Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 728x90

Laser Radial Youth Worlds Bronze for USA's Mitchell Kiss

by Dana Paxton on 5 Jul 2012
McKenzie (NZ), Tomasgaard,(NOR) Kiss,(USA) photo: Tovi Kiss) - Laser Radial Youth Worlds 2012 Brisbane Australia . ..
US Sailing Development Team member Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.) won a bronze medal at the 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championship held June 29 – July 4, in Brisbane, Australia. Racing was hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and sailed on Moreton Bay.

Kiss recorded top-10 scores throughout the seven-race series, except for an 11th, which he used as his discard result. He finished with 27 points, only three points behind the first and second place sailors, who tied on points: Hermann Tomasgaard (NOR) and Andrew Mckenzie (NZL), respectively.

'With the regatta being so tough with light and shifty winds a podium finish feels good,' said Kiss.

Although the regatta was scheduled for six days, only four days saw suitable conditions for racing, including the sixth and final day on July 4. 'Every race in this regatta was exciting and kind of stressful. The light shifty winds caused a lot of position changes throughout each race. And we never knew how many races we would end up with for the regatta. The wind forecasts looked bleak. Luckily we got the races that we did.'

With day 5 of racing blown out with too little wind, Kiss knew he had to perform well on day 6 to secure a podium position. 'With only seven races it was really important to be consistent,' he said. He collected a third and fifth and with those strong results, the overall third place.

A member of US Sailing’s 2012 Youth Worlds Team, Kiss will leave Australia later this week and head straight to the ISAF Youth World Championship where he will look to improve upon his 2011 finish of 16th in the Laser Radial. 'I feel like I am in a good place going into ISAF Youth Worlds,' he explained. 'Nine out of the top 10 finishers at this regatta will also be in Dublin. I learned about my competitors’ strengths and weaknesses this week. I feel well prepared, and am hoping for a little more breeze.'

The Youth Worlds is the ultimate test for youth sailors, and Kiss returns as US Sailing’s most experienced team member.

'I expect the competition will be very tough and there will be more distractions - like the press and the hype,' he said. 'I am glad I had the chance to learn that last year. This is going to be my last international youth event so I am going to really go for it.'

The world’s best youth Laser Radial sailors – 105 sailors from 19 countries – competed in the boys and girls divisions this week in a mixture of weather conditions.

For complete results, please visit the event website: http://www.rqys.com.au/index.php/2012-world-laser-radial-youth-championship/
Festival of Sails 2017 660x82Lancer Industries - Lasts Longerupffront 660x82

Related Articles

Queensland sailor Madison Kennedy second at Laser Radial Youth Worlds
Queensland teenager Madison Kennedy has finished second in the girls fleet at 2012 Laser Radial Youth World titles Queensland teenager Madison Kennedy has finished second in the girls fleet at the 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championship in Queensland. The regatta, held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Kennedy’s home club, brought together the best Laser Radial youth sailors in the world, with more than 100 competing across the girls and boys fleets.
Posted on 5 Jul 2012
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2012 - They are crowned
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2012. The final day of racing today, Wednesday 4 July, at RQYS. Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2012. The final day of racing for the sailors from 19 nations was held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Queensland Australia today.
Posted on 4 Jul 2012
Laser Radials Youth World Champions 2012– Day 5 blown away
Today was Day 5 and early in the afternoon Principal Race Officer Wilson delivered sad news. The 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championship are being sailed out of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Moreton Bay Brisbane Queensland, with sailors from 19 countries competing in the under 17 and under 19 Boys and Girls championships. Today was Day 5 and early in the afternoon Principal Race Officer Wilson delivered sad news.
Posted on 3 Jul 2012
Laser Radial Youth Championships Day 4 - The battles continue
The Laser Radials Youth World Championships 2012are being sailed out of Brisbane's Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Sailors from 19 countries are competing in the Laser Radials Youth World Championships 2012 being sailed out of Brisbane's Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.
Posted on 3 Jul 2012
Laser Radial Youth World Championships 2012 – Day 3
Two races sailed yesterday at the Laser Radial Youth World Championships, in Brisbane, Australia. Two races sailed yesterday at the 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championships, being staged from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane, Australia.
Posted on 2 Jul 2012
Laser Radial Youth Worlds 2012 day 2 - Not enough knots
The 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championships are underway with sailors from 19 nations competing The 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championships are underway at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly (Brisbane), Australia with sailors from 19 nations competing.
Posted on 30 Jun 2012
Laser Radial Youths World Championships Day 1 – Big spread in top 20
2012 Laser Radial Youth Championships at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly Brisbane, Australia. The 2012 Laser Radial Youth Championships are underway at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly (Brisbane), Australia. On the water postcard conditions prevailed on day 1, with bright blue winter skies and a good breeze.
Posted on 30 Jun 2012
Laser Radial Youth World Championships Day 1 - Challenging conditions
Laser Radial Youth World Championships 2012 first day was unfortunately blown off the water Laser Radial Youth World Championships 2012 first day, held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, was unfortunately blown off the water with 25-35 knot gusts and persistent rain. This made challenging conditions for sailors and the race committee, and sailing was abandoned for the day.
Posted on 28 Jun 2012
Laser World Championships 2014 and 2015 bids invited in Pacific Region
ILCA is inviting bids for the 2014 Laser 4.7 Worlds and the 2015 Laser Radial Women, Radial Youth and Radial Open. Bids for the 2014 Laser 4.7 Worlds and the 2015 Laser Radial Women, Radial Youth and Radial Open Worlds are invited.
Posted on 19 Jun 2012
Laser Radial Worlds Youth and Mens 2012 – NOR and online entry NOW
World Laser Championships 2012 Radial Youth 28th June - 4th July. Radial Men's - 11th - 17th July 2012 RQYS Brisbane The 2012 Laser Masters Worlds was sailed out of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) in Brisbane Australia in March and there are two more Laser Class World Championships scheduled for the same venue. World Laser Radial Youth Championship 2012 - Thu 28th June - Wed fourth World Laser Radial Men's Championship 2012 - Wed 11th July - Tue 17th July
Posted on 28 Apr 2012