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Sailor Sarah Blanck Takes World Title in Europe Dinghies

09/04/02

Australia's Sarah Blanck, has won her first World title in the Women's Olympic class Europe single-handed dinghy in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In a fleet of 109 of the top women Europe sailors world-wide, Blanck maintained a commanding lead throughout the Championship, with finishes that included three wins, three 2nd's and a 3rd.

Blanck narrowly missed Olympic selection to the Sydney 2000 Games to her Victorian counterpart, Melanie Dennison, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world in the Olympic Yngling Keelboat class. Germany's Petra Niemann, finished 2nd, and 3rd place went to Siren Sundby from Norway.

For complete results: www.europeworlds2002.com




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