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470 World Championships - Belcher and Page a perfect day

'Belcher and Page on day two of the 2012 470 World Championship'    Thom Touw ©

At the 2012 470 World Championships, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have had a perfect day on the water with three wins from three starts. The pair won the opening race of the event on Sunday and backed the result up with a dominant display on day two.

The three wins have given the defending World Champions a six point lead over the Portuguese crew of Alvaro Marinho and Miguel Nunes with one day of the qualifying series remaining.

The crews enjoyed conditions which were a stark contrast to day one, with 12 to 18 knots of breeze allowing for good racing throughout the fleets.

'Today was a great day for Malcolm and I, winning all three races,' said Belcher. 'We feel very comfortable in these conditions and with the groups split into three it made it a little easier.

'We’re really happy with how things are progressing but we are focusing on each race as it comes, it's going to be a long week so see what happens towards the end,' he said. 'However, to win three races in a single day is quite special. I’ve only managed this four times now, with two of them being in the last two World Championships so it's a good sign.'

Page was also equally enthusiastic about their performance.

'It wasn’t a bad day at the office today,' said Page. 'We had good speed, ensured that we kept things simple and didn’t throw the dice, we just made sure that we played with the competition.

'Once you’re out in front you’re in a controlling position, we were able to keep a safe distance and while we could have gone faster we couldn’t ask for more at this point of the regatta with four bullets from four races,' he said. 'Though we’re not going to let it affect our racing, winning regattas is not about winning races, it’s about getting consistent results and there’s no need to be heroes at this stage, we’re putting together the building blocks for later in the event.'

Fellow Australians Sam Kivell and Will Ryan are well and truly in the mix after the opening four races, with the pair currently sitting eighth overall.

Kivell and Ryan finished the day with a seventh, a fifth and a sixth to be just 10 points off second position.

'Today wasn’t our greatest day on the water but it was enough,' said Ryan. 'The real racing starts in the gold fleet and after a tough day for both of us yesterday, despite a very nice result, the focus today was just trying to get three keeper results.'

Australian’s Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell are currently 24th in the women’s fleet.

Rechichi and Stowell began the day with a 14th, before a 21st and an 11th to be in the middle of a tight group on the leader board.

The pair is extremely pleased to have been able to compete in all three races on Monday as Stowell continues to recover well from a back injury.

In the men’s fleet Scott Cotton and Rob Size are 44th overall, just ahead of Matthew and Robert Crawford in 48th.

Alexander and Partick Conway are in 59th with Matt and Ben Taylor one place further behind in 60th.

Racing continues in Barcelona on Tuesday with the final medal race to be held on Saturday.

