Hyères, France signed off round three of the 2018 World Cup Series in style with consistent wind conditions allowing the final five Olympic disciplines to conclude their competition. Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström (SWE) wrapped up gold in the Laser Radial and Men’s 470 ahead of their Medal Races. However, it was still wide open in the remaining fleets as a great day of competition played out in a consistent 11-14 knot breeze.
Eight gold medals were decided on the penultimate day of racing at the third round of Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France. Six Medal Races produced six final podiums with the other two gold medals being claimed by Marit Bouwmeester (NED) in the Laser Radial and Sweden’s Men’s 470 sailors Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström with a day to spare.
The South of France delivered a sensational day of sunshine and some stable breeze, living up to its name as a famous sailing location on the fourth day of competition at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France. After three days of light and testing winds under grey and foggy skies, the sun shone proudly on day four, enabling the competitors to start on schedule.
The third day of competition at round three of Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France provided further challenges for the competitors as light winds continued to dominate. The 647 sailors from 46 nations racing across the ten Olympic disciplines and one Para World Sailing event contested a variable 5-7knot breeze on day three which enabled the light wind specialists to move to the front of their fleets.
The wind conditions on day four of the Sailing's 2018 World Cup Series in Hyères, France, are looking promising for the 647 sailors from 46 nations.
The third round of the series has seen light winds throughout the competition which has proven to be a challenge for all the sailors. However, today is looking much better as Hyères is expecting a moderate breeze of 7-10 knots coming from the east south-east. This will increase to 10-12 knots towards the afternoon with the wind direction traveling south-west. It's a cloudy start to the morning but gradually clearing to clearer skies with a few scattered clouds.
Today will be another long day on the water for the 647 sailors, from 46 nations, competing in Hyères, France, for Round 3 of the 2018 World Cup Series.
At 20:35 local time the last of the 647 sailors from 46 nations competing at the third round of Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France got back to the dock, marking the end of a long and challenging day.
It will be a slow start to day two for the 647 sailors, from 46 nations, competing in the third round of the 2018 World Cup Series in Hyères, France.
The opening scene at the third round of Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France saw the 647 sailors from 46 nations remain cautious as they laid down markers to build on for a full week of competition.
The third and final Round of Sailing's World Cup Series will touch down in Hyères, France next week, offering sailors' the final opportunity to qualify for the World Cup Final.
Over 650 sailors representing 46 nations will be competing in Round 3 of the 2018 World Cup Series in Hyères, France, from 22 - 29 April.
Hyères will be flooded with Olympic, Paralympic, World and Continental Champions, all battling for the top spots of the one Para World Sailing and ten Olympic events, in preparation for the upcoming Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark this summer.
Para World Sailing competition will make its World Cup Series return at the next stop on the global sailing competition in Hyères, France.