Richardson & Groves strike gold in Australia!
Max Richardson & Alex Groves of Hastings SC and Island Barn SC today claimed Youth Gold Medals, and bronze overall, in a nail biting finish to the 29er World Championships in Sorrento. Australians Thomas and Warren clinched overall Gold with 2 1st places in the final 2 races of what has been a challenging and exciting finals. The fleet launched on time and sailed the first race of the day in a 6 knot easterly breeze. GBR scored 3 top 10 results in the race. The fleet were then sent ashore as the breeze dropped. Once the sea breeze kicked in, the fleet were again launched in a good 15-20 knot easterly breeze. The stronger wind did not suit Dutch girls Bekkering/Kisters who dropped to 6th overall. Bleddyn & Tom raised their game, in spite of an OCS in the 2nd race of the day to finish 4th overall. With James & Ed finishing 7th overall, GBR had 3 teams in the top 10 which comprised of 7 Nationalities showing the depth of competition. A fantastic result by all GBR sailors at what has been a superb event.