On the 11th of December at the seaside resort of Mussanah in the world’s best young sailors joined in no less than 11 classes, the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships. A total of 433 sailors from 56 nations were present!
The mixed Two Person Multihull Nacra 15 class was spectacular as always and in the end Thomas Proust and Eloïse Clabon (FRA) won catamaran gold after coming out on top of a match race against Kay Brunsvold and Cooper Delbridge (USA) who were rewarded with silver. Axel Grandjean and Noémie Fehlmann (SUI) sailed a good final day to take bronze for Switzerland. “Today we needed to keep a cool head and do what we could to avoid any risk or dangers on the race course,” said Clabon, aged 17. Proust, 15 years old, added: “We are so happy to win here. Next year we want to race again [in the Youth Worlds] and we want to win it again.”
The Nacra support team was on the ground to supply the boats and materials. Bob Hensen, director of sales for Nacra Sailing commented, ‘”What an event in this very idyllic location. First week it was still hot with moderate winds, but the racing week was pleasantly cool with a near-perfect breeze. Oman every time again proofs to be racing ground of choice for world’s best. We are proud the level of sailing the youth has shown in the high-tech Nacra 15 class.”
Gold: Thomas Proust and Eloïse Clabon (FRA)
Silver: Kay Brunsvold and Cooper Delbridge (USA)
Bronze: Axel Grandjean and Noémie Fehlmann (SUI)