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8 Metre Worlds at Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club Overall

by RNCYC 22 Jul 2007 17:50 BST 16-21 July 2007

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The final day of the 8 metre Centennial World Championship 2007 started with very light winds and only three points between the leaders, the Swiss boat Alluette and the Scottish boat, Lafayette.

The start was postponed because of the light easterly winds. Following a general recall the race finally started at 1.00 pm. At the first weather mark Hollandia were first round ,closely followed by Windy, then Yquem, Saskia, Ganymede and Alluette. Lafayette was well down the fleet and rounded the mark with Catina and If, managing to overtake both boats at the mark.

Coming up to the leeward mark Hollandia had taken a commanding lead with Yquem second. The wind veered as the boats were coming up to the second weather mark. Hollandia was still in the lead but was caught by Yquem, followed by Wyvern and Alluette.

On the final leg Yquem overtook Hollandia and pulled away to cross the line first. Hollandia was second, Alluette third and Wyvern fourth.

The overall winner, taking the World Cup was Alluette, Lafayette finished second and Hollandia third. Chris Proffit, Managing Director of Chopard, the main sponsor of the event, went on board Alluette at the finish to be the first to congratulate the World Cup winners.

Full results at www.8metre-rncyc.com

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