Some of the day’s highlights on the Stadium course included Tom Burton’s trifecta of gold medal Laser wins at this World Cup event, the Australian identical twins out-sailing the Portuguese brothers in the 470s and the final epic Finn grudge match between Great Britain’s Ed Wright and Oli Tweddell that went the Brit’s way.
Racing began in cool and gusty southerly 15-20 knot winds on Port Phillip Bay and similar to yesterday’s first round of Medal Races dialed back to light and patchy by the time the top ten Laser Medal Race contenders took their starting positions.
Check out some highlights of the day below:
Fan Cranks Up For Finn, Nacra 17 and 470s Medal Races
The wind picked up for the Finn, Nacra 17 and 470 Medal Racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne as the World Cup honours and ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi spots were decided.
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Hitting The Right Note In The Laser and Laser Radial
Tom Burton (AUS) and Alison Young (GBR) hit the right note in the Laser and Laser Radial at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne as they took out the top honours and qualification spots to the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final.
URL – http://youtu.be/I9HZNeDraHI
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How does Sailing World Cup Final qualification work?
Event winners from each ISAF Sailing World Cup (SWC) Regatta will qualify to the 2015 SWC Final whilst the best placed ‘home continent’ sailor in each round will also qualify. The top three finishers at the 2015 Class World Championships (if already held) will qualify to the 2015 SWC Final. The remaining SWC Final places will be awarded via the ISAF World Sailing Rankings.
Up to twenty 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final spots are available in Melbourne, the first stop of the 2015 series.
Rights free news feeds containing interviews and b-roll of sailing action will be available from Wednesday 10 December through to Sunday 14 December on the ISAF FTP. A log Sheet will be attached.
In addition, fully-produced highlight packages will be available from 10-14 December. These will contain interviews, action and results, including event graphics.
For FTP login details, specific requests and native language interviews please contact ISAF TV using the following address – firstname.lastname@example.org
High resolution, free for editorial use images will be available to download here. To download low resolution images for web use, please use the password – SWCMelb2014. For the high resolution password please contact the ISAF Communications Department below.
Results are available here – www.sailing.org/worldcup/
The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking.
Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7″ or greater screens.
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ISAF Sailing World Cup
The ISAF Sailing World Cup is a world-class annual series for Olympic sailing. It is open to the sailing events chosen for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The ISAF Sailing World Cup brings together the major regattas on the Olympic sailing circuit. Over 2, 000 of the world’s leading sailors representing 75 nations competed in the sixth season of the World Cup, 2013-2014.
About The International Sailing Federation
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing.
ISAF is made up of 140 Member National Authorities (MNAs), who are its principal members%