Sarah Blanck wins first race - Laser Radial Worlds

Australia’s Sarah Blanck leads Paige Railey USA into first mark - Laser Radail Worlds Yellow fleet race one.
The south westerly is blowing 20 knots on the Hauraki Gulf. Both fleets are away at last; the yellow fleet after two general recalls; the blue fleet on the first attempt. A much better day than yesterday when a light and shifty breeze refused to settle blowing out the day.

2008 Laser Radial Worlds Women Blue fleet away in race one


In the yellow fleet, Australia’s Sarah Blank, fourth ranked in the world, had a clear lane to the left corner, found the shift she wanted and led the fleet at the top mark, ahead of the USA’s Paige Railey, Charlotte Dobson (GBR) third, with Sophie de Turckheim fourth, the pre-regatta favourite Sari Multala (FIN) was sixth with Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) eighth.

2008 Laser Radial World fleet prepares for first races


Blanck was unheaded, she crossed the finished line four lengths ahead of Sari Multala with Paige Riley third. Sophie de Turckheim was on her stern with Charlotte Dobson a length back followed by Anna Tunnicliffe.

The 2007 European Laser Radial Champion Evi Van Acker (BEL) won the Blue fleet race from Solenne Brain (FRA) with the 2006 World Champion China's Lijia Xu third. A good result from Brain, who has ranked as high as eighth on the ISAF charts back in 2005 but is currently back in 26th place.

A delay before the start of race two for both fleets.

Here are the combined fleet results after the first race.

Results Radial  
NoSailnoNameScores1
1AUS 193003Blanck Sarah1.01
1BEL 193004Van Acker Evi1.01
3FIN 193058Multala Sari2.02
3FRA 193062Brain Solenne2.02
5CHN 193008Xu Lijia3.03
5USA 193020Railey Paige3.03
7FRA 193017de Turckheim Sophie4.04
7NED 193015Bouwmeester Marit4.04
9GBR 193006Dobson Charlotte5.05
9LTU 193019Volungeviciute Gintare5.05
11FRA 193009Steyaert Sarah6.06
11USA 193002Tunnicliffe Anna6.06
13NZL 193001Aleh Jo7.07
13SUI 193113Brugger Nathalie7.07
15GBR 193013Vickers Lizzie8.08
15NZL 193096Hume-Merry Cushla8.08
17GBR 193010Brewster Andrea9.09
17SUI 193112Meyer Corinne9.09
19GBR 193011Clark Penny10.010
19POL 193005Szotynska Katarzyna10.010
21CRO 193045Petronijevic Mateja11.011
21GRE 193067Mantzaraki Eftychia11.011
23CHN 193041Zhu Jiangyan12.012
23NZL 193099Powrie Miranda12.012
25BLR 193026Drozdovskaya Tatiana13.013
25CRO 193043Barbic Gea13.013
27GBR 193063Young Alison14.014
27POL 193103Gladysz Zuzanna14.014
29ISR 193076Endelman Nufar15.015
29NOR 193092Samdal Elin15.015
31DEN 193050Schutt Maiken16.016
31PAR 193101Cerutti Bogado Florencia16.016
33CHN 193040Shen Huanqi17.017
33RUS 193105Chernova Anastasia17.017
35CHN 193042Shen Xiaoying18.018
35POR 193104Carmo Sara18.018
37AUS 193023King Gabrielle19.019
37ESP 193052Cebrian Alicia19.019
39CZE 193046Fenclova Veronika20.020
39GRE 193070Kravarioti Virginia20.020
41BRA 193027Kostiw Adrina21.021
41ESP 193053Reyes Fatima21.021
43AUS 193024de Lange Megan22.022
43IRL 193072Murphy Annalise22.022
45CAN 193037Rasa Keamia23.023
45GBR 193018Baldwin Laura23.023
47DEN 193051Gunni Sarah24.024
47SWE 193115Soderstrom Karin24.024
49DEN 193047Lindberg Alberte25.025
49ITA 193080Nevierov Larissa25.025
51IRL 193073Murphy Claudine26.026
51NZL 193014Winther Sara26.026
53IRL 193075Hanna Debbie27.027
53ITA 193078Clapcich Francesca27.027
55CAN 193034Dube Danielle28.028
55TUR 193117Unver Ayda28.028
57NED 193091Bouwmeester Anneke29.029
57USA 193118Billing Emily29.029
59CAN 193035Bertold Isabella30.030
59SIN 193110Chan Victoria30.030
61CRO 193016Mihelic Tina31.031
61ESP 193054Reyes Lucia31.031
63FIN 193007Tenkanen Tuula32.032
63NZL 193093Hargreaves Amanda32.032
65AUS 193021South Alexandra33.033
65JPN 193084Hiruta Kanako33.033
67FRA 193060Le Sausse Fanny34.034
67IRL 193074Peelo Ciara34.034
69AUS 193022Stoddart Ashley35.035
69NZL 193095Dye-Hutchinson Briar35.035
71FRA 193061de Kerangat Mathilde36.036
71GBR 193066Williams Sarah36.036
73DEN 193049Hall Cathrine37.037
73ESP 193055Romero Steensma Susana37.037
75BRA 193029Ginaid Odile38.038
75CAN 193038Ross Lisa38.038
77PER 193102Schmidt Paloma39.039
77SIN 193109Lo Manyi39.039
79RUS 193106Kirilyuk Alisa40.040
79VEN 193120Saba Andria40.040
81GRE 193069Vlachou Maria41.041
81SIN 193108Yin Elizabeth41.041
83BRA 193031Rosa Borges Roberta42.042
83RUS 193107Oblova Elena42.042
85JPN 193083Ishikawa Ayumi43.043
85SWE 193114Skarp Helena43.043
87BEL 193025Maes Laura44.044
87GRE 193068Kolida Haidi44.044
89CRO 193044Bello Marijana45.045
89NZL 193100Tootill Sarah45.045
91NZL 193097Barrell Jessica46.046
91NZL 193098Monk Jane46.046
93CAN 193033Merry Rachael47.047
93GBR 193064Martin Chloe47.047
95BRA 193028Decnop Coelho Fernanda48.048
95MAS 193090Anuar Nurul48.048
97CAN 193039Smutny Tanja49.049
97NZL 193094Hibbard Aevril49.049
99EST 193056Randmaa Merili50.050
99SRB 193111Dukic Milica50.050
101CAN 193032Vittery Alanna51.051
101JPN 193086Sato Maiko51.051
103DEN 193048Livbjerg Anna52.052
103LAT 193088Aile Anna52.052
105BRA 193030Gatti Raulino Patricia53.053
105ISV 193077Roller Mayumi53.053
107FRA 193059Antoine Corinne54.054
107JPN 193087Saiki Yukiyo54.054
109JPN 193085Takahashi Kaori55.055
109LTU 193089Mileviciute Ausra55.055
111ITA 193079Valsecchi Giovanna56.056
111ITA 193082Graziani Maria56.056
113IND 193071Rau Rohini57.057
113TPE 193116Kuan Hsin57.057
115ITA 193081Fabbri Matilde58.058
116GBR 193119Russell Suzanne59.0dnf
  ZW Sail Regatta Scoring program, 4.023.012Copyright 1986 - 2007, Leo G Eggink, ZoetermeerFor info about ZW: http://www.zw-scoring.nl/