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Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Laser Radial Breakthrough for Australia??

'Ashley Stoddart on the water at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres'    Thom Thow Photography

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Young Queensland Laser Radial sailor Ashley Stoddart made personal history yesterday, with her first ever Sailing World Cup Race win.

Ashley Stoddart - ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2014 -  Sail-World.com .  
The 20 year old Australian Squad member competing in a seasoned fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres which includes Marti Bouwmeester (NED) London 2012 Silver medallist and Evi van Acker (BEL) London 2012 Bronze medallist.

Up to this season Stoddart has been dividing her time between University studies and sailing and now she is focussing on her sailing.

Stoddart who showed early potential at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds back in 2009, has been gradually rising from senior ranks midpack.

She won Sail Sydney 2011 and then the Australian titles in 2012, finished ninth in Qingdao last October and fourth at SW Cup Melbourne 2013.

Stoddart had a slow start to this European season, she finished 48th at the ISAF World Cup Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta in Palma Mallorca, a few weeks ago.

By contrast her score sheet in this regatta has been all single point, with a discard of a ‘keeper‘ seventh.

After her first ever World Cup race win yesterday afternoon she is currently sixth overall but just three points of third place, while ahead of her Evi Van Acker, (BEL) and Marit Bouwmeester have broken away, but third placed Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BEL) is just three points ahead with a worst race ninth.

Sail-World talked to Stoddart this morning:

Interview time for Ash Stoddart after winning an ISAF World Cup race for first time. Now 6th overall great work! -  Australian Sailing Team  

‘Palma was a tough regatta. I have fine-tuned some things since then. It’s a combination of both preparation in a competitive fleet and then adjusting a few different things that needed to be worked on.

‘This regatta has been going well so far. I would like to finish it off so I am trying not to think about things too much but just take it day by day.

‘In the last race yesterday, I was second at the top mark behind one of the Danish girls and then at the end of the reach I overtook her and then led from there pretty much. Had a really nice downwind and extended a little bit. It certainly felt good to get the gun.

‘Results don’t come without hard work. I have been working over the last six months just tightening up just what I am doing and what I am working on and making things a little bit more professional and aligned with what the Australian Sailing Team stands for.

‘I have been pushing hard off and on the water. I just have been doing what needs to be done. If I need to start somewhere then I am starting there and if I need to go for it I am just going for it because I think mediocrity doesn’t get anyone anywhere.’

There are two days of Gold Fleet racing to go then the Medal races on Saturday. Fingers are toes are crossed for Ashley.

