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2018 Laser Master European Championships at Vigo, Spain

by Agustin Arguelles 12 Oct 23:20 PDT 5-11 Otober 2018
2018 Laser Master European Championships © Thom Touw

The 2018 Laser Master European championships concluded on Thursday in Vigo, Spain. After five days of races with most of times tricky winds, our Laser Master sailors enjoyed of a nice week with warm weather, plenty of sun, fun and camaraderie.

Sailors were sent earlier to the courses on the final morning with a nice wind and aiming to make three final races, but after a short and strong rain shower the wind completely disappeared. Finally, close to the 15:00 last warning signal, the wind showed up again, allowing one last race to be added to scores.

2018 Laser Master European championships – Laser Standard final results

First spot overall among the Laser Standard fleet was finally for Grand Master sailor Alan Davis, GBR (3-4-1-8-2-1) with 19 points. Second overall was overnight leader Jordi Capella, ESP (9-1-2-1-2-9), scoring his worst race today due to a penalty, but still crowned Apprentice Master's champion with 24. Third place overall and Master's championship for German sailor Roger Schulz, GER (4-5-15-15-8-3) with 50 points.

Australian sailor Mark Bethwaite, AUS (18-9-11-4-8) was first among the Great Grand Master's and 4th overall. Second Great Grand Master's place was finally for British sailor Michael Hicks, GBR (33-16-8-10-15-8) on 12th.

2018 Laser Master European championships – Laser Radial final results

Jon Emmett, GBR (1-1-1--1-2) was the overall winner among the Laser Radial fleet and also Apprentice's champion with 6 points. Second place overall for the new Master's champion Ian Jones, GBR (2-2--3-2-5) with 14. Third place overall for Master's vice champion Alessio Marinelli, ITA (3-4-2-5-2--12) with 26 points.

French sailor Pierrick Amizet, FRA (8--5-7-5-3) was finally the European champion among the Grand Masters, ranked 4th overall with 28 points.

Monica Azon, ESP (13-4-4-12-1) ratified the women's lead, winning the last race and finishing 6th overall with 34 points.

Jean Philippe Galle, FRA (13-16-6-14-19) conquered the Great Grand Master's championship finishing 12th overall with 68 points.

French sailor Jacky Nebrel, FRA (20-30-19-33-15) was crowned 2018 Legend European champion, concluding event on place 23rd among 69 participants.

We want to thank you all Master sailors for such an awesome sailing week. Hope to see you next year in Roses for the 2019 Laser Master European Championships!

Full results available here.

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