December 20, 2016

Israel’s Yoav Omer won gold in the boys’ RS:X race of the Youth Sailing World Championships, held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Omer secured a huge lead in the RS:X world title race in the first days of the contest and proved he couldn’t be beat.

The Israeli flag was up on the podium twice more in the contest as Ido Blik and Ofek Shalgi finished second in the 420 boys class race and Katy Spychakov took second in the RS:X girls class contest.

The Youth Sailing World Championship is open to sailors aged 19 and under.

Israel’s sailors and windsurfers regularly win medals on the world stage. Olympians Gal Fridman and Shahar Tzuberi won three Olympic medals for their sailing capabilities.

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