Sailor Sarah Blanck Takes World Title in Europe Dinghies
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