Seven medals were confirmed yesterday (Saturday) at Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyères, France.
In the first of two live Medal Race days, France's southern coast was blessed with glorious sunshine. Coupled with an 11-13 knot breeze from the west, the day was virtually perfect.
A perfect day finishing off a perfect week for Nico Parlier (FRA) feels. The Frenchman has won all but one race in the Formula Foiling Kiteboarding, including the final three Medal Races.
Despite the dominance, Parlier still felt it was closer than the results suggest, "It's been tough with really close racing. I've been really dialled in with my equipment though and had the wind I like so I am really happy with everything.”
Parlier's compatriot, training partner and friend, Axel Mazella (FRA), has always been one step behind, but still secured the silver with room to spare ahead of Monaco's Maxime Nocher.
TOP 5 after 12 qualifying, 6 final series races (3 discard), and 3 medal series races
1. Nicolas Parlier (FRA, Ozone) - 17 pts
2. Axel Mazella (FRA, F-One) - 23 pts
3. Maxime Nocher (MON, Enata) - 45 pts
4. Toni Vodisek (SLO, Ozone) - 53 pts
5. Titouan Galea (FRA, F-One) - 61 pts
Review the medal races on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Tm-yn7rPKrA?t=12289
Formula Kite Medal race highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-vgB5BjaSg
Full results: http://manage2sail.com/en-US/Home/DownloadReport/event/0adf7bcd-01d0-4214-a295-bb0b9136999e/report/39032f4a-c600-4032-8c69-1a653721a51c
Tracking and results: https://swc2017-hyeres.sapsailing.com/gwt/Home.html?#/regatta/overview/:eventId=8962f211-6e79-422a-85c5-397aaff8d050®attaId=SWC%202017%20Hyeres%20-%20Formula%20Kite
IMAGE GALLERY: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p3vg02vai5bgnj3/AADuEEmbzww9NxQb4fimYOcza?dl=0