
  262.00 221.00
62 ESP ESP 1 26 37 27 22 35 5 9 25 20 25 (41)
BFD
  272.00 231.00
63 GRE GRE4 30 34 (36) 36 29 18 19 10 30 9 17   268.00 232.00
64 POR POR10 26 34 33 28 (39) 11 27 26 21 16 24   285.00 246.00
65 CRO CRO3 18 31 36 38 31 19 23 13 23 (41)
BFD
15   288.00 247.00
66 GER GER11 29 30 30 34 (38) 23 13 33 35 12 16   293.00 255.00
67 AUS AUS3 (38) 28 35 33 31 29 18 22 22 27 20   303.00 265.00
68 SUI SUI2 35 (38) 29 30 32 22 22 17 31 31 22   309.00 271.00
69 GBR GBR828 34 35 26 (42)
UFD
23 32 41
UFD
28 13 22 25   321.00 279.00
70 SUI SUI1453 24 33 38 32 34 21 28 23 28 19 (41)
BFD
  321.00 280.00
71 GER GER48 34 32 (42)
BFD
16 25 26 25 30 29 41
BFD
41
DNC
  341.00 299.00
72 AUT AUT477 (39) 36 37 39 36 27 26 27 27 23 21   338.00 299.00
73 FIN FIN77 (37) 32 35 34 37 34 21 20 36 24 28   338.00 301.00
74 RUS RUS10 40 35 33 31 28 14 (41)
UFD
21 33 26 41
BFD
  343.00 302.00
75 FIN FIN111 (39) 37 34 38 35 28 31 16 32 30 27   347.00 308.00
76 POR POR19 35 38 39 32 37 31 29 (41)
UFD
34 28 23   367.00 326.00
77 UKR UKR1 33 (39) 38 35 39 33 32 35 38 29 26   377.00 338.00
78 FRA FRA 77 36 36 37 36 38 30 (41)
UFD
41
DNC
24 21 41
RET
  381.00 340.00
79 LTU LTU4 40 40 40 39 (42)
DNC
35 33 36 39 32 30   406.00 364.00
80 CRO CRO111 (41) 41 39 40 40 41
UFD
34 34 37 33 29   409.00 368.00
81 BEL BEL16 29 30 (42)
DNC
42
DNC
42
DNF
41
DNF
41
DNC
41
DNC
41
DNC
41
DNC
41
DNC
  431.00 389.00


by Mat Belcher and Will Ryan


  

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