Skunked at Laser Masters Worlds

Published on September 29th, 2017

Split, Croatia (September 29, 2017) – The forecast stronger wind failed to show on the penultimate day of the Laser Masters World Championship. The familiar pattern of waiting on shore until the first visible sign of a south westerly wind was played again, but after going afloat and waiting for three hours, the wind failed to strengthen and stabilize. At 16:00 the fleets were sent back to the harbour.

Racing is still scheduled for tomorrow, but if the current weather pattern continues, the 350 sailors will be lucky to race on the final day. The cut-off time for racing is 15:00, in order for the 175 charter Lasers to be returned before sunset.

Due to no completed racing, the results remain unchanged.

The 2017 Laser Masters World Championships are being held from September 24 to 30.

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Preliminary top-three results:

Standard Apprentice:
1. Maciej Grabowski POL 5pts
2. Adonis Bougiouris GRE 12pts
3. Maxim Semerkhanov RUS 12 pts

Standard Master:
1. Brett Beyer AUS 11pts
2. Peter Hurley USA 12pts
3. Emesto Rodriguez USA 19pts

Standard Grand Master:
1. Allan Clark CAN 9pts
2. Tomas Nordqvist SWE 13pts
3. Andy Roy CAN 15pts

Standard Great Grand Master:
1. Michael Nissen GER 6pts
2. Mark Bethwaite AUS 7pts
3. John Pitman NZL 10pts

Radial Apprentice:
1. Jon Emmett GBR 5pts
2. Anastasia Chernova RUS 14pts
3. David Waiting USA 20pts

Radial Master:
1. Alessio Marinelli ITA 8pts
2. Scott Leith NZL 16pts
3. Wilmar Groenendijk, NED 29pts

Radial Grand Master:
1. Martin White AUS 17pts
2. Pierantonio Masotto, ITA 26pts
3. Rob Cage GBR 27pts

Radial Great Grand Master & 75+:
1. Bill Symes USA121pts
2. Robert Lowndes AUS 14pts
3. Kerry Waraker AUS 23pts

Women’s Radial Apprentice:
1. Anastasia Chernova RUS 14pts
2. Georgia Chimona GRE 26pts
3. Paula Marino URU 29pts

Women’s Radial Master:
1. Giovanna Lenci ITA 47pts
2. Michelle Bain NZL 58pts
3. Monica Wilson USA 67pts

Women’s Radial Grand Master:
1. Lyndall Patterson AUS 69pts
2. Vanessa Dudley AUS 94pts
3. Ann Loren SWE 198pts

Women’s Great Grand Master & 75+:
1. Hilary Thomas GBR 222pts
2. Gill Waiting NZL 223pts
3. Deirdre Webster CAN 256pts

Source: Katie Olsen

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