- Swiss duo Axel Grandjean and Noémie Fehlmann win title despite catastrophic race 11 capsize
The last day of the Nacra15 World Championships delivered on all its promises of a dramatic, exciting showdown.
The Swiss mixed duo Axel Grandjean and Noémie Fehlmann win the title despite a catastrophic race 11 capsize finishing with 35 points.
Two points behind the winners, the La Rochelle pair Thomas Proust and Eloise Clabon took silver medal with 37 points and the bronze went to Manolo Geslin Grimaud and Marion Declef with 40 points.
The prize list honours two very young teams: the Swiss winners Axel Grandjean and Noémie Fehlmann are just 17 years old. Their runners up are Thomas Proust and Eloïse Clabon just 15 and 17 years old.
These two duos both topped the under-19 classification and at the same time and so won their tickets for the World Sailing Worlds (mid-December in Oman).
Best placed British competitors were Theo Williams and Abi Clarke 14th overall and Ben Harris and Annabel Luxton in 29th place.
Nacra15 World Championships – Final Leaders after 12 races (2 discards)
1st SUI 270 Axel GRANDJEAN/ Noémie FEHLMANN, 35 pts
2nd FRA 222 Thomas Proust/ Eloise Clabon, 37 pts
3rd FRA 167 Manolo GESLIN GRIMAUD/ Marion DECLEF, 40 pts
4th BEL 300 Kwinten BORGHIJS/Lieselotte BORGHIJS,42 pts
5th FRA 175 Camille RIGAUD/ Julien MOUTARDE, 44 pts
6th SUI 196 Clément GUIGNARD/ Marie MAZUAY, 48 pts
7th FRA 223 Clément Martineau/Lou Mourniac, 50 pts
8th NED 134/ Bart KOOIJMAN / BEUK, 51 pts
9th FRA 210 Eliott Coville/Gustave Liot, 53pts
10th ESP 140 Max RONDEAU/ Mar GARCIA, 56 pts