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11 August 2001, 04:33 pm
Swedish team Lööf/Finnsgård wins world championship Kinzo Star on last day
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Fredrik Lööf and Christian Finsgård ©Annemiek van Kinderen

Star World Championship

Winner Fredrik Lööf is a relatively new face in Star sailing. After the Olympics he changed from Finn to Star. At the Olympics he won a bronze medal in Finn sailing, in which he is reigning world champion too.
The weather conditions were great, a steady 3 to 4 Beaufort when at 14.30 o' clock the sixth and last race of the Kinzo Star Worlds 2001 took off in Medemblik, The Netherlands. The teams sailed the 5th race in the morning, it was won by the Brazilian team, Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira. The Swedisch team Fredrik Lööf and Christian Finsgård ended in second position but took hold of the first place overall. In the sixth match the team from New Zealand, Brady and Iverson, lead all the way. It was their last chance for the world championship. The Swedish though finished third and consolidated their leading position overall, be it with the minimum advantage of only one point! The American team Brun and Dorgan were third overall. Reigning world champion Mike Reynolds ended sixth overall. Reynolds:"I knew it was gonna be hard. There's a new winner now. I can live with that".

1. SWE Fredrik Lööf, Christian Finnsgård 27 pnt
2. NZL Gavin Brady, George Iverson 28 pnt
3. USA Vincent Brun, Mike Dorgan 37 pnt
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