470 Worlds 2012 - Hat trick championship for Belcher and Page + Video

Belcher and Page - 470 World Championship 2012
On the penultimate day of racing at the 2012 470 World Championships, Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) secured their third successive World Championship title following their win in race 12 which sealed the victory for the pair.

In the 470 Women Gold Fleet, the teams from China and Poland have qualified their nations to the 2012 Olympic Games. The final two Olympic qualification places in the 470 Women event will be fought out on Saturday’s final race between the teams representing Croatia, Austria and Russia. With only four points separating them – everything is at stake.

Another shifty day with a breeze of 12-14 knots tested the sailors to the limit.

The 470 Men favourites and world number one pairing of Mat Belcher/Malcolm Page (AUS) have on paper wrapped up the World Championship title with a bullet in race 12, to make it a hat trick Championship for them, with successive wins in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Their 12-race scoreline includes wins in eight races – an unprecedented achievement. Those wins did not come easy, with several times the pair found themselves nearer the back of the fleet than the front.

Malcolm Page is the most successful 470 sailor ever and, in his previous partnership with Nathan Wilmot, also secured victory at the 2004, 2005 and 2007 World Championships.

On crossing the line and sealing victory, Page said, 'I was very excited. I gave Mat a lot of pats on the back and a few hugs here and there. This is my sixth 470 Worlds title, but I am as excited as the first.'

Commenting on Saturday’s medal race aspirations, Page continued, 'We will just go and see what comes tomorrow. I am sure we will fight hard. We will wait and see what the weather brings tomorrow to see what the exact plan will be, but we won’t be jumping the start and we will be racing hard.'

August 14, 2014. Round Britain Island Race Day 4 - OBR content Team Alvimedica: Calmer conditions lend to more relaxed time on deck. Here Nick Dana (L), Dave Swete (M), and Ryan Houston (R) converse on the rail at sundown during the RORC's Round Britain and Ireland Race.
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In theory, Pierre Leboucher/Vincent Garos (FRA) also have the silver medal in their pockets. An OCS could unseat them, but there is no chance the French will let that happen. They just have to sail the course to claim their medal. So the battle is on for the bronze medal.’

For the two Greek teams through to the Medal Race, tomorrow will decide which of them goes to the Olympics. Panagiotis Kampouridis/Efstathios Papadopoulos just have to finish ahead of Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis to secure selection. For Mantis/Kagialis to come out on top, they need to finish six boats ahead of Kampouridis/ Papadopoulos.

470 Men – Top 10 Medal Race Line-Up:

1. Mathew Belcher/Malcolm Page (AUS) – 20 pts
2. Pierre Leboucher/Vincent Garos (FRA) - 39 pts
3. Joonas Lindgren/Niklas Lindgren (FIN) - 59 pts
4. Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic (CRO) - 59 pts
5. Lucas Calabrese/Juan de la Fuente (ARG) - 68 pts
6. Gideon Kliger/Eran Sela (ISR) - 73 pts
7. Onán Barreiros/Aarón Sarmiento (ESP) - 75 pts
8. Panagiotis Kampouridis/Efstathios Papadopoulos (GRE) - 79 pts
9. JRyunosuke Harada/Yugo Yoshida (JPN) - 81 pts
10. Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) - 92 pts

'Let the bell ring for the medal race,' was the exclamation of Lobke Berkhout (NED) after she came ashore to discover that having gone into today on equal points with Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark (GBR), she and helm Lisa Westerhof end the day on an equal 59 points apiece!

Hannah MILLS and Saskia CLARK (GBR 118) - 470 World Championship 2012

Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout (NED 11) - 470 World Championship 2012

'It is funny to finish on equal points again – we have never been in this situation, although we know what it is to be so tight going into a Medal Race. It is going to be interesting and the four boats only want one thing.'

Just one point behind the top two teams by one point in third place are Jo Aleh/Olivia Powrie (NZL), with previous Championship leaders Camille Lecointre/Mathilde Geron (FRA) three points further back in fourth.

Aleh is excited by the closeness of the teams going into the Medal Race, saying, 'It is quite impressive. It is going to be a pretty good race tomorrow. Somebody’s going to be pretty annoyed at the end of it – that’s the first thing I can think of. With four of us that close it is winner takes all – just don’t stuff it up.'

The World Championship concluding Medal Race on Saturday will see the top 10 teams face off in a windward/ leeward battle. Any one of these top four teams could win the gold medal tomorrow, and equally all of them could miss out.

Further down the leaderboard and the focus was on Olympic qualification, which was accomplished perfectly by China’s Xu Xiaomei/Yu Chunyan. Their win in race 11, followed up with and eighth placing in race 12, guarantees that China will be at the Olympics. Now it is game on amongst the three Chinese teams to determine who will be selected to that place.

Poland’s Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Jolanta Ogar made history today by becoming the first ever Polish 470 Women team to qualify to the Olympics. They knew they needed to be towards the front half of the pack in race 11 which they achieved and then just needed a safe finish in race 12 – job done and the Olympics beckon. To say the team were thrilled is an understatement,'Now I don’t feel we are at the Olympics and I think it is going to be some time to realize we will really be there. The plan was to sail safe and smart which we did,' said Skrzypulec.

Not so much fun for the teams from Austria, Croatia and Russia who face their final showdown tomorrow as they compete for the final two nation places. With four points separating the teams it is unpredictably close.

The host nation’s hopes were dashed today as Spain’s defending World Champions, Tara Pacheco/Berta Betanzos were over the line in race 12 and tumbled down the leaderboard to 18th overall.

470 Women – Top 10 Medal Race Line-Up:

1. Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark (GBR) - 59 pts
2. Lisa Westerhof/Lobke Berkhout (NED) - 59 pts
3. Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) - 60 pts
4. Camille Lecointre/Mathilde Geron (FRA) - 63 pts
5. Ingrid Petitjean/Nadege Douroux (FRA) - 78 pts
6. Martine Grael/Isabel Swan (BRA) - 91 pts
7. Gil Cohen/Vered Bouskila (ISR) - 92 pts
8. Ai Kondo/Wakako Tabata (JPN) - 92 pts
9. Henriette Koch/Lene Sommer (DEN) - 93 pts
10. Fernanda de Oliveira/Ana Barbachan (BRA) - 95 pts

Securing their nation qualification in Perth was the first step for Japan, and today the teams who achieved that in Perth were rewarded as Japan Sailing confirmed the selection of Ai Kondo/Wakako Tabata in the 470 Women and Ryunosuke Harada/Yugo Yoshida in the 470 Men, after their results here in Barcelona.

Harada said, 'We have been training really hard and this selection means a lot to us. I am very, very happy. Ever since I started sailing the Olympics has been my goal and dream. The fact that I am now going to the Olympics is amazing.'



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Results 470 Men Scores take into account 1 discard
NoSailnoNameScores123456
1AUS 11MATHEW BELCHER, MALCOLM PAGE5,0(1)11111
2POR 1ALVARO MARINHO, MIGUEL NUNES11,05221(12)1
3FIN 7JOONAS LINDGREN, NIKLAS LINDGREN12,033141(9)
4CRO 83SIME FANTELA, IGOR MARENIC15,05141(7)4
5FRA 44PIERRE LEBOUCHER, VICENT GAROS17,013(9)337
6ISR 7GIDEON KLIGER, ERAN SELA18,06(bfd)3522
7GRE 1PANAGIOTIS MANTIS, PAVLOS KAGIALIS18,02264(9)4
8ARG 7LUCAS CALABRESE, JUAN DE LA FUENTE21,0462(12)27
9NZL 212PAUL SNOW-, JASON SAUNDERS23,0(bfd)67325
10JPN 4RYUNOSUKE HARADA, YUGO YOSHIDA24,0(7)44646
11GRE 165PANAGIOTIS KAMPOURIDIS, ESFSTATHIOS PAPADOP25,08482(14)3
12AUS 13SAM KIVELL, WILL RYAN25,027565(11)
13ESP 9ONAN BARREIROS, AARON SARMIENTO27,08352(10)9
14KOR 111GUNWOO PARK, SUNGMIM CHO29,0104(14)654
15FRA 27SOFIAN BOUVET, VINCENT GUILLARM30,01(9)7886
16CAN 618LUKE RAMSAY, MIKE LEIGH39,022214(24)10
17FRA 7NICOLAS CHARBONNIER, JÉRÉMIE MION41,071111210(24)
18NED 1SVEN COSTER, KALEN COSTER42,0(20)9122145
19USA 1713STUART MCNAY, GRAHAM BIEHL42,0(23)1081473
20GER 10FERDINAND GERZ, PATRICK FOLLMANN42,0(25)5791110
21RUS 2MIKHAIL SHEREMETYEV, MAXIM SHEREMETYEV43,01452715(22)
22JPN 12TETSUYA MATSUNAGA, KIMIHIKO IMAMURA43,012125113(15)
23IRL 22GER OWENS, SCOTT FLANIGAN43,05991010(13)
24ITA 29SIMON SIVITZ KOSUTA, JAS FARNETI44,0(13)1111868
25AUT 3MATTHIAS SCHMID, FLORIAN REICHSTAEDTER47,01663517(18)
26TUR 890DENIS CINAR, ATES CINAR47,0(17)7107149
27CHI 11BENJAMIN GREZ, DIEGO GONZALEZ49,01611(18)1435
28RSA 10ASENATHI JIM, ROGER HUDSON49,0101347(22)15
29GRE 10VASILEIOS PAPOUTSOGLOU, LOANNIS ORFANOS49,04151299(dsq)
30AUT 437DAVID BARGEHR, LUKAS MÄHR50,04(18)1317151
31ITA 5GIULIO DESIDERATO, NICOLA PITANTI50,091114(15)115
32CHN 181WEI WANG, DAO DENG51,0(30)835728
33ITA 22NICOLO BERTOLA, DANILO ALCIDI52,0121515(21)82
34JPN 4423HIROKI MAEDA, EISUKE NORO52,012129(13)136
35UKR 67YURII ZHURALOW, PAVLO MATCUEV56,061415(16)138
36FRA 6VIANNEY GUILBAUD, MATHIEU FOUNTAINE57,021(bfd)89172
37ARG 11FRANCISCO SUCARI, FRANCISCO RENNA57,0314(20)19912
38GER 5025JULIAN STÜCKL, OLIVER SZYMANSKI57,0617(21)15613
39ITA 25FRANCESCO FALCETELLI, GABRIELE FRANCIOLINI59,019(23)151843
40GER 55JASPER WAGNER, DUSTIN BALDEWEIN59,0145610(bfd)24
41FRA 34GABRIEL SKOCZEK, ACHILE NEBOUT59,0(19)101314517
42SUI 16YANNICK BRAUCHLI, ROMUALD HAUSSER60,0178(dsq)32111
43SLO 21MITJA MIKULIN, SEBASTIAN PRIN62,016(dsq)6131116
44RUS 7VLADIMIR CHAUS, DENIS GRIBANOV66,091613(24)208
45POR 7ANTONIO MATOS, RICARDO SCHEDEL67,0821(23)161210
46NED 77STEVEN LE FEVRE, STEVEN KROL73,0187101325(ocs)
47SUI 7OLIVER GREMAUD, ADRIEN GREMAUD73,010122212(23)17
48BRA 37FABIO PILLAR, GUSTAVO THIESEN74,013(bfd)ocs8416
49DEN 158HENRIK SØGAARD, MADURO NØRBO74,0(28)152417612
50AUS 3SCOTT COTTON, ROB SIZE77,013181019(20)17
51GRE 7GEORGE VASILAS, AKYLAS DROUGKAS80,014131710(bfd)26
52FRA 8KEVIN PEPONNET, JULIEN LEBRUN81,021820(29)2120
53FRA 77SACHA PELISSON, NICOLAS ROSSI84,024(bfd)1118823
54POL 536KAROL JACZKOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF MONGIRD84,091723(25)1124
55FRA 20LOIS MOYSAN, BAPTISTE BERTHIER85,011201715(23)22
56ESP 898ADOLFO BERROCAL, RUBEN COLL85,017(bfd)21162011
57AUT 511BENJAMIN BILDSTEIN, DAVID HUSSL86,0726(30)231614
58CAN 6JACOB SAUNDERS, GRAEME SAUNDERS88,023101422(19)19
59CZE 11ONDREJ BOBEK, PAVEL BOBEK89,0(29)2019201713
60ITA 28SIMONE SPINA, MATTEO BERNARD91,020232417(30)7
61CHN 183LIAN WENG, QIAO LIN92,0(27)812232227
62DEN 164BALDER TOBIASEN, MAGNUS JUNG JOHANSEN92,02916181118(ocs)
63HUN 21VALINT GYÖRFFY, AKOS LILLIK93,0(23)1719181821
64AUS 5MATTEW CRAWFORD, ROBERT CRAWFORD94,025161611(26)26
65GRE 3TSAMIS SOTIRIS, KOUNAS FAIDON94,0211422(26)1621
66AUS 6ALEXANDER CONWAY, PATRICK CONWAY94,0(27)1916191525
67BRA 17HENRIQUE HADDAD, NICOLAS CASTRO95,0242418(25)1212
68ESP 13MACIA ALEMANY, TONI TERRASA97,0(26)1319202520
69POL 5MICHAL WYSOCKI, WYSOCKI98,0(27)2116242116
70AUS 373MATT TAYLOR, BEN TAYLOR101,018222220(28)19
71POL 511PIOTR OGRODNIK, PAWEL CHOROBA102,018222721(bfd)14
72ITA 71ANDREA BARCHIESI, LORENZO PICCIONI105,03282828(30)18
73MAS 2KU ANAS KU ZAMIL, HAFIZZUDIN MAZELAN105,01130(31)311320
74ESP 17ANDRES JIMÉNEZ, RAFAEL JIMÉNEZ105,015212427(bfd)18
75BEL 16CORENTIN DEMANET, QUITEN LAUWERS105,0152526(27)1821
76ESP 7JORDI XANMAR, SANTI MAS106,022(25)25222314
77SLO 18ANDRAZ GULIC, TIM PODLOGAR107,01919262419(ocs)
78POR 2JOAO VILLAS-BOAS, PAULO MANSO115,0222225(30)1630
79ESP 97DAVID MAS, OSCAR LOPEZ115,0(28)2623252219
80ESP 769JORGE MARTINEZ, JUAN CURBELO117,030201723(bfd)27
81FIN 8PYRY ITKONEN, MATIAS AUTIO121,01524(dnf)21ocs28
82SUI 1453ERNI PHILIPPE, ZURFLUH STEPHAN123,020(bfd)29261929
83VEN 1YAMIL SABA, GONZALO CENDRA124,0112728(dnf)3127
84ESP 11PABLO MARTINEZ, ISAC ARCE126,031(bfd)20262425
85ITA 300EMANUELE SAVOINI, ENZIO SAVOINI126,0(31)2725222423
86ECU 11JONATHAN MARTINETTI, DIEGO VELEZ128,0(32)1921292831
87IND 16AYAZ SHAIKH, SATYARANGAN ROUT129,02128262727(29)
88USA 17IAN ROBINSON, ALEX HUME134,0282328(31)2926
89TUR 145TAMER HASBAY, VOLKAN TURAN136,024(bfd)27282532
90CHI 10MARTIN WESTCOTT, CARLOS VERGARA138,025(30)29302925
91ESP 1782CARLOS CALICO, DAVID CORNUDELLA140,0262930(dnf)2728
92ESP 5TONI TUR, CARLOS GALLART141,026313230(bfd)22
93FIN 111MIIKKA NIKKILÄ, LEO TYKKYLÄINEN142,029(bfd)30293123
94TUR 132MURAT CAN TOYÇELEBI, VEDAT EFE UYAL144,0(bfd)bfd27282630
95TUR 2FATIH AKCAN, ALPER TAKAZ147,0322929(dnf)2631
Scoring penalties are as follows:
CAN 6JACOB SAUNDERS, GRAEME SAUNDERSrace 519, 19 --> 24 scores, dpi
BRA 17HENRIQUE HADDAD, NICOLAS CASTROrace 512, 12 --> 17 scores, dpi
ITA 300EMANUELE SAVOINI, ENZIO SAVOINIrace 524, 24 --> 29 scores, dpi
 Results 470 WomenScores take into account 1 discard
NoSailnoNameScores123456
1FRA 9CAMILE LECOINTRE, MATILDE GERON12,01(8)3521
