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ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Sailors tested on day 4


'Laser Radial fleet'    ISAF ©

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, sailors’ focus and fitness were tested on the day four as a teasing light southerly breeze played its way across the race tracks. Qingdao has showcased a whole host of conditions taking the 131 sailors from 24 nations from extreme big breeze to patient light wind tests.

Coming in at five knots the southerly breeze at an average current of 1.5 knots made Thursday 17 October a testing race day.

Conditions on the RS:X race track were light with pumping aplenty across the Men's and Women's fleets.

Demonstrating the right amount of sailing know how and physical ability in the Women's RS:X was Great Britain's Bryony Shaw who bounced back from a slow start to the regatta.

Bryony Shaw GBR Women’s RSX -  ISAF ©  

'Today I had a good day,' exclaimed Shaw. 'I won the first race and second in the second race. It was an on-shore wind that I think was a little bit steadier so I felt like I could control my day. The other days when it was offshore I felt quite lost and felt like I wasn't in control of my day.'

Shaw's best result prior was a third in the opening race and with a DNF, an OCS and a 12th on her scorecard she was in unknown territory near the foot of the leader board. Controlling the day Shaw moves up to sixth, 17 points off Jiahui Wu in third.

The key to success on the fourth day, 'Power and endurance,' said Shaw. 'Power off the start line, maintaining that power and using it at the right time. Tactically if you hit a gust you know you've still got something spare in the tank.'

Power and endurance doesn't come overnight and Shaw works hard both on and off the water, 'I do a lot of my fitness for light winds on the water. We do tailored intervals on the water, really trying to push the body to its limit in some situations like an extended interval or keeping the interval really short and really explosive and really good technique. A lot of that on the water and then the endurance I'll get from road biking and time in the gym.'

Peina Chen CHN RS:X -  ISAF ©  

Maintaining and extending her lead in the Women's RS:X is China's Peina Chen who was able to open up a nine point deficit over Maayan Davidovich (ISR). The Israeli was unable to find the form she had earlier in the week whilst Chen's light frame helped her clinch the Race 8 victory.

Shahar Zubari ISR Men’s RS:X -  ISAF ©  

Shahar Zubari (ISR) picked up his fourth victory out of eight races in the Men's RS:X and leads Hong Kong's Michael Cheng by nine points.

Seasoned Olympic campaigners Ricardo Santos (BRA) and David Mier y Teran (MEX) did not enjoy the day and by their high standards were somewhat off the pace.

An 11th and seventh from Santos was fortunately enough to keep third overall whilst Teran popped up with a ninth and 11th and is seventh.

'It's a strange feeling when you are much faster than the Chinese guys in planing conditions, but they're much faster than me in this kind of wind,' said Santos.

On the strength needed for a light wind day Santos said, 'I feel strong, I'm working hard at home so I don't feel tired it's just this week my decisions aren't very good. Every time I choose a side everybody chooses the other and it's just much better.'

Teran added, 'It plays a critical part of the regatta but if you don't have the knowledge, tactics and view on the water then it's good for nothing.

'You need to understand and have the tactics right in order to get it right.'

Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente (ARG) took the lead off of Croatia's Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic with a strong double bullet day mixed in with a last race fourth. The Argentineans lead only stands at a solitary point making for a tantalising finale in Qingdao.

Paul Snow Hansen Dan Wilcox NZL Men’s 470 -  ISAF ©  

Paul Snow Hansen and Dan Wilcox (NZL) lost out on a point to China's Hao Lan and Chao Wang in the pursuit for third but a second place in the final race of the day brought a couple of Kiwi smiles ashore, 'The breeze was pretty tricky today, we had a lot of tide,' said Snow Hansen. 'Just to get through the start line was a challenge. We sailed quite well. We've got the potential to do well and we had a good last race but feel like we could do better.

'The balance of a pretty tricky breeze and a lot of tide made the decisions a lot more complicated than usual. Fun though and it's cool to have another element.'

Lan and Wang are third on 23 points with the Kiwis three behind on 26 points.

Jo Aleh Polly Powrie NZL Women’s 470 -  ISAF ©  

Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (NZL) made it six race wins in a row and lead Hui Feng and Lizhu Huang by eight points.

Whilst the Kiwis are the runaway leaders a fight for the final podium spots looks on with just three points separating Feng and Huang in second, Qian Fu and Liyun Liu (CHN) in third and Nan Shanghai and Xue Li (CHN) in fourth.

