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Americans Win 29er Europeans
Locarno, Switzerland: The wind cooperated today on Lake Maggiore with two races sailed to determine the European Champions for 2011. The conditions ranged from very light to bigger breezes at the end of the day hitting 25 knots at times. As a true test of a champion, the best sailors became the winners.
Americans Zack Downing and Andrew Cates continued to sail consistently and secured the championship despite being non-Europeans. Downing and Cates were also the top youth team of the 155 competitors. The top female team was Lin Ea Cenholt Christiansen and Stine Quorning (DEN) with the top European team ISAF Youth World gold medallists Carlos Robles and Florian Trittel (ESP). Australians James Sly and Tom Dwyer finished in second place.
Max Deckers and Annette Duetz (NED) won the silver fleet with Moritz von Werdt and Martin Hofmann of Switzerland atop the bronze. Emerald fleet winners were Sophie and Joris Waller (NED).
For full results: www.29ereuropeans.org