Bugg’s silver medal at Para Worlds

Two Tasmanian sailors, Matt Bugg and Chris Symonds,  have won silver medals at the Para World Sailing Championships at Kiel, Germany

Bugg, from Hobart finished on equal first points with German Heiko Kroger but was placed second a countback in the singlehanded 2.4 Norlan one-design keelboat.

Third overall was Frenchman Sequin, the gold medallist at the Rio Paralympics where Bugg won the silver.

Bugg won the final race, his third win in the 10- race series.

Symonds, from Wynyard, took silver in the Hansa 303 dinghy class.

The Para World championships were held in conjunction with the famous Kiel Week regatta, with Australian crew winning gold in the 49er and 470 classes.

The young Aussie crew of David Gilmour (WA) and Joel Turner (Qld) went into the final day of medal racing with an unassailable lead in the 49ers.

In the 470s, Rio silver medallists Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan won the final race to clinch the win overall.

Words: Peter Campbell

Photo:  Australian Sailing

26June 2017

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