Moth Worlds won by Brit Simon Payne in Dubai
Simon Payne, even before the start of the Moth World Championships, said that he will be glad to conclude in the topm10, and yesterday he was crowned champion.
A knee operation, which the British sailor had to undergo, did become a hassle for him to perform for the week-long event at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC). Simon, who was the 2006 world champion, did not let a torn cartilage become a barrier for him to finish fifth during last year's World Championships in Oregon and was lucky to be back at full fitness this time round.
Payne said, "I wasn't able to train throughout the winter. So winning this competition is very satisfying."
Payne entered into the final day with a nine-point lead over his nearest rival, the American Brad Funk, who had proved a major threat by claiming two of Saturday's three races.
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