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Laser Standard Masters – Perfect racing conditions on Day 2 + Video

by Eric Faust on 24 May 2016
2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship - Fleet in action JLDigitalMedia.net
Nothing seems to change the forecast here in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – wind, sun and waves means perfect Laser racing conditions prevailed once again for the Laser Standard Masters Worlds. This part of the coast is known for its reliable thermal winds, and today did not disappoint as the Laser Masters sailors took to the water for races three and four of the twelve race series.

As anticipated, the day’s first race was started in eight knots winds just after the scheduled 1 p.m. start time. Also, as anticipated, the wind quickly built to 15 knots by the end of the race and held for the rest of the afternoon. Banderas Bay dished out ideal sailing conditions with a nice short chop to keep things interesting upwind, and a larger ocean swell to add to the excitement of the downwind legs.

Although the conventional wisdom in a west coast sea breeze is to favor the right side of the course, in today’s races sailors needed to protect the middle of the course in order to reach the top. According to Canadian, Al Clark, “There were definitely lanes of pressure out there and I mainly tried to play the middle of the upwind legs. The left definitely paid off late in the day. Nick Page went left of the second upwind leg of the last race and made big gains. I was able to cross him and hold on for the win, but it looked close for a while.” Clark won the day’s final race and currently sits in third place in the 39-boat Grand Masters Division behind New Zealand’s Nick Page and leader Gavin Dagley from Australia.



In a repeat of yesterday’s performance, Australia’s Mark Bethwaite scored a perfect day with two more bullets in the Great Grand Masters Division. According to Bethwaite, “This place is sensational! There’s a great sea breeze that fills in every day and a nice chop to slash through to windward and ride downwind.” Following Bethwaite, Texan, Doug Peckover, found his consistency with a pair of second place finishes to hold second place overall.

In the Masters Division, Brett Beyer of Australia extended his lead with two more first place finishes. But close behind are American, Ernesto Rodriquez, and Kiwi, Andrew Dellabarca, tied for second place with nine points each.

Racing continues tomorrow in the 12-race series. If two races are completed tomorrow, Wednesday will be a lay-day to give the sailors (and the regatta organizers) a much deserved rest before the conclusion of the event.

First held in 1980, the Laser Masters World Championship is organized annually for sailors age 35 and over. Sailors compete in various divisions based on their ages: Apprentice Masters – age 35 to 44, Masters – age 45 to 54, Grand Masters – age 55 to 64, and Great Grand Masters – age 65 and over. Unlike previous years, this year’s event was sailed on two separate weeks, one for Laser Radial sailors and one for Laser Standard sailors.





Top-Three Standings by Division:

Apprentice Masters Division:

1) Pablo Rabago MEX 3pts
2) Guilherme Roth BRA 5pts
3) Alejandro Rabago MEX 9pts

Masters Division:

1) Brett Beyer AUS 3pts
2) Ernesto Rodriguez USA 9pts
3) Andrew Dellabarca NZL 9pts

Grand Masters Division:

1) Gavin Dagley AUS 5pts
2) Nick Page NZL 8pts
3) Allan Clark CAN 10pts

Great Grand Masters Division:

1) Mark Bethwaite AUS 3pts
2) Doug Peckover USA 6pts
3) James Temple AUS 10pts

Masters Standard Results - Great Grand Master Fleet

Rank Sail No Name NAT R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st 209260 Mark Bethwaite
AUS
(1.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 3.0
2nd 195708 Doug Peckover
USA
(4.0) 2.0 2.0 2.0 10.0 6.0
3rd 202729 James Temple
AUS
2.0 (6.0) 4.0 4.0 16.0 10.0
4th 210180 Alberto Larrea
ARG
(11.0) 5.0 3.0 3.0 22.0 11.0
5th 201747 Poopy Marcon
FRA
3.0 (7.0) 5.0 5.0 20.0 13.0
6th 166047 John Dawson-Edwards
CAN
5.0 3.0 (8.0) 6.0 22.0 14.0
7th 202817 John Roberson
AUS
(7.0) 4.0 7.0 7.0 25.0 18.0
8th 194567 Timothy Millhiser
USA
8.0 (11.0) 6.0 10.0 35.0 24.0
9th 206041 Stephen Wawn
AUS
6.0 8.0 (14.0 DNC) 14.0 DNC 42.0 28.0
10th 132332 John Black
AUS
(12.0) 12.0 9.0 8.0 41.0 29.0
11th 208074 David Elliott
CAN
10.0 10.0 (11.0) 9.0 40.0 29.0
12th 203318 Fernando Rabago
MEX
9.0 (14.0 RET) 10.0 11.0 44.0 30.0
13th 209410 Chris Fyans
GBR
13.0 9.0 (14.0 DNC) 14.0 DNC 50.0 36.0

