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ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Close knit racing on day 3

by ISAF on 17 Oct 2013
Igor Marenic CRO Men’s 470 - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 3 ISAF ©
On day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, exciting close knit racing was the dish of the day as racing ramped up. The cool front that brought strong winds the day prior passed through enabling racing to commence at 11:00 local time. Northerly breeze at 16 knots at the start time slowly dropped down to 14 knots allowing three races across all fleets to be completed.

Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have been head and shoulders above the fleet in Qingdao winning every race so far in a convincing manner.


The current Olympic and World Champions have raised the bar in the Women's 470 and hold the current Olympic and World Championship titles and after a superb year thus far have been nominated for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

'I was quite surprised we were nominated but it was a really good surprise just to be nominated,' said Aleh. 'Just to read through the list, the previous winners were people we both looked up to. We're just really proud to be nominated; it's been a big year.'

Previous Kiwi winners include Sir Peter Blake, Mike Sanderson and Russell Coutts but New Zealand is yet to see a female sailor, or duo take the coveted honour.

Powrie added, 'For Jo and myself it's really good recognition for the people that have helped us along the way and the wider New Zealand sailing community as well. We get a lot of help back home and it's nice for them to be recognized as well.'

Having had a short break from racing after the 470 Worlds, the pair have seamlessly found their feet at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao.

A strong opening race win kick started their day and even penalty turns at the start of the second didn't affect their mentality as they pushed forward taking the bullet before closing their day with a fourth victory in a row.

'It's cool to get back into it,' said Aleh. 'We haven't really raced since the Worlds so it's fun to get out there. It was pretty tricky today and pretty all over the place and we've got a boat that we're not quite used to so we're dropping things at the wrong time but it's good fun.'

Huimin Feng and Lizhu Huang (CHN) Nan Zhang and Yixiao Lv (CHN) trail the New Zealanders in second and third on 13 points apiece.


Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente (ARG) brought themselves within a point of early leaders Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) with two race wins and a third.

After racing de la Fuente was delighted with how things went, 'For us the results were really good, the conditions were really tricky with the northerly and a lot of patches. It was really difficult. We've been fast and have good tactics.

'We thought it would be less windy but it's been fun racing and there's lots more to come.'

The Croatians took the days other race win and there is some daylight between the top two and China's Dongwei Wang and Daokun Deng in third.


Despite discarding an OCS in Race 3 Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) has moved into the overall lead in the Laser.

Stipanovic regrouped from the OCS, sailing conservatively at the start of the next two races, using his knowledge of the race track to secure a bullet and a second.

'Pavlos beat me with two first places on the opening day and I was missing some good shifts but today I was much better,' said the Croatian. 'Unfortunately I was OCS but it's okay as I'm happy with my sailing. The next two races I was a bit more careful but with good sailing and reading the shifts I was first and second. I'm very happy because the rest of the fleet didn't sail so good so I'm first and can't wait to sail again.'


Kontides dropped to third overall after a disappointing third day whilst Thomas Saunders (NZL) climbed up second, six points behind Stipanovic.


Taking the final bullet of the day was Trinidad and Tobago's Andrew Lewis who read the conditions perfectly, 'I had a good idea on the current and I knew there was a lot more pressure on the right side downwind but everyone was trying to compensate by going as far left as possible because they thought the current was going to push them more. I stayed the most right and I moved from seventh to first.

'I fought first, second, first, second with Kacper from Poland but on the second downwind I did the same thing and I'm grateful for the race win.' The victory promotes Lewis to eighth overall on 26 points.


World number one Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) held onto her lead in the Laser Radial with another consistent day of racing. Two seconds and a fourth gives her a five point advantage over Amelie Riou (FRA).

The day's race wins went to third place Dongshuang Wang (CHN), Viktorija Andrulyte (LTU), who sits tenth and France's Riou.

Israel's Shahar Zubari continued his good form on the third day of racing, picking up two out of three race victories.

China's Chunzhuang Liu opened the day with day with a Race 4 bullet. The Chinese sailor had to fight hard throughout the race as Michael Chen (HKG) and Yikai Huang (CHN) breathed down on him. But holding firm he took the bullet just seven seconds ahead of Chen and Huang.

Liu could not capitalise on his bright start fading in the proceeding races as Zubari's experience shone through. He beat Ricardo Santos (BRA) by a single second in Race 5 and his exceptional speed was prevalent in Race 6, taking the win by over 90 seconds.

Zubari leads on seven points, closely followed by Hong Kong's Chen and world number two Santos is third.

Peina Chen's (CHN) bright start to the competition continued on Wednesday, but she is just two points clear of Maayan Davidovich (ISR).

