The Worlds in Medemblik have come to a close, with some tight racing across all fleets.
Boards caught up with coach Ian Roberts for a round up of the competition:
‘This time last year we were enjoying huge success in San Francisco. A year on, and we’ve had a fantastic World Championships in Medemblik. The racing in the Techno’s was really tough all week in sweltering temperatures with breeze that shifted frequently and an unprecedented standard of sailing. Unfortunately, we were unable to bring home any top 3 places, but boy were we close! In reality, this has proved a fantastic learning experience for all involved and the future for Techno, and for Team GBR’s up and coming talents is very bright indeed. I’m really proud of the team – all British sailors showed incredible determination and dedication through the week. For many of them, the highlight was meeting Dorian and seeing his Gold medal, but I hope their learning stretches far deeper than this. We pitted our wits against some truly awesome sailors, learnt a great deal and roll on 2013.’
Boys U17 Gold Fleet
Girls U17 Gold Fleet – Emma Labourne finishes fourth, with Emma Wilson in fifth.
Girls U15 – Sarah Labourne finishes 9th
Day Five Video:
Day Four Video: