Pascoe Becomes Open World Champion

Among world sailing champions one name that features dominantly is Megan Pascoe. She has recently added gold to her number of titles achieved as she competed in the Open World Championship that was held at Bordeaux.

Indeed, France has been the hub of all activities this year, apart from a week when she was on working on some commercial work with Greece yacht charters. With the Euro cup happening and other competitions taking place at the same time, determining many fates of those who would get to appear in the Rio Olympics.

At the Open European challenge Pascoe was not without difficulties as she faced a close competition from Damien Seguin who had won the World Champion in 2015 and the Paralympic Games in 2004. The French venue was difficult but Pascoe sailed with a consistent pace even though shifty conditions prevailed. She beat Seguine by a single point in order to retain her title in the European championships this year. She was ecstatic with the achievement, claiming that this year she has been able to achieve both titles, in the World category as well as among Europeans.

As per her experience she recounted that the week had been tough as the water conditions were shifty and difficult to plan out from before. This year she definitely faced a difficult race but was happy that she made it to the top. She felt that she had a head start on the first day that made a difference. With Damien close on her heels made the race quite difficult. She and Damien were so close that the difference was quite low.

This competition reminds everyone of another championship that is legendary and is carried out here as well. The first ever 470 World Class Championship had been organized in July of 1970 at Lake Lacanau. At that time three continents and fifty-one boats of fourteen nations had taken part. These consisted of Oceania, North America and Europe with the first title in the World Championship being won by the brothers’ team, Herve Carre and Yves of France.