take the honours in a full range of conditions. This is how it went...
The board sailors experienced the full range of conditions, meaning that the winner would be the best all-round sailor. In the Men's RS:X, Italian Marco Baglioni won three races and placed second in all the others.
Consistency gave the Italian a five point win over promising Australian Luke Baillie, who won four races but included a fourth and fifth in his total. James Levy (AUS) had the disappointment of an OCS in the last race, but still managed 3rd overall.
The Women's event could not have been closer, with Italian Flavia Tartaglini beating Australia's Jessica Crisp on a countback, five wins to four. It all came down to the final race. Crisp started badly, over the line early, forcing her to re-start.
“It looked better on the right, so I went right, but something happened on the left and that's where Flavia was,” Crisp said. “The winds died and we had to pump up and down the course. At one stage there were three in between Flavia and me and I fought back to get second, but it wasn't enough.”
Tartaglini and multiple Olympians, Crisp and Jannicke Stalstrom of Sweden, who was third, all share a coach and are travelling to Melbourne together for the World Cup, where this strong on-water rivalry will resume.