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Australia won 6 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals over the weekend at the inaugural Ocean Racing World Championships in Vila Do Conde, Portugal.
Over 380 athletes from 5 continents competed in what was a combined seniors and masters event. Under 18s also raced, however the Junior World Championships will be held in Copenhagen later this year.
Despite being in an area that normally only sees five days without wind each year, the week leading up to the race brought only still skies. The conditions came good for race day, although the breeze died down toward the end of the singles race. The best weather of the week blew in for the doubles race on Sunday, which was held as a test event for future World Championships. Aussie Tim Jacobs paired up with South African Michele Eray to win the senior mixed doubles.
Jacobs described how the pair took the lead at the end of the race.
‘First half of the race, I will be honest in saying that it was feeling like it was going to be a long paddle.’
‘we found our groove with 4km to go, it was game on!’
Our Australian medalists included Julie Jenkinson, who won gold in the 45-49 SS1. Mark Anderson and Tommy Woodriff took the win in the SS2 35-39s while Rob & Julie Jenkinson were number one in the 45-49 mixed SS2 class. And of course, Tim Jacobs took the silver in spectacular style in the open men’s SS1.
Aussie Jim Walker won silver in the SS1 40-44 age category, as did Tony King in the SS1 60-64 class. Tom Norton and Michael Booth teamed up for the senior men’s SS2 and came away with another silver for Australia.
Cory Hill won bronze in the open men’s SS1, as did Michael Booth in the under 23 SS1 and Jamie Brinkworth in the junior women’s SS1.
See below for a list of all the Australian results and times, and follow the link for the results in full.
In the women’s K1 event Michelle Burn (RSA) created an exciting finish. She was leading the race until she missed the final turning buoy and had to paddle back for it, allowing Michelle Eray (RSA) to overtake. Burn then took 2nd place after tussling with Nikki Mocke (RSA) in a sprint for the finish.
Missing from action was South African favourite Dawid Mocke, who was taken ill with appendicitis and could not compete.
SS1 Overall Men
1st Sean Rice (RSA) 1:30:06.11
2nd Tim Jacobs (AUS) 1:30:06.11
3rd Cory Hill (AUS) 1:30:46.48
SS1 Senior Men
2nd Cory Hill (AUS) 1:30:46.48
3rd Sam Norton (AUS) 1:32:07.85
8th Gregory Tobin (AUS) 1:36:36.59
25th Peter Hinds (AUS) 1:45:28.64
52nd Sean McKenzie (AUS) 2:09:24.68
SS1 U23 Men
1st Grant Walt (RSA) 1:31:49.15
3rd Michael Booth (AUS) 1:34:14.41
6th Mackenzie Hynard (AUS) 1:40:29.93
9th Sam Djodan (AUS) 1:42:02.68
15th Nick Wagner (AUS) 1:46:15.49
19th Michael Rawson (AUS) 1:49:04.26
SS1 Junior Men
1st Kenny Rice (RSA) 1:37:01.53
9th Joseph Hall (AUS) 1:50:18.31
11th Craig Graham (AUS) 1:51:41.60
SS1 35-49 Men
1st Tim Jacobs (AUS) 1:30:36.52
5th Mark Anderson (AUS) 1:37:00.32
10th Luke Ogarey (AUS) 1:44:44.24
SS1 40-44 Men
1st Dorian Wolter (USA) 1:35:11.72
2nd Jim Walker (AUS) 1:39:47.67
4th David Tudor-Jones (AUS) 1:42:26.31
5th Tommy Woodriff (AUS) 1:42:26.31
SS1 50-54 Men
1st Osakr Chalupsky (RSA) 1:36:53.32
6th Rob Jenkinson (AUS) 1:48:08.26
7th Richard Eadie (AUS) 1:48:46.44
SS1 60-64 Men
1st Colin Smith (GBR) 1:48:55.08
2nd Tony King (AUS) 1:52:52.48
7th Neil Carlyle (AUS) 2:02:00.01
8th Tim Hookins (AUS) 2:07:38.98
SS1 Senior Women
1st Michele Eray (RSA) 1:43:27.68
9th Hannah Minogue (AUS) 1:53:50.90
SS1 U23 Women
1st Teneale Hatton (NZL) 1:44:06.34
6th Bridget Little (AUS) 2:00:56.49
SS1 Junior Women
1st Kirsten Flanagan (RSA) 1:49:06.20
3rd Jamie Brinkworth (AUS) 2:01:46.94
SS1 45-59 Women
1st Julie Jenkinson (AUS) 1:58:38.57
SS2 Senior Men
1st Hank McGregor/Grant Walt (RSA) 1:20:49.65
2nd Tom Norton/Michael Booth (AUS) 1:21:59:22
SS2 35-39 Men
1st Mark Anderson/Tommy Woodriff (AUS) 1:23:13.95
SS2 Senior Mix
1st Tim Jacobs/Michele Eray (AUS/RSA) 1:22:42.48
SS2 45-49 Mix
1st Rob Jenkinson/Julie Jenkinson (AUS) 1:40:45.23