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Aussies take 29er World Championship

'29er’s fleet - 49er World Championships - Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, Australia'    Teri Dodds ©

Steve Thomas and Jasper Warren of Australia won the 29er World Championship ahead of Byron White and Will Ryan, also from Australia. Max Richardson and Alex Groves of Britain finished third and Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humpherys (GBR) fourth.

Thomas and Warren were not in the box seat coming into the final day, but their fourth and two wins clinched the Championship. They beat nearest rivals and silver medallists Byron White/William Ryan by a sizeable 19 points and bronze medallists Max Richardson/Alex Groves (GBR) by 29 points.

29er - Final positions

1 AUS THOMAS, Steven 54pts
WARREN, Jasper
2 AUS WHITE, Byron 75
RYAN, William
3 GBR RICHARDSON, Max 83
GROVES, Alex
4 GBR MON, Bleddyn 87
HUMPHREYS, Tom
5 AUS CHAPMAN, Andrew 93
CHAPMAN, William
6 NED BEKKERING, Annemiek 95
KISTERS, Jeske
7 GBR PETERS, James 98
FITZGERALD, Ed
8 DEN SOGAARD, Henrik Rask 100
KRISTENSEN, Soren Wiegand
9 NZL MALONEY, Alexandra 103
TUKE, Blair
10 AUS ROSE, Joel 107
WOODS, Jamie
11 AUS NATTRASS, Hannah 135
MULLER, Michelle
12 AUS PEATE, Nick 136
MARA, Rhys
13 AUS DOYLE, Lachlan 138
WELLS, Shaun
14 DEN ANDERSEN, Katrine Ditmar 156
LUXHOI, Rie
15 RSA JACOBS, Taariq 157
MALAN, Neil
16 GBR PETERS, Frances 158
LASKO, Claire
17 SIN LIU, Justin 158
CHENG, Sherman
18 AUS O'ROURKE, Sean 163
WALKER, Evan
19 GBR DIAMOND, Hannah 165
MACLEAN, Dicken
20 AUS SMITH, Shane 171
MARTIN, Rayshele
21 AUS LLEWELYN, William 173
MIGHELL, Harry
22 GBR DIAMOND, Becky 175
HAMPSHIRE, Fiona
23 AUS SLY, James 176
GILLIES, Andrew
24 GBR DURHAM, Thomas 187
COOPER, Alex
25 ARG SIELECKI, Micael 192
WAGMAISTER, Tomás




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