Laser Radial Men's World Championship - Jonas Stelmaszyk leads

2014 Laser Radial World Championship - Day 2
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For the second day in succession the competitors in the Laser Radial Men's World Championship woke up in sunshine and then arrived at the club to be greeted by a sea fog as a result of an unchanged weather system over most of the Baltic Sea.

The wait on shore for the fog to clear was worth it as the sun broke through an hour earlier than day one to reveal another clear blue sky and a 12 knot onshore wind from the north east.

Although lighter than day one there was still a left over swell big enough to ride downwind. But first the fleet had to start. It seemed that the lessons of the previous day were not remembered as the fleet were recalled twice and 6 DSQ's under a Black Flag were necessary before the fleet got away on the third start. One of the major casualties of the Black Flag was overnight third place holder Martis Pajarskas (LTU).

2014 Laser Radial World Championship - Day 2
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In the lighter wind there were some new faces at the front of the fleet including another Lithuanian, Karolis Janulionis, who took up the reins to lead at the first mark from Alejandro Perez (ESP) who rounded next alongside Andrew Puopolo (USA). Championship leader Jonas Stelmaszyk POL was hot on their heels as were the rest of the fleet. By the end of the downwind leg Stelmaszyk was up to second place with Puopolo in third of the leading group that had pulled ahead of the pack.

By the end of the next lap Stelmaszyk had pulled through to lead Janulionis on the last reach and short beat to the finish line both well ahead of Puopolo who was defending a challenge from Perez; a challenge Perez eventually won.

The seaward side of the course had paid on the first race of the day and as the breeze built to 15 knots the course was changed 10 degrees to the left for the second race. The fleet got away at the second attempt under a black flag. Stelmaszyk was flying off the pin with Pajarskas on his windward side a little further back but pointing higher. These two seemed more intent in looking out for each other and were lucky to round the first mark in first and second as the left hand once again paid and helped Tadeusz Kubiak (POL) up to third ahead of William De Smet (BEL) and overnight second placed Marcin Rudawski (POL). The Belgium overtook Kubiak on the downwind as the other three places remained the same.

2014 Laser Radial World Championship - Day 2
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At the end of the second round the leaders had split into three separate groups with no change to first and second but Rudawski climbing from fifth to third just ahead of De Smet, Kubiak on his own in fourth with Australian Benjamin Gunther just ahead of his fellow countryman Tristan Brown.

By the time they reached the finish Rudawski had pulled through to third to re-establish the overnight top three order with no other changes down to seventh place.

With a discard in place Stelmaszyk now leads overall with three straight bullets ahead of Rudawski and Pajarskas.

Results, Laser Radial

 

Sail Number

Helm

Scores

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

POL 205300

Stelmaszyk Jonasz

7,0

1

1

1

1

(8)

3

2

LTU 202773

Pajarskas Martis

15,0

3

3

(bfd)

3

1

5

3

POL 195310

Rudawski Marcin

17,0

2

2

5

2

(6)

6

4

POL 205643

Kubiak Tadeusz

28,0

4

4

13

5

(17)

2

5

AUS 202854

Brown Tristan

31,0

8

5

(21)

7

3

8

6

LTU 202989

Janulionis Karolis

32,0

9

11

2

8

2

(12)

7

BEL 207173

De Smet William

34,0

12

8

6

4

(16)

4

8

AUS 187925

Gunther Benjamin

37,0

7

12

7

6

5

(15)

9

AUS 198096

Burman James

48,0

5

6

15

11

(22)

11

10

AUS 206039

Young Alistair

61,0

6

9

24

18

4

(37)

11

ESP 196937

Cabrera Juan Kevin

62,0

14

14

(bfd)

26

7

1

12

ESP 188144

Perez Garcia Duran Alejandro

66,0

(20)

18

3

20

9

16

13

USA 198363

Puopolo Andrew

68,0

19

17

4

14

(bfd)

14

14

NED 195726

de BY Mathieu

75,0

(dnf)

7

33

15

13

7

15

DEN 205317

Dopping Patrick

75,0

10

(22)

18

19

15

13

16

ESP 205698

Coronilla Soto Antonio

83,0

27

(28)

14

12

10

20

17

GBR 201358

Booth John

83,0

16

23

16

17

11

(40)

18

DEN 204203

Faubel Carsten

95,0

21

21

10

13

(38)

30

19

AUS 202777

Nicholas Conor

99,0

11

10

36

(39)

19

23

20

AUS 206393

Alexander Finnian

105,0

(34)

33

26

24

12

10

21

BEL 207168

Slap Max

105,0

26

13

25

23

(31)

18

22

BEL 207175

Verhaagen Guus

107,0

15

15

(37)

9

32

36

23

ITA 199281

Salva' Simone

115,0

35

(39)

9

34

18

19

24

GBR 201509

Emmett Jon

115,0

22

27

29

(41)

20

17

25

JPN 202618

Kitamura Yuichiro

126,0

25

(36)

