Bernotas and Elfutina celebrate victory in Melbourne

December 15, 2014 | Windsurfing
Juozas Bernotas: celebrating gold at Melbourne | Photo: ISAF

Juozas Bernotas and Stefania Elfutina dominated the RS:X windsurfing races at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, in Australian waters.

The Lithuanian sailor only needed to finish the medal race to win the gold medal, but he put on a masterful display of good tactics to cross the line in fourth.

"My goal was to have a clear start, a clear race and cross the finish line. To qualify for the World Cup Final is a really nice for me and not a bad Christmas present as well," notes Bernotas.

The Women's RS:X competition was dominated by Russia's Stefania Elfutina. Her final net points tally was half that of the second place sailor, Australia's Joanna Sterling. Both have qualified for the ISAF World Cup Final next year.

"I am happy because it's a World Cup, and really tired. It's a dream to race in Abu Dhabi with top leaders, but I should work much harder to show the same result," concluded Elfutina.

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne | RS:X

1. Juozas Bernotas
2. Dmitrii Polishchuk
3. Alexander Askerov

1. Stefania Elfutina
2. Joanna Sterling
3. Maria Aadland Mollestad

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