Laser Radial - Women - Overall Results


Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Net
1 BEL BEL202970 (5) 1 1 1 1 2 3 14.00 9.00
2 NED NED204276 (5) 1 1 3 1 3 2 16.00 11.00
3 BLR BLR204706 2 2 (9) 2 2 9 5 31.00 22.00
4 FIN FIN202670 4 3 3 6 2 (8) 6 32.00 24.00
5 TUR TUR202611 3 3 2 6 5 6 (15) 40.00 25.00
6 AUS AUS203769 4 6 6 7 3 1 (16) 43.00 27.00
7 DEN DEN201407 1 5 9 4 13 (19) 8 59.00 40.00
8 GBR GBR195123 10 2 16 5 3 (17) 4 57.00 40.00
9 DEN DEN204750 14 (16) 6 3 6 4 9 58.00 42.00
10 SWE SWE202659 13 8 11 2 4 5 (17) 60.00 43.00
11 ITA ITA206212 8 8 2 7 6 13 (18) 62.00 44.00
12 IRL IRL199417 1 28 3 1 (41)
UFD
14 1 89.00 48.00
13 CRO CRO199055 2 9 11 8 8 10 (13) 61.00 48.00
14 USA USA197111 6 4 5 10 (23) 15 14 77.00 54.00
15 FRA FRA202124 9 (14) 14 9 4 11 7 68.00 54.00
16 CZE CZE202635 7 15 5 10 7 (31) 10 85.00 54.00
17 GBR GBR201124 (15) 12 7 12 5 12 11 74.00 59.00
18 BEL BEL202643 18 19 8 4 12 7 (21) 89.00 68.00
19 NZL NZL202441 6 16 13 8 8 18 (20) 89.00 69.00
20 POL POL205301 (41)
BFD
7 12 5 9 27 12 113.00 72.00
21 GER GER205277 3 15 4 11 21 22 (29) 105.00 76.00
22 FRA FRA205321 10 9 10 19 10 23 (28) 109.00 81.00
23 TUR TUR201907 7 13 18 11 15 21 (22) 107.00 85.00
24 FRA FRA204062 12 10 30 9 12 (38) 25 136.00 98.00
25 NED NED204273 22 14 8 20 19 (37) 19 139.00 102.00
26 BRA BRA175473 9 17 24 17 11 24 (31) 133.00 102.00
27 ITA ITA204262 15 12 17 22 11 29 (33) 139.00 106.00
28 SWE SWE199052 11 11 20 22 20 (36) 26 146.00 110.00
29 LTU LTU202781 25 4 12 25 19 26 (41)
DNS
152.00 111.00
30 EST EST184768 8 7 18 29 22 30 (36) 150.00 114.00
31 FRA FRA206297 16 6 26 28 (33) 16 24 149.00 116.00
32 CHN CHN201111 14 18 7 20 27 35 (37) 158.00 121.00
33 CHN CHN201910 19 5 27 24 15 (33) 32 155.00 122.00
34 RUS RUS197127 13 10 13 27 34 25 (38) 160.00 122.00
35 FRA FRA205658 19 27 (30) 17 14 20 27 154.00 124.00
36 NED NED204280 16 29 25 23 9 (34) 23 159.00 125.00
37 GER GER205202 25 18 32 16 7 28 (34) 160.00 126.00
38 SWE SWE206632 17 21 33 15 10 32 (41)
DNF
169.00 128.00
39 DEN DEN199071 31 19 4 24 29 (41)
UFD
30 178.00 137.00
40 CZE CZE196989 21 20 16 15 37 (39) 35 183.00 144.00
41 BRA BRA204599 27 (29) 17 16 17 5 6 117.00 88.00
42 GER GER205276 (24) 24 21 13 22 7 3 114.00 90.00
43 NED NED203184 20 25 (28) 25 14 6 1 119.00 91.00
44 TUR TUR201987 (36) 23 28 14 13 3 16 133.00 97.00
45 ISR ISR189296 12 (30) 29 26 17 8 5 127.00 97.00
46 GBR GBR192517 26 26 19 18 (30) 2 7 128.00 98.00
47 PER PER182332 (37) 24 10 28 16 9 11 135.00 98.00
48 RUS RUS196331 22 31 22 (32) 20 4 4 135.00 103.00
49 SIN SIN186755 18 (33) 29 13 24 12 12 141.00 108.00
50 DEN DEN198297 (29) 22 19 19 25 18 17 149.00 120.00
51 CHN CHN201213 (41)
UFD
13 22 21 33 10 23 163.00 122.00
52 RUS RUS203097 24 25 25 27 (41)
DSQ
14 8 164.00 123.00
53 FIN FIN200655 26 30 14 12 32 (40)
BFD
9 163.00 123.00
54 GER GER204202 30 21 31 (35) 18 17 10 162.00 127.00
55 ITA ITA204170 34 34 (35) 14 18 13 15 163.00 128.00
56 BRA BRA175367 23 (31) 15 30 21 16 24 160.00 129.00
57 CRO CRO197294 32 (37) 35 33 28 1 2 168.00 131.00
58 GER GER200060 36 27 23 18 16 (40)
DNC
14 174.00 134.00
59 ITA ITA201061 20 22 15 26 26 25 (31) 165.00 134.00
60 SWE SWE200823 32 (35) 20 21 32 24 13 177.00 142.00
61 CRO CRO201669 (41)
BFD
20 24 32 23 19 25 184.00 143.00
62 RUS RUS190357 27 (34) 26 30 31 15 18 181.00 147.00
63 NZL NZL206030 28 23 (36) 29 27 22 21 186.00 150.00
64 CRO CRO201668 (35) 33 31 31 26 11 19 186.00 151.00
65 ITA ITA204255 29 11 23 31 28 (40)
DNC
40
DNC
202.00 162.00
66 RUS RUS203245 21 28 21 23 29 (40)
DNC
40
DNC
202.00 162.00
67 TUN TUN172861 30 (38) 36 35 24 23
SCP
22
SCP
208.00 170.00
68 SWE SWE200669 (34) 26 32 33 30 23 27 205.00 171.00
69 FRA FRA205666 11 17 27 (41)
DNS
41
DNS
40
DNC
40
DNC
217.00 176.00
70 POL POL200987 35 32 34 (36) 25 26 26 214.00 178.00
71 FIN FIN204175 28 37 (41)
RET
41
DNS
41
DNS
20 22 230.00 189.00
72 ISR ISR194572 38 36 (39) 34 31 28 28 234.00 195.00
73 LTU LTU204556 (37) 36 33 37 35 27 30 235.00 198.00
74 BUL BUL180278 33 35 (37) 36 34 30 32 237.00 200.00
75 SIN SIN180824 31 (39) 34 37 35 31 33 240.00 201.00
76 AUT AUT206697 23 32 37 34 36 (40)
DNC
40
DNC
242.00 202.00
77 SRB SRB206506 33 (40) 38 38 38 29 29 245.00 205.00
78 SRB SRB183980 (38) 38 38 38 36 32 34 254.00 216.00
79 UKR UKR204534 17 (41)
DNC
41
DNC
41
DNS
41
DNS
40
DNC
40
DNC
261.00 220.00
 


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