Please select your home edition
Edition
Allen 2018 UK A2030XHL 728x90

29er World Championships at Travemunde, Germany - Overall

by Jerelyn Biehl 28 Jul 2012 18:18 BST 22-28 July 2012

Robles and Trittel take title

Carlos Robles and Florian Trittel (ESP) can add another World title to the resume. This duo secured the 29er World Championship, besting the other 216 teams on the water even before the last race was sailed.

When asked how he felt being 29er World Champion after coming ashore, Carlos Robles commented, "I still don't believe it, I don't know where I am; I'm the happiest person in the world right now!" Asked if they celebrated on the water, he further commented, "We didn't celebrate much on the water as my crew is sick as he has a fever; he's in the car sleeping now." Robles and Trittel sailed a 8-2-25 today saving their discards for the last day with the 8 and 25. Lucas Rual and Kevin Fischer (FRA) widened the points with a 13-1-11 today but good enough to keep them securely in the silver medal position. Third overall was Mateo Majdalani and Klaus Lange (ARG).

Thunderstorms blew through town overnight bringing rain and wind and leftover seas. The 10am start enabled the Gold fleet to complete 3 races with the Silver and Bronze 2 each. Unfortunately some leftover weather cells and heavy winds kept the Emerald fleet from completing races on the final day.

Robles and Trittel claimed the top youth team while Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) who finished second at last weeks 29er European Championship were top female team in 14th overall.

Taariq Jacobs and Neil Malan from South Africa topped the Silver fleet with Kai Becker and Dorian Heitzig (GER) atop the Bronze. Emerald fleet winners remained Andrew Kilburn and Calum Healey from GBR.

The 29er Class is estatic with the largest turnout at the 2012 Worlds and the race management and organization of Travemuende Week. The 2013 Worlds will be held in Aarhus, Denmark and teams are already contemplating their plans for the event.

www.29erworlds.org

Related Articles

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta final summary
Just two points separate the top two boats This year's Banjo's Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta on Hobart's River Derwent has again underlined the depth of sailing talent in Tasmania's most popular junior and youth off-the-beach classes. Posted on 19 Feb
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta dinghy update
Just three points separate the top three 29er skiffs after four races Just three points separate the top three 29er skiffs after four races today in the Banjo's Shoreline Bellerive Regatta, with similar close competition in other off-the-beach classes contesting the regatta. Posted on 18 Feb
Noble Marine 29er Winter Championship
As cold as you'd expect at Draycote in February The Noble Marine 29er Winter Championship at Draycote on 3rd/4th February 2018 was as you would expect... cold! Ian Bullock called it perfectly on Saturday cancelling racing early due to lack of wind allowing the sailors to hit the golf driving range. Posted on 6 Feb
Last call for Early Bird entries
To RYA Youth Nationals 2018 Don't miss out on the Early Bird entry for the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar. Posted on 23 Jan
Australian Team announced for 2018 Youth Worlds
Australia will field a team laced with raw talent, discipline and experience Australia will field a team laced with raw talent, discipline and experience at the Youth Sailing World Championships this year, with most of the sailors declaring hard work as the biggest requirement to achieving success Posted on 17 Jan
Australian Youth Championship wraps up
The stars of tomorrow showed their skills in blustery conditions off Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron The Laser Radial class was hotly contested with Tom Needham sneaking home by two points from Sam King in the boys' division and Paige Caldecoat winning by four points over Maddie O'Shea in the girls' division. Posted on 15 Jan
2018 Australian Youth Championships Day 3
Titles in the balance Four male divisions remain delicately poised after a challenging penultimate day of racing at the 2018 Australian Youth Championships at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Sunday. Posted on 14 Jan
2018 Australian Youth Championships Day 2
Bic Techno Plus and Nacra 15 competitors finding their groove With Youth Olympic qualification on the line, Bic Techno Plus and Nacra 15 competitors are finding their groove at the half way point of the 2018 Australian Youth Championships. Posted on 13 Jan
Australian Youth Championships day 1
Sunny skies and 10 to 15 knot winds Sunny skies and 10 to 15 knot winds greeted competitors at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for day one of the 2018 Australian Youth Championships - and Race Officials made the most of the neat conditions. Posted on 12 Jan
Australian Youth Champs competitors ready to go
Racing starts Friday in the 2018 Australian Youth Championships Competitors hit the waters off Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Thursday as preparations for the 2018 Australian Youth Championships drew to a close. Posted on 11 Jan