18-20 knots of breeze ensured the regatta concluded with thrills and spills aplenty.
Seven races unravelled on the live broadcast area, whilst a further three concluded nearby.
Across the ten Olympic disciplines, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères medals were awarded, a share of the €72,000 was distributed and ISAF Sailing World Cup Final spots were picked up.
Hyeres 2015 final results – Laser
An overnight protest significantly altered the Laser leaderboard.
The results before the protest saw Tonci Stipanovic CRO but a solid lead over Tom Burton AUS. However, during the final fleet race Stipanovic pushed Burton off of the proper course and gained a significant advantage as a result. Following the protest, Stipanovic was scored a non discardable 41st having infringed Tom Burton. The Australian received 21 points following a redress.
Burton came into the day leading on 45 points, followed by Nick Thompson GBR on 47 points. Rutger van Schaardenburg NED and Nicholas Heiner NED followed on 57 points with Robert Scheidt BRA on 58. Stipanovic, meanwhile, was down the pack on 75 points.
The race commenced in a good breeze and Heiner was over the line early and disqualified ensuring he dropped out of the running.
Charlie Buckingham USA came out strongly and grabbed the lead. He was closely followed by Burton and the pair jostled at the front of the pack.
Buckingham had the best of the back and forth exchange, taking the bullet. Burton followed 11 seconds behind to claim gold much to his delight as he hit is Laser with a mixture of relief and frustration after a tough week.
With Heiner out of the running it was between Thompson, van Schaardenburg and Scheidt for the remaining medals.
Thompson remained in control and picked up a fifth to take silver. Scheidt kept van Schaardenburg at bay to finish fourth, claiming bronze.
ISAF SWC Hyeres 2015 Laser podium
1 – Tom Burton AUS – 49
2 – Nick Thompson GBR – 57
3 – Robert Scheidt BRA – 66
Hyeres 2015 final results – Laser Radial
Evi Van Acker BEL made it look easy in the Laser Radial taking out the Medal Race bullet to win by 21 points.
It was all on for the remaining podium spots between Gintare Scheidt LTU, Josefin Olsson SWE and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN.
Scheidt ventured into the Medal Race on 38 points with Rindom on 44 and Olsson on 46.
Whilst Van Acker ran away with the victory Olsson gritted her teeth and got down to business. Pushing hard throughout the race she finished second, doing all she could have possibly done, having started the day in fourth overall.
Olsson had an anxious wait to see where she would finish overall and she witnessed Rindom coming through in fourth followed by Scheidt in fifth. As a result Olsson leapfrogged Rindom but it was not enough to overhaul Scheidt who claimed silver.
ISAF SWC Hyeres 2015 Laser Radial podium
1 – Evi Van Acker BEL – 25
2 – Gintare Scheidt LTU – 48
3 – Josefin Olsson SWE – 50