by Sail Canada
In the 2013 Finn Silver Cup, Jorg Zarif (BRA) will make his return to Brazil with the Jorg Bruder Silver Cup, a well deserved victory by Zarif who didn't leave any doubt by winning the lastpodium finishers credit Finn Class race of the championship in totally different conditions. Jake Lilley (AUS) and Martin Robitaille (CAN) take Silver and Bronze, forming a tri-continental podium.
Finn Silver Cup podium
With a south wind around eight to 12 knots, the racing was more tactical even if the left side along the beach was the favoured option of most of the fleet. Zarif followed his plan, starting at the left of the fleet and aiming straight for the left side. With a comfortable lead at the top mark, Zarif was never troubled and added a 6th victory to his impressive score.
The defending World Champion couldn't make his way around the top mark, losing several places. With no pumping allowed on the downwind, it was harder to catch up places and the Canadian crossed the line in 11 but kept third place overall and the Bronze. Congratulations to Martin!
The Finn Junior World Championship was a real display of athletism and endurance for these young sailors who raced nearly every day from 8am in a very fresh breeze. With four continents represented with the top four sailors and nine countries in the top ten, it was a well disputed regatta of the highest level. The future Finn stars were in Malcesine.
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