Canada clinches Radial Rio berth - ISAF Worlds

Canada clinches Radial Rio berth - ISAF Worlds

Radial sailor Isabella Bertold has secured an Olympic berth for Canada after 7 races at the ISAF World Championships. This marks the second spot lock down for Canada with the Laser berth clinched earlier in the week by Lee Parkhill.

The Laser Gold fleet managed to squeeze in a few more races to wrap up their final series with top 10 prepping for medal racing tomorrow along with the Radial fleet. Isabella wraps up in 18th overall with Parkhill in 43rd.

Unfortunately the Laser silver fleet never got the opportunity to sail past race 5, proving to be a very short and disappointing event for Robert Davis, Evert McLaughlin, Tom Ramshaw and several other sailors across the fleet. The Nacra 17 fleet and 470’s also stayed onshore today waiting for the breeze to settle.

The Finn fleet battled the breeze and waves today with two intense races in 20 + knots. Canadian Greg Douglas sailed a very impressive day with a 2, 4, moving up to 15th. Giles Scott (GBR) is holding a clinic in finn sailing dominating the fleet with 4 bullets in total.

49er fleets were all about completing qualification and securing a spot in gold or silver fleet. Yellow fleet went out first to catch up on some racing and of the 40 boats racing only 19 managed to complete the course. The FX fleets completed only one race on the lively day.

Tomorrow is scheduled with medal racing for Lasers & Radials. The 49er, Finn and Men's RS:X completed their qualification series whilst the 49erFX need to complete two further races and the Men's 470 one to complete their round.

Current Canadian results after Day 6:

Class

Canadian Sailors

Current Overall

Finn

Greg Douglas

15

Finn

Martin Robitaille

43

Nacra 17

Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke

15

Laser

Lee Parkhill

43

Laser

Robert Davis

52

Laser

Evert McLaughlin

68

Laser

Tom Ramshaw

85

Laser Radial

Isabella Bertold

18

Laser Radial

Brenda Bowskill

30

Laser Radial

Claire Merry

44

49erFX

Erin Rafuse & Danielle Boyd

24

49erFX

Arielle Morgan & Heather Myatt

27

49erFX

Erin Berry & Ingrid Merry

24

49er

David Mori & Justin Barnes

41

49er

John & Arthur Ferguson

69

470 (M)

Jacob & Graeme Chaplin Saunders

33

470 (W)

Allison Surrette & Alexandra Ten Hove

49

RS:X(M)

Zachary Plavsic

50

RS:X(W)

Laurence Bonneau-Charland

55

 

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