Walter Bouzan on his way to winning the 2021 Ocean Racing European Championships. PHOTOGRAPH: © Supplied.


Spain has claimed supremacy at the 2021 European Championships with Walter Bouzan and Judit Verges winning the men’s and women’s titles.

It was a tough grind for paddlers, with light offshore winds meaning there was very little assistance over the course.

The Perfect Boat for any Paddler

Bouzan sealed victory in a time of 1:23:34, around 30 seconds ahead of Germany’s ICF World Championships silver medalist Gordan Harbrecht (1:24:08), and fellow Spaniard Esteban Medina (1:24:57) in third.

Verges backed up her impressive bronze medal at the World Championships with a dominant performance. She crossed in a time of 1:33:59 ahead of compatriot Chloe Bunnett 1:36:44 and France’s Angie Le Roux (1:37:18).

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The Perfect Boat for any Paddler

It was almost a clean sweep for France in the mixed double’s event.

French pair Nicolas Lambert and Florian Broustel won gold, seconds ahead of Chloe Bunnett (SPA) and David Szlachta (FRA) in a dramatic finish. Husband and wife team Benoit and Angie Le Roux (FRA) claimed bronze.

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