The first Tunisian crew was KAROUI and Ali TRITER who finished 23rd. During the prize-giving ceremony the Transport Minister reminded the competitors of the particular interest President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali dedicates to events of this kind "which represent an opportunity for bringing together Tunisian youths and those from friendly and sisterly countries."
For his part, Mr. Gian Piero Saggini, chairman of the International Vaurien Class Association (IVCA), voiced satisfaction at the way the Championship was organised, and announced that the 2010 Vaurien Worlds will be held in Slovakia.
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