Day 4: Laser Radial Men and Youth Worlds

Mens & Youth Worlds 2008

Britain's Martin Evans held on to second place in the Youth Worlds event in New Zealand, but could do nothing to stop Andy Maloney of New Zealand stretching his lead to ten points. Malony having another two good races with a first and forth, while Evans had a second and fourth. Another kiwi, Cam McKee moved on up the score board with a third and first to sit in third place, three points behind Evans.

Windy conditions arrived this morning for the radial Worlds fleets, averaging eighteen knots, however by the starting time the breeze had settled in to around ten knots in a north-easterly direction.

The second race for the Youth Female fleet saw a few of the top sailors caught out by a big wind shift. Gabrielle King (AUS) took over the lead with a very consistent day scoring a first and second. Cushla Hume-Merry (NZL) dropped back to second after scoring a second and a seventeenth today while Sarah Gunni (DEN) held on to third place with a third and thirteenth.

Chloe Martin (GBR) moved up to seventh, with a ninth and a third. Also moving up were Melissa Addy and Hannah Diamond, now in ninth and tenth respectivly.

The Men’s fleet also saw a few upsets with some sailors scoring big as the wind shifted. Scoring the worst result of his regatta so far has done little to upset canadian Michael Leigh’s lead, he has a comfortable eleven point lead over Brad Funk of the USA, who had to retire from race seven having snapped his mast. He bounced back with a seventh to hold a nine point lead over third place. New Zealander James Sandall had a perfect score today with two firsts to jump back into third.

Youth Men - Laser Radial leading positions, Discard:1

1 NZL 181961 Maloney Andrew 14.0pts 3 1 1 1 3 (ocs) 1 4
2 GBR 189362 Evans Martin 23.0pts 10 (12) 1 2 3 1 2 4
3 NZL 185381 McKee Cameron 26.0pts 2 4 (18) 10 2 4 3 1
4 FRA 188506 Florent Blais 28.0pts (8) 2 6 3 4 7 5 1
5 AUS 191612 Burton Tom 31.0pts 10 (bfd) 3 3 2 1 6 6
6 NZL 188807 Saunders Jason 31.0pts 5 10 4 2 (12) 3 4 3
7 GBR 187491 Spencer James 33.0pts 5 5 3 9 4 5 2 (24)
8 NZL 190332 Meech Sam 34.0pts 6 2 2 6 11 6 1 (34)
9 NED 178640 Moerman Maarten Max 35.0pts (20) 9 2 4 1 2 3 14
10 BRA 189532 Pereira Guilherme 36.0pts 1 3 6 5 9 8 4 (10)

Youth Women - Laser Radial leading positions, Discard:1

1 AUS 186668 King Gabrielle 15.0pts 4 1 1 (7) 4 2 1 2
2 NZL 192278 Hume-Merry Cushla 16.0pts 2 2 2 1 6 1 2 (17)
3 DEN 184984 Gunni Sarah 31.0pts 1 (bfd) 3 2 5 4 3 13
4 FRA 191365 de Kerangat Mathilde 37.0pts (11) 3 7 11 7 3 5 1
5 USA 182841 Dennis Claire 42.0pts 3 7 9 6 2 7 8 (14)
6 IRL 190587 Murphy Annalise 47.0pts 17 4 6 4 3 9 4 (18)
7 GBR 190565 Martin Chloe 55.0pts 6 6 12 (15) 13 6 9 3
8 AUS 191626 Stoddart Ashley 70.0pts (15) 5 5 10 11 13 14 12
9 GBR 189200 Addy Melissa 71.0pts 7 10 25 9 (ocs) 8 6 6
10 GBR 192581 Diamond Hannah 78.0pts 8 11 15 12 15 5 12 (20)

Men - Laser Radial leading positions, Sailed:8, Discards:1

1st CAN 175948 Leigh Michael 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 (10) 20 10pts
2nd USA 184454 Funk Brad 1 3 2 2 5 2 (72 DNC) 7 94 22 pts
3rd NZL 184685 Sandall James 6 1 (13) 7 9 5 1 1 43 30 pts
4th NZL 181880 Andrews Max 8 (24) 9 5 3 9 3 2 63 39 pts
5th AUS 188795 Burman James (18) 4 6 4 4 11 8 5 60 42 pts
6th FRA 190888 Frei Mathieu 4 9 7 (22) 7 13 4 12 78 56 pts
7th NED 181979 Pelt Gijs 3 10 12 8 6 6 14 (44) 103 59 pts
8th AUS 169430 Morgan Simon 7 (72 BFD) 5 3 2 4 6 38 137 65 pts
9th NZL 187891 McLay Blair (22) 7 8 6 14 17 7 13 94 72 pts
10th FRA 186634 Leseigneur Malo 9 (20) 14 13 11 8 5 18 98 78 pts

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