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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Two golds, three bronze for the Aussies

'Mat Belcher and Will Ryan'    © Franck Socha

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, the Australian Sailing Team raced to two Olympic class gold medals in the 470M and Laser. Laser sailor Tom Burton repeated his gold medal win from ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma while Mat Belcher and Will Ryan returned to their winning ways.

The Australian medal count was lifted to a total of five by bronze medals wins in the Nacra 17 by Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis as well as in the 49er fleet by Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, adding to the Paralympic Sonar Bronze won yesterday.

Australia’s Mat Belcher and Will Ryan - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres -  © Franck Socha  
More than 1,100 sailors from 59 nations raced at the final ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta of the 2013-2014 series and were treated to exceptional race action. Medals across the Olympic events were decided on the final day with a 10-12 knot westerly breeze on flat water bringing a superb week to an end.

The Day at the French Riviera kicked-off well for the Australian Sailing Team when Olympic Champion Mat Belcher (QLD) and crew Will Ryan (QLD) brought home the first gold medal in the 470M fleet.

After consistently strong results during the week the duo went into the 10-boat Medal Race with a 17 points lead where they finished fifth ahead of their main rivals and won the overall count by clear margin of 23 points ahead of Greece and France in third.

'It was quite close with the Croatian team on the line. But for us it was just a matter keeping in check with the Greeks who were the only boat that could have passed us for today. We tried to stay out of trouble. Like with every medal race, it’s complicated, you make one mistake and you find yourself at the back and we’re pretty happy. We had quite a clean race, did what we needed to do and are happy with the outcome.' said Mat Belcher after the race.

Belcher, who is managing an America’s Cup campaign as the skipper of Team Australia with his Olympic 470 campaign, believes it’s just a matter of timing to combine the two.

'For us the timing is important. The focus is the Worlds and obviously the Test Event in Rio is quite important. We’re trying to use these events to develop our team and ourselves individually and this week we ticked off a few boxes and are pretty happy on where we are at. We’ll have a bit of time out of the boat now and I’ll be doing some AC45 stuff in Australian during May. But we’re looking forward to our preparations in the lead up to the Europeans, the Test Event and then the Worlds later in September.

Tom Burton, Laser Standard medal race -  © Franck Socha  

The second gold medal for the Australian Sailing Team was won by Tom Burton, who made it his second Sailing World Cup win in a row after having won the World Cup in Palma a couple weeks ago as New Zealander Andy Maloney (NZL) led Tom Burton (NSW) by three points going into the Medal Race and it was Burton who came out on top in a thrilling conclusion.

'It was a bit surreal,' said an ecstatic Burton after racing. 'I think that was one of the closest races I've done in a long time, if not ever. It was pretty exciting.'

Burton finished fifth to Maloney's seventh which handed him gold 'I'm pretty stoked. I won here last year and the goal was to come and win again after winning last week in Palma. It was a close race but I'm happy to take the win.'

Winning Gold was the reward of a consistent week for Burton: 'It all fell into place quite nicely in the end today. I was really happy with the way I sailed all week and I think I sailed a lot better than I did in Palma and was a lot more comfortable in the boat, which showed in my race results.'

Olympic Champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen had the comeback of the day and will go home with a bronze medal.

It was the first Olympic event for the two Artemis America’s Cup sailors since the World Championship and Melbourne World Cup last year and the duo pushed hard on the final day to climb up the results board after an accident yesterday had put an unexpected hold to their medal hopes.

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres -  Australian Sailing Team  

As Outteridge described the week had been really tough for them 'We really haven’t had one day that’s gone our way. We started out ok and then dropped down the leader board. We then started to sail really well again in Gold Fleet and to then get taken out in race two yesterday and not be able to finish the racing was tough. A bit of redress by the jury put us back in a position to work towards a medal today and we got a bronze so we are really happy with that.'

There were plenty of permutations possible in the Nacra 17 with ample medal opportunities across the top five racers. Olympic medallists Darren Bundock (NSW) and Nina Curtis (NSW) went into the medal race as the leaders and had the advantage in the fleet with a seven-point lead over France.

Unfortunately the Australians made an error on the race course as Bundock explained,

'We had to finish within three boats of French or within four boats of the Italians. We were doing that midway through the race but then they shortened the course and we stuffed up basically.'

'We headed to the wrong mark and we ended up finishing second last and let the other guys get away. It's a silly mistake on our behalf. They halved the length of the leg and we weren't expecting that at all. By the time we tacked and looked back it was all over. It was beginner’s mistake.'

