UK sailor Paul Goodison won the world championship of the International Moth Class Association for a third consecutive year.

Goodison, 40, achieved the feat when the final day of racing at the Bacardi Moth World Championship in Bermuda was cancelled due to a lack of wind.

Goodison previously won the Moth Worlds in Japan in 2016 and last year in Italy. He became the second skipper in the 77-year history of the regatta to win three consecutive titles, matching fellow British sailor David Izatt from 1979 to 1981.

“Last year’s win was very, very special because it came straight after the America’s Cup and it was against all of the guys I’d been working with and sailing against,” said Goodison, who was a member of Artemis Racing during the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda’s Great Sound,” he said.

“This one feels amazing as well since it’s Bermuda where I spent so much time practicing for the last Cup. We had some amazing conditions this week. Unfortunately, they weren’t the best conditions the last few days with light winds, but this championship feels very special because it’s the third in a row,” he added.

Goodison has also won an Olympic Gold medal in 2008 in the Laser class and the Laser World Championship in 2009.

His Artemis fellow team mate Francesco Bruni of Italy, placed second overall and Rome Kirby of the US, who sailed with Oracle Team USA last year, finished third.

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