The seven Youth Worlds titles went to seven nations as Australia, France, Great Britain and Singapore join Brazil, Hong Kong and New Zealand as gold medal winners on the final day of the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. One final race was held for each event on another bright and breezy day in Buzios and whilst seven different nations ended up winning medals, France was undoubtedly the star performer.
The French ran out clear winners of the Volvo Trophy, the prize awarded for the top-performing nation, and picked up two silvers and two bronze to add to windsurfer Joseph Gueguen’s gold. Last year’s Volvo Trophy winners Great Britain came in second this time around, ahead of Italy, with Brazil scoring a best-ever result of fourth and New Zealand fifth.
The top North Americans were fourth place Isabella Bertold (CAN) in the Laser Radial and fifth place Morgan Kiss and Laura McKenna (USA) in the 420 Girls.
-- Race website: http://www.isafyouthworlds.com/editions/2009/index.php