With 134 sailors from 20 countries, it was the French pairing of Olivier Backes and Laurent Voiron who claimed the European Championship title in Vilamoura, Portugal today.
With the results open in today's final two races, with any one of three crews in contention for the championship title, it was the French pairing who came through with a 4th and 2nd, after a series of 9 races and one discard.
Disappointing for their strongest adversaries who were without a doubt the dutch pair Mitch Booth/Herbert Sach who had looked set to take the title after yesterday's results.
Currently placed 7th in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings, Backes and Voiron will no doubt move up the charts with this result.
For full results go to the event website.