From 7-14 December 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne brought together the world’s top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors. The regatta was the first stop of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, the seventh edition of the annual series for sailors who are campaigning for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne was the first qualification regatta for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final scheduled for 29 October to 1 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Melbourne gold medallists in each Olympic event did qualify for the World Cup Final.
Lithuania’s Juozas Bernotas came out on top in the Men’s RS:X whilst Russia’s Stefania Elfutina was triumphant in the Women’s RS:X. Both sailors claim the first Abu Dhabi ISAF Sailing World Cup Final spots whilst Jock Calvert (AUS) and Joanna Sterling (AUS) picked up the Oceanic spots for the Abu Dhabi.
Results RS:X Women
1. Stefania Elfutina (RUS) 18 pts.
2. Joanna Sterling (AUS) 36 pts.
3. Maria Aadland Mollestad (NOR) 38 pts.
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Results RS:X Men
1. Juozas Bernotas (LTU) 21 pts.
2. Dmitrii Polishcuk (RUS) 31 pts.
3. Alexander Askerov (RUS) 44 pts.
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How does Sailing World Cup Final Qualification work?
Event winners from each ISAF Sailing World Cup (SWC) Regatta will qualify to the 2015 SWC Final whilst the best placed ‘home continent’ sailor in each round will also qualify. The top three finishers at the 2015 Class World Championships (if already held) will qualify to the 2015 SWC Final. The remaining SWC Final places will be awarded via the ISAF World Sailing Rankings.