Katie Spithill takes her first Busan victory – defeated Lucy Macgregor 3 – 2 in shifty and puffy final
wins World Championship to stretch WIM Series lead
– defeated Pauline Courtois (FRA) 2 – 0 in the final
Renee Groeneveld (NED) broke the dominance of Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby (DEN), by winning their Wednesday match.
American Stephanie Roble and her Epic Racing Team will race all the events on the 2016 WIM Series, to defend their title from 2015. Photo: Christopher Rydblom/WIM Series.
The 29-year-old secured the Open Worlds victory a day ahead of time, having amassed an unassailable lead ahead of the final scheduled day of competition on Sunday (10 January).
The three-time Paralympians had had a long wait for their World Championship hat-trick, having last claimed Worlds golds in 2006 and 2005.
Great Britain secured its first medal on the penultimate day of the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne.
Shea takes command in Busan – WIM Series leader on four wins after tricky first day
Roble successful on Sheboygan waters– wins the event and advances to the top of the WIM Series, the penultimate event of the 2015 WIM Series.
Östling undefeated at the top in Sheboygan– even though Groeneveld scored more wins
Sheboygan, USA, welcomes world top 6 and a total of 11 skippers
A total of eight athletes have been selected across six of the ten sailing events, who between them have won four Olympic medals and seven World Championship golds.
“I can hardly find words, neither in English nor in Danish. It doesn’t get better than this,” a happy Ulrikkeholm Klinkby shines.
Minana’s performance over the week has been so consistent that even if she did not take her place on the 49-boat girls Gold fleet start line on the final day of racing tomorrow, she could not be beaten to the top trophy.
Reigning World Champion and World # 1 Anna Östling, Sweden, didn’t lose a match until the very last fight against Milly Bennett, Australia, but experienced tight racing with a lot of lead changes during the day:
The British Sailing Team’s total tally, including the Paralympic classes which concluded racing yesterday, stands at five gold, three silver and three bronze medals from this home World Cup regatta.
Ranging from 10-15 knots, the breeze coupled with glorious British sunshine, resulted in some exceptional racing on the 2012 Olympic waters. photos Jesús Renedo