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3 August 2014, 04:20 pm
Aussies Crowned 29er World Champions
Australian World Champions
Australian World Champions

29er World Championship
Kingston, Canada

A light wind day finished off the final series of the 29er World Championship on Lake Ontario for the 29er Worlds.
After an hour postponement, the breeze filled in at noon to the class minimum of 4 knots. After three attempts the Gold fleet was off in 4-6 knots. Aussie leaders Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton sailed their discard race in the first race while Brice Yrieix & Loic Ficher-Guillou (FRA) posted a third moving them closer to the top. However, the final race found the Aussies finishing fourth to secure the title while the French sailed their discard. Spanish sailors Tania Bonilla and Marc Chapon sailed both their discards in the ultra-light conditions, dropping them to tie for third overall, but losing the tie breaker to Jasper Steffens and Tom Lennart Brauckmann (GER) who didn't have a spectacular day, but sailed well enough for bronze. Americans Antoine and Romaine Screve sailed a stellar day with a 2-2.

Winners of the silver fleet were Ignacio Varisco & Nicolas Peirano Prat (ARG) with bronze fleet winners Theresa Blumroth & Maria Berking (GER). The top youth team also went to Hansen & Morton (AUS) with the top female team to Carla & Marta Munte of Spain.

Results can be found at http://www.29erworlds.org/index.php/results/

For more information, go to: www.29erworlds.org for the full entry list and complete regatta details or follow on Facebook: Int 29er Class; Twitter: Int29er, #Int29erWorlds
Jerelyn Biehl
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