The Medal Race kept their promesses this Saturday on the sailing area of La Rochelle, final act of the Semaine Olympique Française 2015. After 4 days of regattas and selection, there where about 60 boats on the water, racing for the podium today. These grand finals, putting together the top 10 of each 8 series of the EuroSaf, gaved a great show to the public who specially gathered on the seawall of La Rochelle for this occasion.
SOF 2015 results – Laser Standard
The gran final of the Laser Standard was particularly harsh, with Alessio Spadoni ITA finally winning the Medal race and finishing second on podium. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA dominated whole week and was crowned SOF 2015 champion even before Medal Race. Sergey Komissarov RUS took the third place of the podium.
Young sailor Eliot Merceron FRA made it fantastic in Medal Race arriving in 2nd position and finally achieving 5th place in the general ranking.
Laser champion Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA declared, “Today was the game of Medal Racing, I took the wrong side of the sailing area, when I was ahead for most of the race. But I wasn’t really worried, with all the point acquired during the week. We had a great variation of winds, which allowed me to work on different focus points. This Semaine Olympique Française went smoothly, it was really a pleasure for me to race in France at an international level, and I am very happy to have won here.”
SOF 2015 results – Laser Radial
The Laser Radial Medal Race was held in the La Rochelle Channel, offering a great show to the public. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, head of the class, didn’t let anybody down. To celebrate her victory, she did her show and jumped in the water in front of all La Rochelle’s public. The local of the class, Mathilde de Kerangat FRA, swipe the 2nd place of the podium, after a very steady week. At last, Marie Bolou FRA takes the third place after winning the Medal Race today, where each point counted double.
Laser Radial champion Anne-Marie Rindom declared, “I had nothing to loose today on my Medal Race. I wanted to leave Mathilde play so she could keep her second position! It really was a great experience this week in La Rochelle. We encountered all types of wind and it was an excellent training. My next challenge is the final of the World Cup Tour in Abu Dhabi next month, where I will have the pleasure to find several of the competitors with whom I raced this week. Anyhow, I am very happy to have won here.”