Golden day for Australian sailors

Australia’s sailors have enjoyed a golden day on the water at the ISAF Sailing World Cup finishing on the top step of the podium in three classes.

Australia’s third gold medal of the event was won by Skud 18 crew Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch, who took the title by two points after being kept onshore by the rough conditions on Friday.

The win made it back-to-back ISAF Sailing World Cup round wins for the pair who were victorious in Miami back in January.

“We put in a good performance two days ago to get on top knowing that this was coming.” said Fitzgibbon.  “We knew that we had to be on top on the race course two days ago as the weather was coming in and we were able to execute our plans and come away with the win.”

Krystal Weir was seventh overall in the Laser Radial class, finishing ninth in the final medal race. Weir enjoyed the strong conditions in Hyeres as she builds towards next month’s Laser Radial World Championships in Germany.

From Hyeres the Australian Sailing Team will split up, with crews spreading out around Europe for a number of class World Championships before coming together again at the World Cup in Weymouth in early June for the final hit out on the Olympic course before London 2012.