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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Koritz hang on to RS:X Gold + Video

'Competitors head to the weather mark on day 9 during the Womens RSX medal race of the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships on December 11, 2011 in Perth, Australia.)'    Paul Kane /Perth 2011    Click Here to view large photo

At the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Lee Koritz (ISR) held the grasp on her gold medal positions by just two point after a strong challenge from Zofia Noceti Klepacka (POL).

As predicted yesterday Zofia proved too hot for Marina Alabau [ESP] to handle. She burst off the start line just behind Maayan Davidovich [ISR] who was first to the breakwater underneath the grandstands. Her Polish supporters ashore were having heart palpitations as Zofia hung on until the last nano second to make her tack away from the windless zone close to the boulders.

She came out strong to cross the other eight racers on port in the building breeze of 9-11 knots. At the top mark, It was Maayan round first. Zofia second, then the chasing pack lead by Marina followed with Lee deep.

On the first downwind, Huang Yue (CHN) muscled herself into contention snatching third place from Marina before the bottom gate. Zofia was now in world championship winning position. She didn't put a foot wrong on the extended second upwind.

Attention switched to Lee who was making a last gasp attack to clutch a couple of valuable places back. She knew that if there were only four boards between her and Zofia, her 2011 RS:X World Title was safe.

Lee Korzits of Israel competes on day 9 during the Womens RSX medal race of the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships on December 11, 2011 in Perth, Australia. -  Paul Kane -Perth?nid=91744 2011   Click Here to view large photo

Coming into the bottom gate for the last time. Maayan had built a substantial lead. Zofia was on the left close the spectators on the breakwater. Oh, NO....

Weeeeed... she had to spin the board round to free her fin. As she came out to the middle of the course, would she still be in front of Huang? She had to be to retain silver. It was tight. Her lead had been whittled away. It was less than five meters

Zofia redoubled her effort. She had started this RS:X championships slowly having lost a dear friend. Now she focused on delivering on her promise to race for him. The gold had been snatched from her grasp but she had to make sure of silver.

Taking the left hand gate mark, she gybed with meters to spare. We held our breath. Huang was fighting back. Zofia glanced over her shoulder saw the danger and woomph she pressed her advantage home. Second place in the medal race was hers and the silver medal

The top two at the 2011 RS:X European Windsurfing Championships just a few short months ago had swapped places. Lee Korzitz (ISR) is the World Champion. Zofia Noceti Klepacka (POL) is the vice World Champion and RS:X European Champion.



RS:X Women's Top 10:

1. ISR 1111 Lee-el Korzits 31.0
2. ESP5 Marina Alabau 33.0
3. POL 8 Zofia Noceti-Klpepacka 45.0
4. CHN47 Huang Yue 60.0
5. FRA 4 Charline Picon 64.0
6. ISR 10 Maayan Davidovich 73.0
7. GBR 94 Bryony E Shaw 74.0
8. CHN 7 Li Ling 84.0
9. ITA 11 Laura Linares 87.0
10. UKR9 Olga Maslivets 87.0

Perth ISAF Sailing World Championship website




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