Going into the second race Stipanovic held a two point lead over Stelmazyk with Kuzmanic a further point behind.
In the slightly fresher wind Davidson led round the first mark, but his nearest three rivals were also in the hunt, with Stipanovic sitting comfortably in second place. From then on it was fingers crossed that the "Ora" wind did not die before the end of the race. For once the wind held. Davidson did all he could by holding his lead to finish ahead of Stipanovic.
Stipanovic's title was secure, repeating the last day's swapping of places in the Open Championship when the leading Croatians were overtaken by fellow countrymen.
Croatia also repeated their victories in the same events last year which, added to their second place in the senior European Championship the previous week, demonstrated the benefits of their squad system and intensive training and also laid down a marker for the future. They have to be one of the best bets for an Olympic medal in the Laser class in the next five years.
Top Ten Final Results (with 2 discards)
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