The International 14 World Championships 2011 were held on September 3-18 at the 2012 Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, UK. It took awhile for the racing to get rolling as the aftermath of 'Hurricane Irene' kept the 70-boat fleet ashore for five days. But when it did, it took all seven races for the championship to be determined.
The final race loomed large with Archie Massey/Dan Wilsdon requiring a win and Roger Gilbert/Ben Mcgrane requiring a seventh or better. The fleet started under black flag, with the two contenders shot out the line, neck and neck, never more than ten yards apart for the three lap race.
Gilbert/Mcgrane took the lead on the final beat, when Massey/Wilsdon undercooked the starboard layline, but crossed the finish line to no sound signal. They were black-flagged at the start - handing Massey/Wilsdon the race win and an unprecedented third World title.