RS.X Worldchampionships – Video
French Julien Bontemps is the 2012 World Champion in the men’s fleet while Lee Korzits from Israel maintained her title from 2011. Lee now is the top favourite for the Gold medal at the Olympic Games in London. 2011 world champion Dorian van Rijsselberge – he won at Perth – missed the podium very close this time finishing in 4th. Congratulations to the winners!
result (after 10 races)
1. Julien Bontemps (24,0 points)
2. Nick Dempsey (26,0 points)
3. JP Toblin (31,0 points)
4. Dorian van Rijsselberge (31,6 points)
5. Byron Kokkalanis (32,0 points)
Ladies result (after 10 races):
1. Lee Korzits (17,0 points)
2. Zofia Klepacka (21,0 points)
3. Alessandra Sensini (27,0 points)
4. Bryony Shaw (48,0 points)
5. Maja Dziarnowska (55,0 points)
The RS:X World Championships saw extremely strong wind conditions at Cadiz, Spain with 25 to 40 knots. No medal races were sailed on the final day due to extremely strong winds. It was impossible to run any races on 220 liter big boards with daggerboards and 9,5 big sails for men or 8,5 big sails for the ladies.
Alex Mowday sent us following interesting comment from Cadiz: “We were now just waiting it out – the next day saw 40knots plus and after racing was cancelled, there was a speed sailing contest on front of the center – this was spectacular with Dorian reaching 31.86 knots and lots of big wipeouts – I would invite any of the top speed sailors to try this – 220 l board- 9.8m sail – 66cm fin – 74kg sailors with several water bottles strapped to their waist.”
Watch the video of the final day at Cadiz!