Sunday was the last day of competition at the Seiko 49er World Championships in Marseilles, France.
In both the men’s 49er and women’s 49erFX the day started with a petit final which was made up of the sailors who were in 10th – 20th position in the Gold Fleet and the winner competed in the three final races with the top 10 afterwards. Providence Team IRL’s Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern finished in 16th in the petit final which left them in 14th position overall in the regatta.
Commenting on the team’s performance, James O’Callaghan, ISA Performance Director stated “A solid performance for Providence Team IRL at the world championships in Marseilles. Just outside their target of top 10, but nonetheless an encouraging start to their Rio 2016 cycle”.
It was a good event for Team NZL who won the event with Burking & Tuke and their teammates Hansen & Porebski finished in 2nd place. Australia’s Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, London 2012 Gold medalists finished in 5th place.
In the 53 boat women’s FX fleet, Ireland’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey who have only been sailing together for two months had a good regatta for their first event finishing 36th. The highlight of the event for the team was a race win in the silver fleet on the penultimate day.
Meanwhile in China, European Champion Annalise Murphy is preparing for the Women’s Laser Radial World Championships which start in Rizhao City on Tuesday 01 October and finishes on Monday 07 October.