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Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic overall winner of the World Cup Finn Class 2009
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published  05/4/2009 | Awards , Sports | Unrated
Gold medal in the Finn class at the 41st Semaine Olympique Française in Hyeres


Ivan Kljaković Gašpić, overall winner of the Finn class competition in sailing for 2009


Croatian boat in front of boats from Canada nad New Zealand.

 
Finn focus in Hyeres - Gašpić confirms his Gold

'Good sailing at the 41st Semaine Olympique Française in Hyeres'   Guillaume Durand

Sixth place was enough for Ivan Kljaković Gašpić (CRO) to take the overall win in the Finn class at the 41st Semaine Olympique Française in Hyeres Friday, his first Grade 1 win in the class.



With perfect conditions for the medal race of 15-20 knots and steep waves, the race actually started on time and finally the sailors could stretch their legs and flex their muscles.

...

Kljaković Gašpić said, 'I had a nice start in a good position with good speed on the beat. My plan was to focus on Gasper. I was in front of him at the start and didn’t let him out of my sight. Then I tacked on him and after some tacks we were on right layline.'

They rounded the first mark eighth and ninth. 'I was just ahead by a few metres and on the downwind he had one bad gybe and race for me was finished. I just had to cross the finishing line.'



'In this race today I wasn't thinking of winning. I just had one goal: win the event. And I did it.' The Croatian, who is getting married in the middle of May before heading to the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland, commented on the ISAF Sailing World Cup so far. 'It is good idea but maybe needs some improvements, perhaps invitations for top sailors and money prizes. Also I think we should have the same sailing instructions and same format of racing, number of discards, and so on.'

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Finn - Final Leading positions:

1 CRO 524 KLJAKOVIC GASPIC Ivan
2 GBR 111 WRIGHT Edward
3 SLO 5 VINCEC Gasper
4 GBR 41 SCOTT Giles
5 CRO 25 MISURA Marin
6 CZE 1 MAIER Michael
7 RUS 9 SKORNYAKOV Eduard
8 EST 2 KARPAK Deniss
9 NOR 1 MOBERG Peer
10 FIN 218 NIRKKO Tapio

by Robert Deaves, source: www.sail-world.com



Ivan Kljaković Gašpić

 
HRVATI OSVAJAJU JEDRENJE

Hrvatski jedriličari Ivan Kljaković Gašpić, Marin Mišura i Tina Mihelić ostvarili odlične rezultate na regati Svjetskog kupa u Hyeresu.

Hrvatski jedriličar Ivan Kljaković Gašpić iz splitske Zente pobjednik je regate Svjetskog kupa, "Semaine Olympique Francaise" u Hyeresu u klasi Finn, dok je Marin Mišura u istoj klasi zauzeo peto mjesto. Petu poziciju zauzela je i Tina Mihelić u Laser Radial, dok je Tonči Stipanović u Laseru regatu završio kao sedmi.

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Jedrilice su spremne za start prve utrke u klasi Finn

- Za razliku od cijelog tjedna danas je puhalo 17 do 20 čvorova, što su uvjeti koji meni ne odgovaraju, jer sam lakši od ostalih. Od samog starta sam znao da se trebam koncentrirati na Slovenca Vinčeca, koji me jedini mogao ugroziti za prvo mjesto. U samom trenutku starta stajao sam blizu njega i cijelu prvu stranicu sam jedrio blizu njega. Na prvu oznaku sam došao 30-40 metara ispred Gašpera i tada je za njega sve krenulo nizbrdo. Ostali su ušli dosta ispred nas, ali to je bio i moj cilj, da držim Vinčeca što dalje od mogućnosti da mi napravi razliku. Ponosan sam i sretan što sam odjedrio praktički bez greške od prvog do zadnjeg dana - kazao je Kljaković Gašpić.

Vrlo dobar rezultat ostvario je i Mišura petim mjestom. - Sve u svemu zadovoljan sam. Nakon što dugo nisam jedrio dvije sam regate završio u plovu za odličju, u Palmi osmi i ovdje peti, s tim što sam više od polovice regate jedrio s ukočenim leđima - kazao je Marin.

U Laser Radialu Tina Mihelić iz splitskog Labuda je u finalnom plovu bila četvrta i u konačnici joj je pripalo odlično peto mjesto.

- U plov za odličja sam ušla kao šesta i cilj mi je bio popraviti se za to jedno mjesto, koliko sam imala prostora. Odlično sam startala, dobro vozila, ušla četvrta i završila peta. Mogu reći da sam zadovoljna s regatom, iako je moglo puno bolje, no na greškama se ući - kritična je bila naša mlada kormilarka. Pobjednica regate je Amerikanka Anna Tunnicliffe.

Nažalost, Tonči Stipanović (Mornar, Split) u finalu za klasu Laser je danas diskvalificiran radi preuranjenog starta. Naš se jedriličar žalio na tu odluku sudaca, međutim njegov prosvjed je odbijen, pa je Stipanović zauzeo sedmo mjesto, a pobjednik regate je Britanac Paul Goodison.

Slijedeća regata Svjetskog kupa jedri se krajem svibnja u nizozemskom Medembliku.

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