Massive congratulations to Tom Gillard and Andy for winning the 2022 World Championship held at Lough Derg, County Tipperary, Ireland. It was a light-to-medium airs event and every race was hard fought, but this pairing managed to win by 8 points in the end.
It was great to see so many young pairings, with Katie Byne and Lia Horne finishing 17th overall - the highest placed U26 boat! We had 5 British pairings in the top 10, and 7 of the 9 races were won by UK boats (Tom and Andy won five and Steve & Tom Goacher and Martyn and Daniel Lewis won the other two).
Overall Results: (top ten)
|Pos||Helm & Crew||Sail No||Pts|
|1||Tom Gillard & Andy Thompson||GBR 15122||9|
|2||Claude Mermod & Ruedi Moser||SUI 14799||17|
|3||Heather MacFarlane & Chris Payne||AUS 15152||30|
|4||Barry McCartin & Conor Kinsella||IRL 15093||33|
|5||Jiri Paruzek & Jakub Kosvica||CZE 15141||47|
|6||Martyn & Daniel Lewis||GBR 15151||49|
|7||David Hall & Paul Constable||GBR 15155||56|
|8||Isaac Marsh & Oliver Davenport||GBR 15162||66|
|9||Christina Haerdi & Cedric Landerer||SUI 14859||69|
|10||Derian & Andy Scott||GBR 14941||73|
Other additional prizes were awarded:
The event was sponsored by Gul with many lucky teams getting generous vouchers to spend on Gul kit.
The final Y&Y report is here: https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/253075/Gul-Fireball-Worlds-at-Lough-Derg-overall
Isaac Marsh and Ollie Davenport won the pre-Worlds event, which was a VERY windy affair! See the final write-up here.