Laser Masters World Champs 2014 - Final Day

4 cubes for NZ. Fantastic.

Full Results

The Day dawned with thunder, lightening and torrential rain which did not look like the formula for racing for the final day. However after a delay of an hour the skies had cleared and we had an 8 to 10 knot Easterly with quite a bit of chop for the final races. Some fleets had 2 races today while others only managed 1. 

Today bought success for Mike in the GM Radials, winning his second World title cube. Congratulations to Mike on an incredibly consistent performance to clean up in his fleet.

Congratulations also to our other cube winners Scott, who ended up second in the AM Radial after a fantastic battle with John Emmett from the UK and the Blakey clan Matt, third in the AM Standards and Richard, 4th in the Masters Radials.

Other standout performances were Chip’s 8th in the Masters Standards in the largest fleet of 116 and Bob second in the GGM Standards and Ed 5th in the AM Radial.

In the GGM Standards I ended up a satisfying 21st in our fleet of 87, with Pete just behind in 26th after a 5th in one of todays gold fleet races and Paul 5th in the Silver fleet. In the GM Radials Bruce Jones was a very solid 18th and Richard was happy with his 56th after a challenging day today. In the Legends GGM Steve stuck to coaching today, not fancying taking on the thunder, even though it had disappeared by race time.

So the worlds is over for another year after a really enjoyable regatta. This evening everyone was talking of next years Masters worlds in Kingston on Canada’s Lake Ontario next July which is set to be a standout regatta again. So mark it in your calendars and start planning a trip for an event not to be missed. There is no other regatta with the numbers, fleet depth and challenges offered by a Masters worlds and it is more than worth the effort just to compete against so many legends of the sport at every level of the regatta.

So on to our summer season. Standouts on the program are the NI and SI champs at the end of November and of course the Nationals in January so I look forward to seeing you all at whatever events you can make this summer.

Enjoy the sailing
Nick Page

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