Sunday wrapped up the World Cup Series in Hyerés, France for Olympic & Paralympic Classes. Competitors couldn’t have asked for more perfect sailing conditions in some of the most competitive fleets in the world. Over 500 sailors from 52 countries came to Hyerés to compete for first place and the gold medal. Familiar faces returned to Hyerés for redemption, and some to defend their previous titles. Lighter winds welcomed the fleet but towards the end of the event, they were seeing big pressure on all courses which made for some major competition. Consistency paid off in all fleets. The medal races concluded Sunday with medals won in the Finn, Laser, Radial, and 470 classes. Hyerés was event #2 in the World Cup series. Next up is Santander, Spain which will round-out the series for 2017.
North Sails clients duked it out to the very end, some claiming gold in the medal race with others achieving hard-won positions among the fleet. Congratulations to Finn sailors Nicholas Heiner for claiming 2nd overall (at his third Finn event!) and silver in the medal race, Ed Wright for achieving 4th position overall, and Ben Cornish for an amazing performance leading the fleet on day 1 & 2, and ending up in 8th place overall.