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Semaine Olympique Francaise 2009
Introduction
Regatta Details
Start Date18 April 2009
End Date24 April 2009
ISAF IDFRA200904RAN
VenueHyeres
CountryFrance
Entry NameFederation Francaise de Voile
Entry Address17 rue Henri Bocquillon, 75015, Paris
Tel+ 33 1 40 60 37 12
Fax+ 33 1 40 60 37 37
Emailchristine.dayon@ffv.fr
Websitesof.ffvoile.net
The Semaine Olympique Francaise, or simply Hyères as it is commonly known, is one of the major regattas in the international Olympic sailing circuit.

The SOF was created in 1968 with 60 sailors from 12 nations competing on Finn and 5.5m. In the early 1970s, they were 240 sailors from 16 nations, most of them being Europeans. In the 1980s, overseas countries began to join the European circuit. In 2008, for the 40th SOF, 930 sailors competed in Hyères, on 690 boats representing 61 nations. One hundred and forty-five coach boats were registered, and the event was run by about 300 volunteers, including 15 International Judges and nine International Race Officers.

Initiated and still organized by sailors for other sailors, the SOF has convinced by its rigorous organization and the quality of the racing area. When ISAF decided to change the racing format of sailing at Olympic Games, in the early 1990s, with smaller fleets on shorter courses, the SOF was among the first events to experiment group systems with qualifying and final rounds. This was the beginning of trapezoid courses, replacing the former "Olympic triangle". The new organization needed to have a solid headquarter onshore with experienced PROs, able to coordinate racing on five or six racing areas simultaneously and looking for consistency of the race management. In 2002, Paralympic classes were included in Hyères programme, allowing disabled sailors to join Olympic sailors on the same venue, competing and celebrating sport at the same time.

2009 should start a new era for the SOF, with the ISAF Sailing World Cup label and the support of the city of Hyères extended to TPM (Toulon Provence Méditerranée), community of cities around Toulon.

Events
DisciplineTypeClassGradeResults
Fleet racing Disabled 2.4 Metre Overall Results
Fleet racing Men 470 1Overall Results
Fleet racing Women 470 1Overall Results
Fleet racing Open 49er 1Overall Results
Fleet racing Open Finn 1Overall Results
Fleet racing Men Laser 1Overall Results
Fleet racing Women Laser Radial 1Overall Results
Windsurfing Men RS:X 1Overall Results
Windsurfing Women RS:X 1Overall Results
Fleet racing Disabled SKUD 18 Overall Results
Fleet racing Disabled Sonar Overall Results
Fleet racing Men Star 1Overall Results
Semaine Olympique Francaise18 Apr 2009 - 24 Apr 2009
Fleet racing - Open - Finn
Position Nation Sail Number Net Points Total Points Crew
1CROn/aIvan Kljakovic Gaspic
2GBRn/aEdward Wright
3SLOn/aGasper Vincec
4GBRn/aGiles Scott
5CROn/aMarin Misura
6CZEn/aMichael Maier
7RUSn/aEduard Skornyakov
8ESTn/aDeniss Karpak
9NORn/aPeer Moberg
10FINn/aTapio Nirkko
11GBRn/aAndrew Mills
12POLn/aRafal Szukiel
13USAn/aBryan Boyd
14FRAn/aThomas Le Breton
15SLOn/aTine MOZE
16NEDn/aPieter-Jan Postma
17POLn/aPiotr Kula
18GREn/aAlexandros Dragoutsis
19FRAn/aJonathan Lobert
20CZEn/aTomas Vika
21SWEn/aBjörn Allansson
22ESPn/aAlex Muscat
23ESTn/aHarles Liiv
24ITAn/aRiccardo Cordovani
25GBRn/aMark Andrews
26RUSn/aAlexey Selivanov
27TURn/aAkif Muslubas
28RUSn/aEgor Terpigorev
29NEDn/akarel van hellemond
30ESPn/aMiguel Fernandez Vasco
31ESTn/aLauri Väinsalu
32RUSn/aEgor Larionov
33GBRn/aHenry Bagnall
34DENn/aKaspar Andresen
35NEDn/aTimo Hagoort
36HUNn/aGaszton Pal
37UKRn/aAndriy Gusenko
38RUSn/aDmitry Tereshkin
39ESTn/aHeiko Eesalu
40FRAn/aBenjamin Montagut
41RUSn/aVyacheslav Sivenkov
42AUTn/aFlorian Raudaschl
43HUNn/aHirschler Richard
44SUIn/aThomas Gautschi
45NEDn/agert van der heijden
46HUNn/aGraham Douglas
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