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17 August 2003, 09:13 am
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GP14 World Champions©Event Media

GP 14 World Championship
Abersoch

After a very testing 7 race series held over 5 days under the burgee of South Caernarfonshire YC at Abersoch, Neil MARSDEN and Derek HILL (GBR) are the new World Champions from Richard ESTAUGH and Simon POTTS (GBR)on countback.
The two teams tied on overall points, but having won two races to Richard & Simon's one, Neil & Derek triumph. Neil and Derek are worthy champions having 6 out of 7 results in the top 5 in a fleet of 171 boats is a fantastic achievement and with Richard and Simon doing the same the duel was an epic but sporting contest.

Both crews conducted themselves in a gracious and sporting manner and it was a pleasure to see the cut and thrust of the series go down to the wire.

A great week was had by all of the competitors and their families and we must thank not only them but the wonderful race team and staff of SCYC for providing us with great sailing and a great welcome. Nothing could be faulted and we look forward to going back there for our National Championships a week earlier next year.

Overall Top Five

Pos Helm, Crew Total
1 Neil Marsden, Derek Hill 18
2 Richard Estaugh, Simon Potts 18
3 Matthew Flint, Phil Cox 30
4 Roger Gilbert, James Stewart 30
5 Jim Hunt, Graham Nelson 32
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