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26 August 2010, 10:52 am
2010 Micro Class World Championship
The Winners celebrate
2010 Micro Class Worlds winners podium

2010 Micro Class World Championship
Quiberon, France

65 crews from nine nations and two continents took to the water in Quiberon to challenge for the 34th Micro Cup the 2010 Micro Class World Championship.
One race was sailed on the final day in light winds on the final day in Quiberon and was won by Piotr Tarnacki (POL), closely followed by Andrew Bill (RUS) two places behind. These two highly trained crews had animated the four days of the championship.

In the final overall standings after ten races: Andrew BILL (RUS) on Proto Monte Cristo steadily rose to the top after finishing tenth in the first race. He ended the first day in second overall where he stayed until race eight. Bill made his final challenge for the championship right at the end and did enough to be crowned champion.

Piotr Tarnacki on Proto L'Arte 3 Toyota Klif was second by just one point and Maxim Kuzmin (RUS) on Proto Ricochet 559 Spartak sailed a very solid regatta to claim the final podium position and third overall.

Nicolas Pierrot (FRA) on Proto Europa Pangolin finished fourth, just one point ahead of point Proto L'Arte Arte'Miss helmed by Renan Robert (NED).

The Racer Division was won by Nicolas Garnier (FRA) on production boat Neptune 5.50 Micro Mood, which since the beginning of Championship surprised everyone with its speed and control on the water water, this crew finished sixth overall. Second in this division is the only Latvian crew skippered by Vladimirs Smolakovs (LAT), 20 overall, on Micros. Third in this division is Jean-Louis Mattei (FRA) also on a Neptune Crijosan. The 31 year old Neptune production was very present, with a large French fleet of 16 boats (including new hulls known as Go 550).

The Cruiser Division trophy was won by Robert Janiszewski (POL) who finished 18 overall on, a bright new Flyer Classic. The cruiser division was a Polish / Russian festival with Marcin Celmerowski (POL) finishing second also on a Flyer Classic Toyota Lodz - Nassau and third was the Ricochet 5502M Korrida of Dmitry Sudakov (RUS).

The nations competing included Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, France, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, UK and Germany.

The organizers, the Society of Saint Pierre Quiberon Regatta, the National School of Sailing and Nautical Sports, Micro Class France, wish to thank the competitors and the partners who have helped making this World Championship, an outstanding competition but also a great time of friendship, exchanges and conviviality.

The first Micro Cup was organised in Lorient, France, in 1977. The event became rapidly international, and gained the status of World Championship in 1999 (Gdynia, POL) after the Class was recognized by ISAF. The 35th Micro Cup - Micro Class World Championship will be held on lake Usma in Latvia, 14 - 21 August.

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Philippe de Troy (As Amended by ISAF)
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