first World champions in any sport, Zephania Carmel and Lydia
Lazarov won their World title in 1969 in the Team 420 Non-Olympic
Class at Sandham, Sweden. Carmel
also won the World championship in
the Individual event.
As teammates on Israel’s Zevulun
Bateam Club, the twosome won the Israeli
Championship in 1966 in the 420-Class and topped an international
of competition in the same event on
New York’s Hudson River in August
1967. Carmel won the Israel National
Individual event in 1970.
Carmel drowned in September
1980, while training on a windsurfing