Please select your home edition
Edition
Gul 2018 SUP 728x90

Australian Sailing Team at World Cup Series Hyères Day 5: Burton fights back to secure bronze

by David Sygall 29 Apr 06:23 BST 22-29 April 2018
Laser sailor Tom Burton - 2018 World Cup Series Hyères - Day 5 © Richard Langdon / Sailing Energy

Laser sailor Tom Burton has guaranteed Australia a bronze medal, but 49er crew David Gilmour and Joel Turner will leave Hyeres with a valuable lesson after an error in the decisive race left them in fourth place overall at the World Cup Series Regatta in the south of France.

Gilmour and Turner were on track for a podium finish - possibly gold - after a solid week of racing but received an OCS, or On Course Side, for an illegal start in the Medal race, which put them out of the running.

There was better news for Burton, who grabbed a 13 and a win to ensure third place on the penultimate day. Burton, the Rio gold medallist, battled back from a slow start to the regatta to score three bullets in 10 races to be 21 points clear of the chasing pack.

In the 470, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan scored a 15 and 1, which was not enough to prevent Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom of Sweden from claiming the gold medal before Medal Racing tonight (AEST).

The Australians, who won this title last year, are in second place, three net points ahead of New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox.

Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot competed in their first World Cup Medal Race last night, scoring a 16, which put them in 10th place overall in the 39-boat 49erFX fleet.

No racing was possible in the Finn before tonight's Medal Race, with Jake Lilley in fifth place.

Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries ended their regatta with an encouraging 6 to finish 23rd in the 470W, while Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, the Rio Nacra 17 silver medallists, completed their campaign with a 10 in the Medal Race.

Medal Races will be streamed live on World Sailing's YouTube channel.

Aussies in action:

Laser:

Tom Burton - 3, 26, (41), 15,1, 1, 12, 31, 13, 1 – 3rd
Matt Wearn - 15, 25, 10, (49), 18, 39, 7, 1, 15, 6 – 9th
Finn Alexander - 20, 45, 4, 20, 16, 35, 13, (56), 29, 2 – 13th
Luke Elliott - 33, 29, 55, 50, 34, 3, 41, 36, 27, (BFD) – 39th
Mitch Kennedy – (DNF), 6, 35, 63, 63, 12, 3, 11, 48, DSQ – 40th
Dan Self - 58, 44, 60, 56, 23, 33, (65), 52, 50, 52 - 59th

Laser radial:

Paige Caldecoat - 33, 60, 30, (62), 43, 49, 54, 58, 48, 41 – 59th

49er:

David Gilmour/Joel Turner - 2, 2, (27), 1, 13, 2, 20, BFD – 4th
Lachy Gilmour/Ryan Donaldson - 13, 24, (26), 26, 20, 26, 16 - 27th
Kurt Hansen/Harry Morton - (36), 31, 23, 30, 12, 25, 29 - 35th

49erFX:

Natasha Bryant/Annie Wilmot - 7, 18, 20, 1, 11, 11, (22), 17, 2, 9, 19, 16 - 10th
Amelia Stabback/Ella Clark - 2, 8, 17, 10, 20, 10, 25, 22, 12, (32), 25 – 14th

470W:

Nia Jerwood/Monique de Vries - 12, (30), 20, 28, 23, 20, 7, 25, 6 – 23rd

470:

Mat Belcher/Will Ryan – 8, 5, 6, 10, (24), 1, 1, 15, 1 – 2nd
Chris Charlwood/Josh Dawson - 17, 23, 15, (35), 20, 25, 28, 31, 33 – 31st

Finn:

Jake Lilley - 3, 7, 3, 19, (20), 8, 2, 13 - 5th
Oliver Tweddell – 35, 24, 8, 23, 26, 16, 36, (37) - 28th
Jock Calvert - 12, 17, 28, 37, 36, (39), 31, 32 – 32nd
Lewis Brake - 22, 38, 33, 32, (UFD), 34, 28, 34 – 36th

Nacra 17:

Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin – 16, (BFD), 12, 13, 2, 14, 21, 4, UFD, 2, 4, 10 – 10th

Related Articles

Olympic Test Event outcomes put Aussies on track
Encouraging results for the team in Enoshima, Japan The Australian Sailing Team has left the first official Olympic Test Event at Enoshima in Japan with encouraging results, headed by a gold medal in the Nacra 17 class and silver medals in the 470M and Laser. Posted on 17 Sep
Gold at Olympic Test Event for silver medallists
Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin reaffirmed their commitmentat in Enoshima, Japan Nacra 17 duo Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin have reaffirmed their commitment to "working their little hearts out" in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after claiming a stirring gold medal at the Olympic Test Event at Enoshima in Japan. Posted on 16 Sep
Bumpy ride expected at Tokyo 2020 Test Event
Australia's top sailors will get a valuable taste of the Olympic venue Nineteen of Australia's top performance sailors will get a valuable taste of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venue when racing starts at the first official Olympic Test Event on Tuesday. Posted on 10 Sep
Rio Champion Tom Burton set for Olympic Test Event
First official Tokyo 2020 Test Event starts on September 9th Reigning Olympic gold medallist Tom Burton will enter the first official Tokyo 2020 Test Event next month drawing inspiration from a twist of fate he experienced as a youth sailor almost exactly a decade ago. Posted on 28 Aug
National Discover Sailing Day 2018
Enjoy a free sailing experience Sailing Clubs across Australia are inviting the community to enjoy a free sailing experience to celebrate National Discover Sailing Day 2018. Posted on 27 Aug
Australian squad for Olympic Test Event announced
The strong squad of 19 features rising stars Australia's squad for the first official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event next month will be headlined by six of the seven sailors who won medals at the 2016 Rio Games, Australian Sailing announced today. Posted on 16 Aug
Australian team at Sailing Worlds Aarhus overall
Finale a fizzler but Nacra future in good hands Australia's Nacra 17 program has confirmed its vast potential for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite a frustrating end for all crews and spectators at the 2018 World Championships in Denmark. Posted on 13 Aug
Australian team at Sailing Worlds Aarhus day 9
Matt Wearn adds silver medal to stellar year Australian Sailing Team Laser racer Matt Wearn has won the World Championship silver medal after a nail-biting medal race in which the West Australian came desperately close to claiming gold at Aarhus in Denmark. Posted on 11 Aug
2018 Australian Sailing Awards - Nominations open
Recognising the achievements of members of the sailing and boating community The 2018 Australian Sailing Awards will recognise the achievements of members of the sailing and boating community over the past 12 months, as well as acknowledge those who have contributed to our sport for many years. Posted on 10 Aug
Australian team at Sailing Worlds Aarhus day 8
Olympic qualification lifts spirits after late stumbles Australian crews at opposite ends of experience spectrum have secured qualification places for the Tokyo Olympics, despite moderate fortunes on the final day of racing in their respective classes at the World Championships in Denmark. Posted on 10 Aug