China's Dong Zheng had a perfect day taking three race wins in the Laser Radial. The Chinese sailor was near faultless racing in her favourite conditions to take her race win tally up to five from eight races.

Although she holds five race wins the Chinese sailor hasn't run away with proceedings and is only seven points ahead of world number one Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) who struggled in the lighter breeze taking a 5-8-8 scoreline into the penultimate day.

Ashley Stoddart (AUS) is third followed by Mathilde de Kerangat (FRA).

Reading the situation well once again was Croatia's Tonci Stipanovic. Whilst he was unable to match Radial sailor Zheng's perfection, he came pretty close taking a third and two bullets in the light breeze.

Stipanovic discards an OCS but has a healthy 16 point advantage over Pavlos Kontides (CYP) who had an up and down day with a discarded 11th, a second and third.

Dropping out of the last podium spot was New Zealand's Thomas Saunders as Kacper Zieminski (POL) sneaked through. The race for third has been a roller coaster ride with daily shuffling of places and just three points separates third to sixth.

Saunders has been making the most of the week, taking in the range of breeze Qingdao has offered, 'A good start is pretty key and then it's more about positioning on the race course. I got that right and wrong today, it's pretty hard to get it right all the time but that's sailing.

'There's a lot of planning ahead, that was pretty important today. It's been really good racing and awesome to race some of the world number 10 ahead of the Worlds.'

470 - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Total

Net

1

ARG

Lucas Calabrese

Juan de la Fuente

(4)

1

3

1

1

1

4

15.00

11.00

2

CRO

Sime Fantela

Igor Marenic

1

3

1

3

(4)

3

1

16.00

12.00

3

CHN

hao lan

chao wang

2

2

(11)

5

5

4

5

34.00

23.00

4

NZL

Paul Snow-Hansen

Daniel Willcox

6

(6.5)

4

2

6

6

2

32.50

26.00

5

CHN

weidong wang

daokun deng

3

(8)

2

4

7

7

8

39.00

31.00

6

CHN

yong chen

youjian wen

7

4

5

(10)

3

5

10

44.00

34.00

7

CHN

Mingcheng Ding

Xiaojing Li

5

(11)

6

7

8

2

7

46.00

35.00

8

CHN

liangdao weng

qiaowen lin

8

6.5

7

(9)

9

8

6

53.50

44.50

9

MAS

KU ANAS ANAS

MOHAMMAD HAFIZZUDIN MAZELAN

(14)
DNF

10

8

6

2

10

9

59.00

45.00

10

RSA

Asenathi Jim

Roger Hudson

(14)
DNC

5

9

11

14
OCS

9

3

65.00

51.00

11

PHI

ridgely balladares

rommel chavez

9

9

10

8

(14)
DNC

14
DNC

14
DNC

78.00

64.00

12

CHN

yuhao liu

zixuan shao

(14)
DNC

12

12

12

10

12

11

83.00

69.00

13

CHN

a kang li

xingzheng wang

(14)
DNC

13

13

13

11

11

14
OCS

89.00

75.00

 

470 - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Net

1

NZL

Jo Aleh

Polly Powrie

(1)

1

1

1

1

1

6.00

5.00

2

CHN

Hui Feng

Lizhu Huang

2

(5)

3

3

3

2

18.00

13.00

3

CHN

qian fu

liyun liu

(9)
DNC

2

2

5

2

4

24.00

15.00

4

CHN

Nan Shanghai

Xue Li

3

(4)

4

2

4

3

20.00

16.00

5

CHN

shengnan ni

changmei li

5

3

5

6

6

(7)

32.00

25.00

6

SIN

Dawn Xiaodan LIU

Joan Poh Xue Hua

6

(8)

6

4

7

6

37.00

29.00

7

MAS

Khairunnisa Mohd Afendy

Norashikin Mohd Sayed

(7)

6

7

7

5

5

37.00

30.00

8

CHN

Mingyue Liu

Huali Zhu

4

7

(8)

8

8

8

43.00

35.00

 

Laser - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Net

1

CRO

Tonci Stipanovic

2

3

(19)
OCS

1

2

3

1

1

32.00

13.00

2

CYP

Pavlos Kontides

1

1

8

5

9

(10)

2

3

39.00

29.00

3

POL

Kacper Zieminski

3

4

4

9

5

2

(10)

6

43.00

33.00

4

NZL

Thomas Saunders

4

6

1

8

3

4

(9)

