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9 September 2003, 03:20 pm
Croatia Take Gold and Silver
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Croatia Atop the Podium

470 Junior World Championship
Lake Neuiesdl

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

No Nation Crew Scoring
1 CRO 83 Fantela Sime, Marenic Igor 59,5
2 CRO 7 Cesic Ante, Kujundzic Ante 62
3 NED 1059 De Koning Coen, Stavenuiter Wilco 78
4 ITA 4332 Fonda Enrico, Buchberger Igor 80
5 ARG 61 Bühler Matias, Lamas Marcos 85,5
6 ISR 9 Eyal Lewin, Stav Cohen 90
7 AUS 347 Outteridge Nathan, Menzies Ayden 90,5
8 GER 4913 Metzing Martin, Eckelmann Sascha 91
9 ITA 4324 Bianchi Niccolo, Bianchi Francesco 92
10 ISR 2 Yaniv Moshe, Ofer Kohn 94
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