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Laser Radial Youths World Championships Day 1 – Big spread in top 20

by Sail-World.com Team on 30 Jun 2012
Launching from rigging lawn - Laser Youth Worlds 2012 Alaine Neilson /RQYS http://www.rqys.com.au/
The 2012 Laser Radial Youth Championships are underway at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly (Brisbane), Australia.

After the practice race blow out due to 25-35 knot squalls and driving rain, it was relief for all the sailors and Principal Race officer Kevin Wilson after the first two races in each group were completed on day 1 of the 2012 Worlds.


On the water postcard conditions prevailed with bright blue winter skies. The first race was sailed in a 9-14 knot southerly and it eased back 2-3 knots for the second race and went slightly west. Overall conditions were quite shifty with 15 degree shifts happening regularly.

In the Laser Radials Boys competitors from 14 countries are placed in the top 20.

The two fleets, yellow and blue, will be re-split into Gold and Silver after eight races.

Overall in the under 19’s age group it is tight at the top. The Netherlands Rick Spelde is consistent, leading with 3,2 to be on five points followed closely by Dutch Antilles sailor Just Van Aanholt on six points. Benoit Lagneux from Switzerland is third on seven points followed by Australia’s Ben Walkemever on eight points.

In the under 17’s age group Switzerland’s Lagneux leads with his nearest rivals, Russia’s Maxim Nikolaev and New Zealand’s Cullen Le Roy, both tied on 14 points.

In the Laser Radials Girls there are nine countries represented in the top 20.

After two races the top three girls in the under 19’s age group are Maxime Jonker from the Netherlands, Australian Milly Bennett and Japanese sailor Hitomi Murayama. Jonker won the first race then scored an eighth place and is on nine points, followed by Bennett on 13 and Murayama on 14 points.

In the under 17’s age group USA’s Lindsey Baab is at the top with 22 points, three points ahead of British sailor Ellie Cumpsty. Australia’s Louise Evans in third on 29 points.

There were lots of smiles in the boat park after the completion of the day’s racing.

Lawson Willard from San Francisco didn’t sail yesterday in the blustery conditions, but was happy today. He said, ‘it was super flat out there. In San Francisco you get a fair amount of waves especially if you go up to the bridge so I’m used to that. Sailing here is really flat – it’s a lot different.’ Lawson sailed well and was fairly happy with his twelfth and ninth placings but is expecting to do better as the series progresses.

Emily Carstairs from Brisbane explained ‘There were some big shifts and some smaller shifts and if you tried to find them all you ended up in the middle of the pack, so it was just taking the chance, finding the wind wherever it was and keeping a clear way.’

Emily continued ‘All the Australians were pretty close together so it was good having the international sailors with us.’ Emily said the racing was tight. ‘It was pretty close racing – it was very up and down. One minute you could be near the top and the next minute you could be nearly dead last.’

About the conditions Emily said, ‘It was a bit different to yesterday. Yesterday was good fun – it would have been cool if it was like that again. I don’t think anyone went swimming today.’

Emily has been sailing for three years and this is her first world championship. After a 19th and 27th place Emily is 25th overall.

New Zealand is well represented at this regatta.

Mahia Pepper from Murrays Bay in Auckland is sailing well. He finished 19th in the first race, third in the second, and is 19th overall. Pepper is hoping his first race will be his overall series drop.

‘The competition was pretty good, quite hard, the starts were pretty intense.’

Mahia and his father Michael, have been camping on the grounds at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. With saturated sleeping bags and pillows from the first day’s deluge, last night Mahia and his father were hoping their gear would have dried out ahead of today’s racing.

The scheduled start time for race 3 of the Laser Radial Youth World Championships on Saturday 30 June is 13:00.

Racing at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron continues until July 4.

