Sailing News

Laser Standard & Radial – European Championship – Porto POR – Day 3 – best NorAms Chris Barnard USA 5th and Sarah Douglas CAN 6th


After the two light-wind races concluding the qualification phase at the Laser Europeans in Porto POR, the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS moved on top of the Standards with the day ranks 1 and 2 in his group. Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR follows 3 points behind on 2nd. Eliott Hansen GBR is new on 3rd. The World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP follows on rank 19. Inspite of a blackflag penalty in race 5, Christopher Barnard USA keeps rank 5 just one point behind the podium. Robert Davis CAN is 52nd. Both are qualified for the Goldfleet. The 20 other North American sailors will continue the Championship in the Silver- and Bronzefleets. —– Anne-Marie Rindom DEN extended her lead in the Lasers Radial women on 12 points. Tuula Tenkanen FIN – best of the day with the ranks 1 and 2 in her group – follows now on 2nd. The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED advanced on rank 3. Sarah Douglas CAN is now on 6th, Erika Reineke USA 14th and Paige Railey USA 18th, all qualified for the Goldfleet. The remaining three CAN sailors will continue in the Silverfleet. —– Im the Lasers Radial men, Aleksander Arian POL is now first 3 points ahead of Marcin Rudawski POL. Andrea Crisi ITA on the 3rd place is the best U21 sailor. All ranking lists and the short report.