Spain finally retained their title but only after fluctuating fortunes. The first round robin of all 16 teams saw Russia as the undefeated leaders followed by Turkey, Italy and Spain. Two round robins of 8 teams with 1.5 points per win added to the first round scores led to a change of leader with Turkey as top seed.
In the resulting semi-finals Russia regained the initiative to beat the Turks 2-0 while 2011 champions Spain defeated Italy. In an exciting final Russia won the first of the three races but Spain came through to win the event. Italy took bronze. However even the lower ranked teams were here to sail and pools of four enabled them to continue to do so.
Spanish team: Luis Cabrera, Manuela Huidobro, Antonio Lopez, Alfonso Fernandez, Maria Bover, Francisco C. Igual.
14. Great Britain
At the closing ceremony Alen Kustic IRO representing IODA expressed thanks to the AVLL, commodore Paola Mora, race officer Fabio Barrasso, chief umpire Chris Atkins and everyone involved in the superb organization of this great event. He confirmed the decision of the IODA AGM that the beautiful pre-Alpine Valle di Ledro would continue to host the championship in 2013 and 2014.