The South African team dominated Wednesday’s ICF Ocean Racing World Championships as they walked away with seven medals, three of which were gold across the six age categories.
In benign conditions off the west coast of France paddlers set off on the 22km route and the racing was furious throughout in the flat seas.
The senior women’s showdown was also an exciting tussle as New Zealander Daniella Mackenzie came away with the world title ahead South Africa’s 2017 world champion Hayley Nixon, while the Kiwi’s wrapped up two spots on the podium with Teneale Hatton finishing third.
The Masters are the focus of Thursday’s racing.
Summary of Results – ICF Ocean Racing World Championships 2019:
1.Danielle Mackenzie (NZL) 01:43:48
2.Hayley Nixon (RSA) 01:45:08
3.Teneale Hatton (NZL) 01:45:30
4.Angie le Roux (FRA) 01:46:08
5.Bianca Beavitt (RSA) 01:48:43
1.Jemma Smith (AUS) 01:46:59
2.Brianna Massie (AUS) 01:50:21
3.Kyeta Purchase (RSA) 01:52:22
1. Katriana Swetish (USA) 01:57:13
2. Jazmin Shipway-Carr 02:02:22
3. Claire Dewaste (FRA) 02:02:48
Photo 1 Caption: South Africa’s Hayley Nixon claimed second place under the senior women category at the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships. Photo: John Hishin/Gameplan Media
With editing by gsport