Competitors from Israel, Spain, Italy and France compete in the women's RS:X gold medal race on Dec. 11 at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. Lee Korzits of Israel took gold.
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American Zach Railey pulls ahead of the competition in the Finn class gold medal race on Dec. 11. While Zach didn't capture gold, his sister, Paige, won bronze in the Laser Radial class.
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Israel's Lee Korzits celebrates her women's RS:X gold medal on Dec. 11. "When I go onto the water I am like a warrior, even to my friends," she said. The face paint certainly helps.
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Sime Fantela, Igor Marenic
Croatia's Sime Fantela (left) tries to gain an edge using his flexibility during the men's 470 class gold medal race on Dec. 11. The pair went on to win bronze. "We fought really hard," Igor Marenic (right) said. "We deserve the bronze."
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Netherlands native Marit Bouwmeester (front) sails for the gold during the women's Laser Radial class gold medal race on Dec. 11. The World No. 1 outlasted Evi van Acker for her first world championship title. "I feel awesome," she said. "I wanted to dominate the week."
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Pieter-Jan Postma of the Netherlands fights the wind in the men's Finn class gold medal race. Postma was the first over the finish line, but was bested for the title by one point by Britain's Giles Scott. "I wanted to win here," Postma said. "Giles did a better job; he won this week and congrats to him."
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Britain's Giles Scott cuts through the waves en route to a second-place finish and an unlikely title in the men's Finn class gold medal race. "I came here looking to win," Scott said. "I felt like I needed to prove myself. I made things difficult for myself at the start but I managed to seek out some decent waves and it was an emotional finish, I nearly ended up in tears."
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New Zealand's Sara Winther competes for the gold during the women's Laser Radial class gold medal race on Dec. 11.
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