sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Bronze for GBR Yngling trio in Medemblik

Bronze for GBR Yngling trio in Medemblik

'Delta Lloyd Regatta - Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson'    Delta Lloyd Regatta

Yngling trio Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson claimed the first medal for Great Britain at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland on Saturday – their last major event before the Beijing Olympic Games in August. Seven more British boats will contest the remaining finals on Sunday when four more medals are possible for British sailors on the final day of racing in Medemblik.

The two-time World Champions ensured that Skandia Team GBR got an early entry in the regatta medal standings, with four more medals possible for British sailors on the final day of racing in Medemblik on Sunday.

Ayton, Webb and Wilson were in fourth place heading into the final day of racing for the women’s keelboat event, and after three further fleet races to determine the ten finalists, they started the Saturday night’s medal race in the bronze medal position, with Ulrike Schueman’s German crew and the Dutch trio helmed by Renee Groeneveld ahead of them.

After a short postponement waiting for conditions to settle, the medal race fleet got underway, but the British ‘Team Mirabaud’ were left fighting back after having to recross the startline following a premature start. But they pulled back through the pack to finish the race in seventh place – enough to secure them the bronze medal and their fifth podium finish out of six major events this year.

Gold went to the Dutch crew of Renee Groeneveld, Brechtje vd Werf and Marije Kampen, with Ulrike Schuemann, Julia Bleck and Ute Hoepfner claiming silver for Germany.

'We’ve achieved all our goals here, so it’s been a good week,' Ayton explained. 'We haven’t got our best boat here with us, so to come back in the medal race and achieve a third with our third best kit is pretty encouraging.

'I think the fact we were able to do that just highlights the strength of us as a team, and that’s what it’s going to be all about in China.'

Seven more British boats will contest the remaining finals on Sunday, with Skandia Team GBR poised for medal success in four more classes. Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes head into the 49er medal race in gold medal position, and are guaranteed to be on the podium if they can avoid any major infringements. They have a nine point lead over the Spanish Alonso pairing, with the Italian Sibello brothers two points behind the Spaniards in third.

Dave Evans and Simon Hiscocks made it into the final ten boats in just their second event together, while John Pink-Rick Peacock and Paul Campbell James-Mark Asquith fell just short of the final, in 11th and 12th places respectively.

The final for the Finn class will be a nail-biting affair, with Gasper Vincec, Britain’s Ed Wright, and Spaniard Rafael Trujillo occupy the top three spots on 21,22 and 23 points respectively and fourth placed Croatian Ivan Kljakovis Gaspic also capable of breaking into the medal positions.

470 duo Christina Bassadone and Saskia Clark head into their final race in the bronze medal position, with 9,1,4 from their three races on Saturday keeping them in the hunt, while Leigh McMillan and Will Howden are in third on level points with the second-placed French pairing in the Tornado catamaran class.

Although not in medal contention, the Skandia Team GBR flag will also be flying in the Laser Radial and Star medal races, with Penny Clark in sixth in the women’s single-handed class and Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson in ninth in the men’s keelboat event.

Yngling - Final leading positions

1 NED Renee Groeneveld 64
2 GER Ulrike Schuemann 65
3 GBR Sarah Ayton 77
4 NOR Siren Sundby 84
5 RUS Ekaterina Skudina 87
6 NED Mandy Mulder 93
7 NED Marjon Kooistra 101
8 NED Annelies Thies 106
9 ESP Monica Azon 108
10 CAN Jennifer Provan 119

Racing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta continues through until Sunday 25 May – for more news and information, visit www.skandiateamgbr.com/events/hollandreg




by Lindsey Bell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=44701

8:06 PM Sat 24 May 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA






















Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   


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.
XLXL VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT