ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Bouwmeester overall winner in Palma

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - BOUWMEESTER (NED, Laser Radial)
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the medals across ten Olympic events were decided on the final day of racing. A light morning northerly breeze picked up as the day went on ensuring a full complement of Medal Races across the ten Olympic events were completed.

The Men’s 470 lead went to and fro all week but Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) held their nerve to add a gold medal to their two silvers from the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series.

Fantela and Marenic played second fiddle to Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente (ARG) at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao and to Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. A disappointing fourth at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami followed before they took their first gold of the series in Mallorca.

Holding a seven point lead going into the Medal Race the Croatians had breathing space as a sixth place sealed the deal. On their victory Fantela said, 'In two words, really happy. We worked quite hard this winter, we’ve been to all of the World Cups and we really like that we won. For us this is the hardest race since we started and winning this means a lot to us.'

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - 470 M fleet

Fantela added, 'Winning here is really special. All week we sailed really good and to end the regatta with such an interesting Medal Race was really fun and we are really happy with our performance.'

An OCS for Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente saw the Argentineans drop out of the top three. Sweden’s Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom were the benefactors of the Argentineans demise and having won the Medal Race they slipped into second.

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) finished fifth in the Medal Race and whilst they end tied on 72 points with the Swedes they take bronze by nature of count back.

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - ALEH and POWRIE (NZL, 470 W)

Female ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) won the Women’s 470 Medal Race and with it gold as they made it three consecutive 200-point regatta wins in a row.

The Kiwis became World Champions in July 2013, took top spot at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao and added Mallorca honours to their list.

Aleh explained the day, 'It was a pretty stressful Medal Race, it went well for us but it was pretty hard work.

'The French were seven points clear of us and we knew we had to get three points between us to beat them. We stayed really close and came out of the start better, from there we just tried to sail the race, get away and get boats in between and we just managed to get enough boats in.

'It took us a while to fire, we were a bit slow at the beginning but we’ve come right by the end.'

France’s Camille Lecointre and Hélène Defrance had held the lead in the Women’s 470 for the large part of the week but came undone on the final day as a sixth knocked them off gold medal position. They were made to settle for silver whilst bronze went to Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR).

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - BURLING and TUKE (NLZ, 49er)

2013 49er World Champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) came into the final day with a healthy lead in the 49er. They maintained their consistency to pick up a deserved gold.

With 30 points from three single point races on the cards, anything was possible and even though they came into the final day with a 21 point lead, Burling and Tuke could have been overthrown.

The experienced duo, who also won silver at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, were steady all day. After racing Tuke said, 'It was really fun. We sailed really well and did what we had to do in the first race after the lead we’d created throughout racing this week. We then managed to get a win and it wasn’t such a great final race but it was a lot of fun.'

Burling echoed his team mate, 'We obviously went into the Medal Race with a pretty comfortable margin but we still had a bit of work to do just to finish it off. We managed to do that in the first race and then we had a bit of fun.'

The 2013 49er World Champions are buoyed by their week and head into the remainder of the year full of confidence. Tuke added, 'What we’ve got going on is going pretty well and we haven’t been beaten in a while so we’ll just keep doing what we’re doing. We certainly had our work cut out this week but we sailed better and better as it went on.'

There was no change in the remaining podium spots as Jonas Warrer and Peter Lang (DEN) added silver to their ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami gold whilst Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign (GBR) won bronze.

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - 49er FX fleet

Brazil’s Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze maintained control in the 49erFX to take gold on the final day of racing.

With three single point quick fire races on the 49erFX race course anything was possible. The Brazilians raced steady and in three races they recorded a 5-3-7 to finish seven points clear of Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) in silver medal position.

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Grael and Kunze (BRA, 49er FX)

After racing Kunze said, 'We are really happy about our week and reached our goal and hope to go to Hyeres and do the same thing there.'

Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth (GBR) picked up bronze.

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Giles SCOTT (GBR, Finn)

Great Britain’s Giles Scott found the going tough in the Finn Medal Race as he came through in eighth. Fortunately for the Brit he had a solid advantage heading into the final day and picked up gold.

'The start was particularly good for me and the first beat,' said Scott. 'I managed to get Thomas [Le Breton] where I needed him down the wrong end of the line and got on top of him up the first beat and covered him all the way to put him in last.

'Then I had my first of two yellow flags down the first run which put me a bit on the back foot. I got back in contention down the final run to receive another one so it was a bit touch and go but Thomas ended up finishing just one place in front of me which was enough for the win which was great.'

Scott had been strong all week and from nine races secured four victories. Despite the win he wasn’t 100% happy with his final day, 'Massive frustration really, especially after having done what I thought was quite a good job early on in the race, to then make two very silly errors is pretty stupid. I was pretty frustrated towards the end but thankful that I had done enough to come away with the regatta win.'

Le Breton finished eight seconds ahead of Scott which was not enough for him to overthrow the Briton. Le Breton’s compatriot and London 2012 bronze medallist Jonathan Lobert ended up in third.

The Medal Race bullet went to Andrew Wills (GBR) who finished in fourth overall.

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - LE COQ (FRA, RS:X M)

Having fought hard for valuable points all week Pierre Le Coq (FRA) picked up a deserved victory in the Men’s RS:X.

Le Coq fended off a final assault from race winner Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) and was chuffed with his week, 'The Medal Race was really close and we were fighting a lot with all the other guys. The positions were really close right up until the last downwind so it was a really nice fight. I didn’t have a very good start but I used my speed and came back up so I kept my first place.'

Kokkalanis was devastatingly quick on the final downwind as he used every last ounce of strength he had left. Punching his sail to the sound of jubilant admirers he moved up from fifth to second and was thrilled with how things went on the final day, 'It was one of the most intense races I’ve had because yesterday I had two really bad races. I came into the Medal Race disappointed. On the downwind I had to give it all and I managed to catch planing so that pushed me into first place and into second overall.

'I’m really happy after yesterday’s bad day.'

Bronze went the way of France’s Louis Giard who finished the Medal Race in third. ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca acted as the French Men’s RS:X qualifier for the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014. The two spots available went to Le Coq and Louis Giard (FRA).

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - PICON (FRA, RS:X W)

Charline Picon (FRA) came into the Women’s RS:X Medal Race with an unassailable 42 point lead. With gold wrapped up the pressure was off the French sailor and she enjoyed the last race of the regatta, coming in third.

Picon was dominant and was visually delighted with her week following racing, 'I’m very happy with the whole competition because I was very consistent. My worst race was ninth. We had all conditions here with planing, no wind and pumping and I’m happy with my work in the winter.'

The fight for the remaining podium spots was on with any one of Lilian De Geus (NED), Blanca Manchon (ESP), Bryony Shaw (GBR) and Flavia Tartaglini (ITA) in with a shout of the medals.

De Geus was the leading sailor of the four going into the Medal Race and managed to hold on to second overall. The Dutch sailor said, 'It was a nice battle with Blanca and I managed to stay in second place so I am very happy.' Manchon narrowly finished behind De Geus with bronze going her way.

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - BESSON and RIOU (FRA, Nacra 17)

Billy Besson and Marie Riou went into the Nacra 17 Medal Race with an unassailable 22 point lead and the gold medal sewn up.

With the pressure off the French pair enjoyed the race and came through in second to round up an excellent week as Besson explained, 'Today the race was great. We had a lot of points between us and second. Our start was bad but we came back with good racing to finish second.'

On taking another Nacra 17 victory Besson added, 'We are very happy to win here because it was a selection for the Olympic test event in Rio. We needed to prove ourselves. Palma was a really good World Cup. I love this place and I’m really happy to win.'

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami gold medallists Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA) added a World Cup silver to their collection having finished in fifth.

The heat was on for the remaining podium spot. Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis (AUS) did exactly what they needed to do to take bronze and kept the chasing pack at bay. A fourth in the Medal Race meant that they got the job done to walk away with a medal.

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - BURTON (AUS, Laser Standard)

Tom Burton (AUS) led the Laser Medal Race from start to finish as he jumped up the leader board to emphatically claim gold.

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne winner ventured into the final day third overall and sailed the Medal Race with intent from the word go. Sailing out in front of the chasing pack with clean wind in his sail, the Australian made amends for losing gold on the final day of the 2013 edition.

Immediately after the race finish a delighted Burton said, 'My goal coming here was to win. Two years ago I came third and last year I came second and I wanted to keep stepping it up. I was really disappointed to not win here last year with the points I had and I’m really stoked to win it.

'It’s been a tough week and I haven’t been as consistent as I would have liked to have been but I had a good first day of finals to put me back in the game. All the points were pretty close. I wanted to have a good start. I had a really good first beat and all the guys were around me but it was a really close bunch in the end.'

Jean Baptiste Bernaz (FRA) finished the Medal Race in fourth and ended up just a single point behind Burton. Overnight leader Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) fell to third following a ninth.

Marit Bouwmeester winning overall Trofeo Princesa Sofia trophy
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The Netherlands’ Marit Bouwmeester had gold in the bag going into the Laser Radial Medal Race and sailed with ease on the final day. She is the overall winner of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía.

A second in the Medal Race wrapped up what was a consistent display of Radial racing in Mallorca. 'I’m very happy,' said Bouwmeester. 'I managed to do well in all sorts of wind conditions and it’s nice to get that confirmation.'

Evi Van Acker (BEL) engaged with Tuula Tenkanen (FIN) as she set her sights on overthrowing the Finnish sailor from silver medal spot.

It didn’t turn out so well for the Belgian as she finished last in the Medal Race and out of the medal spots. Tenkanen had plenty of points to play with and took a ninth. Great Britain’s Chloe Martin took full advantage and picked up her first World Cup medal.

Attention now turns to the final ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta of the 2013-2014 in Hyeres, France from 19-26 April 2014.

470 Men
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewNet PointsTotalPoints1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q 6F 7F 8F 9F 10F 11M 
1CRO 833Sime FANTELAIgor MARENIC618625567141314812
2SWE 34911Anton DAHLBERGFredrik BERGSTROM729722914257225812
3AUS 111Mathew BELCHERWill RYAN72112315UFD1592412210
4GRE 15Panagiotis MANTISPavlos KAGIALIS7811291518342920338
5ARG 72Lucas CALABRESEJuan de la FUENTE7898731920511866OCS
6NZL 26Snow-Hansen PAULDan WILLCOX86109991112266232074
7GBR 8634Luke PATIENCEElliot WILLIS92123656412723122316
8JPN 1233Tetsuya MATSUNAGAYugo YOSHIDA10614632021494DSQ1415916
9USA 171315Stu McNAYDave HUGHES1111351662410111082113214
10ESP 912Onan BARREIROS RODRIGUEZJuan CURBELO CABRERA113141713821228519101918
 470 Women
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewNet PointsTotalPoints1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q 6Q 7Q 8Q 9Q 10M 
1NZL 755Jo ALEHPolly POWRIE365391745423162
2FRA 93Camille LECOINTREHelene DEFRANCE3960152132582112
3GBR 11830Hannah MILLSSaskia CLARK65905252151111619DPI
4BRA 17710Fernanda OLIVEIRAAna Luiza BARBACHAN78126133845111010UFD14
5USA 17122Anne HAEGERBriana PROVANCHA84108610241461661736
6UKR 9317Anna KYSELOVAAnastasiya KRASKO97129181532309441610
7SLO 644Tina MRAKVeronika MACAROL98119421199111499158
8CHN 61931Shasha CHENHaiyan GAO1081418123313347131416
9NED 620Michelle BROEKHUIZENMarieke JONGENS11013312142022031382318
10BRA 1813Renata DECNOPIsabel SWAN1201682223DSQ2431253820
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewNet PointsTotalPoints7F 8F 9F 10F 11F 12F 13F 14F 15M 16M 17M 
1NZL 141Peter BURLINGBlair TUKE71100141151191618
2DEN 303Jonas WARRERPeter LANG94111315313239872
3GBR 45Dylan FLETCHERAlain SIGN107131113134941241105
4ESP 90029Diego BOTINPablo TURRADO1251488111886141411339
5GBR 987David EVANSEdward POWYS12615271449DNF10UFD7544
6AUT 8442Nico Luca Marc DELLE KARTHNikolaus Leopold RESCH12714723622188182610
7GBR 104John PINKStuart BITHELL137163995UFD420131087
8GER 128Erik HEILThomas PLOESSEL147167151811676615993
9SWE 1611Carl P SYLVANOtto HAMEL1511771187121116UFD6721
10FRA 62Julien D'ORTOLINoe DELPECH156186206278191313456
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewNet PointsTotalPoints6F 7F 8F 9F 10F 11F 12F 13F 14M 15M 16M 
1BRA 121Martine SOFFIATTI GRAELKahena KUNZE6080125257201537
2DEN 113Ida Marie BAAD NIELSENMarie THUSGAARD OLSEN678633111191236102
3GBR 224Charlotte DOBSONSophie AINSWORTH9110469135411113455
4NED 510Annemiek BEKKERINGAnnette DUETZ98118161012364320913
5ESP 2312Tamara ECHEGOYENBerta BETANZOS10613051582439221410
6GER 69Victoria JUCZOKAnika LORENZ110129121314476189274
7GER 1617Tina LUTZSusann BEUCKE110126273821257796
8FRA311Sarah STEYAERTJulie BOSSARD111137136181488135329
9DEN 1365Jena Mai HANSENKatja SALSKOV-IVERSEN115141101461619141068
10SWE 38136Lisa ERICSONHanna KLINGA126152225161311311RET881
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewClubNet PointsTotalPoints1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q 6F 7F 8F 9F 10M 
1GBR 4110Giles SCOTTWPNSA364353357111116
2FRA 2930Thomas le BRETONSR BREST4254216111282714
3FRA 1126Jonathan LOBERTSNO Nantes50633101913393210
4GBR 852Andrew MILLSQueen Mary628014313171118652
5POL 1713Piotr KULAGKZ GDANSK678311154211668164
6SLO 57397Vasilij ZBOGARJ.k.burja689157510414423136
7FIN 21844Tapio NIRKKOEPS699414219221255312
8GBR 1123Edward WRIGHTParkstone YC741218UFD835452948
9CRO 52421Ivan KLJAKOVIC GASPICJK Labud7512281UFD1881548OCS
10EST 28Deniss KARPAKKarpak Sailing Team831096422125262010OC
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewClubNet PointsTotalPoints6F 7F 8F 9F 10F 11F 12M 
1AUS 1990122Tom BURTONMHYC7592623128142
2FRA 20380012Jean-Baptiste BERNAZCNSM76888578748
3CRO 2047311Tonci STIPANOVICmornar8513471415103218
4NED 20456618Nicholas HEINERWatersportverbond971484961451720
5NZL 2037768Andy MALONEYMBSC98137131125103912
6AUS 2037706Matthew WEARNFSC / RPYC9912921619930126
7CYP 2051244Pavlos KONTIDESLimassol NC1001271271611116
8AUS 1990147Ashley BRUNNINGMHYC101137171218163634
9BRA 17662216Robert SCHEIDTCBVELA1171783424BFD391310
10NZL 196871151Sam MEECHTYPBC1361732082813193714
 Laser Radial
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewClubNet PointsTotalPoints5F 6F 7F 8F 9F 10F 11M 
1NED 2042769Marit BOUWMEESTERWatersportverbond26333272274
2FIN 20267010Tuula TENKANENEsbo segelförening66798410551318
3GBR 2011248Chloe MARTINLymington769314134121758
4BEL 20297028Evi van ACKERRBSC821081161261520
5DEN 2014077Anne-Marie RINDOMHorsens sejlklub86115935629172
6CRO 19905516Tina MIHELIAEJK Labud99124111715315612
7FRA 2053216Marie BOLOUCN lorient1011241223918201214
8TUR 20261112Nazli Cagla DONERTASfenerbahce sailing club103149131081424DNC6
9FRA 2021245Amelie RIOUEv Locquirec103136672493310
10DEN 20475013Sarah Gunni TOFTEDALKDY108141461210112916
 Nacra 17
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewNet PointsTotalPoints6F 7F 8F 9F 10F 11F 12F 13M 
1FRA 111Billy BESSONMarie RIOU3869121331174
2ITA 2004Vittorio BISSAROSilvia SICOURI668441812122310
3AUS 06420Darren BUNDOCKNina CURTIS811019344201128
4AUT 0352Thomas ZAJACTanja FRANK8711114432332414
5ESP 20410Iker MARTINEZTara PACHECO891271575DNC9596
6GBR 0601Ben SAXTONHannah DIAMOND94115111922166416
7GBR 0567Lucy MACGREGORAndrew WALSH951263161022412182
8FRA 07731Franck CAMMASSophie de TURCKHEIM9713588UFD817811OCS
9AUS 15814Euan McNICOLLucidna WHITTY110139291476161416512
10NED 2135Renee GROENEVELDSteven KROL1281482920910186OCS
 RS:X Men
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewClubCatNet PointsTotalPoints6F 7F 8F 9F 10F 11F 12M 
1FRA 7770Pierre le COQCMVSB-Côtes D'armor 53821227532910
2GRE 84Byron KOKKALANISNOTK 5682345426242
3FRA 1559Louis GIARDYacht Club de CarnacYouth56885126101326
4GER 323Toni WILHELMWürttembergischer Yacht-Club 62889331112616
5FRA669Julien BONTEMPSASPTT Nantes 651022OCS1721418
6GBR 111Nick DEMPSEYWPNSA 72964522481314
7BRA11Ricardo SANTOSCBVELA 8312077423DNC114
9ISR 216Nimrod MASHIAHmikhmoret 9313019DNC1372312
10FRA-314Thomas GOYARDA.CalédonienneP.V. 96133618124DNF20
11HKG 23Ho Tsun LEUNGWAHK 10412420181691518 
 RS:X Women
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewClubCatNet PointsTotalPoints7Q 8Q 9Q 10Q 11Q 12Q 13M 
1FRA47Charline PICONCN La tremblade 39481274126
2NED 17112Lilian de GEUSWatersportverbond 8314067369128
3ESP 15Blanca MANCHONc.n sevilla 871115415124310
4GBR 941Bryony SHAWWPNSA 92114101357221412
6ITA 462Flavia TARTAGLINIS.V.G.d.F 961109891013514
7GER 717Moana DELLESKBUe 11113019363161616
8FRA2210Eugenie RICARDYCMC 11413611182514112
9ESP 529Marina ALABAU NEIRAC N Sevila 114.6171.646RDG27418
10HKG 53Hei Man CHANWAHK 13415925231114720
 Sail Nr.Bow Nr.CrewClubCatNet PointsTotalPoints
1GBR 1006Helena LUCASRSYC 1324211133
2GBR984Megan PASCOEWEMOUTH SC 162012222
3NOR 17Bjornar ERIKSTADTonsberg Seilforening 172134111
4AUT 11Sven REIGERBYC 3243434116
5GBR 32Will STREETPevensey Bay Sailing Club 435067755
6ESP 50910Rafa ANDARIASC.N. Jávea 5370OCS10348
7ESP 21513Manuel SANCHEZ CAMUSlos serra?illos 6275751067
8RUS 418Nikolay ULYASHEVVFPS 6882861489
9ESP 299Francisco Javier PI EIRO ASPERACLUB. DEP. VELA ESCOTA 71885OCS9124
10ESP 1614Borja MELGAREJO MARCMT Punta Umbria 789210881314
11GBR 685Carol DUGDALENorfolk Broads Yacht Club 8410112DNF61013
12ESP 1515Arturo MONTES VORCYRealClub Maritimo y Tenis de Punta Umbria 88105DNFDNC51512
13ESP 78Antonio MAESTRE HERNANDEZcar infanta cristina 891069OCS13910
14GBR 1133John BROOKERFrensham Pond SCYouth99114119151411
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