The Kiwis Got Disappointment At The World Championships
Thursday, September 06th, 2018 | Author:

For the New Zealand, it was the tough day at the sailing world championships (SWC) in Denmark as Josh Junior missed a medal on count back in the Finn class. He finished in the fourth position in the medal race. He is 28-years-old now and finished level on 76 points with Pieter-Jan Postma. However, the Dutchman was able to secure bronze. He finished ahead of Junior in the medal race fusionboats.com.

In the main race, Postma was the fourth to cross the line, while Junior was the eighth one. For the Wellington sailor, was a crushing result. The reason for the same was Junior was sitting at the top of the leaderboard till the Thursday race. That race was struck by a huge squall, which caused anarchy in the fleet. Junior was among the handful to capsize, and he saw his lead disappear in a barrage of rain and wind.

After the race and result declaration, he said, “I was aware that it is always going to be the closest one as six of us were pretty much tied up on points. When the situation is like this, all it takes is a bit of luck. To finish in the fourth position, I sailed a good race, but I think it was not enough to win a medal, so I am a bit gutted.”

In the medal race, Andy Maloney finished in the 10th position in the medal race and overall 10 as well. The race witnesses some drama as well. The scene was created in the Sam Meech’s race, after he became ineligible to race following the incident with Elliot Hanson in the concluding downwind leg.

According to the believes Meech believed to have not given Hanson sufficient room after setting up an overlap and because of that he slipped to fifth position overall. It was 15 points off the third place. Meech said “I was working to move ahead in the fleet, but he was trying to hold me back all through the race.”

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