5.5m IC World Championship 2014: Marazzi (SUI224) on Ali Baba crowned World Champion in Tuscany

Argentario, 26 September 2014 – On Friday, the 5.5m World Championship 2014 came to a close in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. Beautiful sunny skies, the Islands of Elba, Montecristo and Giglio as a backdrop, but unfortunately the wind was too light and shifty to race. After five races with no discard, Swiss Flavio Marazzi on Ali Baba is the 2014 World Champion 5.5m IC.
Second place for Norwegian Kristian Nergaard on Artemis XIV and third for Gavin McKinney on John B from the Bahamas.

The Race Committee used every minute up to the 2.30 p.m. time limit to set down a fair course. The 37 crews Bahamas, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Italy crossed the starting line at 2.28 p.m. but at the end of the first beat, a massive wind shift forced the Race Committee to abandon racing. The Awards Ceremony was held at the 16th century Spanish Fortress of Porto Santo Stefano overlooking the wonderful bay of Argentario.

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5.5m World Championship 2014 | Updates

September 26 | Day 6

And the winner is...


1 - Ali Baba – Flavio Marazzi, Jakob Gustafsson, Christoph Burger (SUI224) (6-6-3-3-6/24pt)
2 - Artemis XIV – Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Saether (NOR57) (2-2-5-1-15/25pt)
3 - John B - Gavin McKinney, Lars Johannsen, Thomas Hallberg (BAH19) (3-3-2-16-4/28pt)

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