Ashley Stoddart has secured a place in Monday’s medal race in Rio

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Ashley Stoddart (Laser Radial)

In another impressive performance, Laser Radial sailor, Ashley Stoddart has secured a place in Monday’s medal race in Rio (2am Tuesday AEST).

Stoddart finished the preliminary series with a seventh and an eighth in today’s two races and is currently laying ninth overall.  Only the top 10 boats compete in the medal race.

“I didn’t really know the points going into today, I just knew that if I had a good day, it was possible, so I just went out.” Continue reading

Tom Burton guaranteed a Laser medal at Rio 2016 – but which colour?

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Australian Laser sailor Tom Burton goes into Monday’s medal race guaranteed a place on the podium. He finished the qualifying series 10 points behind Croatian Tonci Stipanovic and 10 points ahead of third-placed Sam Meech of New Zealand.

It has been a remarkable comeback after a poor start to the regatta when Burton placed 17th in the first race and eighth in the second. Since then his scores have not been spectacular and he hasn’t won a race, but six single single-figure scores when all around him was chaos have been enough to earn him a shot at the highest prize. Today he had an 11th in the first race and a fourth in the second. Continue reading

Laser 4.7 Worlds Highlights

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It was a tremendous fight at the top of the boys` gold fleet today: Guido Gallinaro, the Italian, finished the first race with a big lead of almost 200 metres, and expanded his lead overall. But Dimitrios Papadimitriou, who finished 11th in the first race, did not give up the fight for the podium. After a perfect start, the Greek controlled the fleet and finished first. Gallinaro started badly, couldn´t free himself from the fleet and finished 40th. When the Italian crossed the line, Papadimitriou was already celebrating his victory, which couldn´t have been tighter: His advantage on the Italian was one point in the end. Continue reading

Laser Radial Worlds – USA wins Boys, Australia wins Girls at Dun Laogh

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Laser Radial Worlds – USA wins Boys, Australia wins Girls at Dun Laogh

by Ray Gordon on 31 Jul

Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Saturday 30th July 2016: Ireland’s Ewan McMahon on his way to winning Silver on the final day the KBC Laser Radial World Championships hosted by the Royal St. George Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport © David Branigan/Oceansport http://www.oceansport.ie/

Massachusetts student Henry Marshall has won the Boys KBC Laser Radial World title in Dun Laoghaire this afternoon. In a dramatic conclusion to the three world–title event, Ireland’s Ewan McMahon took the boys silver medal challenging the American for gold in a cliffhanger final 11th race.

The decision to launch early at the Royal St. George Yacht Club bore fruit this morning as three more races in the week long series were completed, bringing the curtain down on the biggest regatta sailed in Ireland this year. Continue reading

IRISH SAILORS PERFORM WELL AT KBC LASER RADIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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DAY 3 – IRISH SAILORS PERFORM WELL AT KBC LASER RADIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wexford Boat Club’s Ronan Wallace leads the KBC Mens Laser Radial World Championships at the halfway stage of the competition at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this evening. In the boys division Howth Yacht Club’s Ewan McMahon has produced a stand out performance after five races to be in third position in the biggest fleet of the competition.

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