Thailand wins Opti Team Racing Worlds:
The 2018 Optimist World Team Racing Championship was held for 48 4-boat national teams on September 1-2 in Limissol, Cyprus. Sixteen teams survived the qualifying round and advanced to the final stage where Thailand remained perfect to face off against Italy in the final, with Thailand taking the title in light winds while Spain finished third. Defending champions Team USA made it to the final stage but a loss against Thailand moved them to the loser’s bracket where a loss to Spain eliminated them. Details.
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2018 U23 Junior World Championship:
The 2018 Junior World Championship for the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 classes was held August 28 to September 1 for sailors under 23 years of age in Marseille, France. Robert Dickson/ Seán Waddilove (IRL) beat the 51-boat 49er fleet while in the 39-boat 49erFX fleet, Vilma Bobeck/ Malin Tengström (SWE) won the world title (women only) and Keanu Prettner/ Niklas Haberl (AUT) won the open class championship. Italians Gianluigi Ugolini/ Maria Giubilei won Nacra 17 title in the 8-boat fleet….
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