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Laser Radial Men and Youth Worlds - Day 5

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Day five of the Laser Radial Men’s and Youth World Championships in New Zealand and there were similar weather conditions again today for the men and youth contests. The north-easterly direction of breeze has held strong for the week bringing today 15-20knots of wind. With the tide turning around one pm, the second race got underway in a one and a half metre swell.

No change to the top two in the Youth Men’s fleet with Andy Maloney of New Zealand holding firm in the top spot on fourteen points and Martin Evans of Britain still in second on twenty-one points. Australian Tom Burton has taken up third today, obviously enjoying the windier conditions, posting a first and third.

The two at the top of the Youth Female fleet have switched places again, Cushla Hume-Merry of New Zealand scoring two wins today to overtake Gabrielle King of Australia who sits in second place. Sarah Gunni of Denmark has held on to third with two seconds, closing the points gap on the leaders as the second discard has been brought in.

With the top two in the Men’s fleet well out in front the race is on for third place, swapping around again today now that the second discard has been brought in. Canadian Michael Leigh and Brad Funk of the USA both scored well today to sit thirteen points ahead of third place. Simon Morgan of Australia jumped up into third place sitting on thirty-two points, closely followed by James Sandall, New Zealand, on thirty-five points and James Burman of Australia on thirty-eight points.

Leading positions

Youth Radial - Men's Gold Fleeet

1 NZL Maloney Andrew 14.0 pts
2 GBR Evans Martin 21.0 pts
3 AUS Burton Tom 25.0 pts
4 NED Moerman Maarten Max 27.0 pts
5 NZL Meech Sam 34.0 pts
6 FRA Florent Blais 34.0 pts
7 NZL Saunders Jason 35.0 pts
8 GBR Spencer James 39.0 pts
9 NZL McKee Cameron 43.0 pts
10 BRA Pereira Guilherme 44.0 pts
11 IRL Penney Chris 54.0 pts
12 USA Wallace John 56.0 pts
13 GRE Kiourtzis Alexandros 59.0 pts
14 SLO Pletikos Nik 62.0 pts
15 NZL Deegan Luke 69.0 pts
16 NED Ter Haar Sierk Jan 69.0 pts
17 NZL Dow Travis 73.0 pts
18 NZL Vincent Matt 73.0 pts
19 GBR Cornthwaite Jak 79.0 pts
20 BRA Mazzaferro Stefano 80.0 pts

Youth Radial - Women's Fleeet

1 NZL Hume-Merry Cushla 12.0 pts
2 AUS King Gabrielle 18.0 pts
3 DEN Gunni Sarah 22.0 pts
4 FRA de Kerangat Mathilde 37.0
5 IRL Murphy Annalise 39.0
6 USA Dennis Claire 49.0 pts
7 DEN Hall Cathrine 51.0 pts
8 GBR Martin Chloe 65.0 pts
9 GBR Addy Melissa 68.0 pts
10 AUS Stoddart Ashley 74.0 pts
11 GRE Agrafioti Anna 81.0 pts
12 GBR Diamond Hannah 81.0 pts
13 USA Billing Emily 86.0 pts
14 ISV Roller Mayumi 114.0 pts
15 CRO Dujmovic Marina 126.0 pts
16 NZL Tootill Sarah 128.0 pts
17 NZL Barrell Jessica 133.0 pts
18 GRE Psoma Antonia 136.0 pts
19 NZL Basevi Rachel 137.0 pts
20 ITA Fabbri Matilde 140.0 pts
21 GBR Platts Sophie 149.0 pts

Radial - Men's Fleeet

1st CAN 175948 Leigh Michael 12pts
2nd USA 184454 Funk Brad 19pts
3rd AUS 169430 Morgan Simon 32pts
4th NZL 184685 Sandall James 35pts
5th AUS 188795 Burman James 38pts
6th NZL 181880 Andrews Max 46pts
7th FRA 190888 Frei Mathieu 62pts
8th NZL 187891 McLay Blair 69pts
9th NED 181979 Pelt Gijs 73pts
10th FRA 186634 Leseigneur Malo 84pts
11th AUS 192291 Palk Ryan 89pts
12th GBR 182523 Paton Ben 100pts

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by Olivia Powrie


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