Paul Mckenzie and Philip Toth have finished 16th overall (10th nation) in the 2009 International Sailing Federation (“ISAF”) Sailing World Cup, despite forfeiting the last event in Weymouth, Great Britain. In the week immediately prior to Weymouth, McKenzie was busy sailing the Commodores Cup in Barcelona, with his sponsor Stephane Piot of McDonalds. The French comprising 3 boats including “Lovin It”, finished 2nd overall.
McKenzie said: “16th on the World Tour is a fair result for our first season. Next year we hope to be able to finance a complete season and really show what we are capable of. At the same time our opposition will all be stepping up their programs too, so it won't be easy. I'd like to take the chance to thank our sponsors for their support this season, with special thanks to Stephane Piot from McDonald's”.
Final 2009 ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings:
1 Rohart/ Ponsot FRA Banque Populaire 66
2 Papathanasiou/ Karnoutsos GRE Greece 62
3 Marazzi/ De Maria SUI Atlantic/ UBS 62
4 Stanjek/ Koy GER Hanseatic Lloyd 58
5 Schlonski/ Kleen GER Ewé 56
6 Loof/Tillander SWE TUG Propulsion 55
7 Campbell/ Nichol USA Alpahgraphics 52
8 McDonald/ Fatih USA Alphagraphics 50
9 Mendleblat/ Stube USA Alpahgraphics 48
10 Gimson/ Greig GBR Skandia 46
16 Mckenzie/ Toth AUS McDonald's 29
The next major event on the Star calendar is the World Championships in Brazil, January 2010.