Šime Frantela and Igor Marenić second consecutive year won the first place in the 470 class at the World Sailing Cup
regatta in Hyeres, French.
Fantela and Marenić are in competition with 39 crew after finishing third on the first day of the regatta, the following events have been getting better, and the gold was secured by practically before yesterday's race for the medals as they had 19-point lead over second-placed to Australians Mathew Belcher and William Ryan.
The order was, as expected, did not change even after the race for medals, but the Australians, who is a rival crew from Zadar, remained on 15 points behind.
In eight qualifying heats crew St. Krševana enrolled in the two first and two second places and at a third, fourth, sixth and 12 place, which were rejected as the worst result. In the race for medals Fantela and Marenić came in fifth, more than enough for a landslide victory.
The regatta in Hyeres is the most prestigious
in the calendar of the World Cup and after this year's World and European gold silver this great success confirmation form Zadar duo. In Hyeres performed and Pavle Kostov and Petar Cupać who competed in its class 49er and typed one of his best investments. Crew fugitives in the overall ranking was eighth (132 negative points) among the 40 crew and after a long time managed to win the race for the medals which were also eighth. In 11 qualifying heats Kostov and Cupać best result, third, entered in the third race. The lowest range, which they rejected in the final sequence, was 27th in the eighth race. Competition was dominated by New Zealanders Peter Burling and Bair Tuke who enrolled in another victory (52 negative points).