Three races for the Raceboard Fleet on the final day of the 2014 African Championships in Bejaia. Three separate race winners but there was no beating Kheireddine Boussaha (ALG-11) for the championship title. [more] He finished a good 7 points clear ahead. The battle between Youcef Andjechairi (ALG-06) and Faycal Benserai (ALG-16) was settled on the final race. They had equal points at the end of race 7 but Youcef took the win for race 8 taking him just one point ahead.
Likewise, in the Techno 293 Fleet, three races today and it was down to the last race to declare Ramzi-Ahmed Boudjatit (ALG-23) the champion. In second place Safouan Mami (TUN-5) was on fire, taking the bullets in races 8 and 9, but a third in his final race and a win for Ramzi-Ahmed meant a two point difference in the end. Imed Brighet (ALG-28) took the well deserved third place on the podium, 16 points clear of the next rival.
The podium order remained the same after two more races for RS:X. Hamza Bouras (ALG-12) took gold, 6 points clear of his closest rival Zakaria Belaidouni (ALG-27) who held on to his silver position by just one point ahead of Aly Sultan (EGY-8) in bronze place.
The Race Committee has worked exceptionally hard to bring the best racing possible in the unexpectedly difficult conditions and thanks go to everyone involved in staging a great event and to the competitors for maintaining their friendly competitive spirit.