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6 May 2014, 08:57 am
French 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds Team Selected Following National Qualifier
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
Tavira, Portugal

The French team for the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds has been named following a national qualifier from 30 April to 4 May 2014.
Held at The ENVSN, Beg Rohu, St Pierre Quiberon a 12-strong team from all eight events have been selected to sail at the 2014 edition of the Youth Worlds in Tavira, Portugal from 12-19 July 2014.

The 2014 French Team:

RS:X Girls - Bérénice Mege
"I gave everything I had to finish off. I was selected for the Youth Worlds last year and I am very happy to relive that experience. It was my goal. I am prepared for it and I will continue to get ready for the World Championship."

RS:X Boys - Adrien Mestre
"It's amazing. I did not believe it at all but I did it. It was crazy today. I'm super happy, it's great."

Open SL16 - Louis Flament and Charles Dorange
"We started three points behind and we managed to come back early and in control. We won two races on the final day to win, we are super happy. Our goal now is to win the Youth Worlds and we will try to best represent France."

420 Girls - Charlotte Yven and Marine Riou
"We were almost sure to be the first girls starting this morning so we worked on our start which is our weak point at the moment. This will be our first ISAF Youth Worlds. We are super happy and hopefully will finish on the podium."

420 Boys - Hippolyte Machetti and Sidoine Dantes
"We did not race exceptionally today but we ensured we had a safe start so we didn't get a BFD. We needed to be in the top ten in both races which was enough to win. The Youth Worlds is the most prestigious championship; this victory is a great achievement."

Laser Radial Girls - Marie Barrue
"I had a lot of points ahead of me but there is the realisation today. I'm also super glad that Romain won the boys. We are from the same club and we've trained together since we were little. I am happy to be going to the Youth Worlds with him. It's my last youth year and I could not ask for more."

Laser Radial Boys - Romain Simonnot
"With a 14 point lead I was rather quiet this morning knowing I had to have two good last races. With a fourth and a first that's all I needed. Selection was my goal this year and it's a realisation of the work I've done."

Open 29er - Loïc Fisher Guillou and Brice Yrieix
"Given our results, the regatta could have seemed simple but it was not at all. It took a lot of concentration, but also many hours of training that paid up this week."

The 12 strong team will now meet for a training camp from 23-25 May to install a climate of trust and teamwork within the group.

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