A mistake that taught them a lesson as Nina Curtis added, 'It was a big unforced error for us which is a shame. It was a good lesson to learn under pressure. As a new combination it’s really good to see these things early and we won’t be making that mistake again.'

And from a positive point of view Curtis said 'we’ve breached a massive gap from Palma to here and we’re actually really happy with our progression. Leading into the regatta we ticked a lot of boxes and we’ve got another massive list now to go and attack before our next regatta at Delta Lloyd.'



'Hyères has been a physical regatta with lots of wind and good waves and it’s really pushed a lot of the female Nacra crews throughout the week. It’s been testing but really exciting. The boat just continues to impress and we had a really good week.'

The medal race was won by Australian Sailing Team crew of Olympic medal winning coach turned athlete Euan McNicol (NSW) and Olympic Match Racing silver medallist Lucinda Whitty (NSW). After climbing up the results ladder over the week the duo finished in overall fourth position.

Ashley Stoddart on the water at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres -  Thom Thow Photography  

Australian Sailing Squad’s Laser radial sailor Ashley Stoddart (QLD) finished a strong fourth in what was a new performance level for the twenty year old.

In Friday’s Paralympic Fleets, Australia Sailing Team’s Sonar crew added a bronze medal to the overall Australian medal count of two gold and three bronze medals across the ISAF Sailing World Cup events in Hyeres.

Laser - 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

AUS199012

Tom Burton

6

5

2

1

4

2

5

6

6

8

(63)
BFD

10

118.00

55.00

2

NZL

NZL203776

Andy Maloney

8

7

1

6

3

1

3

3

8

(20)

2

14

76.00

56.00

3

NED

NED204567

Rutger van Schaardenburg

2

5

6

2

4

6

10

4

(37)

14

5

2

97.00

60.00

4

BRA

BRA176622

Robert Scheidt

1

9

7

4

1

22

4

8

2

(24)

1

8

91.00

67.00

5

GBR

GBR201402

Nick Thompson

9

8

10

9

2

(63)
DSQ

17

2

3

5

10

6

144.00

81.00

6

FRA

FRA203800

Jean Baptiste Bernaz

1

1

9

15

(63)
BFD

5

8

7

26

4

6

12

157.00

94.00

7

CRO

CRO204731

Tonci Stipanovic

3

4

4

2

1

26

23

12

13

(39)

7

4

138.00

99.00

8

BRA

BRA203765

Bruno Fontes

3

6

10

8

5

7

(38)

1

18

15

17

16

144.00

106.00

9

NZL

NZL196871

Sam Meech

6

2

15

5

6

9

35

11

(52)

3

3

18

165.00

113.00

10

NED

NED204566

Nicholas Heiner

23

11

12

6

10

11

12

17

1

9

(63)
BFD

20

195.00

132.00

11

SWE

SWE199617

Jesper Stalheim

13

1

16

10
RDG

10
RDG

4

22

18

22

1

(63)
BFD

 

180.00

117.00

12

AUS

AUS199014

Ashley Brunning

16

16

7

3

6

20

25

22

5

(29)

9

 

158.00

129.00

13

AUS

AUS203770

Matthew Wearn

11

2

1

9

2

8

51

14

32

10

(63)
DNC

 

203.00

140.00

14

GER

GER204906

Philipp Buhl

12

10

2

12

7

48

18

10

4

27

(63)
BFD

 

213.00

150.00

15

NZL

NZL197250

Thomas Saunders

14

9

32

27

10

3

1

20

29

(38)

12

 

195.00

157.00

16

USA

USA182345

Charlie Buckingham

5

16

8

11

17

16

7

47

(51)

28

4

 

210.00

159.00

17

CRO

CRO202974

Daniel Mihelic

2

8

5

26

24

15

26

21

22
SCP

11

(31)

 

191.00

160.00

18

ITA

ITA199697

Alessio Spadoni

31

3

14

8

21

28

24

(61)

15

2

15

 

222.00

161.00

19

GBR

GBR200490

Alex Mills-Barton

9

27

11

12

(44)

21

21

5

7

19

39

 

215.00

171.00

20

ARG

ARG200624

Julio Alsogaray

22

15

11

1

12

(37)

33

32

21

17

13

 

214.00

177.00

  

Laser Radial - Women - Overall Results

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Total

Net

1

BEL

BEL202970

Evi Van Acker

5

1

1

1

1

2

3

(23)

8

16

1

2

64.00

41.00

2

BLR

BLR204706

Tatiana Drozdovskaya

2

2

(9)

