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Marlow Ropes Award presented at Semaine Olympique Francaise By Mat Carter, , 2:15 AM Sat 5 May 2012
Semaine Olympique Francaise 2012 was held in Hyeres from 22nd to 27th April where rising 2.4 mR Paralympic hopeful Will Street received an additional boost to his prosperous campaign after he was awarded the coveted Marlow Ropes Award. The Marlow Ropes Award was introduced in 2002 with the aim of rewarding Britain’s most promising young sailors for their determination ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Silver for Britain in 2.4mR Class By Kate Holmes, 11:21 PM Fri 4 May 2012
44th French World Cup Regatta - Britain's Helena Lucas, sponsored by Charles Russell LLP, sailed into win a silver medal in the 2.4mR event. The event was staged in Hyeres and hosted all three Paralympic classes as well as the Olympic. Lucas mastered the gruelling conditions all week to finish ahead of Thierry Schmitter (NED) and see off competition from British teammate Megan Pascoe. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Success for Aussies Belcher and Page By Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, 11:21 PM Sun 29 Apr 2012
Sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have together won at the Semaine Olympique Francaise. 'For the first time together Malcolm and I have won the Semaine Olympique Francaise for 2012. This event was one of the most difficult events that we have competed in together for some time. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Hyeres success for US sailors + Video By Dana Paxton, , 8:01 AM Sat 28 Apr 2012
At the Semaine Olympique Francaise, gold, silver and bronze medals were collected by US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider: Gold to Anna Tunnicliffe’s 'Team Maclaren' of Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi, in Women’s Match Racing; Silver to Sally Barkow’s 'Team 7' of Alana O’Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham in Women’s Match Racing; and Bronze to Jen French and JP Creignou in the SKUD-18. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Brendan Casey takes Finn gold in Hyeres By Robert Deaves, , 6:54 AM Sat 28 Apr 2012
Semaine Olympique Francaise - Brendan Casey (AUS) picked up his first ever ISAF Sailing World Cup win in the best possible way, by dominating and winning the medal race in rough and windy waters off Hyeres to snatch the title at the last moment. Former leader Rafa Trujillo (ESP) could only finish seventh to drop to second overall, while a late charge from Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) gave him the bronze ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Final day drama and upsets in Hyeres By Corinne Rolland-McKenzie, , 5:28 AM Sat 28 Apr 2012
At the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise, the French Sailing Week, the double point medal race brought its fair amount of drama and saw many upset in the event’s final scores. Event and class leader Tom Slingsby (AUS) had mastered the gruelling conditions all week, but the 30 minutes Medal race was the straw that broke the camel's back! ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - China's Lijia Xu on golden form By ISAF, , 5:06 AM Sat 28 Apr 2012
At the Semaine Olympique Francaise, China's Lijia Xu is starting to peak at the right time following her third 2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup gold medal, which moves her to the top of the Laser Radial Standings. As the big wind specialists came to the forefront in Hyères, Xu has shown superb consistency in variable conditions as the World Cup Standings take shape ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Aussies take top podium spots + Video By Craig Heydon, 4:08 AM Sat 28 Apr 2012
At the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise, Australia’s sailors have enjoyed a golden day on the water finishing on the top step of the podium in three classes. The final day medal haul included a come from behind gold for Finn sailor Brendan Casey ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Britain’s sailors claim four medals By Lindsey Bell, 1:51 AM Sat 28 Apr 2012
Semaine Olympique Francaise concluded in a strong wind finish in Hyères, France. Britain’s sailors claimed four medals with golds going to Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson after an impressive medal race, and to John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas in the Paralympic Sonar class. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères overall By ISAF, , 1:31 AM Sat 28 Apr 2012
Semaine Olympique Francaise - China’s Lijia Xu is starting to peak at the right time following her third 2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup gold medal, in Hyères, France, which moves her to the top of the Laser Radial Standings. As the big wind specialists came to the forefront in Hyères, Xu has shown superb consistency in variable conditions ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Battle continues for US sailors + Video By Dana Paxton, , 9:41 AM Fri 27 Apr 2012
On day five of racing at the Semaine Olympique Francaise, it was another day of heavy wind and big waves preventing some of the classes from completing racing. For Friday’s medal races in the Olympic classes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be represented in the Women’s 470 by Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Extreme conditions and domination By Corinne Rolland-McKenzie, , 5:56 AM Fri 27 Apr 2012
The Semaine Olympique Francaise has had another day of extreme conditions with the sailors and racing committees having used lots of time and energy on the water over the week. While some classes and especially Women’s Match racing being behind schedule, other classes were able to enjoy a full programme dominated by breezy races. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise day 5 - Men's 470 images by Thom Touw By Anna Parker, Sail-World, 5:05 AM Fri 27 Apr 2012
Photographer Thom Touw shares with us images of Men's 470 sailing action from day five of the Semaine Olympique Francaise, the French Sailing Week, taking place in Hyeres, France. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - British Star champs forced out of race By Lindsey Bell, , 3:56 AM Fri 27 Apr 2012
Semaine Olympique Francaise - Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson’s mast was a casualty of the strong winds today. The Skandia Team GBR duo had a comfortable lead when their mast broke and forced them out of the race. Just 12 of the 25-boat Star fleet managed to complete the race. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise: Six medal races for Australia + Video By Craig Heydon, 3:34 AM Fri 27 Apr 2012
On the final day of Semaine Olympique Francaise, the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, Australian crews will race for medals in six classes following a number of race wins on Thursday. Strong winds returned for day five of racing, keeping a number of classes on shore, but for those Australians that went racing there were plenty of race wins shared around. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - US Sailing Team in top 10 + Videos By Dana Paxton, , 5:33 PM Thu 26 Apr 2012
On day four of racing at Semaine Olympique Francaise, light wind was a complete change from the previous three days’ 20-plus knots. US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider holds four top-10 positions: Jen French and JP Creignou third in the SKUD-18; Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan fourth in Women’s 470; Mark LeBlanc is tenth in 2.4mR; and Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson are tenth in Sonar. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Women's 470 images by Thom Touw By Anna Parker, Sail-World, , 11:01 AM Thu 26 Apr 2012
Photographer Thom Touw shares with us images of Women's 470 sailing action from day three of the Semaine Olympique Francaise. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Women's RS:X images by Thom Touw By Anna Parker, Sail-World, 9:18 AM Thu 26 Apr 2012
Photographer Thom Touw shares with us images of Women's RS:X sailing action from day three of the Semaine Olympique Francaise taking place in Hyeres, France. Enjoy! ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Light and shifty winds shake up results By Corinne Rolland-McKenzie, , 6:29 AM Thu 26 Apr 2012
At the Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres, different skills were tested with light and shifty winds on the race course. Few leaders could maintain their position while others collected high points. Piotr Myszka (POL) is keeping his first position in the RS:X men with top five results, but the day's conditions suited better his team mate Lukaz Grodzicki (POL) who claims both races. ...[more]


Semaine Olympique Francaise - GBR crews in pole position By Lindsey Bell, 5:47 AM Thu 26 Apr 2012
At the Semaine Olympique Francaise, a change in conditions made for a long day and tricky racing, but Britain’s Star crew of Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson and the Paralympic Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas are in pole position with two days of the event left to run. ...[more]


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