As it turned out, Beluga Sailing Team was declared World Champions with one race to spare, and they did not participate in Saturday's final race that was held in perfect sailing conditions 6-12 knots southerly breeze, off the island Hankø on the Norwegian South East Coast. In their absence the Czeck team of Bohemia Express won the race and the World Championship silver, while second in the day's race and the bronze medals overall went to Finland's Alfa Romeo, a sistership from the design office of Botin & Carkeek, Grand Soleil 42R, as was the best Norwegian boat in the fleet, Team Bergen. HM King Harald V of Norway, ISAF President of Honour, had to count his DSQ from the long ocean race and ended sixth overall, after having dominated the heavy air sailing on Wednesday.
Chinook, of Johann FRIEDRICHSEN (GER) dominated class 2 and won deservedly the gold medal, followed by his compatriots on Westwind. Thereafter came four Norwegian boats Felicia IV, Aiming First, Xtreme and Hyak.
The Championship turned out to favour the heavy weather experts as it blew strong southwesterlies throughout the regatta, on Friday the short ocean race even had to be cancelled, mainly due to the heavy seaways that made it extremely difficult to lay starting line and marks without jeopardizing the health and safety of the race management at sea.