2

2

9

5

7

1

1

5

6

51.00

42.00

3

NED

NED204276

Marit Bouwmeester

5

1

1

3

1

3

2

(30)

2

19

4

4

75.00

45.00

4

AUS

AUS203769

Ashley Stoddart

4

6

6

7

3

1

(16)

6

11

9

13

8

90.00

74.00

5

FIN

FIN202670

Tuula Tenkanen

4

3

3

6

2

8

6

(24)

4

4

16

20

100.00

76.00

6

TUR

TUR202611

Cagla Donertas

3

3

2

6

5

6

15

(32)

10

5

10

16

113.00

81.00

7

IRL

IRL199417

Annalise Murphy

1

28

3

1

(41)
UFD

14

1

9

5

12

3

12

130.00

89.00

8

GBR

GBR195123

Hannah Snellgrove

10

2

16

5

3

17

4

(33)

17

2

2

14

125.00

92.00

9

CRO

CRO199055

Tina Mihelic

2

9

11

8

8

10

13

2

(25)

8

12

10

118.00

93.00

10

USA

USA197111

Paige Railey

6

4

5

10

(23)

15

14

1

9

3

9

18

117.00

94.00

11

DEN

DEN201407

Anne-Marie Rindom

1

5

9

4

13

(19)

8

10

15

10

11

 

105.00

86.00

12

ITA

ITA206212

Silvia Zennaro

8

8

2

7

6

13

(18)

4

18

13

7

 

104.00

86.00

13

FRA

FRA202124

Amélie Riou

9

14

14

9

4

11

7

13

7

6

(15)

 

109.00

94.00

14

SWE

SWE202659

Josefin Olsson

13

8

11

2

4

5

17

(31)

12

27

8

 

138.00

107.00

15

DEN

DEN204750

Sarah Gunni Toftedal

14

16

6

3

6

4

9

(35)

13

31

6

 

143.00

108.00

16

GBR

GBR201124

Chloe Martin

15

12

7

12

5

12

11

17

3

(18)

14

 

126.00

108.00

17

CZE

CZE202635

Veronika Kozelska Fenclova

7

15

5

10

7

(31)

10

5

20

17

18

 

145.00

114.00

18

NZL

NZL202441

Sara Winther

6

16

13

8

8

18

20

(26)

16

7

17

 

155.00

129.00

19

BEL

BEL202643

Emma Plasschaert

18

19

8

4

12

7

21

(22)

19

15

19

 

164.00

142.00

20

FRA

FRA205321

Marie Bolou

10

9

10

19

10

23

(28)

21

6

14

20

 

170.00

142.00

 

49er - Men - Overall Results

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

Total

Net

1

NZL

NZL1

Peter Burling

Blair Tuke

16

1

1

4

5

1

2

5

9

9

4

9

(20)

1

1

8

3

99.00

79.00

2

IRL

IRL99

Ryan Seaton

Matthew Mcgovern

3

7

7

6

2

8

10

3

3

(18)

15

8

6

12

2

3

7

120.00

102.00

3

AUS

AUS5

Nathan Outteridge

Iain Jensen

9

2

5

5

(32)

23

11

2

5

13

2

4

10

6.7
RDG

3

4

6

142.70

110.70

4

NZL

NZL 2

Marcus Hansen

Josh Porebski

5

4

(16)

4

1

2

4

15

7

12

16

3

9

8

6

7

9

128.00

112.00

5

GBR

GBR10

John Pink

Stuart Bithell

5

9

8

10

3

4

12

12

(24)

10

9

2

5

16

4

5

2

140.00

116.00

6

FRA

FRA 3

Manu Dyen

Stéphane Christidis

4

5

9

7

12

8

5

7

6

2
SCP

12

(17)

11

6

10

6

8

135.00

118.00

7

GBR

GBR4

Dylan Fletcher

Alain Sign

1

3

3

1

4

1

14

14

13

23

20

(24)

12

4

7

2

5

151.00

127.00

8

GBR

GBR98

David Evans

Edward Powys

17

11

3

1

1

(25)

6

18

12

21

21

1

1

9

5

1

4

157.00

132.00

9

DEN

DEN30

Jonas Warrer

Peter Lang

20

10

13

3

10

17

1

1

14

(24)

5

19

2

3

8

9

1

160.00

136.00

10

ESP

ESP900

Diego Botín

Pablo Turrado

6

1

4

7

11

6

3

13

4

16

(22)

22

4

11

9

10

10

159.00

137.00

11

GER

GER12

Erik Heil

Thomas Plößel

(41)
UFD

6

7

2

12

7

8

9

18

2

1

25

14

17

     

169.00

128.00

12

GBR

GBR77

Stephen Morrison

Chris Grube

16

7

9

13

11

2

16

4

15

4

7

(21)

8

19

     

152.00

131.00

13

AUT

AUT84

Nico Delle - Karth

Nikolaus Resch

2

11

20

5

5

12

(27)
DNF

23

11

3

10

10

23

7

     

169.00

142.00

14

SWE

SWE16

Carl P Sylvan

Otto Hamel

6

12

2

15

15

7

13

16

(21)

11

8

12

16

10

     

164.00

143.00

15

CRO

CRO13

Pavle Kostov

Petar Cupac

14

10

1

(32)

22

3

18

10

10

22

18

7

3

13

     

183.00

151.00

16

FRA

FRA6

Julien D'ortoli

Noé Delpech

10

(41)
DSQ

2

9

10

17

7

8

2

19

23

26

21

5

     

200.00

159.00

17

ARG

ARG133

Yago Lange

Klaus Lange

3

5

6

11

3

10

(24)

21

23

15

11

16

17

18

     

183.00

159.00

18

ITA

ITA26

Ruggero Tita

Giacomo Cavalli

(35)

2

6

14

13

4

20

17

8

6

19

13

24

22

     

203.00

168.00

19

ESP

ESP 8

Federico Alonso Tellechea

Arturo Alonso Tellechea

7

9

15

3

(36)

25

17

25

1

5

26

11

27
BFD

2

     

209.00

173.00

20

FIN

FIN49

Lauri Lehtinen

Miikka Pennanen

9

15

5

27

(34)

3

9

11

20

8

6

15

19

27
DNF

     

208.00

174.00

 

 49erFX - Women - Overall Results

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Total

Net

1

BRA

BRA321

Martine Soffiatti Grael

Kahena Kunze

1

(14)

1

3

6

2

5

3

8

1

1

7

1

3

6

8

3

9

82.00

68.00

2

NZL

NZL 1

Alexandra Maloney

Molly Meech

2

(19)

3

6

8

3

6

5

1

3

9

4

4

10

2

6

1

3

95.00

76.00

3

DEN

DEN 11

Ida Marie Baad Nielsen

Marie Thusgaard Olsen

6

2

2

(43)
UFD

5

4

2

14

9

11

3

1

2

7

3

3

5

4

126.00

83.00

4

GBR

GBR22

Charlotte Dobson

Sophie Ainsworth

7

1

4

2

2

1

(22)
UFD

9

5

5

19

9

5

6

8

10

10

6

131.00

109.00

5

NED

NED5

Annemiek Bekkering

Annette Duetz

10

7

21

1

1

8

(22)
UFD

6

2

7

20

3

8

11

5

1

6

2

141.00

119.00

6

GER

GER161

Tina Lutz

Susann Beucke

4

4

6

5

(22)

5

8

11

11

8

2

10

7

5

7

7

9

10

141.00

119.00

7

ESP

ESP23

Tamara Echegoyen

Berta Betanzos

13

16

16

7

12

6

4

1

13

2

12

2

3

1

(22)
UFD

9

2

8

149.00

127.00

8

DEN

DEN49

Maiken Foght Schütt

Anne-Julie Foght Schütt

5

6

5

4

(19)

9

10

12

3

15

13

14

9

13

1

5

8

5

156.00

137.00

9

ITA

ITA747

Giulia Conti

Francesca Clapcich

3

5

14

(32)

4

17

16

18

16

4

8

5

17

4

12

2

7

1

185.00

153.00

10

GBR

GBR99

Kate Macgregor

Katrina Best

(22)

9

9

10

11

11

1

2

19

6

5

16

12

9

18

4

4

7

175.00

153.00

11

AUS

AUS9

Olivia Price

Eliza Solly

11

18

13

14

3

14

17

10

12

19

(21)

6

6

2

9

     

175.00

154.00

12

GBR

GBR8

Frances Peters

Nicola Groves

18

13

8

15

7

16

12

7

10

10

10

13

11

12

(22)
UFD

     

184.00

162.00

13

SWE

SWE25

Julia Gross

Cecilia Jonsson

8

(27)

26

22

9

7

3

17

6

16

4

8

22
UFD

17

4

     

196.00

169.00

14

GER

GER777

Leonie Meyer

Elena Christine Stoffers

16

(29)