8

43.00

34.00

5

POR

Gustavo Lima

6

2

3
DPI

12
DPI

5
DPI

2
DPI

5
DPI

(19)
RET

54.00

35.00

6

CHN

Huichao Chen

5

7

(9)

6

6

5

3

4

45.00

36.00

7

AUS

Jeremy O'Connell

10

5

3

3

8

(13)

6

7

55.00

42.00

8

TRI

Andrew Lewis

8

(11)

10

7

1

7

7

9

60.00

49.00

9

CHN

yulong qiu

(14)

12

5

2

7

19
DNE

5

5

69.00

55.00

10

MAS

Khairunnisa Mohd Afendy

9

9

6

(14)

11

9

8

12

78.00

64.00

11

CHN

huaxiang lai

13

(19)
DNC

12

4

13

8

11

11

91.00

72.00

12

CHN

NING ZHAO

7

8

7

12

10

(14)

14

19
DNE

91.00

77.00

13

IND

gajender singh

12
DPI

14
DPI

13

(15)

12

6

13

13

98.00

83.00

14

IND

Jasveer Singh

13
DPI

11
DPI

14

13

(16)

12

12

10

101.00

85.00

15

CHN

hongjun wang

15

(19)
DNF

11

10

14

19
DNE

19
DNS

2

109.00

90.00

16

CHN

junzhe zou

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

17

17

11

15

14

131.00

112.00

17

CHN

yi zheng

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

16

18

15

16

15

137.00

118.00

18

CHN

jiaxin li

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

18

15

19
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNC

147.00

128.00

 

Laser Radial - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Net

1

CHN

Dongshuang Zhang

7

1

1

5

(10)

1

1

1

27.00

17.00

2

BLR

Tatiana Drozdovskaya

1

2

2

4

2

5

(8)

7

31.00

23.00

3

AUS

Ashley Stoddart

2

5

4

9

6

(13)

4

6

49.00

36.00

4

FRA

Mathilde de Kerangat

8

4

3

6

4

6

10

(13)

54.00

41.00

5

FRA

Marie BOLOU

6

8

7

3

7

(11)

3

8

53.00

42.00

6

FRA

Amélie Riou

3

3

5

8

1

7

18

(21)
DSQ

66.00

45.00

7

POL

Paulina Czubachowska

9

7

6

2

8

8

5

(12)

57.00

45.00

8

LTU

Viktorija Andrulyte

(14)

14

8

1

12

4

2

5

60.00

46.00

9

NZL

Susannah Pyatt

10

9

10

(12)

3

3

11

3

61.00

49.00

10

RUS

Svetlana Shnitko

5

6

9

13

9

12

(17)

9

80.00

63.00

11

LTU

Milda Eidukeviciute

12

11

12

(16)

13

16

9

2

91.00

75.00

12

BRA

Fernanda Decnop

11

12

(14)

11

14

10

13

10

95.00

81.00

13

MAS

Nurul Elia Anuar

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

11

10

5

9

15

11

103.00

82.00

14

THA

Kamolwan Chanyim

(16)

16

13

7

11

15

6

14

98.00

82.00

15

MAS

Rufina hong mui Tan

17

(21)
DNF

15

17

15

2

16

4

107.00

86.00

16

AUS

Caitlin Davies

15

15

(21)
OCS

15

16

14

7

21
DNC

124.00

103.00

17

NZL

Laura Lowther

13

13

(17)

14

17

17

14

16

121.00

104.00

18

CHN

Lijia Xu

4

10

(21)
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

140.00

119.00

19

CHN

wanting liu

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

21
DNF

19

18

21
DSQ

12

15

148.00

127.00

20

MAS

khairunneeta Mohd Afendy

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

16

18

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNF

160.00

139.00

 

RS:X - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Net

1

ISR

Shahar Zubari

2

1

2

(6)

1

1

2

1

16.00

10.00

2

HKG

Cheng Chun Leung Michael

4

2

1

2

3

3

(8)

4

27.00

19.00

3

BRA

Ricardo Santos

1

3

4

4

2

4

(11)

7

36.00

25.00

4

HKG

Ho Tsun Leung

3

4

3

5

11

2

(12)

3

43.00

31.00

5

CHN

yikai huang

(15)

12

7

3

4

9

3

8

61.00

46.00

6

HKG

Gabriel Angelo Brettell

5

6

5

7

10

13

(14)