Provisional Men Results after four races

Pos

Sailno

Name

Points

R1

R2

R3

R4

1

AUS 11

MATHEW BELCHER, MALCOLM PAGE

4

1

1

1

1

2

POR 1

ALVARO MARINHO, MIGUEL NUNES

10

5

2

2

1

3

CRO 83

SIME FANTELA, IGOR MARENIC

11

5

1

4

1

4

FIN 7

JOONAS LINDGREN, NIKLAS LINDGREN

11

3

3

1

4

5

GRE 1

PANAGIOTIS MANTIS, PAVLOS KAGIALIS

14

2

2

6

4

6

FRA 44

PIERRE LEBOUCHER, VICENT GAROS

16

1

3

9

3

7

ESP 9

ONAN BARREIROS, AARON SARMIENTO

18

8

3

5

2

8

AUS 13

SAM KIVELL, WILL RYAN

20

2

7

5

6

9

JPN 4

RYUNOSUKE HARADA, YUGO YOSHIDA

21

7

4

4

6

10

GRE 165

PANAGIOTIS KAMPOURIDIS, ESFSTATHIOS PAPADOP

23

8

4

9

2

11

ARG 7

LUCAS CALABRESE, JUAN DE LA FUENTE

24

4

6

2

12

12

FRA 27

SOFIAN BOUVET, VINCENT GUILLARM

25

1

9

7

8

13

RUS 2

MIKHAIL SHEREMETYEV, MAXIM SHEREMETYEV

28

14

5

2

7

14

CAN 618

LUKE RAMSAY, MIKE LEIGH

29

22

2

1

4

15

AUT 3

MATTHIAS SCHMID, FLORIAN REICHSTAEDTER

30

16

6

3

5

16

FRA 7

NICOLAS CHARBONNIER, JÉRÉMIE MION

32

7

1

12

12

17

IRL 22

GER OWENS, SCOTT FLANIGAN

33

5

9

9

10

18

KOR 111

GUNWOO PARK, SUNGMIM CHO

34

10

4

14

6

19

RSA 10

ASENATHI JIM, ROGER HUDSON

34

10

13

4

7

20

GER 55

JASPER WAGNER, DUSTIN BALDEWEIN

35

14

5

6

10

21

SUI 16

YANNICK BRAUCHLI, ROMUALD HAUSSER

36

17

8

8

3

22

GRE 10

VASILEIOS PAPOUTSOGLOU, LOANNIS ORFANOS

41

4

15

13

9

23

JPN 12

TETSUYA MATSUNAGA, KIMIHIKO IMAMURA

41

12

13

5

11

24

TUR 890

DENIS CINAR, ATES CINAR

41

17

7

10

7

25

NED 1

SVEN COSTER, KALEN COSTER

43

20

9

12

2

26

ITA 29

SIMON SIVITZ KOSUTA, JAS FARNETI

43

13

11

11

8

27

CHN 181

WEI WANG, DAO DENG

46

30

8

3

5

28

NZL 212

PAUL SNOW-, JASON SAUNDERS

46

30

6

7

3

29

GER 10

FERDINAND GERZ, PATRICK FOLLMANN

46

25

5

7

9

30

ISR 7

GIDEON KLIGER, ERAN SELA

47

6

bfd

3

5

31

SLO 21

MITJA MIKULIN, SEBASTIAN PRIN

47

16

12

6

13

32

JPN 4423

HIROKI MAEDA, EISUKE NORO

47

12

12

10

13

33

NED 77

STEVEN LE FEVRE, STEVEN KROL

48

18

7

10

13

34

ITA 5

GIULIO DESIDERATO, NICOLA PITANTI

50

9

11

15

15

35

AUT 437

DAVID BARGEHR, LUKAS MÄHR

52

4

18

13

17

36

UKR 67

YURII ZHURALOW, PAVLO MATCUEV

52

6

14

16

16

37

USA 1713

STUART MCNAY, GRAHAM BIEHL

55

23

10

8

14

38

GRE 7

GEORGE VASILAS, AKYLAS DROUGKAS

55

14

14

17

10

39

ARG 11

FRANCISCO SUCARI, FRANCISCO RENNA

56

3

14

20

19

40

SUI 7

OLIVER GREMAUD, ADRIEN GREMAUD

56

10

12

22

12

41

FRA 34

GABRIEL SKOCZEK, ACHILE NEBOUT

57

19

10

14

14

42

CHI 11

BENJAMIN GREZ, DIEGO GONZALEZ

59

16

11

18

14

43

GER 5025

JULIAN STÜCKL, OLIVER SZYMANSKI

60

6

18

21

15

44

AUS 3

SCOTT COTTON, ROB SIZE

61

13

18

11

19

45

RUS 7

VLADIMIR CHAUS, DENIS GRIBANOV

63

9

17

13

24

46

FRA 20

LOIS MOYSAN, BAPTISTE BERTHIER

63

11

20

17

15

47

ITA 22

NICOLO BERTOLA, DANILO ALCIDI

63

12

15

15

21

48

AUS 5

MATTEW CRAWFORD, ROBERT CRAWFORD

68

25

16

16

11

49

POR 7

