Spain’s Blanca Manchon, a long distance visitor, took victory in Melbourne. She was who was well ahead of the fleet in the women’s RS:X class, crossing the line first in seven of her 11 starts. Manchon finished well ahead of dual Australian Olympian Jessica Crisp in second place on 26 points and Kate Ellingham (NZL) in third place, four points back.
The men’s RS:X was one of the closest fleets of the regatta, with Nicolas Le Gal of France, taking until the final race today to shake off New Zealander Antonio Cozzolino for first round World Cup points. Le Gal finished two points clear of Cozzolino on 18 points and Kiwi Josh Nixon finished third on 31 points.
RS:X Youth Results
Leung Ho Tsung (CHN) 20
Chang Hao (TPE) 24
Alister Masters (GBR) 24