Jordi Xammar and Nora Brugman sealed the silver medal on the final day of the 470 World Championship ©Getty Images

Spain's Jordi Xammar and Nora Brugman secured second place with a win in the final race of the 470 World Championship while Luise Wanser and Philipp Autenrieth of Germany, who clinched gold yesterday, cruised across the line in last.

France's Camille Lecointre and Jérémie Mion started the medal race in second with a six-point advantage over the pairs trailing them, but they struggled near the pack of the back in Sdot Yam.

They improved towards the latter stages but could only manage a sixth-place finish, meaning they had to settle for bronze on 106 points overall in Israel.

Although they slipped out of second position, Lecointre and Mion were delighted with their finish.

"This was not just our first Worlds together as a team, this was our first regatta," said Mion.

"We are very happy with how we sailed after just six weeks of training together.

"Winning a medal at a world championship is never an easy thing so we should be happy with our performance, and we are."

Xammar and Brugman were second at the halfway mark but it was not long before they powered past Keiju Okada and Miho Yoshioka of Japan en route to a victory which saw them finish on a total of 100 points across the 12-race event.

"Today we sailed the way we know we can," said Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Xammar.

"Last night we set a target to go and out win the medal race and that’s what we did.

"We have to be happy with our medal, it's a great achievement even though we know we can do more in the future."

Wanser and Autenrieth were quick off the start line and looked determined to finish with a good result.

However, they got caught in a minor crash with Italians Marco Gradoni and Alessandra Dubbini and took a precautionary penalty rather than risk anything in a jury decision.

This put them to the back of the fleet, but they still finished the race with a smile as the overall gold medal was already confirmed and they finished on 92 points.