Sail-World.com  Saturday 26 July 2014

Home Graphical | News Text | Powerboat-World | BoatsPlus | MarineBusiness | SW Aus | Cruising Int | Magnetic Is RW | Photo Gallery | FishingBoating | Newsletter Subscription Here | Search Sail-World


sail-world.com -- ISAF Youth Worlds championship - Doors open for Nick Thompson + Video

ISAF Youth Worlds championship - Doors open for Nick Thompson + Video    
Tue, 2 Jul 2013

At the 2004 ISAF Youth Worlds in Gdynia, Poland Great Britain’s Nick Thompson won Laser Radial Boys gold and set him on the route he follows today.

After the 2004 ISAF Youth Worlds Thompson worked his way through the ranks to become World #1 in the Laser in 2011 and was unlucky not to be selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games after securing his third Laser Worlds podium finish at the 2011 ISAF Worlds in Perth, Australia.

Thompson looks back on the 2004 ISAF Youth Worlds with fond memories of the tough week of racing, 'It was a good fun event,' said Thompson. 'It was good to race at a high level at such a young age with a lot of international competitors. It opens the door and gives you opportunities for the future but shows you how tough it is when you’re racing against guys who are the best in their country as well.'

The Briton raced against London 2012 Olympians Tonci Stipanovic (CRO), Simon Groteluschen (GER), Deniss Karpak (EST), Mustafa Cakir (TUR), Rutger van Schaardenburg (NED) and Pavlos Kontides (CYP) in the Laser Radials Boys fleet in Poland and set them all the on the path they now follow.

'In a way it is a mini Olympics. Everybody is there staying in the same venue and same location with all the different classes which is quite rare because quite often the Lasers will sail with the Lasers, the Finns will be with the Finns and so on. But at the youth level everyone gets together and it is a great atmosphere and a good fun event.'

Fifty six Radial Boys will take to the start line on 15 July aiming to follow in the footsteps of previous Radial winners such as Thompson and the Brit offered some words of advice, 'Just have fun and enjoy yourself. Remember you’re still young and there’s plenty of time to move forward in the future.'

Racing at the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds commences on 15 July through to 19 July in eight classes.
website!

<: embed_code :>

by Daniel Smith



Our advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them! (Graphics)
Contact us , ph: +61 2 8006 1873, , fax: +61 2 8076 0459 or complete our feedback form. View our Privacy Policy. Photographs are copyright by law, if you wish to use a photograph from www.sail-world.com, please Contact us. [Go Home(Graphics)]
Make sail-world.com Australia my default page.    Make sail-world.com Cruising International my default page.  Make sail-world.com Cruising Australia my default page.  Make sail-world.com Asia my default page.   Make sail-world.com New Zealand my default page.   Make sail-world.com UK my default page.   Make sail-world.com USA my default page.  


Visit another region : Sail-World Australia    Sail-World Cruising International   Sail-World Cruising Australia   Sail-World Asia   Sail-World New Zealand   Sail-World UK   Sail-World USA  

Onesails.com - Workforce
OneSails is the culmination of over 35 years of experience accumulated by our team in design and technology applied to sail-making.
[More info]
http://www.onesails.com

GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers.
[More info]
http://www.gme.net.au

VicSail Sydney
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”.
[More info]
http://www.vicsailsydney.com.au