Maxwell and Kinsolving (USA) are 470 World Champs
by Sail-world.com/uk on 30 Jan 2008
Erin Maxwell and Isabella Kinsolving from the USA win women's 470 World Championship.
Isabelle Kinsolving, Erin Maxwell (USA)
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Second were Giula Conti and Giovanna Micol of Italy and in third Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson of Australia.
Britain's Christina Bassadone and Saskia Clark finished seventh overall.
Conditions for the top 10 double points medal race were perfect today for the lightweight Aussie combination, who overnight trailed triple world champions Marcelien de Koning and Lobke Berkhout (NED) by just one point.
In 7-10 knot shifty winds, Rechichi and Parkinson sailed a near tactically perfect race to set themselves up for a podium finish. Knowing they had to beat the Dutch girls to have any chance of a bronze medal, they kept them in sight for the entire race.
Italy's Conti and Micol managed to win the medal race to consolidate the silver medal position, with Maxwell and Kinsolving finishing fourth, Rechichi and Parkinson fifth and de Koning/Berkhout second last in the 10 boat fleet.
470 Women - Final Medal race and overall leading positions
1 USA1757 MAXWELL, Erin 46 8 54 54
2 ITA 23 CONTI, Giulia 62 2 64 64
3 AUS357 RECHICHI, Elise 70 10 80 80
4 NED11 DE KONING, Marcelien 69 18 87 87
5 FRA4 PETITJEAN, Ingrid 75 14 89 89
6 AUT431 VOGL, Sylvia 96 4 100 100
7 GBR833 BASSADONE, Christina 98 6 104 104
8 SWE331 TORGERSSON, Therese 86 20 106 106
9 ARG108 FERNANDA, Sesto 95 12 107 107
10 GER21 KADELBACH, Kathrin 109 16 125 125
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