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Nick Thompson tops Aussie Laser Champs

Britain's Nick Thompson tops the Australina Laser Championships after five races. He leads by one point from Mike Leigh of Canada, with Deniss Karpek of Estonia in third. Ashley Brunning is the top placed Australian entry at seventh overall.

Early race leader, Tom Slingsby of Australia, was judged OCS in race five and drops to 17th overall despite winning the opening three races of the event.

Other leading British positions; James Espey is in 29th place, Oliver Tweddell in 31st, Orlando Gledhill 33rd and Robert Godwin in 35th.

Veronika Fencova of Czechoslovakia leads the Laser Radial event after five races. A run of three race wins took her clear of Australia's Sarah Blanck, who now trails by three points. In third place is Nathalie Brugger of Switzerland and in fourth Jo Aleh of New Zealand.

Britain's Andrea Brewster is in fifth place and Lizzie Vickers in 8th and Laura Baldwin in 12th.

Laser - Leaders after 5 races (126 entries)
1 GBR THOMPSON, Nick 3 2 4 1 2 12
2 CAN LEIGH, Michael 2 3 5 2 1 13
3 EST KARPAK, Deniss 2 2 2 13 3 22
4 NED BOUWMEESTER, Roelof 3 1 3 7 11 25
5 USA CAMPBELL, Andrew 12 7 4 4 4 31
6 NZL ANDREWS, Max 9 6 8 6 3 32
7 NSW BRUNNING, Ashley 6 13 11 1 6 37
8 CAN WRIGHT, David 1 12 2 2 28 45
9 CZE TRCKA, Martin 17 18 5 8 2 50
10 FIN DANNSTROM, Oscar 5 14 14 12 5 50
11 CAN KALIN, Michael 11 9 12 10 13 55
12 CAN TORCHINSKY, Abe 14 5 12 19 6 56
13 NZL LINDSAY, Blair 7 8 17 5 19 56
14 KOR KIM, Junggon 26 7 13 11 1 58
15 NSW BURMAN, James 6 5 10 32 7 60
16 JPN NAGAI, Hisaki 8 12 9 25 17 71
17 NSW SLINGSBY, Thomas 1 1 1 5 65 73
OCS
18 NZL MALONEY, Andy 11 16 23 13 10 73
19 KOR HA, Jeemin 15 6 7 26 21 75 Youth
20 TAS MORGAN, Simon 5 11 24 18 18 76

Radial - leading positions after five races (122 entries)

1 CZE FENCOVA, Veronika 3 2 1 1 1 8 Women
2 VIC BLANCK, Sarah 2 1 2 3 3 11 Women
3 SUI BRUGGER, Nathalie 6 3 3 4 4 20 Women
4 NZL ALEH, Jo 4 5 2 10 2 23 Women
5 GBR BREWSTER, Andrea 3 4 11 6 2 26 Women
6 NED JUTJENS, Gea 8 4 12 1 10 35 Women
7 TAS PRICE, Benjamin 8 3 4 16 5 36
8 GBR VICKERS, Llizzie 5 6 5 17 3 36 Women
9 QLD ADAMS, Greg 4 10 1 9 14 38 Master
10 QLD HAUSCHILDT, Klade 2 1 9 15 12 39
11 VIC DE LANGE, Megan 6 9 14 3 7 39 Women
12 GBR BALDWIN, Laura 7 16 8 4 4 39 Women
13 CRO MIHELIC, Tina 7 10 4 20 1 42 Women
14 SIN CHAN, Victoria 15 13 7 2 9 46 Women's Youth
15 CAN BERTOLD, Isabella 17 7 7 11 5 47 Women's Youth
16 SUI MEYER, Corinne 1 9 6 24 9 49 Women
17 SIN LO, MANYI 17 12 12 5 8 54
18 IRL HANNA, Debbie 10 5 3 28 11 57 Women
19 WA BROWN, Tristan 9 11 13 17 7 57
20 NED BOUWMEESTER, Marit 1 2 20 14 24 61 Women




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