Both sailors took a win apiece to sit first and second whilst Hong Kong's Chan Hei was given a redress in Race 5 and 6 and is third overall.




 470 - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

Total

Net

1

CRO

Sime Fantela

Igor Marenic

1

3

1

3

8.00

8.00

2

ARG

Lucas Calabrese

Juan de la Fuente

4

1

3

1

9.00

9.00

3

CHN

weidong wang

daokun deng

3

8

2

4

17.00

17.00

4

NZL

Paul Snow-Hansen

Daniel Willcox

6

6.5

4

2

18.50

18.50

5

CHN

hao lan

chao wang

2

2

11

5

20.00

20.00

6

CHN

yong chen

youjian wen

7

4

5

10

26.00

26.00

7

CHN

Mingcheng Ding

Xiaojing Li

5

11

6

7

29.00

29.00

8

CHN

liangdao weng

qiaowen lin

8

6.5

7

9

30.50

30.50

9

PHI

ridgely balladares

rommel chavez

9

9

10

8

36.00

36.00

10

MAS

KU ANAS ANAS

MOHAMMAD HAFIZZUDIN MAZELAN

14
DNF

10

8

6

38.00

38.00

11

RSA

Asenathi Jim

Roger Hudson

14
DNC

5

9

11

39.00

39.00

12

CHN

yuhao liu

zixuan shao

14
DNC

12

12

12

50.00

50.00

13

CHN

a kang li

xingzheng wang

14
DNC

13

13

13

53.00

53.00

 470 - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

Total

Net

1

NZL

Jo Aleh

Polly Powrie

1

1

1

1

4.00

4.00

2

CHN

Hui Feng

Lizhu Huang

2

5

3

3

13.00

13.00

3

CHN

Nan Shanghai

Xue Li

3

4

4

2

13.00

13.00

4

CHN

qian fu

liyun liu

9
DNC

2

2

5

18.00

18.00

5

CHN

shengnan ni

changmei li

5

3

5

6

19.00

19.00

6

SIN

Dawn Xiaodan LIU

Joan Poh Xue Hua

6

8

6

4

24.00

24.00

7

CHN

Mingyue Liu

Huali Zhu

4

7

8

8

27.00

27.00

8

MAS

Khairunnisa Mohd Afendy

Norashikin Mohd Sayed

7

6

7

7

27.00

27.00

 Laser - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Net

1

CRO

Tonci Stipanovic

2

3

(19)
OCS

1

2

27.00

8.00

2

NZL

Thomas Saunders

4

6

1

(8)

3

22.00

14.00

3

CYP

Pavlos Kontides

1

1

8

5

(9)

24.00

15.00

4

POR

Gustavo Lima

6

2

3
DPI

(12)
DPI

5
DPI

28.00

16.00

5

POL

Kacper Zieminski

3

4

4

(9)

5

25.00

16.00

6

AUS

Jeremy O'Connell

(10)

5

3

3

8

29.00

19.00

7

CHN

Huichao Chen

5

7

(9)

6

6

33.00

24.00

8

TRI

Andrew Lewis

8

(11)

10

7

1

37.00

26.00

9

CHN

yulong qiu

(14)

12

5

2

7

40.00

26.00

10

CHN

NING ZHAO

7

8

7

(12)

10

44.00

32.00

11

MAS

Khairunnisa Mohd Afendy

9

9

6

(14)

11

49.00

35.00

12

CHN

huaxiang lai

13

(19)
DNC

12

4

13

61.00

42.00

13

CHN

hongjun wang

15

(19)
DNF

11

10

14

69.00

50.00

14

IND

Jasveer Singh

13
DPI

11
DPI

14

13

(16)

67.00

51.00

15

IND

gajender singh

12
DPI

14
DPI

13

(15)

12

66.00

51.00

16

CHN

jiaxin li

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

18

15

90.00

71.00

17

CHN

yi zheng

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

16

18

91.00

72.00

18

CHN

junzhe zou

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

17

17

91.00

72.00

 Laser Radial - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Net

1

BLR

Tatiana Drozdovskaya

1

2

2

(4)

2

11.00

7.00

2

FRA

Amélie Riou

3

3

5

(8)

1

20.00

12.00

3

CHN

Dong Zheng

7

1

1

5

(10)

24.00

14.00

4

AUS

Ashley Stoddart

2

5

4

(9)

6

26.00

17.00

5

FRA

Mathilde de Kerangat

(8)

4

3

6

4

25.00

17.00

6

POL

Paulina Czubachowska

(9)

7

6

2

8

32.00

23.00

7

FRA

Marie BOLOU

6

(8)

7

3

7

31.00

23.00

8

RUS

Svetlana Shnitko

5

6

9

(13)

9

42.00

29.00

9

NZL

Susannah Pyatt

10

9

10

(12)

3

44.00

32.00

10

LTU

Viktorija Andrulyte

(14)

14

8

1

12

49.00

35.00

11

MAS

Nurul Elia Anuar

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

11

10

5

68.00

47.00

12

THA

Kamolwan Chanyim

(16)

16

13

7

11

63.00

47.00

13

BRA

Fernanda Decnop

11

12

(14)

11

14

62.00

48.00

14

LTU

Milda Eidukeviciute

12

11

12

(16)

13

64.00

48.00

15

CHN

Lijia Xu

4

10

(21)
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

77.00

56.00

16

NZL

Laura Lowther

13

13

(17)

14

17

74.00

57.00

17

AUS

Caitlin Davies

15

15

(21)
OCS

15

16

82.00

61.00

18

MAS

Rufina hong mui Tan

17

(21)
DNF

15

17

15

85.00

64.00

19

MAS

khairunneeta Mohd Afendy

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

16

18

21
DNF

97.00

76.00

20

CHN

wanting liu

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

21
DNF

19

18

100.00

79.00

 RS:X - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Net

1

ISR

Shahar Zubari

2

1

2

(6)

1

1

13.00

7.00

2

HKG

Cheng Chun Leung Michael

(4)

2

1

2

3

3

15.00

11.00

3

BRA

Ricardo Santos

1

3

(4)

4

2

4

18.00

14.00

4

HKG

Ho Tsun Leung

3

4

3

5

(11)

2

28.00

17.00

5

HKG

Gabriel Angelo Brettell

5

6

5

7

10

(13)

46.00

33.00

6

CHN

mengfan gao

6

8

9

(11)

5

5

44.00

33.00

7

MEX

David Mier y Teran

7

7

6

(13)

7

7

47.00

34.00

8

CHN

yikai huang

(15)

12

7

3

4

9

50.00

35.00

9

CHN

Bing Ye

9

(10)

8

8

6

10

51.00

41.00

10

CHN

Chunzhuang Liu

10

9

(12)

1

12

11

55.00

43.00

11

CHN

chaoli zeng

14

5

11

15

8

(17)

70.00

53.00

12

CHN

xueling jin

8

11

13

14

(16)

12

74.00

58.00

13

CHN

zhi chao zhang

16

(19)
DNC

19
DNF

9

9

6

78.00

59.00

14

CHN

guoxing chen

13

13

10

10

(17)

15

78.00

61.00

15

CHN

jie yang

12

14

14

12

(15)

14

81.00

66.00

16

CHN

feng fu

11

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

17

14

8

88.00

69.00

17

CHN

wei li

17

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

16

13

16

100.00

81.00

18

CHN

jiamao wu

18

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

18

18

111.00

92.00

RS:X - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Net

1

CHN

pei na chen

2

2

2

1

(6)

4

17.00

11.00

2

ISR

Maayan Davidovich

(13)

1

1

7

1

3

26.00

13.00

3

HKG

Hei Man Hayley Victoria Chan

(6)

3

6

3

1
RDG

3.8
RDG

22.80

16.80

4

CHN

JIAHUI WU

1

6

5

5

(13)

1

31.00

18.00

5

CHN

Qiaoshan Weng

4

8

(9)

8

2

5

36.00

27.00

6

CHN

man jia zheng

5

4

3

(14)

10

6

42.00

28.00

7

BRA

Patricia Freitas

9

5

7

2

(17)
RET

9

49.00

32.00

8

CHN

YUNXIU LU

12

7

11

(13)

3

2

48.00

35.00

9

GBR

Bryony Shaw

3

(17)
DNF

4

17
OCS

4

12

57.00

40.00

10

CHN

pei ling chen

8

(11)

8

6

11

8

52.00

41.00

11

CHN

yan jia lin

7

(17)
DNC

13

10

8

7

62.00

45.00

12

CHN

haili dai

(17)
DNF

17
DNF

14

4

7

11

70.00

53.00

13

CHN

JIAO MA

14

9

10

11

(15)

10

69.00

54.00

14

CHN

Xueling Jin

11

10

12

12

9

(13)

67.00

54.00

15

CHN

hongmei shi

10

(17)
DNF

15

9

14

14

79.00

62.00

16

CHN

xiumin zhang

(17)
DNF

17
DNC

17
DNC

17
DNF

12

17
DNC

97.00

80.00


Three races are scheduled at 12:00 local across all six fleets on Thursday 17 October with light and tricky winds forecast.

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