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!