Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Dinghy Wetsuits

ISAF World Cup- NZL Sailing Team's World Champions lead fleets

by Jodie Bakewell-White on 25 Apr 2014
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, leders in the 49er, 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Hyeres, France Thom Touw © http://www.thomtouw.com
New Zealand continues to lead in the 49er and Women’s 470 at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta where over 1100 of the world’s best Olympic campaigners are competing.

Kiwis also occupy second place in the 49erFX and the Laser, and third place in the 49er putting the NZL Sailing Team in good shape for the medal hunt. Day 4 has just concluded with two days of racing remaining.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have now amassed a 22-point lead over the fleet in the 49er skiff class after another three races were added to the score-card today. While Burling and Tuke’s results from the day – 9, 4, 9 – weren’t their best of the series, they were better than their rivals many of whom suffered from double-digit scores being added to their tally.


Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski also navigated the day well and have climbed into the top three as they progress into the penultimate day of the regatta. The young kiwi pair is just one point off second place held by Ireland’s Ryan Seaton and Mathew Mcgovern.

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie retain their overall lead in the Women’s 470 class returning a seventh and a win on the water today, but with two crews just two points behind them on the leader-board the reigning world and Olympic champs are in easy reach. Britain’s Sophie Weguelin and Eilich McIntyre are in second and Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha of the USA share 20 points, while the Kiwis lead on 18.

Jo Aleh reflects on the day and the regatta; 'It was good to get some races in. It looked a bit suspect for a while with a delay and not much wind when we first got out but there were two good races. We stuffed up one of them but came through in the last one and it was good to get another win.'


'We came here to find things to work on and we’re finding lots. The thing with sailing is that you’re always learning and you’ve never learnt it all. There’s always something new and the conditions change and the fleet change. Every day we get a bit out of it.'

Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech have moved up into second place in the 49erFX class - the women’s skiff set to make its Olympic debut in 2016. The young kiwi pair, who are current world champions, have continued to improve through the opening four days in Hyeres and three single-digit scores from today follows the trend.

Brazil’s class act of Martine Soffiatti Grael and Kahena Kunze are out in the lead and lying 12 points clear of Maloney and Meech after day four, while the kiwis have nine points over third place.

In the Laser class Andy Maloney is making his mark in the fleet which includes over 120 sailors. Lying third at the outset of day four Maloney is now just one point off overall leader Tom Burton of Australia. In racing today the kiwi was third then eighth and is just one of two sailors to have finished all nine races sailed in the top ten – the other being Burton.

Andy Maloney comments after racing, 'I was pretty happy to come away with another top ten result and I go into tomorrow with a good score-line.'

'Hopefully we’ll get another couple of good ones tomorrow and push on to the medal race.'


Sam Meech has slipped into 12th after today and now has tomorrow to regain a top ten spot to qualify for Saturday’s medal race, while Thomas Saunders is lying 16th.

Over in the Finn class Josh Junior has slipped to sixth overall after a 30th and a seventh on the water today, still in good shape for a start in the Finn medal race. Team-mate Andrew Murdoch is now in 20th overall.

Natalia Kosinska will be looking for a great day tomorrow in the Women’s RS:X now lying 12th overall and in a position to challenge for a top ten spot.

Elsewhere Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders are lying 13th in the mixed multihull Nacra 17, Jon-Paul Tobin is in 19th in the Men’s RS:X, Sara Winther is in 18th in the Laser Radial and Men’s 470 crew Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox are in 24th.

Racing resumes in Hyeres tomorrow with another two days remaining. Medals will be decided on April 26th.



The schedule: ISAF Sailing World Cup – Hyères
21 - 22 April: Qualifying Rounds
23 - 25 April: Finals
26 April: Medal Race and Award Ceremony at 5 pm



ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres; New Zealand’s provisional standings after Day 4

Full results click here

Women’s 470 (51 boats)
1stJo Aleh and Polly Powrie - NZL Sailing Team (1, 8, 3, 2, 2, 2, 7, 1)

Men’s 470 (81 boats)
24thPaul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox – NZL Sailing Team (4, 21, 16, 25, 13, 19, BFD, 15, 18)

49er (79 boats)
1stPeter Burling and Blair Tuke – NZL Sailing Team (16, 1, 1, 4, 5, 1, 2, 5, 9, 9, 4, 9)
3rdMarcus Hansen and Josh Porebski – NZL Sailing Team (5, 4, 16, 4, 1, 2, 4, 15, 7, 12, 16, 3)
55th Ben Goodwin and Sam Bullock (14, 16, 30, 33, 30, 30, 8, 9, 9, 10)

49erFX (42 boats)
2ndAlexandra Maloney and Molly Meech – NZL Sailing Team (2, 19, 3, 6, 8, 3, 6, 5, 1, 3, 9, 4)

Finn (59 boats)
6thJosh Junior – NZL Sailing Team (BFD, 4, 9, 7, 8, 2, 30, 7)
20thAndrew Murdoch – NZL Sailing Team (BFD, 27, 24, 15, 20, 9, 15, 22)

Laser (123 boats)
2ndAndy Maloney – NZL Sailing Team (8, 7, 1, 6, 3, 1, 3, 3, 8)
12thSam Meech – NZL Sailing Team (6, 2, 15, 5, 6, 9, 35, 11, 53)
16thThomas Saunders – NZL Sailing Team (14, 9, 32, 27, 10, 3, 1, 20, 29)
101st Andrew McKenzie (57, 51, 48, 33, 43, 40, 36, 34)

Women’s RS:X (58 windsurfers)
12thNatalia Kosinska – NZL Sailing Team (12, 1, 2, 7, 17, 8, 14, 13, 36, 12, 12, 6)

