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RS-X Windsurfing World Championship - Dempsey makes history in Búzios

by Mariana Peccicacco/Velassessoria on 8 Mar 2013
2013 RS:X World Championship Vincenzo Baglione http://www.albaria.com/
The 2013 RS:X Windsurfing World Championship winners in Búzios, Brazil have now been decided. Despite the good weather, the sailors had to wait for almost an hour to do the medal race. It was about 13h (1600GMT) when the race committee started the men’s race.

The British Nick Dempsey was the leader of the competition, nine points ahead the Dutchman Dorian Van Rijsselberge, in second. On the water, each sailor did their own race, and Dorian could manage better the shifty winds and won the race, finishing second on the championship. Nick was second on the race, adding four more points on the overall results, enough to ensure his second world title. Curiously, it is the inverted podium of the last Olympics when Dorian was gold and Nick silver in his homewaters in Weymouth.




'I’m very happy. The race was really difficult because of the wind and I was a little anxious, but everything was good at the end', said Nick Dempsey, the first man to secure two world titles in the RS:X board.

Who was also happy was the Greek Byron Kokkalanis. He, local Ricardo ‘Bimba’ Winicki and the Israeli Nimrod Mashiah went to the race with the same 41 points. So whoever finished the race in the front would ensure the bronze medal. Kokkalanis ended the medal race in third, celebrating a lot after the finishing line.

'It was really hard, I had to fight with Bimba and luckily this was my turn. I knew he was going to fight to be third so my goal was to end in front of him. I had a lot of problems in the past year, lost the European Championship on the tiebreaker and the third place on the Worlds by one point, so today was my day,' celebrated Kokkalanis.

Bimba was racing at home and was considered one of the favorites to win the race today, but the fight with Kokkalanis put him in sixth on the race and fourth at the championship.

'Everybody had the same chances and I needed to put the Greek and the Israeli behind me. I got rid of Nimrod on the start, but Kokkalanis sailed really well, on my neck and finished two positions ahead,' said Bimba.

On the girls fleet, the Israeli Lee El Korsiz did a great job yesterday, opening 21 points from the fellow Maayan Davidovich, ensuring the third world title in a row. Despite that, she sailed the medal race, ending it in eighth. The winner, for the cheer of the local crowd, was the Brazilian Patrícia Freitas. 'I’m so happy that I cannot explain my feelings. Brazil has a great energy and it was essential for me to win,' said Lee, the three times RS:X world champion.



Final results:

Men’s Fleet


1. 1. Nick Dempsey, GBR, 30 pontos perdidos
2. 2. Dorian Van Rijsselberge, NED, 37 pp
3. 3. Byron Kokkalanis, GRE, 49 pp
4. 4. Ricardo Winick, BRA, 53 pp
5. 5. Piotr Myszka, POL, 57 pp
6. 6. Nimrod Maschiah, ISR, 59 pp
7. 7. Shahar Zubari, ISR, 77 pp
8. 8. Ivan Pastor, ESP, 78 pp
9. 9. Pierre Le Coq, FRA, 84 pp
10. 10. Louis Giard, FRA, 87 pp

Women’s Fleet:

1. 1. Lee-El Korsiz, ISR, 44 pontos perdidos
2. 2. Bryony Shaw, GBR, 60 pp
3. 3. Maayan Davidovich, ISR, 67 pp
4. 4. Tuuli Petaja-Siren, FIN, 71 pp
5. 5. Charline Picon, FRA, 77 pp
6. 6. Qiaoshan Weng, CHN, 81 pp
7. 7. Blanca Manchon, ESP, 88 pp
8. 8. Patrícia Freitas, BRA98 pp
9. 9. Olha Maslivets, UKR, 100 pp
10. 10. Hayley Chan, HKG, 119 RSX Windsurfing World Championship website

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