Aug 8, 2014

Rio Test Event 2014: Besson-Riou 1st..Again.


Images Billy Besson FB,  Alex Ferro - Rio 2016 & ISAF. Yet another win for the Billy & marie, not much to add, I just hope they can repeat in 2016. 
Bundy and Nina with a good second after several 3rds. The French team secured the title with a 3rd in the medal race and the Australians ended 6th. The Aussies will have some pressure with Waterhouse & Darmanin for the Aussie spot. Besson-Riou will breath thin air too with Cammas fighting the french one.

The Medal race was won by the Arg-Sui sailor Matias Buhler & Nathalie Brugger. Matias stop racing for Argentina on the lack of support. 

The British team was the only to put 2 boats in the top ten , 3r & 5th overall.
Next big event Santander Worlds in September that will define 10 slots for Rio 2016.


In the 49er 3 A-Class & Americas Cup sailors were present in the podium with NZ Blair-Tuke first and Outteridge-Jensen in 2nd.
ISAF report at sailing.org/news/38352.php

- 49er Full Results at aquecerio.com/resultados/49er.htm
- Nacra 17 Full Results at aquecerio.com/resultados/nacra.htm

1 FRA1 Billy Besson Marie Riou 8.0 3.0 1.0 (12.5) 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 37.5 25.0
2 AUS64 Darren Bundock Nina Curtis 1.0 1.0 7.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 (15.0) 8.0 12.0 51.0 36.0
3 GBR076 Pippa Wilson John Gimson (9.0) 7.0 5.0 4.0 7.0 5.0 7.0 3.0 4.0 51.0 42.0
4 NED244 Mandy Mulder Coen de Koning 4.0 6.0 (10.0) 5.0 4.0 6.0 4.0 7.0 8.0 54.0 44.0
5 GBR181 Ben Saxton Hannah Diamond (6.0) 4.0 4.0 6.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 20.0 50.0 44.0
6 NZL222 Gemma Jones Jason Saunders 3.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 5.0 (7.0) 5.0 5.0 16.0 54.0 47.0
7 AUT240 Thomas Zajac Tamja Frank 2.0 9.0 (13.0) 1.0 11.0 3.0 9.0 2.0 18.0 68.0 55.0
8 SUI220 Matias Bühler Nathalie Brugger 13.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 (17.0) 11.0 11.0 6.0 2.0 83.0 66.0
9 AUS53 Euan McNicol Lucinda Whitty 7.0 2.0 9.0 17.5 6.0 (18.0) 3.0 12.0 10.0 84.5 66.5
10 FRA077 Franck Cammas Sophie de Turckheim 5.0 11.0 2.0 10.0 10.0 (12.0) 10.0 11.0 14.0 85.0 73.0

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