Trusswell, Pascoe Win International 14s

The VR Sport International 14 World Championships was organized from the 27th August to the 2nd September 2016 at the Yacht club de Carnac. At the end of the race, it was the pair or Trusswell and Pascoe that took the honors of winning the title once again. The wind took a late rising on the last day of the event and hence the day began with postponement of the start.

The only crew that did not have any jitters or worries about the slow wind was Glen Trusswell and Sam Pascoe of Great Britain. They had very good points before the last day and this meant that they were winners of the event going into the final race day.

The wind had gathered pace and picked up to 15 knots by the time the class flag was raised. The British monopoly at the race was mellowed for a little bit of time when James Lanai and Mark Krstic posted in the first position at the top mark. There were five boats in a cluster at the top mark. The entire week saw many boats increase their speeds and get closer and closer to one another. The racing was very tight and there were a number of collisions on the final day too.

The Aussies Archie Massey and Harvey Hillary of Croatia Bareboat charter were able to get off from the tight pack early enough and maintained a safe distance from the others. This meant that Trusswell and Pascoe, Andy and Tom Parington and Ben McGrane and Roger Gilbert were left to compete for the third spot.

The International 14 World ended with Great Britain is grabbing the first three positions. Ben McGrane and his skipper Roger Gilbert came in second and it was Archie Massey and Harvey Hillary that came third. The Brits seemed to have had a good time at the Carnac yacht club.