ANTONIO MATOS, RICARDO SCHEDEL

69

8

22

23

16

50

CAN 6

JACOB SAUNDERS, GRAEME SAUNDERS

69

23

10

14

22

51

FRA 8

KEVIN PEPONNET, JULIEN LEBRUN

70

2

19

20

29

52

CHN 183

LIAN WENG, QIAO LIN

70

27

8

12

23

53

FRA 6

VIANNEY GUILBAUD, MATHIEU FOUNTAINE

71

21

bfd

8

9

54

POL 536

KAROL JACZKOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF MONGIRD

74

9

17

23

25

55

DEN 164

BALDER TOBIASEN, MAGNUS JUNG JOHANSEN

75

29

16

19

11

56

ITA 25

FRANCESCO FALCETELLI, GABRIELE FRANCIOLINI

76

19

24

15

18

57

ESP 13

MACIA ALEMANY, TONI TERRASA

78

26

13

19

20

58

HUN 21

VALINT GYÖRFFY, AKOS LILLIK

78

23

17

20

18

59

AUS 6

ALEXANDER CONWAY, PATRICK CONWAY

82

27

20

16

19

60

AUS 373

MATT TAYLOR, BEN TAYLOR

83

18

22

23

20

61

GRE 3

TSAMIS SOTIRIS, KOUNAS FAIDON

84

21

15

22

26

62

DEN 158

HENRIK SØGAARD, MADURO NØRBO

85

28

16

24

17

63

ITA 28

SIMONE SPINA, MATTEO BERNARD

85

20

23

25

17

64

FRA 77

SACHA PELISSON, NICOLAS ROSSI

86

24

bfd

11

18

65

AUT 511

BENJAMIN BILDSTEIN, DAVID HUSSL

87

7

27

30

23

66

BRA 37

FABIO PILLAR, GUSTAVO THIESEN

87

13

bfd

ocs

8

67

ESP 17

ANDRES JIMÉNEZ, RAFAEL JIMÉNEZ

87

15

21

24

27

68

ESP 898

ADOLFO BERROCAL, RUBEN COLL

87

17

bfd

21

16

69

ITA 71

ANDREA BARCHIESI, LORENZO PICCIONI

88

3

29

28

28

70

SLO 18

ANDRAZ GULIC, TIM PODLOGAR

88

19

19

26

24

71

POL 5

MICHAL WYSOCKI, WYSOCKI

89

27

21

17

24

72

POL 511

PIOTR OGRODNIK, PAWEL CHOROBA

89

18

23

27

21

73

CZE 11

ONDREJ BOBEK, PAVEL BOBEK

89

29

21

19

20

74

ESP 769

JORGE MARTINEZ, JUAN CURBELO

91

30

20

18

23

75

BRA 17

HENRIQUE HADDAD, NICOLAS CASTRO

92

24

25

18

25

76

FIN 8

PYRY ITKONEN, MATIAS AUTIO

93

15

24

dnf

21

77

BEL 16

CORENTIN DEMANET, QUITEN LAUWERS

94

15

26

26

27

78

ESP 7

JORDI XANMAR, SANTI MAS

95

22

25

26

22

79

POR 2

JOAO VILLAS-BOAS, PAULO MANSO

99

22

22

25

30

80

VEN 1

YAMIL SABA, GONZALO CENDRA

100

11

27

29

dnf

81

ECU 11

JONATHAN MARTINETTI, DIEGO VELEZ

102

32

19

22

29

82

IND 16

AYAZ SHAIKH, SATYARANGAN ROUT

103

21

28

27

27

83

ESP 97

DAVID MAS, OSCAR LOPEZ

103

28

26

24

25

84

MAS 2

KU ANAS KU ZAMIL, HAFIZZUDIN MAZELAN

104

11

31

31

31

85

ITA 300

EMANUELE SAVOINI, ENZIO SAVOINI

106

31

28

25

22

86

SUI 1453

ERNI PHILIPPE, ZURFLUH STEPHAN

108

20

bfd

29

26

87

USA 17

IAN ROBINSON, ALEX HUME

110

28

23

28

31

88

ESP 11

PABLO MARTINEZ, ISAC ARCE

111

31

bfd

21

26

89

TUR 145

TAMER HASBAY, VOLKAN TURAN

113

24

bfd

28

28

90

CHI 10

MARTIN WESTCOTT, CARLOS VERGARA

115

25

30

30

30

91

ESP 1782

CARLOS CALICO, DAVID CORNUDELLA

119

26

29

31

dnf

92

TUR 132

MURAT CAN TOYÇELEBI, VEDAT EFE UYAL

119

31

bfd

27

28

93

ESP 5

TONI TUR, CARLOS GALLART

120

26

32

32

30

94

FIN 111

MIIKKA NIKKILÄ, LEO TYKKYLÄINEN

121

29

bfd

30

29

95

TUR 2

FATIH AKCAN, ALPER TAKAZ

124

32

30

29



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