Another set of good results for Team GBR in the latest International Olympic Classes Regatta at Kiel, Germany, where the team achieved four podium places in eight out of eleven disciplines they competed in
Another set of good results for Team GBR in the latest International Olympic Classes Regatta in Kiel, Germany. The Team achieved four podium places in eight out of eleven disciplines they competed in.
In the Tornado Class Rob Wilson and Will Howden were on course for a first place position. However they had an unfortunate last day with a dispute over a black flag call, which resulted in them slipping to 8th place. This was a disappointing blow to them, they have been sailing very well this season, and have already achieved a first place in the Dutch Nationals in May.
The GBR sailors showed their force in the 49er fleet with Paul Brotherton and Simon Hiscocks dominating first position throughout the Regatta. Ian Barker and Harvey Hillary also took a podium place finishing third with equal points to second position. Chris Draper and Mark Asquith were in the top ten with eighth place.
In the Mistral Classes windsurfing took another historic step with Nick Dempsey (1st) and Natasha Sturges (2nd) posting GBR’s best ever results on the Mistral Board at a grade 1 regatta. The Mistral WCP sailors which includes Dominic Tidey, who posted a personal best with an 8th place in Kiel, will be especially happy with there results as Kiel was there last chance to measure themselves before the Europeans and Worlds in August.
Paul Goodison suffered a disappointing last two days in the Laser Class slipping from the top three result, he held in the first half of the Regatta, to a final result of 12th place. Jim Taylor achieved a good result with 10th place.
In the 470 classes Graham Vials and Dan Newman finished in 9th place in the Mens Fleet,Coach Adam Bowers said “They were disappointed with the results, which is a good sign, as a year ago they would have been delighted with these results, showing they are aiming for the top!” In the Womens Fleet, Jose Gibson and Saskia Clark finished 12th and Christina Bassadone and Jenny Healey 16th.