34TH OLYMPIC CLASSES REGATTA - HYERES

DAY 4

The breeze came late in Hyeres - around 15H00 - , but when it began to blow,

it offered a wonderful reward to SOF competitors : 15/20 knots South-West,

and even better, with a steady direction ! The ideal conditions to race.

In the Mistral class, men and women, ideal or not, conditions did not

disturb both leaders, the Italian Alessandra Sensini - the Olympic Champion

won two more races today for 3 races completed ! - and Alexandre Guyader,

from La Rochelle. Also to be noted, the race won by Julien Bontemps, from

Nantes, now climbing up at the 5th place of the overall ranking.

Interview Mateusz KUSZNIEREWICZ - Finn - Poland. Present leader of the SOF,

Mateusz is Atlanta Olympic Gold Medallist, and vice-champion of the 2001

Worlds.

« ...... Some friends of mine participated in the Optimist World

Championship on the venue of the Chinese Olympic Games : no wind, and strong

current....

Julien Bontemps Interview de, 5th in sailboard, winner of one of the race of

the day (club ASPTT Nantes)

«I started well, but I chosed the wrong side of the race area, and before

I

could notice it, everybody was already gone. During the second race, I

understood the principle, and after a good start, I controlled the whole

fleet all the race long, until finishing line. The SOF is one of the

important events of the year, with the Europeans in June and the Worlds in

December. If the preparation is good, a podium is totally imaginable. »

Nicolas Huguet Interview, 12th sailboard men : « The new distribution

of

competitors in groups for the Finals changed the competition configuration.

For example, the Chinese Yuan Guo, ranked 5th yesterday evening, is now

ranked 17th, just after one day of racing ! »

Ingrid Petitjean Interview (1st of 470 Women) USPEG Voile Marseille

«We were not exceptional today, finishing 5th and 3rd today, but other

competitors « crashed ». It's always a good thing to be first two

days

before the end. It will not change our sailing. But be careful, things are

changing so fast : the Russian leader yesterday is ranked 6th this evening

! ».

OVERALL BEFORE JURY DECISIONS

Mistral Women : general ranking before jury decisions and after 7 races

1ère Sensini (ita) 13 pts ; 2ème Jian (Chn) 21 pts ; 3ème

Nuvolone Sandrine

(Fra) 41 pts

Mistral Men (gold group) : general ranking before jury decisions and after

7

races

1ère A. Guyader (fra) 10 pts ; 2ème Tidey (Gbr) 22 pts ; 3ème

N. Beudou

(fra) and Oberemko (Ukr) 25 pts ;

Jeudi 25 Avril 2002 . 15:24

******** GREG 99.7.21 ********

SOF - MISTRAL WOMEN

***** FFV (C) 1997-2000 ******

Classement g,n,ral provisoire aprSs 09 manches (moins les 2+ mauvaises)

Groupe: Mistral Women

Manches

nø voile Equipage Club points

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 ITA 25 SENSINI Alessandra Y.C.I Genova 16.00

1 2 1 7 1 1 11 3 12

2 CHN 8 JIAN Yin 17.00

12 1 2 1 4 3 10 1 5

3 FRA 18 NUVOLONE Sandrine La Pelle 44.00

5 28 3 6 5 10 12 7 8

4 JPN 9 KOSUGE Yasuko 50.00

2 19 23 4 11 23 2 9 3

5 HKG 1 Lee Lai Shan Windsurfing Associat 53.00

13 26 6 15 7 6 18 2 4

6 CHN 9 MING SHUANG Lai 55.00

28 8 9 9 6 4 35 4 15

7 FRA 42 BEHAGUEL Marine 57.00

17 3 10 8 12 7 15 18 2

8 POL 20 BRYGOLA Agata Baza Mragowo 58.00

11 20 20 11 2 2 1 15 16

9 FRA 24 VIDAL Lise YC POINTE ROUGE 66.00

21 14 29 3 13 9 25 5 1

10 ESP 5 ALABAU Marina 75.00

4 10 16 DNC 16 13 26 10 6

Jeudi 25 Avril 2002 . 17:03

******** GREG 99.7.21 ********

SOF - MISTRAL MEN

***** FFV (C) 1997-2000 ******

Classement g,n,ral provisoire aprSs 09 manches (moins les 2+ mauvaises)

Phases finales

Groupe: GOLD

Manches

nø voile Equipage Club Groupe

points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 FRA 7 GUYADER Alexandre GOLD

11.00 4 1 1 1 1 10 2 10 1

2 GBR 7 TIDEY Dominic GOLD

21.00 1 10 4 2 19 2 3 2 7

3 FRA 178 BEUDOU Nicolas LACANAU GOLD

29.00 1 2 3 5 2 13 12 4 17

4 UKR 19 OBEREMKO Maxym DINAMO GOLD

29.00 3 7 2 6 3 4 19 7 4

5 ISR 18 FRIDMAN Gal GOLD

31.00 6 7 4 2 20 1 8 8 3

6 GRE 1 KAKLAMANAKIS Nikolaos GOLD

34.00 5 4 5 3 3 9 9 16 5

7 FRA 6 BONTEMPS Julien ASPTT NANTES GOLD

36.00 3 8 11 3 2 26 1 17 8

8 FRA 29 JAOUEN St,phane GOLD

40.00 5 11 3 5 18 28 6 1 9

9 BRA 1 SANTOS Ricardo GOLD

46.00 2 10 6 4 9 17 10 5 21

10 FRA 1 HASSEN Fabrice GOLD

58.00 29 1 14 10 18 3 14 3 13