However the wind never reached the six knot lower limit needed for the Contender and although Principle Race Officer Peter RAMCKE had the 110 competitors out on the water, no races could be sailed.
A delighted and somewhat surprised BANK commented, 'I am very lucky. This is the absolute high point of my career.' The fair minded German went on to say, 'I would have gladly still sailed and would have tried to repel the attacks of my pursuers, however there was not really enough [wind] to start a race.'
BONEZZI, who won the World title on Lake Garda, Italy last year and at Plymouth, Great Britain two years ago, took second place, whilst fellow Italian Giovanni BONZIO claimed the final podium spot.
Top Ten Results
|1||GER||Jan VON DER BANK||1||5||4||(DNF)||12||1||3||26|
|6||AUS||Marcus HAMILTON||27||1||2||(38) SCP||1||11||1||43|
|9||GER||Karsten KRAUS||(41) ZFP||9||12||3||16||14||6||60|