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12mR – World Championship 2019 – Newport RI, USA – Final results, World Titles Claimed in Four Divisions


Exciting was the fifth and final day of the 2019 12 Metre World Championship in Newport RI. With Nyala of Patrizio Bertelli ITA (with Maurizio Pelaschier ITA) having clinched her series early in the Vintage Division after a sweep of yesterdayu0092s two races, it came down to single races today to determine World Champions in Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional Divisions. —– In Grand Prix Division (with the newest boats), Legacy of Thomas Andersen DEN (with Jesper Bank DEN) grasped the title. —– In the largest Division with 8 teams, the Moderns, Challenge 12 of Jack Le Fort, Jamestown, RI, USA (with Ken Read USA) reclaimed rank one with two race wins yesterday. —– In the Traditional Division, Columbia of Kevin Hegarty/Anthony Chiurco, Newport, RI, USA remained on top. In the Spirit Division (with no title at stake), America II (US-42) of Scott Curtis, New York, NY, USA finished first. —– Competing in total were 21 historic 12 Metres from six countries u0096 the largest fleet ever gathered in North America. —– The results and the final report.