The French team of Bruno Jourdren, our ambassador took the eight-boat Sonar class
World #2 Bruno Jourdren, Eric Flageul, and Nicolas Vimont Vicary (FRA) will take home the gold following a steady week that included consistent scores, 2-3-1-2-(4) = 8. They won by two points over the team of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, and Stephen Thomas (GBR). Robertson and crew moved into contention yesterday by posting a pair of bullets, which sealed the silver medal. Alphonsus Doerr, Hugh Freund, and Timothy Angle earned the bronze.
Jourden, the 2013 IFDS World Champion, commented on his team's successful week in Miami, "We felt very prepared even though we didn't have our own boat. We trained in more wind than we had this week, but the wind strength doesn't matter for our team. We race strong in everything and don't let the wind reflect our results. Our winning strategy for the week was to avoid risk because the breeze was so shifty and light forecast. We stayed away from laylines and edges of the course."