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17 May 2004, 09:29 am
Youngsters Win Prestigious Trophy
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Hobie 16 World Championship
River Maya

Nineteen year old sailors Axel SILVY and Pauline JUPIN, from Guadeloupe, French West Indies won the Coca a Cola Hobie 16 Worlds raced in the waters of Rivier Maya, Mexico.
With 236 teams from 29 countries these two young sailors showed maturity and great skill in the choppy waters to win convincingly. With winds varying between 7 and 18 knots for the series they showed they were the best sailors by having a discard of tenth place.

In second place was the defending Hobie 16 World Champions Gavin COLBY and Simone MATTFIELD (AUS) 50-points behind the winner. In third place Andrew KEAG and Naomi ANGWIN (AUS) a further 8 points behind.

In fourth place was another youngster, fifteen year old Juan I MAEGLI and Andres LOPEZ from Guatemala sailing in their first international regatta showed he is a rising star.

The youngest sailor in the finals was ten year old Cody ALTER sailing with father Jeff ALTER who finished as the top USA team in twentieth place. The son and grandson of creator of the Hobie 16, Hobie ALTER.

Full results are available on the event website at the address below.
Event Media (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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