- 28 March 2012 | Windsurfing
Julien Bontemps and Lee Korzits are the 2012 RS:X World Windsurfing champions. The French and Israeli windsurfers were crowned in Cadiz, Spain, after strong winds took over the regatta field.
In the last two days of competition, the wind picked to 35 knots, with gusts up to 45 knots. The last races had to be postponed and the champions were found. A total of 10 runs were concluded.
Bontemps came ahead of Nick Dempsey, from Great Britain, and JP Tobin, from New Zealand. The French sailor was first in the last two Cadiz races. Watch the video highlights.
Korzits has secured her second gold medal at the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships. The 28-year-old sailor comes in four points ahead of Zofia Klepacka, from Poland and Alessandra Sensini, from Italy. Lee Korzits will be sailing for Israel at the 2012 London Olympics.
Both champions have already been greeted by the entire RS:X fleet.
2012 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships:
1. Julien Bontemps
2. Nick Dempsey
3. JP Tobin
1. Lee Korzits
2. Zofia Klepacka
3. Alessandra Sensini