With lights winds forcing no racing on Saturday, it looked as though it might be a repeat situation on Sunday's final day at the 2012 420 World Championship.
After a tense wait ashore filled with uncertainty as to whether the forecast breeze would fill in, it did and just in time for the 1700 hours cut off by when the Race Committee had to get a race started. Another day of unpredictable wind, which eventually turned good and delivered a solid breeze to complete race 10 for all fleets.
Stunning race 10 action delivered the titles to Alex Kavas and George Kavas in the 420 World Championship and Singapore's Rachel Lee and Cecilia Low were victorious in the 420 Ladies Championship.
The 2012 420 Junior World Championship titles were awarded to Kimberly Lim and Savannah Siew (SIN) in the 420 Ladies fleet and Alex Kavas and George Kavas in the 420 Open fleet, as the highest placed teams with both the helm and crew aged 18 or under.
Twenty eight nations and 179 teams competed at the 2012 420 World Championships. 'Challenging' was the general consensus of sailing on the shifty and unpredictable Lake Neusiedl, which threw everything from 5-22 knots at teams. Outside of the leading pack of boats in each fleet, it was a real snakes and ladders scoreboard with teams trading positions as they posted vastly differing scores from one race to the next.
420 World Championship - Top 5 Overall
1. Alex Kavas / George Kavas (GRE) - 18 pts
2. Guillaume Pirouelle / Valentin Sipan (FRA) - 29 pts
3. David Charles / Alex Charles (ESP) - 36 pts
4. Santi Mas / David Mas (ESP) - 50 pts
5. Josh Franklin / Alexander Gough (AUS) - 67 pts
420 Ladies World Championship - Top 5 Overall
1. Rache Lee / Cecilia Low (SIN) - 28 pts
2. Nadja Horwitz / Sofia Middleton (CHI) - 29 pts
3. Griselda Khng / Lee Shu Xian (SIN) - 54 pts
4. Kimberly Lim / Savannah Siew (SIN) - 55 pts
5. Ilaria Peternoster / Bernedetta Di Salle (GBR) - 57 pts