Semaine Olympique de Hyères
Beautiful Ending To A Perfect Week At ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères
samedi 26 avril 2014 –
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Going in to the Men’s RS:X Medal Race the top three podium spots were occupied by Polish racers.
Whilst Piotr Myszka (POL) had gold all wrapped up and Pawel Tarnowski (POL) silver up his sleeve but the bronze medal was far from certain. Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) had the advantage but Dorian Van Rijsselberge (NED) was breathing down his neck.
Van Rijsselberge knew what he had to do and ahead of the Medal Race looked focused on the race course. He came out strong from the off and took the lead at the first mark. On the downwind he slipped to second but was strong on the upwind and took control and held the lead all the way through to the finish.
Miarczynski finished in fourth to go level on 83 points with the Dutchman. But as Van Rijsselberge took the victory bronze went his way.
Myszka sailed pressure free in the Medal Race and took a fifth. On the 16 race series Myszka commented, "It was a really nice week for me and I’ve really enjoyed it. I was probably the fastest guy in the fleet and I was improving every race. I was going faster and faster.
"It was really important for me to improve on my speed and technique this event and I’m really happy with that.
"Everything is working and going the right way. It’s the Polish in the top two positions this year, just like last year. Last year I was second and Przemyslaw, who is fourth here, finished first.
"But this year I’ve won and Pawel is second so it’s quite nice. We were expecting Przemylsaw to defend third position but he lost it in the Medal Race. It’s quite sad but it’s nice to have two Polish places on the podium.”
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