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Youth Worlds : The Nations Trophy was won by Australia with boy’s Laser Radial sailor Alistair Young leading the charge

Monday 4 January 2016Redaction SSS [Source RP]

The final day of the 45th Youth Sailing World Championships produced some tense finishes as medal places were mixed about on the waters of Langkawi, Malaysia. The gold medal in the boy’s Laser Radial and 420 were already decided, with some of the sailors in other fleets knowing they had a medal, just not what colour it would be. There were also some who had a medal in their grasp, but just couldn’t quite hold on at the last.


The French domination continued in the SL16 as Louis Flament and Charles Dorange again had a perfect day winning all three races in the gold fleet.

In Flament’s words,

"We won a lot of races and we controlled our opponents since the start of competition.”

The French precision ensured they managed everyone in the fleet with the only blot on their copy book a fifth place finish in their ninth race.

Describing what happened in that race, a laughing Flament said,

"It’s my fault. I fell in the water and Charles had to come back and pick me up.”

Even with his swim, the continuous bullets meant that they were too strong to catch, but with Flament aged out of the next Youth Worlds, would Dorange come back with a new partner? He put it simply, "I think not. We are going to stay as team and go forward.”

Trying to catch them all week were Australian’s Shaun Connor and Sophie Renouf who before the regatta had never raced an SL16. The pair adapted well to take a silver medal, but their tally of 26 points was no match for the French teams 14 points.

Rounding out the medals with a bronze was New Zealand’s Tamryn Lindsay and William Mckenzie who couldn’t match their neighbours as they fell away with a string of fourth place finishes as the regatta drew towards its conclusion.

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List of Winners

420 Boys

  • Gold – Will Logue and Bram Brakman (USA)
  • Silver - Leonardo Lombardi and Rodrigo Luz (BRA)
  • Bronze – Douglas Elmes and Colin O’Sullivan (IRL)

420 Girls

  • Gold – Julia Szmit and Hanna Dzik (POL)
  • Silver – Nia Jerwood and Lisa Smith (AUS)
  • Bronze – Maria Caba and Carla Diaz (ESP)

29er Boys

  • Gold - Peter Lin Janezic and Anze Podlogar (SLO)
  • Silver – Jackson Keon and Nick Egnot Johnson (NZL)
  • Bronze – Tomas Mathisen and Mads Mathisen (NOR)

29er Girls

  • Gold – Sirre Kronlof and Veera Hokka (FIN)
  • Silver – Laerke Graversen and Iben Nielsby Christensen (DEN)
  • Bronze – Greta Stewart and Kate Stewart (NZL)


  • Gold – Louis Flament and Charles Dorange (FRA)
  • Silver – Shaun Connor and Sophie Renouf (AUS)
  • Bronze – Tamryn Lindsay and William McKenzie (NZL)

Laser Radial Boys

  • Gold – Alistair Young (AUS)
  • Silver – George Gautrey (NZL)
  • Bronze – Daniel Whiteley (GBR)

Laser Radial Girls

  • Gold – Maria Erdi (HUN)
  • Silver – Hannah Anderssohn (GER)
  • Bronze – Magdalena Kwasna (POL)

RS:X Boys

  • Gold – Titouan le Bosq (FRA)
  • Silver – Francisco Saubidet Birkner (ARG)
  • Bronze – Brenno Francioli (BRA)

RS:X Girls

  • Gold - Stefania Elfutina (RUS)
  • Silver - Emma Wilson (GBR)
  • Bronze – Xian Ting Huang (CHN)

Nations Trophy

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand
  3. France

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