Men’s RS:X (91 windsurfers)
19th Jon-Paul Tobin (8, 9, 6, 12, 12, 6, 29, 26, 17, 35, 16, 2)

Nacra 17 (77 boats)
13thGemma Jones and Jason Saunders – NZL Sailing Team (14, 8, 5, 13, 14, 7, 13, 18, 7, 30, 5)
57th Rachel Basevi and Tomer Simhony (28, 30, 26, 26, 29, 25, 5, 39, 7, 21, 31, 26)
68th Vicky Francis and Geoff Woolley (32, 28, 24, 25, 34, 31, 16, 12, 22, 33, 32, 36)

Laser Radial (79 boats)
18th Sara Winther (6, 15, 13, 8, 8, 18, 20, 26, 16)
63rd Ali Nightingale – NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team (28, 22, 36, 29, 27, 22, 21, 17, 26)

Coaches and support: Nathan Handley, Mark Howard, Ian Neely, Dave Robertson, John Cutler, Hamish Willcox, Steve Erickson, Peter Evans and Will Howden

Schaefer 2016 Ratchet 300x250InSunSport - NZBarz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Related Articles

Rio 2016 - Murdoch confirms that he won't Appeal tight selection call
Double Olympian Andrew Murdoch has confirmed that he will not Appeal the decision of the Yachting New Zealand selectors Double Olympian Andrew Murdoch has confirmed that he will not Appeal the decision of the Yachting New Zealand selectors who gave the nod for Rio 2016 to Josh Junior, who will be on his first Olympic regatta. 'I don't think I would get a result in my favour out of the back end of it,' Murdoch told Radio Sport. ït would also hinder Josh's preparation as well.'
Posted on 12 May
Olympic board sailor lashes out as Spanish hope for Olympic windfall
2012 Olympian JP Tobin has hit out at Yachting New Zealand's selection policy for Rio 2012 Olympian JP Tobin has hit out at Yachting New Zealand's selection policy for Rio that has left the boardsailing classes vacant for August's Games, according to a story published on the stuff.co.nz website. The online news arm of Fairfax media has picked up comments from Tobin's Facebook page.
Posted on 12 May
Rio 2016 - Yachting NZ fails to nominate in three Qualified Classes
Yachting NZ have only nominated two sailors in a second tranche of 2016 Olympic selections for five qualified places. Yachting New Zealand have only nominated two sailors in a second tranche of 2016 Olympic selections for five qualified places. Two singlehanded sailors have been added to the Kiwi Olympic team in the two Mens singlehanded classes - the Finn and Laser. Appeals are being lodged today by two sailors in the Womens events.
Posted on 10 May
Will NZ's most successful Olympic Sailing event cop the Selection axe?
New Zealand qualified in all ten of the 2016 Olympic events at the first round of Qualifying in Santander Spain New Zealand qualified in all ten of the 2016 Olympic events at the first round of Qualifying in Santander Spain in September 2014. In two of those the RS:X Windsurfing event, New Zealand is unlikely to be represented in the Men's event, and in the Women's event, Natalia Kosinska would appear to be a borderline selection.
Posted on 2 May
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - First leg lottery dictates RSX leaderboard
2016 Olympic aspirant Natalia Kosinska had another trying day at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2016 Olympic aspirant Natalia Kosinska (NZL) had another character-testing day at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres in the Women's RSX Windsurfer. However, she moved up the leader board to lie 28th overall in the 40 strong fleet and placed ninth in the first race of Day 2.
Posted on 29 Apr
Gladwell's Line - Strong team but is Yachting's policy too extreme?
On Monday morning the New Zealand Olympic Committee announced a team of ten sailors to compete in five double-handers On Monday morning the New Zealand Olympic Committee announced a team of ten sailors to compete in five events at the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta. However despite qualifying in all ten Olympic classes, will only seven be sent?
Posted on 14 Mar
NZL Sailing Team - Three World Champions named in five events for Rio
The NZ Olympic Committee have announced a team of ten sailors to contest five events The NZ Olympic Committee have announced a team of ten sailors to contest five events, this morning at Wakatere Boating Club on Auckland's North Shore. Three of the crews named have won world championships in the current Olympic cycle in their respective classes.
Posted on 13 Mar
Narrow win for Yamaha in 18' Skiff NZL Championship
Dave McDiarmid, Brad Collins and Matt Stevens sailing Yamaha, have won the 2016 18' Skiff NZL Championship Dave McDiarmid, Brad Collins and Matt Stevens sailing Yamaha, have won the 2016 18' Skiff NZL Championship by just one point. The championship was run over two weekends and finished up on Sunday 24th January. Racing was abandoned on Saturday 23rd due to a complete lack of breeze on the Waitemata Harbour.
Posted on 25 Jan
Vodafone32 - the GC32 one design is unveiled in Auckland
The first GC32 foiling catamaran in the Southern Hemisphere was unveiled in Auckland this afternoon. The first GC32 foiling catamaran in the Southern Hemisphere was unveiled in Auckland this afternoon. Sail-World was there to have a close look at the 32ft one design catamaran - the same design that will be used in the Extreme Sailing Series.
Posted on 13 Nov 2015
TeamVodafoneSailing faceplants Vodafone32 on first test sail
TeamVodafoneSailing have confirmed the rumours circulating around the Auckland waterfront, that their GC32 flipped TeamVodafoneSailing have confirmed the rumours circulating around the Auckland waterfront, that they had flipped their new GC32 on her first test sail on the Waitemata on Wednesday afternoon. In a brief statement the team says: 'Investigating today we have found a small but crucial build error. A rudder gudgeon was slightly out making a difference
Posted on 13 Nov 2015