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Lucas - Clutching defeat from the jaws of victory

Britain’s Helena Lucas went into the final race of the 2.4mR World Championships at Poole, with a nine point lead, just needing to stay near her rival, Sweden’s Stellan Berlin to ensure her first world title. But, it was not to be and a 21st place finish with Berlin finishing second meant a record-breaking seventh Worlds’ gold, with Lucas having to settle for silver. Lucas understandably described herself as “Completely gutted. Clutching defeat from the jaws of victory, I think is the expression,” she said.

Lucas’ British Sailing Team teammate, Megan Pascoe, wrapped up a hard-fought bronze, capitalising on 23 Black Flag Disqualifications (BFDs) in the opening race of the day to post three good results and win her second successive Worlds bronze.

Stellen Berlin takes 7th 2.4mR World titleClick image for a larger image

2.4mR - International 2.4mR World Championship, Final leaders (75 entries)
1 SWE379 Stellan BERLIN M 3 2 4 6 4 4 13 1 10 5 2 41 pts
2 GBR100 Helena LUCAS F 9 5 1 4 1 3 3 3 13 1 21 43 pts
3 GBR98 Megan PASCOE F 4 10 12 7 2 2 4 6 4 3 3 45 pts
4 SWE423 Lennart HESELIUS M 10 7 13 15 10 10 9 2 2 8 19 86 pts
5 FIN168 Rikard BJURSTRÖM M 6 1 9 19 9 7 17 11 BFD76 11 4 94 pts
6 SWE364 Peter ANDERSSON M 1 4 3 8 5 8 32 16 BFD76 20 6 103 pts
7 GBR75 Ian BARKER M 2 OCS76 2 3 13 1 1 4 BFD76 2 1 105 pts
8 NOR114 Harald ROLFSNES M 11 OCS76 21 9 8 5 40 9 14 7 10 134 pts
9 FIN175 Marko DAHLBERG M 22 8 23 26 23 6 7 13 27 4 5 137 pts
10 SWE441 Hans ASKLUND M 8 16 34 11 11 31 6 17 12 19 9 140 pts
11 FIN167 Janne LAINE M 13 48 5 14 15 11 23 26 1 27 11 146 pts
12 FIN133 Jan FORSBOM M 18 OCS76 7 5 6 9 10 5 BFD76 12 8 156 pts
13 CAN39 Bruce MILLAR M 19 23 8 1 21 16 22 18 BFD76 43 17 188 pts
14 GBR88 Martin WHITTINGHAM-JONES M 7 24 10 33 44 12 26 10 19 35 25 201 pts
15 USA165 Daniel EVANS M 25 6 19 12 41 50 25 22 23 34 14 221 pts
16 FIN173 Niko SALOMAA M 30 38 25 13 18 20 29 7 BFD76 18 26 224 pts
17 GBR87 Will STREET M 43 13 39 10 28 26 21 34 3 38 15 227 pts
18 GER44 Lasse KLÖTZING M 36 DNF76 DNC76 17 7 37 11 23 7 9 18 241 pts
19 FIN166 Pauli IMMONEN M 39 29 29 29 14 23 45 14 17 17 36 247 pts
20 SWE378 Per AHRBOM M 38 30 22 21 26 28 36 20 BFD76 15 22 258 pts

Helena LucasClick image for a larger image

G New
13 September 2013 22:30 GMT


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