sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013 - Finn Class - Briton stays on top
ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013 - Finn Class - Briton stays on top


'ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013- Finn Class on Day 4'    Robert Deaves/Finn Class - copyright

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013 - Finn Class. On the first day of the finals series for Finns in Palma de Mallorca, Giles Scott (GBR) took two wins and a second to move into an six point lead from the only other race winner Pieter-Jan Postma (NED). Andrew Mills (GBR) continues his good form to hold onto third place.

The Finns had a short postponement out on the water, waiting for the wind to settle in direction, before had three races with free pumping with the wind starting out with 12 knots and building during the day to peak with gusts of 18 knots.

The fleet was split into silver and gold flights. Scott had the best of the day to discard his second place to end with zero points. Postma sailed his best day so far with a 3,1 3 while third placed Mills scored 2, 10, 4.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013- Finn Class on Day 4 -  Robert Deaves-Finn Class_- copyright  


Just six point separate fourth to eighth, the Mark Andrews (GBR) posting another good day and the two Kiwi sailors Josh Junior (NZL) and Andrew Murdoch (NZL) performing very well as newcomers to the class. They currently lie in seventh and eighth.

Scott admits to finding the switch back from a 72 foot America’s Cup multihull to the Finn a refreshing change, and is pleased not to have lost too much of his form. 'The biggest thing that’s surprised me is that I’m still able to hike. I seem to be going alright but there’s a few bits of rust here and there that I’ve noticed – I suppose you can expect that after not having done much [Finn] sailing at all.'

'Today was typical Palma with a left trend in the breeze and, unlike other days, I was able to get off the start line which helped me a little bit'

Postma said, 'It's been great racing here in Palma. We have a strong fleet and perfect conditions. The Brits are sailing fast, and are on top. For me it's taking a lot of rust off the racing. I have been training a bit in the spring, but by myself, so speed is good, but I have lost having my head inside in my boat. Today was different I could get the boat going and could battle for the front.'

On the new scoring format he commented, 'The format is remarkable. It's good that we test some this year to make the right and convinced call on the ISAF conference in November. For this format I hear that everybody including me is convinced, this one ain't it.'

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013- Finn Class on Day 4 -  Robert Deaves-Finn Class_- copyright  


'Sailing is a sport with a lot of components and variables, so for me it's not like, for example, swimming where only last race counts. For me it's like the cycling, Tour de France, it's best over a period of time. Also we need to educate the journalists and explain how sailing is working instead of putting to much emphasis on a last day, mostly because we depend on the weather.

Piotr Kula (POL) is having a great regatta, currently lying in ninth overall. 'We had tough day today. Strong wind, quite big waves and all this in three demanding races. I believe everybody is exhausted after that.' The format, '..is pretty different from what we got used to. If you'll check the results, you'll find that some guys already have discards on score, they had after qualifying series. Which practically means, their three days racing result is now discarded. Pretty strange, but interesting at the same time. The double medal race should be intriguing as well. We will see if that's going to be the standard in the future.'

Fourth placed Andrews said, 'It was a tough and important day today with the regatta being reset but it was all to play for. The forecast was for the wind to shift left all day so it was important to get a good start and hold your lane to the left. There was the odd shift here and there but the leaders all came from the left.

'Giles and PJ showed good pace all day and the results show it. New Kiwi sailor Andrew Murdoch sailed really well in the first two races in the day great starts and some good pace down wind.

'To tell you the truth I am a bit broken. I think it's time to get back in the gym. Today went as a bit of a blur, all hiking to hold your lane and pumping like crazy to make the gains down wind.'

'The forecast tomorrow is light, shifty and rainy so another important day with the points being so close.'

Bjorn Allanson (SWE) is in 12th overall. 'It was a bit like the regatta restarted today, but with only 36 boats on the starting line. Racing was close and a mistake could cost you plenty. There was no time and no space to relax, together with some hard downwinds resulted in a sailing day when it is at its best. I think the new scoring system made everybody push extra hard today, as everything was still open which was great.'

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013- Finn Class on Day 4 -  Robert Deaves-Finn Class_- copyright  


'Today I managed to get three good starts, finally, making my day a lot easier for myself. I rounded the first mark in the top ten all three races. I feel I have a lot of effort that I need to put in to the boat over the coming months, But overall I'm happy with my day and it feels like I am learning and improving every day out on the water.'

The finals series concludes on Friday before Saturday's medal racing.

Results:

1. GBR 41 Giles Scott 0
2. NED 842 Pieter Jan Postma 6
3. GBR 85 Andrew Mills 9
4. GBR 88 Mark Andrews 14
5. FRA 112 Jonathan Lobert 15
6. SLO 573 Vasilij Zbogar 16
7. NZL 24 Josh Junior 17
8. NZL 16 Andrew Murdoch 20
9. POL 17 Piotr Kula 27
10. AUS 1 Brendan Casey 28

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013


by Robert Deaves

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108146

4:55 AM Fri 5 Apr 2013GMT


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

Click for further information on
2013 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Mapfre

Related News Stories:

05 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013 - Aussies sweep races on Day 4
05 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Images of Nacra 17s in action on day 4
05 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Day 4 images from Palma
05 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Finals heat up competition in Palma + Video
05 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Day 4 images by Thom Touw
05 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Action aplenty on day 4 in Palma + Video
05 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Giles Scott extends lead in Palma
04 Apr 2013  Sailing World Cup Palma - Nacra 17 debut for Oberemko and Maslivets
04 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Finn Class - Tricky sailing on Day 3
04 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013 - Aussies back in the lead
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




















Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   


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