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Joshua McKnight wins 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships

dimanche 26 août 2012Redaction SSS [Source RP]

The 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships went down to the wire and were decided in the very last race in fabulous conditions. Joshua McKnight kept his calm, sailed nearly flawlessly and prevailed over fellow countryman Scott Babbage with two bullets in three races. Rob Gough had a very good last day and snatched third place overall from Anthony Kotoun in the last race.

Quotes of the day

Joshua McKnight (AUS) : “I’m pretty relieved because a lot of effort and money has been going into this program. I sailed a little bit more consistently when there was less breeze and Scott was a bit more unfortunate in one race where he got a 16th but that’s sailing. It’s really unfortunate for him. He probably put more time into this regatta than anybody else. I feel kind of bad taking it away from him but at the same time I’m happy and relieved I did it. It wasn’t all easy today. Scott was ahead in the first mark but I had a two-point lead coming into the day so I knew I had to take a lot less risk than he did in order to win. I tried to sail safely and even if he did beat me in the second race on the finish line, I figured it was just one point. Scott and I train a lot in this type of conditions and he’s the one that usually gets away and waits for me. So, for me to win in these conditions is really surprising. ”

Scott Babbage (AUS) : “I’m pretty disappointed although I’m happy for Josh because he sailed very well. As I said before, we have been training together all winter and it’s good to see that training paid off. The start of the week was good, I had a very good qualifying series but I had a bad day in the final that cost me.”

Rob Goough (AUS) : “The last day of the worlds was fantastic with very good breeze and good waves. I had a good day, I sailed around pretty comfortably and I could watch the battle between Josh and Scott. When I came to the worlds my goal was to make the top three. I was eighth coming this morning, so I’m pretty happy. ”


Voir en ligne : Press info www.mothworlds.org


Final Top 10 results after 9 races (1 discard) and qualifying rank

1. Joshua McKnight (AUS), 2+2+(4)+1+2+4+1+1+3+1=17 2. Scott Babbage (AUS), 1+1+1+2+(16)+5+4+2+2+2=20 3. Rob Gough (AUS), 12+4+3+5+(11)+10+10+3+1+3=51 4. Anthony Kotoun (ISV), 4+3+2+10+(33)+1+2+7+16+8=53 5. Andrew McDougall (AUS), 7+7+12+8+7+(34)+3+5+7+5=61 6. Bora Gulari (USA), 3+5+11+3+8+2+8+(36)+20+6=66 7. Chris Rashley (GBR), 5+12+9+11+13+9+(61 DSQ)+4+4+7=74 8. Julian Salter (AUS), 8+9+6+7+(38)+3+7+16+13+16=85 9. Simon Payne (GBR), 11+(31)+16+12+4+11+14+10+8+11=97 10. Brad Funk(USA), 18+6+10+4+1+8+5+(61 DNC)+14+33=99



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