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Marrai tiebreaks his way to Laser gold at Kiel Week + Zennaro takes out gold in the Radials

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On a windy final day at Kiel Week, Francesco Marrai charged past his rivals to clinch Laser gold by the smallest of margins on the final day of Kiel Week. Marrai’s fourth place in the Medal Race was sufficient to put him on equal points with Karl Martin Rammo, but it was the Italian’s better placing in the Medal Race that clinched victory ahead of the Estonian who had to settle for silver.


Francesco Marrai Laser class. Photo: Kieler Woche / segel-bilder.de
Marrai was beside himself with excitement. “To come into the race not wearing a bib [for one of the top three places] and to win here in Kiel Week is a dream come true. I remember watching Philipp Buhl win so easily here before, he is the master of Kiel, and I said to myself, one day I want to win like him, and here I am!” Buhl was hoping for another medal this week, and gold was well within his grasp. But after finishing last in the Medal Race the German fell to sixth overall, so close were the points in this 132-boat fleet.


Silvia Zennaro Laser Radial class. Photo: Kieler Woche / okPress
In the Laser Radial, Silvia Zennaro of Italy dominated the week to win gold for Italy. The bigger battle was for silver and bronze between two Turkish team mates. Ecem Guzel won the Medal Race which was sufficient to give her silver, four points ahead of Nazli Donertas.

FULL RESULTS

Laser Standard:
(10) 1. Francesco Marrai (ITA,2/4/1/4/2/3/6(12)4/8) Punkte 34; 2. Karl-Martin Rammo (EST,(8)2/1/1/1/4/3/3/3/16) 34; 3. Jack Wetherell (GBR,4(10)4/3/3/4/9/9/1/2) 39; 4. Hermann Tomasgaard (NOR,1(11)3/2/4/2/5/6/2/14) 39; 5. Sergei Komissarov (RUS,2/7/3/3/3/1/12(13)7/4) 42; 6. Philipp Buhl (Sonthofen,3(19)2/1/1/1/1/4/9/20) 42; 7. Maxim Nikolaev (RUS,2/10/1/5/4/3/10/10(16)6) 51; 8. Enrique Arathoon (ESA,1/8/2/1/1/2/22/7(45)12) 56; 9. Filip Ciszkiewicz (POL,6/9/5/2/5/15/2(40)11/10) 65; 10. Eliot Merceron (FRA,11(13)6/8/2/9/4/2/6/18) 66;

Laser Radial:
(9) 1. Silvia Zennaro (ITA,1(8)1/1/1/1/5/1/14) Punkte 25; 2. Ecem Guzel (TUR,8(12)2/2/3/4/9/10/2) 40; 3. Nazli Cagla Donertas (TUR,(38)14/1/1/3/3/1/3/18) 44; 4. Joyce Floridia (ITA,(38)2/7/4/2/11/8/5/8) 47; 5. Vasileia Karachaliou (GRE,1/1/9/6/8(10)2/4/16) 47; 6. Erika Reineke (USA,3/3/9/7/6/6/13(14)4) 51; 7. Maria Erdi (HUN,12(38)4/3/4/9/7/2/12) 53; 8. Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR,10/5/7/7/5/2(18)11/10) 57; 9. Haddon Hughes (USA,(32)18/3/2/1/5/11/12/6) 58; 10. Svenja Weger (Potsdam,5/1/6/9/10/8/16(26)20) 75;

2017 Belmont/Newcastle Laser Winter Series

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The 2017 Belmont/Newcastle Laser Winter Series is on during May – August 2017 at Belmont Bay (Lake Macquarie) & Newcastle Harbour (Newcastle)

Organising Authority Belmont 16ft Sailing Club in conjunction with Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

The regatta is open to Laser, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 classes

Online entry page / NOR

Event dates below.

Newcastle Laser Winter Series

See you there !

 

World Cup Series Hyères – Kontides steals gold again

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It was a case of déjà vu on the final day of racing at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France as Cypriot Laser sailor Pavlos Kontides once again stole gold from underneath the nose of his rival.

Pavlos Kontides at the World Cup Series in Hyères, FranceKontides – Sailing World Cup Hyères © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy http://www.sailingenergy.com/

On the second day of live Medal Racing from the south coast of France, it was the turn of the One and Two Person Dinghies to have their day. And the action didn’t disappoint. Continue reading

World Masters Games 2017

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The 2017 World Masters Games finished up over the weekend at Torbay Sailing Club , New Zealand.

Dan Slater on his way to gold at the World Masters Games. Photo / Supplied

Dan Slater on his way to gold at the World Masters Games. Photo / Supplied

Soon after Dan Slater crossed the finish line in the final race of the World Masters Games, someone yelled out that he had finally picked up a Games medal at the fourth time of trying. Continue reading

PSA factory Easter Shutdown

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The PSA factory will be closed for the Easter break.
We will be closed from Monday 10th April through to Monday 17th April.
We will return on Tuesday 18th April.
All online / email orders will be dispatched on our return.

Happy easter !