5

65.00

51.00

7

MEX

David Mier y Teran

7

7

6

(13)

7

7

9

11

67.00

54.00

8

CHN

Chunzhuang Liu

10

9

12

1

12

11

1

(14)

70.00

56.00

9

CHN

Bing Ye

9

(10)

8

8

6

10

7

10

68.00

58.00

10

CHN

mengfan gao

6

8

9

11

5

5

(19)
OCS

16

79.00

60.00

11

CHN

zhi chao zhang

16

(19)
DNC

19
DNF

9

9

6

6

2

86.00

67.00

12

CHN

jie yang

12

14

14

12

(15)

14

5

9

95.00

80.00

13

CHN

chaoli zeng

14

5

11

15

8

(17)

15

15

100.00

83.00

14

CHN

xueling jin

8

11

13

14

(16)

12

13

12

99.00

83.00

15

CHN

guoxing chen

13

13

10

10

(17)

15

10

13

101.00

84.00

16

CHN

wei li

17

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

16

13

16

4

6

110.00

91.00

17

CHN

feng fu

11

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

17

14

8

19
DNC

19
DNC

126.00

107.00

18

CHN

jiamao wu

18

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

18

18

16

17

144.00

125.00

 

RS:X - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Net

1

CHN

pei na chen

2

2

2

1

(6)

4

5

1

23.00

17.00

2

ISR

Maayan Davidovich

(13)

1

1

7

1

3

6

7

39.00

26.00

3

CHN

JIAHUI WU

1

6

5

5

(13)

1

4

4

39.00

26.00

4

CHN

Qiaoshan Weng

4

8

9

8

2

5

2

(10)

48.00

38.00

5

CHN

man jia zheng

5

4

3

(14)

10

6

3

9

54.00

40.00

6

GBR

Bryony Shaw

3

(17)
DNF

4

17
OCS

4

12

1

2

60.00

43.00

7

HKG

Hei Man Hayley Victoria Chan

6

3

6

3

1
RDG

7.6
RDG

(17)
DNC

17
DNC

60.60

43.60

8

CHN

YUNXIU LU

12

7

11

(13)

3

2

11

11

70.00

57.00

9

BRA

Patricia Freitas

9

5

7

2

(17)
RET

9

8

17
OCS

74.00

57.00

10

CHN

yan jia lin

7

(17)
DNC

13

10

8

7

9

3

74.00

57.00

11

CHN

pei ling chen

8

11

8

6

11

8

(12)

6

70.00

58.00

12

CHN

JIAO MA

14

9

10

11

(15)

10

10

8

87.00

72.00

13

CHN

hongmei shi

10

(17)
DNF

15

9

14

14

7

5

91.00

74.00

14

CHN

haili dai

15

(17)
DNF

14

4

7

11

14

12

94.00

77.00

15

CHN

Xueling Jin

11

10

12

12

9

(13)

13

13

93.00

80.00

16

CHN

xiumin zhang

(17)
DNC

17
DNC

17
DNC

17
DNF

12

17
DNC

15

14

126.00

109.00


Racing resumes at 12:00 local time on Friday 18 October with three races scheduled in the Men's and Women's 470 fleets.

The Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X fleets get going at 13:00 local time. The Lasers will race two whilst the RS:X will sail three.


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Photographer Daniel Forster was in the air again for the Sydney Hobart 2014, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The chase for line honours at the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is intensifying with the leading boats approaching the halfway mark of the 628-nm race. ... [more]  

By Grand Prix ocean racing standards she’s an old girl, and there’s no denying she’s had a few makeovers during the past decade, but Bob Oatley’s 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, was leaving no doubt today that when it came to speed she’s still got great legs. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - After 24 hours the Hamilton Island supermaxi Wild Oats XI has taken the lead for the first time in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 70th sailing of the event. ... [more]  

Looking back it is not so long ago that sailors making long trips had to make the key choice between light weight and taste. But now, thankfully, technology and demand means that there is more and better choice in freeze dried foods. But the lack of fresh food and the limited choice of diet does mean eating remains a chore, part of the daily routine during the three months ... [more]  

2015 Fireball World Championship - The event offers two weeks of unrivalled sailing in the beautiful waters of North Wales. Situated on the Llyn peninsular, just 10 miles from the Snowdonia National Park, racing will take place in Cardigan Bay within easy reach of the sandy beach from where the fleet will launch. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Supermaxi Race Start VIDEO *Feature by Dale Lorimer, Sydney
The start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race saw the five 100 foot super maxis up against each other for the first time. ... [more]  

