02/07/2012 | 2 comments
The stand out performer in the women’s fleet all week was Poland’s Zofia Noceti-Klepacka. With only first and second places counting going into the medal race Zofia backed this up with a further one further win, confirming her dominance and winning by a clear margin over Spain’s Marina Alabau. The final podium place went to Lee Korzits from Israel who finished second in the medal race, one place ahead of main rival Maslivets who dropped to fourth overall.
Bryony Shaw finished 10th in the medal race, taking her to 8th in the final results, some great results were mixed with an OCS and a DNF leaving Bryony further down that we know she would have liked. Fellow Brit, Izzy Hamilton finished a credible 20th position with Claudia Carney, Saskia Sills, Noelle Finch and Imogen Sills taking positions 31 to 34.
Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberge was victorious in the men’s fleet, eight points behind Julian Bontempts going into the medal race he had his work cut out. However a win in the final race with Bontemps back in fifth, was enough to leave to two on equal points, with van Rijsselberge taking the title due to his medal race win. Nick Dempsey finished in the final podium place, in third, just behind Bontempts.
Elliot Carney, Dempsey’s training partner took 17th position, posting a couple of top ten results through the week, whilst Sam Sills finished 31st and Tom Squires was just behind him in 34th.
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