Sam Carter from Waldringfield and Rob Graves from the Corinthian Otters were the overall winners of the Cadet world championship.
Sam Carter from Waldringfield and Rob Graves from the Corinthian Otters were the overall winners of the Cadet world championship which took place from July 25 to August 1 at Stal Yacht Club near Gdynia in Northern Poland.
The winning duo took the event by a comfortable points margin and with two races to spare against 84 other boats. Britain also had two other boats in the top ten and totally dominated the Challenger fleet with the Brits taking the top seven places.
With the help of RYA lottery funding, Britain sent two teams of seven Cadets plus four coaches. After the retirement of Michael McNamara as class coach earlier this year, Malav Shroff was very ably assisted by Liam Murray, Dominica Lindsay and James Ward.
By a wonderful twist of fate, it was James who crewed for Jamie Lea when Britain last won the worlds 10 years ago. And that was in Poland too. James has always kept the Union Jack which he paraded with the team at the time and decided to take it with him to Poland this time as a lucky mascot.
1st Sam Carter (Waldringfield) & Robert Graves (Corinthian Otters), GBR 8546, 18 points
2nd Jim Haverhals & Kyo-Lee Michielson, BEL 8518, 46 points
3rd Matias Buhler & Fernando Garrillo, ARG 7155, 62 points
4th Pippa Wilson & Charlie Hatfield (Royal Lymington), GBR 9000, 66 points
5th Fernando Gwozdz & Fabian August De Mare, ARG 8019, 73 points
6th Miguel Salom Martorell & Borja Matarranaz, ESP 8626, 77 points
7th Matt Summers & Tom Hannington (Highcliffe Sailing Club), GBR 8539, 85 points
8th Francisco and Maria Iglesias Palacio, ESP 9086, 89 points
9th Michal Strumnik and Karol Banczak, POL 9142, 106 points
10th Dmitry Stukalov and Alex Lukianchenko, RUS 9009, 110 points
14th Iain Watson and Paul Ellis, (Royal Lymington), GBR 8528, 134 points
23rd Julia Cornah and Oren Richards, (West Kirby), GBR 9038, 165 points
27th Catherine Putt and Robyn Stock, (Royal Lymington), GBR 8445, 179 points
28th Sophie Harrison and Niki Johnson, (Corinthian Otters), GBR 8541 200 points