After a week of racing at the test event the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships has ended.
Although the wind didn't allow for medal races on the last day, the 10 sailed races provided a good taste of the venue.
In RS:X men Dutch Dorian van Rijsselberghe raced most steadily; winning 4 races and obtaining a 13 point lead over his rivals. He commented on the venue as challenging but exciting: 'It's been pretty good here and experienced all the courses. It's been very challenging with a lot of current and a lot of difference in wind. It's great, it's not a one way track and keeps the racing exciting."
In RS:X women French Charline Picone won by 12 points after having a very successful beginning with 3 races won back to back and further races in the lead as well. Certainly she fulfilled her goal for this event in the best possible way as she came to Santander to ".. look at the waves, wind, current and learn how to be good in this wind in preparation for Santander 2014."
Podium RS:X Men:
1. NED 8 Dorian Van Rijsselberghe 20 pts
2. FRA 6 Julien Bontemps 33 pts
3. GBR 1 Nick Dempsey 37 pts
Podium RS:X Women:
1. FRA 4 Charline Picon 18 pts
2. GBR 94 Bryony Shaw 30 pts
3. ESP 1 Blanca Manchon 35 pts