10

8

16

12

13

15

4

17

6

15

19

20

10

     

210.00

181.00

15

DEN

DEN136

Katja Salskov-Iversen

Julie Bossard

9

3

7

(24)

15

22

22
DNF

4

15

20

16

12

18

8

11

     

206.00

182.00

16

IRL

IRL997

Andrea Brewster

Saskia Tidey

19

11

17

12

(23)

15

11

8

14

9

14

18

15

19

16

     

221.00

198.00

17

SWE

SWE381

Lisa Ericson

Hanna Klinga

12

20

12

13

10

(43)
UFD

7

13

7

18

7

21

22
DNF

21

17

     

243.00

200.00

18

GER

GER810

Jule Goerge

Lotta Goerge

14

10

15

11

(24)

10

18

22
DNS

18

12

15

17

14

16

22
UFD

     

238.00

214.00

19

CAN

CAN812

Erin Rafuse

Danielle Boyd

31

12

11

(33)

13

21

14

20

20

14

17

11

10

15

14

     

256.00

223.00

20

GER

GER6

Victoria Jurczok

Anika Lorenz

20

28

18

9

18

(43)
UFD

9

19

17

13

11

20

16

18

13

     

272.00

229.00

  

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

Mathew Belcher

William Ryan

1

7

1

9

1

(11)

1

9

1

1

1

10

53.00

42.00

2

GRE

GRE1

Panagiotis Mantis

Pavlos Kagialis

6

4

2

6

2

2

8

6

6

7

(21)

16

86.00

65.00

3

FRA

FRA27

Sofian Bouvet

Jeremie Mion

2

4

12

2

3

10

5

1

5

(24)

10

12

90.00

66.00

4

ARG

ARG7

Lucas Calabrese

Juan de la Fuente

1

7

6

21

3

6

4

2

(25)

4

11

6

96.00

71.00

5

SWE

SWE349

Anton Dahlberg

Fredrik Bergström

2

9

3

9

2

8

(42)
RET

5

2

8

9

18

117.00

75.00

6

GBR

GBR863

Luke Patience

Elliot Willis

14

9

3

18

6

4

7

(30)

9

19

8

4

131.00

101.00

7

CRO

CRO83

Sime Fantela

Igor Marenic

3

6

7

13

8

21

(33)

27

3

2

3

8

134.00

101.00

8

USA

USA1713

Stuart Mcnay

David Hughes

7

3

5

3

9

13

2

(42)
DNC

24

13

13

14

148.00

106.00

9

ESP

ESP9

Onan Barreiros

Juan Curbelo Cabrera

18

2

1

2

17

18

(42)
BFD

17

4

3

7

20

151.00

109.00

10

GER

GER55

Jan-Jasper Wagner

Dustin Baldewein

11

5

6

4

18

5

21

14

(29)

6

19

2

140.00

111.00

11

GRE

GRE165

Panagiotis Kampouridis

Efstathios Papadopoulos

24

3

8

6

5

20

(27)

7

8

12

18

 

138.00

111.00

12

FIN

FIN7

Joonas Lindgren

Niklas Lindgren

4

12

18

1

1

1

10

28

12

30

(42)
BFD

 

159.00

117.00

13

CHN

CHN1267

Hao Lan

Chao Wang

16

13

4

12

11

15

17

3

15

15

(33)

 

154.00

121.00

14

AUT

AUT437

David Bargehr

Lukas Mähr

15

1

21

(30)

6

3

9

4

22

20

22

 

153.00

123.00

15

JPN

JPN12

Tetsuya Matsunaga

Yugo Yoshida

8

17

10

3

10

17

11

22

20

(42)
DNC

5

 

165.00

123.00

16

ESP

ESP44

Jordi Xammar

Joan Herp

3

8

9

15

4

33

14

20

13

5

(38)

 

162.00

124.00

17

FRA

FRA4

Vianney Guilbaud

Vincent Guillarm

7

2

14

26

12

16

3

11

(35)

26

16

 

168.00

133.00

18

GER

GER10

Ferdinand Gerz

Oliver Szymanski

19

1

13

7

9

(31)

31

8

14

9

28

 

170.00

139.00

19

SUI

SUI16

Yannick Brauchli

Romuald Hausser

5

24

20

10

7

(30)

6

12

11

22

23

 

170.00

140.00

20

FRA

FRA76

Guillaume Pirouelle

Sipan Valentin

16

15

17

12

4

12

18

(29)

17

17

15

 

172.00

143.00

 

 470 - Women - Overall Results

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7