Sail-World.com : Aussies take 29er World Championship
Aussies take 29er World Championship
'29er’s fleet - 49er World Championships - Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, Australia'
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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
2 AUS WHITE, Byron 75
3 GBR RICHARDSON, Max 83
4 GBR MON, Bleddyn 87
5 AUS CHAPMAN, Andrew 93
6 NED BEKKERING, Annemiek 95
7 GBR PETERS, James 98
8 DEN SOGAARD, Henrik Rask 100
KRISTENSEN, Soren Wiegand
9 NZL MALONEY, Alexandra 103
10 AUS ROSE, Joel 107
11 AUS NATTRASS, Hannah 135
12 AUS PEATE, Nick 136
13 AUS DOYLE, Lachlan 138
14 DEN ANDERSEN, Katrine Ditmar 156
15 RSA JACOBS, Taariq 157
16 GBR PETERS, Frances 158
17 SIN LIU, Justin 158
18 AUS O'ROURKE, Sean 163
19 GBR DIAMOND, Hannah 165
20 AUS SMITH, Shane 171
21 AUS LLEWELYN, William 173
22 GBR DIAMOND, Becky 175
23 AUS SLY, James 176
24 GBR DURHAM, Thomas 187
25 ARG SIELECKI, Micael 192
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