Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2012 - They are crowned

Laser Radial Youth Girls (L-R) Geogina Povall GBR 4th ,Maddison Kennedy RQYS 1st, Comsty Ellie GBR 19th. Milly Bennett AUS 6th. After race 5 - Laser Radial Youth World Championships 2012
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2012.

The final day of racing for the sailors from 19 nations was held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Queensland Australia today.


Hermann Tomasgaard from Norway won the Boys Under 19 World title on a count back from New Zealand’s Andrew McKenzie, both finished on 24 points. Mitchell Kiss (USA) was third on 27 points.

The top spot in the under 17 Boys went to Russia’s Maxim Nikolaev on 33 points. He placed fourth overall. Second was Benoit Lagneux (SUI) on 61 points followed by Ong Jevyn Jingrui from Singapore on 67 points.

Results – Boys
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RankSail NoNameIsaf IdNationAge GroupQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5F1F2TotalNett
1st201111Tomasgaard HermannNORHT2NorwayUnder 19 Boys1105512(14)3824
2nd196881Mckenzie AndrewNZLAM21New ZealandUnder 19 Boys582(10)3423424
3rd198358Kiss MitchellUSAMK45USAUnder 19 Boys734(11)5353827
4th171513Nikolaev MaximRUSMN2RussiaUnder 17 Boys863(20)1965333
5th175595Perdomo Juan CarlosPURJP3 Under 19 Boys(19)4593575233
6th196393Mavrogeorgis HarrisGREHM3GreeceUnder 19 Boys2(16)61511115236
7th202810Walkemeyer BenAUSBW14AustraliaUnder 19 Boys44124212(24)6238
8th161912Ozkaya OnurTUROO8TurkeyUnder 19 Boys12112168(36 BFD)7640
9th202647Spearman MarkAUSMS40AustraliaUnder 19 Boys11(17)1187135841
10th199104Smith DanielAUSDS33AustraliaUnder 19 Boys371014613(15)6853
11th199225Kempkers MatthewNZLMK10New ZealandUnder 19 Boys8102212(27)178760
12th201424Lagneux BenoitSUILB4SwitzerlandUnder 17 Boys2516316(30)199161
13th185806Pepper MahiaNZLMP9New ZealandUnder 19 Boys193389(26)229064
14th186152Bos DukoNEDDB9NetherlandsUnder 19 Boys18111712(31)169665
15th187600Broekhuizen NielsNEDNB4NetherlandsUnder 19 Boys58(30)2741489666
16th198106Collinson Jack AyrtonNZLJC15New ZealandUnder 19 Boys(26)12133171849367
17th176530Namli Cem DenizTURCN2TurkeyUnder 19 Boys166197136(33)10067
18th197850Jevyn Jingrui OngSINJO3SingaporeUnder 17 Boys1071816(27)799467
19th168060Kalafarski SebastianPOLSK5PolandUnder 17 Boys201(28)61117139668
20th195718Van Aanholt JustAHOJV1AntillesUnder 19 Boys42(27)61023239568


The 2011 Under 17 Laser Radial World Champion Maxime Jonker (NED) now 18, won the 2012 Under 19 title. Australian Madison Kennedy took second place finishing on 32 points, while Britain’s Georgina Povall was third on 38 points.

In the Under 17 Girls, Australians Anna Philip and Louise Evans took the top two spots with Philip placed fifth overall on 43 points and Evans 11th overall on 66 points. Third place went to USA’s Lindsey Baab on 74 points.

In the Girls fleet Jonkers really stepped up to the plate and so did Australia’s Madeline Kennedy.

For Kennedy the last day was a big learning curve. As she packed her Laser away on the green lawns at RQYS this afternoon she said ‘I had an awesome start at the pin, I crossed the fleet and then instead of consolidating, kept going right, that turned out to be a major mistake. The wind went to left and I was deep at the top mark. I climbed back to ninth.

