Father-Son win International 14 Worlds
Published on August 24th, 2018
Richmond, CA (August 24, 2018) – The British father son duo, Andy and Tom Partington, led into the final day of the 2018 International 14 World Championships with a six point margin closely being chased by three other International 14 teams. Wind was light but due to increase and the bets were favouring the Brits.
After a hectic committee boat end start, the fleet split both sides with the top boats going left and concentrated on the port lay-line to the windward mark. Douglas Pattison and Mark Tait (GBR 1561) rounded first pursued by the Aussies, Mark Krstic and James Lanati. The four World Champion contenders were fighting through the fleet watching every step their rivals took.
Pattison/ Tait lead throughout to take a well deserved win with Krstic/ Lanati following over the final finish line. The Partingtons crept through with stealth gaining places throughout each leg, as has been their pattern throughout the regatta, to take another podium and the World Championship title.
Seven races were held from August 17 to 24.
Source: VR Sport Media