by Various on 11 May 2008
Scarlino EuroFinn 2008 10 may - Medal Race Ainsle wins Championship James Taylor
This was a dramatic end to an exciting series, that had seen close racing and incidents, with protests involving the leading competitors and the final Medal race deciding the podium positions - a great advertisment for the class and the skills of the worlds top solo racers.
A delighted Ainslie said:
'This does rank amongst one of my more satisfying victories; it is always nice to win when you have been behind going into the last race. It was really difficult conditions, the wind was really shifting and the medal race was delayed by a couple of hours too.
'The Worlds and Olympics are my big goals for the year but the Europeans are an important event and it was important to keep the impetus going in what was my last big event before Beijing.'
Rafael Trujillo speaks for everyone when he says:
'I am truly happy to have raced here in Scarlino, Maremma.
This is a perfect spot to hold races at the highest level and I hope that other events of this importance will soon be organized here.
The surroundings are breathtaking and I really loved the food and the wine!
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