The course for the final race 6 of the series was moved in towards the club, giving a fantastic view to the spectators gathered on the beach on British Columbia Day.
At the start all eyes were on the battle between the leading pair, with the Canadians trying to shake off their American rivals. 'Just before the start Ross made an attempt to sail us away from the line, but we were able to get under him and make it back to the line for a pin boat start,' explained HORTON.
After getting away, HORTON and NICHOL headed for the shore to minimize the affect of the English Bay current. 'We tacked up the edge dodging docks, mornings, kayakers, and dinghy sailors from three clubs. We were able to lee bow Ross a few times and push him out into the current, but this put us back a few places,' said HORTON.
SZABO and SCOTT rounded the mark in second place, a position which would give them gold, with HORTON and NICHOL battling against the Canadians seven places further back. HORTON and NICHOL switched their focus to reigning in the leaders, picking their way through, passing SZABO and SCOTT, and eventually finishing the race in second place, enough to give them the title.