RS:X Worlds: Hook in and hold on!

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Cadiz continues to be battered by storm-force winds on Day 6…

The RS:X World Championships in Spain are entering their final days and the action is only getting more exciting! Day 6 saw gusts peaking over 50 knots. Too much wind for the RS:X Class surely? No… As opposed to racing, the organisers decided instead to simply switch to speed sailing! While they may never break the 50-knot barrier on their 9.5 metre sails, the competitors gave it a very good go in the howling winds.

Defending World Champion Dorian van Rijsselberge from the Netherlands hit an incredible 31.86knots, securing the win in the mens fleet while Hanna Zembrzuska won the ladies fleet, just shy of 26 knots. The two sailors shared the $1,000 prize money.

Check out a video of the action from Day 6 below and Nick Dempsey storming into second place on Day 5 at the bottom of the page…

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