Goodison surges ahead

Brit 1-2 as finally there is some racing at the Laser World Championship in Halifax, NS

Wednesday August 26th 2009, Author: Duncan Enman, Location: United Kingdom
It was a Goldilocks story at the 2009 Laser Worlds on St. Margaret’s Bay in Nova Scotia. After one day with too much, one day with too little, winds proved to be just right on Tuesday.

With the breeze ranging from nine to 16 knots, sailors enjoyed three well deserved and tough races after spending two days ashore.

Olympic Gold medalist Paul Goodison has taken over first place in the gold fleet, followed by country mate Nick Thompson in second and Michael Bullot of New Zealand in third. Croatia’s Tonci Stipanovic has dropped to fourth, with Argentinean Julio Alsogaray in fifth. Top Canadian is David Wright in sixth.

In the silver fleet, Thomas Barrows of the US Virgin Island is in first, Max Andrews of New Zealand in second, and Luke Ramsay of Canada in third. Rounding out the top five are Ireland’s James Espey and Denmark’s Thorbjoem Schierup.

Spain’s Guitian Sarria Pablo leads the bronze fleet, with Daniel Verdier of Argentina in second and American Cam Cullman in third.

While a great day of racing has sailors enthused, the arrival of Laser designer, Canadian Bruce Kirby, has also inspired the athletes in the Standards portion of the 2009 Nautel Laser Worlds. Before heading out on the water Tuesday morning, many athletes had their pictures taken with the legendary sailboat designer. In the evening with the competitors for the Masters portion of the Laser Worlds beginning to arrive, it was a mix of veteran and elite athlete milling around the St. Margaret Sailing Club.

“Forty years ago when I drew that first design,” said Kirby, “I had no idea what it would turn into. Never in my wildest dream did I expect the success that I see here today.”

Gold fleet results:

Pos Sailor Sailno R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Tot
1 Goodison Paul GBR 196043 5 2 -5 5 2 3 1 1 18
2 Thompson Nick GBR 196082 2 2 1 1 4 14 10 -19 34
3 Bullot Michael NZL 196007 1 (ocs) 1 18 7 1 3 4 35
4 Stipanovic Tonci CRO 196102 3 1 2 4 -32 12 2 17 41
5 Alsogaray Julio ARG 196083 7 9 (bfd) 1 1 7 8 14 47
6 Wright David CAN 196099 4 -17 10 3 15 2 12 7 53
7 Hernandez Javier ESP 196025 11 4 16 6 3 10 5 -24 55
8 Vujasinovic Milan CRO 196157 4 13 2 4 11 6 17 -20 57
9 Junior Joshua NZL 196032 4 14 4 6 8 -47 4 27 67
10 Geritzer Andreas AUT 196105 2 6 3 13 23 -32 19 3 69
11 Leigh Michael CAN 196008 8 7 7 2 5 21 20 -23 70
12 Wigforss Johan SWE 196117 8 7 6 6 18 4 26 -41 75
13 Claeson Arvid SWE 196026 5 19 7 12 5 8 22 -34 78
14 Taritas Ivan CRO 196152 12 9 1 12 7 23 -51 15 79
15 Pelt Gijs NED 196044 16 10 14 7 2 29 -45 6 84
16 Cedergardh Emil SWE 196147 15 1 16 4 16 -36 15 22 89
17 Fontes Bruno BRA 196096 1 5 9 24 4 (dns) 11 36 90
18 Parkhill Lee CAN 196120 15 20 26 -27 8 15 7 2 92
19 Del Solar Matias CHI 196135 18 5 (bfd) 2 1 41 18 9 94
20 Lolic Aron CRO 196168 22 12 6 23 10 -25 9 12 94
21 Slingsby Tom AUS 196064 7 1 (bfd) 3 12 20 31 28 102
22 Kontides Pavlos CYP 196020 1 8 (bfd) 8 30 22 29 5 103
23 Maloney Andrew NZL 196066 14 3 4 10 22 -39 39 11 103
24 Luttmer Bernard CAN 196124 15 4 11 22 9 13 -36 32 106
25 Cabaz Rodrigue FRA 196149 3 26 12 5 5 -37 28 30 109
26 Brunning Ashley AUS 196132 6 17 7 1 4 33 42 -44 110
27 Bougiouris Adonis GRE 196166 12 8 4 16 7 38 25 -46 110
28 Weaver David NZL 196003 10 16 5 14 38 16 -46 13 112
29 Ruth Kristian NOR 196087 10 14 13 11 12 26 -33 26 112
30 Porozynski Karol POL 196072 6 5 3 8 29 34 30 -43 115
31 Steiger Christian SUI 196037 6 4 28 36 13 5 23 -45 115
32 Bottoni Christoph SUI 196133 9 12 8 10 21 -51 47 8 115
33 Schadewaldt Tobias GER 196089 7 2 (bfd) 3 16 17 21 52 118
34 Pruvot Felix FRA 196075 8 6 5 5 29 35 34 -38 122
35 Stalheim Jesper SWE 196042 22 18 15 26 6 11 24 -47 122
36 Dold Christopher CAN 196001 9 6 (bfd) 18 6 28 16 40 123
37 Buhl Philipp GER 196134 3 3 15 11 1 40 52 -56 125
38 Bernaz Jean-baptiste FRA 196162 23 11 -42 9 10 9 32 31 125
39 Rammo Karl-martin EST 196019 23 10 8 21 37 18 -54 10 127
40 Berecz Zsombor HUN 196107 20 8 2 28 28 19 -41 25 130
41 Johnson Clayton USA 196034 2 3 (bfd) 32 6 24 13 51 131
42 de Haas Marc NED 196073 30 7 13 13 26 (ocs) 6 37 132
43 Bouwmeester Roelof NED 196078 (ocs) 19 9 2 9 27 37 33 136
44 Funk Brad USA 196060 21 17 11 9 14 31 -48 42 145
45 Van Vianen Eduardo NED 196012 10 16 8 19 3 43 -53 50 149
46 Mclay Blair NZL 196130 11 20 14 13 25 -50 49 18 150
47 Kjaergaard Kristian DEN 196057 12 28 11 7 31 -52 38 29 156
48 Burman James AUS 196053 37 11 22 15 9 48 14 -54 156
49 Schaardenburg Rutger NED 196070 17 9 29 22 12 30 40 -49 159
50 Powell Mark GBR 196049 9 18 (bfd) 8 3 45 43 39 165
51 Godwin Robert GBR 196068 21 13 3 31 11 42 44 -48 165
52 Jesus Rogel ESP 196074 45 27 6 15 13 44 (raf) 16 166
53 Mihelic Daniel CRO 196077 33 13 14 9 34 46 -50 21 170
54 Buckingham Charlie USA 196067 18 16 10 25 37 (dns) 35 35 176
55 Collura Pierre Angelo FIN 196110 19 31 (bfd) 7 2 dns 27 53 196
56 Sanchez Emmanuel MON 196030 25 12 19 10 31 49 -55 55 201

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