Madison Kennedy - Laser Radial Youth World Championships 2012
‘In the second race I was buried at the start and struggled and that cost me any chance I had to win the world title.

‘Then it glassed out for hours. With a little more breeze the Race Committee tried for a start for us girls just before the 3pm cut off.

'But the tide pushed a lot of the boats over and with time our enemy, it was all over.

‘I came second in the Worlds, I am very pleased. Of course to win the World title would have been wonderful but really Maxime Jonkers sailed brilliantly and she deserves the win.

‘I just want to say thanks to Adrian Finglas at the Queensland Academy of Sport and the other coaches, Ken Hurling and Ben Callard, the sponsors, event organisers, all the volunteers and especially Dad and Mum.'

(Dad BTW has a Laser Radial Master World title under his belt and he won bronze at this venue in the Master Worlds a few months ago, so its a family sport.)

‘For me OAMPS start tomorrow, then later in the year Sail Down Under and Nationals.'

Principal Race officer Kevin Wilson was philosophical when he came ashore

‘We tried to get a third race in , some pressure had come in about 14:30 and we tried to set up a race track but we just ran out of time with a 15:00 cut off.

‘We attempted a start for the girls just before the deadline but the current was pushing them, there were a lot of boats over early and we had a general recall.

‘Overall the sailors are all happy and they all appreciate the effort that the race committee put in to try to get fair racing away.

‘It was fair racing so that was the good part about it. It would have been nice to get more races in but unfortunately the pressure system just hasn’t allowed the breeze to come through.

‘Now we move forwards to OAMPS Queensland Youth Sailing Week and the Laser Radial Mens World Championships which start on the 10th and run to 17th July.’

Results – Girls
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RankSail NoNameIsaf IdNationAge GroupQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7TotalNett
1st192645Jonker MaximeNEDMJ5NetherlandsUnder 19 Girls1813(16)1124226
2nd202555Kennedy MadisonAUSMK8AustraliaUnder 19 Girls(18)92111095032
3rd198164Povall GeorginaGBRGP28G. BritainUnder 19 Girls710695(11)14938
4th196421Bennett MillyAUSMB45AustraliaUnder 19 Girls103(18)136435739
5th192640Philip AnnaAUSAP29AustraliaUnder 17 Girls(25)412108546843
6th195725Van Der Vaart DaphneNEDDV11NetherlandsUnder 19 Girls2(32)511117208856
7th186661Corston CharlotteNZLCC1New ZealandUnder 19 Girls13(16)7799157660
8th202353Kaynar PinarTURPK1TurkeyUnder 19 Girls(16)21182636 DNE8165
9th199062Murayama HitomiJPNHM12JapanUnder 19 Girls8681919(20)58565
10th192860Barwinska AgataPOLAB11PolandUnder 19 Girls414222132(36 OCS)10266
11th195537Evans LouiseAUSLE4AustraliaUnder 17 Girls326(27)543259366
12th196899Van Rennes NatashaAUSNV3AustraliaUnder 19 Girls(28)71441222109769
13th189813Baab LindseyUSALB54USAUnder 17 Girls5172612(30)12210474
14th198113Beavis EliseNZLEB3New ZealandUnder 19 Girls61142020(24)1910480
15th199776Streater SarahUSASS152USAUnder 19 Girls15120(23)10211610683
16th197275Ng Sue ShenSINSN2SingaporeUnder 19 Girls915916(27)132311285
17th197089Silva JuliaBRAJM19BrazilUnder 19 Girls231228(34)148612591
18th202470Cumpsty EllieGBREC28G. BritainUnder 17 Girls205(36 DNF)2613151813397
19th197857Theodora Ying Ning NgSINTN1SingaporeUnder 17 Girls2421315(29)2913134105
20th199144Hughes HaddonUSAHH27USAUnder 17 Girls1123(24)22221611129105

Girls Full Results

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