James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald are the 2012 49er Youth World Champions.
The British pair finished third overall in the 49er European Championship after the Grand Final race on Lake Garda and were top Youth team. The 49er European title went to Mathieu Frei and Yann Rocherieux of France, second were the Danish pair, Allan Norregaard and Anders Thomsen.
Peters, thrilled and a bit stunned by his performance said, “We managed to scrap through and win our group which meant we went into the top 8 and we sailed really consistently with no bad roundings or capsizing. Incredibly that meant we went into the top 4 and the Croatians had to do a 360 on the last mark and we came 3rd overall, and way surpassed our expectations so we’re really happy.” He added, “I was nervous before every single start.”
15 September 2012 17:08