Following an epic 14 race series, Croatian sailors indeed evolved as victors, dominating throughout the championship to finish collectively 16 points clear at the top of the table in first and second place.
What was predominantly a light wind regatta on Lake Neusidl in Austria saw the World's best under 21 470 sailors compete. Many are using the event as aprelude to next week's ISAF World Championship in Cadiz, where the 470's will sail from the Port of Rota. Indeed, recently crowned ISAF Youth Sailing World Champions in the 420 class, Nathan OUTTERIDGE and Ayden MENZIES (AUS), finished in seventh place, finding the competition much tougher in this fleet.
Winners and newly crowned World Champions are Croatian sailors Sime FANTELA, Igor MARENIC, proving that along with their single-handed results, Croatia are becoming a force to be reckoned with on the double-handed stage.
Whilst no final report was available from the event, full results are available on the event website at the address below.
Overall Top Ten
||Fantela Sime, Marenic Igor
||Cesic Ante, Kujundzic Ante
||De Koning Coen, Stavenuiter Wilco
||Fonda Enrico, Buchberger Igor
||Bühler Matias, Lamas Marcos
||Eyal Lewin, Stav Cohen
||Outteridge Nathan, Menzies Ayden
||Metzing Martin, Eckelmann Sascha
||Bianchi Niccolo, Bianchi Francesco
||Yaniv Moshe, Ofer Kohn