Please select your home edition
Edition
Vaikobi 2019AUG - Leaderboard 2

Laser Masters Worlds: Two points separate top three overall - Day 3

by International Laser Class Association 11 Sep 18:52 PDT 12 September 2019
2019 Laser Masters World Championships - Port Zelande, The Netherlands © Thom Touw

The Laser Masters Worlds have reached the mid-point of the championship being sailed in Port Zélande, the Netherlands. Just under 300 competitors are competing in various divisions in the Standard and Radial fleets.

Two more races (R5 & R6) sailed for all fleets except GM/GGM, which has sailed up through R5. Overall, the regatta is on schedule and sailors will be using the reserve day to rest up – no sailing on Wednesday September 11

The forecast for light air this morning held true, with an on-the-water postponement before the Radial fleets started the first set of races. RC set a short (0.4 nm) trapezoid for the 5 to 7 knot winds, but, still, the GMs & the GGM/Legends had their races shortened at intermediate marks, and all fleets waited on the NW breeze to fill before sailing their second races of the day (Race 6).

The NW breeze held through the afternoon, and built to 6-8 knots, for the Standard fleets. Their races didn’t begin until mid-afternoon, and the multiple general recalls in the Masters and the GM/GGM starts extended the day into the early evening. It’s just plain difficult getting 70 boats to start cleanly on a 300+ meter line!

Scores after Day 3 are extremely competitive, with only a few points separating the leaders in most fleets. Jared West (ESP) and Eduardo Van Vianen (ESP) are tied in Apprentice Standard, with Dave Ridley (NZL) following by one point. The largest leads are in the GGM Standard, with Wolfgang Gerz (GER) discarding a 3, and in Apprentice Radial, with Jon Emmet discarding a 2.

See the full listing of provisional results on the host website 2019-masters.laser-worlds.com.

In the end, a successful day overall with all boats off the water by 1930hrs. Marina Port Zélande offered up pulled-pork sandwiches at the hospitality tent, and boats were put away for a day of rest. Racing resumes on Thursday (12 September) for Day 4 of Laser Masters Worlds.

The championship finishes on Saturday.

For the Day 2 report click here

Related Articles

US Sailing team leadership statement
A statement from US Sailing regarding the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program US Sailing and Malcolm Page, Chief of Olympic Sailing, announced that they have agreed to part ways. Page will be leaving US Sailing and returning to his home in Australia. Posted on 20 Sep
Australia announces selections for Tokyo Olympics
The first athletes selected to the Tokyo 2020 Australian Olympic Team Reigning Men's 470 World Champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan and back-to-back Laser European Champion Matt Wearn have today been announced as the first athletes selected to the Tokyo 2020 Australian Olympic Team. Posted on 20 Sep
RYA Midlands Youth Series Finale at Bartley
Day begins with a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday Sunshine and force 3 winds greeted the competitors as they arrived at Bartley Sailing Club for the RYA Midlands Youth Series finale. Race Officers Aida Milvydaite and John Ling provided the briefing followed by a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday for John. Posted on 19 Sep
NoR released for 2020 Laser Masters Worlds
The final event in a huge summer of Laser sailing Entries are now open for the 2020 ILCA Laser Masters World Championship in Geelong, Australia. The event, across both Standard and Radial divisions, will be held from March 19 -28. Posted on 19 Sep
Olympic boatbuilder has a 30 medal haul
Mackay Boats have won 30 Olympic medals since the 2004 in Athens and 114 world championships The 2016 Rio Olympics were hugely successful for New Zealand's sailors but even more so for a Kiwi boat building company. In all, Mackay boats have won 30 Olympic medals since the 2004 Athens Games and 114 world championships medals. Posted on 15 Sep
Laser Masters Worlds: Two World titles for Kiwis
Two New Zealand sailors have won the World Masters titles in the Standard rig and and Radial rigs Two New Zealand sailors have won the World Masters titles in the Standard rig and and Radial rigs. Dave Ridley won the Apprentice Masters in the Standard rig, Scott Leith is the world champion in the radial rig Masters division. Posted on 14 Sep
Laser Thames Valley Grand Prix at Welsh Harp
Sponsored by Sailing Chandlery Saturday 31st August was forecast to be sunny with a moderate breeze from the SW. By the time the 26 eager competitors had registered and tucked into their bacon sarnies, the wind had increased a bit to about 15 knots, still SW. Posted on 14 Sep
So how do you get to the Olympics?
Earlier in 2019, the Australian Sailing Team completed the task of defining the path to the Olympics Earlier in 2019, the Australian Sailing Team (AST) completed the task of defining the path to the Olympics. Posted on 13 Sep
Laser Super GP at Staunton Harold preview
Available to book online now Calling all Laser sailors, join us at Staunton Harold S.C. for our Laser Super Grand Prix Event on 5th & 6th October. Available to book online now! Posted on 11 Sep
Laser confirmed for Paris 2024
As Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy by World Sailing's Council At World Sailing's 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain, World Sailing's Council voted to retain the Equipment for the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. Posted on 11 Sep
Melges IC37 2019 FooterNaiad 660x82px_TouristAOWBS 2019 Bottom