Hyères threw out its toughest challenge for the final day of racing at the Sailing World Cup with a truly up and down day of the purest form.
At the Sailing World Cup Hyères a duck was broken as Australia's Matthew Bugg got his maiden international event win in the 2.4 Norlin OD. In the Sonar class, Norway took the gold away from an up and down regatta for the team on the French Riviera.
It's game over in the 49er at Sailing World Cup Hyères with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) taking their 26th consecutive victory ahead of Sunday's televised Medal Races.
Sailing World Cup Hyères served up a light dose of wind for the third day of racing but big breeze is expected to follow on Saturday.
From the French Mistral to a breeze that resembled Rio de Janeiro, Hyères turned things around for the second day of racing at the Sailing World Cup.
To compete at Rio 2016, all the elements are essential but to win, you must concentrate on one, gold. It’s just 100 days exactly until the start of Rio 2016 but before the sailors get there, they have to fight the elements that will be thrown at them at Sailing World Cup Hyères.
Hyères, France will welcome 574 sailors from 47 nations from Wednesday 27 April through to 1 May for the 2016 edition of Sailing World Cup Hyères.
In the words of French Olympic medallist Jonathan Lobert, "you never know what will happen in Hyères.” Never has a saying been more relevant to the 2016 edition of Sailing World Cup Hyères with a mixed forecast and an aroma of unpredictability in the air for the Olympic and Paralympic classes as the clock ticks down to Rio 2016.
During the week, many concerts and animations are scheduled on the Port of Hyeres and open for the public.
Paralympic and World Champions will be in the 2.4 Norlin OD and Sonar fleets at Sailing World Cup Hyères as the countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games intensifies.
The road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is shortening and sailors' opportunities to test themselves against world class opposition is narrowing with only two Sailing World Cup regattas remaining before the summer showcase.
The website of the Sailing World Cup published this week the entry list for Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, and we are very happy to welcome the best sailors of the world !