Top twenty results - Girls:

Full results RQYS website

Top twenty results - Boys:

Rank

Sail
No

Name

Isaf ID

Nation

Age Group

Q1

Q2

Total

Nett

 

1st

 

192645

 

Jonker Maxime

 

NEDMJ5

 

Netherlands

 

Under 19 Girls

 

1

 

8

 

9

 

9

2nd

196421

Bennett Milly

AUSMB45

Australia

Under 19 Girls

10

3

13

13

3rd

199062

Murayama Hitomi

JPNHM12

Japan

Under 19 Girls

8

6

14

14

4th

199776

Streater Sarah

USASS152

USA

Under 19 Girls

15

1

16

1

5t

198113

Beavis Elise

NZLEB3

New Zealand

Under 19 Girl

6

11

17

17

6th

198164

Povall Georgina

GBRGP28

G Britain

Under 19 Girls

7

10

17

17

7th

202353

Kaynar Pinar

TURPK1

Turkey

Under 19 Girls

16

2

18

18

8th

192860

Barwinska Agata

POLAB11

Poland

Under 19 Girls

4

14

18

18

9th

189813

Baab Lindsey

USALB54

USA

Under 17 Girls

5

17

22

22

10th

197275

Ng Sue Shen

SINSN2

Singapore

Under 19 Girls

9

15

24

24

11th

202470

Cumpsty Ellie

GBREC28

G Britain

Under 17 Girls

20

5

25

25

12th

202555

Kennedy Madison

AUSMK8

Australia

Under 19 Girls

18

9

27

27

13th

195537

Evans Louise

AUSLE4

Australia

Under 17 Girls

3

26

29

29

14th

192640

Philip Anna

AUSAP29

Australia

Under 17 Girls

25

4

29

29

15th

186661

Corston Charlotte

NZLCC1

New Zealand

Under 19 Girls

13

16

29

29

16th

202461

Pavey Rheanna

GBRRP69

G Britain

Under 19 Girls

17

13

30

30

17th

196911

Nightingale Alexandra

NZLAN2

New Zealand

Under 17 Girls

14

19

33

33

18th

195725

Van Der Vaart Daphne

NEDDV11

Netherlands

Under 19 Girls

2

32

34

34

19th

199144

Hughes Haddon

USAHH27

USA

Under 17 Girls

11

23

34

34

20th

196899

Van Rennes Natasha

AUSNV3

Australia

Under 19 Girls

28

7

35

35

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Rank

Flight

Sail
No

Name

ISAF
ID

Nation

Age Group

Q1

Q2

Total

Nett

1st

Yellow

195724

Spelde Rick

NEDRS12

Ned

Under 19 Boys

3

2

5

5

2nd

Blue

195718

Van Aanholt Just

AHOJV1

Netherlands Antilles

Under 19 Boys

4

2

6

6

3rd

Blue

201424

Lagneux Benoit

SUILB4

Switzerland

Under 17 Boys

2

5

7

7

4th

Yellow

202810

Walkemeyer Ben

AUSBW14

Aus

Under 19 Boys

4

4

8

8

5th

Yellow

198358

Kiss Mitchell

USAMK45

Usa

Under 19 Boys

7

3

10

10

6th

Blue

199104

Smith Daniel

AUSDS33

Aus

Under 19 Boys

3

7

10

10

7th

Blue

201111

Tomasgaard Hermann

NORHT2

Norway

Under 19 Boys

1

10

11

11

8th

Yellow

161912

Ozkaya Onur

TUROO8

Turkey

Under 19 Boys

12

1

13

13

9th

Yellow

187600

Broekhuizen Niels

NEDNB4

Ned

Under 19 Boys

5

8

13

13

9th

Blue

196881

Mckenzie Andrew

NZLAM21

Nzl

Under 19 Boys

5

8

13

13

11th

Blue

185041

Elstrodt Alexander

BRAAE6

Brazil

Under 19 Boys

1

13

14

14

12th

Yellow

171513

Nikolaev Maxim

RUSMN2

Russia

Under 17 Boys

8

6

14

14

13th

Yellow

195542

Le Roy Cullen

NZLCL4

Nzl

Under 17 Boys

10

5

15

15

14th

Blue

197850

Jevyn Jingrui Ong

SINJO3

Sin

Under 19 Boys

10

7

17

17

15th

Blue

196393

Mavrogeorgis Harris

GREHM3

Greece

Under 19 Boys

2

16

18

18

16th

Yellow

199225

Kempkers Matthew

NZLMK10

Nzl

Under 19 Boys

8

10

18

18

17th

Yellow

168060

Kalafarski Sebastian

POLSK5

Poland

Under 17 Boys

20

1

21

21

18th

Blue

190468

Willard Lawson

USALW31

Usa

Under 17 Boys

12

9

21

21

19th

Blue

185806

Pepper Mahia

NZLMP9

Nzl

Under 19 Boys

19

3

22

22

20th

Yellow

176530

Namli Cem Deniz

TURCN2

Turkey

Under 19 Boys

16

6

22

22