The gold also gives crew Dorange his third Youth Worlds gold medal having won the last two in the SL16 with then helm Louis Flament.
After coming ashore to congratulations from their team mates waiting to launch for the afternoon session, both boys had the same word to sum up the win, “It's amazing,” said Mourniac before Dorange echoed, “Yes. It's amazing.”
Mourniac continued, “We managed to win this regatta as we were good at all the things we could control like tactics and speed.”
Talking of his third gold medal Doranage said, “I'm so very happy to win every medal I can.”
The French were understandably excited by their win but Australia's Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot were still focussed and business-like ashore, “We have had a pretty solid and consistent regatta,” said Wilmot.
Whether intentional or not, the Aussie team don't want to get carried away just yet and have a plan of how they can avoid that, Wilmot explains, “We don't actually know any points as we haven't looked at any scores, but we did pretty well and we are still really excited.”
The 29er girl's have secured gold by holding an unassailable 22 point advantage over the second placed Aleksandra Melzacka and Maja Micinska of Poland. Even still, it's all business for helm Bryant, “We still have one more day and one more race so we need to just keep on pushing. Then we can celebrate after that.”
There are still more medals on the line as racing continues in Auckland, New Zealand.
Auckland, New Zealand is hosting the Aon Youth Sailing World Championships, the 46th edition, from 14 to 20 December 2016. More than 380 sailors from 65 nations sailing in more than 260 boats across nine disciplines will compete in New Zealand.