Sept. 5, 2003
Eric Feins '03, winner of two bronze medals in the LWT 8+ in 2001 and 2002, upgraded to silver in 2003, for his third Worlds medal in three tries. In a final-only race, last year's silver medallists Germany got out to a slight lead at the start, setting a blistering pace. 2002 World Champions Italy kept in close contact but did not have the same juice as Germany. With half the race gone Germany had open water leaving the United States and France to battle for silver and bronze.
Germany remained clear leaders until the end with a final charge by the United States thrusting them into silver position leaving France to sprint for third. Germany now become the new World Champions.
In the lightweight single B-final, Andy Liverman finished his first Worlds in the single by coming in fifth, eleventh overall, capping an incredible inaugural season in the single.