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.
Besson And Riou Set Nacra 17 Target In Mallorca
Billy Besson and Marie Riou went into the Nacra 17 Medal Race with an unassailable 22 point lead and the gold medal sewn up. 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. Bronze went to Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis (AUS).
Picon Dominates Women’s RS:X In Mallorca
Charline Picon (FRA) was dominant in the Women’s RS:X and had gold wrapped up with a day to spare. Lilian De Geus (NED) picked up a silver and Blanca Manchon (ESP) bronze.
Le Coq Fends Off Kokkalanis’ Charge In Men’s RS:X In Mallorca
Pierre Le Coq (FRA) fended off a final day charge from Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) to take gold in the Men’s RS:X. Kokkalanis took an emphatic race victory to take silver whilst Louis Giard (FRA) came through in third.
Britain’s Scott Stays Strong For Mallorca Finn Gold
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.
Burton Blitzes Laser Medal Race
Tom Burton (AUS) led the Laser Medal Race from start to finish as he jumped up the leader board to emphatically claim gold. 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.
Solid Gold For Marit Bouwmeester In Laser Radial
The Netherlands’ Marit Bouwmeester had gold in the bag going into the Laser Radial Medal Race and sailed with ease on the final day. Tuula Tenkanen (FIN) and Chloe Martin (GBR) concluded the podium.
Kiwis Aleh And Powrie Overthrow French Racers In Women’s 470
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. France’s Camille Lecointre and Hélène Defrance had held the lead in the Women’s 470 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).
Croatians Add Gold To Double Silvers In Mallorca
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. Silver went to Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE) whilst Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) took bronze.