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2018 Optimist World Championship Documentary

by Stelios Charalambous 29 Oct 2018 06:42 PDT 27 August - 6 September 2018
2018 Optimist World Championship © ICARUS Sports

264 future stars from 57 countries participated at the biggest stage of the annual racing calendar for the globally popular junior class, the 2018 Optimist World Championship, in Limassol from 27 August to 6 September 2018.

Italian Marco Gradoni wrapped up an impressive victory with nine bullets in 11 races, followed in second place by American Stephan Baker and Thailand's Panwa Boonnak. Maria Perello from Spain finished 14th overall and first in the Girls, followed by Faith Hailey Toh from Singapore and Anjan Von Allmen from Switzerland. Team Thailand won both the Team Racing Competition, followed by Italy and Spain, as well as the Nations Cup with Italy again in second and Brazil in third.

The closing ceremony included very short and informal speeches from the President of IODA, Kevin Whitcraft and the Chairman of the Event and President of Famagusta Nautical Club, Stelios Charalambous.

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