sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF World Cup Palma 2013 - Australian sailors remain on form
ISAF World Cup Palma 2013 - Australian sailors remain on form


'Belcher and Ryan racing in Spain - Day 2'    JesusRenedo SofiaMapfre

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013. Australian sailors have continued their strong start to the third round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma, Spain, with three crews currently in top three positions.

After day one served up strong winds and big seas sailors were greeted with more manageable conditions on Tuesday in Palma, with all fleets in action.

Three Australian crews are currently in podium positions with 470 men’s crew Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan second overall, while in the Laser fleet Tom Burton is second and Matthew Wearn is third.

Belcher and Ryan fought their way back through the fleet in the opening race of the day to finish ninth, before crossing the line third in race two, ending the day three points behind the leading Austrian pair of Matthias Schmidt and Florian Reichstaedter.

'Will and I are really happy with how we’re sailing together,' said Belcher. 'We’re just trying to enjoy our time here and develop together as a team.

'For the first race today we had a 45 degree wind shift just after the start and we rounded the top mark in the mid 20s,' he said. 'From then on the rest of the race was just following each other so to come back through to ninth was a good result which we’re pleased with.

'In the last race we enjoyed a battle with the Greek and French teams which was good,' he said. 'I’m really happy with how we are going and we’ll see what tomorrow brings. The way the regatta format is here we don’t start finals racing until Thursday so most of the top teams are focused on practicing until then.'

In the Laser fleet Australians are second and third overall after the opening four races. World number one Tom Burton is second following a win and an eighth, just behind leader Philipp Buhl of Germany.

West Australian teenager Matthew Wearn is third overall just five points behind Burton, with Wearn picking up a second and a race win on Tuesday. Wearn has already been at the front of the fleet this season, finishing second at the opening ISAF Sailing World Cup round in Melbourne.

Tom Burton (R) and Matthew Wearn (L) on day two in Palma -  JesusRenedo SofiaMapfre  


'Today we started off leaving the beach in light conditions but it had built to around 15 knots by the first race,' said Burton. 'I had a nice start in the middle and was leading at the top mark and led all the way to the finish.

'In the second race I didn’t have a bad start, but it definitely wasn’t great and I rounded the top mark in around 10th,' he said. 'I didn’t feel very comfortable on the downwinds and wasn’t able to pull back as many places as I was hoping and finished up eighth.

'It was a solid day with nothing too bad,' said Burton. 'We’ve only got one more day of qualifying until the slate virtually gets wiped clean and we’ll start again then.'

Ashley Brunning is currently 11th in the Laser fleet, finishing with a third and a seventh on Tuesday, ahead of Jared West in 16th and Ryan Palk in 19th.

In the Finn class Brendan Casey is currently ninth, with the Queenslander 16th in the opening race and 18th in race two. Fellow Finn sailor Jake Lilley is the next best Australian in 25th while Oliver Tweddell did not compete in either of the day’s races.

Angus Galloway and Tim Hannah are 30th in the 470 men’s fleet, with the new pairing finishing the day with a 19th and an 11th.

Joanna Sterling is the leading Australian in the RS:X women’s class in ninth overall. Sterling had a 12th and a ninth to end the day just six points behind fifth. Paris Stowell is 19th and Annalise Gilbert 22nd, with Patrick Vos currently 32nd in the RS:X men’s.

For more information on the Australian Sailing Team visit Australian Sailing Team and follow the team on Twitter at Australian Sailing Team Twitter


by Craig Heydon

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108069

4:29 AM Wed 3 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:

03 Apr 2013  ISAF World Cup Palma 2013 - Steady improvement for Americans on Day 2
03 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - More day 2 images by Thom Touw
03 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Day 2 images by Thom Touw
03 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - The quest to hit new heights
03 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - More images from day 2 in Palma
03 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Day 2 images from Palma
02 Apr 2013  Can Australia be a threat in the Finn Class??
02 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Mat Belcher reports on Day 2 weather
02 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Winning start for the Aussies
02 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mapfre - Día 1
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
























Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park   
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete   
Earth Day boater tips   
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's   
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   


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.
X6XL NEW US