Skunked at Laser Radial Youth Worlds
Published on August 15th, 2017
Medemblik, Netherlands (August 15, 2017) – All fleets sailed out on the IJsselmeer in about 5 knots of breeze, hopeful for more to fill in for day three of qualifying at the Laser Radial Youth World Championships.
After the initial AP flag was taken down on Alpha Course, the yellow fleet attempted the first race in a bit more wind and light rain. With enough speed to sail off the start and upwind, the fleet managed to cover two thirds of the first beat before the wind shifted 40 degrees to the left and the race was abandoned. The wind continued to shift left 20 more degrees before dying completely.
The fleets waited on the water under AP on both courses, until all fleets were sent ashore around 14:00 where postponement continued. The Race Committee stayed afloat to watch the wind perform nearly a 360 at about 2 knots before cancelling for the day.
With no races completed, the leaderboard remains unchanged. Leading the way for North America are Chase Carraway (USA) in 21st and Lillian Myers (USA) in 16th.
Racing continues tomorrow with three more qualifying races scheduled. Forty-six countries are represented in the field of 379 sailors from 15 to 18 years of age which will compete from August 13 to 18.
Boys preliminary results (Top 10 of 273; 4 races, 1 discard)
1. Guido Gallinaro ITA 3pts
2. Matias Dietrich ARG 7pts
3. Caelin Winchcombe AUS 7pts
4. Gregoire Peverelli SUI 8pts
5. Maor Ben Harosh ISR 8pts
6. Anastasios Panagiotidis GRE 9pts
7. Josh Armit NZL 11pts
8. Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE 12pts
9. Lorenzo Masetti ITA 14pts
10. Daniil Krutskikh RUS 14pts
Girls preliminary results (Top 10 of 106; 4 races, 1 discard)
1. Julia Buesselberg GER 4pts
2. Lin Pletikos SLO 4pts
3. Matilda Nicholls GBR 7pts
4. Hannah Anderssohn GER 10pts
5. Dolores Moreira Fraschini URU 11pts
6. Laura Schewe GER 17pts
7. Justine Van Tongel BEL 17pts
8. Emma Savelon NED 19pts
9. Valeria Lomatchenko RUS 19pts
10. Laila Van Der Meer NED 20pts
Source: International Laser Class Association