At the end of five qualifying days, Helen Nosmon was second behind Briton Emma Wilson, who recorded six victories during twenty qualifying heats, but with five other podiums and three places in the top 5 above a very good regularity. So it was not surprising to think that the United Kingdom’s windsurfer, bronze medalist at last year’s RS:X at the Tokyo Games, could be the successor of the former Olympic endorser, the French woman.
Hélène Noesmoen. fourth major title for
Double European Champion in the title (2020 and 2021) and World Champion 2021, Helen Nosemon did not cross the qualifying heat with the same success as Emma Wilson, even though with four victories and seven podiums, Sublice was very competitive. On the other hand, unlike the British, French women were not as regular in the top 5 and top 10.
Before the “Medal Race”, bringing together the top 10 of each category, Helen Knowsmon (77 points) was 33 points behind, facing Emma Wilson (44 points). But once again, Sublice showed that anything was possible in a single race. She has shown it thrice in the last two years as she gears up for D-Day. He ratified it in 2022. At 29, it is her third European champion title.
Nicolas Goyard retains his European crown
Nicolas Goyard won his second European Championship title in Italy. © Dr. Lap Photo
After qualifying, Nicolas Goyard was in an even more delicate position than his France teammate. Prior to the 2021 European and World champions were Dutchman Luc van Opziland (26 points) and Italian Nicolo Rena (52.7 points). The Frenchman had 59 points. During the five days before the “medal race”, Luc van Opzeland had won a total of eleven out of twenty races. “Mr Plus 50%” didn’t seem playable on water…
Pierre Le Cock and Clement Bourgeois in the top 10
The Frenchman Nicolas Goyard could “proud” of only six successes. But like Helen Knowsmon, she glided right at the right time, and even pulled out the “right board.” In the end, he defeated Nicolo Raina and Luc van Opziland in the final run. Three other Frenchmen are in the top 10 of these European Championships: Adrian Mestre (6th), Briochin Pierre Le Coq (9th) and Maynaise Clement Bourgeois (10th).
Ranking of “Medal Race”
Gentlemen: 1. Nicholas Goyard (France), 2. Niccol Rena (Italy), 3. Van Opziland (Netherlands)… Other French: 6. Mestre, 9. Le Cock, 10. Bourgeois, 16. Arnoux, 19. Le Bosque, 38. T. Goyard, 44. Poulican, 61. Pianazza, 64. Carfanton, 68. Pasquet, 70. Cousins, 75 . Mersur, 76. Pignolet, 111. Alexis, 126. Chantrell, 144. Destrombs … 154 classified.
Ladies: 1. Helen Nosemon (France), 2. Emma Wilson (Great Britain), 3. Maja Dzernowska (Poland)… Other French women: 13. Cousin, 16. Belboch, 19. Sorin, 27. Pianazza, 30. Couturier, 34. Mortephone, 37. Papazion, 73. Bouchet, 78. Lematre … 95 classified.
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