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Dutch pair are F18 World Champions

The Dutch team of Gunnar Larsen and Ferdinand van West are the 2014 F18 World Champions. After 14 years of competing in F18s, Larsen was finally World Champion with Ferdinand van West. Second went to the French pair, Girvan Bontemps and Benjamin Amiot with Taylor Reiss and Matthew Whitehead of the USA completing the podium. Reiss and Whitehead were also 1st Junior crew. Best place British pair were Simon Northrop and Josh O'Brien in 17th.

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On the final day of racing with the title still not decided, Belfast Lough offered a minefield for the competitors to make their way through in light variable wind. Glenn Ashby and Brett Goodall of Australia won all three races but hull damage on Day 3 had removed any chance of their taking the title, they finished 39 overall.

The championship was between the Dutch and the French pair Bontemps and Amiot. Bontemps and Amiot took the advantage in the first race finishing second, Larsen and van West just beat them to the finish in the second race and then completed their victory with a second behind the Australian pair, with Bontemps and Amiot back in 15th.

F18 World Championship Final positions
1st NED 17 Gunnar Larsen / Ferdinand van West 52 pts
2nd FRA 56836 Gurvan Bontemps / Benjamin Amiot 71 pts
3rd USA357 Taylor Reiss / Matthew Whitehead Junior 83 pts
4th FRA 124 Morgan La Graviere / Armaud Jarlegan 113 pts
5th FRA 2222 Tim Mourniac / Jean Christophe Mourniac 120 pts
6th FRA 88 Lois Berrehar / Hugo le Pomellec Junior 124 pts
7th FRA 719 Emeric Dary / David Fanouillere 139 pts
8th BEL 1 Patrick Demesmaeker / Klaas Victor 144 pts
9th FRA 2217 Robert Solune / Riwan Perron Junior 144 pts
10th GER 310 Helge Sach / Christian Sach Master 148 pts
11th NED 4 Jorden Veenman / Frank de Waard 154 pts
12th FRA 1 Thomas Normand / Antoine Jacbert 159.2 pts
13th AUS 359 Glenn Ashby / Brett Goodall 168 pts
14th ARG 666 Ian Rodger / Pablo Volker 173 pts
15th NED 77 Hans van Dam / Marius van Dam 181 pts
16th FRA 8 Jolann Neiras / Antoine Rucard Junior 194 pts
17th GBR 1581 Simon (Nobby) Northrop / Josh O'Brien 195 pts
18th FRA 6 Sebastian Rogues / Matthieu Souben 203 pts
19th FRA 5 Frederic Duthil / Frederic Moreau 207 pts
20th GBR 501 William Sunnucks / Freddie White Master 217 pts
21st GBR 1588 Grant Piggott / Simon Farren 227.5 pts
22nd GER 279 Sven Lindstadt / Maren Odefey Mixed 236 pts
23rd FRA 901 Emmanuel Boulogne / Jean Boulogne 240 pts
24th FRA 117 Roger Cantin / Manquinghen Hughes Junior 290 pts
25th FRA 2218 Phillipe Neiras / Ferrari Francis Master 306 pts
26th GBR 1234 David White / Aaron Reynolds 310 pts
27th GBR 47 Jon Worthington / Seb Greber 316 pts
28th NED1702 Mees Middelweerd / Laurens Sliepenbeek 332 pts
29th GBR 1577 Tim Neal / Bob Fry Master 340 pts
30th FIN 5 Mikko Raisanen / Oliver Hartas Master 348 pts
31st FRA 12 Hugo Lavayssiere / Cocaud Joris 348.3 pts
32nd GBR 503 Matt Young / Sam Barker 350 pts
33rd IRL 1245 Andrew Gallagher / Michael Gunning 350 pts
34th BEL 304 August Maene / Thomas De Somer Junior 386 pts
35th IRL 2014 Adrian Allen / Barry Swanston Master 394 pts
36th NED 488 Jacob Den Houting / Babette Den Houting Mixed 395 pts
37th IRL 007 Richard Swanston / Matt McNicholl Master 405 pts
38th GER 13 Jensuwe Tonne / Hugo Sunnocks 409 pts
39th GBR 1825 Simon John Flack / Neil Green 417 pts
40th GBR 1 Abby Zambinski / Seb Samways Mixed 421 pts
41st GBR 1024 Liz Howell / Alice Silly Female 456 pts
42nd IRL 008 Philip Quinn / Alastair Leslie 501 pts
43rd IRL358 Tim Breen / Aaron O'Reilly 507 pts
44th GBR 215 Nathaniel Ward / Mark Greenaway 522 pts
45th GBR 95 Ghislain Melaine / Greg Crease 533 pts
46th GBR 1171 Chris Brooks / Bobby Drummond 544 pts
47th IRL 137 Dermot McHugh / Siobhan Keogh Mixed 562 pts
48th IRL 120 Dave (Biddy) Biddulph / Alan Gray 563 pts
49th IRL 218 Wyatt Orsmond / Patrick Billington 572 pts
50th GBR 1579 Duncan Haynes / Catherine Haynes Mixed 617 pts
51st GBR 010 Ben Lodge / Niall McLoughlin 644 pts
52nd GBR 1495 Pete Jones / Sam Tute 647 pts
53rd GBR 5 Ian Blease Dudley / Dave Linaker Master 650 pts
54th FRA 833 Thierry Piro / Alexandre Piro Master 665 pts
55th NED 25 Oliver Cornforth / Matthew Tute Junior 673 pts
56th IRL 1193 Stephen Broaders / Siobhan Broaders Mixed 675 pts
57th GBR 957 Richard Ledger / Tom Bruton Master 681 pts
Other prizes:
3. Taylor Reiss and Matthew Whitehead USA (1st Junior)
10. Helge and Christian Sach GER (1st Master)
20. William Sunnucks and Freddie White GBR (2nd Master)
21. Grant Piggott and Simon Farren GBR (3rd Master)
22. Sven Lindstadt and Marne Odefey GER (1st Mixed)

G New
13 July 2014 7:02 GMT


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