Singapore Sweep Optimist Worlds Podium
A champions welcome
IODA Optimist World Championship
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
After leading for most of the championship, Yukie Yokoyama has won the Optimist World Championship, ahead of her team mate Samuel Neo Jiun Jie.
After the penultimate days they were separated by just one point and on the final day they were sailing in different divisions so they both knew that they needed to win each race to have a chance of becoming champion. Despite this pressure, neither of them faultered, both scoring two first places, enough for Yukie to become champion and Samuel to take silver.
Jessica Goh (SIN) finished in third place and Bart Lambriex (NED) had a good racing day and moved up to fourth place leaving Jiayi Loh (SIN) in fifth.
Congratulations to Jukie, she sailed a fantastic regatta with a nett score of just 10 points after nine races.
The IODA flag will has been handed over to Italy, the host for the 2013 Worlds.