French claim Dart 18 worlds title

After a sunny day without wind the French team of Emmanuel Dodé and Billy Besson became the Dart 18 World Champions of 2008. The race committee sent everybody out on the water but in the end there was’nt enough wind to sail a valid race.

Therefore at 3 p.m. on the water the organization declared to the two ecstatic Frenchmen the winners.

Dart 18 - The top 3:

1. Emmanuel Dodé/ Billy Besson (FRA)
2. Daniel Norman/ Melanie Rogers (GBR)
3. David Lloyd/ Cathrin Farthing (GBR)

Dart 18 - Provisional leading positions

1 FRA 1812 Dodé Emmanuel Besson Billy 1 1 2 8 1
2 GBR 7788 Norman Daniel Rogers Melanie Jayne 2 3 1 1 2
3 GBR 7724 Lloyd David Farthing Cathrin 4 2 6 2 3
4 POR 7789 Alexandre Rocha Nuno Gil Morais João 7 5 5 3 4
5 GBR 7894 Wakelin Paul Draper Ellie 3 4 7 4 dnc
6 FRA 7777 Lemaux Herve Jones Pierce Joanna 5 11 3 7 5
7 GBR 7835 Roberts Dave Roberts Louise 6 13 4 11 7
8 GER 7580 Huber Matthias Volke Dominik 9 8 10 6 8
9 NED 6174 Van Veen Harry Oostenbrug Niels 13 9 8 10 6
10 SUI 7890 Heynisch Werner Gysi Markus 10 10 9 5 21
11 RSA 7903 Gradwell Shaun Waterson Sam 12 6 14 30 9
12 GBR 7769 Dudley Moore Chris Walton Jessica 8 14 13 12 dnc
13 GBR 7810 Manganelli Marco Foster Rachael 11 15 18 bfd 17
14 SUI 6069 Fehr Michiel Schupbach Christoph 15 12 19 15 dnc
15 RSA 784 Fredeman Mienie Benjamin Robinson Ryan 47 22 17 9 15
16 NED 667 Heemskerk Eelke Demant Froukje 16 16 20 28 11
17 NED 7153 Minderman Walter Minderman Gardi 19 7 21 20 18
18 GBR 7893 Snell Stuart Farthing Simon 32 17 12 13 23
19 GER 5076 Wiebel Paul Bierl Linda 14 38 16 14 25
20 FRA 7743 Le Ménédeu Hervé Goegebeur Inge 17 20 11 23 dnc