Laser & Radial Champions crowned - ISAF Worlds

Laser & Radial Champions crowned - ISAF Worlds

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Santander, Spain

Santander was treated some great sailing conditions today along with a double dutch showcase of champions with Marit Bowmeester (NED) capturing the Laser Radial crown along with Laser teammate Nicholas Heiner (NED). Live coverage of the event was captured on ESPN 3 while thousands of spectators cheered on from shore. The laser and radial sailors will now have the opportunity to cheer on their competitors as the remaining fleets move through finals and medal racing.

The Finn fleet enjoyed their first day of gold & silver fleet racing in strong breeze and solid competition with Giles Scott jeopardizing his flawless record with a 1, 2 on the day. Scott still maintains a stronghold on the lead with Lobert (FRA) and Kijakovic Gaspic (CRO) behind. Canadian Greg Douglas put up another good score along with a drop race, positioning himself in good company in 16th overall. Martin Robitaille is enjoying success in the silver fleet with some top scores on the day.

49erFX sailors Erin Rafuse and Danielle Boyd continue to post top 20 results however just skim the top 25 gold fleet cut off due to a misfortunate DSQ earlier this week. Rafuse/Boyd will take on silver fleet with Canadians Arielle Morgan/Heather Myatt in 31st, and Erin Berry/Ingrid Merry in 42nd.

49er fleets have also split with Burling/Tuke (NZL) currently in the lead with other heavy hitters Karth/Resch (AUT) & Outteridge/Jenson (AUS). Top Canadians sailing in silver fleet are Justin Barnes/David Mori. Both Canadian 470 (Team Saunders) and Nacra 17 teams (Ramsay/Girke) are now battling in silver fleet.

RSX Men and Women will compete in medal racing tomorrow along with finals racing for 49er, FX, Finn, Nacra, 470 Men & Women.

Current Canadian results after Day 7:

Class

Canadian Sailors

Current Overall

Finn

Greg Douglas

16

Finn

Martin Robitaille

42

Nacra 17

Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke

38

49erFX

Erin Rafuse & Danielle Boyd

27

49erFX

Arielle Morgan & Heather Myatt

31

49erFX

Erin Berry & Ingrid Merry

42

49er

David Mori & Justin Barnes

43

49er

John & Arthur Ferguson

65

470 (M)

Jacob & Graeme Chaplin Saunders

41

470 (W)

Allison Surrette & Alexandra Ten Hove

50

RS:X(M)

Zachary Plavsic

51

RS:X(W)

Laurence Bonneau-Charland

55

 

photo credit: Jesus Renado @sailingenergy

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