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470 GOLD TO USA AND GREAT BRITAIN AT ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP

14 Jun 2015

ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland wrapped up on Sunday with ten Medal Races deciding the podium finishers, Abu Dhabi World Cup Final qualifiers and prize money recipients.

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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland
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Men's 470
Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (USA) sealed gold in style in the Men's 470. They took a comfortable Medal Race victory to finish 21 points ahead of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS).

"It feels awesome and it is a good return for both of us and a great way to close it out," commented Hughes.

McNay added, "We have been knocking on the door for a while and it is great when hard work pays off. We have been sailing a lot and working with each other a lot in this and other classes and it feels good to close out this regatta."

The Americans have been consistently at the top of the pack throughout the week with only a 17th looking out of place from eight top five results.
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) finished eighth in the Medal Race to take silver whilst Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) advanced to third overall after Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) finished tenth in the Medal Race.

Women's 470
The last time Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR) and Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) did battle in a Women's 470 Medal Race in Weymouth and Portland it was for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Aleh and Powrie came out victorious then but the roles were reversed at the ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta. Mills and Clark stayed ahead of the Kiwis throughout the duration of the race and with their fourth, compared to the Kiwis fifth, they sealed the deal.

"I think we still feel gutted after the [Olympic] Games that we basically lost control of that race and it was a bit passive and there was no race," commented Clark.

"We were definitely up for a fight today and having a good race and a good battle. We were strict on ourselves about what we wanted to do and we managed to pull it off."

Aleh and Powrie were forced to make do with silver whilst bronze went the way of Tina Mrak and Veronika Macarol (SLO) following a second in the Medal Race.

Video

Medal Races will be live from ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland on Sunday 14 June from 11:00 local time.
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HOW TO FOLLOW

Live TRACKING
Tracking is available in 2D and 3D so you can follow the action almost as if you were there. Click here to find the tracking links - www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

Live COMPETITION STATUS
Get the low down on the status of all the races. See who's racing, see what course they're sailing and find out the weather info static.sportresult.com/federations/isaf/CompStatusScreen/index.html

Live RADIO
A live radio broadcast will cover the racing throughout the day. Click here to tune in www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/live-radio.php

Live BLOG
Join in and have a chat with James Boyd on the Live Blog. Get the low down on and off the water as the day progresses. Click here to engage www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/live-blog.php

Live RESULTS
Want to know how your favourite sailor is getting on? Check out the results as they come in off the water here www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

Live MOBILE INFORMATION
On the go? In a rush? Not got time to follow the racing? Fear not as you can follow what's going on straight from the results system on your mobile. Click here to view the mobile mark roundings.

There's an App for that...
Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7" or greater screens.
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Get Social
ISAF Sailing World Cup Facebook
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The @ISAFupdates and @SailingWC_GBR Twitter account will be following the action throughout the week. Get involved by using the #SailingWorldCup and #SWC2015 hashtags.

Each course also has its own designated twitter page.
Each class has been allocated a em_tag to follow action from each race
@SWC_GBR_A #SWCrsx #SWCrsxW #SWCkite
@SWC_GBR_B #SWCskud #SWCsonar #SWC2_4m
@SWC_GBR_C #SWC49er #SWC49erFX
@SWC_GBR_D #SWC470 #SWC470W
@SWC_GBR_E #SWClaser #SWClaserRad
@SWC_GBR_F #SWCfinn #SWCnacra17

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Source: ISAF

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