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I-14 Worlds underway in Carnac, France

Glen Truswell and Sam Pascoe, reigning World Champions, took the first race of the I-14 Worlds in Carnac, France

Truswell and Pascoe were closely followed by Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane with Archie Massey and Harvey Hillary third.

The British domination stopped there though, as David Hayter and Trent Neighbour, the Aussie duo, clinched fourth from Katie Nurton and Nigel Ash on the finish line.

The 79 strong fleet launched into a brisk, gusty 12-15 knot offshore breeze.

Seconds after the start gun, the entire fleet had shot off the line and were half way up the beat with an even split across the course.

The 14’s were tightly packed together, the crews fighting for inches.

As the race wore on however, the fleet was not without its casualties.

Twenty boats were non-finishers with several crews going swimming, and others being forced to retire due to breakages.

International 14 - World Championship, Day 1 leaders (79 entries)

1st GBR 1553 Glen Trusswell / Sam Pascoe Castle Cove SC 1 pts
2nd GBR 1541 Roger Gilbert / Ben McGrane Hayling Island SC 2 pts
3rd GBR 1519 Archie Massey / Harvey Hillary Itchenor SC 3 pts
4th AUS 666 David Hayter / Trent Neighbour TBA 4 pts
5th GBR 1557 Katie Nurton / Nigel Ash RYS 5 pts
6th GER 78 Oliver Voss / Eike Ehrig KYC 6 pts
7th AUS 661 Brad Devine / Ian Furlong TBA 7 pts
8th GER 78 Georg Borkenstein / Eike Dietrich WSCW 8 pts
9th AUS 672 David Alexander / Daniel Wildson ASC 9 pts
10th GBR 1530 Neale Jones / Ed Fitzgerald Itchenor SC 10 pts