Masters Standard Results - Grand Master Fleet

Rank
Sail No
Name
NAT
R1
R2 R3 R4 Total
Nett
1st 206384 Gavin Dagley
AUS
2.0 2.0 1.0 (12.0) 17.0 5.0
2nd 198107 Nick Page
NZL
3.0 1.0 (25.0) 4.0 33.0 8.0
3rd 208054 Allan Clark
CAN
1.0 (11.0) 8.0 1.0 21.0 10.0
4th 210483 Steve Gunther
AUS
7.0 3.0 (12.0) 3.0 25.0 13.0
5th 199262 Cristian Herman
CHI
4.0 (19.0) 3.0 9.0 35.0 16.0
6th 198659 Vann Wilson
USA
5.0 (28.0) 2.0 13.0 48.0 20.0
7th 195867 Tim Law
GBR
17.0 4.0 (18.0) 2.0 41.0 23.0
8th 171729 Andre Martinie
DOM
(12.0) 6.0 7.0 10.0 35.0 23.0
9th 169575 Mark Bear
USA
10.0 13.0 4.0 (14.0) 41.0 27.0
10th 167136 Emilio Castelli
USA
13.0 (24.0) 9.0 5.0 51.0 27.0
11th 210477 Luke Carter
NZL
6.0 17.0 (20.0) 8.0 51.0 31.0
12th 209021 Laurent Bernaz
FRA
9.0 (20.0) 16.0 6.0 51.0 31.0
13th 209268 Anthony Scali
AUS
11.0 (40.0 UFD) 5.0 16.0 72.0 32.0
14th 209265 Michael Hicks
GBR
(24.0) 14.0 11.0 7.0 56.0 32.0
15th 191085 Lance Burger
RSA
15.0 5.0 13.0 (18.0) 51.0 33.0
16th 204391 Christopher Raab
USA
8.0 (22.0) 14.0 15.0 59.0 37.0
17th 203944 James Stanley
CAN
18.0 15.0 6.0 (33.0) 72.0 39.0
18th 187366 Peter Drasnin
USA
14.0 16.0 (29.0) 11.0 70.0 41.0
19th 20359 Antonio Vertiz
MEX
(29.0) 9.0 15.0 22.0 75.0 46.0
20th 206202 Roberto Bini
ITA
19.0 (26.0) 10.0 20.0 75.0 49.0
21st 204450 Alejandro Grunwaldt
URU
(28.0) 7.0 21.0 23.0 79.0 51.0
22nd 192097 Philip Paxton
CAN
16.0 10.0 (28.0) 28.0 82.0 54.0
23rd 205005 David Rosenthall
AUS
(32.0) 8.0 24.0 25.0 89.0 57.0
24th 205869 Jan Larkens
RSA
20.0 12.0 26.0 (40.0 RET) 98.0 58.0
25th 191612 Ashley Deacon
AUS
25.0 18.0 (31.0) 19.0 93.0 62.0
26th 187308 Carlos Eduardo Oetling Ladron De Guevara
MEX
23.0 23.0 (34.0) 17.0 97.0 63.0
27th 201846 Luca Braga
ITA
26.0 (32.0) 17.0 24.0 99.0 67.0
28th 197463 Giuseppe Cavalli
ITA
21.0 (33.0) 19.0 32.0 105.0 72.0
29th 204443 Juan Grunwaldt
URU
(31.0) 29.0 22.0 21.0 103.0 72.0
30th 202123 Francois Meesemaecker
FRA
22.0 27.0 23.0 (30.0) 102.0 72.0
31st 185926 Richard Quinlan
CAN
(33.0) 21.0 33.0 26.0 113.0 80.0
32nd 191568 Michael Goldfarb
USA
(35.0) 25.0 32.0 29.0 121.0 86.0
33rd 190815 Grassi Davide
ITA
27.0 (31.0) 30.0 31.0 119.0 88.0
34th 202321 Marco Falcone
ITA
30.0 (35.0) 27.0 35.0 127.0 92.0
35th 199218 Gregory Simon
NZL
34.0 34.0 (38.0) 27.0 133.0 95.0
36th 196036 Paul Swan
USA
(36.0) 30.0 36.0 34.0 136.0 100.0
37th 205512 Adam Glass
USA
(37.0) 36.0 35.0 37.0 145.0 108.0
38th 100318 Rodolfo Valdes
MEX
(38.0) 37.0 37.0 38.0 150.0 112.0
39th 153352 Eugene Towle
MEX
(39.0) 38.0 39.0 36.0 152.0 113.0

