Medals were decided in ten Olympic events on Biscayne Bay under sunny skies and enough wind for good racing. This year’s regatta offered a little bit of everything, including success from former champions, major upsets, and a glimpse into the future of Olympic level one-design sailing.
Individual race highlights are available on the ISAF YouTube Channel and ISAF FTP. See below:
Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA) secured gold in emphatic fashion in the Nacra 17, winning the Medal Race by 16 seconds over compatriots Federica Salva and Francesco Bianchi.
Saturday belonged to the French team of Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion who notched their first ISAF World Cup victory. A fourth place finish was good enough to secure the gold medal.
World #3 Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) continued their triumphant ways on Saturday by coming from behind to win the medal race and seal the gold medal in the small but talented Women’s 470.
World #2 Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) continued his winning ways and held on to his three point lead fromFriday. He placed fifth Saturday, which was enough to win by four points over medal race winner and 2013 World Champion Robert Scheidt (BRA).
World #1 Bryony Shaw (GBR) once again proved her all-round credentials in the Women’s RS:X by taking her first gold of 2014.
A Medal Race bullet ensured Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) took gold in style in the Men’s RS:X.
The 2011 World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) made a successful come from behind victory on Saturday to take home the gold medal. Scott finished nine seconds behind Luke Lawrence (USA) for second place. Overnight leader Oliver Tweddell (AUS) slipped up with an eighth place finish Saturdayafter leading by nine points.