Jun 14, 2015

Nacra 17s @Weymouth 2015: Aussie Charge towards Rio







All Images Sailing Energy / Jesús Renedo for the Australian Sailing Team
Two Australian generations  performing at UK,  Young Guns Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin won the Weymouth  ISAF WCup,  Olympic medalists Darren Bundock & Nina Curtis finished in 3rd place. Between them the Swiss team Buhler-Brugger.
Italians Bissaro-Sicouri won the Medal Race, re gaining presence in the top spots.


Bundock-Curtis were second in the MR putting high pressure over Jason & Lisa , who had a bad start in the final race held in 5knots, but manage to recover for a 3rd overall behind their teammates.

The only drawback on the great display from the Aussies, is that one team will be out, nevertheless their internal competition is clearly elevating both teams level, benefiting the Australian flag in the end, which is the most important thing in an Olympic competition.

Thus having several teams from one country aiming for Rio as we are seeing specially with GBR, FRA, ITA, DEN and others is best possible scenario looking forward to 2016. 
British team also placed to boats in the top ten, and another good performance to note is ARU  finishing in 10th place. Beeson & Riou were not present at Weymouth.
Read again how Jason & Lisa started sailing together Hobie 16 in this interview with Waterhouse published past October.

The Australian qualy as we've been pointing out  for a while, will be one to watch, it will become a 'Match' to remember. 

Top 10 below. Full results at sailing.org/worldcup/regattas/weymouthandportland_2015

Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total Net
1 AUS AUS 3 Jason Waterhouse 4 2 ## 7 1 5 6 3 7 6 6 67.00 47.00
Lisa Darmanin
2 SUI SUI 220 Matías Bühler Matías 2 ## 3 2 11 3 8 8 9 2 8 76.00 56.00
Nathalie Brugger
3 AUS AUS 242 Darren Bundock 10 5 -11 1 8 6 11 5 4 3 4 68.00 57.00
Nina Curtis
4 ITA ITA 262 Vittorio Bissaro ## 13 5 3 9 11 1 10 6 1 2 93.00 61.00
Silvia Sicouri RET
5 GBR GBR 201 John Gimson 12 4 6 ## 5 4 2 16 1 5 10 87.00 65.00
Hannah Diamond
6 FRA FRA 208 Franck Cammas 6 6 12 6 12 8 3 1 -14 7 14 89.00 75.00
Sophie de Turckheim
7 AUT AUT 277 Thomas Zajac 14 3 1 12 6 1 -16 4 3 9 22 91.00 75.00
Tanja Chiara Frank OCS
8 GBR GBR 060 Ben Saxton 3 14 15 8 -17 10 4 2 2 13 12 100.00 83.00
Nicola Groves
9 DEN DEN 282 Lin Ea Cenholt Christiansen ## 8 17 10 7 2 13 7 8 19 16 139.00 107.00
Christian Peter Lübeck DSQ
10 ARU ARU 212 Nicole van der Velden 11 17 9 5 ## 16 5 14 18 4 22 144.00 121.00
Thijs Visser OCS

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