Laser Radial Youth World Championship begins in Kingston

Published on August 15th, 2015

Kingston, ON (August 15, 2015) – A beautiful day to start the Laser Radial Youth World Championship, with 8-12 knots of south west breeze and sunny blue skies. The fleet of 197 competitors under the age of 19 representing 36 nations completed 2 races as scheduled. The male fleet has 142 competitors, and they have been split into 3 flights of blue, red, and yellow. The female division has 53 sailors, all sailing in the same flight.

In the female division, Mária Érdi, Hungary, leads the fleet, winning race 1 and race 2 today. Érdi was followed in race 1 by Dolores Moreira, Uruguay, and Carly Broussard, United States, in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the second race Magdalena Kwasna, Poland, finished in 2nd. Overall Érdi HUN is in 1st, followed by Moreira URU in 2nd and Kwasna POL in 3rd.

In the Blue flight Justin Vittecoq, Canada, placed 1st in the first race, followed by William Marshall, United States, and Francisco Guaragna Rigonat, Argentina. The second race, Francesco Piro, Italy, finished 1st, with Maor Ben Harosh, Isreal, in 2nd and Joseph Hou, United States, in 3rd. Vittecoq CAN finished 5th in race 2, putting him in 3rd overall.

In the Red Flight, Conor Nicholas, Australia, lead the first race, followed by Nic Baird, United States. Umberto José Varbaro, Italy, placed 1st in race 2, with Alexandre Boite, France, in 2nd and Australia’s Conor Nicholas in 3rd. Nicholas AUS now sits in 1st overall, with Varbaro ITA in 4th overall.IMG_4945

In the Yellow Flight Paolo Giargia, Italy, won the first race of the day, followed by George Gautrey, New Zealand. Philippe Pasquin, Canada, placed 1st in the race 2, followed by Roberto Pollara, Italy in 2nd, Luis Cabrera Pérez, Spain in 3rd and Giargia, Italy, in 4th. Giargia ITA finished the day in 2nd overall.

Racing continues daily until August 20th, with two races scheduled.

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