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Poland takes World Laser Radial title with race to spare

'Hisaki Nagai of Japan finished 1st in the 7th race and ranking 6th after 8 races'    Kauro Soehata

Mens World Champion decided. Marcin Rudawski of Poland again showed his dominance in this fleet with two bullets today and need not sail tomorrow to be world champion.

Sunshine, 14 to 18 knots of breeze, and choppy seas again greeted the sailors in Karatsu, Japan for the Laser Radial World Men and Youth Championship.

There will be some tired sailors again tonight after 5 continuous days of great but challenging sailing conditions. Two races were sailed for each of the four fleets with the first race in 14 to 16 knot NNE winds and the second in 18 to 20 knots. Everyone is hoping that the last day tomorrow will be free from rain and typhoons. The jury has been very busy on the water Rule 42 infringements.

Maybe the change in start order for the men to be third start combined with some windshifts and delays to allow a clear race course, upset their equilibrium as the black flag general recall gave spectator status for five sailors with BFD. They finally got away on a clear start. Race 10 was a much better start with only two OCS. With the winner decided the race is on for the other positions. The big mover today, when the two drops remove an OCS and DNF, is Insub Kim from Korea who is now in third position six points behind Ben Koppelaar of Netherlands. Local sailor Hisaki Hagai is now in fourth place overall.

This was the first day for the Gold and Silver fleets in the Youth Boys and, with some concern that there may be too much wind for sailing tomorrow, there was a sense of urgency to get good results today. In the gold fleet 4 boats were OCS in the first race and the second race was a clear start. In the first race of the blue fleet there was a general recall, followed by a black flag start and general recall with 10 boats being BFD. With 10 boats less the race got away all clear on the next attempt. The youth girls were all clear in their first race but had four OCS in the second.

Aleksander Arian from Poland maintains his 17 point advantage at the head of the gold youth boys fleet. There have been significant changes in the other placings with the second drop included. Keerati Bualong from Thailand has moved up one place to second with Toma Visic from Croatia the big mover coming from 22nd to third. Filip Kobielski of Poland with two wins today climbs from 14th to fourth only one point behind Toma.

There has been little change in the top placings in the youth girls fleet with Mathilde de Kerangat of France holding a four point advantage from Ashley Stoddart of Australia. Alexandra South of Australia maintains third position ahead of Anna Agrafioti of Greece, who had an impressive first and second today.

Robin Elsey of Great Britain leads the silver fleet from Adrian Delgado Padilla from Spain.

Tomorrow is the final day with two races scheduled for each fleet.

Tonight is party time for the sailors and volunteers. Japanese hospitality has been fantastic and sailors, coaches and supporters have all commented on how well they have been looked after. This has certainly been a special regatta.

Tomorrow night is the Prize Giving.

For full results see www.laserinternational.org/

Another perfect day at Castle Bay Karatsu -  Kauro Soehata  


Kenji Nanri of Japan rounding the 1st mark leading the strong fleet. He is the only Japanese who managed to get into Gold fleet -  Kauro Soehata  


Arian Aleksander leading the youth fleet with his 5th bullet. -  Kauro Soehata  


Double bullet for South Alexandra(AUS) brings her up to 3rd in the ranking after 8 races -  K. Matsumoto 09 Karastsu Radial Worlds  


Hanson Elliot (GBR) receives his 3rd yellow flag -  K. Matsumoto 09 Karastsu Radial Worlds  


Doran Philip from IRL enjoys his down hill mogul ride -  K. Matsumoto 09 Karastsu Radial Worlds  




by Linda Parrish

  

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