Wednesday, January 30, 2008


470 Worlds Champions Erin Maxwell (L) and Isabelle Kinsolving with their coach Skip Whyte Guy Nowell
American’s Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving helped ease the bitter disappointment of missing Olympic selection with an emphatic 10 point world title victory ahead of World No.1 Italians Giulia Conti and Giovanna Micol. “If there was ever a way to make me feel better about not being selected for the Olympics … this is it,” an ecstatic Maxwell said. “I don’t know what the future holds but we’re going to savour today, that’s for sure. “We’re going to campaign for 2012 but jobs, graduate school and marriages come before that,” Maxwell added.
It was been seventeen years since the USA has won a 470 World Championship. 1991 was the last time that the USA had won the Women’s worlds. J. J. Isler and her crew, Pam Healy won in Brisbane Australia, so this is the lucky country for the USA 470 sailors. - & Sailmebourne