Hyères: tight RS:X fleet

Przemyslaw Miarczynski and Bryony Shaw have conquered the gold medals, at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères.


Miarczynski, from Poland, came back into the Men's RS:X with a bang and notched up double bullets to claim victory. Compatriot Piotr Myszka came through in silver medal position and Julien Bontemps concluded the podium.

"It was pretty hard and I've not trained a lot in the light conditions. I didn't expect to be so good in the light winds but preparing a lot in the winter time was helpful here", said Miarczynski.

Poland boasts a strong RS:X contingent personified by them taking the top two spots in Hyères and Miarczynski is reaping the rewards.

"This is very good because we train together and it's really helpful. We also have Pawel Tarnowski and he's also very good and we're three competing against each other so it's very nice.", he adds.

Charline Picon lost a substantial Women's RS:X lead, after she was OCS in the first Medal Race. This put Bryony Shaw and Blanca Manchon in the driving seat going into the second Medal Race making it winner takes all. 

"I'm really happy to be windsurfing. I had a good World Championship finished second and I want to keep the momentum going from that. That's why I'm happy to be here and doing all the World Cups", said Shaw said.

Shaw has been prevalent on the World Cup circuit with a fourth in Miami and a second in Palma, to move to World #3 and showed she is one of the best at the moment by taking the final race win in Hyères to seal gold.

Manchon finished third to take silver whilst a seventh for Picon meant she won bronze.