The Australian supermaxi Perpetual Loyal has been forced to retire from the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, with hull damage. The news came in a regular radio sked with race organisers, little detail was available, however it is understood that she has some hull delamination, probably arising from pounding though big seas and 25-30kt winds for the first day and night of the race. ... [more]  

Clouds outlines what he is expecting to see in the race, and says that while the big boats will take all the attention in the early stages of the race, the weather is against them as the race progresses. The smaller boats will come surfing in a fresh northerly, while the front-runners cope with light winds on their final approach to the finish on the Derwent. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney to Hobart: Replay video coverage on Sail-World *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Replay of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The fleet is expected to experience fresh to strong headwinds for the start and first 24 hours, although winds will moderate towards the end of this period. ... [more]  

For the last 18 hours, there has been never more than three nautical miles between the new kids on the block, Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze Clark's Comanche with Ken Read skippering the boat with distinction and the Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI. Mark Richard's who was blown away by Comanche's reaching speed inside the harbour has been hunting the race leader relentlessly as the two boats beat south. ... [more]  

Will Comanche take a scalp? by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
After blasting off the startline earlier today, Jim Clark's Comanche continues to hold the lead in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart race eight hours into the race. ... [more]  

A stiff southerly is testing the boats and sailors on the first afternoon of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart and by late afternoon, four yachts had retired from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual race. The first casualties of the race were Tina of Melbourne, forced out because of hull damage and Bear Necessity with a damaged rudder, just two hours into the race. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Comanche leads in softening morning breeze *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The US supermaxi Comanche (Jim & Kirsty Clark) continues to enjoy a small lead at the head of the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet. As the race enters its second day, organisers told Sail-World at 6.00am local time that the fleet was experiencing SW winds of 12-13kts and that these would ease further during the day. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The 117 competing yachts, including five 100-foot Maxis, represents the race’s largest number of starters since 1994. Of the five Maxis, Jim Clark’s Comanche (USA) made the early gains in the race’s 70th edition, reaching the first mark in record time and setting a blistering pace. Seven-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI was in close pursuit. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: A memorable edition of the 628-nm race appears certain, with the contest between the fleet’s five Maxi yachts living up to the pre-race hype. At 8:00pm local time, Comanche leads seven-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI by one nautical mile, with Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal and Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 100 just a few miles behind the leading duo. ... [more]  

Top international photographers, Carlo Borlenghi and Daniel Forster were on the water, and in the air, for the start of the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Here is a selection of their images of the day. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Start photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Comanche skipper Ken Read was in fine form in this video interview. He says On the first night, will there will be too much upwind to be able to send it? It absolutey plays on my mind as the skipper this boat is untested. We’re completely cutting edge, and when it's cutting edge it’s a Formula 1 race car that blows up its engine on the first lap. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Brad Kellett, Brindabella’s sailing master, reported that while he was doing his regular checks this evening he discovered larger than normal quantities of water in the bottom of the boat, found to be coming from damaged rudder bearings. 'We were just coming into our own after a risky tactical decision to go offshore paid off,' a disappointed Kellett said. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Day 1 start images by photographer Carlo Borlenghi ... [more]  

One of the largest fleets in many years started the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today in a building southerly and in bright sunshine. There seemed to be some mind games going on amongst the super maxis during the pre race dry runs as each in turn put in a single reef in the 30 minutes before the start. Possibly there was some tossing of the coin as to whether it was ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Clipper Ventures 10 has started Australian classic offshore the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Australia in a warm, 15 knot plus breeze. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Tony Cable just keeps going on. Last year he finished his 48th Sydney Hobart, setting a record for the number of races by an individual - this year it is number 49 - 49 not out, just one off the half ton! ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Designed for fast broad reaching, the 15 knot plus south-easterly breeze on the harbour was made to order for the big red and black hulled yacht owned by American Jim Clark and his Australian wife, Kristy. After a brilliant start slightly ahead and to leeward of Wild Oats XI, Comanche swiftly unfurled her giant spinnaker and took off, quickly ‘rolling the Oats’. ... [more]  

America’s Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill could well be the most overqualified grinder you’ll see in action in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart start line today. 'He’s been a wonderful team player and literally in the pre-start you’re going to see him grinding, he said he’d do whatever it takes, and he’s lived up to that,' Comanche skipper Ken Read said. ... [more]  

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