Friday, July 20, 2007

US 29er Girls Win Youth Worlds 2007

29er Girls: USA Gold, GBR Silver, AUS Bronze
In the girls 29er fleet it was the American duo of Emily Dellenbaugh (17) and Briana Provancha (18) who claimed the gold medal with a race to spare in a fleet of 18 boats. 'It hasn’t really sunk in yet,' exclaimed helm Emily Dellenbaugh, the daughter of top America’s Cup sailor David. Both Emily and crew Briana were thrown into the dock in traditional fashion once they realised they had won.'We didn’t expect to do this well,' said an elated Dellenbaugh, but Provancha, who claimed the silver in Korea two years ago with Megan Magill says they were always aiming for a top five finishing position. Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth from Lymington in the UK won the last race and took the silver medals, ahead of the pre-race favourites, Australia’s Hannah Nattrass and Michelle Muller who were only two points behind the British girls.