2FRA 4INGRID PETITJEAN, NADEGE DOUROUX13,01(5)4521
3NZL 75JO ALEH, POLLY POWRIE13,033(4)214
4NED 11LISA WESTERHOF, LOBKE BERKHOUT15,06111(7)6
5ISR 311GIL COHEN, VERED BOUSKILA16,07211(10)5
6JPN 1AI KONDO, WAKAKO TABATA16,04152(17)4
7GBR 118HANNAH MILLS, SASKIA CLARK20,0(bfd)27713
8GER 21KATHRIN KADELBACH, FRIEDERIKE BURNET21,02764(12)2
9ESP 696TARA PACHECO, BERTA BETANZOS27,0942(15)66
10DEN 143HENRIETTE KOCH, LENE SOMMER30,0(14)59952
11USA 1736AMANDA CLARK, SARAH LIHAN32,0(bfd)93389
12ITA 23GIULIA CONTI, GIOVANA MICOL33,0153249(19)
13ARG 8FERNANDA SESTO, CONSUELO MONSEGUR34,057(9)778
14BRA 177FERNANDA OLIVEIRA, ANA BARBACH36,0(10)6710310
15GBR 862SOPHIE WEGUELIN, SOPHIE AINSWORTH38,024119(26)12
16BRA 187MARTINEE SOFFIATTI GRAEL, MARQUES SWAN40,0765184(20)
17CRO 111ENIA NINCEVIC, ROMANA ZUPAN40,061310(15)65
18POL 11AGNIESZKA SKRZYPULEC, JOLANTA OGAR43,04(15)128910
19SWE 348LISA ERICSON, ASTRID GABRIELSSON46,011106811(bfd)
20SLO 64TINA MRAK, TEJA CERNE48,014121363(17)
21RUS 12NATALIA IVANOVA, DIANA KRUTSKIKH51,08881215(17)
22CHN 616XU XIAOMEI, YU CHUNYAI53,01010103(21)20
23CHN 1221WANG XIAOLI, HUANG XUFENG54,0121213(17)413
24AUS 1ELISE RECHICHI, BELINDA STOWELL54,0514(21)111014
25CHN 1261FENG HUIMIN, HUANG LIZHU57,031914(20)147
26JPN 4321YUKA YOSHISAKO, NORIKO OKUMA60,0(23)98121318
27AUT 431LARA VADLAU, EVA MARIA SCHIMAK62,01516146(18)11
28GRE 17VIRGINIA KRAVARIOTI, SOFIA PAPADOPOULOU64,021111110(22)11
29CHN 1211CAI LIPING, GAO YANG66,0(24)1112161215
30GER 61TINA LUTZ, SUSANN BEUCKE69,02216(dnf)11812
31EST 20MARJALLISA UMB, ELISE UMB72,0(18)1415131416
32POL 80EWA SZCZESNA, IRMINA MROZEK GLISZCZYNSKA74,01615(19)19159
33CAN 11DANA ARCHIBALD, KAREN DEXTER76,09221721(27)7
34RUS 700VLADA ILIENKO, ELENA KHRYUKINA76,016171613(20)14
35UKR 93ANNA KYSELOVA, ANASTASIYA KRASKO78,0(bfd)211817193
36RUS 97ALISA KIRILYUK, LIUDMILA DMITRIEVA80,0171815255(bfd)
37GBR 853ANNA BURNET, FLORA STEWART80,01717161416(21)
38ITA 52FRANCESCA KOMATAR, SVEVA CARRARO81,019(21)17141318
39SUI 14STEPHANIE HASLER, ROMY HASLER84,0(25)131922228
40GRE 8DIMITRA PAGIDA, DANAI PASCHOU87,0192021(22)1116
41UKR 7ANASTASIIA KOLOMIIETS, OLEKSANDRA CHICHEROVA88,0(bfd)2318161813
42GBR 849JOANNA FREEMAN, KATIA TOMSETT90,01119(22)211722
43SIN 1DAWN LIU, SARA TAN97,0820261924(bfd)
44SUI 12FIONA TESTUZ, ANNE-SOPHIE THILO97,02118201820(25)
45RUS 5VIKTORIA SHUVALOVA, IRINA EROKHINA102,01223222421(bfd)
46FRA 22CASSANDRE BLANDIN, CHARLOTTE MERY103,013(25)23202522
47ITA 16ROBERTA CAPUTO, GIULIA PAOLILLO103,018(24)20231923
48HUN 1286FANNI PÉCH, ESZTER HÉJJ105,0202423(25)2315
49BUL 243YANA MARKOVA, IVA NEDEVA109,022(27)24261621
50POL 53MADELEINE ZIELINSKA, NADIA ZIELINSKA112,0132624(27)2524
51CAN 620HANNAH MEERS, ERIN FLANAGAN115,02022252424(27)
52ESP 14BARBARA CORNUDELLA, SARA LOPES118,023(27)26232323
53MAS 82KHAIRUNNISA M. AFENDY, NORASHIKIN M. SAYED122,02426(27)272619
54ESP 6ALBA BOU, JULIA SUBIRA127,025252526(27)26