Results in bold on the table to the right indicate Medal Race completion. Meanwhile the table on the left will link to in depth reviews of each Medal Race as they happen through the day.
Racing to secure their silver medal Mitch BOOTH and Herbert DERCKSEN (NED) led the Hobie Tiger fleet from start to finish, with no option for anyone else to wrestle a win in the Medal Race from their grasp.
A slow start at 1056 UTC (1256 local time) saw the fleet really split as they headed up to the windward mark with the charge led by BOOTH and DERCKSEN over fellow dutch team mates Coen DE KONING and Mischa HEEMSKERK, with Thomas ZAJAC and Thomas CZJAKA (AUT) in third and series leaders Darren BUNDOCK and Glenn ASHBY (AUS) in fourth. The Aussies were sailing safe where they could be confident of gold medal victory.
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Things were not looking good for the French pairing of Xavier REVIL and Christophe ESPAGNON (FRA) who were third overall going into the Medal
Race, and rounding the leeward mark as the second to last boat, their work was truly cut out for them. Their closest challengers DE KONING and HEEMSKERK had secured the points gap to wrestle the bronze medal away.
Some stunning sailing in the next legs saw the French muscle their way through up to seventh overall and then finish in fourth, but it was not enough, and with the leading three boats holding a significant lead, there was no chance to catch up.
Disappointment for the host nation team of Roman HAGARA and Hans Peter STEINACHER (AUT) who opened the gold fleet series looking assured of a podium place, but a couple of double digit results saw them way down the fleet, from where it was impossible to reach their goal.
Despite knowing the peculiarities of Lake Neusiedl like the back of their hand, as many sailors have said the lake is 'like no place I've sailed before!', and even double Olympic gold medallists can be foiled!
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Hobie Tiger Top Ten Results
|1||AUS||Darren BUNDOCK||Glenn ASHBY||8||9||1||1||1||(10)||1||1||4||26|
|2||NED||Mitch BOOTH||Herbert DERCKSEN||(17)||16||2||2||4||6||4||2||2||38|
|3||NED||Coen DE KONING||Mischa HEEMSKERK||5||12||8||3||5||(13)||5||3||6||47|
|4||FRA||Yann GUICHARD||Laurent GUILLEMETTE||9||3||11||4||(18)||16||2||4||8||57|
|5||FRA||Xavier REVIL||Christophe ESPAGNON||4||5||5||(21) DNF||10||3||7||5||18||57|
|6||AUT||Thomas ZAJAC||Thomas CZAJKA||1||8||(14)||7.6 RDG||6||9||8||10||16||65.6|
|7||CAN||Oskar JOHANSSON||Kevin STITTLE||7||(13)||7||7||3||4||10||8||20||66|
|8||AUT||Roman HAGARA||Hans Peter STEINACHER||6||2||3||(21) DNF||17||1||16||12||10||67|
|9||GBR||Andy WALSH||Ed BARNEY||3||4||10||5||9||14||(18)||11||14||70|
|10||RUS||Andrey KIRILYUK||Valery USHKOV||16||7||18||(21) DNF||13||2||3||7||12||78|
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