19

35

23

24

26

ESP 202382

Tous Xavi

127,0

17

(ret)

23

16

14

57

27

NED 206441

van Vugt Pim

134,0

(37)

29

12

37

30

26

28

TUR 202353

Aribas Yasar Doga

141,0

41

30

30

31

(bfd)

9

29

GBR 205652

Aitken Jack

141,0

(bfd)

20

32

21

27

41

30

CAN 200199

Macrae Hugh

141,0

23

26

(39)

25

36

31

31

POL 173475

Hanke Mateusz

143,0

(49)

37

20

38

26

22

32

NED 201126

Verburgt Freddie

143,0

24

(50)

27

29

28

35

33

NED 202333

Smit Maarten

144,0

31

31

35

22

25

(58)

34

AUS 202882

Utting Brad

146,0

13

16

(52)

28

41

48

35

DEN 201659

Korsby Mikkel

147,0

28

25

41

(ret)

24

29

36

POL 206499

Rodziewicz Jakub

152,0

30

45

8

40

29

(60)

37

POL 192834

Strzeszynski Andrzej

157,0

18

24

(bfd)

10

bfd

28

38

POR 194451

Anderson Martim

175,0

42

43

(51)

42

21

27

39

POL 191842

Klimaszewski Stanislaw

177,0

(bfd)

19

55

27

33

43

40

AUS 206040

Gilham Lachlan

179,0

32

34

31

45

37

(47)

41

GBR 201940

Goodwin Alistair

189,0

45

(47)

38

46

39

21

42

NED 203499

de Jeu Dennis

190,0

29

40

22

(59)

53

46

43

NED 200451

Tanis Tobias

191,0

40

49

11

33

58

(66)

44

BEL 207169

Bonnevie Kevin

192,0

46

38

43

(48)

40

25

45

TUR 201985

Ordu Kerim Kaan

199,0

(52)

46

40

30

44

39

46

LTU 198566

Cerniauskas Mantvydas

208,0

39

(53)

45

51

35

38

47

GBR 205169

Davenport Oliver

217,0

47

(48)

34

44

47

45

48

AUS 207357

Loosemore Jeff

221,0

33

35

42

55

(59)

56

49

SLO 200231

Vrscaj Maks

225,0

54

54

28

(58)

55

34

50

OMA 205925

AlHasani Ahmed

226,0

48

41

49

54

34

(69)

51

POR 206230

Costa Pedro

232,0

51

51

(57)

52

45

33

52

GBR 204536

Whitfield Matt

236,0

43

(ufd)

53

36

49

55

53

MON 198458

Casalone JUAN

236,0

38

44

56

56

(bfd)

42

54

LTU 189539

Pajarskas Vejas

237,0

50

32

54

47

54

(64)

55

MON 190540

Albert Edward

244,0

44

(56)

46

53

48

53

56

JPN 198037

fujino shun

245,0

36

42

47

61

(64)

59

57

OMA 205844

AlBalushi Ahmed

249,0

55

62

(bfd)

32

46

54

58

MON 199411

Bouchet Nicolas

255,0

(bfd)

57

48

50

50

50

59

USA 205859

Hughes Parker

261,0

60

61

17

(63)

62

61

60

SWE 204304

Kark Wilhelm

263,0

53

58

(bfd)

49

52

51

61

SWE 203586

Jacobsson Patric

271,0

(dnf)

dnf

bfd

43

42

32

62

POL 190826

Keller Artur

278,0

58

52

60

(64)

56

52

63

CRO 201667

Plenkovic Bartul

286,0

63

(67)

61

67

51

44

64

NED 198290

Vermeulen Tim

288,0

57

65

(bfd)

60

43

63

65

POL 191833

Kulicki Maksym

293,0

56

59

44

(dnf)

57

dnf

66

ESP 198735

flethes morell jose manuel

300,0

68

(dnf)

50

68

65

49

67

POL 189549

Kaniszewski Jakub

304,0

59

60

58

66

61

(67)

68

NED 198316

Tob Ruben

314,0

(bfd)

63

64

57

60

70

69

GBR 204219

Wigmore Daniel

316,0

62

64

62

65

63

(68)

70

EGY 199000

El Shayeb Adam

321,0

(bfd)

55

65

62

bfd

62

71

LTU 202981

Ovcinnikov Romas

325,0

64

68

59

69

(bfd)

65

72

GBR 206856

Marsh Isaac

337,0

67

66

66

71

67

(72)

73

FRA 193607

Stubler Hugo

342,0

66

(dnf)

67

72

66

71

74

GER 158163

Buettner Thomas

348,0

61

(dnf)

63

70

dnf

dnf

75

EGY 193456

El Shayeb Sherif

364,0

65

(dnf)

dnf

dnf

68

dnf

76

FRA 202369

OSINSKI JACQUES

364,0

(dnf)

dnf

68

ret

69

73

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