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Aug 25 2010

Marinepool Teams dominate 49er Class

Austrians Nico Delle Karth and Niko Resch won the overal ISAF Sailing World Cup. A 10th finish in the final Weymouth World Cup was enough to secure the spot in the limelight, second came another Marinepool Racing Team French Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis.

More than 2,500 sailors from 72 nations sailed in Olympic or Paralympic classes during the seven stages of the 2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup.

In the highly competitive 49er class Delle Karth/Resch managed to hold their rivals at a distance. Two second (Miami, Hyéres), two thirds (Kiel, Medemblik) and one fourth (Palma) were enough to finish the season in first place. Although they could not win a single race the Austrians are rightly proud of their achievement: "In 2009 we won our first Wold Cup Race in Miami, but the feeling to have won the overall World Cup is obviously much greater. For the first time in years we have had a season free of injuries and we are very satisfied with the consistency we showed over the season. Here, off Weymouth, we were a bit out of breath it seems, we tested the venue and take a lot of impressions home", says Resch who talks about a positive foretaste regarding the 2012 Olympic Games. "The venue can by no means be compared to 2008, it is by far more complex and there will definitely be no random winner". Until the mid of September the Austrians will take a break and then return to Weymouth for a training session.

Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis, 2nd in the 2010 49er European Championship finished also 2nd in the hard-fought World Cup series. They too sailed a very consistent season and contrary to the Austrians, won a World Cup race in the beginning of 2010 in Miami. Their season highlight surely was the silver medal they won at the 49er European Championship.

This medal also made the difference in the ISAF World Rankings where the French Team had the better end and finished the 2010 season in first place followed by Delle Karth/Resch and the Italian Sibello brothers.

 

ISAF Sailing Weltcup, 49er, Endergebnis

1. Nico Delle Karth/Niko Resch, AUT, 90

2. Manu Dyen/Stephane Christidis, FRA, 79

3. Allan Norregaard/Peter Lang DEN, 78

 

ISAF Sailing World Cup Ranking 2010

ISAF World World Rankings, 49er, Aug 25. 2010

Delle Karth/Resch (AUT), © friedbits.com

Dyen/Christidis (FRA)