Masters Standard Results - Master Fleet

Rank
Sail No
Name
NAT
R1
R2 R3 R4 Total
Nett
1st 199257 Brett Beyer
AUS
(1.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 3.0
2nd 207143 Ernesto Rodriguez
USA
5.0 2.0 (6.0) 2.0 15.0 9.0
3rd 210488 Andrew Dellabarca
NZL
2.0 (8.0) 2.0 5.0 17.0 9.0
4th 209289 Peter Hurley
USA
6.0 4.0 (10.0) 3.0 23.0 13.0
5th 196812 William Pullen
CAN
3.0 (12.0) 3.0 8.0 26.0 14.0
6th 199146 Benoit Meesemaecker
FRA
(7.0) 3.0 7.0 4.0 21.0 14.0
7th 187994 Ari Barshi
DOM
4.0 7.0 (9.0) 7.0 27.0 18.0
8th 208838 Mike Matan
USA
(13.0) 10.0 5.0 11.0 39.0 26.0
9th 208367 Stefano Carnevali
ITA
11.0 6.0 (15.0) 9.0 41.0 26.0
10th 200378 Andriy Kanyuka
CAN
8.0 5.0 (17.0) 16.0 46.0 29.0
11th 210102 Niclas Bornling
USA
16.0 (25.0) 4.0 10.0 55.0 30.0
12th 210501 David Whait
AUS
10.0 (16.0) 14.0 6.0 46.0 30.0
13th 195323 Luciano Oliveira
BRA
9.0 9.0 (12.0) 12.0 42.0 30.0
14th 191910 Ryan Minth
USA
12.0 14.0 8.0 (15.0) 49.0 34.0
15th 208529 Rob Woodward
NZL
(18.0) 13.0 11.0 14.0 56.0 38.0
16th 197569 Chris Ellyatt
GBR
(22.0) 15.0 13.0 13.0 63.0 41.0
17th 209082 Michael Hooper
CAN
(21.0) 11.0 16.0 18.0 66.0 45.0
18th 196108 Jorge A. Suarez
USA
(27.0) 18.0 18.0 17.0 80.0 53.0
19th 203193 Hector David
ARG
14.0 20.0 (22.0) 22.0 78.0 56.0
20th 208842 Joseph Berkeley
USA
20.0 17.0 (24.0) 20.0 81.0 57.0
21st 195549 Tony Nicholson
NZL
(23.0) 19.0 21.0 19.0 82.0 59.0
22nd 208362 Manolis Trigonis
GRE
15.0 21.0 (25.0) 24.0 85.0 60.0
23rd 209473 Roberto Porter
USA
17.0 22.0 (26.0) 23.0 88.0 62.0
24th 197460 Alessandro Castelli
ITA
19.0 24.0 19.0 (29.0 RET) 91.0 62.0
25th 208369 Massimo Ciano
ITA
(25.0) 23.0 20.0 21.0 89.0 64.0
26th 208583 Simon Bell
USA
24.0 (26.0) 23.0 25.0 98.0 72.0
27th 186681 Kevin Currier
IRL
26.0 (27.0) 27.0 27.0 107.0 80.0
28th 122099 Guillermo Tapia Moreno
MEX
28.0 (29.0 DNC) 28.0 26.0 111.0 82.0

Masters Standard Results - Apprentice Fleet

Rank
Sail No
Name
NAT
R1
R2 R3 R4 Total
Nett
1st 176107 Pablo Rabago
MEX
1.0 (2.0) 1.0 1.0 5.0 3.0
2nd 159795 Guilherme Roth
BRA
(2.0) 1.0 2.0 2.0 7.0 5.0
3rd 194210 Alejandro Rabago
MEX
3.0 3.0 3.0 (5.0) 14.0 9.0
4th 209639 Alfonso Aguilar
MEX
(4.0) 4.0 4.0 3.0 15.0 11.0
5th 166966 Fabian Gomez-Ibarra
MEX
5.0 5.0 (6.0 UFD) 4.0 20.0 14.0

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