3rd in 470 at World Cup
Published 22:07 on 30 Apr 2018
Club member Paul Snow-Hansen & Dan Willcox (MBSC) win BRONZE at the 2018 World Cup Series in Hyeres France competing in the Men's 470. A conservative approach to the final medal race to ensure their bronze medal position. Well deserved. Congratulations.
They are coached by Wakatere Sunburst sailor Andrew Brown who travelled to France with them.
Final YNZ report: Snow-Hansen and Willcox started the day with a chance of claiming silver but the Australian pair of Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan sailed away with the medal race to finish second overall behind Sweden's Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström who had already sewn up gold before the final race.
"We were hoping to get off the start line cleanly and win the medal race but pretty soon into the race the Aussies were in control so we just managed the fleet and sailed a conservative race to make sure we got bronze," Snow-Hansen said.
"We were looking at Hyeres as our second peak event for the season and getting the correct weight, putting on our best gear and we actually had a new boat here so it panned out pretty nicely for us.
"We sailed a pretty clean regatta. We had one OCS [start line disqualification] which was the only setback. In the World Cup standings, which include Gamagori, Miami and Hyeres, we are probably out in front which is pretty cool."
Full YNZ report: https://bit.ly/2HBOoxW
Images thanks to Sailing Energy
Last updated 20:12 on 20 May 2018