Kiran Badloe: pushing hard | Photo: Barbara Sanchez

Kiran Badloe and Charline Picon have claimed the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Three points only separated world champion Julien Bontemps and Kiran Badloe before heading for the final medal race. The Dutch windsurfer pushed hard, and the French sailor gave in.

"I am very happy with the win. During the week, results were ok but the sailing is not perfect yet. I started poorly a few times. But with my speed and some smart sailing I could recover nicely," explained Badloe.

"You have to realise the Polish and most of the French are not here including Dorian, so a number of tough competitors are missing. I am very happy with the progress we made last winter in New Zealand. Some of it is paying off now!"

However, in the Women's RS:X division, Charline Picon secured gold for the French flag. She resisted the attacks from Lilian de Geus and won the Trofeo Princesa Sofia 2015.

Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia 2015 | RS:X Windsurfing

Men
1. Kiran Badloe
2. Julien Bontemps
3. Sebastian Fleisher
4. Ivan Pastor Lafuente
5. Aichen Wang
6. João Rodrigues
7. Tom Squires
8. Sahar Zubari
9. Chun Leung Michael
10. Juan Manuel Moreno

Women
1. Charline Picon
2. Lilian de Geus
3. Eugenie Ricard
4. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka
5. Blanca Manchon
6. Manjia Zheng
7. Isobel Hamilton
8. Jiali Sun
9. Jiahui Wu
10. Olga Maslivets

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