Delphis Dart 18 Worlds at Royal Belgian Sailing Club - Final
On the final day of the Delphis Dart18 World Championships there was a thorough battle for the first place.
Race 9 was led from begin to end by Patrick en son Henri Demesmaeker from Belgium. For second place Belgium team Philip Hendrickx and Gaetan Bols and Dan Norman and Melanie Rogers from UK battled, finally Norman-Rogers took second place and Hendrickx-Bols third. This meant that Norman had to win the last race to win from the Kernicks (Great Brittan). So the championship was still open. Race 10 was won by Dave and Louise Roberts, followed by Partrick and Henri Demesmaeker and David Lloyd and Joanna Jones- Pierce third. Unfortunately team Norman-Rogers only managed 11th which was not enough for the title.
Alan and Fiona Kernick from England got the world title with a 9 point lead. The second place goes to Dan Norman & Melanie Rogers. Former world Champion Thierry Wibeaux is third. The first Belgian team are father and son Patrick and Henri Demesmaeker on the fifth place.
1. Alan Kernick – Fiona Kernick (GBR), 27 pts
2. Dan Norman – Melanie Rogers (GBR), 36 pts
3. Thierry Wibeaux – Christine Wibeaux (FRA), 50 pts
4. Emmanuel Dodé – Fred Moreau (FRA), 58 pts
5. Patrick Demesmaeker – Henri Demesmaeker (BEL), 60 pts
First Junior Team (both under 21): Philip Hendrickx – Gaetan Bols (BEL)
First Junior Skipper (Under 21): Chris Goymer
First Master Team (Combined age of +90): Alan Kernick – Fiona Kernick (GBR)
First Female Skipper: Nicolette van Gorp – Ruud van Gisbergen (NED)
Event website: www.dart18worlds2011.com